Harry Redknapp says Watford target Samba Diakite won't leave QPR unless a club pays a significant amount of his wages

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Watford will have to pay a significant amount of Samba Diakite’s wages if they are to sign the Queens Park Rangers midfielder on loan.

Hornets head coach Beppe Sannino has stated he would like to bring another midfielder to the club and Harry Redknapp is happy for the 25-year-old leave Loftus Road if the right offer is submitted.

Redknapp told WestLondonSport.com: “We would let him go out on loan if someone wants to take him, but they’ve got to take his contract.

“If the right offer came in then we wouldn’t stand in his way. But we wouldn’t loan him to someone who wants to take only a small part of his wages – no-one does us any favours.”

That could prove a stumbling point as the Hornets do not pay over the odds for players wages - a major reason as to why Nathaniel Chalobah didn’t return to Vicarage Road.

Diakite initially joined Rangers on loan from Nancy in January 2012 before the move was made permanent in the summer, when he signed a four-year deal.

Diakite made ten appearances last season before Mark Hughes was replaced by Redknapp.

He made a further five outings for QPR before heading to the African Cup of Nations where he was injured in Mali’s fourth game of the tournament.

Diakite only made one more appearances for QPR last season, which means he has not featured in a league match for more than a year.

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3:28pm Mon 27 Jan 14

ruralyellow says...

'arry 'arry 'arry, so full of shhhh ite!
'arry 'arry 'arry, so full of shhhh ite! ruralyellow
  • Score: 29

3:33pm Mon 27 Jan 14

AngelHornet says...

We must stick to our wage policy and not be pushed about by that crook
We must stick to our wage policy and not be pushed about by that crook AngelHornet
  • Score: 40

3:42pm Mon 27 Jan 14

endean2 says...

leave well alone,
were is the pacy forward were looking for?
leave well alone, were is the pacy forward were looking for? endean2
  • Score: 24

3:45pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Essex Hornet says...

Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we??

We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker.

The transfer window clock is ticking.
Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we?? We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker. The transfer window clock is ticking. Essex Hornet
  • Score: -44

3:58pm Mon 27 Jan 14

SAHornet says...

Essex Hornet wrote:
Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we??

We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker.

The transfer window clock is ticking.
He would be a crap investment. If we were going to have to pay huge wages then let's at least sign a player of our own, not pay QPR's over-inflated wage bill for them.
[quote][p][bold]Essex Hornet[/bold] wrote: Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we?? We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker. The transfer window clock is ticking.[/p][/quote]He would be a crap investment. If we were going to have to pay huge wages then let's at least sign a player of our own, not pay QPR's over-inflated wage bill for them. SAHornet
  • Score: 50

4:00pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Boosey says...

Essex Hornet wrote:
Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we??

We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker.

The transfer window clock is ticking.
Doyley on his own would fetch 500k and that's no disrespect to him either!
[quote][p][bold]Essex Hornet[/bold] wrote: Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we?? We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker. The transfer window clock is ticking.[/p][/quote]Doyley on his own would fetch 500k and that's no disrespect to him either! Boosey
  • Score: 17

4:01pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Finchy505 says...

Essex Hornet wrote:
Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we??

We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker.

The transfer window clock is ticking.
Bit harsh on the Pozzo's as they appear to have splashed a considerable amount of cash on a new East Stand........
[quote][p][bold]Essex Hornet[/bold] wrote: Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we?? We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker. The transfer window clock is ticking.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh on the Pozzo's as they appear to have splashed a considerable amount of cash on a new East Stand........ Finchy505
  • Score: 37

4:14pm Mon 27 Jan 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

Finchy505 wrote:
Essex Hornet wrote: Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we?? We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker. The transfer window clock is ticking.
Bit harsh on the Pozzo's as they appear to have splashed a considerable amount of cash on a new East Stand........
... and 'the Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k' isn't exactly accurate is it.

That might be what the Watford branch of the Pozzo network has been charged for them, but it's not exactly market value is it - and it certainly doesn't reflect what they've cost the group. Merkel, Faraoni, Angella, Fabbrini and the like won't have been cheap.
[quote][p][bold]Finchy505[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Essex Hornet[/bold] wrote: Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we?? We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker. The transfer window clock is ticking.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh on the Pozzo's as they appear to have splashed a considerable amount of cash on a new East Stand........[/p][/quote]... and 'the Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k' isn't exactly accurate is it. That might be what the Watford branch of the Pozzo network has been charged for them, but it's not exactly market value is it - and it certainly doesn't reflect what they've cost the group. Merkel, Faraoni, Angella, Fabbrini and the like won't have been cheap. JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 25

4:15pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Zorg the Leveller says...

