21 Aug 2014 16:44:20
Can't help but feel longs transfer fee now looks ridiculously high now seeing Liverpool are signing a striker of balotelli calibre for 4 million more and yes I no he will be on ridiculous wages but still

1.) 21 Aug 2014
Totally agree. We had our trousers pulled down on the Long deal.

2.) 21 Aug 2014
21 Aug 2014 19:48:58
I thought we had already tried a trouble maker from Italy who thought he was better than the rest of the squad, but only performed on rare occasions! But why should that stop us repeating the same mistake? LOL
Let's just throw £16m at a player who has been trouble at his last two clubs who have been desperate to get rid, and then "reward" him with a stupid salary, and upset the rest of the squad. But we can always cover our desperation by calling it ambition.

3.) 21 Aug 2014
I get the feeling Long has been a long term back up plan who turned into a panic buy. We needed a Rodriguez replacement (which I am not sure Long really is as Long doesn't seem too comfortable wide left) but he is still an important part of the team. Plus with the amount of money clubs think we have we aren't exactly going to get any bargains.

4.) 22 Aug 2014
Long was 8 upfront going to 12 after performance related fees.

Transfers from a different division usually are less than ones in the same division since the player won't be strengthening a direct rival.

it also comes down to how much the player is worth to either team. Maybe milan were desperate to get rid of him?

You can't really judge individual transfers by their fees, I mean Lallana went for 25 and we got Tadic for 10, when it should really have been the other way around

5.) 22 Aug 2014
Stop knocking Long. He will be ok!!

6.) 22 Aug 2014
Stop making stuff up saintysaint
The numbers from uefas data base are no arguing with.

Balotelli € 20 million transfer fee
Long € 15 million transfer fee
90 000 £ a week for Mario Balotelli
55 000 £ a week for Long.

7.) 22 Aug 2014
And Tadic is no where near Lallana's level, perfect example of the fickle short memories of football fans, only 2 months ago Lallana on here was just as good as David Silva, Hazard and Mata, imo he was as good if not better than some of them on his performances last seadon. Tadic was awful vs liverpool apart from a backheel which came off because Skrtel always sleeps! don't believe me check the banter archives. And btw lallana transfer fee from uefa data base is € 30 million which is £ 24 million not 25, and Tadic cost € 14 million which is £ 11, 2 million not 10! Considering the 25% we gave bournemouth and the extra costs of Tadic deal which took it up to around £ 12.5 million and the money from Lallana after every body got paid off is around £ 17.5 million. £ 5 million profits, on Lallana and Tadic. So pipe down, nothin spevial about that all! Lallana could go on to become world class, Tadic warms the bench for Liverpools bench warmer Markovic btw!

8.) 22 Aug 2014
Long was £8m with £4m in add ons.

9.) 22 Aug 2014
How the hell can u criticise tadic comparing him to lallana after 1 game in the PL!? Lallana hardly set the world alight in his first PL season. Give tadic a chance to settle into his new team and league before making stupid statements

10.) 22 Aug 2014
22 Aug 2014 20:22:35
Rivaldo, why you knocking Tadic. for his first ever game in England and the Prem I thought he did well. Lallana has played in England all his life and he took ages to get used to the Prem. Plus once defenders realised that he only uses the Cruyff turn to get round people he won't do so well. I think Tadic is going to have a good season.

11.) 22 Aug 2014
I agree, Lallana has taken years to become the player he is and has shone in his past 3/4 or so years. Tadic has only played 1 prem game and looks a great talent. Because Lallana is slow, his cryuff turns are becoming predictable and lallana never lasted us a full 90 minutes. Tadic has the potential to be a better player than lallana given some time.