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    Stoke fans want Semi

    Not surprising really. He has been outstanding so far this season, so will he be moving on come January? A move to Stoke would see his salary increase by multiples, so who could blame him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygiddypant View Post
    Not surprising really. He has been outstanding so far this season, so will he be moving on come January? A move to Stoke would see his salary increase by multiples, so who could blame him.

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    TBH at my age I'd be happy with a Semi !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BramleyMiller58 View Post
    TBH at my age I'd be happy with a Semi !
    You've been saying that on here for years BM. Maybe time to seek chemical enhancement from the little blue pills

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMiller View Post
    You've been saying that on here for years BM. Maybe time to seek chemical enhancement from the little blue pills
    Tried them once.
    Got stuck in my throat
    Ended up with a stiff neck !

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    I'm 66 and have never had a problem other than finding a willing receptacle.

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    Fortunately I'm not at that stage yet but I would have thought it's all about what's in front of you.
    If the view is good enough then there won't be a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygiddypant View Post
    Not surprising really. He has been outstanding so far this season, so will he be moving on come January? A move to Stoke would see his salary increase by multiples, so who could blame him.

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    It’s all gonna come down to who stokes manager is in January and how much they offer for him,

    This is just my value but I’d want 5 million for him he is a regular championship team player, can play in a few positions, is at a good age and is in a international team.

    Also if stoke will pay millions for ince and afobe they can pay a few million for semi

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    After his performance on telly I would imagine he will have more suitors than Stoke.

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    To stay at this level we don’t want to be selling anyone. We shouldn’t have to be a selling club and certainly not mid season. .

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    Agree. We would not easily find a replacement for Ajayi this season if he went at Xmas. He is v ital to our chance of staying up this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nardendee View Post
    To stay at this level we don’t want to be selling anyone. We shouldn’t have to be a selling club and certainly not mid season. .
    Well said but, just to balance things out if someone was willing to stump up 5 million + then I'm sure TS wouldn't hesitate to sell and recoup some of his expenses. It was recently posted on here that he puts in 3-4 million a year out of his own pocket.

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    i'm sure you are right Brin but it would almost inevitably send us down this year. It would depend on how much TS would want us to stay up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolymiller View Post
    i'm sure you are right Brin but it would almost inevitably send us down this year. It would depend on how much TS would want us to stay up.
    Roly, hasn't the club gained a further 4 million by getting into the championship? If so, why sell him?

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    Yes very true. I'm hoping we don't. I accept we will always have to be a selling club but we need replacements first. If we are gonna do it do it in the summer but make sure we have his replacement in place first. Other clubs do this and so should we.

    This is what will happen in all likelihood in Jan. A championship club will come in with an insulting offer which we will accept. We will be promised a replacement with the dosh we have. it will come to the last hours of transfer deadline day and we will get a young centre half in on loan from another championship club. You are a betting man, put ya money on it.

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    Well we’d better hurry up and get to the Prem, just like our Chairman says.

    On that basis to sell him for £5 million would make a mockery of that claim, however far fetched it may seem.

    10 years ago you will recall that, like us Bournemouth were battling a 17 points deduction, and look at where they are. Similar fan base to us. Ok they’ve had major investment since, but it just shows that, with ambition anything is possible.

    Ambition, even at this level does not mean selling your best players.

    We stopped being little old Rotherham when we moved into our New Stadium, in spite of the media’s attempts to put us down.

    We can be very close to becoming an established Championship side and that will make us a more attractive proposition and also to further increasing our fan base. Selling our best players is not a sign of ambition and we could end up being a yo yo club.

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    Bet Tony Stewart is salivating already at the prospects of a sale in January ! £2 million up front from Stoke or anybody and he'll snatch their hands off. Yet carefully managed Ajayi could be a £15 million player by the summer. It's a certainty if he goes in Jan our season will be quickly over. He is so so critical to our survival prospects.

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    Exactement mon flls!.(TO quote FroG)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbertop View Post
    Bet Tony Stewart is salivating already at the prospects of a sale in January ! £2 million up front from Stoke or anybody and he'll snatch their hands off. Yet carefully managed Ajayi could be a £15 million player by the summer. It's a certainty if he goes in Jan our season will be quickly over. He is so so critical to our survival prospects.
    All that rings true to most of us fans. However, does TS have the balls to say no to any low figure offered, which there will be some clubs, or will he support Warne and look to keep us in the Championship?

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    £15m?
    Come on chaps this is getting a bit daft
    We've just beaten Derby and given Stoke a good game over 45 mins.
    It's great stuff but let's not get too giddy about RUFC and our players

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    Quote Originally Posted by flourbasher View Post
    £15m?
    Come on chaps this is getting a bit daft
    We've just beaten Derby and given Stoke a good game over 45 mins.
    It's great stuff but let's not get too giddy about RUFC and our players
    God heaven forbid we bring a little optimism to the site lol

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