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#1 Adpom

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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 10:41

Sure i'm not the only person who thinks its stupid to sell Lescott.

He played every game except 1(he was an unused sub) for us since we signed him.

He scored 15 goals in 2 seasons.

He a better player an looks more comftable on the ball then Yobo, an seems to fit with Jags really well.

Who we going to replace him? thats as good if not better then him?

I personally think we got 3rd best defences in the league in 3/4 defences postions. When our defensive team is Jags,Lescott and Bains. If we can get a class right back we could be very close to having the 2 best defenceive back 4 in the league. Worse with Jo(one mistake every game)Yobo

Selling Lescott is a backwards step in my opinion and i will be very very dissapointed if we sell him an feel let down by Everton
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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 10:47

No I think we would be mad to consider it........

Id be happier if we got someone in before we sold him though..... but then again we need a CB already
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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 10:55

Big mistake to lose him as you say impossible to replace for the money
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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 12:33

stupid to sell.
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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 15:13

very silly to sell, but it mite not cum down to the club wanting to sell or not, it might get to the point were lescott asks to leave, in that situation you then have to take what you can get for him :( Hope it doesnt come to that though!!
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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 18:01

I'll be absolutely gutted if we sell him tbh. We shouldn't be in a position where we have to sell players to raise money to bring other players in, or in a position where teams who finished way below us are able to poach our best players.
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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 19:01

I would be devvoed if we sold Lescott because of his quality, £15 million is not enough for him, it will be a backward step if we sell him and also I don't want to see him at a money-grabbing club!


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http://news.bbc.co.u...all/8116248.stm

Edited by Heather_6, 24 Jun 2009 - 19:15.

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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 19:15

JUST OUT OF INTEREST..


Would anyone take a deal such as, £18 million + Micah Richards, or £15 million and Jo?


Don't bite my head of just a talking point!
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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 19:46

I'd like a straight cash payment of around £25 mill plus .
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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 19:54

yobo hardly makes mistakes anymore and has more talent the lescott. lescott only got a game at cb cos yobo was injured and, i have no idea why he played so many games last season because in the 1st half of the season he shud of been dropped to the reserves for his half arsed performance at lb. he is a very good cb but he is only our 3rd best, possibly 4th once rodwells got a bit more experience. 15mil for a player who'd be on the bench with a fully fit squad imo, unless moyes picks him over baines again(hopefully never again cos baines is by far better at that position) wen we have other priorities to adress in the team we'd be mad to turn it down, unless we got took over by some billionaire we cant afford a 15mil player on the bench and only have a 5mil player like osman or pienaar starting.
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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 20:06

JUST OUT OF INTEREST..


Would anyone take a deal such as, £18 million + Micah Richards,
or £15 million and Jo?


Don't bite my head of just a talking point!



That would be a very good deal 18m plus Richards, much better than 15 million plus Jo.

3 times what we paid for him plus an England international fullback who can also cover for the center halves. snatch it quick.
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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 20:25

Id tell City to jog on no matter what...upto £25m/£18m + Richards.
Lescott is one of the best English CB and to sell him to anyone including a rival is something I dont see the point in, just hope Lescotts head is with Everton and not on makign a quick dolla.
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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 20:32

JUST OUT OF INTEREST..


Would anyone take a deal such as, £18 million + Micah Richards, or £15 million and Jo?


Don't bite my head of just a talking point!



I wouldn't even entertain a deal involving Richards. Jo maybe.
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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 20:52

If it was a decision between losing Jags , Baines or Lescott , who would you rather lose ?
I would have to say Lescott .
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Posted 24 Jun 2009 - 20:53

If it was a decision between losing Jags , Baines or Lescott , who would you rather lose ?
I would have to say Lescott .



I agree, but I'd rather lose none of them and make our squad better instead of weakening it.
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Posted 25 Jun 2009 - 12:28

yobo hardly makes mistakes anymore and has more talent the lescott. lescott only got a game at cb cos yobo was injured and, i have no idea why he played so many games last season because in the 1st half of the season he shud of been dropped to the reserves for his half arsed performance at lb. he is a very good cb but he is only our 3rd best, possibly 4th once rodwells got a bit more experience. 15mil for a player who'd be on the bench with a fully fit squad imo, unless moyes picks him over baines again(hopefully never again cos baines is by far better at that position) wen we have other priorities to adress in the team we'd be mad to turn it down, unless we got took over by some billionaire we cant afford a 15mil player on the bench and only have a 5mil player like osman or pienaar starting.

