Romaine Sawyers (Released)

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Another through the revolving door. Reckon the Club got its money's worth.
 

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Will miss him but think there's a chance we'll be a bigger threat without him. For all his skills and beautiful passing he didn't score at all last season and had same assists as Watkins but less than Canos, Neal and Said. Think we might be an allround bigger threat, but less beautiful to watch, without him. I'm excited by Jensen and think he could be the key man this season, also with DaSilva, Kamo and Norgaard I really like the balance in the midfield even though I'll miss Romiane.

I wish him well just not against us.
 

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And such a nice guy with all that skill. Romaine you will be missed on and off the pitch.
 

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When I saw the padlock on his thread in Team and Transfer Talk, despite the inevitability, it still made me sad :(

Thanks for the magic!
 

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Good luck Rom and thanks for some great memories
 

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Will miss him but think there's a chance we'll be a bigger threat without him. For all his skills and beautiful passing he didn't score at all last season and had same assists as Watkins but less than Canos, Neal and Said. Think we might be an allround bigger threat, but less beautiful to watch, without him. I'm excited by Jensen and think he could be the key man this season, also with DaSilva, Kamo and Norgaard I really like the balance in the midfield even though I'll miss Romiane.

I wish him well just not against us.

See post 6849 of closed thread. Forget the goals and assists stats and look at the goals he created, often by playing the incisive, imaginative pass which sets up an easy assist. He is responsible for both goals in that post and yet neither were scored or "assisted" by him. It was often thus.
 

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Hope you enjoy your new club. You will be missed by the Bees faithfull.
 

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He has been a mainstay in a team that has finished 10th,9th,11th, it’s probably the right time for both parties to move on. We now have a new looking midfield which I hope will not only create but score goals. Wish him well but I’m excited to see Norgaard, Jensen, JDS/Kamo in action.
 

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Hope the WBA fans realise they get a few poor game from Sawyer, don’t expect him to win a lot of headers and for a guy of his build he should be stronger in the tackle.

When you read his stats on the Offical Statement there not that goodi

£300000 in his pocket for NOT asking for a Transfer
 
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Hope the WBA fans realise they get a few poor game from Sawyer, don’t expect him to win a lot of headers and for a guy of his build he should be stronger in the tackle.
.............yep............won't be missed..............
 

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Will miss watching Romaine in a Bees shirt. He had a laidback grace both on and off the pitch which was impossible not to be charmed by. I wish him well and will certainly welcome him back to GP and Lionel Road!
 

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Hope the WBA fans realise they get a few poor game from Sawyer, don’t expect him to win a lot of headers and for a guy of his build he should be stronger in the tackle.

When you read his stats on the Offical Statement there not that good

When you see what Sawyers does on the pitch it seems a bit churlish to complain that he doesn't 'win a lot of headers'. Every player has their strengths and maximising those strengths is what sport is about. Sawyers was the best passing midfielder in the league last season.
 

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See post 6849 of closed thread. Forget the goals and assists stats and look at the goals he created, often by playing the incisive, imaginative pass which sets up an easy assist. He is responsible for both goals in that post and yet neither were scored or "assisted" by him. It was often thus.

This. In this division Romaine is a master at stretching the game and supplying incisive passes to create simple and easy assist and tap ins. Good luck to him, going back to where he started, going to get a very good wedge and with WBA being a yoyo club may have a chance at Premier League football. What his skill deserves whether its with us or elsewhere.
 

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See post 6849 of closed thread. Forget the goals and assists stats and look at the goals he created, often by playing the incisive, imaginative pass which sets up an easy assist. He is responsible for both goals in that post and yet neither were scored or "assisted" by him. It was often thus.

I don't disagree, and to be fair it was poor of me to just list his basic stats like that as it's never that black and white. I just think that while he is a joy to watch he'll be replaced, not with the same type of player but still replaced. I feel that this summer the club have maybe realised that playing all the silky football in the world is fun to watch but it's maybe not the best recipe for promotion and as a result we need a different make up in the team. Our football probably won't be as pretty to watch (though still fun) we might be more efficient as a team and that's what we need to make the step up.

I could well be wrong but I'm still ridiculously excited for this season and can't wait for it to start.
 