Essex Hornet wrote:
Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we??

We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker.

The transfer window clock is ticking.
Whilst City's team undoubtedly cost more than ours, the £500k figure is hugely misleading. The Pozzos investment is in the identification (scouting) and development of these players. That we didn't pay a fee for them merely reflects the business model - we'd have paid seven figures for Angella, say, from anyone else.

As for relaxing the strict policy to chase promotion... don't agree. The Pozzos' approach doesn't work if you only apply it selectively. You buy low, sell high and don't let agents or unreasonable demands mess you about. Period. Whether Diakite would be a good signing or not is a separate issue altogether.
[quote][p][bold]Essex Hornet[/bold] wrote: Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we?? We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker. The transfer window clock is ticking.[/p][/quote]Whilst City's team undoubtedly cost more than ours, the £500k figure is hugely misleading. The Pozzos investment is in the identification (scouting) and development of these players. That we didn't pay a fee for them merely reflects the business model - we'd have paid seven figures for Angella, say, from anyone else. As for relaxing the strict policy to chase promotion... don't agree. The Pozzos' approach doesn't work if you only apply it selectively. You buy low, sell high and don't let agents or unreasonable demands mess you about. Period. Whether Diakite would be a good signing or not is a separate issue altogether. Zorg the Leveller
  • Score: 32

4:32pm Mon 27 Jan 14

KeithMercer says...

completely agree, why pay silly money for a guy who can not even get anywhere near QPRs bench. If my memory serves me right when he did play for the hoops he kept getting booked and sent off. The guy would be a liability, just because QPR pay stupid wages and transfer fees does not mean we have to. They are something like 120 mill in debt and if they dont go up this season will be close to doing a Portsmouth. Thanks but no thanks !!!
completely agree, why pay silly money for a guy who can not even get anywhere near QPRs bench. If my memory serves me right when he did play for the hoops he kept getting booked and sent off. The guy would be a liability, just because QPR pay stupid wages and transfer fees does not mean we have to. They are something like 120 mill in debt and if they dont go up this season will be close to doing a Portsmouth. Thanks but no thanks !!! KeithMercer
  • Score: 39

4:33pm Mon 27 Jan 14

mellow yellow says...

SAHornet wrote:
Essex Hornet wrote:
Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we??

We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker.

The transfer window clock is ticking.
He would be a crap investment. If we were going to have to pay huge wages then let's at least sign a player of our own, not pay QPR's over-inflated wage bill for them.
Agreed. With CB staying, Abdi to get more game time and other players to come back too, do we really need this bloke? Can't say I'm salivating at the thought of his arrival.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Essex Hornet[/bold] wrote: Surely if we want to get players of this calibre we're going to have to dip into the funds at some stage so I'm not sure about the reference to arry being full of **** on this particular issue. If we loaned a player out to another championship club I certainly wouldn't want to see us paying his wages why should we?? We haven't exactly splashed the cash on players since the Pozzo's came in. The Watford team on Saturday was valued at £500k against £164 million for the City stars. If the Pozzo's are serious about us pushing for the play offs then I can't see us doing it all on the cheap. Now would be a good time to invest in a quality midfielder and the much talked about pacy striker. The transfer window clock is ticking.[/p][/quote]He would be a crap investment. If we were going to have to pay huge wages then let's at least sign a player of our own, not pay QPR's over-inflated wage bill for them.[/p][/quote]Agreed. With CB staying, Abdi to get more game time and other players to come back too, do we really need this bloke? Can't say I'm salivating at the thought of his arrival. mellow yellow
  • Score: 22

4:37pm Mon 27 Jan 14

peter10531089 says...

Agreed stay well clear - would much rather see a player wearing yellow playing for the opportunity to make a career, than someone simply picking up a hugely overinflated wage to match his ego - remember Ellington.
Agreed stay well clear - would much rather see a player wearing yellow playing for the opportunity to make a career, than someone simply picking up a hugely overinflated wage to match his ego - remember Ellington. peter10531089
  • Score: 25

4:48pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Essex Hornet says...

