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  1. terraloon

    Thibaut Courtois

    The fees paid for keepers when you factor in the fact that it is the most specific role in football are remarkably low.Indeed the fee we received for Cech is currently the 10th highest fee ever paid for a keeper. if and a big if the offer for Courtois is indeed €40 million it will be just about the world record fee paid for a keeper( the current top fee is Emerson who cost, based on current exchange €39 million) that’s why I find the sums being talked about for Allison as unlikely.
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    As I said you can send 17 year old scholars out on loan but it does get complicated. There are three types of loan : long term( normally a season), short term , and finally youth loans and it’s the latter which enables second/ third year scholars to play at other clubs. The reason I say play is that normally is that most scholars are still in effect in the educational system they stay with the owning club to carry on with their education and by virtue of that normally train at their owning club.
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    Thibaut Courtois

    I suspect that will be just happy to get him off their wage bill.
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    Thibaut Courtois

    Arsenal thought much along those lines in allowing both Sanchez and Ozil to get deep into the last year of their contracts and in the end it cost them . If Courtois or indeed any player wants off then there really isn’t any positives in keeping them against their will. Heres one from left field in that Arsenal are going to get rid of one of their keepers and whilst it’s far from ideal how about re signing Cech on a one year deal with the option of another one year.
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    In theory it’s possible to send 17 year olds out on loan but the fact that they are scholars complicates matter. I too think he and indeed Ampadu will get a few appearances at first team level maybe not so much in the league but certainly in the EL and both the CC and the FA cup The change of manager and indeed non participation in the CL may well be a major plus in the development of the two players I mention and quite possible a couple of others such as Charlie Brown
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    Eden Hazard

    Not quite sure why but it seems that quite a number of Belgium players can’t help themselves when it comes to talking to the press At times Eden has been unplayable yet his scoring record in the PL (around one in three and of his 69 goals of 13 have been penalties )really isnt that special for someone as talented as he is. For me the comments being reported are pretty loaded and whilst I would love Eden to stay I think it’s time for the club to cash in.For me that also applies to Tibo. If the club could secure £200 million that would be incredible and open up all sorts of options but no doubt we would have to pay a premium on any subsequent incoming Some question the boards ability to spend any windfall well the measure of success in transfer dealings can’t just be measured on a player by player basis nor should it really be judged after just one season.
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    Next Chelsea Manager

    Me too.
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    Sarri

    When I read this sort of post I really do have to shake my head. Mediocre club you say well if you really think that then sorry there really isn’t any hope for you. The reality is that we almost certainly will see more departures than arrivals the real complication in trading terms is the WC and the fact that most responsible clubs won’t announce signings of players still involved in the tournament and other than Arsenal none of the supposed top 6 have made any announcements since the tournament commenced. The bulk of pre season will have been planned by backroom staff and whilst coaches have unique tactical approaches which will be worked on as pre season progresses the vast bulk of early pre season will be the domain of medical and fitness coaches and they will have already put pre season plans in place. The irony is at this point in time we have absolutely no idea what the clubs plans are in relation to the coach by that I mean will Conte be sacked or not and when nothing is announced the press fill the void with what more often than not is no more than rumour.
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    Zappacosta

    Mad as is may seem when you factor in the the changes in the Euro/ sterling exchange rate and indeed the fact that he signed a 4 year deal and if the fee was indeed £22 million then in accounting terms if he is sold for £17 million then maybe it’s not great business but perhaps it’s not quite as bad as is being suggested On 31/8/17 the exchange rate on that day ws £1= €1.0837 so the cost of £22 million was €23.8million. All football contracts end on 30th June so Zappacostas contract if it were to run its full course would end on 30June 2021 some 46 months in total meaning the fee is written of (amortised) at the rate of £ 15737 a day. On the 23 June 2018 some £4.658 million has been written off so his book value is currently £17.342 million and at months end that will be down to £17.231 million On 31/8/17 £22 million was worth € 23.8 million .On 22/6/18 £1 = €1.14 so £17 million is worth €19.38 million Ok we aren’t going to get back everything we paid for him but I personally didn’t think it’s disastrous.
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    Next Chelsea Manager

