SWINDON TOWN: Thompson would cost 'an awful lot of money' - Cooper

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Nathan Thompson is understood to be the subject of interest from both Leeds United and Peterborough United Nathan Thompson is understood to be the subject of interest from both Leeds United and Peterborough United

SWINDON Town would need to be offered “an awful lot of money” to make them consider selling Nathan Thompson, according to manager Mark Cooper.

The Advertiser understands both Leeds United and Peterborough United are monitoring the Robins’ captain, though neither club has made a formal approach to take Thompson away from Wiltshire, but Cooper is adamant only a sensational offer will compel Town to part with one of their prized assets.

The Swindon boss, who stressed he has not had any contact with Leeds or Posh over the availability of the player, said: “I think it would take an awful lot of money. I wouldn’t see the benefit of selling him to a team in our league or a rival for a couple of hundred grand. I don’t see the benefit in that, and I know Lee (Power) will say the same.

“If it’s a lifechanging move and it will benefit the player then I’m sure it will happen but as of yet nobody’s rang me.

“I’ve seen about Leeds United but I’m a good friend of Dave Hockaday and he’s certainly not rung me about Nathan.

“I don’t think going to another League One club would really benefit Nathan, unless it was Sheffield United or someone like that. But they still have to come up with the money. I worked for Barry Fry and Barry’s not rung me about Nathan.”

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4:18pm Thu 10 Jul 14

the don69 says...

An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!!
An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 16

4:42pm Thu 10 Jul 14

umpcah says...

the don69 wrote:
An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!!
How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ? umpcah
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5:06pm Thu 10 Jul 14

the don69 says...

umpcah wrote:
the don69 wrote:
An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!!
How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?
How can a defender who can't defend be worth £40m? how can a centre forward who's always injured be worth £35m, he's a young player who will get a lot better, he does get booked far too much but he'll learn!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?[/p][/quote]How can a defender who can't defend be worth £40m? how can a centre forward who's always injured be worth £35m, he's a young player who will get a lot better, he does get booked far too much but he'll learn!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 8

5:07pm Thu 10 Jul 14

oz ashes says...

umpcah wrote:
the don69 wrote:
An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!!
How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?
barca might be buying suarez and hes had 3 big bans for biting
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?[/p][/quote]barca might be buying suarez and hes had 3 big bans for biting oz ashes
  • Score: 4

5:07pm Thu 10 Jul 14

port de soller says...

First I aint got sun stroke or had too many Rum and Cokes.
To me this sounds like a Fishing trip.Yes the club needs Funding ASAP.(hope season tickets have picked up)
No think the Town are just Testing the waters,it is clear money must come in from somewhere,sad as it is some of our players will move on,so I am not surprised at this Story
First I aint got sun stroke or had too many Rum and Cokes. To me this sounds like a Fishing trip.Yes the club needs Funding ASAP.(hope season tickets have picked up) No think the Town are just Testing the waters,it is clear money must come in from somewhere,sad as it is some of our players will move on,so I am not surprised at this Story port de soller
  • Score: 2

5:49pm Thu 10 Jul 14

tobruk says...

port de soller wrote:
First I aint got sun stroke or had too many Rum and Cokes.
To me this sounds like a Fishing trip.Yes the club needs Funding ASAP.(hope season tickets have picked up)
No think the Town are just Testing the waters,it is clear money must come in from somewhere,sad as it is some of our players will move on,so I am not surprised at this Story
He's worth at least £1 million absolute minimum. In this day and age £2million would be nearer the mark as well as a substantial sell on clause, for the very talented player he obviously is. Never mind the bookings, that's youthful exuberance and he will sort that by experience.
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: First I aint got sun stroke or had too many Rum and Cokes. To me this sounds like a Fishing trip.Yes the club needs Funding ASAP.(hope season tickets have picked up) No think the Town are just Testing the waters,it is clear money must come in from somewhere,sad as it is some of our players will move on,so I am not surprised at this Story[/p][/quote]He's worth at least £1 million absolute minimum. In this day and age £2million would be nearer the mark as well as a substantial sell on clause, for the very talented player he obviously is. Never mind the bookings, that's youthful exuberance and he will sort that by experience. tobruk
  • Score: 4