Some fair comments respect what your saying. It's good to get the discussion going. Our team on Saturday would certainly be worth more than £500k if we were to sell any of them. Plus as has already been said a fair amount of investment has already been put in by the Pozzo's to get them here in the first place. I'm probably just a bit frustrated that we haven't got anyone else in yet. I too would like to see players sign for the club rather than come on loan so we can see some real commitment to the club.
Some fair comments respect what your saying. It's good to get the discussion going. Our team on Saturday would certainly be worth more than £500k if we were to sell any of them. Plus as has already been said a fair amount of investment has already been put in by the Pozzo's to get them here in the first place. I'm probably just a bit frustrated that we haven't got anyone else in yet. I too would like to see players sign for the club rather than come on loan so we can see some real commitment to the club. Essex Hornet
  • Score: 8

4:48pm Mon 27 Jan 14

jasonwatford says...

Let him Rot at QPR then , they can pay his massive wages for doing nothing , Rather than getting some money back in for him ?? Absolute joke of a Club QPR however I don't rate the player anyway. Boatang wont come this bloke can stay away...work permit issues with Facundo Piris we might just not bother with anyone this window. Pacy Striker we cant have till the summer so will have to wait.
Let him Rot at QPR then , they can pay his massive wages for doing nothing , Rather than getting some money back in for him ?? Absolute joke of a Club QPR however I don't rate the player anyway. Boatang wont come this bloke can stay away...work permit issues with Facundo Piris we might just not bother with anyone this window. Pacy Striker we cant have till the summer so will have to wait. jasonwatford
  • Score: 10

4:51pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Bert_Gill says...

To be fair to QPR, why should we expect to take one of their players whilst they continue to pay his wages?

If we want the player, we should pay him. Seems only fair. If you changed jobs, you wouldn't expect to be paid by your former employer would you?

From what I know of Diakite, he'd be a very worthwhile addition to our squad. He may be surplus to requirements at QPR, but they have a very strong squad. A fringe player there would more than likely be a first team regular for us.

I think a lot of the negative comments on this story are purely due to Diakite being a QPR player. We ought not to be so petty and childish about them. They don't really care about us.

WTID
To be fair to QPR, why should we expect to take one of their players whilst they continue to pay his wages? If we want the player, we should pay him. Seems only fair. If you changed jobs, you wouldn't expect to be paid by your former employer would you? From what I know of Diakite, he'd be a very worthwhile addition to our squad. He may be surplus to requirements at QPR, but they have a very strong squad. A fringe player there would more than likely be a first team regular for us. I think a lot of the negative comments on this story are purely due to Diakite being a QPR player. We ought not to be so petty and childish about them. They don't really care about us. WTID Bert_Gill
  • Score: -23

5:04pm Mon 27 Jan 14

cliff46 says...

I think this lad cost them a lot of money so his wages will be pretty high.
Tell QPR they can keep him.
'Arry is being short sighted, if he doesn't put him in the shop window he will be permanently lumbered with another Hughes mistake.
I think this lad cost them a lot of money so his wages will be pretty high. Tell QPR they can keep him. 'Arry is being short sighted, if he doesn't put him in the shop window he will be permanently lumbered with another Hughes mistake. cliff46
  • Score: 14

5:10pm Mon 27 Jan 14

SimmyB says...

So effectively its a "Chalobah" situation? Stick to our guns I say.
So effectively its a "Chalobah" situation? Stick to our guns I say. SimmyB
  • Score: 21

5:19pm Mon 27 Jan 14

VOReason says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Let him Rot at QPR then , they can pay his massive wages for doing nothing , Rather than getting some money back in for him ?? Absolute joke of a Club QPR however I don't rate the player anyway. Boatang wont come this bloke can stay away...work permit issues with Facundo Piris we might just not bother with anyone this window. Pacy Striker we cant have till the summer so will have to wait.
Piris signed for a Russian team ...

http://en.ria.ru/spo
rts/20130120/1789034
41.html

Surely frimpong is what we need if he can be dragged off of twitter.

I would expect no more help from udinese this year as they are in a bit of trouble in the league.
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Let him Rot at QPR then , they can pay his massive wages for doing nothing , Rather than getting some money back in for him ?? Absolute joke of a Club QPR however I don't rate the player anyway. Boatang wont come this bloke can stay away...work permit issues with Facundo Piris we might just not bother with anyone this window. Pacy Striker we cant have till the summer so will have to wait.[/p][/quote]Piris signed for a Russian team ... http://en.ria.ru/spo rts/20130120/1789034 41.html Surely frimpong is what we need if he can be dragged off of twitter. I would expect no more help from udinese this year as they are in a bit of trouble in the league. VOReason
  • Score: 3

5:20pm Mon 27 Jan 14

andyhooked says...

