Ryan Woods - Signs to June 2020

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We don't know what it is yet do we!?
(or at least I've seen nothing confirmed yet)

All the rumours were that the Club had a valuation of £7M and were sticking to it. The Swansea rumour mill had them offering 6, then 6.5 but it didn't happen. Stoke were in communication with the club (from their own rumours) and their last result probably removed any haggling... so £7M is a reasonable assumption, although we'll never have the exact number confirmed, the breakdown of loan fee and transfer fee, the potential add-ons or the payment schedule. Whatever, it's a stunning result from Sir Giles of Newcastle; would you want to play poker with him? Our scouting, recruitment and legal team must be one of the highest profit centres in the football league, and that's realised gain!
 

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Interesting to see how he does under Rowett, leaving the transfer this late smacks of a panic buy IMO. Woods has been a quality player in our build from the back system but Stoke aren’t known for playing that way. £7 mil is about right for a non goal scoring midfielder.
 

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Decent money for Woodsy IMO but would not surprise me if Dasilva proves to be an upgrade given time .. no need to worry in that position already having Josh and Mokotjo already.

I am not as sure as you, IMO Kamo looks better in a more advanced position, and can Josh survive a long season at a high level, time will tell.
Ryan was a regular 8/10, so far Josh/Kamo have been sometimes 8 but also 6 at times.
 

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I am not as sure as you, IMO Kamo looks better in a more advanced position, and can Josh survive a long season at a high level, time will tell.
Ryan was a regular 8/10, so far Josh/Kamo have been sometimes 8 but also 6 at times.

Let’s see how we do without the 8/10 ;)
 

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I guarantee one of our "defensive" central midfielders gets injured today.
 

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I am not as sure as you, IMO Kamo looks better in a more advanced position, and can Josh survive a long season at a high level, time will tell.
Ryan was a regular 8/10, so far Josh/Kamo have been sometimes 8 but also 6 at times.

I know it was only 25 minutes but thought we looked okay at Villa with Kamo, Nico and Romaine in midfield, without either Woods or Josh M.

I do think that our ball playing centre halves have changed the team dynamic this year playing the higher line and press.
 

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We simply move on as usual. Probably going to be another player we look at in a years time and think what a talent gone to waste. I sincerely hope not though I want everything to work out for Ryan much more than the other players who've left in the past.

That's just about how I feel about it, move on and keep the wheels turning, we don't seem to have any problem with our method, and a very healthy profit made as usual, I also hope it works out well for him, with all that as been going on recently, he's not thrown his toys out of the pram, like some we've had, but conducted himself in a fit and proper manner, he will be nearer his home territory, secure a financial future with his partner and forthcoming baby, always a player I've enjoyed watching, he's served us very well and put some fantastic shifts in, hope you do well for the future Ryan (but not against us)
 

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Hope he does well. He has been our most consistent player over the last few seasons.
 

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Good luck to the lad. Always served us very well. Model professional. Deserves his chance and the pay day that comes with it.
 

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What’s nonsense?

The fact that you think 2m is an unrealistic salary for woods if he goes to stoke.

I know you don’t like him and that stems from your obsession with JM but you need to try to keep it real.
 
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Interesting to see how he does under Rowett, leaving the transfer this late smacks of a panic buy IMO. Woods has been a quality player in our build from the back system but Stoke aren’t known for playing that way. £7 mil is about right for a non goal scoring midfielder.

You are absolutely right but it does beg the question who gives a fekk. Rowatt is a hoof ball 1970’s manager who will ruin woods. You can see in a few months them all complaining they have bought a dud like Birmingham have.

If these blokes had a brain it would be dean smith and dof they would be splashing 7m on.
 

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You are absolutely right but it does beg the question who gives a fekk. Rowatt is a hoof ball 1970’s manager who will ruin woods. You can see in a few months them all complaining they have bought a dud like Birmingham have.

If these blokes had a brain it would be dean smith and dof they would be splashing 7m on.

Be interesting how well the DOFs and even Smith, despite the fact he would certainly play football on the deck, would perform without the knowledge of Smart odds and MB.