Excellent post imo, although I don't quite agree that Lescott is our 3rd choice and may be 4th soon. I don't think there is much between Yobo, Lescott and Jags at all - they all have their qualities and Yobo is definitely the quickest and best in the air. I personally agree that it is madness to not consider selling Lescott for something approaching £20m when we have players like Osman starting on the RW and only one truly proven class striker in the team, plus nothing special at RB. We have 3 excellent CB's and another (Rodwell) coming through so compared to the rest of the positions in our team we have an embarrassment of riches in that area. We should consider selling to strengthen our team overall, especially as I think Lescott is replaceable anyway and for a lot less that £20m.

To say things like we shouldn't be in a position where we have to sell players etc to lower placed teams is pointless in reality, Man City are absolutely loaded, BK isn't - FACT. There is nothing we can do about it so there is no point saying we shouldn't have to sell players to strengthen the team because the reality is we probably do and when people offer silly money for a player who we only paid about £4-5m for a couple of years ago you should take it, reinvest and strengthen - like we did with Rooney. I shudder to think where we would be if we hadn't sold him.

Utd have sold Ronaldo, their best player, AC Milan have sold Kaka so I don't think we should be too precious about selling Lescott when the money is too good to refuse.

edit: it just occurred to me that if we do sell Lescott then we lose our cover for LB as well, now that does make Moyes decision a little trickier - I suppose Neville could fill in if necessary but it's not ideal and may just put Moyes off the idea of selling Lescott as it may mean we need to get an extra CB and LB. It depends on how much City are willing to spend I suppose.

Edited by carlmc25, 25 Jun 2009 - 12:38.

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Posted 25 Jun 2009 - 12:51

£20m and Micah Richards and I'd let him go. I think that's the minimum we should hold out for. They have infinite money and Lescott is 10 times the player Glenn Johnson is (who went for £17.5m).

We need a right back for starters and £20m added to any existing budget could drastically strengthen the team.

It would be reluctant but I think it would benefit the team more.

Imagine what Moyes could do with £30-35m this summer...
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Posted 25 Jun 2009 - 12:56

£20m and Micah Richards and I'd let him go. I think that's the minimum we should hold out for. They have infinite money and Lescott is 10 times the player Glenn Johnson is (who went for £17.5m).

We need a right back for starters and £20m added to any existing budget could drastically strengthen the team.

It would be reluctant but I think it would benefit the team more.

Imagine what Moyes could do with £30-35m this summer...


£20mill + Richards ? :lol:
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Posted 25 Jun 2009 - 13:56

If it was a decision between losing Jags , Baines or Lescott , who would you rather lose ?
I would have to say Lescott .



I'd try to tempt them with Hibbert first then I'd tell them to sod off!
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Posted 25 Jun 2009 - 15:51

realistically, i'd sell for £12m + Richards
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Posted 25 Jun 2009 - 17:52

To be honest, I think £15m cash would be too hard for the club to resist if we are as cash-strapped as we all think we are. If you think about the model we are using to move forward, it is based on cashing in on an asset and then reinvesting that money for 2 or 3 other players and bringing them on.

I would hate to lose Lescott, or indeed many of our players, but at £15m I sense it may be a decent deal (lets not forget that prior to coming to us he had some bad injury problems that could re-appear). I suspect that he will want to go and double his wages and indeed play for a side that is clearly able to make a very big push for the top 4 by buying their way into it..

If he goes, he goes with my good wishes.
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Posted 25 Jun 2009 - 18:19

I'll stick pins in my Moyes dolls eyes if he sells him for £15 million .
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Posted 25 Jun 2009 - 20:19

I'll stick pins in my Moyes dolls eyes if he sells him for £15 million .


I understand the desire to keep Joleon and don't get me wrong, I share it. But stick pins in a Moyes doll if he sells a CB for 3 times figure he paid for him having had a couple of good seasons service for him? It is the newspapers that are pedalling silly money figures for players at this time of year - do we really think he is worth more than that? If he's worth £20m then what price for Vidic?
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Posted 25 Jun 2009 - 20:30

I understand the desire to keep Joleon and don't get me wrong, I share it. But stick pins in a Moyes doll if he sells a CB for 3 times figure he paid for him having had a couple of good seasons service for him? It is the newspapers that are pedalling silly money figures for players at this time of year - do we really think he is worth more than that? If he's worth £20m then what price for Vidic?


This is City money we're talking about .

£1 is the equivalent to two City coins :)
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Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 08:48

tbh, i think if we can get 15+ we have to take it. IMO joleon is a quality player but i think CB is a position we have good cover for. we are sadly lacking quality in midfield & up front so reinvesting the lescott money in 1 of them positions would be good business.
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Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 08:51

if we sell lescott whos gonna play in CB for the first 2 months, before jags is bk from injury?

Edited by Adpom, 26 Jun 2009 - 08:52.

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Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 08:59

rodwell or id even take dunne or richards as part of the deal
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Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 09:04

tbh, i think if we can get 15+ we have to take it. IMO joleon is a quality player but i think CB is a position we have good cover for. we are sadly lacking quality in midfield & up front so reinvesting the lescott money in 1 of them positions would be good business.



