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Wimbledon even after their relegation seem to be holding out for massive pay outs for their top pros who are leaving the relegated club. 7 Million for Cort and 5 for Thatcher seems good money. The real question then is that how come wfc are able to get such good money for these two players who have both said they won't stay with the club? When Palace sold players after relegations in the past, we have so much experiance of this, we used to get pitence for our good players with the excuse that once a club is relegated they can't ask for a players true value when being forced to sell.
Without meaning to dredge up the past to much, as we now seem to have a new era of hope upon us,maybe the reasons we never got a players true value when he was sold were more to do with bad business sense on the part of that white haired ex-chairman of ours than the excuse of being relegated and forced to sell, Wimbledon's situation at the moment are testiment to this.
[This message has been edited by ajp (edited 07 July 2000).]
Maybe because Wimbledon have a tough and professional backup team to handle player sales and negotiations. Palace on the other hand.......
That was always one of my biggest criticisms of Noades. Ian Wright was a classic example Ð to fail to get a British record fee for the best striker in the country was quite frankly pathetic business.
07-07-2000, 02:47 PM
This isn't neccesarily true is it. I know that TV flogged players at way under their value but we did get the going rate for quite a lot of our players in the RN era.
Armstrong £4.5, Southgate £2.5?, Wright £2.5, Martyn 2.
These were all big deals at the time, very much the equivalent of £5 for Thatcher in todays silly world
07-07-2000, 03:28 PM
I agree with you to a certain extent AJP but since we last sold any high-profile players the market has just gone plain silly.
Never mind the two Wombles, Derby County have just paid 2 million for a guy who played 7 times (!) for Moan United last season and couldn't force his way into the team past a 35 year old.
As has been said elsewhere, we're better off out of it - let's go looking for bargains in div's 2 and 3.
07-07-2000, 03:28 PM
If Cort is a South London lad, which I think he is, I don't think he will last long in North-East wastes. Lets face it would most of our supporters relish the thought of moving up there. Still only time will tell http://www.cpfc.org/ubb/biggrin.gif
08-07-2000, 04:47 AM
7 and 5 million for Cort and Thatcher is a joke and just spells out again how ridiculous the whole transfer system has become (would you have paid THAT for Heskey !?)
Newcastle would have got a good deal if they'd paid about 5 million less.
I think it's fair to say we have lost out in the transfer market to quite a large extent in recent history and not just since the Goldberg debacle. If you look at the sucessful team we had in the early 90's we never got the money for them, even allowing for the manner in which transfer fees have escalated even since we went into administration. Some of these figures may be a bit wrong but....
Bright 800k and the skillful but shot
shy Paul Williams.
Thorn free transfer
Compare this to the good money that Wimbledon have always got for their players....
08-07-2000, 06:57 PM
I would probably put Carl Cort in the same category as Clinton Morrison. Both good players with their best still to come but i feel Cort's £7 million price tag could damage him the way it damaged Kevin Davies when Blackburn signed him.
There's still a long way for Cort to go and people will expect things from him and if he doesn't deliver then people will soon be on his back.
Whereas, Clinton Morrison has been very sensible so as Hayden Mullins, they both know they're not ready for the step up yet and have both pledged their future at Palace and they will now be rewarded with a pay rise and long term contracts and would think unless we don't go up in the next 2-3 years they'll stay with us and be part of the side that get's us back to the top flight.
08-07-2000, 07:04 PM
Cort is a very good player, but 7M is way OTT. So is 8.5M for Euell, another good player.
But Hernan Crespo has just moved to Lazio in a deal worth 42M (3M + Salas + Almeyda). Deals like this will beef up the lower end of the market too as everyone judges their assets accordingly. If Crespo can command 42M now, in todays market Ian Wright (playing when we sold him) would command in the region of 35-40M!!
Its ridiculous but I feel even back then we were qouted 4.5M for Duncan Ferguson so we should have recouped the same for Wright.
30-08-2006, 03:02 PM
7m for Carl Cort :eek: How times have changed!
30-08-2006, 03:10 PM
Quite a big bump, too.
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