6:04pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

the don69 wrote:
umpcah wrote:
the don69 wrote:
An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!!
How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?
How can a defender who can't defend be worth £40m? how can a centre forward who's always injured be worth £35m, he's a young player who will get a lot better, he does get booked far too much but he'll learn!!!!!!
Don, only in the realms of fantasy is he worth a million. This might not be a popular view but I actually think he went backwards last season. The fact that he won the Player of the Year award only underlines the fact that we had no outstanding player - that's if Ranger and Stephens are not counted, and I don't think they can be. The number of bookings he picks up for fouls is ridiculous for a player who is strong and can tackle well. You may be right. Perhaps he will learn but £1m would be a heck of a gamble. I'd like him to stay but anything upwards of £300k would be a good deal for us IMO.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?[/p][/quote]How can a defender who can't defend be worth £40m? how can a centre forward who's always injured be worth £35m, he's a young player who will get a lot better, he does get booked far too much but he'll learn!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don, only in the realms of fantasy is he worth a million. This might not be a popular view but I actually think he went backwards last season. The fact that he won the Player of the Year award only underlines the fact that we had no outstanding player - that's if Ranger and Stephens are not counted, and I don't think they can be. The number of bookings he picks up for fouls is ridiculous for a player who is strong and can tackle well. You may be right. Perhaps he will learn but £1m would be a heck of a gamble. I'd like him to stay but anything upwards of £300k would be a good deal for us IMO. Oi Den!
  • Score: -19

6:50pm Thu 10 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

No one has rang you cooper as they know you are only Powers puppet and have no say what so ever
No one has rang you cooper as they know you are only Powers puppet and have no say what so ever dazzastfc
  • Score: -24

6:56pm Thu 10 Jul 14

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
the don69 wrote:
umpcah wrote:
the don69 wrote:
An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!!
How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?
How can a defender who can't defend be worth £40m? how can a centre forward who's always injured be worth £35m, he's a young player who will get a lot better, he does get booked far too much but he'll learn!!!!!!
Don, only in the realms of fantasy is he worth a million. This might not be a popular view but I actually think he went backwards last season. The fact that he won the Player of the Year award only underlines the fact that we had no outstanding player - that's if Ranger and Stephens are not counted, and I don't think they can be. The number of bookings he picks up for fouls is ridiculous for a player who is strong and can tackle well. You may be right. Perhaps he will learn but £1m would be a heck of a gamble. I'd like him to stay but anything upwards of £300k would be a good deal for us IMO.
£300k Den! it's a good job your not head of transfers at the County Ground, we'd be even more skint than we are! when big clubs look at young players there buying potential and yes it's a bit of a gamble, but in my opinion if his attitude is spot on he could make a premier league player in a couple of years. then he'd be worth far more than a million. only time will tell but I hope he stays, but to let him go for a poxy £300k would be very foolish in my eyes!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?[/p][/quote]How can a defender who can't defend be worth £40m? how can a centre forward who's always injured be worth £35m, he's a young player who will get a lot better, he does get booked far too much but he'll learn!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don, only in the realms of fantasy is he worth a million. This might not be a popular view but I actually think he went backwards last season. The fact that he won the Player of the Year award only underlines the fact that we had no outstanding player - that's if Ranger and Stephens are not counted, and I don't think they can be. The number of bookings he picks up for fouls is ridiculous for a player who is strong and can tackle well. You may be right. Perhaps he will learn but £1m would be a heck of a gamble. I'd like him to stay but anything upwards of £300k would be a good deal for us IMO.[/p][/quote]£300k Den! it's a good job your not head of transfers at the County Ground, we'd be even more skint than we are! when big clubs look at young players there buying potential and yes it's a bit of a gamble, but in my opinion if his attitude is spot on he could make a premier league player in a couple of years. then he'd be worth far more than a million. only time will tell but I hope he stays, but to let him go for a poxy £300k would be very foolish in my eyes!!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 15

7:03pm Thu 10 Jul 14

you gots ta be kidding me says...

That would explain why Hockaday kept saying Cooper was doing a great job on the radio and why we gazzumped Charlton for leeds then.....
That would explain why Hockaday kept saying Cooper was doing a great job on the radio and why we gazzumped Charlton for leeds then..... you gots ta be kidding me
  • Score: -2

7:22pm Thu 10 Jul 14

mayesnrowland says...

New on here.if a decent offer comes in for a player, the club will sell.we need the dosh.our chairman isn't a mega bucks man.we will continue to be a LG 1 outfit until a new owner with mega bucks comes in.look at past history.70s 80s we were playing sides like us.small clubs reading, Hull, Swansea, Bolton, Fulham etc. All were taken over by rich owners.new stadiums, extra income.fulham had money spent on redevelopment. Let's hope someone wants to buy the club and play fantasy football lol.
New on here.if a decent offer comes in for a player, the club will sell.we need the dosh.our chairman isn't a mega bucks man.we will continue to be a LG 1 outfit until a new owner with mega bucks comes in.look at past history.70s 80s we were playing sides like us.small clubs reading, Hull, Swansea, Bolton, Fulham etc. All were taken over by rich owners.new stadiums, extra income.fulham had money spent on redevelopment. Let's hope someone wants to buy the club and play fantasy football lol. mayesnrowland
  • Score: 5

7:23pm Thu 10 Jul 14

joey butler says...

