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1 hour ago, FTOF said:

Motherwell have paid transfer fees for both Liam Kelly and Callum Slattery.

They have also spent £500K on ground improvements.

They've sold players, like Scott, for big transfer fees, and have plenty of money apparently.

Yes and that’s what gets my goat. They’ve got money because they don’t bend over and take it up the arse when a team comes in for their better players. 

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3 minutes ago, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

Yes and that’s what gets my goat. They’ve got money because they don’t bend over and take it up the arse when a team comes in for their better players. 

I don't think we do.

Other than Kenny McLean, players that have left us recently seem to have fetched pretty reasonable fees. Although the fees that they left for were never really officially disclosed, so we'll never really know exactly what they were sold for.

Motherwell have hit a purple patch over the past couple of years with their youth players. Having had a search it would seem that there was considerable interest in some of the players and they were on long term contracts. The biggie was Turnbull where there was a very public tug of war between two very rich clubs, in Norwich and the green bigots. Hence the reported £3 million fee.

Sold:

19/20: Hastie* (Rangers - summer)(£400K), McKinstry (Leeds - summer) ?), McAlear (Norwich - summer) (£250K), Scott (Hull - January)(£1.5 million)
20/21: Turnbull (Celtic - summer) (£3 million)

* - Hastie wasn't really a sale it was a development fee.

When we've sold players, we've not really had a bidding war, no real interest from "big" English clubs with money to burn, and most of the players have been nearing or at the end of their contracts. As you can see Hull City appear to have been in "silly season" mode when they paid £1.5 million for Scott, given his likely career path back to Scotland.

Maybe with McGrath we might see a true bidding war, given the names of the clubs allegedly interested in him. However, given that he can sign a pre-contract in January we're probably not going to get what he's truly worth.

The one that galls me is Erhahon, with a lot of our fans seemingly quite happy to accept £300K. If Josh Doig can entertain bids of several million then Erhahon is worth so much more. To be fair, the club are certainly not underselling Erhahon's value in the quotes that I've seen.

I also believe that we'll eventually benefit even more from John McGinn's hugely profitable sell on clause. Just as well we didn't hold out for a bigger development fee at the cost of the sell on clause.

I also, think that the self-inflicted fiasco of appointing that f**king useless clown, whose name doesn't deserve mentioning, cost us a fair whack of the McGinn money. £75K for that donkey of a CH was the tip of the iceberg. Otherwise we'd be in a stronger financial position.

 

 

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1 hour ago, FTOF said:

I don't think we do.

Other than Kenny McLean, players that have left us recently seem to have fetched pretty reasonable fees. Although the fees that they left for were never really officially disclosed, so we'll never really know exactly what they were sold for.

Motherwell have hit a purple patch over the past couple of years with their youth players. Having had a search it would seem that there was considerable interest in some of the players and they were on long term contracts. The biggie was Turnbull where there was a very public tug of war between two very rich clubs, in Norwich and the green bigots. Hence the reported £3 million fee.

Sold:

19/20: Hastie* (Rangers - summer)(£400K), McKinstry (Leeds - summer) ?), McAlear (Norwich - summer) (£250K), Scott (Hull - January)(£1.5 million)
20/21: Turnbull (Celtic - summer) (£3 million)

* - Hastie wasn't really a sale it was a development fee.

When we've sold players, we've not really had a bidding war, no real interest from "big" English clubs with money to burn, and most of the players have been nearing or at the end of their contracts. As you can see Hull City appear to have been in "silly season" mode when they paid £1.5 million for Scott, given his likely career path back to Scotland.

Maybe with McGrath we might see a true bidding war, given the names of the clubs allegedly interested in him. However, given that he can sign a pre-contract in January we're probably not going to get what he's truly worth.

The one that galls me is Erhahon, with a lot of our fans seemingly quite happy to accept £300K. If Josh Doig can entertain bids of several million then Erhahon is worth so much more. To be fair, the club are certainly not underselling Erhahon's value in the quotes that I've seen.

I also believe that we'll eventually benefit even more from John McGinn's hugely profitable sell on clause. Just as well we didn't hold out for a bigger development fee at the cost of the sell on clause.

I also, think that the self-inflicted fiasco of appointing that f**king useless clown, whose name doesn't deserve mentioning, cost us a fair whack of the McGinn money. £75K for that donkey of a CH was the tip of the iceberg. Otherwise we'd be in a stronger financial position.

 

 

Fair play to you for having the commitment to type all of that.

If I was sat across the table from you in a boozer, I’d have a go at picking a few holes in your argument here, but the honest truth is I cannae be bothered. 😁
It’s only opinion anyway. 

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9 hours ago, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

Fair play to you for having the commitment to type all of that.

If I was sat across the table from you in a boozer, I’d have a go at picking a few holes in your argument here, but the honest truth is I cannae be bothered. 😁
It’s only opinion anyway. 

I got bored whilst watching the blue bigot game.

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21 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

:lol:

He's a couple of days, at least, behind the rest of the world.

God must have had a day or two off. 

Maybe it's a typo and should be "Scot inbound".

A fair chance of that being correct.

There's a first time for everything.:rolleyes:

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Looks like that "watched" space has been filled.:)

But while he did approach Hull City for a loan in January, Goodwin says there’s nothing of substance in fresh reports: “I am a big admirer of James Scott. I did make enquiries about him in January. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, we couldn’t get him then.

“We have moved in a different direction since. So there is no truth in the rumours that were out there a couple of days ago in the press. I have no idea where they came from to be honest.”

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