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[Albion] ANOTHER ONE GONE



croydon seagull

Now living in Bournemouth
Sep 26, 2008
5,039
Dead end street
We have the best chance of European qualification in our history but the odds are stacked well against us, Arsenal look like title winners. When the dust settles I don't think many would begrudge Trossard for taking the oppertunity to join a top team, we got plenty of service out of him and almost doubled our initial outlay.

Also his agent has probably set himself and his fsmily up for life with his own fee.

Sometimes its worth removing the blue and white spectacles and imagining what we'd do in his situation.
 

croydon seagull

Now living in Bournemouth
Sep 26, 2008
5,039
Dead end street
We have the best chance of European qualification in our history but the odds are stacked well against us, Arsenal look like title winners. When the dust settles I don't think many would begrudge Trossard for taking the oppertunity to join a top team, we got plenty of service out of him and almost doubled our initial outlay.

Also his agent has probably set himself and his fsmily up for life with his own fee.

Sometimes its worth removing the blue and white spectacles and imagining what we'd do in his situation.
Wrong thread but point still stands #facepalm#
 

attila

1997 Club
Jul 17, 2003
2,155
South Central Southwick
Yes, I know he’s Flemish, I made that point and the ‘blemish’ link on my FB version but thought it was too much pedantry for NSC. Greetings from Loughborough. Looking forward to tomorrow.,
 

Cornwallboy

Active member
Oct 13, 2022
177
We have the best chance of European qualification in our history but the odds are stacked well against us, Arsenal look like title winners. When the dust settles I don't think many would begrudge Trossard for taking the oppertunity to join a top team, we got plenty of service out of him and almost doubled our initial outlay.

Also his agent has probably set himself and his fsmily up for life with his own fee.

Sometimes its worth removing the blue and white spectacles and imagining what we'd do in his situation.
I totally agree with Trossard taking the opportunity to join the potential title winners and securing no doubt a huge pay rise, but why should his greedy agent earn a penny from doing virtually nothing, apart from saying 'my client would like.' Footballers are so thick they get totally fleeced by their agents. The PFA will tell a player roughly what they can expect in wages and bonuses from the club they are signing for as they know this info, based on that the player can surely do the 'I would like x in wages / length of contract / bonuses' bit and then get the contract checked over buy a sports lawyer for a fraction of the cost and without the need to pay a greedy **** agent for the duration of the contract.
 


croydon seagull

Now living in Bournemouth
Sep 26, 2008
5,039
Dead end street
I totally agree with Trossard taking the opportunity to join the potential title winners and securing no doubt a huge pay rise, but why should his greedy agent earn a penny from doing virtually nothing, apart from saying 'my client would like.' Footballers are so thick they get totally fleeced by their agents. The PFA will tell a player roughly what they can expect in wages and bonuses from the club they are signing for as they know this info, based on that the player can surely do the 'I would like x in wages / length of contract / bonuses' bit and then get the contract checked over buy a sports lawyer for a fraction of the cost and without the need to pay a greedy **** agent for the duration of the contract.
Couldn't agree more but it's part of the fabric of modern football unfortunately. Premier league clubs spent over £270 million on agent fees last year, I assumed it was typo when I read it at first. It's 120 million more than our turnover for the year......crazy
 
We have the best chance of European qualification in our history but the odds are stacked well against us, Arsenal look like title winners. When the dust settles I don't think many would begrudge Trossard for taking the oppertunity to join a top team, we got plenty of service out of him and almost doubled our initial outlay.

Also his agent has probably set himself and his fsmily up for life with his own fee.

Sometimes its worth removing the blue and white spectacles and imagining what we'd do in his situation.
We’ll all knew he was on his way, no one begrudges his wanting to advance his career. The manner in which it was achieved, however, was odious.
 

Cornwallboy

Active member
Oct 13, 2022
177
Couldn't agree more but it's part of the fabric of modern football unfortunately. Premier league clubs spent over £270 million on agent fees last year, I assumed it was typo when I read it at first. It's 120 million more than our turnover for the year......crazy
It beggars belief all of that money going out of the game. The only way to stop it is if every club agreed not to pay agents a penny, sounds a good idea but it would just drive the fees to agents underground. 'You want my player do you, well if you arrange a payment to xxxxx I'm sure I can sort it.'
 

Beach Hut

Brighton Bhuna Boy
Jul 5, 2003
70,825
Living In a Box
It beggars belief all of that money going out of the game. The only way to stop it is if every club agreed not to pay agents a penny, sounds a good idea but it would just drive the fees to agents underground. 'You want my player do you, well if you arrange a payment to xxxxx I'm sure I can sort it.'
The players were responsible for bringing in agents probably as they are clueless in understanding contract negotiating
 


Horses Arse

Members
Jun 25, 2004
3,200
here and there
Yes, I know he’s Flemish, I made that point and the ‘blemish’ link on my FB version but thought it was too much pedantry for NSC. Greetings from Loughborough. Looking forward to tomorrow.,
Looga barooga? Marvelous, have you tried the delights on the Mugal e Shahi curry house? Can't remember any of the pubs permanently wasted whilst living there.
 

Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
Oct 8, 2003
41,581
Faversham
I really really don't like ABBA...

- Fernando FFS!
- Money Money Money? even more FFS!
- Gimme Gimme Gimme? I despair...
Yes, of all the more successful money spinning loads of old bolleaux, they most conspicuously lack any redeeming features. OK the singers look like the 'Scans' that teenage boys targeted in Brit'n'n'ove in the 70s, but personally I find that look rather bland.

Still.....boom banga bang.

Abba 'won' their Eurovision in Brighton, then f***ed off to acquire money, and no critical acclaim.

Perfect choice, then, by the genius and wit, @attila :lolol:
 

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