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On 1/5/2021 at 12:23 PM, djchapsticks said:

It is hilarious because it's not particularly accurate.

We are willing to pay more than Aberdeen or Hibs are willing to pay. That's a big difference to financially blowing them out the water. 

Let's do a wee hypothetical scenario....Let's say for example, he's offered £2,000 p/w with us. We feel we're within our scope of comfort to offer the guy such a wage with the understanding he'll be our first choice centre forward.

Lets also say Hibs want him. They already have 2 centre forwards in Doidge and Nisbett who are most likely on significantly more than him and see Brophy as a decent backup option. However, Brophy's agent understands that Edinburgh is far more expensive to live in, requires upheaval and new digs and his client will be getting less playing time - so he asks for £2,750 p/w to offset the factors of cost and lessened playing opportunity.

Hibs feel that whilst they could offer that, they choose not to as he potentially wouldn't get enough football to justify adding almost £3k more to the wage bill in these times of uncertainty for what is essentially a backup option.

So whilst we technically have paid more than Hibs, it most certainly doesn't equate to us blowing a shedload of cash and gazumping them financially. To think so is ludicrous.

You don't know what Brophy or any other members of the team are on or how it would affect their happiness. I certainly don't know how much my colleagues are on. Amazing how folk always assume fitba players sit and discuss their wage packets.

So by your own standards, all clubs should have players on the same wages to maintain peace and harmony?

McInnes in the press this morning , with qoutes , saying he is gutted to have missed out on Brophy , and that we have done really well to get him. They have recalled Bruce Anderson because they're short of front men !

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4 minutes ago, billyg said:

McInnes in the press this morning , with qoutes , saying he is gutted to have missed out on Brophy , and that we have done really well to get him. They have recalled Bruce Anderson because they're short of front men !

In normal times Aberdeen would have outbid us comfortably.

However, in the current climate,  they seem to completely hamstrung when it comes to offering any sort of deal.

Worked out well for us.:)

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We signed Brophy to be our 1st choice striker, so he gets to play most weeks.

Hibs/Dons wanted him to be 2nd/3rd choice striker, so he gets to sit on the bench most week.

Could it be that he wanted to play more rather than sit on the bench.

So his move to us could be as much as playing time rather than money. 

 

 

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We signed Brophy to be our 1st choice striker, so he gets to play most weeks.
Hibs/Dons wanted him to be 2nd/3rd choice striker, so he gets to sit on the bench most week.
Could it be that he wanted to play more rather than sit on the bench.
So his move to us could be as much as playing time rather than money. 
 
 
That may also be the reason we've reportedly offered more money.

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1 hour ago, Tommy said:

We signed Brophy to be our 1st choice striker, so he gets to play most weeks.

Hibs/Dons wanted him to be 2nd/3rd choice striker, so he gets to sit on the bench most week.

Could it be that he wanted to play more rather than sit on the bench.

So his move to us could be as much as playing time rather than money. 

 

 

Other factors could have been length of contract. Perhaps he wanted to be closer to home.  

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