Chris Wilder

This Forum is the main messageboard to discuss all things Claret and Blue and beyond
claretonthecoast1882
Posts: 4482
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Been Liked: 1899 times
Has Liked: 55 times

Chris Wilder

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:08 am

Reports from The Times he has been potted

GodIsADeeJay81
Posts: 7411
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:55 am
Been Liked: 1614 times
Has Liked: 3289 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:08 am

Breaking on Talksport too.

To do with control of transfers so that rules out Dyche going there :D

IanMcL
Posts: 20683
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:27 pm
Been Liked: 4409 times
Has Liked: 4971 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by IanMcL » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:10 am

That would be scandalous, unless he has lost it and blown his top at the owners.

He remained .much loved by the fans and least likely to be sacked, about a month ago!
Last edited by IanMcL on Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:11 am, edited 1 time in total.
This user liked this post: DomBFC1882

SGr
Posts: 4225
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:46 pm
Been Liked: 968 times
Has Liked: 302 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by SGr » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:10 am

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:08 am
Breaking on Talksport too.

To do with control of transfers so that rules out Dyche going there :D
Running out of clubs where the manager has any form of control.

GodIsADeeJay81
Posts: 7411
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:55 am
Been Liked: 1614 times
Has Liked: 3289 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:16 am

A reporter on Talksport is suggesting Wilder felt like he hadn't been backed in the last few transfer windows...

Pretty sure they've spent a fair amount of money last summer.

Funkydrummer
Posts: 6964
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:50 pm
Been Liked: 2530 times
Has Liked: 1789 times
Location: Burnley

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Funkydrummer » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:16 am

Classic case, unfortunately, of nice football (for lesser clubs) = relegation = dismissal.

Next up please. SHOCKING !!!!!!

SGr
Posts: 4225
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:46 pm
Been Liked: 968 times
Has Liked: 302 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by SGr » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:18 am

They took our 2018 window and raised it.

First XI is essentially unchanged, young “talent” that hasn’t paid off, but still managed to splash a fair bit in the process.

GodIsADeeJay81
Posts: 7411
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:55 am
Been Liked: 1614 times
Has Liked: 3289 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:20 am

Brewster - £22 million, 22 appearances in all comps, no goals.

They were robbed blind over that signing, didn't we refuse to cough up that much for him?
Or was it a diff lad from Liverpool?

Swizzlestick
Posts: 1160
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:40 pm
Been Liked: 453 times
Has Liked: 255 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Swizzlestick » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:27 am

The job he's done there is undeniable but he's been spouting off quite a bit about the lack of support he's had in the market, despite the fact as pointed out above, he's been supported pretty well.

Swizzlestick
Posts: 1160
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:40 pm
Been Liked: 453 times
Has Liked: 255 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Swizzlestick » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:27 am

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:20 am
Brewster - £22 million, 22 appearances in all comps, no goals.

They were robbed blind over that signing, didn't we refuse to cough up that much for him?
Or was it a diff lad from Liverpool?
Harry Wilson, I think.

randomclaret2
Posts: 4698
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:04 pm
Been Liked: 2005 times
Has Liked: 2995 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by randomclaret2 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:28 am

McBurnie, Berge, Ramsdale all up around the £20m mark as well in the last year or two.I bet SD wishes he hadnt been backed to that extent...
These 2 users liked this post: evensteadiereddie tiger76

ClaretTony
Posts: 45801
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 21096 times
Has Liked: 3850 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:30 am

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:20 am
Brewster - £22 million, 22 appearances in all comps, no goals.

They were robbed blind over that signing, didn't we refuse to cough up that much for him?
Or was it a diff lad from Liverpool?
It was Harry Wilson we were linked with. From what I hear he was a Garlick choice not a Dyche choice but after one year in the Premier League Sheffield United's recruitment needed to be more of the same, established players who would build on what they'd done, not a young lad with limited experience for a huge amount. Brewster might come good but Liverpool are getting very good at getting big money for players who aren't really good enough as they did with Ibe and Solanke to Bournemouth.

Overall, Sheff U have spent big money on a number of players. Who it was that wanted to bring those players in I don't know.
This user liked this post: k90bfc

Petersa
Posts: 265
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:33 am
Been Liked: 79 times
Has Liked: 38 times
Location: South Africa

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Petersa » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:33 am

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:20 am
Brewster - £22 million, 22 appearances in all comps, no goals.