If Arry don't want him and QPR are the same division then this is a load of tosh. We need goals not a midfielder that Rednacp don't pick. So let them pay his wages and not us!.
If Arry don't want him and QPR are the same division then this is a load of tosh. We need goals not a midfielder that Rednacp don't pick. So let them pay his wages and not us!. andyhooked
  • Score: 9

5:23pm Mon 27 Jan 14

andyhooked says...

Rednacp is meant to show why I think this proposed deal is garbage!!
Rednacp is meant to show why I think this proposed deal is garbage!! andyhooked
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Mon 27 Jan 14

KeithMercer says...

on another note if you have time have a look at this link posted on another thread by Wimborne Hornet. Itswww.mcfc.co.uk/ci
tyt
v/features/2014/janu

ary/city-v-watford-t

unnel-cam‎ behind the scenes footage from the Man City game, interesting stuff hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
on another note if you have time have a look at this link posted on another thread by Wimborne Hornet. Itswww.mcfc.co.uk/ci tyt v/features/2014/janu ary/city-v-watford-t unnel-cam‎ behind the scenes footage from the Man City game, interesting stuff hope you enjoy it as much as I did. KeithMercer
  • Score: 0

5:44pm Mon 27 Jan 14

personal-perspective says...

Definitely a bit of posturing by Harry. Rangers have a problem as the guy is contracted for another 2 and a half years on wages which seemingly no one else will pay and he is nowhere near their first team. Saving part of his wages and putting him in the shop window for the rest of the season has to make commercial sense be it with us or elsewhere. Harry appears to be indulging in a spot of brinkmanship although we may have to wait until around 9pm of Friday to find out for sure.
Definitely a bit of posturing by Harry. Rangers have a problem as the guy is contracted for another 2 and a half years on wages which seemingly no one else will pay and he is nowhere near their first team. Saving part of his wages and putting him in the shop window for the rest of the season has to make commercial sense be it with us or elsewhere. Harry appears to be indulging in a spot of brinkmanship although we may have to wait until around 9pm of Friday to find out for sure. personal-perspective
  • Score: 2

5:50pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

Yes we need goals, yes we need a pacey striker but so does every team in the country apart from the one that just beat us! I love all these comments "where is our pacey striker?" It's really not that easy guys, is not football manager!!!!
Anyway, I maybe in a minority but I thought a front 3 of Deeney with Anya and Foresteri just off looked quick, agile and devastating on Saturday. With Ranegie to add to that mix more of that for me please!
Yes we need goals, yes we need a pacey striker but so does every team in the country apart from the one that just beat us! I love all these comments "where is our pacey striker?" It's really not that easy guys, is not football manager!!!! Anyway, I maybe in a minority but I thought a front 3 of Deeney with Anya and Foresteri just off looked quick, agile and devastating on Saturday. With Ranegie to add to that mix more of that for me please! Ronny oh Ronny Ronny
  • Score: 15

5:53pm Mon 27 Jan 14

hogweed says...

Doesn't really matter about this. Without another striker (pacy) then mid table is all we can hope for. Disasterous error by Bond on Saturday. No excuse for that. Risible.

Hog out
Doesn't really matter about this. Without another striker (pacy) then mid table is all we can hope for. Disasterous error by Bond on Saturday. No excuse for that. Risible. Hog out hogweed
  • Score: -33

6:59pm Mon 27 Jan 14

only5foot3 says...

why should someone else subsidise the financial mess they have engineered.

money and harry redknapp associated far too often for my liking.

do one.
why should someone else subsidise the financial mess they have engineered. money and harry redknapp associated far too often for my liking. do one. only5foot3
  • Score: 8

7:47pm Mon 27 Jan 14

watford1881 says...

Not sure this guy is any good anyway..
Not sure this guy is any good anyway.. watford1881
  • Score: 8

9:15pm Mon 27 Jan 14

EltonForever says...

hogweed wrote:
Doesn't really matter about this. Without another striker (pacy) then mid table is all we can hope for. Disasterous error by Bond on Saturday. No excuse for that. Risible.

