Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:48 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:07 pm
bristol_Wanderer3 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:54 am
Player agent: "I am going to be cheeky and ask for x". Kieth Wyness/Tony Xia: "That is ridiculous. Have 2x"
That's literally the story (or urban myth) around Seth Johnson signing for Leeds: first (large) wage offer elicited such a startled reaction from the agent that LUFC immediately added £20kpw. True or not, it goes around, and obviously comes around again.
To be fair, that same scenario's been doing the rounds since City signed Steve Daly from Wolves, although then it was in relation to the amount that City paid for him. I'd be amazed if it's ever anything other than utter bollocks.
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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:17 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:07 pm
bristol_Wanderer3 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:54 am
Player agent: "I am going to be cheeky and ask for x". Kieth Wyness/Tony Xia: "That is ridiculous. Have 2x"
That's literally the story (or urban myth) around Seth Johnson signing for Leeds: first (large) wage offer elicited such a startled reaction from the agent that LUFC immediately added £20kpw. True or not, it goes around, and obviously comes around again.
To be fair, that same scenario's been doing the rounds since City signed Steve Daly from Wolves, although then it was in relation to the amount that City paid for him. I'd be amazed if it's ever anything other than utter bollocks.
If it is, it's bollocks peddled by Seth's agent, per Genshaw's tweet...

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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:05 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:17 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:07 pm
bristol_Wanderer3 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:54 am
Player agent: "I am going to be cheeky and ask for x". Kieth Wyness/Tony Xia: "That is ridiculous. Have 2x"
That's literally the story (or urban myth) around Seth Johnson signing for Leeds: first (large) wage offer elicited such a startled reaction from the agent that LUFC immediately added £20kpw. True or not, it goes around, and obviously comes around again.
To be fair, that same scenario's been doing the rounds since City signed Steve Daly from Wolves, although then it was in relation to the amount that City paid for him. I'd be amazed if it's ever anything other than utter bollocks.
If it is, it's bollocks peddled by Seth's agent, per Genshaw's tweet...
No, no. I mean this automatic raising of the stakes by dint of someone balking / raising their eyebrows etc. I'm not referring to a scenario whereby a better deal was already on the table to the one being sought initially.
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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:39 am

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:05 pm
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:17 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:07 pm
bristol_Wanderer3 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:54 am
Player agent: "I am going to be cheeky and ask for x". Kieth Wyness/Tony Xia: "That is ridiculous. Have 2x"
That's literally the story (or urban myth) around Seth Johnson signing for Leeds: first (large) wage offer elicited such a startled reaction from the agent that LUFC immediately added £20kpw. True or not, it goes around, and obviously comes around again.
To be fair, that same scenario's been doing the rounds since City signed Steve Daly from Wolves, although then it was in relation to the amount that City paid for him. I'd be amazed if it's ever anything other than utter bollocks.
If it is, it's bollocks peddled by Seth's agent, per Genshaw's tweet...
No, no. I mean this automatic raising of the stakes by dint of someone balking / raising their eyebrows etc. I'm not referring to a scenario whereby a better deal was already on the table to the one being sought initially.
Ah, OK, fair enough.

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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:27 am

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:39 am
Ah, OK, fair enough.
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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:11 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:27 am
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:39 am
Ah, OK, fair enough.
Clarity is rarely my strongest suit, I'm affraid :D
Claret-ty, perhaps...

Which reminds me of the time when, while gesticulating excitedly, the missus accidentally knocked most of a bottle of red wine over me. Which would have been bad enough even if I hadn't been wearing suitable clothes for the hot climes: white cotton shirt and white cotton trousers. I looked like an extra from Reservoir Dogs.

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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

Post by boltonboris » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:29 pm

"white cotton shirt and white cotton trousers"
"I've got the ball now. It's a bit worn, but I've got it"

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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:54 pm

boltonboris wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:29 pm
"white cotton shirt and white cotton trousers"
Hell yeah

Wouldn't work with your head though, you'd favour a matchstick

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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

Post by boltonboris » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:14 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:54 pm
boltonboris wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:29 pm
"white cotton shirt and white cotton trousers"
Hell yeah

Wouldn't work with your head though, you'd favour a matchstick
:lol:
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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

Post by boltonboris » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:15 pm

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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

Post by Bruce Rioja » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:38 pm

boltonboris wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:29 pm
"white cotton shirt and white cotton trousers"
Hey. They were of their time. You needed to be there, OK? :D
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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

Post by boltonboris » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:56 pm

I wish!!
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Re: Championship 2017/18: the bookies' view

Post by palindromeofbolton » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:52 am

Early prices for 2019/20 going up.

We're 100/1, along with Bury, to win the title. 20/1 to be promoted. Sunderland favs at 9/2, followed by Ipswich (13/2), Pompey (8/1) and Rotherham (10/1).

We're 20/1 to get promotion, 2/1 2nd favs to be relegated (Bury odds-on, Accrington, Gills and Wimbledon behind us).

Very much meaningless in the grand scheme of things. Best sticking with us winning the FA Cup at 1500/1 oi reckon. 8)

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