Very reasonable reply.No. We owe it to Ollie and Said, we'd more likely say no to Mbeumo.
I imagine that when we sign a player, we make an agreement with them as to the circumstances whereby they may leave (appearances, fee, length of contract remaining, Premier League opportunity etc), with this agreement being regularly reviewed as the player progresses etc. It's one of the reasons why we can sometimes sign players ahead of other clubs, who may be "bigger" or offering more money (eg Maupay choosing Bees over Brighton).Fantasy speculation question:
Say Leicester come back tomorrow with a £30million bid for Bryan and we accept and he goes.
Then say on Monday some other team come in with £30million for Said and we accept and they're both gone by Weds eve, and we've got £60million in the bank.
Q - Would we then say Watkins is no longer for sale, as we've made enough money for the summer and he's under contract?
No sour grapes here, they deserved to beat us we were poop. I just think it would be a poor move.What part can't you agree with, the Knockheart bit I agree he is Gash, I though that they had bought him in Jan but turns out they only sealed the deal now.
Other than that Fulham played decent football, you can't say they didn't.
Buying Watkins a very good buy, you can't disagree with that.
I hope they go straight back down, you can't disagree with that.
He will earn loads more money and wil stay at home, you can't disagree with that.
Basically you just said you disagree because you are tasting sour grapes.
And ironically won promotion back using a team mainly made up of the ones who were still there from their previous promotion.Mmmm ... I think he's referring to the fact that they spunked 100 million on changing a decent promotion winning team with a chance of survival into a bunch of relegation bound nobodies.
The only breakthrough is them matching our valuation, no talks with Brentford needed for that.
Another nothing story.
What they mean is that they are hopeful that we will agree to £18 million.Another nothing story.
"Ollie Watkins remains his primary attacking target and Villa are hopeful of a breakthrough in talks with Brentford over the coming week."
What actual substance is there to that? I'm hopeful of a cure for baldness, but it's in hope rather than expectation!
Slightly strange point of view...not sure the board at Aston Villa would be sponsoring a manager saving his pennies for relegation. Given that each club gets a minimum of £80m a season in revenue from being in EPL...Villa will have a budget which is a fair chunk of that.
I think their problem is that they can't really defend. Ollie will only help marginally with that issue. Though they're welcome to sling 30 million our way.Slightly strange point of view...not sure the board at Aston Villa would be sponsoring a manager saving his pennies for relegation. Given that each club gets a minimum of £80m a season in revenue from being in EPL...Villa will have a budget which is a fair chunk of that.
I’d dare say even if they are going to struggle again this season having a striker of Watkins form and energy is going to buy them more points this season...and they’ll have arguably the best striker in the championship if they come down (and whom won’t be on international superstar wages).
If they think it might keep them up of course they will. If 30m guaranteed them staying up they would write it off now.
A fair point! Although Ollie does put a shift in, scores goals and pins teams back...so may have a bigger impact than you’d imagine!I think their problem is that they can't really defend. Ollie will only help marginally with that issue. Though they're welcome to sling 30 million our way.
Problem in the Prem (like Bmuff) if you leak too many at the other end it will bite you in the a**e.A fair point! Although Ollie does put a shift in, scores goals and pins teams back...so may have a bigger impact than you’d imagine!
If Grealish leaves they are also going to need to significantly improve their attacking prowess...and will have plenty of cash to do it!
Mitrovic got 11 premiership goals in a terrible team last time. Wherever he goes, Watkins will do well to beat that.There's a big list of Premier League teams that need not only a goal-scorer but one who can be the link-up player in attack and the first line of defence – Ollie has proved that in abundance... and he's home grown.
Villa, Palace, Newcastle, Sheffield Utd – none had a player scoring over 9 goals last season; WBA and Leeds do not have prolific scorers and Fulham have Mitrović, who has racked up Championship goals by being the target man and penalty-taker but is easily managed by PL defences and contributes nothing else. There's a long way to go yet and the price will just rack up.