Bournemouth EchoUPDATE AFC Bournemouth: Cherries accept Cardiff bid for Grabban (From Bournemouth Echo)

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UPDATE AFC Bournemouth: Cherries accept Cardiff bid for Grabban

Bournemouth Echo: BID ACCEPTED: Cherries striker Lewis Grabban BID ACCEPTED: Cherries striker Lewis Grabban

STRIKER Lewis Grabban looks set to leave Dean Court after Cherries tonight confirmed they had accepted an offer from Championship rivals Cardiff City.

The undisclosed bid – which is understood to have triggered a £3million release clause in Grabban’s contract – was tabled by the Bluebirds this afternoon.

As a result, Cherries were obliged to give Grabban permission to speak to the recently-relegated Premier League outfit and he is due to head to south Wales to discuss personal terms.

Should he finalise a move to the Cardiff City Stadium, it would represent a record fee received by Cherries, dwarfing the £1m paid by Burnley for Danny Ings in August 2011.

And it would also see Cherries bank £1.9m more than they would have had he joined Brighton in January after the Seagulls had met a £1.1m release clause in his previous contract.

Grabban joined Cherries in a £300,000 deal from Rotherham two years ago and the Yorkshire outfit are understood to be entitled to a percentage of any potential sale.

Speculation surrounding Grabban’s future mounted after the season had ended with Cardiff, Middlesbrough, Brighton and Crystal Palace all linked with the frontman.

And reports which surfaced this morning suggested Boro were leading the race for the south Londoner, with Sky Sports claiming the Teessiders had made an “approach” and an “official move” for the player.

However, Cardiff, managed by former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, made the first move and clearly see Grabban as the perfect foil for new signing Javi Guerra from Real Valladolid.

Grabban saw his stock rise sharply after netting 22 times for Cherries last season, finishing the campaign as one of the leading goalscorers in the Championship.

He committed his future to Cherries and was rewarded with an improved three-and-a-half year deal after rejecting Brighton’s overtures four months ago.

In an interview with the Daily Echo on Saturday, Grabban said: “People might look at where we have come from and the stadium and see us as a small club but we have a wealthy owner so it doesn’t look like we need to sell players.”

And on being linked with former club Palace, he added: “As a player, it is a compliment to be linked with other clubs. Everyone has ambitions to play in the Premier League.”

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6:23pm Wed 14 May 14

Nat1234 says...

Oh no ,, we will need a good player to replace him ..
Oh no ,, we will need a good player to replace him .. Nat1234
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6:24pm Wed 14 May 14

Nat1234 says...

3 million isn't enough for him...
3 million isn't enough for him... Nat1234
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6:24pm Wed 14 May 14

CC C-siders says...

Raving mad
Raving mad CC C-siders
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6:30pm Wed 14 May 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Sad to see him go but just imagine if we get promoted and Cardiff does not!!! I wonder how Lewis would feel about his decision to move sideways!!!!

Good luck to him. It goes to show how much the Echo knew. This morning article 'no bids' few hours later the club has accepted an offer for him. Oh well life goes on.
Sad to see him go but just imagine if we get promoted and Cardiff does not!!! I wonder how Lewis would feel about his decision to move sideways!!!! Good luck to him. It goes to show how much the Echo knew. This morning article 'no bids' few hours later the club has accepted an offer for him. Oh well life goes on. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 2

6:36pm Wed 14 May 14

Nat1234 says...

I'm just hoping that this doesn't mean we will be giving up on dreams of promotion . Perhaps with 3 million and money from lallana . We might be able to put in a strong bid for McCormack .. If we do sale Lewis , it will put a big hole in the squad ..
I'm just hoping that this doesn't mean we will be giving up on dreams of promotion . Perhaps with 3 million and money from lallana . We might be able to put in a strong bid for McCormack .. If we do sale Lewis , it will put a big hole in the squad .. Nat1234
  • Score: 0

6:36pm Wed 14 May 14

cherryexe says...

Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on.
Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on. cherryexe
  • Score: 12

6:46pm Wed 14 May 14

Afcbives says...

cherryexe wrote:
Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on.
Tokelo rantie? Yeah great judgement
[quote][p][bold]cherryexe[/bold] wrote: Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on.[/p][/quote]Tokelo rantie? Yeah great judgement Afcbives
  • Score: -28

6:49pm Wed 14 May 14

your having a laugh111 says...

Great buisness and good profit, he done well for us but 3million, were laughing all the way to the bank.
Great buisness and good profit, he done well for us but 3million, were laughing all the way to the bank. your having a laugh111
  • Score: 10

6:51pm Wed 14 May 14

Court Side says...

Bound to happen, this is the reward for failure in the Premier League, pots of cash to chuck around in the Championship. Now that Cardiff have made their move i wouldn't be surprised if Palace jumped in. You couldn't begrudge Lewis a move to the Prem, also he may feel a move to Cardiff might get him there within a season. Boro would be a waste of time, a sideways move in my book or he could stay put! If he does go, and it's highly likely he will, he'll go with my best wishes for the future but before anyone despairs of our forward line, £3 mill for Grabbs plus £5 mill+ with Lallana moving on makes quite a wad of cash to invest in the next AFCB goalscoring hero. Exciting times!
Bound to happen, this is the reward for failure in the Premier League, pots of cash to chuck around in the Championship. Now that Cardiff have made their move i wouldn't be surprised if Palace jumped in. You couldn't begrudge Lewis a move to the Prem, also he may feel a move to Cardiff might get him there within a season. Boro would be a waste of time, a sideways move in my book or he could stay put! If he does go, and it's highly likely he will, he'll go with my best wishes for the future but before anyone despairs of our forward line, £3 mill for Grabbs plus £5 mill+ with Lallana moving on makes quite a wad of cash to invest in the next AFCB goalscoring hero. Exciting times! Court Side
  • Score: 17

6:53pm Wed 14 May 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

WE can not blame Lewis if he accepts Cardiffs terms. . . Its a short career. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CASH IS KING
WE can not blame Lewis if he accepts Cardiffs terms. . . Its a short career. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CASH IS KING RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 13

6:55pm Wed 14 May 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

I think Grabbs was always going t go, a bit of a journeyman really. Anyway thanks for the goals and good luck, shame it's with a competitor club, but hey ho WTF!

At least we can move on and sort out our striking needs early in the close season..
In Eddie & Jason we trust!
I think Grabbs was always going t go, a bit of a journeyman really. Anyway thanks for the goals and good luck, shame it's with a competitor club, but hey ho WTF! At least we can move on and sort out our striking needs early in the close season.. In Eddie & Jason we trust! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 15

6:58pm Wed 14 May 14

Afcbpete says...

His agents done well, yet another release clause met!!
I have always thought we can do better than Lewis, for us to move forwards, so yes, £3mil is cheaper than I'd of liked, but far better than the £1mil Brighton were going to pay. It seems to me Grabb's wants out, otherwise why keep seeing what's on offer. Nope, Eddie paid only 400k for Yann, I'm sure he has someone up his sleeve.... UTCIAD
His agents done well, yet another release clause met!! I have always thought we can do better than Lewis, for us to move forwards, so yes, £3mil is cheaper than I'd of liked, but far better than the £1mil Brighton were going to pay. It seems to me Grabb's wants out, otherwise why keep seeing what's on offer. Nope, Eddie paid only 400k for Yann, I'm sure he has someone up his sleeve.... UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 14

6:59pm Wed 14 May 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

If the release clause was met, Afcb had no choice but to accept the bid, however, it doesn't necessarily mean the deal will go through, as proved by the Brighton debacle.
If the player wants to go, get it done and find a replacement. I do hope this does not become destabilizing to the rest of the squad, as we have something very special building at the club.
If the release clause was met, Afcb had no choice but to accept the bid, however, it doesn't necessarily mean the deal will go through, as proved by the Brighton debacle. If the player wants to go, get it done and find a replacement. I do hope this does not become destabilizing to the rest of the squad, as we have something very special building at the club. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 17

6:59pm Wed 14 May 14

Deejaycee says...

Obviously Grabban was not prepared to practice what he was preaching following the comments he made in a recent article about keeping the squad together for next season.
Obviously Grabban was not prepared to practice what he was preaching following the comments he made in a recent article about keeping the squad together for next season. Deejaycee
  • Score: 24

7:00pm Wed 14 May 14

cherrydragon says...

Good price but I think he can do better than Cardiff
Good price but I think he can do better than Cardiff cherrydragon
  • Score: 12

7:00pm Wed 14 May 14

Nat1234 says...

Perhaps Eddie is going to rely on rantie as a replacement for grabbs ...
Perhaps Eddie is going to rely on rantie as a replacement for grabbs ... Nat1234
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7:02pm Wed 14 May 14

horsted says...

after all he said about keeping this team together, now he's followed the money, gone down in my estimation, turncoat
after all he said about keeping this team together, now he's followed the money, gone down in my estimation, turncoat horsted
  • Score: -3

7:08pm Wed 14 May 14

Julian 2014 says...

So hear we go,we won't sell any of our players and would like to keep the team intact?a pile of poo poo.
So hear we go,we won't sell any of our players and would like to keep the team intact?a pile of poo poo. Julian 2014
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7:08pm Wed 14 May 14

horsted says...

and we gave him a good new contract
and we gave him a good new contract horsted
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7:13pm Wed 14 May 14

dustbindanny says...

Well my premonition is turning out to be correct, unfortunately! I said a couple of days ago that I thought we had seen the last of lewis in a Cherries shirt? Mind you he still has,nt signed yet! Who will replace him? Didn't Eddie sign a young Irish lad last season, with a good reputation for scoring goals?
Well my premonition is turning out to be correct, unfortunately! I said a couple of days ago that I thought we had seen the last of lewis in a Cherries shirt? Mind you he still has,nt signed yet! Who will replace him? Didn't Eddie sign a young Irish lad last season, with a good reputation for scoring goals? dustbindanny
  • Score: 7

7:19pm Wed 14 May 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

horsted wrote:
after all he said about keeping this team together, now he's followed the money, gone down in my estimation, turncoat
At the moment Lewis is still our player, so let's not start knocking the lad. If he goes we will be suitably compensated for a player that cost 300k (alledgedly) and has had one very good season in the championship. If he goes... good luck to the guy, but REMEMBER.......
Our club is bigger than any individual.!!!!
[quote][p][bold]horsted[/bold] wrote: after all he said about keeping this team together, now he's followed the money, gone down in my estimation, turncoat[/p][/quote]At the moment Lewis is still our player, so let's not start knocking the lad. If he goes we will be suitably compensated for a player that cost 300k (alledgedly) and has had one very good season in the championship. If he goes... good luck to the guy, but REMEMBER....... Our club is bigger than any individual.!!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 20

7:22pm Wed 14 May 14

Solentcherry says...

Afcbpete wrote:
His agents done well, yet another release clause met!!
I have always thought we can do better than Lewis, for us to move forwards, so yes, £3mil is cheaper than I'd of liked, but far better than the £1mil Brighton were going to pay. It seems to me Grabb's wants out, otherwise why keep seeing what's on offer. Nope, Eddie paid only 400k for Yann, I'm sure he has someone up his sleeve.... UTCIAD
Agree Pete, these release clauses were put in for a reason.
Would have liked a bit more, judging by the prices paid for Jordan Rhodes and the like, but would now NOT want the club to offer him more to try and persuade him to stay like they did when he spoke to Brighton.
His article in this paper a few days ago were hollow words.!
Hopefully, Palace will come in with a higher last minute offer.
Agree with another poster in that I hope this doesn't open up the floodgates.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: His agents done well, yet another release clause met!! I have always thought we can do better than Lewis, for us to move forwards, so yes, £3mil is cheaper than I'd of liked, but far better than the £1mil Brighton were going to pay. It seems to me Grabb's wants out, otherwise why keep seeing what's on offer. Nope, Eddie paid only 400k for Yann, I'm sure he has someone up his sleeve.... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Agree Pete, these release clauses were put in for a reason. Would have liked a bit more, judging by the prices paid for Jordan Rhodes and the like, but would now NOT want the club to offer him more to try and persuade him to stay like they did when he spoke to Brighton. His article in this paper a few days ago were hollow words.! Hopefully, Palace will come in with a higher last minute offer. Agree with another poster in that I hope this doesn't open up the floodgates. Solentcherry
  • Score: 8

7:24pm Wed 14 May 14

Julian 2014 says...

Yann and Lewis were a great partnership,Eddie Howe said he wanted the players to stay together for a push for promotion next season,but we knew a club would come in for a bid on Lewis!!I
Yann and Lewis were a great partnership,Eddie Howe said he wanted the players to stay together for a push for promotion next season,but we knew a club would come in for a bid on Lewis!!I Julian 2014
  • Score: 5

7:24pm Wed 14 May 14

cherryexe says...

Afcbives wrote:
cherryexe wrote: Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on.
Tokelo rantie? Yeah great judgement
Think you're find Eddie was pushed into sign him by people no longer at the club and anyway what about yann, surman, Ritchie pugh etc all eddies signings
[quote][p][bold]Afcbives[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherryexe[/bold] wrote: Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on.[/p][/quote]Tokelo rantie? Yeah great judgement[/p][/quote]Think you're find Eddie was pushed into sign him by people no longer at the club and anyway what about yann, surman, Ritchie pugh etc all eddies signings cherryexe
  • Score: 3

7:43pm Wed 14 May 14

Yorkie Cherry says...

