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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by windmill View Post
    Fuckin Middlesbrough.
    That's what hurts the most.
    Could have been Middlesbrough, or Hull or Sunderland, or any one of the other recent-Premier league clubs who have the kind of money for one season in the top flight that takes Nottingham Forest over ten years just to turn over.

    Welcome to Modern Football. It's shit.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by truredwal View Post
    How much of the "£15m" do we give to posh? also was it actually £15m?
    Seems like a few on here are happy we've sold the best striker in the league to a team in the same division, I'm not, just hope this means its not another season of scrapping at the bottom.
    noone knows for sure, other than its less than 25% (confirmed by the Posh owner himself) probably in the region of 15-20%, which would be between 2.25 and 3 million


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    The only good thing to come out of Middlesborough was Brian Clough.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Boro are strange. I remember seeing their stadium 80% empty as soon as they have a bad run.

    Nothing would please me more in football than complete failure for them next season, that includes you now Britt sorry - 0 goals for you would be great.

    Certainly got more money than us though, and that's what counts the most.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by cms186 View Post
    noone knows for sure, other than its less than 25% (confirmed by the Posh owner himself) probably in the region of 15-20%, which would be between 2.25 and 3 million
    Surely it's a percentage of the profit?


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by It's Baggio View Post
    Surely it's a percentage of the profit?
    Usually.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    I just saw the club's statement. It does not make sense. If a release clause was met then there is nothing the club could have done, therefore the last part (we felt etc.) makes no sense.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by It's Baggio View Post
    Surely it's a percentage of the profit?
    It most certainly is in most cases.

    So - conservatively - if we sold for £15m and we paid Peterborough £5.5m, then that's a £9.5m "profit", so between 10-20% of that (so £950k to £1.8m)

    Of course, if we paid more to Peterborough (clauses or what have you) then the percentage amount is less.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    I just saw the club's statement. It does not make sense. If a release clause was met then there is nothing the club could have done, therefore the last part (we felt etc.) makes no sense.
    You wrote the club's statement tho didn't you

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    I just saw the club's statement. It does not make sense. If a release clause was met then there is nothing the club could have done, therefore the last part (we felt etc.) makes no sense.
    It might have been a release clause for specific clubs (ie Premiership clubs) which Middlesborough werent one of


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by It's Baggio View Post
    Surely it's a percentage of the profit?
    true, might be, didnt think of that


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by eugeneboppboppbopp View Post
    You wrote the club's statement tho didn't you

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    I just saw the club's statement. It does not make sense. If a release clause was met then there is nothing the club could have done, therefore the last part (we felt etc.) makes no sense.
    It does, if you think about this:

    A club can meet a players' release clause, but the player does not have to move.

    As ever in the modern game, it is the player, and his agent, who hold all the cards.

    I look at it that the Middlesbrough offer met the release clause inserted in his contract, which allowed them to talk to him (and that's all it does, really) and the player himself decided to move. Helped, no doubt, by the lucrative salary on offer.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    What grates most for me is that it makes a mockery of the football leagues FFP rules.

    Parachute money completely skews any 'fairness' in the division - Boro have spent over £25m whilst we are hamstrung by the rules.

    It's a farce.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    I just saw the club's statement. It does not make sense. If a release clause was met then there is nothing the club could have done, therefore the last part (we felt etc.) makes no sense.
    So there was a release clause but no one bothered to inform Burnley, who just happened to make two bids under the magic figure; makes no sense.

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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Release clause or not, anyone who thinks we can turn down that kind of money is crazy.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    It does, if you think about this:

    A club can meet a players' release clause, but the player does not have to move.

    As ever in the modern game, it is the player, and his agent, who hold all the cards.

    I look at it that the Middlesbrough offer met the release clause inserted in his contract, which allowed them to talk to him (and that's all it does, really) and the player himself decided to move. Helped, no doubt, by the lucrative salary on offer.
    Yes, but the statement clearly implies that the club could have said no. If a release clause was met, it could certainly not.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Seeing as Fawaz negotiated our purchase of BA then I wouldn't be surprised if Posh have a 95% sell on clause


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    It does, if you think about this:

    A club can meet a players' release clause, but the player does not have to move.

    As ever in the modern game, it is the player, and his agent, who hold all the cards.

    I look at it that the Middlesbrough offer met the release clause inserted in his contract, which allowed them to talk to him (and that's all it does, really) and the player himself decided to move. Helped, no doubt, by the lucrative salary on offer.
    It's still slightly peculiar. They're implying that they could've stood in his way if the clause hadn't been met - but it had, so it feels a bit redundant. It's only logical to try to dampen the backlash though I suppose.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Parachute payments should only be allowed to be spent on existing squad members not on new signings. That would slow the ever increasing gap.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    I just saw the club's statement. It does not make sense. If a release clause was met then there is nothing the club could have done, therefore the last part (we felt etc.) makes no sense.
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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by Collymore! View Post
    Boro are strange. I remember seeing their stadium 80% empty as soon as they have a bad run.

    Nothing would please me more in football than complete failure for them next season, that includes you now Britt sorry - 0 goals for you would be great.

    Certainly got more money than us though, and that's what counts the most.
    Their fans are very fickle. Like you say, the stadium was two thirds empty 3 or 4 years ago.
    I remember going there when we played them boxing day a few years ago, they were riding high and had sold out for the first time in about seven years. Talking to some Boro fans in a pub before the game and they were really arrogant, 'we're going up', 'we've sold out', 'best fans in the league'. They were proper deluded nobs with short memories, you couldn't have a civil conversation with them.
    And you know what, we lost, what a surprise. But the atmosphere was shit, not a patch on Ayresome Park in the 80's.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    Yes, but the statement clearly implies that the club could have said no. If a release clause was met, it could certainly not.
    Arsenal/Suarez/Liverpool


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Their fans are very fickle. Like you say, the stadium was two thirds empty 3 or 4 years ago.
    I remember going there when we played them boxing day a few years ago, they were riding high and had sold out for the first time in about seven years. Talking to some Boro fans in a pub before the game and they were really arrogant, 'we're going up', 'we've sold out', 'best fans in the league'. They were proper deluded nobs with short memories, you couldn't have a civil conversation with them.
    And you know what, we lost, what a surprise. But the atmosphere was shit, not a patch on Ayresome Park in the 80's.
    Boro are another club who, like West From, Stoke, Bournemouth and Watford, have gotten to a level higher than their history and fanbase justify, merely by the exponent of getting promoted in to the Premier League and then soaking up the ridiculous amount of money on offer there.


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    Default Re: Britt Curtis Assombalonga

    I for one would like to wish him all the best in the future...onwards and upwards...


 

 

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