[RUMOUR] Andre Gray

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by domthehornet, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    A new thread and a new start.
     
  2. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    what is the purpose of the new thread? New rumour?
     
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  3. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    The last one was a bit of a car crash and had veered off course.
     
  4. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Oh ok. Those are my favourite threads.
     
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  5. we need a fox in a box not a deja vu thread screwing with our head
     
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  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Don't they all ?
    I'm not sure we should look to sell Gray as he gives us better pace upfront and creates more 1 on 1 situations.
    Would Vydra be a better option ?
    What do others think ?
     
  7. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    We need a fox in the box not a new thread on a whim because of ITK Jim.
     
  8. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    We want an otter who's a slotter.

    Unfortunately, we seem to have missed the boat on this one.

    MV appears to have reinvented himself as a Czech Kevin the Teenager:

     
  9. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    WTF is going on with Afobe? Nothing to do with us thankfully but Wolves took up their option and signed him for £12.5 just 2 days ago and he’s now on the verge of signing for Stoke?!
     
  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    He's not PL level and I guess Wolves have worked out a clever way to flip him quickly for a profit.
     
  11. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Wolves legend.
     
  12. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Flip him? Like an Afobe Acrobat?
     
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  13. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    We should steer clear of this Afobe. Rumours that he's a PDF file.
     
  14. cfdr0ftaW

    cfdr0ftaW Academy Graduate

    You can just picture the headlines about dodgy dealing if it was us involved.
     
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  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Didn't we do something like this with somebody and it was questioned a bit?

    Might have not even been in the Pozzo era..

    Shame for Afobe as he was really keen to join Wolves again.
     
  16. Was that Martin Devaney? Signed from Cheltenham then left for Barnsley almost straight away.
     
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  17. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Clive Allen did something similar years ago involving Palace I think.
     
  18. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Didn't he sign for arsenal and then leave in a swap for Kenny Sansom before playing a first team game for them ?
     
  19. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Along with Junior and one other I believe (Sites?). All signed under Hoofers but never played.
     
  20. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Was that Aussie defender round about the same time too ? Adam something ...?
     
  21. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    And Adam Griffiths. 2005 was even more Pozzos than a Pozzos season
     
  22. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    yes that's the one...
     
  23. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    I'm sure it's because he started a fight in a training session so the club got rid.
     
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  24. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I thought he had a scrap with Jamie Hand outside a kebab shop
     
  25. wingco

    wingco First Year Pro

    Pretty sure that was just a rumour. Think it was more down to him being crap
     
  26. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Academy Graduate

    Rumour that Stoke are interested, willing to pay £14m, we may be happy to sell, deal breaker is whether or not he wants to give up PL football. [Alan Nixon]
     
  27. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Yes that's the one!
     
  28. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Happy for Stoke to take him at that price - on the proviso we don’t then spend that £14m on Afobe.
     
  29. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well he only lasted about 2 weeks so unless he looked really poor in such a short period of time think the lack of discipline issue might be true.
     
  30. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    http://the72.co.uk/104659/stoke-city-plotting-stunning-14-million-move-watford-striker/

    Here's the link to the story.

    This ties in with my long held belief that he is only really a top class Championship player. He'll do well for Stoke at the level for sure. £14m would be a good deal all round. Gracia is staying and he never selected Gray unless he had to, so it makes even more sense to move him on.

    This has always been a bad signing for us. A record transfer fee. When I know how prudent Watford are at making value money signings for players of calibre, I just don't know why Gray ever came to the club. I raised my eyebrows when I heard he was signing, then when I heard the fee, I just thought, well someone knows something I don't. It turns out they didn't. I suspect Downing was behind this transfer, and he didn't last too long after it.

    When you are in the Championship, you have to sign someone that will get you out of it. Gray is a perfect fit for this type of strategy. He's not a Premier League player. The only clubs we could move him on to would be a newly promoted club, or a promotion chasing Championship club.

    We will take a loss, as I've always felt we would, but if £14m is correct, it wouldn't be a massive hit.
     
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  31. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Page and Perpeptooinee m8
     
  32. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Academy Graduate

    Never knew he has captained an England side.
     
  33. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Would of been Pizza if there was peppertoni on it m8
     
  34. wingco

    wingco First Year Pro

    If you can prove we paid £18m, then sure, we've taken a loss
     
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  35. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    It was reported in virtually every media outlet. £18.5m is the widely acclaimed transfer fee. Not sure why so many people on here want to dispute it. If you dispute this, then every single transfer fee has to be disputed, unless you see the actually contracts and banks accounts for the clubs involved.

    I think it just doesn't sit well with fans, to think we paid this much, so it's disputed without reason, even though all quotes and reports say otherwise.

    One of the more reliable websites is Transfer Market. Even they have it as around £18.5m
    https://www.transfermarkt.com/andre-gray/profil/spieler/120565
     
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