Cardiff already spending their £62 million TV windfall. How many of Grabbs goals were from the penalty spot this season? I think the low sell-on trigger was determined by the salary cap at Bournemouth. Good luck to him but I reckon Eddie will have lined up a ready made replacement.
Cardiff already spending their £62 million TV windfall. How many of Grabbs goals were from the penalty spot this season? I think the low sell-on trigger was determined by the salary cap at Bournemouth. Good luck to him but I reckon Eddie will have lined up a ready made replacement. Yorkie Cherry
  • Score: 14

8:05pm Wed 14 May 14

wiltshireboy says...

What about the embargo on Russian Oil Companies , Any Connections ?. wondered.
What about the embargo on Russian Oil Companies , Any Connections ?. wondered. wiltshireboy
  • Score: 0

8:20pm Wed 14 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

It is a money orientated business ,sad to see him go but come on to cardiff would have thought he could do a lot better than moving to what is another championship club
It is a money orientated business ,sad to see him go but come on to cardiff would have thought he could do a lot better than moving to what is another championship club alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

8:26pm Wed 14 May 14

YafcbY says...

It's interesting league the Championship. We may well be punished under FFP for having a wealthy owner. However Cardiff are banking £60 million for finishing bottom of the league. The FA want to destroy the football league to make room for clubs like Cardiff to have a B team, ensuring the finance stays within certain clubs.

Three million is very good deal for Cardiff. A proven goal scorer at this level, not surprised they have moved this quickly. A good deal for Bournemouth since frankly, we knew when he turned down Brighton he would be leaving in the summer. Good timing for us, ensures we can have as much time as possible to find a replacement.

On a personal note I'll be very disappointed for him if a Premier League does not come in for him. He is a great talent, and after the exceptional season he has had he does deserve a crack at a higher level.

Hope he stays... but he has my absolute best wishes if he chooses to leave. (But please don't score against us) :-)
It's interesting league the Championship. We may well be punished under FFP for having a wealthy owner. However Cardiff are banking £60 million for finishing bottom of the league. The FA want to destroy the football league to make room for clubs like Cardiff to have a B team, ensuring the finance stays within certain clubs. Three million is very good deal for Cardiff. A proven goal scorer at this level, not surprised they have moved this quickly. A good deal for Bournemouth since frankly, we knew when he turned down Brighton he would be leaving in the summer. Good timing for us, ensures we can have as much time as possible to find a replacement. On a personal note I'll be very disappointed for him if a Premier League does not come in for him. He is a great talent, and after the exceptional season he has had he does deserve a crack at a higher level. Hope he stays... but he has my absolute best wishes if he chooses to leave. (But please don't score against us) :-) YafcbY
  • Score: 12

8:27pm Wed 14 May 14

cromwell9 says...

Lewis has done well for us ,So I wish him all the best
Football is a short life ,Cardiff city are a big club.He will use that as a stepping stone to the Premiership ,And good luck to him,
Eddie has one or two fingers in the fire,So I am not too concerned by todays news.
Roll on next season ,cant wait,
Lewis has done well for us ,So I wish him all the best Football is a short life ,Cardiff city are a big club.He will use that as a stepping stone to the Premiership ,And good luck to him, Eddie has one or two fingers in the fire,So I am not too concerned by todays news. Roll on next season ,cant wait, cromwell9
  • Score: 10

8:27pm Wed 14 May 14

Talkingheadera says...

Torres is available cheap!
Torres is available cheap! Talkingheadera
  • Score: 4

8:28pm Wed 14 May 14

babyduck says...

Eddie will have someone lined up already . They wouldn't have given him a release clause if he was that important to our future. He's had a great season and scored some great goals but he's missed a fair few too (Liverpool match alone). His best quality is his endless running and pace which scared the life out of some good defenders this year . If u look at his career he's always moved for money so good luck to him, thanks for the memories and the 22 goals . I hope you have more joy than other AFCB greats who have gone to greener grass and regretted it. Let's compare fortunes next May . In Eddie we trust.
Eddie will have someone lined up already . They wouldn't have given him a release clause if he was that important to our future. He's had a great season and scored some great goals but he's missed a fair few too (Liverpool match alone). His best quality is his endless running and pace which scared the life out of some good defenders this year . If u look at his career he's always moved for money so good luck to him, thanks for the memories and the 22 goals . I hope you have more joy than other AFCB greats who have gone to greener grass and regretted it. Let's compare fortunes next May . In Eddie we trust. babyduck
  • Score: 7

8:29pm Wed 14 May 14

devon fan says...

not a good move just before putting season tickets on sale, it gives the impression we are a selling club, Eddie will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to satisfy fans they are serious about their claims to be a progressive club
not a good move just before putting season tickets on sale, it gives the impression we are a selling club, Eddie will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to satisfy fans they are serious about their claims to be a progressive club devon fan
  • Score: -7

8:41pm Wed 14 May 14

afcb-mark says...

I would have been more concerned if we were to lose Kermorgant. Lewis was on a poor run until Yann came in and prior to Yann's arrival Lewis was only scoring the odd goal from open play, most of his goals were from the penalty spot.. Yann fed him and linked up with him really well and he will continue do that with any new striker who is brought in. One man does not make a team. Good luck to Lewis, I don't think losing him will make us weaker, hopefully his replacement will make us stronger.
I would have been more concerned if we were to lose Kermorgant. Lewis was on a poor run until Yann came in and prior to Yann's arrival Lewis was only scoring the odd goal from open play, most of his goals were from the penalty spot.. Yann fed him and linked up with him really well and he will continue do that with any new striker who is brought in. One man does not make a team. Good luck to Lewis, I don't think losing him will make us weaker, hopefully his replacement will make us stronger. afcb-mark
  • Score: 24

8:41pm Wed 14 May 14

YafcbY says...

devon fan wrote:
not a good move just before putting season tickets on sale, it gives the impression we are a selling club, Eddie will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to satisfy fans they are serious about their claims to be a progressive club
Nonsense. This gives all Bournemouth supporters a good impression of how well our club is run. Remember the days of losing O'Connor and Elliot on free transfers? Or Carl Fletcher for a weak £250,000???

The club convinced our top goal scorer to sign a new contract. Kept the goals that not only kept us in the league, but almost got us into playoffs. Also the contract ensured we're banking for more money rather than losing him to a rival... for less.

If Bournemouth supporters are not satisfied then frankly I don't know what will make them happy!
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: not a good move just before putting season tickets on sale, it gives the impression we are a selling club, Eddie will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to satisfy fans they are serious about their claims to be a progressive club[/p][/quote]Nonsense. This gives all Bournemouth supporters a good impression of how well our club is run. Remember the days of losing O'Connor and Elliot on free transfers? Or Carl Fletcher for a weak £250,000??? The club convinced our top goal scorer to sign a new contract. Kept the goals that not only kept us in the league, but almost got us into playoffs. Also the contract ensured we're banking for more money rather than losing him to a rival... for less. If Bournemouth supporters are not satisfied then frankly I don't know what will make them happy! YafcbY
  • Score: 17

8:42pm Wed 14 May 14

mark.s says...

Was always going to happen this summer, better to get it done early.

All the best to Grabban, it's been a very good season. But one good season for 3M? We've had worse deals in our time.

Cardiff will get a very hard working striker who will put in a shift regardless of whether the play him on the wing or up front.

We get a massive pay off, potentially made all the great if things keep going the way they are down the road regarding Lallana.
Was always going to happen this summer, better to get it done early. All the best to Grabban, it's been a very good season. But one good season for 3M? We've had worse deals in our time. Cardiff will get a very hard working striker who will put in a shift regardless of whether the play him on the wing or up front. We get a massive pay off, potentially made all the great if things keep going the way they are down the road regarding Lallana. mark.s
  • Score: 4

8:49pm Wed 14 May 14

Skully T Man says...

Afcbives wrote:
cherryexe wrote:
Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on.
Tokelo rantie? Yeah great judgement
What about yann kermogant for 400k??? now that was a bargain! Rantie is 23 so has afew years ahead of him, we can all see he has abit of talent give him another year or 2 before you put him on the scrape heap! Eddie is our king!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbives[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherryexe[/bold] wrote: Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on.[/p][/quote]Tokelo rantie? Yeah great judgement[/p][/quote]What about yann kermogant for 400k??? now that was a bargain! Rantie is 23 so has afew years ahead of him, we can all see he has abit of talent give him another year or 2 before you put him on the scrape heap! Eddie is our king! Skully T Man
  • Score: 5

8:51pm Wed 14 May 14

Sotonfc1984 says...

Don't get me wrong, I like Bournemouth but Cardiff got more chance of getting in prem tho, better foundations, just sayin.
Don't get me wrong, I like Bournemouth but Cardiff got more chance of getting in prem tho, better foundations, just sayin. Sotonfc1984
  • Score: 8

8:58pm Wed 14 May 14

devon fan says...

YafcbY wrote:
devon fan wrote:
not a good move just before putting season tickets on sale, it gives the impression we are a selling club, Eddie will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to satisfy fans they are serious about their claims to be a progressive club
Nonsense. This gives all Bournemouth supporters a good impression of how well our club is run. Remember the days of losing O'Connor and Elliot on free transfers? Or Carl Fletcher for a weak £250,000???

The club convinced our top goal scorer to sign a new contract. Kept the goals that not only kept us in the league, but almost got us into playoffs. Also the contract ensured we're banking for more money rather than losing him to a rival... for less.

If Bournemouth supporters are not satisfied then frankly I don't know what will make them happy!
have no problem with Grabban moving if thats what he wants and it benefits the club, but we have always undersold our best players, and supporters have a right to be wary, especially when even though this news has broken there is still no comment from the club on their website, a little more openness is needed
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: not a good move just before putting season tickets on sale, it gives the impression we are a selling club, Eddie will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to satisfy fans they are serious about their claims to be a progressive club[/p][/quote]Nonsense. This gives all Bournemouth supporters a good impression of how well our club is run. Remember the days of losing O'Connor and Elliot on free transfers? Or Carl Fletcher for a weak £250,000??? The club convinced our top goal scorer to sign a new contract. Kept the goals that not only kept us in the league, but almost got us into playoffs. Also the contract ensured we're banking for more money rather than losing him to a rival... for less. If Bournemouth supporters are not satisfied then frankly I don't know what will make them happy![/p][/quote]have no problem with Grabban moving if thats what he wants and it benefits the club, but we have always undersold our best players, and supporters have a right to be wary, especially when even though this news has broken there is still no comment from the club on their website, a little more openness is needed devon fan
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9:45pm Wed 14 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

Fair play Lewis, thank you and good luck.
Great bit of business, it should go towards balancing the books and I think Ted has got it about right he is a bit of a journeyman there have been dozens of players like him before and there will be many more after.

This fair play rule has to be taken seriously and £3,000,000 has to be taken seriously too.
Fear not my fellow cherries Eddy will have expected this and the club too so we can look forward to next season with Dan Gozling and who knows who else.

U T C I A D >
Fair play Lewis, thank you and good luck. Great bit of business, it should go towards balancing the books and I think Ted has got it about right he is a bit of a journeyman there have been dozens of players like him before and there will be many more after. This fair play rule has to be taken seriously and £3,000,000 has to be taken seriously too. Fear not my fellow cherries Eddy will have expected this and the club too so we can look forward to next season with Dan Gozling and who knows who else. U T C I A D > coops1965cherry
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9:47pm Wed 14 May 14

Julian 2014 says...

I wonder of the club has over spent and are trying to claw back money into their bank account?
I wonder of the club has over spent and are trying to claw back money into their bank account? Julian 2014
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9:48pm Wed 14 May 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Does that mean there's enough money to bring home Vokes and Ings
Does that mean there's enough money to bring home Vokes and Ings cheeriedriteup
  • Score: -1

10:09pm Wed 14 May 14

BluebirdDorset says...

Seems you guys rate him on the whole so looking forward to seeing Lewis in a bluebirds shirt next season, shame it is a red shirt though but that's another story. Can you take Kenwyne jones off our hands though instead please?
Seems you guys rate him on the whole so looking forward to seeing Lewis in a bluebirds shirt next season, shame it is a red shirt though but that's another story. Can you take Kenwyne jones off our hands though instead please? BluebirdDorset
  • Score: 6

10:27pm Wed 14 May 14

Court Side says...

BluebirdDorset wrote:
Seems you guys rate him on the whole so looking forward to seeing Lewis in a bluebirds shirt next season, shame it is a red shirt though but that's another story. Can you take Kenwyne jones off our hands though instead please?
If you get him your getting a good player. Selfless worker, good eye for a long range strike, bloody terrible one on one with the keeper. Be sorry to see him go but £3 mill's not a bad cut for us seeing as he nearly went to Brighton for £1 mill back in January.
I suppose that £60 million pot you've come down with should soften the blow as long as Solskjaer doesn't waste it, think the only hindrance to your immediate push for promotion could be your nut bar chairman!
[quote][p][bold]BluebirdDorset[/bold] wrote: Seems you guys rate him on the whole so looking forward to seeing Lewis in a bluebirds shirt next season, shame it is a red shirt though but that's another story. Can you take Kenwyne jones off our hands though instead please?[/p][/quote]If you get him your getting a good player. Selfless worker, good eye for a long range strike, bloody terrible one on one with the keeper. Be sorry to see him go but £3 mill's not a bad cut for us seeing as he nearly went to Brighton for £1 mill back in January. I suppose that £60 million pot you've come down with should soften the blow as long as Solskjaer doesn't waste it, think the only hindrance to your immediate push for promotion could be your nut bar chairman! Court Side
  • Score: 8

10:51pm Wed 14 May 14

BluebirdDorset says...

