Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by lcfcrules, Aug 26, 2017.
Not quite as bad as the stein men though.
Take out the games he wasn't picked to play in and he hasn't missed a game for 5 years
11/08/17 - James starts first game for City in over 800 days 26/08/17 - James gets new FOUR YEAR contract 09/09/17 - James gets injured for "4-6 weeks" It's now approaching 9 weeks and no sign of him. Was this new contract the single most stupid decision City have ever made?
It was 22/9 when they said 4-6 weeks, 6 weeks from 22/9 was last Thursday. So maybe he's back training again.
This is perhaps a good example of Shakespeare's shortcomings. I am sure the Matty is a good lad but he should have been moved on and an upgrade brought in.
I am not sure Shakespeare has ever been in a position to recommend a new contract, never mind offer one.
If Shakespeare had told Rudkin that James was surplus to requirements, I doubt he would have got a new contract.
The one for Ulloa was even more ridiculous in my opinion.
We all have to hope that he never plays for the first-team again. Not wishing him not to play first-team football again but please let it not be at Leicester. Same goes for Ulloa.
You surely haven't forgotten every player we signed between 2001 and 2006?
Matt fucking Mills
We spunked some money away at that time.
Seems like a drop in the ocean compared to the money we’ve spunked away in recent times.
Yep, I still can't get my head around what went wrong with Musa. There's talent there but...
Of course not. But a rough and conservative guess of £50k a week over 4 years is over £10m. That's more than we probably spent net on everyone through those years.
As a proportion of the club's income at the time though, we're probably not close to then
Same thing that was happening when Vardy was being played on the wing
I thought it was routine for PL clubs to offset the risk of a player having long term injuries through insurance, though the premiums for Matty could be eye-watering. Financially the hit that his injury-proneness would have on his transfer value would be big too. Nothing compares to the club record fee we paid for Darren Eadie back in the day, makes the £1m we splashed out on James seem a positive bargain.
I thought they'd stopped doing that years ago because it was too expensive.
Talent for under 9's maybe
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