MACCA wrote:Must be a tough life being a multi millionaires son, he's rightly sticking up for his daddy, it's natural.
I hope neither he or our fabulous board are getting stick for this.
We have been linked with the best players we have ever been linked with this window, and theres clear signs of progress
No problem with him having his say and life can be tough for everyone ( in different ways ) so I don't understand the " take a pop at the privileged " comment.
Rigg was brought in to take the weight off both Garlick and Dyche. To make things easier for them so that they would have more time to concentrate on their key areas. I don't doubt that some transfers can be complicated, but transfers can be made easier or more complicated by the players that a club puts on their target list.
If Rigg puts together a list of unsuitable targets ( from a playing stand point ) Sean can sanction the transfer of a player that he doesn't want, he can sign nobody or he can take matters into his own hands and try to work some last minute magic of his own. He has a choice, but if he is given a list of unwise options than whatever choice he makes he is screwed.
The same can be true if Rigg puts together a list comprised of players that are unlikely to come here for any number of reasons. It might be that a player doesn't want to move, he doesn't want to move here, his club doesn't want to sell him on, other teams are more likely to sign him in a face off or his asking price is beyond our financial means. Garlick can respond to those choices by spending more than we should, placing the club in financial jeopardy, or decide not to bring players in.
A poorly formulated list of transfer targets can make everyone's life more difficult. Sean will get it in the neck for not signing anyone, Garlick sustains a swipe for not backing the manager while Rigg quietly sits in the background mumbling " first and last it wasn't me, they both had a choice ".
The person responsible for formulating a transfer list ahead of a window can have a much greater influence on the final outcome than the people who have to pick from that list.
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Garlick's son shouldn't feel like he has to defend his dad. In my eyes Garlick has done a lot of good things for our club and earned a stack of good favour points. The same is true for Dyche, the board and all our players.
It is also true that we have been linked with some good players, but if we don't sign them it is a demonstration of wasted effort. We could put in a bid for Neymar if links to good players counted for anything. Football is a results business.