Court Side wrote:
BluebirdDorset wrote:
Seems you guys rate him on the whole so looking forward to seeing Lewis in a bluebirds shirt next season, shame it is a red shirt though but that's another story. Can you take Kenwyne jones off our hands though instead please?
If you get him your getting a good player. Selfless worker, good eye for a long range strike, bloody terrible one on one with the keeper. Be sorry to see him go but £3 mill's not a bad cut for us seeing as he nearly went to Brighton for £1 mill back in January.
I suppose that £60 million pot you've come down with should soften the blow as long as Solskjaer doesn't waste it, think the only hindrance to your immediate push for promotion could be your nut bar chairman!
Chairman is ok, the owner is the fruit cake but in fairness he backed both managers last season who generally used the money poorly. Solskjaer actually made a couple of signings that may be too good for the championship especially Daehli. Looking forward to a straightforward away trip to the goldsands next season, 7 miles to an away game is a lot easier than 115 miles to my home games. Hope you finish second next season!!!! Ps think you may end up getting Joe Mason as part of this deal.
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BluebirdDorset[/bold] wrote: Seems you guys rate him on the whole so looking forward to seeing Lewis in a bluebirds shirt next season, shame it is a red shirt though but that's another story. Can you take Kenwyne jones off our hands though instead please?[/p][/quote]If you get him your getting a good player. Selfless worker, good eye for a long range strike, bloody terrible one on one with the keeper. Be sorry to see him go but £3 mill's not a bad cut for us seeing as he nearly went to Brighton for £1 mill back in January. I suppose that £60 million pot you've come down with should soften the blow as long as Solskjaer doesn't waste it, think the only hindrance to your immediate push for promotion could be your nut bar chairman![/p][/quote]Chairman is ok, the owner is the fruit cake but in fairness he backed both managers last season who generally used the money poorly. Solskjaer actually made a couple of signings that may be too good for the championship especially Daehli. Looking forward to a straightforward away trip to the goldsands next season, 7 miles to an away game is a lot easier than 115 miles to my home games. Hope you finish second next season!!!! Ps think you may end up getting Joe Mason as part of this deal. BluebirdDorset
  • Score: 13

10:56pm Wed 14 May 14

Auzzi Cherry says...

Whilst Grabbs was a key player this season, not only for the amount of goals he scored, I feel that Yaan will be a far more prolific player not only for his goal scoring ability but more. I feel he is a far bigger threat that Grabban, and paired up with Pitman, Rantie, we may see better results that what we did with Grabban.

I hope he doesn't go. He had a great season in the Championship, and I really don't think Cardiff is a move up ...

I guess it just depends how much cash is throw his way each week.

UTC
Whilst Grabbs was a key player this season, not only for the amount of goals he scored, I feel that Yaan will be a far more prolific player not only for his goal scoring ability but more. I feel he is a far bigger threat that Grabban, and paired up with Pitman, Rantie, we may see better results that what we did with Grabban. I hope he doesn't go. He had a great season in the Championship, and I really don't think Cardiff is a move up ... I guess it just depends how much cash is throw his way each week. UTC Auzzi Cherry
  • Score: 4

10:57pm Wed 14 May 14

Court Side says...

BluebirdDorset wrote:
Court Side wrote:
BluebirdDorset wrote:
Seems you guys rate him on the whole so looking forward to seeing Lewis in a bluebirds shirt next season, shame it is a red shirt though but that's another story. Can you take Kenwyne jones off our hands though instead please?
If you get him your getting a good player. Selfless worker, good eye for a long range strike, bloody terrible one on one with the keeper. Be sorry to see him go but £3 mill's not a bad cut for us seeing as he nearly went to Brighton for £1 mill back in January.
I suppose that £60 million pot you've come down with should soften the blow as long as Solskjaer doesn't waste it, think the only hindrance to your immediate push for promotion could be your nut bar chairman!
Chairman is ok, the owner is the fruit cake but in fairness he backed both managers last season who generally used the money poorly. Solskjaer actually made a couple of signings that may be too good for the championship especially Daehli. Looking forward to a straightforward away trip to the goldsands next season, 7 miles to an away game is a lot easier than 115 miles to my home games. Hope you finish second next season!!!! Ps think you may end up getting Joe Mason as part of this deal.
Yes, owner, my mistake. Wouldn't say no to Joe Mason!
[quote][p][bold]BluebirdDorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BluebirdDorset[/bold] wrote: Seems you guys rate him on the whole so looking forward to seeing Lewis in a bluebirds shirt next season, shame it is a red shirt though but that's another story. Can you take Kenwyne jones off our hands though instead please?[/p][/quote]If you get him your getting a good player. Selfless worker, good eye for a long range strike, bloody terrible one on one with the keeper. Be sorry to see him go but £3 mill's not a bad cut for us seeing as he nearly went to Brighton for £1 mill back in January. I suppose that £60 million pot you've come down with should soften the blow as long as Solskjaer doesn't waste it, think the only hindrance to your immediate push for promotion could be your nut bar chairman![/p][/quote]Chairman is ok, the owner is the fruit cake but in fairness he backed both managers last season who generally used the money poorly. Solskjaer actually made a couple of signings that may be too good for the championship especially Daehli. Looking forward to a straightforward away trip to the goldsands next season, 7 miles to an away game is a lot easier than 115 miles to my home games. Hope you finish second next season!!!! Ps think you may end up getting Joe Mason as part of this deal.[/p][/quote]Yes, owner, my mistake. Wouldn't say no to Joe Mason! Court Side
  • Score: 5

11:04pm Wed 14 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

BluebirdDorset wrote:
Court Side wrote:
BluebirdDorset wrote:
Seems you guys rate him on the whole so looking forward to seeing Lewis in a bluebirds shirt next season, shame it is a red shirt though but that's another story. Can you take Kenwyne jones off our hands though instead please?
If you get him your getting a good player. Selfless worker, good eye for a long range strike, bloody terrible one on one with the keeper. Be sorry to see him go but £3 mill's not a bad cut for us seeing as he nearly went to Brighton for £1 mill back in January.
I suppose that £60 million pot you've come down with should soften the blow as long as Solskjaer doesn't waste it, think the only hindrance to your immediate push for promotion could be your nut bar chairman!
Chairman is ok, the owner is the fruit cake but in fairness he backed both managers last season who generally used the money poorly. Solskjaer actually made a couple of signings that may be too good for the championship especially Daehli. Looking forward to a straightforward away trip to the goldsands next season, 7 miles to an away game is a lot easier than 115 miles to my home games. Hope you finish second next season!!!! Ps think you may end up getting Joe Mason as part of this deal.
To be fair taff you can keep Jones he is not really gunna fit into the squad and the type of player that Howe wants.

You are getting a real goal machine and a work rate to match.

I dont know about fruit cake more of a nutter, cant believe the merry go round at your place this year, the thing is there is no loyalty in football anymore, non existant.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]BluebirdDorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BluebirdDorset[/bold] wrote: Seems you guys rate him on the whole so looking forward to seeing Lewis in a bluebirds shirt next season, shame it is a red shirt though but that's another story. Can you take Kenwyne jones off our hands though instead please?[/p][/quote]If you get him your getting a good player. Selfless worker, good eye for a long range strike, bloody terrible one on one with the keeper. Be sorry to see him go but £3 mill's not a bad cut for us seeing as he nearly went to Brighton for £1 mill back in January. I suppose that £60 million pot you've come down with should soften the blow as long as Solskjaer doesn't waste it, think the only hindrance to your immediate push for promotion could be your nut bar chairman![/p][/quote]Chairman is ok, the owner is the fruit cake but in fairness he backed both managers last season who generally used the money poorly. Solskjaer actually made a couple of signings that may be too good for the championship especially Daehli. Looking forward to a straightforward away trip to the goldsands next season, 7 miles to an away game is a lot easier than 115 miles to my home games. Hope you finish second next season!!!! Ps think you may end up getting Joe Mason as part of this deal.[/p][/quote]To be fair taff you can keep Jones he is not really gunna fit into the squad and the type of player that Howe wants. You are getting a real goal machine and a work rate to match. I dont know about fruit cake more of a nutter, cant believe the merry go round at your place this year, the thing is there is no loyalty in football anymore, non existant. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 1

5:53am Thu 15 May 14

ASM says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Perhaps Eddie is going to rely on rantie as a replacement for grabbs ...
yeah I hope so and I hope he shuts you up, like grabban shut all of his doubters up this season
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Perhaps Eddie is going to rely on rantie as a replacement for grabbs ...[/p][/quote]yeah I hope so and I hope he shuts you up, like grabban shut all of his doubters up this season ASM
  • Score: 13

6:05am Thu 15 May 14

ASM says...

Sotonfc1984 wrote:
Don't get me wrong, I like Bournemouth but Cardiff got more chance of getting in prem tho, better foundations, just sayin.
could say the same about pompy and saints, but pompy struggled in league 2 this year and saints were flying in the prem'.
We have a better run club than cardiff, we have a much better manager and chairman.
As for saints they all seem to be jumping ship..even the owners. I can't understand why? but don't care just as long as we get our 6 million for lallana.
cheers saints youth academy
[quote][p][bold]Sotonfc1984[/bold] wrote: Don't get me wrong, I like Bournemouth but Cardiff got more chance of getting in prem tho, better foundations, just sayin.[/p][/quote]could say the same about pompy and saints, but pompy struggled in league 2 this year and saints were flying in the prem'. We have a better run club than cardiff, we have a much better manager and chairman. As for saints they all seem to be jumping ship..even the owners. I can't understand why? but don't care just as long as we get our 6 million for lallana. cheers saints youth academy ASM
  • Score: 0

6:29am Thu 15 May 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

ASM wrote:
Sotonfc1984 wrote:
Don't get me wrong, I like Bournemouth but Cardiff got more chance of getting in prem tho, better foundations, just sayin.
could say the same about pompy and saints, but pompy struggled in league 2 this year and saints were flying in the prem'.
We have a better run club than cardiff, we have a much better manager and chairman.
As for saints they all seem to be jumping ship..even the owners. I can't understand why? but don't care just as long as we get our 6 million for lallana.
cheers saints youth academy
As long as we hold most of the team together I still expect us to be a force next season. The Championship is a very unpredictable league and there is no guarantee of promotion for the ex-premier clubs, Cardiff could be struggling in it for years to come. Good to have a non wind-up comment from a Saints fan, so though I don't agree thanks for your input.
UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sotonfc1984[/bold] wrote: Don't get me wrong, I like Bournemouth but Cardiff got more chance of getting in prem tho, better foundations, just sayin.[/p][/quote]could say the same about pompy and saints, but pompy struggled in league 2 this year and saints were flying in the prem'. We have a better run club than cardiff, we have a much better manager and chairman. As for saints they all seem to be jumping ship..even the owners. I can't understand why? but don't care just as long as we get our 6 million for lallana. cheers saints youth academy[/p][/quote]As long as we hold most of the team together I still expect us to be a force next season. The Championship is a very unpredictable league and there is no guarantee of promotion for the ex-premier clubs, Cardiff could be struggling in it for years to come. Good to have a non wind-up comment from a Saints fan, so though I don't agree thanks for your input. UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 1

7:04am Thu 15 May 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Here’s a positive thought for the day:

Anyone remember Burnley selling their top striker to a certain relegated PL club last season?

So what happened to Burnley? That’s right......
who’d have thought it….automatic promotion!

What’s happening to QPR: Hmmm……still have a 50/50 chance of being in the Championship next season .

I’d say there’s a potential parallel for us there.

Also for AFCB to be even looking above the league we’re in is a big, big step for us.

Have a good day fellow Cherries, we have nothing to fear!

In E&JWT
Here’s a positive thought for the day: Anyone remember Burnley selling their top striker to a certain relegated PL club last season? So what happened to Burnley? That’s right...... who’d have thought it….automatic promotion! What’s happening to QPR: Hmmm……still have a 50/50 chance of being in the Championship next season . I’d say there’s a potential parallel for us there. Also for AFCB to be even looking above the league we’re in is a big, big step for us. Have a good day fellow Cherries, we have nothing to fear! In E&JWT TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 5

7:26am Thu 15 May 14

pokesdown1 says...

Rantie and Yann.

Cant wait.

What a strange sequence of events.If true.

What a club to pick.Duff manager,Duff Kit,Idiot chairman and relegated.
Rantie and Yann. Cant wait. What a strange sequence of events.If true. What a club to pick.Duff manager,Duff Kit,Idiot chairman and relegated. pokesdown1
  • Score: 4

7:33am Thu 15 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Here’s a positive thought for the day:

Anyone remember Burnley selling their top striker to a certain relegated PL club last season?

So what happened to Burnley? That’s right......
who’d have thought it….automatic promotion!

What’s happening to QPR: Hmmm……still have a 50/50 chance of being in the Championship next season .

I’d say there’s a potential parallel for us there.

Also for AFCB to be even looking above the league we’re in is a big, big step for us.

Have a good day fellow Cherries, we have nothing to fear!

In E&JWT
Morning Ted, I agree totally this is not the end of the world and we have got to be realistic about who we are and how the club stands.
Until we get a larger stadium built and become more self sufficient we are always going to have to balance the books as frustrating as it is and we are all of the same opinion on that.
Like you say its what you do with the money and how the club reacts to losing a top player by way of the replacement.
For my money Rantie will come good he is too good a player not to plus I think Eddy will still go to market, remember it took Grabban a while to get going and I am certainly not panicking because I feel the club is in good hands for the first time in my life time.

Over and above anything else it makes news headlines and gives the club a bigger profile than we have ever had.