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Thanks for the memories, RS, and best of luck at WBA, except when playing us. I'm going to miss your silky skills.
 

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Hope the WBA fans realise they get a few poor game from Sawyer, don’t expect him to win a lot of headers and for a guy of his build he should be stronger in the tackle.

When you read his stats on the Offical Statement there not that goodi

£300000 in his pocket for NOT asking for a Transfer

Fairly sure the 10% to the player no longer exists not that he needs to worry given he has probably at least doubled his salary. One of the best players I have seen play for us but maybe this will be beneficial especially away from home where we need to be harder to beat.

Good luck Romaine - be rubbish against us please!
 

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On of my favourite ever players... could pick a killer pass... we will move on and improve..
 

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Sad I won't get to watch him play every weekend. He was a brilliant signing and contributed an awful lot to our play.

Good luck to him at WBA, and onwards and upwards for us.
 

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Hello again. I am not bothered about Son of a Bee , he/she is amusing. I am not being patronising, I doubt I'd have posted if I had not known someone close to RS. You may well be stronger without him and reinvesting - after ll, we've lost a big goalscorer in Rodriguez, but I think we'll be stronger in reinvesting in Sawyers, Ajayi and Furlong. Unsure if Gayle will come back too.

I think Brentford could be top 6 and a main challenger this season. If the Villa Gammon bloke hadn't have upset the applecart, you'd have been closer last season.
 
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At least he continued to train until he left.

Even looked excited to be with us in many photos.

Can't imagine this type of deal was an overnight thing and was probably unofficially talked about by agent and WBA, who would have spoken to agent about his willingness to join to avoid wasting time making bids for it to get nowhere.
He may not have asked for a transfer but he would have at least had conversations with his agent about it numerous times.
 

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Not sure if this was posted nearer the time but this was a good article which sums him up

https://davidanderson.substack.com/...mpaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=twitter

Interesting piece, especially when he links some of the criticism RS faced to possible racial bias. £3 million seems a ridiculously small amount of money in the modern market.

Genuinely feel quite depressed about him leaving - I know our policy (before anyone jumps down my throat), but sometimes it feels like we're just building a framework when we have to start right from the beginning again, with a bunch of unknown quantities.
 

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Hello again. I am not bothered about Son of a Bee , he/she is amusing. I am not being patronising, I doubt I'd have posted if I had not known someone close to RS. You may well be stronger without him and reinvesting - after ll, we've lost a big goalscorer in Rodriguez, but I think we'll be stronger in reinvesting in Sawyers, Ajayi and Furlong. Unsure if Gayle will come back too.

I think Brentford could be top 6 and a main challenger this season. If the Villa Gammon bloke hadn't have upset the applecart, you'd have been closer last season.

There was more to it than that. We'll be up there this season though, you're right about that. I won't wish you luck because I don't care but it is difficult to wish anything but the best for RS as he is pure class on and off the pitch, and I'm jealous that you'll be the ones watching him week in week out.
 
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There was more to it than that. We'll be up there this season though, you're right about that. I won't wish you luck because I don't care but it is difficult to wish anything but the best for RS as he is pure class on and off the pitch, and I'm jealous that you'll be the ones watching him week in week out.

Depends doesn't it? We have remodeled our defensive team which is great news but only if the guts of the attacking team isn't ripped out. One cog gone today, one agitating for a move and obviously distracted, one injured and looking elsewhere anyway ....
 

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Depends doesn't it? We have remodeled our defensive team which is great news but only if the guts of the attacking team isn't ripped out. One cog gone today, one agitating for a move and obviously distracted, one injured and looking elsewhere anyway ....

Think we can cope without Maupay. If Benrahma goes I will adjust my expectations.
 

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Can't see him going as unfit at the mo and we want megabucks for him. More likely in january

That's my reading of it too although if we are top six in January I think there is more chance of me being the next James Bond than MB selling any first team players.
 

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Hello again. I am not bothered about Son of a Bee , he/she is amusing. I am not being patronising, I doubt I'd have posted if I had not known someone close to RS. You may well be stronger without him and reinvesting - after ll, we've lost a big goalscorer in Rodriguez, but I think we'll be stronger in reinvesting in Sawyers, Ajayi and Furlong. Unsure if Gayle will come back too.

