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    Raya on his way

    Well champs called it months ago,that Tony mowbray isn't keen on raya.
    We are apparently in talks with brentford over a fee for him.
    Not overly happy on this as we are targeting young unproven keepers to potentially replace a young keeper who has played his first season in the championship.

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    Will be sad to see him go as I think he will continue to develop.
    However we need a commanding keeper now and Raya won't want to be on the bench

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    We go on to price now
    We should expect at least 3 million,today's valuations possibly 5.
    Will brentford pay that?not a chance.
    Soooooo.....maybe a cash plus player?
    Do they have any decent defender's they are willing to exchange?

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    Has not been the same since his injury. He lost his confidence. Part of the problem was caused by the club. Because we didn't have a good enough keeper to step in, who FM trusted, we threw Raya back in too soon after WBA away. And he suffered badly after that. Leutwiler isn't the answer either.

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    The strange thing is, I had a look at the main Brentford fans' site, and there is barely a mention of this rumour!

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    Sky keep mentioning the talks.
    I really hope this isn't going to happen,especially if it's to fund another forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinrover View Post
    Sky keep mentioning the talks.
    I really hope this isn't going to happen,especially if it's to fund another forward.

    We have received no bids. Brentford have made no contact.
    Raya is out training in Austria.
    This is another made up story to plug the gaps until the season starts.

    If true (and I highly doubt it is), we will get money for him, so we can re-invest that. The only concern is, what if we are stuck trying to find another, and have to settle for someone not as good? Is this worth the gamble.
    What decent keeper could we attract?
    I'd take Joe Hart over him every single day of the week. But could we actually afford Hart?

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    No way
    I would imagine he commands 30 grand a week minimum.
    That is out of our reach these days.

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    I think its upwards of that Robin.

    But yet we are seemingly linked with Gallagher who earns ......wait for it ......25k a week!!!
    Imagine that. He wouldnt take a penny less (why would he??) if he moves.
    So we sign him, whats the very first thing Dack will do? As he is not getting anything close to that .....

    He would walk up to the manager and say - 'I'm miles better than him, why aren't I being paid that amount'
    Of which he will either get what he wants, or will leave straight away.

    If Gallagher was any good, there would be no issues. As he would come in and take us up to the next level. Don't forget, we have all seen him play. So we know already, he won't.

    If we could halve his wages, and pay 1.5m then it would be fine. But neither of those options will be available to us. As he is stupidly over-priced.

    he isn't, and we would have huge problems inside the dressing room.

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    Of course much like the raya rumour its speculation,until its announced on sky sports/beeb.
    We all want what's best for the team and can only hope whoever Tony mowbray brings in has the desired effect and not a negative one.

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    I don't think there is any chance of Mowbray offering Gallagher 25k a week, given his response to Bauer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AucklandRover View Post
    I don't think there is any chance of Mowbray offering Gallagher 25k a week, given his response to Bauer.
    I look at Armstrong, who had a steady first season.
    It was widely regarded we got him for a steal. After seeing him in the Champ, did we really? Was he ever actually worth anything over 1.75m? Okay, pretty solid at times. Sometimes completely unanimous.
    Is Gallagher any better? So anyone paying his 25k a week is a bit stupid. As you won't get value for money.
    As you say Auks, TM won't pay that. Its silly money for an ok player. Probably no real sell on potential, and doesn't get many goals. For 5m and 25k a week I want a striker to be getting as many as Dack and Graham. Gallagher wouldnt give us that.
    Bauer was ok, if we didnt have to over-pay, he would be here already. PNE over-paid. We watched him, and while we thought he was worth a punt, that was it. We simply won't overpay. I watched him a few times and never thought he would be the answer. Same with Gallagher. I'd like to see him here, but only if the fee is right.
    My fear is, we over-pay, he doesn't start banging them in from day one, fans start getting on his back. Like Brereton last season.

    Despite all I say above, todays paper talk states we are very close to getting this deal done. Why aren't other clubs interested? Thats also a slight concern.

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