U T C I A D
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Here’s a positive thought for the day: Anyone remember Burnley selling their top striker to a certain relegated PL club last season? So what happened to Burnley? That’s right...... who’d have thought it….automatic promotion! What’s happening to QPR: Hmmm……still have a 50/50 chance of being in the Championship next season . I’d say there’s a potential parallel for us there. Also for AFCB to be even looking above the league we’re in is a big, big step for us. Have a good day fellow Cherries, we have nothing to fear! In E&JWT[/p][/quote]Morning Ted, I agree totally this is not the end of the world and we have got to be realistic about who we are and how the club stands. Until we get a larger stadium built and become more self sufficient we are always going to have to balance the books as frustrating as it is and we are all of the same opinion on that. Like you say its what you do with the money and how the club reacts to losing a top player by way of the replacement. For my money Rantie will come good he is too good a player not to plus I think Eddy will still go to market, remember it took Grabban a while to get going and I am certainly not panicking because I feel the club is in good hands for the first time in my life time. Over and above anything else it makes news headlines and gives the club a bigger profile than we have ever had. U T C I A D coops1965cherry
  • Score: 7

7:37am Thu 15 May 14

shifty035 says...

Julian 2014 wrote:
So hear we go,we won't sell any of our players and would like to keep the team intact?a pile of poo poo.
correct me if im not wrong here but we didnt want to sell but with the clause being triggered we have got no choice but to tell him and then let him go if he so wishes...the 3 million clause was so we have no choice but to let him if he wants... nothing eddie or any one else can do about it....mind u his agent must be shed loads this year from him 2 deals done for him in one year one improved from afcb then this one....but as said sad to see him go but thats football for you... never know he may have a shocking season next year and it be great deal for us anyway eddie must of knew what was comming so im sure he has a target in mind
[quote][p][bold]Julian 2014[/bold] wrote: So hear we go,we won't sell any of our players and would like to keep the team intact?a pile of poo poo.[/p][/quote]correct me if im not wrong here but we didnt want to sell but with the clause being triggered we have got no choice but to tell him and then let him go if he so wishes...the 3 million clause was so we have no choice but to let him if he wants... nothing eddie or any one else can do about it....mind u his agent must be shed loads this year from him 2 deals done for him in one year one improved from afcb then this one....but as said sad to see him go but thats football for you... never know he may have a shocking season next year and it be great deal for us anyway eddie must of knew what was comming so im sure he has a target in mind shifty035
  • Score: 1

7:44am Thu 15 May 14

Steveo123 says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Great buisness and good profit, he done well for us but 3million, were laughing all the way to the bank.
Not about the bank you clown,, they said we would keep our best players and build,,,,
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Great buisness and good profit, he done well for us but 3million, were laughing all the way to the bank.[/p][/quote]Not about the bank you clown,, they said we would keep our best players and build,,,, Steveo123
  • Score: 0

7:45am Thu 15 May 14

shifty035 says...

ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Perhaps Eddie is going to rely on rantie as a replacement for grabbs ...
yeah I hope so and I hope he shuts you up, like grabban shut all of his doubters up this season
well said the bloke needs a break and a chance but he has got to prove himself next season or the million we get for grabban will just cover what rantie owes us
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Perhaps Eddie is going to rely on rantie as a replacement for grabbs ...[/p][/quote]yeah I hope so and I hope he shuts you up, like grabban shut all of his doubters up this season[/p][/quote]well said the bloke needs a break and a chance but he has got to prove himself next season or the million we get for grabban will just cover what rantie owes us shifty035
  • Score: 7

7:49am Thu 15 May 14

shifty035 says...

shifty035 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Perhaps Eddie is going to rely on rantie as a replacement for grabbs ...
yeah I hope so and I hope he shuts you up, like grabban shut all of his doubters up this season
well said the bloke needs a break and a chance but he has got to prove himself next season or the million we get for grabban will just cover what rantie owes us
well said the bloke needs a break and a chance but he has got to prove himself next season or the( meant to put 3 million in ) we get for grabban will just cover what rantie owes us

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[quote][p][bold]shifty035[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Perhaps Eddie is going to rely on rantie as a replacement for grabbs ...[/p][/quote]yeah I hope so and I hope he shuts you up, like grabban shut all of his doubters up this season[/p][/quote]well said the bloke needs a break and a chance but he has got to prove himself next season or the million we get for grabban will just cover what rantie owes us[/p][/quote]well said the bloke needs a break and a chance but he has got to prove himself next season or the( meant to put 3 million in ) we get for grabban will just cover what rantie owes us Remove quote shifty035
  • Score: 2

7:52am Thu 15 May 14

Solentcherry says...

Morning everyone, wonder what today's going to bring for us Cherryfans.
Never a dull moment these days!
Come on Palace, the clocks ticking, we've got to give Rotherham some of this fee.
Morning everyone, wonder what today's going to bring for us Cherryfans. Never a dull moment these days! Come on Palace, the clocks ticking, we've got to give Rotherham some of this fee. Solentcherry
  • Score: 4

8:13am Thu 15 May 14

ifordcherry says...

cherryexe wrote:
Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on.
Rantie ???
[quote][p][bold]cherryexe[/bold] wrote: Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on.[/p][/quote]Rantie ??? ifordcherry
  • Score: -4

8:13am Thu 15 May 14

ifordcherry says...

cherryexe wrote:
Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on.
Rantie ???
[quote][p][bold]cherryexe[/bold] wrote: Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on.[/p][/quote]Rantie ??? ifordcherry
  • Score: -8

8:49am Thu 15 May 14

Devils17 says...

Why is it that everony thinks Grabban has gone to Cardiff. All that has happened so far is AFCB have accepted a bid. They have no choice in the matter. Its down to Grabban if he decides he will be better off at Cardiff. If I were in his shoes I would turn it down as I would only go to a Premiership team. We will now see if its just the money!
Why is it that everony thinks Grabban has gone to Cardiff. All that has happened so far is AFCB have accepted a bid. They have no choice in the matter. Its down to Grabban if he decides he will be better off at Cardiff. If I were in his shoes I would turn it down as I would only go to a Premiership team. We will now see if its just the money! Devils17
  • Score: 2

9:06am Thu 15 May 14

Chris60 says...

OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots.

As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not).

I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them.

On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?!
OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?! Chris60
  • Score: 19

9:08am Thu 15 May 14

UbelievableJeff says...

Mixed feelings if the deal happens - Grabbs is a big player for us, but that's football I guess. If he does go then lets wish him well, onwards and upwards at DC!
Mixed feelings if the deal happens - Grabbs is a big player for us, but that's football I guess. If he does go then lets wish him well, onwards and upwards at DC! UbelievableJeff
  • Score: 2

9:15am Thu 15 May 14

Blackandred says...

Nobody has said that he's leaving yet. He discussed personal terms before and then stayed at Dean Court.
Nobody has said that he's leaving yet. He discussed personal terms before and then stayed at Dean Court. Blackandred
  • Score: 2

9:24am Thu 15 May 14

smhinto says...

Devils17 wrote:
Why is it that everony thinks Grabban has gone to Cardiff. All that has happened so far is AFCB have accepted a bid. They have no choice in the matter. Its down to Grabban if he decides he will be better off at Cardiff. If I were in his shoes I would turn it down as I would only go to a Premiership team. We will now see if its just the money!
You have hit the nail on the head. It is highly likely it is just for the money.
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But I suppose the argument is we would all do it if someone is going to double or treble your wages.
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The problem we have now is who do we replace him with, should he decide to except Cardiff's offer ??
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Bearing in mind we need the finished article who will get 20 us goals next season and they are not cheap. It may cost us more than 3m to replace him. We cannot afford to get someone in and attempt to bring him on, we really need the finished article.
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Regards
[quote][p][bold]Devils17[/bold] wrote: Why is it that everony thinks Grabban has gone to Cardiff. All that has happened so far is AFCB have accepted a bid. They have no choice in the matter. Its down to Grabban if he decides he will be better off at Cardiff. If I were in his shoes I would turn it down as I would only go to a Premiership team. We will now see if its just the money![/p][/quote]You have hit the nail on the head. It is highly likely it is just for the money. . But I suppose the argument is we would all do it if someone is going to double or treble your wages. . The problem we have now is who do we replace him with, should he decide to except Cardiff's offer ?? . Bearing in mind we need the finished article who will get 20 us goals next season and they are not cheap. It may cost us more than 3m to replace him. We cannot afford to get someone in and attempt to bring him on, we really need the finished article. . Regards smhinto
  • Score: 2

9:31am Thu 15 May 14

smhinto says...

Chris60 wrote:
OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?!
I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least.
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My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign.
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My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case.
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Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season.
[quote][p][bold]Chris60[/bold] wrote: OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?![/p][/quote]I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least. . My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign. . My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case. . Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season. smhinto
  • Score: 2

10:04am Thu 15 May 14

Square Old Codger says...

Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.
Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 10

10:04am Thu 15 May 14

Square Old Codger says...

Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.
Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 1

10:16am Thu 15 May 14

In Absentia says...

Chris60

Excellent post. No fan wants to see their top scorer leave, but power rests with the player these days. Grabban has kept to the terms of his contract and we're going to make a decent profit. Whether we like it or not, Cardiff are a bigger club than us and they will spend big this season to try and bounce striaght back to the PL. It's a short career and if he's going to get a big boost in salary, then any of us would do the same in his position.

You never know, if Cardiff go up, we might get him back because he's not Premier League quality.
Chris60 Excellent post. No fan wants to see their top scorer leave, but power rests with the player these days. Grabban has kept to the terms of his contract and we're going to make a decent profit. Whether we like it or not, Cardiff are a bigger club than us and they will spend big this season to try and bounce striaght back to the PL. It's a short career and if he's going to get a big boost in salary, then any of us would do the same in his position. You never know, if Cardiff go up, we might get him back because he's not Premier League quality. In Absentia
  • Score: 10

10:41am Thu 15 May 14

Strawbs_78 says...

Julian 2014 wrote:
So hear we go,we won't sell any of our players and would like to keep the team intact?a pile of poo poo.
It's football, things like this will always happen. I look on this as being positive for the club, we get £3million for a player who will probably never have another season as good as the one he's just had, Eddie will doubtless have players in mind to replace Grabban, we get £3million into the coffers, plus the Lallana windfall, I predict we'll have the strongest squad ever seen at Dean Court next season.

Also you can't blame Lewis, football is his job. If you or I were offered more money by a different company to do the same job, we'd take it, you'd be stupid not to.

Don't get me wrong, I'd rather we kept Lewis as continuity is important and he formed a great partnership with Yann, however, of his 22 goals approx 6 or 7 of those were penalties (that's a rough guess by the way, I'm sure someone will correct me) and given the amount of chances the team created last season, you could argue that a 22 goal return was the minimum expectation for a striker who pretty much played every minute of every game.

Finally, it's much better this is happening now, rather than a month into next season. It gives Eddie maximum time to source a replacement and for that person(s) to form a partnership with Yann.

ps, for what it's worth I'd rather keep Yann over Grabs.
[quote][p][bold]Julian 2014[/bold] wrote: So hear we go,we won't sell any of our players and would like to keep the team intact?a pile of poo poo.[/p][/quote]It's football, things like this will always happen. I look on this as being positive for the club, we get £3million for a player who will probably never have another season as good as the one he's just had, Eddie will doubtless have players in mind to replace Grabban, we get £3million into the coffers, plus the Lallana windfall, I predict we'll have the strongest squad ever seen at Dean Court next season. Also you can't blame Lewis, football is his job. If you or I were offered more money by a different company to do the same job, we'd take it, you'd be stupid not to. Don't get me wrong, I'd rather we kept Lewis as continuity is important and he formed a great partnership with Yann, however, of his 22 goals approx 6 or 7 of those were penalties (that's a rough guess by the way, I'm sure someone will correct me) and given the amount of chances the team created last season, you could argue that a 22 goal return was the minimum expectation for a striker who pretty much played every minute of every game. Finally, it's much better this is happening now, rather than a month into next season. It gives Eddie maximum time to source a replacement and for that person(s) to form a partnership with Yann. ps, for what it's worth I'd rather keep Yann over Grabs. Strawbs_78
  • Score: 20

10:42am Thu 15 May 14

adamainsworth says...

Before everyone starts knocking Grabban, let's see what he says. The fact that Cardiff have had a bid automatically accepted doesn't mean he's going to go to them or to anyone else.

