AAH to KSA?

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by savage 4 england » 03 Jul 2017 19:14

Get Feds in. #3 at Bournemouth.

As far as I'm concerned, he's a better keeper anyway.

Edit: Just seen he could be injured.

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by maffff » 03 Jul 2017 19:16

Fee of £310,000 split over two payments.

He'll earn £29,725 a week (and continue with his number 26 shirt).

His annual salary will be 5x the fee we get for him :|

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by genome » 03 Jul 2017 19:18

CountryRoyal wrote:
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Getting a tad that way. I've seen nothing from our transfer business, both completed and rumoured, to date that in my opinion corroborate Stam's proposal of bringing in quality players which significantly improve the squad.

As you said because of the playoffs we have less time to do things than normally. It's still early days but only time will tell.


How many players had we signed this time last summer?


Meh.. good point.


FWIW it was 2 at this point, Gravenberch and Van Den Berg. We hadn't even sold Tshibola at this point

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by CountryRoyal » 03 Jul 2017 19:34

genome wrote:
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How many players had we signed this time last summer?


Meh.. good point.


FWIW it was 2 at this point, Gravenberch and Van Den Berg. We hadn't even sold Tshibola at this point


I know, I did a quick check when you said that before conceding. :lol:

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by Hound » 03 Jul 2017 19:46

maffff wrote:Fee of £310,000 split over two payments.

He'll earn £29,725 a week (and continue with his number 26 shirt).

His annual salary will be 5x the fee we get for him :|


Thought we'd get a bit more than that tbh


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by CountryRoyal » 03 Jul 2017 20:19

Hound wrote:
maffff wrote:Fee of £310,000 split over two payments.

He'll earn £29,725 a week (and continue with his number 26 shirt).

His annual salary will be 5x the fee we get for him :|


Thought we'd get a bit more than that tbh


I know he's 35 but in this market that's ridiculous. The only logical explanation is that he really isn't in Stam's plans and happy to let him go for what is essentially f all.

Cue us lining up away at QPR with Jaakola in goal. :lol:

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by Kitsondinho » 03 Jul 2017 20:40

Maybe Stam has Massimo Taibi on speed dial......

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by WAZZOCK » 03 Jul 2017 20:48

maffff wrote:Fee of £310,000 split over two payments.

He'll earn £29,725 a week (and continue with his number 26 shirt).

His annual salary will be 5x the fee we get for him :|


Don't believe this, it's much higher.

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by 3points » 03 Jul 2017 22:24

At least he won't win POTS again next season

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by Scutterbucketz » 03 Jul 2017 23:49

Good luck to him. Two great seasons and he got us to the playoff final.

I just hope the reasons he left are because he pushed to be closer to home or the managers decision and not because the board wanted the money.

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by Mike Hunt » 04 Jul 2017 00:37

maffff wrote:Fee of £310,000 split over two payments.

He'll earn £29,725 a week (and continue with his number 26 shirt).

His annual salary will be 5x the fee we get for him :|


That is fcking peanuts.

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by linkenholtroyal » 04 Jul 2017 08:26

I will be sad to see Ali go he has been a revelation over the last 2 seasons. Stam must know what he is doing. I think we won't see a lot of signings this year, the core squad is already there. 1 striker (5 million pound area), a striker on loan again potentially grabban on season long with view to buy and a new keeper stockdale or federici would be nice. I think other than that it would be like for like with whoever else leaves.


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by Sutekh » 04 Jul 2017 08:31

Hound wrote:
maffff wrote:Fee of £310,000 split over two payments.

He'll earn £29,725 a week (and continue with his number 26 shirt).

His annual salary will be 5x the fee we get for him :|


Thought we'd get a bit more than that tbh


According to the BBC, sources close to Reading say the fee will be around £600k

Funny thing is I'm all a bit :| about Habsi (& Williams) leaving.

Suggest we concentrate at whether the club will promote Jaakkola or bring in another keeper.

And if Reading bring in another keeper that would suggest that Jaakkola's Reading career is as good as over as well.

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by maffff » 04 Jul 2017 08:43

Sutekh wrote:
Hound wrote:
maffff wrote:Fee of £310,000 split over two payments.

He'll earn £29,725 a week (and continue with his number 26 shirt).

His annual salary will be 5x the fee we get for him :|


Thought we'd get a bit more than that tbh


According to the BBC, sources close to Reading say the fee will be around £600k

Funny thing is I'm all a bit :| about Habsi (& Williams) leaving.

