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Borehamwood v AFCW k.o 15:00 (PSF)

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14-1 for promotion is incredibly short odds.
22nd Jul 2018 09:56:18 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
One thing with hindsight I wasn’t keen on was when we went to back 3 with wingbacks we moved Pinnock to right which limited him a bit more. Considering Barcham is genuinely 2 footed I’d rather see him on right with the two tall guys on and get them to bang crosses in. I did wonder if that was down to not having a left wing back option but didn’t we say Pinnock can play there?
22nd Jul 2018 09:53:42 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
lurker2012
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From the brighton forum Difficult to get a good sense of the game where I was sat but didn't feel like a very meaningful result, though I too feel concerned about Locadia. Impressed by AFCW though - resolute in defence, some threat in attack and some talented players. Ardley's been under a bit of flak for his slow but steady defensive approach over the years, the fans have told him they'd like more risk taking and more excitement. They reckon he's responding positively thru new signings. Bearing this in mind and the time he has had at the club I think they could be a dark horse in their division this year, I've made a modest investment in them for promotion at 14-1.
22nd Jul 2018 09:41:03 
[185.lo.gg.ed] 
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Will there be any highlights of any of the preseason games?
22nd Jul 2018 09:15:50 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
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Well that puts that to bed then :)
22nd Jul 2018 00:12:21 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
dondog
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Mr Ardley speaks out on the subject... [Link]
21st Jul 2018 22:48:22 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
s2k
Probably for the best TBH.
I’d like us to pull out of the deal cos he sounds like a tool and it sounds like he has an agent who matches that. Not what we want introduced into our squad, either of them.
21st Jul 2018 22:34:57 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
lurker2012
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I imagine the new agent has been shouting to clubs about our offer anyway.
21st Jul 2018 22:31:49 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
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yes, once a deal is done. slightly different in this scenario.
21st Jul 2018 22:23:56 
[78.lo.gg.ed] 
is that not obvious?
I don't care because they aren't accusing us of anything. We used to moan in SGMs about undisclosed fees, now we are offended by talk about fees. But I'm not, if I was a Boreham Wood fan I'd be really happy I was kept informed.
21st Jul 2018 22:18:23 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
I accept your views are different
No wonder Boreham Wood speak so highly of his previous agent - it sounds like he was working for the club and not for the player!
21st Jul 2018 22:16:42 
[85.lo.gg.ed] 
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I would pull out of the Boreham Wood Fiasco. He’s hardly Lionel Messi and the whole thing is slightly odd. That said, I wouldn’t worry too much about negative publicity because I suspect it will generate very little publicity at all.
21st Jul 2018 22:15:43 
[85.lo.gg.ed] 
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I bet we’re just as pissed off with BorehamWood as they are with the agent, them making our offer public
21st Jul 2018 22:10:27 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
dondog
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OI I think you are missing the point. a chairman has a beef with an agent (personally think it sounds the agent was on to something hence this ott pre-emptive strike)and drags quite needlessly ourselves and Tranmere's fucking transfer budget into it. its not how its done.
21st Jul 2018 21:27:27 
[78.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Maybe they wanted a "saving us from relegation" bonus payment :)
21st Jul 2018 21:10:02 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
I don't think their statement implies any wrongdoing on our part, we made an initial offer that didn't meet what they wanted. Standard negotiation.
I imagine Boreham Wood would be quite keen on appearance/goal related additional payments that Tranmere may have offered but we're reluctant to do.
21st Jul 2018 21:01:30 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
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If it’s a higher sell on they want, I doubt we wouldn’t have agreed to negotiate on that. If he joins us he would probably stay for his contract and move for a free at the end of it like our top strikers usually do anyway, so it will be null and void :) Still hurts to think how much we could have got for Lyle, a proven league 1 goalscorer and even more proven league 2 goalscorer, when this just goes to show how hard it is even getting conference players who score 15 goals :(
21st Jul 2018 20:56:41 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
dondog
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On a side note, have you all seen this article on him... [Link] Looks like a Taylor with an extra helping of attitude! :)
21st Jul 2018 20:48:06 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
s2k
But, at least he admits his shortcomings over his football career to date!
Its a sell on clause, which is more likely to be worth £0 to BW than any other amount.
21st Jul 2018 20:46:22 
[78.lo.gg.ed] 
tinpotters
Although even Boreham Wood's statement seems confused: "... there were some very simple, very clear, and very easy to understand clauses within the contract – these were a transfer fee, and a to be agreed sell on fee *AND* to be agreed add on clauses." But they quote the contract as saying: "Both clubs will agree a sell-on fee *AND/OR* additional terms." (My emphasis in both.)
21st Jul 2018 20:39:11 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
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It's a higher sell on they want, I think. We have to agree that between the two clubs before the release clause is triggered.
21st Jul 2018 20:35:26 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
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Just reading through the wording again in Boreham statement and I see what your saying Trebor. It’s all really woolly on that second prong which looks a poor thing to sign by the player. They could say anything like “we want a million pound performance related clause to go with th £35k” I do find this kind of stuff fascinating. Gives a rare glimpse into the machine of football.
21st Jul 2018 20:34:05 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
s2k
And I also totally agree the agent sounds a complete idiot!
The way the ”release clause” is worded suggests it isn’t a release clause at all, just a minimum figure they will accept, and they say in the statement that ours didn’t match tranmere’s offer so was declined. So they will accept no less than £35k but now want to hold out for £45k
21st Jul 2018 20:32:17 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
dondog
What worries me more is that it shows we aren’t getting very far with getting the additional striker - this approach was made last Sunday after the Tranmere deal fell through, doesn’t seem like we’ve been chasing him all summer so wasn’t our first choice or among our first choices. I can’t see this one proceeding now either
Trebor I agree it is odd but with the way players have gained so much power I can understand why a club would put that wording in to cover themselves as well.
21st Jul 2018 20:31:20 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
lurker2012
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It's a two-pronged release clause. We have met the asking price. But we haven't agreed sell-on/bonus payments with Boreham Wood so the clause isn't activated. What a ridiculously worded clause, allowing Boreham Wood to effectively nullify it.
21st Jul 2018 20:08:59 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
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