Agree with Den, no way is Nathan worth a million, but a straight swop with Posh for Ajose would make enormous sense.
Agree with Den, no way is Nathan worth a million, but a straight swop with Posh for Ajose would make enormous sense. joey butler
  • Score: -9

7:27pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Fernham Red says...

1.0 million plus 25 percent sell-on clause and only to a club in the championship who will give him a place in the starting eleven.

If we drop our best few players for a few hundred grand each we'd be relegated, get lower season ticket sales, go into administration and on the 3 strikes and you're out basis.....would cease to exist.

Look at it this way........Pritchard
, Luongo came from a prem youth academy and (ignoring the contractual mechanisms) ended up playing a full season of football for STFC. Would any of us argue that Nathan was less effective or influential than Luongo or Pritchard last season?

So whatever footballing pedigree or stable they hail from they are all worth 1.0m to me, all young, all reliable, all fit, all motivated, all professional, all talented and ,more importantly, unlike so many others their age.....all playing competitive football week in and week out to a decent crowd.

We finished 8th last season with a team of kids let down by some aging overpaid has-beens. Let's give these young lads some credit where credit is due - they did amazingly well under the circumstances and let NO-ONE down.
1.0 million plus 25 percent sell-on clause and only to a club in the championship who will give him a place in the starting eleven. If we drop our best few players for a few hundred grand each we'd be relegated, get lower season ticket sales, go into administration and on the 3 strikes and you're out basis.....would cease to exist. Look at it this way........Pritchard , Luongo came from a prem youth academy and (ignoring the contractual mechanisms) ended up playing a full season of football for STFC. Would any of us argue that Nathan was less effective or influential than Luongo or Pritchard last season? So whatever footballing pedigree or stable they hail from they are all worth 1.0m to me, all young, all reliable, all fit, all motivated, all professional, all talented and ,more importantly, unlike so many others their age.....all playing competitive football week in and week out to a decent crowd. We finished 8th last season with a team of kids let down by some aging overpaid has-beens. Let's give these young lads some credit where credit is due - they did amazingly well under the circumstances and let NO-ONE down. Fernham Red
  • Score: 7

7:40pm Thu 10 Jul 14

London Red says...

Looks like my valuations earlier were not so pie in the sky after all!
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As Cooper said why would we sell him to a rival for a few hundred thousand?
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We paid £400k for Luongo before he went to the World Cup - that's the benchmark we are look from!
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Him, Wes and Nathan are all well above that easily!
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If Louis has another campaign like the last so will he be come this time next year!
Looks like my valuations earlier were not so pie in the sky after all! . As Cooper said why would we sell him to a rival for a few hundred thousand? . We paid £400k for Luongo before he went to the World Cup - that's the benchmark we are look from! . Him, Wes and Nathan are all well above that easily! . If Louis has another campaign like the last so will he be come this time next year! London Red
  • Score: 1

7:59pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

London Red wrote:
Looks like my valuations earlier were not so pie in the sky after all!
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As Cooper said why would we sell him to a rival for a few hundred thousand?
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We paid £400k for Luongo before he went to the World Cup - that's the benchmark we are look from!
.
Him, Wes and Nathan are all well above that easily!
.
If Louis has another campaign like the last so will he be come this time next year!
LR, he said we wouldn't sell for a "couple of hundred grand", not a "few hundred grand". There could be a big difference between two hundred thousand and a few hundred thousand. As you say, Power is not going to sell him at undervalue - so if he goes we'll find out what he's worth. If we sell him for anywhere near a million I think we'd all be delighted - despite what some are saying - and I'd be pleased to eat a large portion of humble pie.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Looks like my valuations earlier were not so pie in the sky after all! . As Cooper said why would we sell him to a rival for a few hundred thousand? . We paid £400k for Luongo before he went to the World Cup - that's the benchmark we are look from! . Him, Wes and Nathan are all well above that easily! . If Louis has another campaign like the last so will he be come this time next year![/p][/quote]LR, he said we wouldn't sell for a "couple of hundred grand", not a "few hundred grand". There could be a big difference between two hundred thousand and a few hundred thousand. As you say, Power is not going to sell him at undervalue - so if he goes we'll find out what he's worth. If we sell him for anywhere near a million I think we'd all be delighted - despite what some are saying - and I'd be pleased to eat a large portion of humble pie. Oi Den!
  • Score: -2