They were robbed blind over that signing, didn't we refuse to cough up that much for him?
Or was it a diff lad from Liverpool?
I quite agree even in this day and age a ridiculous fee. Robbed blind though, I doubt anyone forced them to pay it at gunpoint.
These 2 users liked this post: Steve1956 tiger76

ClaretTony
Posts: 45801
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 21096 times
Has Liked: 3850 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:43 am

Departure confirmed

Steve1956
Posts: 12517
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:57 pm
Been Liked: 4790 times
Has Liked: 2214 times
Location: Fife

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:46 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:43 am
Departure confirmed
Get Fat Sam in!
Oh hang on! :lol:

Steve1956
Posts: 12517
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:57 pm
Been Liked: 4790 times
Has Liked: 2214 times
Location: Fife

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:49 am

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:20 am
Brewster - £22 million, 22 appearances in all comps, no goals.

They were robbed blind over that signing, didn't we refuse to cough up that much for him?
Or was it a diff lad from Liverpool?
Liverpool are quite adapt at getting big money for their unproven shite fringe players.
This user liked this post: k90bfc

GodIsADeeJay81
Posts: 7411
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:55 am
Been Liked: 1614 times
Has Liked: 3289 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:50 am

Steve1956 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:49 am
Liverpool are quite adapt at getting big money for their unproven shite fringe players.
I'm sure someone on here had a little toss fest over Bournemouth signing Ibe, they weren't happy we didn't get him.

ClaretTony
Posts: 45801
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 21096 times
Has Liked: 3850 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:51 am

Steve1956 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:46 am
Get Fat Sam in!
Oh hang on! :lol:
Speculated that it will be Paul Heckingbottom until the end of the season

Steve1956
Posts: 12517
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:57 pm
Been Liked: 4790 times
Has Liked: 2214 times
Location: Fife

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:57 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:51 am
Speculated that it will be Paul Heckingbottom until the end of the season
Pretty pointless exercise I would have retained Wilder can they not just throw the towel in and plan for next season,big mistake potting Wilder should have followed our lead when we went down and kept Dyche.
This user liked this post: k90bfc

huw.Y.WattfromWare
Posts: 3297
Joined: Fri May 08, 2020 7:04 pm
Been Liked: 973 times
Has Liked: 868 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:58 am

This has been coming for a while. He would have brought them back up but I’d read he had been expecting this happening.

warksclaret
Posts: 2298
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:13 pm
Been Liked: 580 times
Has Liked: 75 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by warksclaret » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:00 am

Personally its a real shame. I liked the guy and what he achieved, and for me having Potter, Dean Smith, Chris Wider ,Moyes and our own Sean in the PL was a fantastic situation. The PL is now managed at club level by so many foreign coaches where the cheque book is mandatory. Look at what Everton have spent, its colossal and for me they are a mid table team. Would like to see the likes of Klopp, Guardiola, the new Chelsea manager, Solskjaer try to keep Burnley in the PL dfor 5 years on the budget we have, then see how good they are
These 4 users liked this post: DomBFC1882 SussexDon1inIreland leelad k90bfc

DomBFC1882
Posts: 1661
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:21 pm
Been Liked: 460 times
Has Liked: 2378 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by DomBFC1882 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:04 am

Disgusting after what he has done with that club in the last 4 years or so.

When or when will they ever learn 🤦‍♂️

claptrappers_union
Posts: 3284
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:40 pm
Been Liked: 941 times
Has Liked: 151 times
Location: The Banana Stand

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by claptrappers_union » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:09 am

I think this is a shame too. He has done an excellent job at Sheff Utd.

He was the man to take them back to the Premier League next season - they'll be a host of Championship clubs looking at bringing him in now.

