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1 hour ago, Redrascal2 said:

I have this horrible thought that he doesn't sign for us and then Ashton signs him at Ipswich. Hopefully this is just my paranoid mind and we get some good news about Walsh today.

I’d be amazed if they can afford his wages!  Was allegedly on £9k p.w. here.

49 minutes ago, Super said:

150k

Yep, somewhere between £120-£150k p.w. by my calculations.  I usually err on low side.

48 minutes ago, TomThumb84 said:

Has anyone got the info to hand on how much in transfer fees spent has just walked out of the door, without us managing to get them contracted so we could at least recoup a transfer fee for them?

I would be interested to see how many lost millions went into investing in players that have led us to 19th in the Championship.

When I have got my head around that figure then we can start to talk about recruitment policy and the management of players when they are employees at this club.

As for Liam Walsh, this is a player that personifies everything that is wrong with this club over his time here. Signed for a 7 figure fee, deemed not good enough, sent on loan and was player of the year for a promoted side, injured on his return with no apparent ability to rehabilitate him.

Absolute shambles. Can’t blame the kid for walking away. Lots on here saying he is not worth the hype, my view is that he is a proper footballer and will thrive and shine at this level in a proper club that has not been a run like a vanity project and a circus for years.

A ducking lot!

Diedhiou £5.3m

Baker £3.5m

Walsh £0.9m

Hunt £1.5m

Adelakun £0.6m

Watkins £1.0m

Paterson £0.5m

Gilmartin free

Rowe free

Lansbury free

Mariappa free

 

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If Walsh ends up at Ipswich..............I will be sorely pissed off.  For the sake of a few extra quid we should  have given him a years contract,   he was injury free at Coventry...........such a shame about our shit ex-medical staff.  So disappointed that  we didn't offer him a decent deal.                                                                                     

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Just now, Davefevs said:

I’d be amazed if they can afford his wages!  Was allegedly on £9k p.w. here.

Yep, somewhere between £120-£150k p.w. by my calculations.  I usually err on low side.

A ducking lot!

Diedhiou £5.3m

Baker £3.5m

Walsh £0.9m

Hunt £1.5m

Adelakun £0.6m

Watkins £1.0m

Paterson £0.5m

Gilmartin free

Rowe free

Lansbury free

Mariappa free

 

Thanks Dave, I make that £13.3 million quid!

”We get our value on the pitch”

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1 minute ago, maxjak said:

If Walsh end up at Ipswich..............I will be sorely pissed off.  For the sake of a few extra quid we should  have given him a years contract,   he was injury free at Coventry...........such a shame about our shit ex-medical staff.  So disappointed that  we didn't offer him a decent deal.                                                                                     

What was he offered?

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2 minutes ago, maxjak said:

If Walsh ends up at Ipswich..............I will be sorely pissed off.  For the sake of a few extra quid we should  have given him a years contract,   he was injury free at Coventry...........such a shame about our shit ex-medical staff.  So disappointed that  we didn't offer him a decent deal.                                                                                     

Why would he sign a one year deal if he can get a 3-4 year deal elsewhere? 

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3 minutes ago, maxjak said:

If Walsh ends up at Ipswich..............I will be sorely pissed off.  For the sake of a few extra quid we should  have given him a years contract,   he was injury free at Coventry...........such a shame about our shit ex-medical staff.  So disappointed that  we didn't offer him a decent deal.                                                                                     

Matty James has gone back to his parent club (Leicester) so I can see Walsh returning to Coventry.

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4 minutes ago, maxjak said:

If Walsh ends up at Ipswich..............I will be sorely pissed off.  For the sake of a few extra quid we should  have given him a years contract,   he was injury free at Coventry...........such a shame about our shit ex-medical staff.  So disappointed that  we didn't offer him a decent deal.                                                                                     

Sure the club offered him a fair deal his choice to turn it down. Who cares where he ends up.

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10 minutes ago, maxjak said:

If Walsh ends up at Ipswich..............I will be sorely pissed off.  For the sake of a few extra quid we should  have given him a years contract,   he was injury free at Coventry...........such a shame about our shit ex-medical staff.  So disappointed that  we didn't offer him a decent deal.                                                                                     

In my opinion, there's very, very little chance he'll end up at Ipswich. He doesn't strike me as the kind of person who would follow Ashton and his merry men around the country and I can't imagine he's too fond out the medical staff either. 

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12 minutes ago, And Its Smith said:

Haha.  Couldnt agree more.  I just dont get that competition at all. 

 

With the nearest "teams" being based in Southampton and Cardiff, how is it supposed to have any appeal to a Bristol-born Somerset fan like me?  Or any West Country fans for that matter?

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15 minutes ago, And Its Smith said:

Why would he sign a one year deal if he can get a 3-4 year deal elsewhere? 

Thanks Dave.

For me, if NP saw him as part of his plans he’d have offered a 2/3/4 year deal.  For whatever we know, he might well have done just that, but Walsh wants to leave.  But no way just a one year deal.

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8 minutes ago, !james said:

What did he do in that role that didn't impress you? 