8:29pm Thu 10 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

Lol lol! Is this the STFC forum or have they started a remake of Fantasy Island? Sense from Umps, Den, JoeyB & mayesnrowland, and pardon me gents but nonsense from Don, Fernham, & Tobruk methinks!
Never in this world and this day and age is a L1 player worth £1 and Thompson whose favourite colour is yellow is IMO worth £4-500k tops. Even those like me who eulogise about The Cat can't see us getting £1m for the best keeper on L1 let alone a full back who is mainly renowned for his hospital tackles rather than his defending.
Sure I like the lad's commitment but come off it chaps the money you're talking about is pie in the sky and I reckon Power would sell if offered somewhere near the figure I quoted. You can bet your life the likes of Leeds, Posh or any interested club won't be offering or willing to cough up £1m.
Lol lol! Is this the STFC forum or have they started a remake of Fantasy Island? Sense from Umps, Den, JoeyB & mayesnrowland, and pardon me gents but nonsense from Don, Fernham, & Tobruk methinks! Never in this world and this day and age is a L1 player worth £1 and Thompson whose favourite colour is yellow is IMO worth £4-500k tops. Even those like me who eulogise about The Cat can't see us getting £1m for the best keeper on L1 let alone a full back who is mainly renowned for his hospital tackles rather than his defending. Sure I like the lad's commitment but come off it chaps the money you're talking about is pie in the sky and I reckon Power would sell if offered somewhere near the figure I quoted. You can bet your life the likes of Leeds, Posh or any interested club won't be offering or willing to cough up £1m. The Jockster
  • Score: -6

8:33pm Thu 10 Jul 14

RamsburyRed says...

London Red wrote:
Looks like my valuations earlier were not so pie in the sky after all!
.
As Cooper said why would we sell him to a rival for a few hundred thousand?
.
We paid £400k for Luongo before he went to the World Cup - that's the benchmark we are look from!
.
Him, Wes and Nathan are all well above that easily!
.
If Louis has another campaign like the last so will he be come this time next year!
It's pie in the sky until someone pays it.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Looks like my valuations earlier were not so pie in the sky after all! . As Cooper said why would we sell him to a rival for a few hundred thousand? . We paid £400k for Luongo before he went to the World Cup - that's the benchmark we are look from! . Him, Wes and Nathan are all well above that easily! . If Louis has another campaign like the last so will he be come this time next year![/p][/quote]It's pie in the sky until someone pays it. RamsburyRed
  • Score: 5

8:54pm Thu 10 Jul 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Den I agree with you totally on your observation that Nathan went backwards last season. I agree. That said I'm not so sure about your valuation. he might not be "worth" more than £300k but to us as Captain and what he means to the club and fans - psychologically he is worth so much more to us.

He needs to learn to stop diving in but I'd rather we sold Mass (or anyone else - even Wes) than Nathan and Louis. I know this is a romantic vision but I think for the club to go forward the Thompson twins are crucial.
Den I agree with you totally on your observation that Nathan went backwards last season. I agree. That said I'm not so sure about your valuation. he might not be "worth" more than £300k but to us as Captain and what he means to the club and fans - psychologically he is worth so much more to us. He needs to learn to stop diving in but I'd rather we sold Mass (or anyone else - even Wes) than Nathan and Louis. I know this is a romantic vision but I think for the club to go forward the Thompson twins are crucial. dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 6

9:09pm Thu 10 Jul 14

glenda hoddle says...

Shocking player imo. But i watch a different game every week for shore. To give n thompson player of the year was a total p1ss take imo. Pritch was by a long way.Please take any sum over £250k. He aint for me.
Shocking player imo. But i watch a different game every week for shore. To give n thompson player of the year was a total p1ss take imo. Pritch was by a long way.Please take any sum over £250k. He aint for me. glenda hoddle
  • Score: -18

9:14pm Thu 10 Jul 14

South Stand says...

glenda hoddle wrote:
Shocking player imo. But i watch a different game every week for shore. To give n thompson player of the year was a total p1ss take imo. Pritch was by a long way.Please take any sum over £250k. He aint for me.
The dictionary doesn't have any words in it to describe this post.
[quote][p][bold]glenda hoddle[/bold] wrote: Shocking player imo. But i watch a different game every week for shore. To give n thompson player of the year was a total p1ss take imo. Pritch was by a long way.Please take any sum over £250k. He aint for me.[/p][/quote]The dictionary doesn't have any words in it to describe this post. South Stand
  • Score: 14