I do think it's ridiculous that the prize for failing in the Premier League is enough money to build a Championship-winning team from scratch. The three relegated clubs get over £150m between them over four years. I think it should be spread evenly amongst the Championship teams - just think what £1m a year could do for a side like AFCB.
Before everyone starts knocking Grabban, let's see what he says. The fact that Cardiff have had a bid automatically accepted doesn't mean he's going to go to them or to anyone else. I do think it's ridiculous that the prize for failing in the Premier League is enough money to build a Championship-winning team from scratch. The three relegated clubs get over £150m between them over four years. I think it should be spread evenly amongst the Championship teams - just think what £1m a year could do for a side like AFCB. adamainsworth
  • Score: 8

12:22pm Thu 15 May 14

a real supporter says...

smhinto wrote:
Chris60 wrote: OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?!
I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least. . My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign. . My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case. . Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season.
"barron spell” really from somebody who has a (pretend) English Degree!! . So based on your (pretend) Scouting skills one barren spell means a player is no good. Surely as a top scout you should be able to see beyond a non-scoring spell and look to the potential of a player in the right team and with proper support /management. By the way his record for the last season in div 1, played 43 scored 13 league goals this season played 44 scored 22 a lot of which came from the penalty spot. He was not our number 1 penalty taker in div 1.
i have an idea for you, why not pretend you are something else next season as we have all seen through your B**locks and the fact that your are not even a boy scout let alone a football one. Or better still stick to putting one’s inane, moronic, racist comments on the news articles. It’s odd that somebody who (pretend) lives in Lincoln should regularly comment on our local news!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris60[/bold] wrote: OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?![/p][/quote]I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least. . My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign. . My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case. . Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season.[/p][/quote]"barron spell” really from somebody who has a (pretend) English Degree!! . So based on your (pretend) Scouting skills one barren spell means a player is no good. Surely as a top scout you should be able to see beyond a non-scoring spell and look to the potential of a player in the right team and with proper support /management. By the way his record for the last season in div 1, played 43 scored 13 league goals this season played 44 scored 22 a lot of which came from the penalty spot. He was not our number 1 penalty taker in div 1. i have an idea for you, why not pretend you are something else next season as we have all seen through your B**locks and the fact that your are not even a boy scout let alone a football one. Or better still stick to putting one’s inane, moronic, racist comments on the news articles. It’s odd that somebody who (pretend) lives in Lincoln should regularly comment on our local news! a real supporter
  • Score: 7

12:54pm Thu 15 May 14

bobsworthforever says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.
Not really so the two automatic promotion places went to two well managed clubs with no recent Premiership history or payments if Derby win the play offs the same applies a lot of the ex premiership big money mobs were outplayed by Boscombe this season Forest QPR Blackburn Reading Wigan lets concentrate on the positives great place to live Fantastic manager to play for good facilities as for FFP this will take care of itself lets not be beaten before we start . Anyway Grabbs has only gone for a chat don't think he will end up at Cardiff
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.[/p][/quote]Not really so the two automatic promotion places went to two well managed clubs with no recent Premiership history or payments if Derby win the play offs the same applies a lot of the ex premiership big money mobs were outplayed by Boscombe this season Forest QPR Blackburn Reading Wigan lets concentrate on the positives great place to live Fantastic manager to play for good facilities as for FFP this will take care of itself lets not be beaten before we start . Anyway Grabbs has only gone for a chat don't think he will end up at Cardiff bobsworthforever
  • Score: 0

1:32pm Thu 15 May 14

ASM says...

grabbans greedy agent is behind all of this, how would clubs no about his release clause unless they have been contacted by his agent?
I feared the worse about us losing grabban when the echo released a story about clubs coming in for our players the day before our accounts were made publi
grabbans greedy agent is behind all of this, how would clubs no about his release clause unless they have been contacted by his agent? I feared the worse about us losing grabban when the echo released a story about clubs coming in for our players the day before our accounts were made publi ASM
  • Score: 4

2:00pm Thu 15 May 14

mossy 1 says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.
Talksport said this morning that Cardiff received more ths year for finishing bottom than Man U did for winning the Premiership last season,funny old game!
On the subject of ST I heard from a little bird that an adult ST for the North Stand would increase in price by £80,personally I think a bit steep,but I have no reason to doubt my source.Who knows how next season will turn out,but the old chestnut of supply and demand ,and supporters expectation will surely play a large role in determining ticket prices.
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.[/p][/quote]Talksport said this morning that Cardiff received more ths year for finishing bottom than Man U did for winning the Premiership last season,funny old game! On the subject of ST I heard from a little bird that an adult ST for the North Stand would increase in price by £80,personally I think a bit steep,but I have no reason to doubt my source.Who knows how next season will turn out,but the old chestnut of supply and demand ,and supporters expectation will surely play a large role in determining ticket prices. mossy 1
  • Score: 3

2:23pm Thu 15 May 14

Afcbpete says...

mossy 1 wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.
Talksport said this morning that Cardiff received more ths year for finishing bottom than Man U did for winning the Premiership last season,funny old game!
On the subject of ST I heard from a little bird that an adult ST for the North Stand would increase in price by £80,personally I think a bit steep,but I have no reason to doubt my source.Who knows how next season will turn out,but the old chestnut of supply and demand ,and supporters expectation will surely play a large role in determining ticket prices.
Hope you're wrong about the ST prices, as I'm going to struggle to pay the same as last season, an extra £80 will put it out of reach I think :(
[quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.[/p][/quote]Talksport said this morning that Cardiff received more ths year for finishing bottom than Man U did for winning the Premiership last season,funny old game! On the subject of ST I heard from a little bird that an adult ST for the North Stand would increase in price by £80,personally I think a bit steep,but I have no reason to doubt my source.Who knows how next season will turn out,but the old chestnut of supply and demand ,and supporters expectation will surely play a large role in determining ticket prices.[/p][/quote]Hope you're wrong about the ST prices, as I'm going to struggle to pay the same as last season, an extra £80 will put it out of reach I think :( Afcbpete
  • Score: 3

2:38pm Thu 15 May 14

devon fan says...

Afcbpete wrote:
mossy 1 wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.
Talksport said this morning that Cardiff received more ths year for finishing bottom than Man U did for winning the Premiership last season,funny old game!
On the subject of ST I heard from a little bird that an adult ST for the North Stand would increase in price by £80,personally I think a bit steep,but I have no reason to doubt my source.Who knows how next season will turn out,but the old chestnut of supply and demand ,and supporters expectation will surely play a large role in determining ticket prices.
Hope you're wrong about the ST prices, as I'm going to struggle to pay the same as last season, an extra £80 will put it out of reach I think :(
there has to be a reason why the sale of season tickets are so delayed compared to previous seasons, and why after naming the date for the commencement of sales the pricing structure is delayed, having heard from Mr Mostyn that their plans for the coming season have already been put into place, it is hard to believe they have not finalised ticket prices, there appears to be a little arrogance creeping into the club at the moment, they only want to comment on the things they wish to, and leave a nmber of thing unexplained which I presume we either accept or not, the position on the offer for Grabban no comment on the clubs website
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.[/p][/quote]Talksport said this morning that Cardiff received more ths year for finishing bottom than Man U did for winning the Premiership last season,funny old game! On the subject of ST I heard from a little bird that an adult ST for the North Stand would increase in price by £80,personally I think a bit steep,but I have no reason to doubt my source.Who knows how next season will turn out,but the old chestnut of supply and demand ,and supporters expectation will surely play a large role in determining ticket prices.[/p][/quote]Hope you're wrong about the ST prices, as I'm going to struggle to pay the same as last season, an extra £80 will put it out of reach I think :([/p][/quote]there has to be a reason why the sale of season tickets are so delayed compared to previous seasons, and why after naming the date for the commencement of sales the pricing structure is delayed, having heard from Mr Mostyn that their plans for the coming season have already been put into place, it is hard to believe they have not finalised ticket prices, there appears to be a little arrogance creeping into the club at the moment, they only want to comment on the things they wish to, and leave a nmber of thing unexplained which I presume we either accept or not, the position on the offer for Grabban no comment on the clubs website devon fan
  • Score: 0

2:49pm Thu 15 May 14

susi.m says...

£80 increase would be a 20% increase on my current season ticket. That does seem far too much.
How about the fans who have had season tickets for 7+ years and who were there all through relegation and the dark days of L2 get no increase?
Then the glory seeking new comers could pay more.
That seem pretty fair to me.
£80 increase would be a 20% increase on my current season ticket. That does seem far too much. How about the fans who have had season tickets for 7+ years and who were there all through relegation and the dark days of L2 get no increase? Then the glory seeking new comers could pay more. That seem pretty fair to me. susi.m
  • Score: -3

3:13pm Thu 15 May 14

pokesdown1 says...

The Amex is full of Fair Weather supporters.

It doesn`t make them bad persons.It makes them fans.

Glory seeking?
The Amex is full of Fair Weather supporters. It doesn`t make them bad persons.It makes them fans. Glory seeking? pokesdown1
  • Score: 0

4:19pm Thu 15 May 14

holdinkæft says...

Fair play to Grabbs, we all knew he was leaving this summer, could see on his last home game reaction. just walking around waiting to get a shower.
What does he gain on the move? more wages, I feel Cardiff are just another championship club like most of the bottom 13 clubs in the premiership, money is the only difference. Go and put it in the bank.
Fair play to Grabbs, we all knew he was leaving this summer, could see on his last home game reaction. just walking around waiting to get a shower. What does he gain on the move? more wages, I feel Cardiff are just another championship club like most of the bottom 13 clubs in the premiership, money is the only difference. Go and put it in the bank. holdinkæft
  • Score: 0

4:25pm Thu 15 May 14

kangaroo_joey says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Fair play to Grabbs, we all knew he was leaving this summer, could see on his last home game reaction. just walking around waiting to get a shower. What does he gain on the move? more wages, I feel Cardiff are just another championship club like most of the bottom 13 clubs in the premiership, money is the only difference. Go and put it in the bank.
So if Bournemouth get to the premiership people can call them a championship? Even the teams in the bottom 13, they're there for a reason, like bournemouth and the other championship teams are where they are for a reason ie not good enough to get promoted to the premiership
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Fair play to Grabbs, we all knew he was leaving this summer, could see on his last home game reaction. just walking around waiting to get a shower. What does he gain on the move? more wages, I feel Cardiff are just another championship club like most of the bottom 13 clubs in the premiership, money is the only difference. Go and put it in the bank.[/p][/quote]So if Bournemouth get to the premiership people can call them a championship? Even the teams in the bottom 13, they're there for a reason, like bournemouth and the other championship teams are where they are for a reason ie not good enough to get promoted to the premiership kangaroo_joey
  • Score: 1

4:35pm Thu 15 May 14

cherryexe says...

ifordcherry wrote:
cherryexe wrote:
Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on.
Rantie ???
What about the other signings then yann, surman, Ritchie, pugh, arter,camp etc all good signings made by eddie
[quote][p][bold]ifordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherryexe[/bold] wrote: Shocking when you think palace paid 6 million for Dwight gayle grabs is much better player. However I'm sure we can trust Eddie to get in a suitable replacement his judgment on players has been spot on.[/p][/quote]Rantie ???[/p][/quote]What about the other signings then yann, surman, Ritchie, pugh, arter,camp etc all good signings made by eddie cherryexe
  • Score: -2

4:40pm Thu 15 May 14

raybren says...

A REAL SUPPORTER ...... How dare you speak about Smhinto like that ! He is a top scout and his judgements are past criticism , the beautiful words he uses in his posts are of a typical Lincolnshire dialect ! Long may he continue to benefit us with his wisdom .
A REAL SUPPORTER ...... How dare you speak about Smhinto like that ! He is a top scout and his judgements are past criticism , the beautiful words he uses in his posts are of a typical Lincolnshire dialect ! Long may he continue to benefit us with his wisdom . raybren
  • Score: 9

4:49pm Thu 15 May 14

Square Old Codger says...

susi.m wrote:
£80 increase would be a 20% increase on my current season ticket. That does seem far too much. How about the fans who have had season tickets for 7+ years and who were there all through relegation and the dark days of L2 get no increase? Then the glory seeking new comers could pay more. That seem pretty fair to me.
If the increase in prices is as high as that then I have no doubt that it will effect attendances with many forced to "cherry pick" the matches they can afford to go to, it will also impact on Club Shop sales , we will just have to wait and see whether there is any inducement to renew existing season tickets offered. The last time a swingeing price increase was levied, by Trevor Watkins, attendances dropped by a third and even after they were rescinded , numbers were slow to return and some never came back. Many supporters have a minimal disposable income and there are a lot of calls on it and family needs take preference.
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: £80 increase would be a 20% increase on my current season ticket. That does seem far too much. How about the fans who have had season tickets for 7+ years and who were there all through relegation and the dark days of L2 get no increase? Then the glory seeking new comers could pay more. That seem pretty fair to me.[/p][/quote]If the increase in prices is as high as that then I have no doubt that it will effect attendances with many forced to "cherry pick" the matches they can afford to go to, it will also impact on Club Shop sales , we will just have to wait and see whether there is any inducement to renew existing season tickets offered. The last time a swingeing price increase was levied, by Trevor Watkins, attendances dropped by a third and even after they were rescinded , numbers were slow to return and some never came back. Many supporters have a minimal disposable income and there are a lot of calls on it and family needs take preference. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 1

4:53pm Thu 15 May 14

holdinkæft says...

kangaroo_joey wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
Fair play to Grabbs, we all knew he was leaving this summer, could see on his last home game reaction. just walking around waiting to get a shower. What does he gain on the move? more wages, I feel Cardiff are just another championship club like most of the bottom 13 clubs in the premiership, money is the only difference. Go and put it in the bank.
So if Bournemouth get to the premiership people can call them a championship? Even the teams in the bottom 13, they're there for a reason, like bournemouth and the other championship teams are where they are for a reason ie not good enough to get promoted to the premiership
you dont seem to get what i am getting at. if the cherries played the teams in the bottom half of the premiership we would hold our own. we showed that when we played liverpool. there is not much difference between the bottom of the premier and top half of the championship. just the wage bill.
[quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Fair play to Grabbs, we all knew he was leaving this summer, could see on his last home game reaction. just walking around waiting to get a shower. What does he gain on the move? more wages, I feel Cardiff are just another championship club like most of the bottom 13 clubs in the premiership, money is the only difference. Go and put it in the bank.[/p][/quote]So if Bournemouth get to the premiership people can call them a championship? Even the teams in the bottom 13, they're there for a reason, like bournemouth and the other championship teams are where they are for a reason ie not good enough to get promoted to the premiership[/p][/quote]you dont seem to get what i am getting at. if the cherries played the teams in the bottom half of the premiership we would hold our own. we showed that when we played liverpool. there is not much difference between the bottom of the premier and top half of the championship. just the wage bill. holdinkæft
  • Score: -4

4:56pm Thu 15 May 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Heard that Reading are in financial difficulty, unable to find a buyer. Get an offer in quickly for Le Fondre, alternatively Billy Sharpe is surplus to requirements at Stains.
Heard that Reading are in financial difficulty, unable to find a buyer. Get an offer in quickly for Le Fondre, alternatively Billy Sharpe is surplus to requirements at Stains. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 3

5:22pm Thu 15 May 14

holdinkæft says...

smhinto wrote:
Chris60 wrote:
OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?!
I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least.
.
My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign.
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My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case.
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Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season.
I understand where you were coming from, Grabben is a runner, not much ball skill and no vision, his one on ones were awful. if Ted Mac was still playing in our team he would of scored over 40 goals with all the chances we created.
Good luck to the lad, take the money and RUN.
Howe knew he was leaving months ago, so he has a trick up his sleeve that might surprise a few.
Gosh. i cant believe what i heard its the forward Igor Vetokele from FC COPENHAGEN. Big Fletch has been watching him.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris60[/bold] wrote: OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?![/p][/quote]I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least. . My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign. . My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case. . Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season.[/p][/quote]I understand where you were coming from, Grabben is a runner, not much ball skill and no vision, his one on ones were awful. if Ted Mac was still playing in our team he would of scored over 40 goals with all the chances we created. Good luck to the lad, take the money and RUN. Howe knew he was leaving months ago, so he has a trick up his sleeve that might surprise a few. Gosh. i cant believe what i heard its the forward Igor Vetokele from FC COPENHAGEN. Big Fletch has been watching him. holdinkæft
  • Score: 1

5:38pm Thu 15 May 14

golfer33 says...