It wasn’t me personally that he didn’t impress - I had nothing much to with him but I do remember him getting plenty of stick on here from other posters about various parts of the job that he didn’t seem to do well at.

Maybe some of the other long term otib posters will remember.........:dunno:

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Pleased to see them go.

Regarding Walsh, one thing people may have forgotten is how we had far too many central midfielders. We still have o’Dowda, Palmer, Nagy, Williams, Massengo + some of the young players who can play there. Need to spend our money strengthening other areas.

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9 minutes ago, Super said:

Sure the club offered him a fair deal his choice to turn it down. Who cares where he ends up.

How can u  possibly know if they offered him a fair deal?   They obviously rate him, or else they would not have been `'in talks" with him last night?  They didn't offer him enough, so i believe it's a shame that he is not staying...........and I personally wish him  well.   I am certain he will have a good career, now he's got away from Rollins and his quacks?   😝

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15 minutes ago, Red-Robbo said:

 

With the nearest "teams" being based in Southampton and Cardiff, how is it supposed to have any appeal to a Bristol-born Somerset fan like me?  Or any West Country fans for that matter?

I am in the same boat.  I think we are supposed to be supporting the Welsh Fire but (a) one cannot just produce love/support for a team in an instant, and (b) why would I support a team from Wales with 'Welsh' in their name?! 

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42 minutes ago, maxjak said:

If Walsh ends up at Ipswich..............I will be sorely pissed off.  For the sake of a few extra quid we should  have given him a years contract,   he was injury free at Coventry...........such a shame about our shit ex-medical staff.  So disappointed that  we didn't offer him a decent deal.                                                                                     

Who are now at Ipswich. Why would Walsh go there?

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1 hour ago, Kid in the Riot said:

Do people still think we only need 5 or 6 new players through the door then????

I said 8 minimum weeks ago and I'm sticking with that.

And they need experience. All 8 over 24 years old I would suggest.

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Generally very happy with what has been announced today. The action had to be drastic. We need to hang on to Weimann for at least another season. Forget about Pritchard and build on the wide range of young talent we have. Don't anticipate a promotion drive next year but confidently expect survival and the creation of a platform to achieve the play-offs the season after.

Well impressed with the appointment of Richard Gould too.  He has an excellent sports' management background as well as past connections to the club, not least through his dad!

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I thought Williams and Walsh being mates since there Everton days might have influenced his decision to sign a new contract. But with Nagy, HNM, Bakinson, Williams, Palmer and now Scott higher in the pecking order , he may have thought his chances of first team football were limited 

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42 minutes ago, Robbored said:

He was the Commercial manager at AG a few years ago. He wasn’t particularly good in that role. 

 

22 minutes ago, Robbored said:

It wasn’t me personally that he didn’t impress - I had nothing much to with him but I do remember him getting plenty of stick on here from other posters about various parts of the job that he didn’t seem to do well at.

i guess you must be a glass half empty type, his CV is seriously impressive

"A former tank commander in the British Army, Gould was educated at Bristol Grammar School and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Cranfield University and Harvard Business School."

yet you immediately question his abilities without a shred of evidence.

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I'm not sad to see any of that lot go, except for a few regrets about Walsh who looks to me to be a quality player and just the sort of ball retaining and passing midfielder that we've so sorely missed this season.  I'd be surprised if he wasn't offered sometning and decided to turn it down - after the lack of faith Johnson showed in him and then after he sent him off on loan, he never really seemed to be committed to the club.  I'm  not sure how serious his injuries were but he's basically sat out the remaining year, taken the money and done one. 

Baker is clearly a good defender but no matter who good you are, you can't help a team from the treatment room and he's been too much of a sick note over the years.  

Rowe has done a job for us and put a shift in so respect for that, even if he hasn't quite achieved championship standards.  

Pato has flattered to deceive for a while now - flashes of brilliance followed by long periods of mediocrity where you barely notice he's on the pitch.  Thanks and bye.  

Diedhiou will be missed for his set piece defensive contribution but he's a striker ffs, and I hope his departure sees us stop lumping the ball forward to the big man.  Excited to see who we bring in to replace him or whether some of the kids will get a chance - some promising talent there it looks like. .  

 

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5 minutes ago, Northern Red said:

Who are now at Ipswich. Why would Walsh go there?

It WAS tongue in cheek.............I know he won't go there 😝.   He will be up against us next season with a championship club, and will probably be MOTM Ha!

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11 may have gone, but we still have...

O'Dowda, Wells, Martin, Semenyo, Massengo, Williams, Dasilva, Kalas, Bentley, Vyner, Bakinson, O'Leary, Moore, Palmer, Nagy, and probably Weimann and Simpson.  

That's 17 players, along with the youngsters like...

Conway, Britton, Scott, Pring, Janneh, Edwards, Towler

4 quality additions needed for me, no filling the squad up again with has beens, journeymen and lower league Lee Johnson style 'punts'

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4 minutes ago, maxjak said:

It WAS tongue in cheek.............I know he won't go there 😝.   He will be up against us next season with a championship club, and will probably be MOTM Ha!

Be surprised if Coventry don't take him back, poor decision to release him for me.

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