Hog out
Hogweed .........a fellow traveller with Hornet Cornet, presumably!

Glass half empty etc etc.

We must support our young goalkeepers, not demonise them.

Shame on you too.
[quote][p][bold]hogweed[/bold] wrote: Doesn't really matter about this. Without another striker (pacy) then mid table is all we can hope for. Disasterous error by Bond on Saturday. No excuse for that. Risible. Hog out[/p][/quote]Hogweed .........a fellow traveller with Hornet Cornet, presumably! Glass half empty etc etc. We must support our young goalkeepers, not demonise them. Shame on you too. EltonForever
  • Score: 8

9:32pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Andrew1963 says...

The boys mad - as likely to get sent off as to go on an unstoppable run from midfield. Has something a bit different . But if we could not afford Chabolah
why can we suddenly afford this fella?
The boys mad - as likely to get sent off as to go on an unstoppable run from midfield. Has something a bit different . But if we could not afford Chabolah why can we suddenly afford this fella? Andrew1963
  • Score: 7

10:07pm Mon 27 Jan 14

DuffmanWFC says...

Overrated and over paid and certainly not what we need as we have a decent midfield when all fit! I'd rather see CB and SM play more than a poor loan signing!
CB and SM are our players and the only way they will develope is by playing and not being pushed out to make room for this chap!
The return of Abdi will change things massively and if we can add one quality player that has experience in the Championship and can score in this division then we can possibly scrape a playoff place!
Overrated and over paid and certainly not what we need as we have a decent midfield when all fit! I'd rather see CB and SM play more than a poor loan signing! CB and SM are our players and the only way they will develope is by playing and not being pushed out to make room for this chap! The return of Abdi will change things massively and if we can add one quality player that has experience in the Championship and can score in this division then we can possibly scrape a playoff place! DuffmanWFC
  • Score: 6

10:07pm Mon 27 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

peter10531089 wrote:
Agreed stay well clear - would much rather see a player wearing yellow playing for the opportunity to make a career, than someone simply picking up a hugely overinflated wage to match his ego - remember Ellington.
The Duke. Wot a poor excuse for a drain on supporters wallets.

Paul Jewell turned on him in the end, when he had to say he could not play as he does not even produce in training.

Back to the thread - Harry is a nice guy - but the wage bill is his problem - don't make it ours, for a player that looks like his CV reads played a few games, got injured - can't make the bench.
[quote][p][bold]peter10531089[/bold] wrote: Agreed stay well clear - would much rather see a player wearing yellow playing for the opportunity to make a career, than someone simply picking up a hugely overinflated wage to match his ego - remember Ellington.[/p][/quote]The Duke. Wot a poor excuse for a drain on supporters wallets. Paul Jewell turned on him in the end, when he had to say he could not play as he does not even produce in training. Back to the thread - Harry is a nice guy - but the wage bill is his problem - don't make it ours, for a player that looks like his CV reads played a few games, got injured - can't make the bench. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 3

10:21pm Mon 27 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

watford1881 wrote:
Not sure this guy is any good anyway..
As always 1881 direct. Much ado about this guy.

Yes let's close the feed - Borehamwood do ya want him?
[quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: Not sure this guy is any good anyway..[/p][/quote]As always 1881 direct. Much ado about this guy. Yes let's close the feed - Borehamwood do ya want him? gloryhornet4
  • Score: 0

8:19am Tue 28 Jan 14

rayman01 says...

personal-perspective wrote:
Definitely a bit of posturing by Harry. Rangers have a problem as the guy is contracted for another 2 and a half years on wages which seemingly no one else will pay and he is nowhere near their first team. Saving part of his wages and putting him in the shop window for the rest of the season has to make commercial sense be it with us or elsewhere. Harry appears to be indulging in a spot of brinkmanship although we may have to wait until around 9pm of Friday to find out for sure.
Totally agree. Harry buys loads of players with only a vague idea of what they are about. He is one of a dying breed of managers who is hands during transfer window. Turn over of players is significant affecting club finances. Steer well clear - QPHaHa should be grateful for ANY reduction in their wage bill to get them out of financial mess. I'd rather stick than twist on this one and would rather have the Fulham player. At least Fulham appear to play fair on loans. Luv the Horns!
[quote][p][bold]personal-perspective[/bold] wrote: Definitely a bit of posturing by Harry. Rangers have a problem as the guy is contracted for another 2 and a half years on wages which seemingly no one else will pay and he is nowhere near their first team. Saving part of his wages and putting him in the shop window for the rest of the season has to make commercial sense be it with us or elsewhere. Harry appears to be indulging in a spot of brinkmanship although we may have to wait until around 9pm of Friday to find out for sure.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Harry buys loads of players with only a vague idea of what they are about. He is one of a dying breed of managers who is hands during transfer window. Turn over of players is significant affecting club finances. Steer well clear - QPHaHa should be grateful for ANY reduction in their wage bill to get them out of financial mess. I'd rather stick than twist on this one and would rather have the Fulham player. At least Fulham appear to play fair on loans. Luv the Horns! rayman01
  • Score: 2