9:24pm Thu 10 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
London Red wrote:
Looks like my valuations earlier were not so pie in the sky after all!
.
As Cooper said why would we sell him to a rival for a few hundred thousand?
.
We paid £400k for Luongo before he went to the World Cup - that's the benchmark we are look from!
.
Him, Wes and Nathan are all well above that easily!
.
If Louis has another campaign like the last so will he be come this time next year!
It's pie in the sky until someone pays it.
And that's exactly the point Ramsbury - they won't will they? because they know all lower league clubs are mainly strapped for cash and will accept half a loaf!
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Looks like my valuations earlier were not so pie in the sky after all! . As Cooper said why would we sell him to a rival for a few hundred thousand? . We paid £400k for Luongo before he went to the World Cup - that's the benchmark we are look from! . Him, Wes and Nathan are all well above that easily! . If Louis has another campaign like the last so will he be come this time next year![/p][/quote]It's pie in the sky until someone pays it.[/p][/quote]And that's exactly the point Ramsbury - they won't will they? because they know all lower league clubs are mainly strapped for cash and will accept half a loaf! The Jockster
  • Score: -4

9:29pm Thu 10 Jul 14

the wizard says...

oz ashes wrote:
umpcah wrote:
the don69 wrote:
An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!!
How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?
barca might be buying suarez and hes had 3 big bans for biting
He should feel at home with some of the Spanish cave dwellers as they are regarded by many as close to being feral. That being the case he will be eating eating without a knife and fork, about his level. Like many others I feel he totally debased the game and as its his third offense for that, he should have got a life time ban. The bloke is an animal.
[quote][p][bold]oz ashes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?[/p][/quote]barca might be buying suarez and hes had 3 big bans for biting[/p][/quote]He should feel at home with some of the Spanish cave dwellers as they are regarded by many as close to being feral. That being the case he will be eating eating without a knife and fork, about his level. Like many others I feel he totally debased the game and as its his third offense for that, he should have got a life time ban. The bloke is an animal. the wizard
  • Score: 6

9:55pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Den I agree with you totally on your observation that Nathan went backwards last season. I agree. That said I'm not so sure about your valuation. he might not be "worth" more than £300k but to us as Captain and what he means to the club and fans - psychologically he is worth so much more to us.

He needs to learn to stop diving in but I'd rather we sold Mass (or anyone else - even Wes) than Nathan and Louis. I know this is a romantic vision but I think for the club to go forward the Thompson twins are crucial.
Funnily enough dreamo, I agree with nearly all that - romantic vision n all. As I said, I don't want him to go, despite the fact that he was a bit disappointing last season. I just think we need to understand that the club is in no position to turn down a good offer for any of our players. I did say UPWARDS (sorry for shouting - can't do italics) of £300k but I do think that figure is a lot closer to his market value than the £1m being suggested on here. In the end it all comes down to the financial position of the club. Many of our supporters have said we are better off without a generous benefactor such as Andrew Black. I just don't see it. I would repeat what I said when many were praising the McCrory "sustainable model". Having good financial backing doesn't necessarily mean splashing the cash. It means helping to keep the vultures at bay, to resist offers of mere market value and to use that financial strength to bargain for something more - perhaps even as much as that psychological value!
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Den I agree with you totally on your observation that Nathan went backwards last season. I agree. That said I'm not so sure about your valuation. he might not be "worth" more than £300k but to us as Captain and what he means to the club and fans - psychologically he is worth so much more to us. He needs to learn to stop diving in but I'd rather we sold Mass (or anyone else - even Wes) than Nathan and Louis. I know this is a romantic vision but I think for the club to go forward the Thompson twins are crucial.[/p][/quote]Funnily enough dreamo, I agree with nearly all that - romantic vision n all. As I said, I don't want him to go, despite the fact that he was a bit disappointing last season. I just think we need to understand that the club is in no position to turn down a good offer for any of our players. I did say UPWARDS (sorry for shouting - can't do italics) of £300k but I do think that figure is a lot closer to his market value than the £1m being suggested on here. In the end it all comes down to the financial position of the club. Many of our supporters have said we are better off without a generous benefactor such as Andrew Black. I just don't see it. I would repeat what I said when many were praising the McCrory "sustainable model". Having good financial backing doesn't necessarily mean splashing the cash. It means helping to keep the vultures at bay, to resist offers of mere market value and to use that financial strength to bargain for something more - perhaps even as much as that psychological value! Oi Den!
  • Score: -4

