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tybfc
18-08-2015, 01:41 PM
Looks like he is off to Bristol City from Brentford for 9m

morninbob
18-08-2015, 01:45 PM
so was Dwight gayle we will see.

tybfc
18-08-2015, 01:45 PM
Clubs have agreed the fee and he is agreeing personal terms.

Leisure
18-08-2015, 01:49 PM
Now where've I heard that before!

Mattster
18-08-2015, 01:50 PM
Hope it goes through before Saturday!

ksrclaret
18-08-2015, 01:58 PM
We've got Brsitol City saturday after next anyway, 9m for Gray is pretty ridiculous though

lotty1
18-08-2015, 01:59 PM
Aye but it's the going rate .;D

ClaretMoffitt
18-08-2015, 02:03 PM
Where have they got that kind of money?

lotty1
18-08-2015, 02:05 PM
Don't they have a very rich backer ?

Basically he's had 1 season in the League and is worth 9 mill - I'll take stick for this but I care not - the game is broken .

mkmel
18-08-2015, 02:13 PM
Would have liked Andre Gray at Burnley but only at half that price

9M ffs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Luton supporting friend told me that they have a 20% sell on clause so on those figures they'll be getting 20% of 8.5M cos Luton received 500,000 fee.
So 1.7M goes to them

billyhamilton82
18-08-2015, 02:24 PM
Just shows what a bargain we've got in Chris Long in this current market.

He supposedly outshone Gray at times at Brentford keeping him out of starting line up on more than one occasion.

Wouldn't be surprised to see Long making an impact on the first team sooner rather than later.

The Bedlington Terrier
18-08-2015, 02:34 PM
Hope you are right about Long.

Fretters
18-08-2015, 02:47 PM
If he's going for 8 million, this could be good for us at the Ings tribunal. Ings is younger, scored more goals than Gray in the Championship and then proved himself in the Premier League.

It probably won't make a blind bit of difference, mind.

Deadlydave
18-08-2015, 02:50 PM
The game has been broken for a long time - money is it's God.

clarettim
18-08-2015, 02:59 PM
How on earth is he valued at 9m?? This summer's Ross McCormack.

pushpinpussy
18-08-2015, 03:00 PM
if hes only half as good as Andy Gray then he will be a bargain.

BereavementDividend
18-08-2015, 03:02 PM
Well at least we have our excuse lined up now for why we didn't sign any quality.

lotty1
18-08-2015, 03:04 PM
Jeeze you really are boringly and repetitively negative in everything you ever say - Give it rest for goodness sake .

Jamb0MackemClaret
18-08-2015, 03:22 PM
Certainly makes sense to be looking at the European market for the likes of Hennings and Vossen if Gray is moving for 9m.

Kim Jong-un83
18-08-2015, 05:56 PM
Is this another ex-Burnley manager buying the Championship

ecc
18-08-2015, 06:10 PM
"Basically he's had 1 season in the League and is worth 9 mill - I'll take stick for this but I care not - the game is broken."

Hi lotty. I don't see why you should take stick for what you said. The game is broken. We're now seeing more and ridiculous fees in the Championship. It's true that Rhodes to Rovers (could be a good title) for 8m three years ago was ridiculous but it's becoming more and more commonplace. I presume Bristol City are ignoring the FFP because their gates aren't enormous and don't sit comfortably next to a fee of 9m for one player.

lotty1
18-08-2015, 06:41 PM
HI ecc - thanks for that .
I've been called many things on here for saying that by those who obviously think all is well with English football . Actually it's spreading now as foreign players are becoming more expensive . Obscene fees and salaries are only a part of everything that's wrong with the modern game . I cannot see things changing though sadly so for me it's quite simple - I'll pick out a few matches to attend at the Turf simply because of my lifetime love of BFC - nothing more than that which saddens me .

Jamb0MackemClaret
19-08-2015, 10:56 AM
The game IS broken. But we're in it and it ain't changing any time soon unless Sky goes bust like ITV Digital, which is highly unlikely, so we have to get on with it. It doesn't really accomplish anything to keep whinging about it, just like Dyche's complaining about other teams spending money is pointless.

the_quoon
19-08-2015, 10:58 AM
one of the positives is that i'm worth at least 250k in today's market.

lotty1
19-08-2015, 10:58 AM
Yes sir !

Claret4ver
20-08-2015, 07:50 AM
Now that we haven't got Lansbury

BereavementDividend
20-08-2015, 07:51 AM
Can't afford to buy Lansbury yet you think we can buy Gray.

Cool story.