Suggest we concentrate at whether the club will promote Jaakkola or bring in another keeper.

And if Reading bring in another keeper that would suggest that Jaakkola's Reading career is as good as over as well.

It's because an automatic translate reads like two installments of £310k, but having checked with a few Arabic speakers it says £310k over two installments (so 310 total)

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by Hound » 04 Jul 2017 08:44

agree Sutekh largely with that.

AAH is a great keeper and by every account a great man. The save at home to Fulham when he tipped it over is a lasting memory of him for me and his decision (I'm sure its not Stam's) for him to go is probably the right one for him.

However, I'm happy to see Jaakkola given his chance now.

Williams was always going if we didn't go up - and though he was excellent in the last few months of the season, in reality if he had gone at Christmas, no one would have cared a bit really. Again good luck to him, but we can find a player of a similar level

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by Gunny Fishcake » 04 Jul 2017 08:45

Another example of football contracts not being worth more than soiled toilet paper, he signed a new three year deal only months ago.

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by Sutekh » 04 Jul 2017 08:48

maffff wrote:
Sutekh wrote:
Hound wrote:
Thought we'd get a bit more than that tbh


According to the BBC, sources close to Reading say the fee will be around £600k

Funny thing is I'm all a bit :| about Habsi (& Williams) leaving.

Suggest we concentrate at whether the club will promote Jaakkola or bring in another keeper.

And if Reading bring in another keeper that would suggest that Jaakkola's Reading career is as good as over as well.

It's because an automatic translate reads like two installments of £310k, but having checked with a few Arabic speakers it says £310k over two installments (so 310 total)


Thanks for the clarification on that. That really is an utterly pathetic figure for your club's first team goalkeeper at Championship level who has won two successive PoTS awards in a team that last year missed out on the Premier League in a penalty shoot out.

Are Saudi clubs strapped for cash or something?

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by genome » 04 Jul 2017 09:10

Hound wrote:agree Sutekh largely with that.

AAH is a great keeper and by every account a great man. The save at home to Fulham when he tipped it over is a lasting memory of him for me and his decision (I'm sure its not Stam's) for him to go is probably the right one for him.

However, I'm happy to see Jaakkola given his chance now.

Williams was always going if we didn't go up - and though he was excellent in the last few months of the season, in reality if he had gone at Christmas, no one would have cared a bit really. Again good luck to him, but we can find a player of a similar level


It's certainly nothing like Siggy or Long leaving. So I'm not too worried about the impact on the team, I'm disappointed as he's a fan favourite and it looks like we've sold him for peanuts.

Harsh on Jaakkola but I'd actually quite like us to go for Ruddy as a replacement.

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by maffff » 04 Jul 2017 09:27

Gunny Fishcake wrote:Another example of football contracts not being worth more than soiled toilet paper, he signed a new three year deal only months ago.


Two year deal

genome wrote:Harsh on Jaakkola but I'd actually quite like us to go for Ruddy as a replacement.


I'm torn on what to do
- Jaakkola said he didn't come in to sit on the bench, if he doesn't get starts this season I wouldn't be surprised to see him angling for a move.
- Bond, assume he's gone.
- If we bring another player in what will that do for harmony (as above)
- If it's a younger keeper on loan what message does that send to the likes of Legg, Ward and Southwood with their progression and longer term opportunities?
- If it's a player like Rudd, you'd imagine that's going to be a 2/3 year deal, again, what does that suggest about progression?

I wonder if one of the younger keepers has caught Beasant/Jaap's eye? Legg got rave reviews and was pulled back for the bench last season, Ward seems to be quite decent (and outlasted Moore/Bond) and Southwood - much younger but a lot of hype and potential with this lad, comfortable on the ball too.

For me, I'd probably start with Jaakkola (who we signed for a reason..) and Legg on the bench, keep assessing the others (maybe loan Southwood out and have Ward 3rd choice/u23 keeper), give Legg (21)/Ward (20)/Southwood (19) goes in the cups and if one really stands out then progress them (or give them a go if we have any dead rubber games). Getting a chance hasn't hurt Butland, Pickford, Onana, McCarthy etc.... although is that resigning ourselves to another development season (meaning we might lose Obita, Moore, Kelly, Swift etc.. after next season ends)

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