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Wolves 2-1 Everton: Verdict Thread

Johnny75

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I'm not convinced it protects our financial interests though - if he's not worth £30m now, then paying him £5m per year, to be a fringe player with little end product isn't going to add much value. And the older he gets, the more likely it is that people realise that his "potential" is perpetual, and never going to be realised
It's the sunk cost fallacy which is just bizarre in football.

We lose nothing if he walks for free as his transfer fee has already been spent. If we pay him £5m per year for 3 years that's a huge liability round our necks for a bit part player.
 
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It's the sunk cost fallacy which is just bizarre in football.

We lose nothing if he walks for free as his transfer fee has already been spent. If we pay him £5m per year for 3 years that's a huge liability round our necks for a bit part player.
...or we have a player worth £20 odd million in our squad for 3 years.

Would we be able to get someone better for £9m on a £2m per year contract?

I take the points that it could be an expensive risk and that some wouldnt mind if he winds down his contract and leaves for nothing.
 

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But were called flops. Which was my point on perception. I don't really hold Serie A in the greatest of esteem considering I've seen the likes of Gervinho go there and look like world beaters. Not to say I disagree with your assessment on them being mismanaged.
Not sure that's the right way to look at it... Some players simply fit other leagues' general style of play moreso than they do the Prem. Unless we think Ligue 1 is objectively superior to La Primera since Messi has yet to score or assist for PSG in league play.
 

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Not sure that's the right way to look at it... Some players simply fit other leagues' general style of play moreso than they do the Prem. Unless we think Ligue 1 is objectively superior to La Primera since Messi has yet to score or assist for PSG in league play.

It's quite an odd case for Messi. The easiest explanation would be that he has played the same way with the same players for so long, he is struggling to adapt to doing something different. Well, that's my opinion on it anyway.
 

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Pay a player that is going to spend a lot of time on the bench £100k/week and your wage bill will either rocket as the starters will want similar or your starters will be mightily pissed off.
Yes point taken and agreed - I've had a bit of a mare in attempting to justify him signing a new deal.
 

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Do you all really think that Adama is going to spend a lot of time on the bench from now on?
 

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I think his preferred three at the moment is the one that started against Everton tbf.

but it does depend on what characteristics Bruno thinks we will need in games, as he’s said himself.
 

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A lot depends on the formation after January. If it were a conventional 442 with pure wingers then I think he'd be in the first 11. Anything else then he's an impact sub without injuries.
 

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I think his preferred three at the moment is the one that started against Everton tbf.

but it does depend on what characteristics Bruno thinks we will need in games, as he’s said himself.
Bruno has surprised us with how many changes he has made to everything but the CBs (dropping Raul, dropping Neves, starting Podence, dropping Podence etc) , to assume that's it, Traore is on the bench from now on seems a strong conclusion on the basis of just one game where Adama didn't feature, when he has in every other game.

Trincao is very inconsistent, it wouldn't surprise me at all for him to be poor against Palace, and then Traore is back in the frame for the West Ham game, or for Bruno to just bring Traore in against Palace, baffling all of us, like when he dropped Neves against Leeds.
 

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I don't get the logic, we've been playing "anything else" since Bruno came in, and Traore has started the majority of our games!?
You won't agree so I'm wasting my time, but during those other formations, we've looked better as an overall team when he's on the bench and he's fluffed his lines in his highlight moments
 

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You won't agree so I'm wasting my time, but during those other formations, we've looked better as an overall team when he's on the bench and he's fluffed his lines in his highlight moments
Oh, those first 3 games where we excellent must have just been my imagination then.

HUGE recency bias going on here.
 

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That'd be the 3 games where we got zero points and our best chances in 2 of them were missed by...?

This is an odd one, Traore is rolled over the coals for his missed chances (chances he entirely created himself, through his own skill, speed and strength) yet on the basis of one good performance Trincao is nailed on first teamer forever and his misses against Newcastle, United and Everton are forgotten. (all of which were far easier chances!)

The agenda against Adama is bizarre.
 
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