As Sheff Utd's Chris Wilder put it, to replicate Brentford's scouting and model would mean having to employ 150 people sitting in a room in Sheffield. I think we do well due to the unique position we're in as a result of MB and also the fine reputation particularly for developing quality young players. Not saying the DOFs wouldn't do OK elsewhere but we are definitely a sum of our overall parts, with MB being the most important component in it all.
 

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I don't think every signing late on In the transfer window can be deemed a panic buy, they have big expectations and have fallen short so far , woods is a quality player and they need more quality in midfield and gingers it seems. It may work out for them it may not, I suspect not with rowett in charge
 

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Be interesting how well the DOFs and even Smith, despite the fact he would certainly play football on the deck, would perform without the knowledge of Smart odds and MB.

As Sheff Utd's Chris Wilder put it, to replicate Brentford's scouting and model would mean having to employ 150 people sitting in a room in Sheffield. I think we do well due to the unique position we're in as a result of MB and also the fine reputation particularly for developing quality young players. Not saying the DOFs wouldn't do OK elsewhere but we are definitely a sum of our overall parts, with MB being the most important component in it all.

I'm not sure about this. I think it is possible to run a good stats department with three or four people and get results. There are lots of data companies out there whose services are available to clubs. It's nice to have SmartOdds but how many of the employees there are focusing just on Brentford. Wilder is just making excuses.
 

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I'm not sure about this. I think it is possible to run a good stats department with three or four people and get results. There are lots of data companies out there whose services are available to clubs. It's nice to have SmartOdds but how many of the employees there are focusing just on Brentford. Wilder is just making excuses.

You clearly have little idea of SmartOdds if you think about that a handful of people good at stats could do the same job.
 

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I'm not sure about this. I think it is possible to run a good stats department with three or four people and get results. There are lots of data companies out there whose services are available to clubs. It's nice to have SmartOdds but how many of the employees there are focusing just on Brentford. Wilder is just making excuses.

Here's a photo a Smartodds trading floor

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/uv?hl...hUKEwip7fTim4jdAhVkJsAKHWwJCpEQoiowDXoECAcQCQ

There's space for lots of people to collect stats there...
 

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I don't think every signing late on In the transfer window can be deemed a panic buy, they have big expectations and have fallen short so far , woods is a quality player and they need more quality in midfield and gingers it seems. It may work out for them it may not, I suspect not with rowett in charge

True, but given that it was common knowledge that Woods was available for the right price for several weeks now but Stoke only decide to act in the loan window, on the back of a bad start spells panic to me. If they wanted Woods so much why did they not come in when Swansea were sniffing around? Lastly if their results were better I think Woods would have remained with us a little longer. The Stoke crowd and management are starting to get restless and Rowett knows his job is on the line in 7 or 8 games time if he cannot turn it around. No, this is the unmistakable smell of panic alright.
 

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True, but given that it was common knowledge that Woods was available for the right price for several weeks now but Stoke only decide to act in the loan window, on the back of a bad start spells panic to me. If they wanted Woods so much why did they not come in when Swansea were sniffing around? Lastly if their results were better I think Woods would have remained with us a little longer. The Stoke crowd and management are starting to get restless and Rowett knows his job is on the line in 7 or 8 games time if he cannot turn it around. No, this is the unmistakable smell of panic alright.

Good for us though ?
 

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"I fully expect the option to be triggered in January..."

Even if " heaven forbid " he gets injured and is out for a year. they had plenty of time to buy him, could have brought him 10 x over with the parachute payment, It stinks !
 

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Indeed! Does sound a bit odd - I thought that there was supposed to be no loopholes on these "loans".

Anyway, all the best Ryan (except when you play us).

Just spoken to Mick Woods and it’s all gone through. He said Ryans’ less than 20 minutes from work but slightly upset he didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to the fans.
He’s loved his time here and his old man and Corrine his wife are already arranging a meet up and lunch before the return game in January.
Quality bloke who asked me to send regards to everyone for making it such a happy time for Ryan and making them feel so welcome.

Good luck mate
 
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