Is that why we are playing them in a friendly.
Center forward born Uganda plays for the Belgium under 21 national team.
Certainly a scoop if we get him, heard Chelsea were after him too.
Is that why we are playing them in a friendly. Center forward born Uganda plays for the Belgium under 21 national team. Certainly a scoop if we get him, heard Chelsea were after him too. golfer33
  • Score: 1

5:53pm Thu 15 May 14

a real supporter says...

golfer33 wrote:
Is that why we are playing them in a friendly. Center forward born Uganda plays for the Belgium under 21 national team. Certainly a scoop if we get him, heard Chelsea were after him too.
I hope this is a joke. 5'8" and from a Scandinavian league, haven’t we got an unsuccessful one of those already!!!! In what way would he be a scoop? Are you his agent or the top scout who writes on here.
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Is that why we are playing them in a friendly. Center forward born Uganda plays for the Belgium under 21 national team. Certainly a scoop if we get him, heard Chelsea were after him too.[/p][/quote]I hope this is a joke. 5'8" and from a Scandinavian league, haven’t we got an unsuccessful one of those already!!!! In what way would he be a scoop? Are you his agent or the top scout who writes on here. a real supporter
  • Score: -3

6:15pm Thu 15 May 14

old duffa says...

sorry to see Grabben go
done us well,works hard
good luck to him
4 mill would have been nice
makes up for the 2 we wasted on rantie
onwards and upwards
sorry to see Grabben go done us well,works hard good luck to him 4 mill would have been nice makes up for the 2 we wasted on rantie onwards and upwards old duffa
  • Score: -5

7:28pm Thu 15 May 14

Nat1234 says...

a real supporter wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
Is that why we are playing them in a friendly. Center forward born Uganda plays for the Belgium under 21 national team. Certainly a scoop if we get him, heard Chelsea were after him too.
I hope this is a joke. 5'8" and from a Scandinavian league, haven’t we got an unsuccessful one of those already!!!! In what way would he be a scoop? Are you his agent or the top scout who writes on here.
Don't say things about our fantastic player from abroad . You will be slated for putting your views across ...
[quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Is that why we are playing them in a friendly. Center forward born Uganda plays for the Belgium under 21 national team. Certainly a scoop if we get him, heard Chelsea were after him too.[/p][/quote]I hope this is a joke. 5'8" and from a Scandinavian league, haven’t we got an unsuccessful one of those already!!!! In what way would he be a scoop? Are you his agent or the top scout who writes on here.[/p][/quote]Don't say things about our fantastic player from abroad . You will be slated for putting your views across ... Nat1234
  • Score: -1

7:39pm Thu 15 May 14

mossy 1 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
mossy 1 wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.
Talksport said this morning that Cardiff received more ths year for finishing bottom than Man U did for winning the Premiership last season,funny old game!
On the subject of ST I heard from a little bird that an adult ST for the North Stand would increase in price by £80,personally I think a bit steep,but I have no reason to doubt my source.Who knows how next season will turn out,but the old chestnut of supply and demand ,and supporters expectation will surely play a large role in determining ticket prices.
Hope you're wrong about the ST prices, as I'm going to struggle to pay the same as last season, an extra £80 will put it out of reach I think :(
Sorry about that, I truly hope my source is wrong and on a wind-up,and the inrease is much lower.Bear in mind that this is not a wind up by me either,as I too will have to find the extra cost,twice.
However if you think about it,the club could get away with such a large increase;last season the amount of ST almost doubled,despite many thinking finishing 21st would be a successful season; also several sellouts early season,then after our late playoff push all home games sold out;add that to the sellout vReal Madrid(£60 a ticket)the club knows the demand is there;the expectation of a playoff challenge next season and you can see it will all depend if the club have done their sums right and predicted how much people are wiling to pay.Also break down the cost of each individual match and an increase of £3.50 per match doesn`t seem too bad.
Also there may well be some disgruntled ST holders when it comes to renewing,according to Solent during the Forest game the press box is now too small for this league so it is going to be moved to the East stand.The best place for this is around the tv gantry,(block 20).However being on the half-way line,I`m sure many ST holders here have waited a long time to progress here or have held their seats for many seasons.It sounded to me that to accommadate the new pressbox many of these seats will now not be available for existing ST holders.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.[/p][/quote]Talksport said this morning that Cardiff received more ths year for finishing bottom than Man U did for winning the Premiership last season,funny old game! On the subject of ST I heard from a little bird that an adult ST for the North Stand would increase in price by £80,personally I think a bit steep,but I have no reason to doubt my source.Who knows how next season will turn out,but the old chestnut of supply and demand ,and supporters expectation will surely play a large role in determining ticket prices.[/p][/quote]Hope you're wrong about the ST prices, as I'm going to struggle to pay the same as last season, an extra £80 will put it out of reach I think :([/p][/quote]Sorry about that, I truly hope my source is wrong and on a wind-up,and the inrease is much lower.Bear in mind that this is not a wind up by me either,as I too will have to find the extra cost,twice. However if you think about it,the club could get away with such a large increase;last season the amount of ST almost doubled,despite many thinking finishing 21st would be a successful season; also several sellouts early season,then after our late playoff push all home games sold out;add that to the sellout vReal Madrid(£60 a ticket)the club knows the demand is there;the expectation of a playoff challenge next season and you can see it will all depend if the club have done their sums right and predicted how much people are wiling to pay.Also break down the cost of each individual match and an increase of £3.50 per match doesn`t seem too bad. Also there may well be some disgruntled ST holders when it comes to renewing,according to Solent during the Forest game the press box is now too small for this league so it is going to be moved to the East stand.The best place for this is around the tv gantry,(block 20).However being on the half-way line,I`m sure many ST holders here have waited a long time to progress here or have held their seats for many seasons.It sounded to me that to accommadate the new pressbox many of these seats will now not be available for existing ST holders. mossy 1
  • Score: -1

8:11pm Thu 15 May 14

pokboy says...

Just a thought!
Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has revealed he has turned down a £2million bid for one of the club's players. The businessman refused to reveal the identity of the player concerned although he did say it was not for highly-rated striker Britt Assombalonga, who scored 33 goals this season as Posh lifted the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Wembley and reached the League 1 play-offs.
Just a thought! Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has revealed he has turned down a £2million bid for one of the club's players. The businessman refused to reveal the identity of the player concerned although he did say it was not for highly-rated striker Britt Assombalonga, who scored 33 goals this season as Posh lifted the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Wembley and reached the League 1 play-offs. pokboy
  • Score: 2

8:25pm Thu 15 May 14

BluebirdDorset says...

holdinkæft wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Chris60 wrote:
OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?!
I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least.
.
My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign.
.
My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case.
.
Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season.
I understand where you were coming from, Grabben is a runner, not much ball skill and no vision, his one on ones were awful. if Ted Mac was still playing in our team he would of scored over 40 goals with all the chances we created.
Good luck to the lad, take the money and RUN.
Howe knew he was leaving months ago, so he has a trick up his sleeve that might surprise a few.
Gosh. i cant believe what i heard its the forward Igor Vetokele from FC COPENHAGEN. Big Fletch has been watching him.
FC Copenhagen? Hope fletch is a better scout than our previous management team, 8 million for Andreas Cornelius who wouldn't have been out of place charging 50p a ride at Weymouth beach.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris60[/bold] wrote: OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?![/p][/quote]I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least. . My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign. . My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case. . Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season.[/p][/quote]I understand where you were coming from, Grabben is a runner, not much ball skill and no vision, his one on ones were awful. if Ted Mac was still playing in our team he would of scored over 40 goals with all the chances we created. Good luck to the lad, take the money and RUN. Howe knew he was leaving months ago, so he has a trick up his sleeve that might surprise a few. Gosh. i cant believe what i heard its the forward Igor Vetokele from FC COPENHAGEN. Big Fletch has been watching him.[/p][/quote]FC Copenhagen? Hope fletch is a better scout than our previous management team, 8 million for Andreas Cornelius who wouldn't have been out of place charging 50p a ride at Weymouth beach. BluebirdDorset
  • Score: -2

9:21pm Thu 15 May 14

rednblack37 says...

YafcbY wrote:
It's interesting league the Championship. We may well be punished under FFP for having a wealthy owner. However Cardiff are banking £60 million for finishing bottom of the league. The FA want to destroy the football league to make room for clubs like Cardiff to have a B team, ensuring the finance stays within certain clubs.

Three million is very good deal for Cardiff. A proven goal scorer at this level, not surprised they have moved this quickly. A good deal for Bournemouth since frankly, we knew when he turned down Brighton he would be leaving in the summer. Good timing for us, ensures we can have as much time as possible to find a replacement.

On a personal note I'll be very disappointed for him if a Premier League does not come in for him. He is a great talent, and after the exceptional season he has had he does deserve a crack at a higher level.

Hope he stays... but he has my absolute best wishes if he chooses to leave. (But please don't score against us) :-)
'The FA want to destroy the Football League' ????? The FA oversee football from under 8's through to disciplinary action in the Premier League!! I don't think their remit is to destroy a league under their jurisdiction! I hope you meant the Premier League in that quote and not the FA, but even so, I don't believe that either - Premier clubs use the Championship especially to loan out their young player for experience - we may well use that route to replace Lewis if he goes.
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: It's interesting league the Championship. We may well be punished under FFP for having a wealthy owner. However Cardiff are banking £60 million for finishing bottom of the league. The FA want to destroy the football league to make room for clubs like Cardiff to have a B team, ensuring the finance stays within certain clubs. Three million is very good deal for Cardiff. A proven goal scorer at this level, not surprised they have moved this quickly. A good deal for Bournemouth since frankly, we knew when he turned down Brighton he would be leaving in the summer. Good timing for us, ensures we can have as much time as possible to find a replacement. On a personal note I'll be very disappointed for him if a Premier League does not come in for him. He is a great talent, and after the exceptional season he has had he does deserve a crack at a higher level. Hope he stays... but he has my absolute best wishes if he chooses to leave. (But please don't score against us) :-)[/p][/quote]'The FA want to destroy the Football League' ????? The FA oversee football from under 8's through to disciplinary action in the Premier League!! I don't think their remit is to destroy a league under their jurisdiction! I hope you meant the Premier League in that quote and not the FA, but even so, I don't believe that either - Premier clubs use the Championship especially to loan out their young player for experience - we may well use that route to replace Lewis if he goes. rednblack37
  • Score: -1

9:49pm Thu 15 May 14

babyduck says...

