You must be kidding a great player playing in the top division and we only got £1 Million I think.I echo the comments re: Bjelland’s influence on Mepham.
The problem with subjects like this is we’ve generally only got a rough idea of what was paid and received. For example, I’ve no clue as to whether we got our money back on Jota?
What about the other side of the coin? Those players (not stars), whose BFC career is done/petering out, yet we got surprisingly decent returns overall (add ons)? Toums, Dallas, Goggia, Dean, Egan, Yennaris, Yearwood, Mawson...
What return where you expecting on him at the stage of his career? How do a value a player that helped us improve and retain Champ status?That’s not the point.
It’s a player who cost money and no return on him.
They all are.
Im not questioning their abilities.
maybe he improved us a bit but he left on a free despite being in his 20s and without major injury. And we didn’t crack the top 6 for the entire time he was with us.He wasn’t a ‘midfield general’ despite his nickname but overall I thought we were better with him in the team.
I like your criteria and think 1/ raises questions about the inclusion of Mokotjo. Sure, he did not live up to the 'General' hype but overall his performances were OK. Whether they amounted to value for money would depend on cost and wages about which I know nothing!I think for a player to make this thread they need to have both (1) been bobbins on the pitch and (2) left on a free/substantially less than we paid for them.
So, Bjelland doesn’t (he was good and played well) and neither does Grigg (he was bad for how we played but sold at a profit). If you put Bjelland in this list you’re probably adding Dalsgaard and Daniels to it. Maybe Pontus too. And that’s just wrong.
McEachran makes the list because even accounting for his injuries he so rarely produced the goods. In fact he is probably top of the list, and that’s from someone who generally defended him.
Macleod doesn’t for me because in between injuries he was decent, and then when he came back at the end of his spell the club had stepped up a level or two (cf El Alagui).
Which continues to make me wonder who are getting agent back handers for signing this tripe?They probably have only paid a fraction of the 40M so far so the debt gets passed onto the new owner and they are only a bit out of pocket.
The reality is the bloke is proper rubbish and 40M, wow, he isn't fit lace Watkins boots.
Agree with this, without his aid in the development of Mepham we wouldn't have got what we did for him so in that sense he did give us a return.I think that ones a touch harsh WP. Yes we missed a lot of his time through injury. But when he was in the side he performed well and was integral in the development of Mepham.
I guess he cost us a fiar penny in wages but i dont think he let us down.
Dallas was a bit of a utility player for us too and filled in in other positions but I think we didn’t think he’d play regularly enough as first choice as winger and didn’t want a utility player. His willingness to do whatever Bielsa asks of him is something peculiarly Bielsa-ish and I’m sure pre-Bielsa Leeds fans saw him as a hard worker who was just a useful team player.
The only player so far to have played for Brentford and CD Tenerife. He didn't cost anything and must have been one of our oldest signings at 36. I believe he was signed on the basis of good stats when playing for Levante. He did score in a Johnstone's Paint game.Javi Venta. Game changer...
Barbet's own goals and penalties conceded for Rangers have been well worth any loss we might have made.Anyone know how much we lost on Barbet (if anything)?
Though no matter how much it was, the comedy value of his own goals and free kicks etc at Loftus Road more than makes up for it.
We knew he was a waste of 40M the day he signed, however that doesn't change the mechanics of how transfers work and they will see themselves in a better position today then they were last week. Also we don't know what WHU may have agreed to in add ons, that could easily be 10M that will never be paid.Regardless of how the deal was structured and accounted for etc, I don't think anyone can deny that West Ham did their conkers on Haller.