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Re: Tom Cairney
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 02:55:20 PM »
We'd get at least 15m for Cairney, and we may have to take it. Sure, we'd then have to replace Cairney, but we originally signed Cairney for 3m. And found Johansen for 2m. And McDonald on the cheap. And Kebano for 3.5m. And Ayite for a small fee. And Aluko on a free.

Cairney has unique skill and talent for our level, so he'd be hard to replace, but I feel confident in Joka and Tony K's crew to make a better squad next season, with or without Cairney.

And I'd never blame Tom for going now. He's 26, this would be a huge pay bump and a chance to play against some of the best teams in the world. We should thank him, and wish him well, if he ends up leaving.

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Re: Tom Cairney
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2017, 03:54:40 PM »
We'd get at least 15m for Cairney, and we may have to take it. Sure, we'd then have to replace Cairney, but we originally signed Cairney for 3m. And found Johansen for 2m. And McDonald on the cheap. And Kebano for 3.5m. And Ayite for a small fee.

Cairney has unique skill and talent for our level, so he'd be hard to replace, but I feel confident in Joka and Tony K's crew to make a better squad next season, with or without Cairney.

And I'd never blame Tom for going now. He's 26, this would be a huge pay bump and a chance to play against some of the best teams in the world. We should thank him, and wish him well, if he ends up leaving.

Completely agree, if we can get a big wedge and he makes some decent cash out of it I'm happy for both the club and him that he leaves. He has served us well and owes us nothing.
But if he wants to stay and we pay him the going rate then I'm also happy.
All round its a win/win.

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Re: Tom Cairney
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 07:19:58 PM »
We'd get at least 15m for Cairney, and we may have to take it. Sure, we'd then have to replace Cairney, but we originally signed Cairney for 3m. And found Johansen for 2m. And McDonald on the cheap. And Kebano for 3.5m. And Ayite for a small fee.

Cairney has unique skill and talent for our level, so he'd be hard to replace, but I feel confident in Joka and Tony K's crew to make a better squad next season, with or without Cairney.

And I'd never blame Tom for going now. He's 26, this would be a huge pay bump and a chance to play against some of the best teams in the world. We should thank him, and wish him well, if he ends up leaving.
How can anyone be confident that any Cairney money would be put to good use on replacements, just think of some of our failures in the transfer market, that immediately come to mind.
Ruiz
Mitroglou
Sigurdsson
Martin.
It is always better for us to keep a proven talented player as we rarely use incoming transfer money to improve the team.


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Re: Tom Cairney
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2017, 09:30:38 PM »
We'd get at least 15m for Cairney, and we may have to take it. Sure, we'd then have to replace Cairney, but we originally signed Cairney for 3m. And found Johansen for 2m. And McDonald on the cheap. And Kebano for 3.5m. And Ayite for a small fee.

Cairney has unique skill and talent for our level, so he'd be hard to replace, but I feel confident in Joka and Tony K's crew to make a better squad next season, with or without Cairney.

And I'd never blame Tom for going now. He's 26, this would be a huge pay bump and a chance to play against some of the best teams in the world. We should thank him, and wish him well, if he ends up leaving.
How can anyone be confident that any Cairney money would be put to good use on replacements, just think of some of our failures in the transfer market, that immediately come to mind.
Ruiz
Mitroglou
Sigurdsson
Martin.
It is always better for us to keep a proven talented player as we rarely use incoming transfer money to improve the team.

Except when we sold Ross and Mitroglou last summer and added Johansen, McDonald, Kebano, Ayite, Aluko, Martin on loan, Piazon on loan, Button, Odoi, Kalas on loan, etc and went from relegation threat to the playoffs in the first full season under Jokanovic and Tony Khan and Co?

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Re: Tom Cairney
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2017, 11:45:20 AM »
We'd get at least 15m for Cairney, and we may have to take it. Sure, we'd then have to replace Cairney, but we originally signed Cairney for 3m. And found Johansen for 2m. And McDonald on the cheap. And Kebano for 3.5m. And Ayite for a small fee.

Cairney has unique skill and talent for our level, so he'd be hard to replace, but I feel confident in Joka and Tony K's crew to make a better squad next season, with or without Cairney.

And I'd never blame Tom for going now. He's 26, this would be a huge pay bump and a chance to play against some of the best teams in the world. We should thank him, and wish him well, if he ends up leaving.
How can anyone be confident that any Cairney money would be put to good use on replacements, just think of some of our failures in the transfer market, that immediately come to mind.
Ruiz
Mitroglou
Sigurdsson
Martin.
It is always better for us to keep a proven talented player as we rarely use incoming transfer money to improve the team.

Ruiz and Mitroglou were before new statistics based transfer policy I think?(?)

Martin technically scored numerous goals and looked very good before he was unsettled by another club/family issues. Can't really expect statistics to predict that!

I think the new transfer model has been a resounding success despite early fears it was too conservative. Admittedly, I still feel it's slightly on the conservative side if we want to push for promotion but you can't deny the current squad has been put together by the much maligned T Khan/Kleine combination.