(loaned Out) Gerard Deulofeu

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by hornmeister, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. It would slightly bizarre if clubs didn't insure against injuries, if it was career ending it would wipe out the player-asset who could be worth tens of millions £.
     
  2. Sure, but do they insure against an expensive player being unable to play for 6 months ??
     
  3. RS2

    RS2 Academy Graduate

    But then I think at the same time players like Sarr and Deulofeu would have been told when they signed that if we go down we'll listen to offers for them. I'm assuming clauses would have been put into contracts to protect the club, but for players like Deulofeu it would have been meaningless because he'd be one of the first out the door if we went down.
     
  4. Yes, so as I say, I doubt we will be able to sell or play GD which will create a hole in our finances esp if there's no relegation clause.
     
  5. No idea, but I’d be surprised if an asset isn’t insured in some way, perhaps covering wages for extended or career ending injuries. IP insurance you or I can buy protects against injury and inability to earn, so imagine there is something similar. I’d also be surprised if there isn’t PMI: he’ll not go NHS and top private medical scans, operation, and rehab will run into mega bucks.
     
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  6. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    During the financial crisis post Vialli, Graham Simpson said that at the time they could only afford player salary insurance on 3 players, so I guess it exists and I imagine that now the club have most first team players' salaries insured.
     
  7. So which players should the club deliberately injure so as to save on salaries ? Penaranda ? Holebas ?
     
  8. So am I right in thinking there is the bizarre possibility we might have Geri back before we play our next game?
     
  9. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Could be a great pub quiz question in years to come. If we still have pubs and years to come.
     
  10. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Will his cruciate injury be declared null and void too?
     
  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Is he in the country?

    Be our luck he is stuck in Spain having gone home (the op was in Spain I think ?)
     
  12. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    From his twitter a few days ago, anyone hazard a guess which country it is?

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  13. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    You do get them in the UK. I know, but judging by that aircon unit on the wall, I think we can probably guess that he is in Spain.
     
  14. Looks like he's eating a leek. Llandudno ?
     
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  15. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Looks like he's eating a spring onion to me, recon he's on his allotment, and that's his shed in the background.
     
  16. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    I agree. That house definately has a touch of Bushey to me. Probably near Finch Lane
     
  17. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Interview with Geri en Español:

    https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https://www.mundodeportivo.com/futbol/premier-league/20200703/482060608264/deulofeu-watford-premier-league-liverpool-guardiola-van-dijk-barcelona.html

    Oddly he doesn’t go on to mention a burning desire to play in the Championship. I imagine the interviewer ran out of time.
     
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  18. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Can Deulofeu hack it on a wet and windy night at the Ricoh ?
     
  19. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Coventry fans going home?

    They will be delighted!

    Hopefully the floodlights work this time.
     
  20. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    I'm not sure about that amigo. Might still be a trip to Brum. At least Deeney and Gray won't have to travel far for the away fixture.
     
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  21. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    He'd be comfortably the best player in the Championship.

    Zero chance he'll ever play in it.
     
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  22. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    He can’t hack it on a warm spring afternoon in London...

    He will be off at the earliest opportunity.
     
  23. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Gray lives in Surrey. Weren't you invited?
     
  24. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Doesn't sound as if he'll be ready to play again this season after all. Bugger.
     
  25. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Was he ever going to be ready to play this season? Be very lucky to have him for the start of next season (if we don't lose him), and that'd probably be without a pre-season
     
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  26. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    No. I'm very miffed. :mad::D
     
  27. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Never ever been a chance.
     
  28. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    I’d bet December/January is a realistic return. Unless our medical team do their usual work mangling him even worse in the mean time.
     
  29. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    He’s got at least 4 months worth of muscle imbalance to get through, once his knee is fully healed.
     
  30. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Is he in Spain because of the Coronavirus or because he can get better treatment there ?
     
  31. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Both. Plus he's close to his family.
     
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  32. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    You didn't miss much. Unlike Gray who fluffed every chance during g the kick about. Clean through and put it over the neighbours fence.
     
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  33. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    As @simpleMASH said. He has no I tentions of letting Watfords very own Dr Nick Rivera anywhere near him.
     
  34. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK Reservist

    I wonder who had to go round and ask for the ball back?
     
  35. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Apparently there's a few hundred sitting in the nextdoor neighbours garden.
     
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