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  • First of all I have to say that this new Board format is completely assinine cos in order to respond to your latest posting David, I have to go back to a much earlier one, which could make me appear to be talking to myself and probably twice as crazy as I really am. Nothwithstanding, I think maybe the best way to clarify my feelings on Transfer fees is to liken them to buying a car. If I shell out a lot of money on my car and decide after 12 months or so, that it isnt really to my liking but its still got a lot of service life left, then what I paid for it initially is very relevant and I will try my hardest to get back as much as possible of my initial outlay. If however I really like the motor and keep it for a long time and its got a lot of miles on the clock, I do conceed that the origonal cost to me becomes less relevant. Thus as Mr LFC I'm not too bothered about how much I paid for old Lucas Levia 'cos I'm happy that I've had many years of good service from him. However if I'm not too happy with young Andy Carroll after a year or so's service and I want to sell him on I really do want the comfort of at least getting back the major portion of what he cost me initially.In this situation I would suggest that Price Tags are very relevant and not to be cast out of the window as soon as the money has left the account as you have stated. I accept that the Transfer Fee is not as accurate a measure as we would really like, but for me its still the best and easiest yardstick available within reason.

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    • Ron J...I was able to reply directly to this post ofyours probably cos I was first to read it but if anyone else wants to reply to it they will I think have to use someone elses post that has a reply facility attached. As soon as anyone replies to a post the reply facility attatched directly to that post disappears ? Solution to all this nonesense with the board format would imo be to have Yahoo return the old format ..asap.
      Agree with u ideas on the transfer fee system...there are those on the board who seem to want to toss Andy C off to anybody willing to give ANYTHING for him ? This is not logical the lad may very well not be able to justify anybody giving 35 mill for him but imo when u look at what clubs are giving 20 mill for out there then considering his age Premier League starts experience and the fact that he is a full England International warrants getting AT LEAST 20 mill back or keep him on the books....Chelski wouldnt be about to let Torres go for anything less than 20 mill so why should Andy C be sold for less who would u rather have on the books right now Andy or Torres....hes young strong reperesents a perfect Plan B and who knows might very well adapt quite comfortably to Rogers system with a style of play winning any high balls down the middle and being able to hold the ball up well for such as Suarez or Sturridge .He may even able to get on the end of some of those good crosses from Stuart Downing that nobody seems capable of latching onto. Plus for a big lad he seems to require very little space to turn and has an excellent shot on the turn....either which way he has to be a better prospect to have on the books than that deadleg Borini right ?