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Cork City striker Seán Maguire

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  • He's actually quite good - My Irish sporting FB link shows lots of clips of him. We have no chance of getting him though, as he will go for around a million I reckon...
  • edited April 5
    1 million is not a lot.... we should buy about 5 players this offseason for that amount, frankly. If we had a smart owner, that is.
  • 1 million is not a lot.... we should buy about 5 players this offseason for that amount, frankly. If we had a smart owner, that is.

    At our level a million is a lot, which shows the disparity between the Prem and then each division as you go further down.

    I feel like Sheff United spent more than 1m on Caruthers, I'm trying to think of others who League One clubs have bout in recent years for that much and there aren't any off the top of my head.
  • Will Gregg was a million to Wigan from Brentford.
  • 8-10m for a striker in the Championship isn't farfetched anymore. It means 1-2m for a goalscorer in League One is pocket change nowadays.
  • edited April 5
    Yeah, I wanted Carruthers bad in the last transfer market. Wanted Bogle too.
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    Will Gregg was a million to Wigan from Brentford.

    Think Saints paid a million for Ricky Lambert too which was a few seasons ago now, and weren't we supposed to have paid about $800K for Ajose?

    If you are genuinely ambitious at this level then to get a goal scoring striker will probably cost you something in the region of a million. Not all teams at this level can afford to pay it, but those that are going to get out of the division (in the upward direction) probably can and will.

    Under Roland's ownership we have probably spent more money than at any time since we were relegated from the prem, possibly the first season down excluded. The willingness to spend the money on headline transfer fees (or at least the reported fees - of course thanks to "undisclosed" we don't know exactly how much has been spent), and on wages has been there. The problem has been the people deciding who to spend it on haven't been doing a good job of identifying the right players to offer value for money, and the few bigger investments haven't been backed up with sufficient cheaper but solid good value pros to build a cohesive and robust team to support those more expensive signings. Ajose being perhaps the best example of all those.

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if we sign this lad for that sort of money, maybe even if we go down, but the track record suggests he'll be backed up by an inadequate, unbalanced midfield and simply won't be in an environment here where he will be able to flourish. He'll leave, confidence shot to pieces, only to suddenly start scoring goals again as soon as he has gone. Even Reza is at it in the Netherlands.
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Se%C3%A1n_Maguire_(footballer)

    Hmm didnt do great in League Two with Accrington a few years ago...
  • edited April 5
    Lost his way since appearing in Grange Hill and releasing a couple of terrible solo records.

    It's a no from me
  • Lost his way since appearing in Grange Hill and releasing a couple of terrible solo records.

    It's a no from me

    Also coached by Arthur Fowler when he played for Walford Town.
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  • We paid, just short of a £1m for Ajose, does not mean it will work for the club
  • clive said:

    Lost his way since appearing in Grange Hill and releasing a couple of terrible solo records.

    It's a no from me

    Also coached by Arthur Fowler when he played for Walford Town.
    So he was. A knee injury finished his career there if I remember rightly.

    Typical Driessen, scouting another player with a long term injury!
  • ross1 said:

    We paid, just short of a £1m for Ajose, does not mean it will work for the club

    It has worked for Swindon.

    I think getting him was the right move. We screwed it up with a poor manager and dreadfully run organization.

  • Steer clear Sean, we're shit!
  • Any player whose agent advised them to move to opt for a move to Charlton has to be either crooked or of questionable integrity. Surely playing for the Kim Jong Un All-Stars has to be a step up from Charlton these days.
  • Will Gregg was a million to Wigan from Brentford.

    Think Saints paid a million for Ricky Lambert too which was a few seasons ago now, and weren't we supposed to have paid about $800K for Ajose?

    If you are genuinely ambitious at this level then to get a goal scoring striker will probably cost you something in the region of a million. Not all teams at this level can afford to pay it, but those that are going to get out of the division (in the upward direction) probably can and will.

    Under Roland's ownership we have probably spent more money than at any time since we were relegated from the prem, possibly the first season down excluded. The willingness to spend the money on headline transfer fees (or at least the reported fees - of course thanks to "undisclosed" we don't know exactly how much has been spent), and on wages has been there. The problem has been the people deciding who to spend it on haven't been doing a good job of identifying the right players to offer value for money, and the few bigger investments haven't been backed up with sufficient cheaper but solid good value pros to build a cohesive and robust team to support those more expensive signings. Ajose being perhaps the best example of all those.

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if we sign this lad for that sort of money, maybe even if we go down, but the track record suggests he'll be backed up by an inadequate, unbalanced midfield and simply won't be in an environment here where he will be able to flourish. He'll leave, confidence shot to pieces, only to suddenly start scoring goals again as soon as he has gone. Even Reza is at it in the Netherlands.
    Good post - if you put together the best "Roland XI" it would be a decent team. But at no stage have we had a stromg or deep enough squad.
  • Pedro45 said:

    He's actually quite good - My Irish sporting FB link shows lots of clips of him. We have no chance of getting him though, as he will go for around a million I reckon...

    He only signed a 1 year contract, not sure Cork could go demanding 1 million pound for him.
  • He'd be mad to join us.
  • That is shocking defending though and the only way he'll score those types of goals here in England will be if he's playing against us!!
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  • Any player whose agent advised them to move to opt for a move to Charlton has to be either crooked or of questionable integrity. Surely playing for the Kim Jong Un All-Stars has to be a step up from Charlton these days.

    No idea what wages are like in the irish league but can't imagine they're too high, so a 3-4 year deal on a 2-3k a week would surely tempt him. But yeah if there's other english clubs in for him then he'd be mad to choose us.
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