DomBFC1882
Posts: 1661
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:21 pm
Been Liked: 460 times
Has Liked: 2378 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by DomBFC1882 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:10 am

I'm going to say it now,

I would like Chris Wilder as manager of us IF Sean decides to leave anytime soon
These 4 users liked this post: GodIsADeeJay81 SussexDon1inIreland TopCat leelad

claptrappers_union
Posts: 3284
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:40 pm
Been Liked: 941 times
Has Liked: 151 times
Location: The Banana Stand

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by claptrappers_union » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:12 am

Yeah, I think I'd agree with that. He's the type of manager I'd like
This user liked this post: DomBFC1882

CrosspoolClarets
Posts: 2887
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:00 pm
Been Liked: 965 times
Has Liked: 249 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by CrosspoolClarets » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:13 am

Wilder is building a huge house just round the corner from me, it isn’t finished yet and has been on the go for 2 years.

Just goes to show - they get a huge wedge of cash as a PL manager, but his next job may be, say, the south coast if Southampton potted their manager. Not many jobs in commuting distance at this level so people like Wilder are forced into tough decisions. Good luck to him - he has done well and deserves some luck.

Tribesmen
Posts: 3317
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:15 am
Been Liked: 791 times
Has Liked: 507 times
Location: Tibet

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Tribesmen » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:27 am

Sad really as he is an honest , fair and very good manager , hey their loss .
This user liked this post: SussexDon1inIreland

Swizzlestick
Posts: 1160
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:40 pm
Been Liked: 453 times
Has Liked: 255 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Swizzlestick » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:28 am

He'll get a decent job that's commutable no danger about that. Dyche still does the hotel run doesn't he?

elwaclaret
Posts: 3410
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:57 am
Been Liked: 896 times
Has Liked: 1594 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by elwaclaret » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:31 am

Right you turned water in to wine last season... so we were expecting gin slingers at least this time.

ewanrob
Posts: 1137
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:52 am
Been Liked: 336 times
Has Liked: 87 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by ewanrob » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:45 am

Just read this on twitter, staggering....makes you sort of glad we dont do knee jerk signings.
CW signed Rodwell Jan 2020, played him 75 minutes over 2 games, then gave him a year contract, hasn't played him since. Still there. Reportedly earning more than Sharp, O'Connell, Burke, Basham, Fleck, Egan, Baldock, Stevens and Lundstrom.

beddie
Posts: 2651
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:10 pm
Been Liked: 676 times
Has Liked: 136 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by beddie » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:21 pm

Don't think he will have done himself any favours recently talking about them playing in the championship, I can't remember his exact wording, think it was on MOTD, I thought at the time the directors could interpret that as throwing the towel in.

TheFamilyCat
Posts: 7073
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:56 pm
Been Liked: 3544 times
Has Liked: 101 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by TheFamilyCat » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:24 pm

CrosspoolClarets wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:13 am
Wilder is building a huge house just round the corner from me, it isn’t finished yet and has been on the go for 2 years.

Just goes to show - they get a huge wedge of cash as a PL manager, but his next job may be, say, the south coast if Southampton potted their manager. Not many jobs in commuting distance at this level so people like Wilder are forced into tough decisions. Good luck to him - he has done well and deserves some luck.
A number of clubs in Yorkshire and the Midlands who are desperate for someone to do what he did at Bramhall Lane.

One even in the same city but I doubt that would happen.

GodIsADeeJay81
Posts: 7411
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:55 am
Been Liked: 1614 times
Has Liked: 3289 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:25 pm

I'd completely forgotten Rodwell existed.

Now there's a man who's wasted his career.

Chester Perry
Posts: 13964
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:06 am
Been Liked: 2004 times
Has Liked: 463 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Chester Perry » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:26 pm

Tribesmen wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:27 am
Sad really as he is an honest , fair and very good manager , hey their loss .
His press interviews in the last few months have been really damaging - not unlike Sean in the last year or so, Sean had more stock in the bank and our owner was more circumspect in what was his priority - he believed in the manager.

Wilder may have been distracted by his owners preference to build a multi-club operation (United World) which has added two clubs in the last year including one in the last few weeks. The club's spending has obviously not been to his liking and he has openly talked of wanting a number of players away from the club - which Dyche would never do.

There is obvious talent in Wilder but he needs to work on the man-management of his game which includes managing upwards

Chester Perry
Posts: 13964
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:06 am
Been Liked: 2004 times
Has Liked: 463 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Chester Perry » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:29 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:25 pm
I'd completely forgotten Rodwell existed.