BluebirdDorset wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Chris60 wrote:
OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?!
I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least.
.
My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign.
.
My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case.
.
Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season.
I understand where you were coming from, Grabben is a runner, not much ball skill and no vision, his one on ones were awful. if Ted Mac was still playing in our team he would of scored over 40 goals with all the chances we created.
Good luck to the lad, take the money and RUN.
Howe knew he was leaving months ago, so he has a trick up his sleeve that might surprise a few.
Gosh. i cant believe what i heard its the forward Igor Vetokele from FC COPENHAGEN. Big Fletch has been watching him.
FC Copenhagen? Hope fletch is a better scout than our previous management team, 8 million for Andreas Cornelius who wouldn't have been out of place charging 50p a ride at Weymouth beach.
I can tell u fletch is a very good scout, he recommended Yann to Eddie. :)
[quote][p][bold]BluebirdDorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris60[/bold] wrote: OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?![/p][/quote]I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least. . My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign. . My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case. . Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season.[/p][/quote]I understand where you were coming from, Grabben is a runner, not much ball skill and no vision, his one on ones were awful. if Ted Mac was still playing in our team he would of scored over 40 goals with all the chances we created. Good luck to the lad, take the money and RUN. Howe knew he was leaving months ago, so he has a trick up his sleeve that might surprise a few. Gosh. i cant believe what i heard its the forward Igor Vetokele from FC COPENHAGEN. Big Fletch has been watching him.[/p][/quote]FC Copenhagen? Hope fletch is a better scout than our previous management team, 8 million for Andreas Cornelius who wouldn't have been out of place charging 50p a ride at Weymouth beach.[/p][/quote]I can tell u fletch is a very good scout, he recommended Yann to Eddie. :) babyduck
  • Score: 2

10:15pm Thu 15 May 14

BluebirdDorset says...

babyduck wrote:
BluebirdDorset wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Chris60 wrote:
OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?!
I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least.
.
My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign.
.
My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case.
.
Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season.
I understand where you were coming from, Grabben is a runner, not much ball skill and no vision, his one on ones were awful. if Ted Mac was still playing in our team he would of scored over 40 goals with all the chances we created.
Good luck to the lad, take the money and RUN.
Howe knew he was leaving months ago, so he has a trick up his sleeve that might surprise a few.
Gosh. i cant believe what i heard its the forward Igor Vetokele from FC COPENHAGEN. Big Fletch has been watching him.
FC Copenhagen? Hope fletch is a better scout than our previous management team, 8 million for Andreas Cornelius who wouldn't have been out of place charging 50p a ride at Weymouth beach.
I can tell u fletch is a very good scout, he recommended Yann to Eddie. :)
Not sure Yann was uncovered by Fletcher, he's been scoring goals for Leicester and Charltonnfor several years!!!
[quote][p][bold]babyduck[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BluebirdDorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris60[/bold] wrote: OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?![/p][/quote]I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least. . My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign. . My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case. . Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season.[/p][/quote]I understand where you were coming from, Grabben is a runner, not much ball skill and no vision, his one on ones were awful. if Ted Mac was still playing in our team he would of scored over 40 goals with all the chances we created. Good luck to the lad, take the money and RUN. Howe knew he was leaving months ago, so he has a trick up his sleeve that might surprise a few. Gosh. i cant believe what i heard its the forward Igor Vetokele from FC COPENHAGEN. Big Fletch has been watching him.[/p][/quote]FC Copenhagen? Hope fletch is a better scout than our previous management team, 8 million for Andreas Cornelius who wouldn't have been out of place charging 50p a ride at Weymouth beach.[/p][/quote]I can tell u fletch is a very good scout, he recommended Yann to Eddie. :)[/p][/quote]Not sure Yann was uncovered by Fletcher, he's been scoring goals for Leicester and Charltonnfor several years!!! BluebirdDorset
  • Score: -1

10:47pm Thu 15 May 14

Solentcherry says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Oh no ,, we will need a good player to replace him ..
It won't be Marlon King.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Oh no ,, we will need a good player to replace him ..[/p][/quote]It won't be Marlon King. Solentcherry
  • Score: 0

8:17am Fri 16 May 14

miltonarcher says...

holdinkæft wrote:
kangaroo_joey wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
Fair play to Grabbs, we all knew he was leaving this summer, could see on his last home game reaction. just walking around waiting to get a shower. What does he gain on the move? more wages, I feel Cardiff are just another championship club like most of the bottom 13 clubs in the premiership, money is the only difference. Go and put it in the bank.
So if Bournemouth get to the premiership people can call them a championship? Even the teams in the bottom 13, they're there for a reason, like bournemouth and the other championship teams are where they are for a reason ie not good enough to get promoted to the premiership
you dont seem to get what i am getting at. if the cherries played the teams in the bottom half of the premiership we would hold our own. we showed that when we played liverpool. there is not much difference between the bottom of the premier and top half of the championship. just the wage bill.
Ha ha ha ha ha priceless!
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Fair play to Grabbs, we all knew he was leaving this summer, could see on his last home game reaction. just walking around waiting to get a shower. What does he gain on the move? more wages, I feel Cardiff are just another championship club like most of the bottom 13 clubs in the premiership, money is the only difference. Go and put it in the bank.[/p][/quote]So if Bournemouth get to the premiership people can call them a championship? Even the teams in the bottom 13, they're there for a reason, like bournemouth and the other championship teams are where they are for a reason ie not good enough to get promoted to the premiership[/p][/quote]you dont seem to get what i am getting at. if the cherries played the teams in the bottom half of the premiership we would hold our own. we showed that when we played liverpool. there is not much difference between the bottom of the premier and top half of the championship. just the wage bill.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha priceless! miltonarcher
  • Score: -1

12:59pm Fri 16 May 14

cherryexe says...

miltonarcher wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
kangaroo_joey wrote:
holdinkæft wrote: Fair play to Grabbs, we all knew he was leaving this summer, could see on his last home game reaction. just walking around waiting to get a shower. What does he gain on the move? more wages, I feel Cardiff are just another championship club like most of the bottom 13 clubs in the premiership, money is the only difference. Go and put it in the bank.
So if Bournemouth get to the premiership people can call them a championship? Even the teams in the bottom 13, they're there for a reason, like bournemouth and the other championship teams are where they are for a reason ie not good enough to get promoted to the premiership
you dont seem to get what i am getting at. if the cherries played the teams in the bottom half of the premiership we would hold our own. we showed that when we played liverpool. there is not much difference between the bottom of the premier and top half of the championship. just the wage bill.
Ha ha ha ha ha priceless!
Almost as priceless as the scum comment about getting in the champions league lol!!!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Fair play to Grabbs, we all knew he was leaving this summer, could see on his last home game reaction. just walking around waiting to get a shower. What does he gain on the move? more wages, I feel Cardiff are just another championship club like most of the bottom 13 clubs in the premiership, money is the only difference. Go and put it in the bank.[/p][/quote]So if Bournemouth get to the premiership people can call them a championship? Even the teams in the bottom 13, they're there for a reason, like bournemouth and the other championship teams are where they are for a reason ie not good enough to get promoted to the premiership[/p][/quote]you dont seem to get what i am getting at. if the cherries played the teams in the bottom half of the premiership we would hold our own. we showed that when we played liverpool. there is not much difference between the bottom of the premier and top half of the championship. just the wage bill.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha priceless![/p][/quote]Almost as priceless as the scum comment about getting in the champions league lol!!! cherryexe
  • Score: 2

1:03pm Fri 16 May 14

cherryexe says...

miltonarcher wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
kangaroo_joey wrote:
holdinkæft wrote: Fair play to Grabbs, we all knew he was leaving this summer, could see on his last home game reaction. just walking around waiting to get a shower. What does he gain on the move? more wages, I feel Cardiff are just another championship club like most of the bottom 13 clubs in the premiership, money is the only difference. Go and put it in the bank.
So if Bournemouth get to the premiership people can call them a championship? Even the teams in the bottom 13, they're there for a reason, like bournemouth and the other championship teams are where they are for a reason ie not good enough to get promoted to the premiership
you dont seem to get what i am getting at. if the cherries played the teams in the bottom half of the premiership we would hold our own. we showed that when we played liverpool. there is not much difference between the bottom of the premier and top half of the championship. just the wage bill.
Ha ha ha ha ha priceless!
Almost as priceless as the scum comment about getting in the champions league lol!!!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Fair play to Grabbs, we all knew he was leaving this summer, could see on his last home game reaction. just walking around waiting to get a shower. What does he gain on the move? more wages, I feel Cardiff are just another championship club like most of the bottom 13 clubs in the premiership, money is the only difference. Go and put it in the bank.[/p][/quote]So if Bournemouth get to the premiership people can call them a championship? Even the teams in the bottom 13, they're there for a reason, like bournemouth and the other championship teams are where they are for a reason ie not good enough to get promoted to the premiership[/p][/quote]you dont seem to get what i am getting at. if the cherries played the teams in the bottom half of the premiership we would hold our own. we showed that when we played liverpool. there is not much difference between the bottom of the premier and top half of the championship. just the wage bill.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha priceless![/p][/quote]Almost as priceless as the scum comment about getting in the champions league lol!!! cherryexe
  • Score: 2

3:33pm Fri 16 May 14

Square Old Codger says...

babyduck wrote:
BluebirdDorset wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Chris60 wrote: OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?!
I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least. . My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign. . My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case. . Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season.
I understand where you were coming from, Grabben is a runner, not much ball skill and no vision, his one on ones were awful. if Ted Mac was still playing in our team he would of scored over 40 goals with all the chances we created. Good luck to the lad, take the money and RUN. Howe knew he was leaving months ago, so he has a trick up his sleeve that might surprise a few. Gosh. i cant believe what i heard its the forward Igor Vetokele from FC COPENHAGEN. Big Fletch has been watching him.
FC Copenhagen? Hope fletch is a better scout than our previous management team, 8 million for Andreas Cornelius who wouldn't have been out of place charging 50p a ride at Weymouth beach.
I can tell u fletch is a very good scout, he recommended Yann to Eddie. :)
An interesting idera, wonder who our Scandiinavian Scout is, quick and mobile, but only 1.73m tall and hasn't Grabhams physique. Not a prolific scorer either, but only 21.
[quote][p][bold]babyduck[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BluebirdDorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris60[/bold] wrote: OK, so Grabban is wanted by Brighton and we keep him. Part of the deal (I guess as a requirement from Grabban and his agent for him signing the new contract) is for there to be a release clause of £3m. Grabban then scores the goals to help us have a go at getting to the play offs instead of us potentially struggling to stay up. Four months down the line we bank £3m instead of £1m. I am really struggling to see how this is bad management as suggested by some. In any event, we couldn’t refuse the £3m given the clause and if we had not accepted the new release figure when the contract was agreed in January then he would have gone to Brighton for a third of this amount and we might very well have ended the season looking over our shoulders at the relegation spots. As one who felt Grabban could be good for us this season when certain “scouts” said he wasn’t up to the Championship, I may surprise a few when I say I’m not totally convinced he will score quite so many next year (whether it be with Cardiff or not). I’m inclined to think we have got excellent value and it’s a good time to cash in our chips. Good luck to Grabban wherever he ends up. We can’t complain at what he’s done for us and like it or not, Cardiff have a far bigger ground, far bigger support and in theory, a better chance of getting to the Premier League given the cash they already had and have now banked from one year in the Premier. That said, nothing is certain and we could of course finish above them. On the subject of replacements, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Eddie gets us somebody who makes us quickly forget Grabban. However, all those knocking Rantie should remember that when we went for Ings last year a few Burnley fans were saying you can have him if only we can recoup the money we paid/wasted for him. Far more were saying please take Vokes instead/as well….. Funny old game isn’t it?![/p][/quote]I have picked up on you 'quip'. I should now say for the 25th occasion at least. . My Comment concerning Grabban not being up to Championship material was based on the fact that he had a barron spell during our last League One campaign. . My comment was well justified at that time. However, he has now proved myself and no doubt others that we were wrong and I am very pleased to be proved wrong in this case. . Unfortunatly, he is unlikely to be with us next season.[/p][/quote]I understand where you were coming from, Grabben is a runner, not much ball skill and no vision, his one on ones were awful. if Ted Mac was still playing in our team he would of scored over 40 goals with all the chances we created. Good luck to the lad, take the money and RUN. Howe knew he was leaving months ago, so he has a trick up his sleeve that might surprise a few. Gosh. i cant believe what i heard its the forward Igor Vetokele from FC COPENHAGEN. Big Fletch has been watching him.[/p][/quote]FC Copenhagen? Hope fletch is a better scout than our previous management team, 8 million for Andreas Cornelius who wouldn't have been out of place charging 50p a ride at Weymouth beach.[/p][/quote]I can tell u fletch is a very good scout, he recommended Yann to Eddie. :)[/p][/quote]An interesting idera, wonder who our Scandiinavian Scout is, quick and mobile, but only 1.73m tall and hasn't Grabhams physique. Not a prolific scorer either, but only 21. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 0

8:47pm Fri 16 May 14

cromwell9 says...

devon fan wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
mossy 1 wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.
Talksport said this morning that Cardiff received more ths year for finishing bottom than Man U did for winning the Premiership last season,funny old game!
On the subject of ST I heard from a little bird that an adult ST for the North Stand would increase in price by £80,personally I think a bit steep,but I have no reason to doubt my source.Who knows how next season will turn out,but the old chestnut of supply and demand ,and supporters expectation will surely play a large role in determining ticket prices.
Hope you're wrong about the ST prices, as I'm going to struggle to pay the same as last season, an extra £80 will put it out of reach I think :(
there has to be a reason why the sale of season tickets are so delayed compared to previous seasons, and why after naming the date for the commencement of sales the pricing structure is delayed, having heard from Mr Mostyn that their plans for the coming season have already been put into place, it is hard to believe they have not finalised ticket prices, there appears to be a little arrogance creeping into the club at the moment, they only want to comment on the things they wish to, and leave a nmber of thing unexplained which I presume we either accept or not, the position on the offer for Grabban no comment on the clubs website
At the end of the day The club has to sit down and work out its pricing structure ,like any other Championship club.
Get it write GREAT ,Get it wrong ,you can be Millions out,
Not long to wait now,
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Cardiff have not only the £62,300.000 TV rights money to play with, but a £23,000,000 parachute payment - with a further £37,000,000 to come over the next three years. and there are 10 other Clubs in our division with these large subsidies - so it's not much of a level playing field and all these Clubs are in a better position than us to attract and reward players. We have a "black hole" of at least £15,000,000 and are outside the FFP criteria and that will need addressing, unless the FA relents and amends the rules. Grabham will not be easy to replace and it's likely to be a raw talent from the lower Leagues that is brought in or a loan player than an expensive purchase. With Season tickets and ticket prices for next Season under review, I would urge the Club to be cautious and keep any rises minimal , this is a low wage - high cost area and the principal reason given for irregular attendance at games given is cost, the last time that there was a big increase in ticket prices attendances dropped sharply and it took years to bring many back. We have just had a great Season - but there is no guarantee that next Season will be as good, particularly if other key players are sold. This is a long term project and progress could well be slower than many expect. So not too much pressure on Eddie and be patient.[/p][/quote]Talksport said this morning that Cardiff received more ths year for finishing bottom than Man U did for winning the Premiership last season,funny old game! On the subject of ST I heard from a little bird that an adult ST for the North Stand would increase in price by £80,personally I think a bit steep,but I have no reason to doubt my source.Who knows how next season will turn out,but the old chestnut of supply and demand ,and supporters expectation will surely play a large role in determining ticket prices.[/p][/quote]Hope you're wrong about the ST prices, as I'm going to struggle to pay the same as last season, an extra £80 will put it out of reach I think :([/p][/quote]there has to be a reason why the sale of season tickets are so delayed compared to previous seasons, and why after naming the date for the commencement of sales the pricing structure is delayed, having heard from Mr Mostyn that their plans for the coming season have already been put into place, it is hard to believe they have not finalised ticket prices, there appears to be a little arrogance creeping into the club at the moment, they only want to comment on the things they wish to, and leave a nmber of thing unexplained which I presume we either accept or not, the position on the offer for Grabban no comment on the clubs website[/p][/quote]At the end of the day The club has to sit down and work out its pricing structure ,like any other Championship club. Get it write GREAT ,Get it wrong ,you can be Millions out, Not long to wait now, cromwell9
  • Score: 0

8:15am Sun 18 May 14

cherriesforlife79 says...