I think Brentford could be top 6 and a main challenger this season. If the Villa Gammon bloke hadn't have upset the applecart, you'd have been closer last season.

It’s Sonofabee, and if you go now that’ll be the end of it I will not look for you I will not pursue you. But if you do return..........
 

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A top player.

But could’ve done things differently and not get caught being pictured at a Club before signing announced.....poor show.

Another player soon to be forgotten about.

No legends anymore.....
 

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A top top player and sadly his sale will give ammunition to the ignorant on FB.
I dread seeing him against us at GP.
For me if he was able to score more goals he would be the complete legend.
 

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Will miss him but think there's a chance we'll be a bigger threat without him. For all his skills and beautiful passing he didn't score at all last season and had same assists as Watkins but less than Canos, Neal and Said.
I think that's very deceptive, since those other players play up front in a team which spends a lot of time in the opposition last third, even penalty area, whereas RS plays so much deeper.

If there were stats for "Assists of Assists", I suspect RS would feature highly eg when he threads a 20 yard pass through a crowded midfield for Sergi/Ollie/Said etc as they speed into the area, from where they lay it off to a teammate who strokes it home from close in.

Anyhow, I'm sure we'll manage without him, not least because TF and his coaches will have been preparing for it.

But even if his replacement should prove more effective, he'll do well to be as easy on the eye.

EDIT: Just seen hwb's post #9 :sorted:
 
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I think that's very deceptive, since those other players play up front in a team which spends a lot of time in the opposition last third, even penalty area, whereas RS plays so much deeper.

If there were stats for "Assists of Assists", I suspect RS would feature highly eg when he threads a 20 yard pass through a crowded midfield for Sergi/Ollie/Said etc as they speed into the area, from where they lay it off to a teammate who strokes it home from close in.

Anyhow, I'm sure we'll manage without him, not least because TF and his coaches will have been preparing for it.

But even if his replacement should prove more effective, he'll do well to be as easy on the eye.

EDIT: Just seen hwb's post #9 :sorted:

You mean key passes. 1.6 per game last season

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/58-4-passes-per-game-is-this-target-worth-a-place-in-aston-villas-side-opinion/
 
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All the best to Romaine. A joy to watch and unbelievable technical ability. West Brom have got a steal.
I will never forget that goal at Loftus Road.
 

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Hope the WBA fans realise they get a few poor game from Sawyer, don’t expect him to win a lot of headers and for a guy of his build he should be stronger in the tackle.

When you read his stats on the Offical Statement there not that goodi

£300000 in his pocket for NOT asking for a Transfer

Players don’t get a 10 per cent cut of the transfer fee anymore, that went out with the ark.

However, I suspect he will receive a lot more in his signing-on fee than the sum you mention.
 

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Atleast he continued to give his all until he was definitely on his way, training, playing doing interviews etc instead of sitting in fookin nandos
 

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Interesting that his agent is Scott Barron... Does he represent any of our other players anyone know?
 

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I think that's very deceptive, since those other players play up front in a team which spends a lot of time in the opposition last third, even penalty area, whereas RS plays so much deeper.

If there were stats for "Assists of Assists", I suspect RS would feature highly eg when he threads a 20 yard pass through a crowded midfield for Sergi/Ollie/Said etc as they speed into the area, from where they lay it off to a teammate who strokes it home from close in.

Anyhow, I'm sure we'll manage without him, not least because TF and his coaches will have been preparing for it.

But even if his replacement should prove more effective, he'll do well to be as easy on the eye.

EDIT: Just seen hwb's post #9 :sorted:

To be fair I did follow up and said that it was unfair of me to just throw the stats out there like that with no context as it's never that black and white.

I just think that as much as we'll miss his silky skills we might actually be an all round better (or at least a more efficient) side without him. This obviously depends on the likes of DaSilva and Jensen stepping up this season.
 

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A proper and well thought out goodbye. Imagine being the one who never appreciated his skills over the past 3 years, how sad that must have been.
 
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There were times today when our inexperienced front 3 needed someone to point out the run that the pass coming up needed. I couldn't give a sh*t about his weaknesses, we are sure going to miss his strengths.
 

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