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New Contract Matty James

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by lcfcrules, Aug 26, 2017.

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  1. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Not quite as bad as the stein men though.
  2. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

    Take out the games he wasn't picked to play in and he hasn't missed a game for 5 years
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  3. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    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?
  4. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    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.
  5. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. Mike - True Blue Tinter

    Mike - True Blue Tinter Well-Known Member

    I am not sure Shakespeare has ever been in a position to recommend a new contract, never mind offer one.
  7. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

    If Shakespeare had told Rudkin that James was surplus to requirements, I doubt he would have got a new contract.
  8. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    The one for Ulloa was even more ridiculous in my opinion.
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  9. londonfox

    londonfox Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Blue Maniac

    Blue Maniac Alzheimers sufferer

    You surely haven't forgotten every player we signed between 2001 and 2006?
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  11. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    Matt fucking Mills
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  12. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    We spunked some money away at that time.
  13. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    Seems like a drop in the ocean compared to the money we’ve spunked away in recent times.
  14. LudlowFox

    LudlowFox Active Member

    Yep, I still can't get my head around what went wrong with Musa. There's talent there but...
  15. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    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.
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  16. jb5000

    jb5000 Well-Known Member

    As a proportion of the club's income at the time though, we're probably not close to then
  17. jb5000

    jb5000 Well-Known Member

    Same thing that was happening when Vardy was being played on the wing
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  18. Ike O'Noclassed

    Ike O'Noclassed Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    I thought they'd stopped doing that years ago because it was too expensive.
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  20. big_mac4824

    big_mac4824 Well-Known Member

    Talent for under 9's maybe
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