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  • colin colin Oct 3, 2011 13:52 Flag

    Interesting ...............

    mel n... Mereilles whatever u may have thought of him as a player was a typical :salary-mercenary: and joining Chelski appealed to him because the numbers in his paypacket were higher than he was getting from us ...end of.
    For the record thought he was a pretty decent player for us but....nothing Great. Think KK made the right decision to be rid of him...hope he can continue to weed out any other salary-mercenaries still lurking about on the clubs payrole.

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    • Well now, if all it takes is a transfer to be labelled as a "salary mercenary", here are some others you might want to "weed out":

      and so on

      Obviously you can keep Gerrard. He didn't transfer to Liverpool for a pay-rise. he stayed at Liverpool for a pay-rise.


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      • Ok, so, let's see if we've got this straight Robert:
        Reina - Villareal 2005, Still w/ Club
        Kuyt - Feyenoord 2006, Still w/ Club
        Adam - BLACKPOOL, will be with this club
        Henderson - SUNDERLAND, will be with this club
        Bellamy - Basically unattached, 2 years to prolong his career
        Suarez - AJAX ......""""""
        *** Meireles - Porto 1 year, left because he felt he was due more money

        You're comparing him to players who were all at smaller club a few of which smaller leagues, joined Liverpool, a much bigger club which obviously signifies a raise in pay, BUT have either stayed with the club and paid their dues, or have recently joined with Liverpool being their future. Toss in Enrique, Downing and Caroll too. I could potentially see an issue if they don't reach the expectations in the next 2-3 years with Suarez, but the rest of the named will be at Liverpool for years to come. Now, here's the following list of players from Chelsea who fit the bill of the point you try to make:


        Oh, and John Terry didn't transfer to Chelsea for a pay raise, he stayed at Chelsea for a pay raise. (ie- Man City 2009)

      • Robert....correct me if Im mistaken BUT...didnt Raul Mereilles hand in a transfer request on last day of transfer window ? Its common knowledge here as it should be amongst the faithful at The Bridge that Mereilles had a beef with the club over the fact that he claimed hed been :promised: a renegotiation of his existing ...thats existing....contract and was aggrieved when... he said....
        this :promise: wasnt wasnt fulfilled ? There was NOTHING in writing that indicated this promise had ever been made by anyone at the club with the authority to make such a :promise:
        Its a certainty that Mereilles is on a better salary than he was at Anfield so therefore has improved his own financial position at the expense of being categorized by many as a :salary-mercenary: with no loyalty but then how can any of us expect loyalty from a ...mercenary ??? He had signed his contract with us less than a year ago ..... good luck when he wants to renegotiate his contract at The Bridge after a few decent performances this season.
        btw ...Charlie Adam is a good professional and had an agreement with Holloway at Blackpool FC that they wouldnt stand in his way should he remain with them to end of season then he was free to go...Charlie agreed and refused to speak a single word to the press against Holloway or the club and continued to do his level best each game to keep Blackpool FC in the Prem. Blackpool FC and LFC seem to have a good relationship as Lancashire neighbours and Charlie got his move as ...PROMISED...Seems to me we are seeing in this saga a degree of loyalty and honorable behavior completely absent in the Mereilles episode.