9:56pm Thu 10 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

South Stand wrote:
glenda hoddle wrote:
Shocking player imo. But i watch a different game every week for shore. To give n thompson player of the year was a total p1ss take imo. Pritch was by a long way.Please take any sum over £250k. He aint for me.
The dictionary doesn't have any words in it to describe this post.
A person gives there opinion on a player then you try to belittle him..
Only 1 word can describe you !!!! yes that's right
[quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glenda hoddle[/bold] wrote: Shocking player imo. But i watch a different game every week for shore. To give n thompson player of the year was a total p1ss take imo. Pritch was by a long way.Please take any sum over £250k. He aint for me.[/p][/quote]The dictionary doesn't have any words in it to describe this post.[/p][/quote]A person gives there opinion on a player then you try to belittle him.. Only 1 word can describe you !!!! yes that's right dazzastfc
  • Score: -6

10:03pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

the wizard wrote:
oz ashes wrote:
umpcah wrote:
the don69 wrote:
An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!!
How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?
barca might be buying suarez and hes had 3 big bans for biting
He should feel at home with some of the Spanish cave dwellers as they are regarded by many as close to being feral. That being the case he will be eating eating without a knife and fork, about his level. Like many others I feel he totally debased the game and as its his third offense for that, he should have got a life time ban. The bloke is an animal.
I hear Barcelona's rivals are topping up their stocks of garlic.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oz ashes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?[/p][/quote]barca might be buying suarez and hes had 3 big bans for biting[/p][/quote]He should feel at home with some of the Spanish cave dwellers as they are regarded by many as close to being feral. That being the case he will be eating eating without a knife and fork, about his level. Like many others I feel he totally debased the game and as its his third offense for that, he should have got a life time ban. The bloke is an animal.[/p][/quote]I hear Barcelona's rivals are topping up their stocks of garlic. Oi Den!
  • Score: -1

10:07pm Thu 10 Jul 14

South Stand says...

dazzastfc wrote:
South Stand wrote:
glenda hoddle wrote:
Shocking player imo. But i watch a different game every week for shore. To give n thompson player of the year was a total p1ss take imo. Pritch was by a long way.Please take any sum over £250k. He aint for me.
The dictionary doesn't have any words in it to describe this post.
A person gives there opinion on a player then you try to belittle him..
Only 1 word can describe you !!!! yes that's right
dazza......it's the first sign of madness when you begin talking to yourself. Is Glenda your sister or twin brother?
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glenda hoddle[/bold] wrote: Shocking player imo. But i watch a different game every week for shore. To give n thompson player of the year was a total p1ss take imo. Pritch was by a long way.Please take any sum over £250k. He aint for me.[/p][/quote]The dictionary doesn't have any words in it to describe this post.[/p][/quote]A person gives there opinion on a player then you try to belittle him.. Only 1 word can describe you !!!! yes that's right[/p][/quote]dazza......it's the first sign of madness when you begin talking to yourself. Is Glenda your sister or twin brother? South Stand
  • Score: 0

10:36pm Thu 10 Jul 14

the wizard says...

Oi Den! wrote:
the wizard wrote:
oz ashes wrote:
umpcah wrote:
the don69 wrote:
An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!!
How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?
barca might be buying suarez and hes had 3 big bans for biting
He should feel at home with some of the Spanish cave dwellers as they are regarded by many as close to being feral. That being the case he will be eating eating without a knife and fork, about his level. Like many others I feel he totally debased the game and as its his third offense for that, he should have got a life time ban. The bloke is an animal.
I hear Barcelona's rivals are topping up their stocks of garlic.
And silver bullets, lol. They probably already have enough crosses.

Beware the full moon, lol.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oz ashes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: An awful lot of money depends on the buyer and seller, £40m for David Luiz is an awful lot of money, £35m for Andy Carroll was an awful lot of dosh, but when Man Yoo sold Ronaldo for £80m Sir Alex said Madrid got a bargain! young Nathan should not be sold for a penny less than a million end of!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]How can a League 3 player who continually gets booked be worth a million ?[/p][/quote]barca might be buying suarez and hes had 3 big bans for biting[/p][/quote]He should feel at home with some of the Spanish cave dwellers as they are regarded by many as close to being feral. That being the case he will be eating eating without a knife and fork, about his level. Like many others I feel he totally debased the game and as its his third offense for that, he should have got a life time ban. The bloke is an animal.[/p][/quote]I hear Barcelona's rivals are topping up their stocks of garlic.[/p][/quote]And silver bullets, lol. They probably already have enough crosses. Beware the full moon, lol. the wizard
  • Score: -2

