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Offline John P

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Re: Sean Longstaff - out for four (or one to two) months
« Reply #850 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 11:13:18 am »
I don't reckon he'd go there. He's a local lad, loves the club, only been in the team a few months and seems very sensible. Last thing he needs is to go and sit on the Man Utd bench. They're not exactly a massively attractive proposition at the minute either.

if rafa f***s off i'd like to think he'd do the same for the good of his career, whoever the next pardew is could see him disappear from existence

Aye, this is on the assumption that Rafa might stay. If Rafa goes I wouldn't begrudge anyone wanting to leave tbh.

Offline Minhosa

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« Reply #851 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 11:24:20 am »
I can see them wanting him 100%. He's exactly what they need imho.

Carrick link being no coincidence it seems.

I hate to say it, but this has Carroll written all over it, in terms of huge profit for absolutely minimal investment. If they offered north of £20m Mike would get the chopper fired up within 3 milliseconds.

Offline Heake

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« Reply #852 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 11:34:35 am »
I can see them wanting him 100%. He's exactly what they need imho.

Carrick link being no coincidence it seems.

I hate to say it, but this has Carroll written all over it, in terms of huge profit for absolutely minimal investment. If they offered north of £20m Mike would get the chopper fired up within 3 milliseconds.

This.

Fat blokes denim baggies will be flapping like f*** when he gets wind of it

Offline Andymc1

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Re: Sean Longstaff - out for four (or one to two) months
« Reply #853 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 11:46:21 am »
I don't reckon he'd go there. He's a local lad, loves the club, only been in the team a few months and seems very sensible. Last thing he needs is to go and sit on the Man Utd bench. They're not exactly a massively attractive proposition at the minute either.

 :lol: See: Carroll, A. Hate to break it to you but there's absolutely no loyalty in the game.

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« Reply #854 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 11:56:32 am »
Think there are legs in this one Fergie would like him and would have no hesitation in recommending him even after so few games.
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Offline xLiaaamx

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« Reply #855 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 12:00:57 pm »
It's clearly planted on our side so we can say "Well we didn't buy anyone but we did manage to hold onto Longstaff so it's a good window."

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Re: Sean Longstaff - out for four (or one to two) months
« Reply #856 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 12:22:57 pm »
The kid’s not even back from injury yet. Why would anyone buy him now when he might not come back the same player?

Offline Ikon

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Re: Sean Longstaff - out for four (or one to two) months
« Reply #857 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 12:40:26 pm »
Calm down girls!

Offline Dokko

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Re: Sean Longstaff - out for four (or one to two) months
« Reply #858 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 01:23:25 pm »
He lives round the corner from me, he's a proper local lad from all accounts and wouldn't want to move away at this stage of his career. But money talks and 8f we don't offer a decent deal for him to stay then who knows. Saying that, manure are s***. Should be aiming higher.

Offline Ankles Bennett

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« Reply #859 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 01:58:34 pm »
We need to put a massive release clause in his contract.  Something north of £100m.  That way if he goes we have enough funds to improve our squad.

Offline triggs

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Re: Sean Longstaff - out for four (or one to two) months
« Reply #860 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 02:01:31 pm »
We need to put a massive release clause in his contract.  Something north of £100m.  That way if he goes we have enough funds to improve our squad.
Or just not put one in at all
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Offline Gallowgate End

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« Reply #861 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 02:02:51 pm »
Imagine the embarrassment it would give them if he turned them down like Shearer :bluestar:

It would lead them to sing about another Geordie for 50 years :lol:

Offline nufcjb

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« Reply #862 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 02:03:16 pm »
We need to put a massive release clause in his contract.  Something north of £100m.  That way if he goes we have enough funds to improve our squad.
Naahh. Would probably just get £20m for signings and another £10m for wages to cover the contract period of the signings. The rest of the money is Fat Mike's.

Offline Sean

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« Reply #863 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 05:03:29 pm »
It's clearly planted on our side so we can say "Well we didn't buy anyone but we did manage to hold onto Longstaff so it's a good window."

This. Its just so f***ing transparent at this point too  :lol:
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Offline ToonArmy1892

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Re: Sean Longstaff - out for four (or one to two) months
« Reply #864 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 07:15:27 pm »
Anyone else bored of the summer break yet?

Yep.

Offline ToonArmy1892

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« Reply #865 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 07:21:46 pm »
Longy will turn out to be a Busquets type player, am not saying he is going to be that good, but similar styles.

Offline OCK

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« Reply #866 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 11:34:00 pm »
So that's every midfielder other than Ki going.

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Offline taxfree

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Re: Sean Longstaff - out for four (or one to two) months
« Reply #867 on: Saturday 18 May 2019, 05:26:56 am »
Not worried. He's staying.

Offline covmag

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« Reply #868 on: Saturday 18 May 2019, 06:44:47 am »
If Rafa goes we may as well sell the f***ing lot of them.
This lad included
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Offline Cronky

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« Reply #869 on: Saturday 18 May 2019, 08:02:18 am »
It's heartening to know that our high opinion of his lad is justified, with these top 6 clubs beginning to circle.

From Longstaff's point of view, there's no point in him leaving now in order to be a squad player at Man U or Spurs. Those clubs are trying to grab him, from the long-term viewpoint.

But it looks like we've only got a year or two to convince him that his career can kick on by staying put.
People generalise too much.

Offline 1964

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Re: Sean Longstaff - out for four (or one to two) months
« Reply #870 on: Saturday 18 May 2019, 08:07:05 am »
Imagine this time last year thinking we'd be debating whether he will leave for Man Utd!  What a great 3 months he has had......

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« Reply #871 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 09:39:44 am »
It's heartening to know that our high opinion of his lad is justified, with these top 6 clubs beginning to circle.

From Longstaff's point of view, there's no point in him leaving now in order to be a squad player at Man U or Spurs. Those clubs are trying to grab him, from the long-term viewpoint.

But it looks like we've only got a year or two to convince him that his career can kick on by staying put.

If Rafa leaves he'll be better fighting for a 1st team spot at somebody like them, with the luxury of protecting him from over-exposure, than staying here and taking responsibility for keeping us at 17th.

A move to Man U would be very similar to Carrick's move to Spurs, I don't think he ever regretted that.

Online Greg

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Re: Sean Longstaff - out for four (or one to two) months
« Reply #872 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 09:45:13 am »
It would be nothing like Carrick to Spurs, Carrick had played four full seasons and over 150 games at West Ham at left after a season in the second tier.

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« Reply #873 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 11:39:28 am »
It would be nothing like Carrick to Spurs, Carrick had played four full seasons and over 150 games at West Ham at left after a season in the second tier.

I'm speaking about the decision to be made, in relation to his future. I did think the first paragraph was enough to clarify, but just in case I quoted the exact comment which I was replying to.

Online Greg

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Re: Sean Longstaff - out for four (or one to two) months
« Reply #874 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 12:04:30 pm »
I still don't think that it is particularly similar decision, Carrick was established and undoubtedly ready to step up. Longstaff has played fewer than 15 games for us. As great as he was in that short spell this season, he's still got a lot to do here to fully establish himself. I think he'll be fine as he seems so composed and calm but he's still at a fundamentally different point in his career than Carrick was when he went to Spurs and the decision he may or may not have to make is therefore fundamentally different.