Jags WILL NOT be back before NOVEMBER so how do we have "good cover"

dunne or richards are both shit............ I would have no confidence at all in a Yobo Dunne/Richard partnership..

Edited by DangerMouse, 26 Jun 2009 - 09:08.

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Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 09:14

i didnt say he would be back soon. but once hes back, we will 3-4 top quality CB's. & 1 maybe 2 good midfielders and the same up front. if we dont have money to buy without selling then lescott will have to go to fund improving our midfield.

Though it would make more sense to wait till january, ill admit that :)

Edited by Sickboy, 26 Jun 2009 - 09:19.

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Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 09:23

i didnt say he would be back soon. but once hes back, we will 3-4 top quality CB's. & 1 maybe 2 good midfielders and the same up front. if we dont have money to buy without selling then lescott will have to go to fund improving our midfield.

Though it would make more sense to wait till january, ill admit that :)


We have 3 CB in total, Selling Lescott leaves us with 2 an one is injured, plz tell me who these 4 are
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Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 09:24

i didnt say he would be back soon. but once hes back, we will 3-4 top quality CB's. & 1 maybe 2 good midfielders and the same up front. if we dont have money to buy without selling then lescott will have to go to fund improving our midfield.

Though it would make more sense to wait till january, ill admit that :)



Who wil be our 3/4 "top quality" CB's then.... bare in mind Ill tell you again that Richards & Dunne are shit... and Rodwell just has bags of potential at the moment & has never started a first team game @ CB So im counting 2
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Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 09:34

Rodwell will do a job for a few months. the only way to go from 'bags of potential,' to quality player is play games in the first time isn't it? As for richards being shit, no way hes a little naive, but a decent manager like moyes will improve him 10 fold.
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Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 09:39

Rodwell will do a job for a few months. the only way to go from 'bags of potential,' to quality player is play games in the first time isn't it? As for richards being shit, no way hes a little naive, but a decent manager like moyes will improve him 10 fold.



You dont throw some in in out of desperation.... with all sorts of pressure on them and tell them to get on with it........Rodwell will.. in the future be class but you carnt depend on him.... He is 17

Richards has been playing RB for city......... and hes been shit.... just check out their forums.... ffs you can see him fucking up every week on MOTD..... the guy is full of mistakes....
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Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 09:43

I understand the desire to keep Joleon and don't get me wrong, I share it. But stick pins in a Moyes doll if he sells a CB for 3 times figure he paid for him having had a couple of good seasons service for him? It is the newspapers that are pedalling silly money figures for players at this time of year - do we really think he is worth more than that? If he's worth £20m then what price for Vidic?



They paid more than £15million for De Jong who had a year left on his contract. If we sell for £15million then Moyes and the board are clueless.
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Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 09:48

true if we sold him without a transfer request wouldnt we have to pay up on his contract?????

If we did thats about 6.25m...... Id expect us to get alot more than 15m if thaty were the case
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Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 09:54

true if we sold him without a transfer request wouldnt we have to pay up on his contract?????

If we did thats about 6.25m...... Id expect us to get alot more than 15m if thaty were the case



We'd have to pay him a loyalty bonus for every year remaining on his contract, not sure how much it'd be though.
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Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 11:38

Unless he agreed to waive it I assume? If he wants to go then I would have thought we could just make it part of the deal.
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Posted 27 Jun 2009 - 23:52

realistically, i'd sell for £12m + Richards

I Agree, I wouldnt want to lose him, but this would be a sensible offer which could really help, Richards on his day imo is the best rightback in England, we would be fools to reject this, I think Yobo and Lescott are similar in terms of ability and yobo has just that more pace which is needed sometimes however he can make a mistake or 2. Sign that Russian centerhalf we were after and put the rest to Moutinho or Defour.

Edited by Blue4Ever, 27 Jun 2009 - 23:54.

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Posted 28 Jun 2009 - 09:40

12 million wont get us the Russian Centrehalf, Moutinho or Defour. 12 million plus Richards isnt a deal i would be pushed on, i think in todays market Lescott is worth 25 mill especially if City are interested and we are not pushed to sell. I would looking for 17 mill plus Richards in this deal, that said i would prefer to keep Lescott.
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Posted 28 Jun 2009 - 10:01

They paid more than £15million for De Jong who had a year left on his contract. If we sell for £15million then Moyes and the board are clueless.


Yeah if they'd waited til this summer for de jong they could have got for something silly like £1.8m I seem to remember hearing - money is no object for citeh - we need to milk them for all we can get. £12m plus a £6-8m rated player is a fair deal off any other club but if it's citeh then you ask for £20m plus that player or £12m plus 2 players in that bracket. For me this kind of sum plus jo and richards plus they pay wolves off will be a fair deal - it's well over the top but so are man.citeh.
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