10:53pm Thu 10 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

South Stand wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
South Stand wrote:
glenda hoddle wrote:
Shocking player imo. But i watch a different game every week for shore. To give n thompson player of the year was a total p1ss take imo. Pritch was by a long way.Please take any sum over £250k. He aint for me.
The dictionary doesn't have any words in it to describe this post.
A person gives there opinion on a player then you try to belittle him..
Only 1 word can describe you !!!! yes that's right
dazza......it's the first sign of madness when you begin talking to yourself. Is Glenda your sister or twin brother?
UNCLE
[quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glenda hoddle[/bold] wrote: Shocking player imo. But i watch a different game every week for shore. To give n thompson player of the year was a total p1ss take imo. Pritch was by a long way.Please take any sum over £250k. He aint for me.[/p][/quote]The dictionary doesn't have any words in it to describe this post.[/p][/quote]A person gives there opinion on a player then you try to belittle him.. Only 1 word can describe you !!!! yes that's right[/p][/quote]dazza......it's the first sign of madness when you begin talking to yourself. Is Glenda your sister or twin brother?[/p][/quote]UNCLE dazzastfc
  • Score: -1

8:14am Fri 11 Jul 14

London Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Den I agree with you totally on your observation that Nathan went backwards last season. I agree. That said I'm not so sure about your valuation. he might not be "worth" more than £300k but to us as Captain and what he means to the club and fans - psychologically he is worth so much more to us.

He needs to learn to stop diving in but I'd rather we sold Mass (or anyone else - even Wes) than Nathan and Louis. I know this is a romantic vision but I think for the club to go forward the Thompson twins are crucial.
Funnily enough dreamo, I agree with nearly all that - romantic vision n all. As I said, I don't want him to go, despite the fact that he was a bit disappointing last season. I just think we need to understand that the club is in no position to turn down a good offer for any of our players. I did say UPWARDS (sorry for shouting - can't do italics) of £300k but I do think that figure is a lot closer to his market value than the £1m being suggested on here. In the end it all comes down to the financial position of the club. Many of our supporters have said we are better off without a generous benefactor such as Andrew Black. I just don't see it. I would repeat what I said when many were praising the McCrory "sustainable model". Having good financial backing doesn't necessarily mean splashing the cash. It means helping to keep the vultures at bay, to resist offers of mere market value and to use that financial strength to bargain for something more - perhaps even as much as that psychological value!
Isn't that exactly what Power is doing?
.
He pumped in £2m last season - which is on par with anything Black did - kept us out of admin and didn't flog any of our Crown Jewels
.
All Power has said is I won't / can't keep doing that every year as I'm not worth £100m+ and don't think clubs should run like that anyway
.
We are now self sufficient, no longer need to sell (thus the lot of money comment) and Power has said if the right player is available he PERSONALLY will fund that transfer for the good of the club
.
So yes we are far better now than under Black as if Power was to walk away at any stage during this season we won't be straight in administration like we were heading for when Black left!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Den I agree with you totally on your observation that Nathan went backwards last season. I agree. That said I'm not so sure about your valuation. he might not be "worth" more than £300k but to us as Captain and what he means to the club and fans - psychologically he is worth so much more to us. He needs to learn to stop diving in but I'd rather we sold Mass (or anyone else - even Wes) than Nathan and Louis. I know this is a romantic vision but I think for the club to go forward the Thompson twins are crucial.[/p][/quote]Funnily enough dreamo, I agree with nearly all that - romantic vision n all. As I said, I don't want him to go, despite the fact that he was a bit disappointing last season. I just think we need to understand that the club is in no position to turn down a good offer for any of our players. I did say UPWARDS (sorry for shouting - can't do italics) of £300k but I do think that figure is a lot closer to his market value than the £1m being suggested on here. In the end it all comes down to the financial position of the club. Many of our supporters have said we are better off without a generous benefactor such as Andrew Black. I just don't see it. I would repeat what I said when many were praising the McCrory "sustainable model". Having good financial backing doesn't necessarily mean splashing the cash. It means helping to keep the vultures at bay, to resist offers of mere market value and to use that financial strength to bargain for something more - perhaps even as much as that psychological value![/p][/quote]Isn't that exactly what Power is doing? . He pumped in £2m last season - which is on par with anything Black did - kept us out of admin and didn't flog any of our Crown Jewels . All Power has said is I won't / can't keep doing that every year as I'm not worth £100m+ and don't think clubs should run like that anyway . We are now self sufficient, no longer need to sell (thus the lot of money comment) and Power has said if the right player is available he PERSONALLY will fund that transfer for the good of the club . So yes we are far better now than under Black as if Power was to walk away at any stage during this season we won't be straight in administration like we were heading for when Black left! London Red
  • Score: 0

2:10pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

London Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Den I agree with you totally on your observation that Nathan went backwards last season. I agree. That said I'm not so sure about your valuation. he might not be "worth" more than £300k but to us as Captain and what he means to the club and fans - psychologically he is worth so much more to us.