Some of you on here need to get a life, keep barking on about £15 million debt who gives a monkeys, Reading, Blackburn, Bolton are all skint and two of those clubs have supposedly multi millionaire owners!!
Yes we owe £7 million to certain people or businesses and a further £8 million to our owner Mr Denim, but please unless he is going somewhere he will only worry about that debt when the club is eventually sold on, which may I add will happen one day. Now the other £7 million will be addressed in two transfer deals Grabban and Lallana, whereby we will get between £8 million and £10 million dependant on what Lallana goes for, let is not forget we have a world cup coming which he is going to, now if he has a stormer then his current price tag of a rumoured £20 - £25 million will rise massively, that is clearly why Liverpool want it done now. So lets say we sell Grabbs for £3 million and being realistic Lallana goes for £25 million we have £9.25 million so we pay off the £7 million and give Max £2.5 then we only owe £5.5 million (All to Max). Now Bournemouth actually made a profit of £1.5 million this season, and that will grow and grow as long as we stay in the top 2 divisions!! A few other players will be sold off Pitman, Thomas, Addison, Macdonald and Tubbs therefore some money available for wages as Howe is clearly looking at players coming out of contract (Gosling) who can do a job at this level, although I feel if Grabbs goes and we do get money from Lallana we will be given permission to spend a bit by Max on a striker who can score 20 + goals at this level. Joe Mason who we were repeatedly connected with last season is out of contract so expect them rumours to start again. This is an interesting website http://www.transferm
arkt.co.uk/en/spiele
r/vertragsende/basic
s_GB1_2014.html
There are a few players that I certainly would not turn my nose up at.

Anyway what ever happens £80 rise in season ticket, Max doing one, Howe going to West Ham, its football, it is not life, lets us enjoy it while it lasts, my grandad god bless his soul always said Bournemouth will never get to the top and he followed them for 60 years, he used to say "we will play Carlisle forever" well no matter how much I loved my grandad he was wrong. I love being a Bournemouth fan, I am here to enjoy the rollercoaster ride.
Some of you on here need to get a life, keep barking on about £15 million debt who gives a monkeys, Reading, Blackburn, Bolton are all skint and two of those clubs have supposedly multi millionaire owners!! Yes we owe £7 million to certain people or businesses and a further £8 million to our owner Mr Denim, but please unless he is going somewhere he will only worry about that debt when the club is eventually sold on, which may I add will happen one day. Now the other £7 million will be addressed in two transfer deals Grabban and Lallana, whereby we will get between £8 million and £10 million dependant on what Lallana goes for, let is not forget we have a world cup coming which he is going to, now if he has a stormer then his current price tag of a rumoured £20 - £25 million will rise massively, that is clearly why Liverpool want it done now. So lets say we sell Grabbs for £3 million and being realistic Lallana goes for £25 million we have £9.25 million so we pay off the £7 million and give Max £2.5 then we only owe £5.5 million (All to Max). Now Bournemouth actually made a profit of £1.5 million this season, and that will grow and grow as long as we stay in the top 2 divisions!! A few other players will be sold off Pitman, Thomas, Addison, Macdonald and Tubbs therefore some money available for wages as Howe is clearly looking at players coming out of contract (Gosling) who can do a job at this level, although I feel if Grabbs goes and we do get money from Lallana we will be given permission to spend a bit by Max on a striker who can score 20 + goals at this level. Joe Mason who we were repeatedly connected with last season is out of contract so expect them rumours to start again. This is an interesting website http://www.transferm arkt.co.uk/en/spiele r/vertragsende/basic s_GB1_2014.html There are a few players that I certainly would not turn my nose up at. Anyway what ever happens £80 rise in season ticket, Max doing one, Howe going to West Ham, its football, it is not life, lets us enjoy it while it lasts, my grandad god bless his soul always said Bournemouth will never get to the top and he followed them for 60 years, he used to say "we will play Carlisle forever" well no matter how much I loved my grandad he was wrong. I love being a Bournemouth fan, I am here to enjoy the rollercoaster ride. cherriesforlife79
  • Score: 0

1:23pm Sun 18 May 14

St Albans Cherry says...

Sadly the law of supply and demand and limited seating means that an increase above inflation is the norm...( look at the commuters in London regularly having to pay the increased hike of season tickets!)
.
The die is cast. In the late 70s and early 80s I was a season ticket holder through thick or thin at this club, IT MEANT NOTHING, when we had success I struggled to keep up the with the costs and when I had my seat sold under me when we played Spurs in a friendly, I cancelled my ticket... loyalty was never in this/our/my club. It taught me a lesson re football clubs, that sadly we are just a number and they play the numbers game...
.
Recently though I have seen changes, when down and out in Beverly Hills the management loved us, admired us and coveted us, yes that's right Mr Mostyn ET AL loved us the supporters ( I regularly attended the half empty ground to see dull, insipid games, paying top-dollar to sit in the Executive box and buying their pants food; why? Because I cared about The Cherries and loved the players' desire to pull our near bankrupt club out of the mire and could help by buying a ticket each and every week and going to away matches to support the lads, going to our supporter's club meets at D.C in fact anything I could do to help keep our club away from the hands of the administrators found inside and out of the beautiful game...

As my title suggest I really get to most away games and less able to attend our home ones. (loved getting to see the Liverpool and at least half the home games, delightful. It has meant with all this success that I have found it difficult to get a seat anywhere at Dean Court. Good! I can't moan about that! I am really proud that we have a bright young manager and a footballing club again. I love it!

Sadly the advisers to our club know that they can charge what they want next season. It will be a great surprise if they decide to keep the prices down. I am fortunate to be able to afford the travel and costs of tickets home and away I am also pondering a return to becoming a season ticket holder once again. BUT I shall wait, it truly concerns me that prices are becoming/may become unaffordable. If our little club forgets the true fan (those of us who have been down there almost at rock bottom. Away to games like Barnet and Gillingham, defeat at Blythe we know who we are...) then I will not buy because I will stand behind all of you that want to see fair play applied on ticket prices. Susi.m for example and so many others are concerned about affording next season's matches so fingers crossed that Mostyn and his happy band read these blogs...and remember the true fan that they so wanted once upon a time in Beverly Hills...
Sadly the law of supply and demand and limited seating means that an increase above inflation is the norm...( look at the commuters in London regularly having to pay the increased hike of season tickets!) . The die is cast. In the late 70s and early 80s I was a season ticket holder through thick or thin at this club, IT MEANT NOTHING, when we had success I struggled to keep up the with the costs and when I had my seat sold under me when we played Spurs in a friendly, I cancelled my ticket... loyalty was never in this/our/my club. It taught me a lesson re football clubs, that sadly we are just a number and they play the numbers game... . Recently though I have seen changes, when down and out in Beverly Hills the management loved us, admired us and coveted us, yes that's right Mr Mostyn ET AL loved us the supporters ( I regularly attended the half empty ground to see dull, insipid games, paying top-dollar to sit in the Executive box and buying their pants food; why? Because I cared about The Cherries and loved the players' desire to pull our near bankrupt club out of the mire and could help by buying a ticket each and every week and going to away matches to support the lads, going to our supporter's club meets at D.C in fact anything I could do to help keep our club away from the hands of the administrators found inside and out of the beautiful game... As my title suggest I really get to most away games and less able to attend our home ones. (loved getting to see the Liverpool and at least half the home games, delightful. It has meant with all this success that I have found it difficult to get a seat anywhere at Dean Court. Good! I can't moan about that! I am really proud that we have a bright young manager and a footballing club again. I love it! Sadly the advisers to our club know that they can charge what they want next season. It will be a great surprise if they decide to keep the prices down. I am fortunate to be able to afford the travel and costs of tickets home and away I am also pondering a return to becoming a season ticket holder once again. BUT I shall wait, it truly concerns me that prices are becoming/may become unaffordable. If our little club forgets the true fan (those of us who have been down there almost at rock bottom. Away to games like Barnet and Gillingham, defeat at Blythe we know who we are...) then I will not buy because I will stand behind all of you that want to see fair play applied on ticket prices. Susi.m for example and so many others are concerned about affording next season's matches so fingers crossed that Mostyn and his happy band read these blogs...and remember the true fan that they so wanted once upon a time in Beverly Hills... St Albans Cherry
  • Score: -1

1:34pm Sun 18 May 14

St Albans Cherry says...

cherriesforlife79 wrote:
Some of you on here need to get a life, keep barking on about £15 million debt who gives a monkeys, Reading, Blackburn, Bolton are all skint and two of those clubs have supposedly multi millionaire owners!!
Yes we owe £7 million to certain people or businesses and a further £8 million to our owner Mr Denim, but please unless he is going somewhere he will only worry about that debt when the club is eventually sold on, which may I add will happen one day. Now the other £7 million will be addressed in two transfer deals Grabban and Lallana, whereby we will get between £8 million and £10 million dependant on what Lallana goes for, let is not forget we have a world cup coming which he is going to, now if he has a stormer then his current price tag of a rumoured £20 - £25 million will rise massively, that is clearly why Liverpool want it done now. So lets say we sell Grabbs for £3 million and being realistic Lallana goes for £25 million we have £9.25 million so we pay off the £7 million and give Max £2.5 then we only owe £5.5 million (All to Max). Now Bournemouth actually made a profit of £1.5 million this season, and that will grow and grow as long as we stay in the top 2 divisions!! A few other players will be sold off Pitman, Thomas, Addison, Macdonald and Tubbs therefore some money available for wages as Howe is clearly looking at players coming out of contract (Gosling) who can do a job at this level, although I feel if Grabbs goes and we do get money from Lallana we will be given permission to spend a bit by Max on a striker who can score 20 + goals at this level. Joe Mason who we were repeatedly connected with last season is out of contract so expect them rumours to start again. This is an interesting website http://www.transferm

arkt.co.uk/en/spiele

r/vertragsende/basic

s_GB1_2014.html
There are a few players that I certainly would not turn my nose up at.

Anyway what ever happens £80 rise in season ticket, Max doing one, Howe going to West Ham, its football, it is not life, lets us enjoy it while it lasts, my grandad god bless his soul always said Bournemouth will never get to the top and he followed them for 60 years, he used to say "we will play Carlisle forever" well no matter how much I loved my grandad he was wrong. I love being a Bournemouth fan, I am here to enjoy the rollercoaster ride.
Your granddad will be smiling at your comments and is probably very proud of you. Up the Cherries! and you are so right let's enjoy the sight and sound of the roller-coaster at the sea-side!
[quote][p][bold]cherriesforlife79[/bold] wrote: Some of you on here need to get a life, keep barking on about £15 million debt who gives a monkeys, Reading, Blackburn, Bolton are all skint and two of those clubs have supposedly multi millionaire owners!! Yes we owe £7 million to certain people or businesses and a further £8 million to our owner Mr Denim, but please unless he is going somewhere he will only worry about that debt when the club is eventually sold on, which may I add will happen one day. Now the other £7 million will be addressed in two transfer deals Grabban and Lallana, whereby we will get between £8 million and £10 million dependant on what Lallana goes for, let is not forget we have a world cup coming which he is going to, now if he has a stormer then his current price tag of a rumoured £20 - £25 million will rise massively, that is clearly why Liverpool want it done now. So lets say we sell Grabbs for £3 million and being realistic Lallana goes for £25 million we have £9.25 million so we pay off the £7 million and give Max £2.5 then we only owe £5.5 million (All to Max). Now Bournemouth actually made a profit of £1.5 million this season, and that will grow and grow as long as we stay in the top 2 divisions!! A few other players will be sold off Pitman, Thomas, Addison, Macdonald and Tubbs therefore some money available for wages as Howe is clearly looking at players coming out of contract (Gosling) who can do a job at this level, although I feel if Grabbs goes and we do get money from Lallana we will be given permission to spend a bit by Max on a striker who can score 20 + goals at this level. Joe Mason who we were repeatedly connected with last season is out of contract so expect them rumours to start again. This is an interesting website http://www.transferm arkt.co.uk/en/spiele r/vertragsende/basic s_GB1_2014.html There are a few players that I certainly would not turn my nose up at. Anyway what ever happens £80 rise in season ticket, Max doing one, Howe going to West Ham, its football, it is not life, lets us enjoy it while it lasts, my grandad god bless his soul always said Bournemouth will never get to the top and he followed them for 60 years, he used to say "we will play Carlisle forever" well no matter how much I loved my grandad he was wrong. I love being a Bournemouth fan, I am here to enjoy the rollercoaster ride.[/p][/quote]Your granddad will be smiling at your comments and is probably very proud of you. Up the Cherries! and you are so right let's enjoy the sight and sound of the roller-coaster at the sea-side! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 0

10:20am Fri 23 May 14

Local fan says...

Grants has been amazing and will be very much missed. Is the sale definite?
Grants has been amazing and will be very much missed. Is the sale definite? Local fan
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