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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Jol rejects Carrick Bid.

Breaking news is that Jol has confirmed that Manchester United made a £10 million bid for Carrick but it has been rejected. However, news from COYS now suggest that it is not a matter of if but when Carrick signs for Manchester United after turning down a the same contract deal that king sigend a few weeks ago.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

never liked him anyway, too slow, and looks uninterested, get ZOkora in, and let huddlestone play (also slow but better)

1:28 PM, June 10, 2006

Anonymous parklanespur said...

if carrick wants to go then let him go. if its true that he turned down a contract offer like king's then he is a disgrace. we are the team that have placed him back on the football map and thats why he is at the world cup.

we are not a small club and he is a good player but hes a good player in a very good team. let him go if he wishes to go..........replace him with zokora.

8:53 PM, June 10, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let him go if he don't sign a new contrakt. Zakora is an excelent player, a good substitute for Carrick. (If we can get him, whanted be Arsenal, Man utd etc.)
But we need a left mid.

9:28 PM, June 10, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think some of you boys are for getting the set up from the start was that of PSV we will never be a selling club in that way, but MJ the ducth way we will bring on £1 millon players and then sell for £8/9/10 million.
just think what MJ would do with the sale money of Carrick 15 million & Defoe £15 million 30 millon MJ would do some big damage and we would be better of.
we must all think MJ is not stupid.
let them go if the money is right.


11:49 PM, June 10, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

torn over carrick. Good player and had some blinding games last season but can go missing from time to time and i think 15 million would be good business for him. If it is true he wont sign new deal then get rid as players who dont want to be with us dont deserve to be. Zakora looked decent against the argies last night and a good replacement if carrick does go.

8:40 AM, June 11, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks like Gascoigne, Waddle and Campbell all over again.We just simply cannot let our best player go.

The lure of Man U is great but we must somehow convince people like Carrick to stay unless he starts asking for ridiculous wages.

40,000 per week ? I remebered we paid an injury prone Redknapp the same amount some years back.Lets give it to Carrick.

My concern is the signal we sent to the other players such as Defoe and Lennon of the club ambition when we start letting the best players go to other rivals.If we intend to be a big 5 or 4 club. Then Man U is a rival.

I said that we cannot afford to lose the CL spot thi season and some of you claim that its too big a step up.Nonsense.If we are in the CL, people like carrick will not think about going and Man U would nto bother to bid for him

3:19 PM, June 11, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the love - Michael?!

11:07 AM, June 12, 2006

Anonymous Vinny said...

Jol has rejected the first offer, but we will not know the outcome of this until after the world up where Carrick will want to remain focused and rightly so. Such is the value of a contract these days that it will mean nothing if the player decides to move on, you cannot keep unhappy players, however we will not know his motive until he sits down with the club. Utd are also renowned high paymasters so could be a big factor too, his agent will tell him that. Him being under contract will just mean we will command a high a fee as possible if he does go. If he does want to stay, this will help him renotiate an optimum payrise for him and rightly so, as he was pivotal last season. Hope he stays for the reason that you dont want to break a successful team up too much, but if he player does not make a team, life has to go on. We will need to re-invest immediately, preferably Zokora plus bring in Huddlestone...looks a great talent.

3:38 PM, June 12, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Business section of the Sunday Times has a page feature on Arsenal md Keith Edelman. He says: "It [Highbury] will be a unique development. I don't know of any other major stadium that has been converted into a residential complex."

Edelman will present further details of the £150m development in a City roadshow starting this week. Arsenal's plans include the building of 649 modern apartments using two of the old stands, the conversion of the old pitch into a communal garden, adding a car park and health club underneath, and social housing elsewhere.

The piece says the Emirates stadium that will give Arsenal the biggest match-day revenues of any soccer club in the world. Edelman puts the operational success down to project managers and contractors, and to the fact that decision making was streamlined.

He says: "the incremental value we get out of the new stadium - about £40m a season - far exceeds the debt repayment."

And adds: "The issue we faced was that under the Highbury business model, not getting into Europe two years running would have been very serious financially - not so under the Emirates model."

10:55 PM, June 12, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

37,000 will eventually hold us back if we develop much more. Wish I new what the plans were and how they're going.

10:03 AM, June 14, 2006

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10:11 AM, June 14, 2006

Anonymous Vinny said...

All silent on the 15 million offer from utd,guess this will mean both the club and Carrick have some food for thought when he gets back from Germany.

I think 15 million is a good price for him, but we have 3 potential problems if this transfer goes ahead.

1)To improve the midfield and make use of this money we would need a combatitive midfielder to succeed Davids and a left winger. Maybe our current targets Zokora and Duff could satisfy these needs? but will be hard and expensive to prise Duff from Chelsea and get Zokora if he has a great world cup!Thankfully, we already have Huddlestone to come in and establish himself in Carrick's role.

2)Big worry that this transfer could send the wrong message to current players in the team with a Northern background who at anypoint might feel "homesick" ie Lennon? Robinson? could become a problem if we dont achieve champs league football this year,which already looks like being more difficult with more games to concentrate on. Because if we dont the Man utds,Liverpools could come in for the rest of our young stars at the end of next season...then it's only a matter of time before Jol gets pissed off and leaves for a non-selling club too!(but anyway thats getting ahead of ourselves).

3)Shame to break up our established midfield but the reality is,if Carrick wants to leave we have no choice but to accept a great 15 million return for him now. Hope the new players would bed in as fast as last season?

Our potential midfield could be this:Duff-LW,Hudd-CM,Zokora-CM,Lennon-RW. Jenas,Tainio-CM competition.

Routledge,Reid,Ziegler wing competition-expect at least one of these will leave though.

Davids may stay for 1 season but doubt it-50k aweek salary too much just for his experience.Dont care much for Murphy-get 2 million back if we can.Ghaly-unknown/unproven.

Means from the above 12 players mentioned should be trimmed down to 8 first team squad midfielders/wingers.

3:34 PM, June 14, 2006

Blogger Harry Hotspur said...

Home Before The Postcards??? -

10:39 AM, June 19, 2006


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