10:04am Tue 28 Jan 14

Dr,Oftaw says...

how about chelsea`s Islam Feruz? described as having an electric turn of pace, could be useful and should be less wages than chalobah as younger and less established
how about chelsea`s Islam Feruz? described as having an electric turn of pace, could be useful and should be less wages than chalobah as younger and less established Dr,Oftaw
  • Score: 1

10:13am Tue 28 Jan 14

MainStandShambles says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Let him Rot at QPR then , they can pay his massive wages for doing nothing , Rather than getting some money back in for him ?? Absolute joke of a Club QPR however I don't rate the player anyway. Boatang wont come this bloke can stay away...work permit issues with Facundo Piris we might just not bother with anyone this window. Pacy Striker we cant have till the summer so will have to wait.
Quite right jason. Plus, If he's played that little 1st team football in the last year how on earth is he going to get up to speed with us between now and the end of the season? It just doesn't make sense on any level to me.

Don't touch him, with his track record he would be a liability.
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Let him Rot at QPR then , they can pay his massive wages for doing nothing , Rather than getting some money back in for him ?? Absolute joke of a Club QPR however I don't rate the player anyway. Boatang wont come this bloke can stay away...work permit issues with Facundo Piris we might just not bother with anyone this window. Pacy Striker we cant have till the summer so will have to wait.[/p][/quote]Quite right jason. Plus, If he's played that little 1st team football in the last year how on earth is he going to get up to speed with us between now and the end of the season? It just doesn't make sense on any level to me. Don't touch him, with his track record he would be a liability. MainStandShambles
  • Score: 1

10:54am Tue 28 Jan 14

Kismet110 says...

Have to agree with the general sentiment, overpaid liability who they're keen to offload due to the high wage bill - if he was any good he would be starting at QPR.

Frustrating though it is I'm still hopeful we'll get one or two key signings in before the transfer window closes, the Pozzo's are notoriously tight lipped on this front.

But we've got Abdi coming back to fitness, Iriney has (at long last) started performing like we hoped he would, Merkel is available again from Thursday & Battochio is getting game time after it looked like we might lose him.

A pacy 2nd striker though would be a very welcome addition though....
Have to agree with the general sentiment, overpaid liability who they're keen to offload due to the high wage bill - if he was any good he would be starting at QPR. Frustrating though it is I'm still hopeful we'll get one or two key signings in before the transfer window closes, the Pozzo's are notoriously tight lipped on this front. But we've got Abdi coming back to fitness, Iriney has (at long last) started performing like we hoped he would, Merkel is available again from Thursday & Battochio is getting game time after it looked like we might lose him. A pacy 2nd striker though would be a very welcome addition though.... Kismet110
  • Score: 3

12:19pm Tue 28 Jan 14

soulfulhornet says...

How bad is the Iriney injury ? Anyone. If Boateng does not want to come, we might be able to get George Thorne back on loan. If WBA play ball and the player wants to come, then why not. He started to play well towards the end of his previous loan spell. Took tiem to adapt and to get back to match fitness after his own injury. he knows the palce, players etc so less bedding in time. Not sure if Albion will let it happen though as the new manager is getting to know his squad.
How bad is the Iriney injury ? Anyone. If Boateng does not want to come, we might be able to get George Thorne back on loan. If WBA play ball and the player wants to come, then why not. He started to play well towards the end of his previous loan spell. Took tiem to adapt and to get back to match fitness after his own injury. he knows the palce, players etc so less bedding in time. Not sure if Albion will let it happen though as the new manager is getting to know his squad. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 2

1:22pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Harrydownunder says...

Time to move on...

Next!
Time to move on... Next! Harrydownunder
  • Score: 1

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