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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #210 on: September 01, 2017, 06:24:03 pm »
Fantastic read and shows exactly what they went through yesterday and just how close we were to signing Cole!!!

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2730888-a-day-in-the-life-of-sheffield-united-boss-chris-wilder-on-transfer-deadline-day
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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #211 on: September 01, 2017, 06:53:54 pm »
Minutes away again. Massively frustrating

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #212 on: September 02, 2017, 12:02:23 am »
Fantastic read and shows exactly what they went through yesterday and just how close we were to signing Cole!!!

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2730888-a-day-in-the-life-of-sheffield-united-boss-chris-wilder-on-transfer-deadline-day

That's a great read and a real insight into the bollocks that is deadline day  :ok:

Shame about Cole, but there's always January  :^^ Although having said that, we might be able to attract much better players by then when we are looking good for promotion  :whi :whi :whi Oh shit, I'm feckin sober as well  :yikes:

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #213 on: September 02, 2017, 08:48:14 am »
Fantastic read and shows exactly what they went through yesterday and just how close we were to signing Cole!!!

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2730888-a-day-in-the-life-of-sheffield-united-boss-chris-wilder-on-transfer-deadline-day

Thanks for that Vamps, a wonderful read.

Does highlight the power that agents have, unfortunately for us on this occasion.

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #214 on: September 03, 2017, 02:27:32 pm »
There is a video of that report on Facebook, which is a good watch. Turns out that Sinclair and Quina's agent is the same one and although deals and terms had been agreed between all parties, the agent decided last minute that he wanted his fees doubling, so Wilder told him to feck off!! Rightly so, but makes you wonder why and how these agents can get away with it and the players themselves can't just walk away and do their own thing. Of course they are tied into contracts with agents but it seems almost like a 3rd party ownership situation, which has to be wrong.

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #215 on: September 04, 2017, 10:19:26 am »
There's a business opportunity here.  Following the Branson model which disrupts the status quo in markets, someone could get a group of ex-pros together and start a "model" agency.  This agency would be different because it would have a clear mission, vision and set of values that are clear, honest and work equally for both the player and club and not the agent's own bank account.

I think with the current climate, players would flock to its books.

Using ex-pros would allow the agency to provide proper career advice to the players too.

The agency could also provide pensions and long-term investments, skills training etc for players, so that should their careers end early or not pan out the way they wished, they have something to fall back on.

Could even make it a not-for-profit and get the clubs to fund it...

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« Reply #216 on: September 04, 2017, 07:31:00 pm »
Business Opportunity and not for profit??? - You're doing it all wrong Roma!!!  :DD :DD :DD
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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #217 on: September 04, 2017, 11:36:38 pm »
Yeah I was with you right up to the not-for-profit part  :yikes:


I've had similar thoughts in the past. An agency that genuinely works for the client's best interests, taking an agreed % of the client's take, and offering a fixed fee on all player movements whether that's a fixed £ amount or a fixed % of the transfer fee. All this could be disclosed in advance in marketing info to the clubs, who would then become your best salesmen, because they'd be advising young players to hook up with this new agency.

Crossed Blades Sports Management  :ok:



Mind you we might get construed as being Muslim or Jewish only, when we let the market know we don't deal with pigs  :whi


Er....can I say that? Sorry m'lud it was the Malbec talking
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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #218 on: September 05, 2017, 10:11:02 am »
Business Opportunity and not for profit??? - You're doing it all wrong Roma!!!  :DD :DD :DD
There are other ways of extracting money from a business other than profits... Come on boys, get with the programme  :whi

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« Reply #219 on: September 05, 2017, 10:17:41 am »
The more I think about this the more appealing it seems. Working in football certainly appeals...  :ok:

We could offer a whole package including young player mentoring, helping them keep on the straight and narrow and make the right decisions in the interests of their career and future financial wellbeing.  Provide training and qualifications for them in case of catastrophic injury or natural end to their careers.  Investment idea on where to put the wages we get for them to build a nest egg for post-football.

We could even offer chaperones for the big superstars who don't warrant bodyguards yet.  They lurk unseen in the dark corners of night clubs and have a quiet word in the ear of the young star before he makes a fool of himself.  The insurance companies might be interested in that, offering lower premiums to clubs for looked after players, thereby covering some of the cost...

And as Lings said, our values and usp is that we're upfront and honest (Tufty approach) so all stakeholders know exactly what they're paying and getting.

We could get someone like Deano to front it, can't get more honest and trustworthy than him.  When's the first board meeting chaps.

PS: Totally disagree about not taking on pigs' business. We have a sister company who completely ruins them with bad deals... Headed by Warnock :ok: :cheer:

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #220 on: September 05, 2017, 12:39:07 pm »
Business Opportunity and not for profit??? - You're doing it all wrong Roma!!!  :DD :DD :DD
There are other ways of extracting money from a business other than profits... Come on boys, get with the programme  :whi

Now you're sounding like McCabe  :DD :whi
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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #221 on: September 05, 2017, 03:26:30 pm »
I'm in

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #222 on: September 05, 2017, 07:57:10 pm »
I'm in

Maybe as Director in charge of investment advice...............from far away in Zurich  :DD :DD  :ok: :ok:

Think I'll put myself up for Lifestyle Director....."stop being a silly twat and train harder or Lings will hurl abuse (and nuclear bovril) at you" :ok:
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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #223 on: September 05, 2017, 10:40:25 pm »
Yes, I'll manage the money  :DD

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #224 on: September 06, 2017, 01:13:08 pm »
Yes, I'll manage the money  :DD

Oh Christ - This Dragon says "I'm Out!"  :DD :DD
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