5 August 2020 at 12:40 am #188532bigroyPlayer
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Is it true that Anthony Robinson can now leave for just over a million? Absolutely staggering that we would be stupid enough to sign a player for 2 million then sell him for less on the fact we go down! Same with Williams also? And if Gelhardt didn’t actually sign a new contract we must have some brain surgeons negotiating with players last year. Goodness me.5 August 2020 at 7:02 am #188533
A few mentioned he can leave for £1.5 million I’m not sure how true that is but you can bet your bottom dollar he will have some kind of clause in place like a few others will.
You hope 3-4 clubs will get into a bit of a bidding war and drive his price up.
Geldhart’s recent contract was cocked up which means he only has 12 month left. Going to Leeds at this stage will hinder if not damage his career. It can only be for the money. As for add-ons in his sale ? That wont help us we need cash yesterday.
Tbh, these contracts won’t be worth the paper their written on without an owner in place and the administrators know this so while theres no owner in place watch the admin do what they do best, sell everyone and anything before their worth fcuk all due to contracts been torn up.
It will take someone with money to burn or DW to buy back in. Come on Dave, you can’t take it with you ! I’d even have Chippy mon back at the helm
5 August 2020 at 7:19 am #188535the otterPlayer
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Things like that work both ways. There would be clauses to cut wages in the case of relegation. As for the Gelhardt rumour, I think that’s all it is. His new deal is shown as being registered on the FA website. And as someone pointed out somewhere else, I’m sure Gelhardt would have noticed if there hadn’t been an increase in his pay packet these last few months.5 August 2020 at 7:57 am #188539
Might be but without a new owner we have Jackson advising on a free but again the operative word been advising.
The hard facts are, as we stand we are owned by Administrators who are instructed to act in the best interest of the creditors in recovering their money, administrators do not give a fcuk about us fans.
As long as the exclusivity bond has not been paid they will disperse the clubs assets to recover the creditors money and at an alarming rate, watch. Players and facilities will be sold to the highest bidder then the rest to auction. I honestly think Lenegan will wait till we’ve moved out then buy the ground without us otherwise their homeless plus they’ll get it cheap and they’ll have no football to fund and contend with.
Geldhart £1 million ? unless another offer comes in he’s gone regardless of his contract. We are in no position to say “That’s too low we’ll hang on till Christmas” because 1) we’ve no owner right now to make that decision and 2) we won’t be here much longerwithout a new owner in place.
I’m in fear for us as a club. Without Covid I would have said there’d be a few new owners queuing at the door but with the likes of the W.H.O now saying “There might never be a silver bullet” who’s to say if crowds will ever come back as they were.
The timing of all this with Latics could be our downfall and demise. Without a new super rich owner prepared to, not only buy the club but then fund it for the forseeable future out his own pocket. Without a rich new owner everything will be sold to meet creditors.
I can’t understand why some people are shocked at this. Businesses are folding and laying off people daily and by the 1000’s watch the news, far bigger companies than a non profit making football club, this is global.
Were no different, our future lies in the hands of whoever’s got the balls and the money to buy a club reliant on matchday money then fund it from their own pocket till………. our passion wont be enough especially not attending the stadium.
If anyone is brave enough to take us on they will need King Kong size balls and an oil field for sure5 August 2020 at 8:34 am #188544
Reports from a Midland journalists is there’s a £2 million relegation clause in his contract5 August 2020 at 9:15 am #188545The EggChairman
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I’m sure Gelhardt would have noticed if there hadn’t been an increase in his pay packet these last few months.
Correct. One thing this administration has shown to me is that the press basically work on the “if you throw enough shit some sticks” method. Their sources are usually nothing more than guesswork and things they read on Twitter.5 August 2020 at 7:06 pm #188550horcManager
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Reports from a Midland journalists is there’s a £2 million relegation clause in his contract
If we can get £2M for Robinson, £2M for Lowe and £2.5M for Moore, get them sold and fucking hurry up about it.
£6.5M and a massive saving on wages would mean new owners could come with the knowledge that at least the players wages were paid and negotiations on other player fees and wages could then be discussed sensibly.
LUFC could then be told to eff off unless they came back with a proper offer for young Joe.6 August 2020 at 7:00 am #188567
I agree but wouldnt £6million and £4million (international player aged 27) be far better. If the cnuts from the EFL had of at least defaulted the points till next year we would have had about £13 million + with transfer and TV money.
And to those who say “We would get hammered every week!”
Hypothetical, were Wigan weve been told that for years6 August 2020 at 8:04 am #188568vinceHillPlayer
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Agree ,First job is get a new owner in pronto then try and get the best prices for all the sellable players.
Now the dust is settling After the very unfair relegation that for me is the priority although also worrying is the lockdown tightening and no crowds being admitted which ultimately means a huge drop in revenue.
At least the 12 points deduction is gone and if all of the above are satisfied at least we start with a clean slate and lower running costs.
The bigger picture of football is a frightening one though and I think football will be littered with 12 point deductions next season once the furlough scheme ends.
Terrible times but an underdog , backs to the wall tag has always suited this great club and despite the bad times ahead hopefully we will still have a club to follow even if it is a lower division model.
And finally shame on the 10,000 tossers of this town who bought the kit when we hit the premier league and deserted us when we departed.
You know who you are and spare a thought and think about your local football club next time you wash your PCP 10p millionaire car with the 2005-6 replica kit !!!!!!
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