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  1. Not sure how the moderators feels about me posting this link hopefully they are ok with https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/gemma-barnett-2 Sad sad story and if you are able to help that would be great
  2. FIFA who in effect are the controlling authority when it comes to players and their contracts simply won’t allow clubs to unilaterally end a players contract You can sack a player for gross mis conduct but even then the sacking would be subject to appeal. In effect if a club signs a 3 year contract with a player the club can’t move him on unless a contract is cancelled by mutual consent or a transfer agreed. When it comes to a player they can leave before a contract ends if they fall within the criteria of either a Webster or in certain circumstances they can apply to have their contract cancelled if they haven’t featured in 10% of first team games but each application is looked on by a case by case basis . There are defined timings that players have to adhere to normally within 15 days of a clubs last comoetive game of a season
  3. Being a bit dramatic here Tammy is a decent striker but he really isn’t close to being of the standard required to hitting 20+ goals a season on a regular basis. CHO is a conundrum because he has all the skills but rarely has he delivered when called upon . That said his injury probably hit him incredibly hard. Gilmour needs more game time to see how he develops. He wasn’t going to become a regular next season despite the hype Reece is now cemented into the squad he now needs to develop even further
  4. In a way I did simply because we need to sell a whole gaggle of academy products who are decent players but probably not quite of the quality. In the past we would have put them out on loan but this season we need to clear out probably 10-15 players who are now past the academy stage to enable the next tranche to be afforded the opportunity of developing The club will have analysed just about every minute, every pass, every tackle indeed everything about his loan at Swansea and whilst he has done v well in the championship I just don’t see the player that some are suggesting
  5. It’s a very strange market so evidence of the past isn’t really applicable That said my guess is that it’s between £15-20 million
  6. Very very few clubs in Europe are in the position to even think about £20 million players . Football is quite simply broke. If you pop into most clubs forums they all think that what some call deadwood or in the case of Emerson a squad player is going to generate big money and in normal times maybe but not in the current market Historically clubs would recycle a chunk of their transfer income but the losses some have incurred mean that the vast bulk,k of that income stream will be used to pay down debt. For instance Inter Milan in their last reported trading year lost over €100 million so selling a player for €60 million to PSG only is the start of the story because that player cost €40 million less than 12 months ago so no doubt a chunk of the transfer fee remained unpaid add to that Inter would have to somehow buy out the buyback clause Inter insisted that the bulk of the €60 million was paid up front that would enable them to pay off RM and remove debt from their reported €400+ million debt also there would have been a chunk of any money used up in the normal costs associated with a transfer such agents fees If Inter were left with €15 million I would be surprised and that is the sum that Italian media suggest that Inters budget is for signing a replacement. Yet Arsenal supporters suggest that Inter are loaded and the offer of taking Bellerin on loan or only offering to pay €10 million is Inter taking the mick.
  7. Spot on The record was released before the 1972 League Cup Final. I still have the record and also a duster, yes a duster, with the two clubs names on it. George bloody Eastham!
  8. Blue is The Colour was recorded in 1972 . 1) On What Record Label ? 2) What was the Colour of the label ? 3) What was the title of the flip side ?
  9. I tend to get them mixed up Paslic while scored tonight never played in the academy but was sold by us for a decent ish fee
  10. Christensen played in the academy. Courtois never played for the academy
  11. There is a rumour that he wants to come back to Chelsea
  12. Yep that’s right Jamal Musiala Musiala in 2019 Personal information Full name Jamal Musiala[1] Date of birth 26 February 2003 (age 18)[2] Place of birth Stuttgart, Germany Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[3] Position(s) Attacking midfielder Club information Current team Bayern Munich Number 42 Youth career –2011 TSV Lehnerz 2011–2019 Chelsea 2019–2020 Bayern Munich Senior career* Years Team Apps (Gls) 2020– Bayern Munich II 10 (2) 2020– Bayern Munich 27 (6) National team‡ 2016–2017 England U15 2018 Germany U16 2 (0) 2018–2019 England U16 5 (2) 2019–2020 England U17 9 (2) 2020 England U21 2 (1) 2021– Germany 4 (0) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:23, 22 May 2021 (UTC) ‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 05:49, 24 June 2021 (UTC) Jamal Musiala (born 26 February 2003) is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. Born in Germany to a British-Nigerian father and German mother and raised mainly in England, Musiala represented both Germany and England at youth level, and eventually pledged his allegiance to the Germany national team for future games in February 2021.[4][5] Contents 1Early life 2Club career 3International career 3.1Youth 3.2Senior 4Career statistics 4.1Club 4.2International 5Honours 6References 7External links Early life[edit] Musiala was born in Stuttgart, Germany to a British-Nigerian father and German mother.[6] He lived in Fulda until the age of seven, before moving to England with his family, where he went on to spend most of his childhood.[7][8] He went to primary school at the Corpus Christi School in New Malden.[9] For secondary school he went to the Whitgift School in Croydon.[10] He was in the Chelsea academy for most of his childhood Club career[edit] In July 2019, aged 16, Musiala left Chelsea to join Bundesliga club Bayern Munich.[11][12] On 3 June 2020, Musiala made his professional debut, coming on as a substitute for Bayern Munich IIin their 3–2 win over Preußen Münster in the 3. Liga.[13] On 20 June 2020, he made his Bundesliga debut against Freiburg, and he became the youngest player to play a match for Bayern in the Bundesliga, aged 17 years and 115 days.[14][15] On 18 September 2020, Musiala scored his first Bundesliga goal in an 8–0 win over Schalke, to become Bayern's youngest goalscorer, aged 17 years 205 days, breaking the previous record of Roque Santa Cruz, aged 18 years 12 days.[7][16] On 3 November, Musiala made his Champions League debut as a substitute to Thomas Müller in a 6–2 away win over Red Bull Salzburg.[17] On 1 December, he started his first Champions League match in a 1–1 away draw against Atlético Madrid.[18] On 23 February 2021, Musiala scored his first Champions League goal in a 4–1 away win over Lazio in the first leg of the round of 16 tie, becoming the competition's youngest goalscorer of both English and German nationalities.[19][20] On 5 March, he signed his first professional contract at Bayern Munich until 2026.[21]
  13. Yep both Thorgen H and Lukaku played in academy teams as did Christensen Hazard played one academy game.
  14. One in the Dutch squad One in the Danish Squad One in the German Squad Two in the Belgian squad . I thought of a 12th overnight but now wide awake I can’t recall who it was but I will add it to the list if his name comes to me
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