He needs to learn to stop diving in but I'd rather we sold Mass (or anyone else - even Wes) than Nathan and Louis. I know this is a romantic vision but I think for the club to go forward the Thompson twins are crucial.
Funnily enough dreamo, I agree with nearly all that - romantic vision n all. As I said, I don't want him to go, despite the fact that he was a bit disappointing last season. I just think we need to understand that the club is in no position to turn down a good offer for any of our players. I did say UPWARDS (sorry for shouting - can't do italics) of £300k but I do think that figure is a lot closer to his market value than the £1m being suggested on here. In the end it all comes down to the financial position of the club. Many of our supporters have said we are better off without a generous benefactor such as Andrew Black. I just don't see it. I would repeat what I said when many were praising the McCrory "sustainable model". Having good financial backing doesn't necessarily mean splashing the cash. It means helping to keep the vultures at bay, to resist offers of mere market value and to use that financial strength to bargain for something more - perhaps even as much as that psychological value!
Isn't that exactly what Power is doing?
.
He pumped in £2m last season - which is on par with anything Black did - kept us out of admin and didn't flog any of our Crown Jewels
.
All Power has said is I won't / can't keep doing that every year as I'm not worth £100m+ and don't think clubs should run like that anyway
.
We are now self sufficient, no longer need to sell (thus the lot of money comment) and Power has said if the right player is available he PERSONALLY will fund that transfer for the good of the club
.
So yes we are far better now than under Black as if Power was to walk away at any stage during this season we won't be straight in administration like we were heading for when Black left!
I'm not complaining about anything LR. There's no need to be so defensive. The less money a club has, the less bargaining power it has in any transfer negotiations, whether buying or selling. That's all I'm saying. Are you sure we're self sufficient? I presume you mean we are operating at break-even or better. And are you saying that if Power walked away he wouldn't want his money back? I think most football clubs would be heading for administration if their backer(s) pulled out. If Power jacked it in now I'm not so confident the club could fund itself. In any case, it wasn't Black's money that was the problem. It was the way it was thrown away.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Den I agree with you totally on your observation that Nathan went backwards last season. I agree. That said I'm not so sure about your valuation. he might not be "worth" more than £300k but to us as Captain and what he means to the club and fans - psychologically he is worth so much more to us. He needs to learn to stop diving in but I'd rather we sold Mass (or anyone else - even Wes) than Nathan and Louis. I know this is a romantic vision but I think for the club to go forward the Thompson twins are crucial.[/p][/quote]Funnily enough dreamo, I agree with nearly all that - romantic vision n all. As I said, I don't want him to go, despite the fact that he was a bit disappointing last season. I just think we need to understand that the club is in no position to turn down a good offer for any of our players. I did say UPWARDS (sorry for shouting - can't do italics) of £300k but I do think that figure is a lot closer to his market value than the £1m being suggested on here. In the end it all comes down to the financial position of the club. Many of our supporters have said we are better off without a generous benefactor such as Andrew Black. I just don't see it. I would repeat what I said when many were praising the McCrory "sustainable model". Having good financial backing doesn't necessarily mean splashing the cash. It means helping to keep the vultures at bay, to resist offers of mere market value and to use that financial strength to bargain for something more - perhaps even as much as that psychological value![/p][/quote]Isn't that exactly what Power is doing? . He pumped in £2m last season - which is on par with anything Black did - kept us out of admin and didn't flog any of our Crown Jewels . All Power has said is I won't / can't keep doing that every year as I'm not worth £100m+ and don't think clubs should run like that anyway . We are now self sufficient, no longer need to sell (thus the lot of money comment) and Power has said if the right player is available he PERSONALLY will fund that transfer for the good of the club . So yes we are far better now than under Black as if Power was to walk away at any stage during this season we won't be straight in administration like we were heading for when Black left![/p][/quote]I'm not complaining about anything LR. There's no need to be so defensive. The less money a club has, the less bargaining power it has in any transfer negotiations, whether buying or selling. That's all I'm saying. Are you sure we're self sufficient? I presume you mean we are operating at break-even or better. And are you saying that if Power walked away he wouldn't want his money back? I think most football clubs would be heading for administration if their backer(s) pulled out. If Power jacked it in now I'm not so confident the club could fund itself. In any case, it wasn't Black's money that was the problem. It was the way it was thrown away. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0
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