[LOANED OUT] Andre Gray

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by Johnny Todd Sings, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    There was that 18/19 season where he did score a few and some important ones but that was when the whole team played fairly well under Gracia till April time .
  2. BeersThen

    BeersThen Academy Graduate

    Imagine when he gets recalled as injuries and the AFCON take out Sarr, Pedro, Cucho, King and Dennis
  3. The key thing is that even though he won’t be playing for us this season, we can still look people in the eye and say he’s our player for these last few months. Softens the blow.
  4. …and then scores the goals to keep us up, wins the fans over, is offered a new 3 year deal, turns it down to join one of opponents. It’s Lee Nogan all over again.
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  5. Bubble

    Bubble Wise Oracle

    In elite company with Trevor Benjamin in terms of players that couldn’t even trap a bag of cement.
  6. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I think Floella Benjamin was better than Andre.
  7. reg_varney

    reg_varney Reservist

    Or Andre could form a three with Trevor Senior and Nathan Ellington. Defenders would either stand there shaking their heads or falling about laughing at the perceived goalscoring threat. Peter Beadle could then replace one of them from the Subs bench.
  8. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    This may be a stupid question but why have we not sold Gray along with Deeney and Success? Can't see the point of this loan when realistically he'll never come back to us.
  9. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    You can only sell if someone wants to buy.
    If QPR bought him then they would of had to give him more than a 1 year contact.
  10. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Squad Player

    No-one wanted to buy him. He’s on £70k p/w, so a loan was the best option we had. I think I read somewhere that QPR are paying him 50% of his wages. So if that’s true, that’s saving us a little over £1.8mil.
  11. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    TBH I think Deeney and Gray are now much of a muchness in terms of ability (or lack of) and Success is probably even worse, but it seems the Brum factor and his greater street cred swayed it for Deeney, whereas Udinese probably see some still untapped potential in Success who is much younger than the other two.
  12. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    QPR can't afford to pay him what he wants and probably don't want him for more than a year anyway.
  13. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    This thread should be deleted and all trace of him should be expunged from our history. Can’t the mods also add a swear filter for whenever anyone tries to mention him, something like ******* **** **** **** **** **** ****!!!!! should do it.
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  14. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    As ever, you can decide how much credence you want to give to his insights; even more so in the light of the rest of the about-to-be-mentioned content, but regardless, on the much-discussed FTRE pod from yesterday morning, Leventhal said he couldn't imagine QPR were paying any significant proportion of Gray's wages.
  15. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    You'd think that would be something he should know or could find out from someone who actually knows what they're talking about. Maybe the club don't want him saying anything in case we are paying 100% still and fans kick off.
  16. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    I honestly think the club don't want him saying anything about almost anything, except for the party lines he is now so clearly peddling, like the extreme strangeness of going on about James Morris, and the amount he focused on the concept of 'getting players out of the club' during that pod like the chief driver of a club hierarchy is to play a game of 'Rummy' with your squad (to the point where in the section where he put on a 'funny' voice and impersonating those asking him questions about the club, the subject/grievance he chose to mock was the idea that the fanbase as a whole were fixated on 'all these players have gone now, what are we going to do without them' - which could, of course, not be more of a red herring if it had been plucked out of the Atlantic and dropped in a bucket of paint this morning, nor less reflective of anyone's concerns).

    I think it's possible that he got rapped on the knuckles after one or two of his post-game Twitter lives and pod appearances last season in the dark forever-Deeney times leading up to Coventry, and as such has decided he has to literally chiefly play the role of PR rather than journalist to maintain his position. Even that is understandable, to some extent, as access is everything to access journalists and it's not like he can go round the back door with a club of our size and workings, not to mention the fact that he isn't of much use to The Athletic if he gets himself blacklisted by the Pozzo. It isn't half frustrating to witness, though, and the mild tones of gaslighting are dull to boot.
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  17. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Tbf, even if we’re paying him 100% of his wages, we’re still winning simply by removing his hideous first touch from the training ground, and planting it on somebody else.
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  18. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    I notice QPR have started very well, carrying on their fine form from the second half of last season and are the top scorers behind Fulham and WBA without Gray.

    Interesting to see (if only in a car crash sense) what role they find for him in the squad.
  19. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Yeah at the start of the window I would have taken getting him out of the club even if we still had to pay his wages!
  20. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    A classic Gray scuffed goal on his debut for QPR
  21. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I had SSN on and the reporter said “he scuffed it in from 3 yards” genuinely made me laugh.
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  22. #provenpremscorer.

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