    Napoli clearly have overplayed their hand. From being Billy big ones they are slowly but surely retreating from that stance. I keep reading that there is a agreement in principle in place and now I am starting to read that once we get past 1 July Napoli will find themselves in a position whereby they become duty bound to honour a full years salary.If that’s correct it sort of explains the something of their approach. The 1st of July is a key date in football contract terms, it’s the date on which all player contracts start their annual cycle and indeed it seems that the contracts of the majority of managers and indeed head coaches have the same annual cycle, the main difference between employment rights for managers/ coaches and players is that it’s incredibly rare that a player is sacked mid contract. We all know that far too many mistakes were made last season in term of player recruitment at Chelsea but just because we haven’t been told what’s going on behind closed doors it doesn’t mean that the club aren’t pushing forward with plans. Perhaps I am being far too optimistic but I can’t help but feel that at this point it’s more about brinkmanship and whilst it is frustrating I genuinely believe that once Contes position is sorted then other things will fall into place. To date very little transfer business has been done by PL clubs. In total just 22 transfers in have been completed. Of that number 9 have been completed by Brighton, Huddersfield and Wolves and in that 22 around half are Bosman transfers or clubs taking up the option to sign players on a permanent basis following periods on loan.
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    Next Chelsea Manager

    At this point in time RA in particular & Chelsea in general really don'tneed to pick fights with anyone unless absolutely necessary. As for returning your season ticket that really will hit them where it hurts won’t it.
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    Next Chelsea Manager

    What you mean if we engaged a manager who has won the French league with two different clubs, managed the French national team & has a bettter win rate than Antonio?
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    Is The Transfer Window Open Or Not?

    If you read the rules there isnt any requirement for the window to be open for 12 weeks . The reference to 12 weeks is that is the maximum time a window can be open.The FIFA list is updated by the relevant football nation so in the case of England it’s the FA who input the information not FIFA As for it not mattering well there are examples in the past where clubs even with the FAs agreement have signed players and down the line FIFA and eventually CAS have ruled against the club. It’s not quite the same circumstances but Lens thought they had signed Gael Kakuta on a binding contract , the French Football Federation supported Lens as did FIFA but when CAS became involved there take on it was that no binding contract was in place. Does it matter ? Well yes it does after all the FA are quite happy to charge clubs when they dont follow the rules and in this it seems that the FA hasn’t paid due regard to the FIFA rules that dictate when and how transfers can and can’t be undertaken
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    Is The Transfer Window Open Or Not?

    Newcastle have signed a goalkeeper, Wolves have signed a couple of players but the point I am trying to get over is FIFA stipulates when the window is open as regards registering players through FIFA that’s one thing but in terms of when a window opens and closes in England it doesn’t matter a jot from where that player is signed from
  15. I note that on the PL website the summer transfer window is shown as having opened on the 17th May. Also I note that they state the dates of the winter window are not yet known. https://www.premierleague.com/contact/getintouch I also note that the changes voted on by the PL clubs to close the summer 2018 window were not agreed upon until the summer 2017 window had closed . I now turn to two FIFA documents. The first deals with the transfer and status of players I would draw your attention to article 6 section 2 https://www.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/administration/regulations_on_the_status_and_transfer_of_players_en_33410.pdf Based on the published information there is no way that the PL could have notified FIFA 12 months prior of the opening of the 2018 window of the changes and in particular the opening of the window on 17 May2018. To a degree the closing date is not relevant as it is in effect an agreement between the PL clubs to stop transfer dealings early Indeed that is backed up by the second FIFA document where all transfer windows worldwide are published and as will clearly be seen FIFA are saying that the window doesn’t open In England until June 9 2018. https://www.fifatms.com/itms/worldwide-transfer-windows-calendar/ So to my simple questions. Is the window open or not and if so why do the dates differ to those recorded by FIFA?

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