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    Lewis Hall

    Does anybody know what the craic is with the deal we have for him?

    I heard originally it was a commitment to buy in the summer, but then recently I am sure I heard Howe say words to the effect of ‘he’s on track to meet the criteria’

    He’s obviously not getting game time, and given we have FFP restrictions, is he someone we HAVE to buy if the manager clearly doesn’t fancy him?

    Also… if we don’t buy him it makes Chelsea’s financial position worse when they are already likely to be significantly breaching FFP rules… so they’ll be looking to make the deal happen if they can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nufcian View Post
    Does anybody know what the craic is with the deal we have for him?

    I heard originally it was a commitment to buy in the summer, but then recently I am sure I heard Howe say words to the effect of ‘he’s on track to meet the criteria’

    He’s obviously not getting game time, and given we have FFP restrictions, is he someone we HAVE to buy if the manager clearly doesn’t fancy him?

    Also… if we don’t buy him it makes Chelsea’s financial position worse when they are already likely to be significantly breaching FFP rules… so they’ll be looking to make the deal happen if they can.
    There's something very fishy about all of this! One gets the feeling that either HOWE doesn't rate Hall, or he doesn't like him !!!! Why would you not rest Burn and see what Hall can do by starting him for once!

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    Could be that, Howe thought spending money elsewhere would be better for the team, but Hall was brought in over his head anyway

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    I read on twitter that we're trying to get him through FFP as an academy player and to do that we have to use him sparingly.

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    There's definitely something fishy about it.
    I think Jammy might be onto something.
    Either that or we're potentially playing a bartering game whereas we don't give him the required quota of games to trigger the obligation which may gain us the opportunity of reducing his fee.

    I think Jammy might be closest to the reality.
    It is intriguing.

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    Aye, there's a rabbit off somewhere. I suspect it's almost exclusively to do with ffp.

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    Agreed Zip.

    Another theory I read today is that we don't trigger the option because he hasn't met game time.

    Chelsea for FFP are desperate to sell.

    We go in with another offer that is lower but they may well take.

    Because he hasn't played much this season, we've also devalued him to lots of other clubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammy89 View Post
    Agreed Zip.

    Another theory I read today is that we don't trigger the option because he hasn't met game time.

    Chelsea for FFP are desperate to sell.

    We go in with another offer that is lower but they may well take.

    Because he hasn't played much this season, we've also devalued him to lots of other clubs.
    You might be right - sounds plausible.

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