Now there's a man who's wasted his career.
there is something about special kids that leave Everton too young - though you may blame the managers if you consider how Sir Alex looked after Rooney

kaptin1
Posts: 1447
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:05 am
Been Liked: 412 times
Has Liked: 108 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by kaptin1 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:32 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:25 pm
I'd completely forgotten Rodwell existed.

Now there's a man who's wasted his career.
Been paid consistently well for it though. Had Sunderlands trousers down for years and seemingly now doing the same at Sheff U.

Conroysleftfoot
Posts: 925
Joined: Sat May 09, 2020 2:06 pm
Been Liked: 116 times
Has Liked: 60 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Conroysleftfoot » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:32 pm

Thought they might give him chance to bring them back up from the Championship considering how he has taken them from League one to Premier League. He always seemed to be very honest whenever I have heard any of his interviews. Yes, their transfer dealings over the last 12months or so have been dodgy to say the least but were they players he wanted or were they thrust upon him?

fatboy47
Posts: 2180
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:58 am
Been Liked: 1303 times
Has Liked: 1452 times
Location: Isles of Scilly

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by fatboy47 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:33 pm

Let's hope venkys aren't interested.
This user liked this post: Buxtonclaret

Bigvince
Posts: 1767
Joined: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:39 pm
Been Liked: 583 times
Has Liked: 473 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Bigvince » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:36 pm

DomBFC1882 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:10 am
I'm going to say it now,

I would like Chris Wilder as manager of us IF Sean decides to leave anytime soon
If he thinks he hasn’t been backed at Sheffield Utd, I’d like to know what he’d think if he came to Burnley!

evensteadiereddie
Posts: 7192
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:45 pm
Been Liked: 2307 times
Has Liked: 6699 times
Location: Staffordshire

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:36 pm

Next stop, Derby ?

Steve1956
Posts: 12517
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:57 pm
Been Liked: 4790 times
Has Liked: 2214 times
Location: Fife

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:37 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:25 pm
I'd completely forgotten Rodwell
Now there's a man who's wasted his career.
Genuine question Sid, in your opinion has Rodwell wasted his career more than Kevin Long has?

NottsClaret
Posts: 2564
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:05 am
Been Liked: 2038 times
Has Liked: 1 time

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by NottsClaret » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:38 pm

fatboy47 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:33 pm
Let's hope venkys aren't interested.
Good point. Let's hope Mowbray has a bit of a pointless, end of season revival and stays where he is.

Targetman
Posts: 711
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:43 pm
Been Liked: 233 times
Has Liked: 10 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Targetman » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:41 pm

Chester Perry wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:29 pm
there is something about special kids that leave Everton too young - though you may blame the managers if you consider how Sir Alex looked after Rooney
When those 2 first broke through into 1st team football never once did I feel that Rodwell had similar talents to Rooney.

Sometimes the media build up young lads because they have had a couple of good performances. In my opinion this was never more true than with Rodwell.

Hipper
Posts: 3208
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:33 pm
Been Liked: 677 times
Has Liked: 500 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Hipper » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:46 pm

In the real world this to me seemed bound to happen and I can't blame the United board.

From a team that did so well last season to a team that is by far the worst in the division (based on points gained) has to be down to the manager. The board would be right to ask 'what has gone wrong?' Whatever it is Wilder cannot put it right. If United had been hovering in the relegation positions that would be understandable but their position is awful. If Burnley had done as badly as that do you think we would be giving Dyche some slack. I doubt it.

I know some players (e.g. Lundstrum, perhaps others) may now think they've made it as Premier League players and perhaps don't have to work as hard but that is down to the manager.

It may be a shame but it's tough at the top.

elwaclaret
Posts: 3410
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:57 am
Been Liked: 896 times
Has Liked: 1594 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by elwaclaret » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:53 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:37 pm
Genuine question Sid, in your opinion has Rodwell wasted his career more than Kevin Long has?
Good question that... and my answer is yes. Kevin Long has shown no desire to leave but has always been available and tried his best to cover whenever called upon, so a loyal old school pro.... Rodwell has been happy to draw his pay packet looking in from outside, touch of the Drinkwater about him, showed what he could do and has been happy to sit it out until he needs to refresh memories for a couple of weeks as new contracts need sorting. A waste of a squad place and robbing the millions who would bust a gut for the club.
This user liked this post: k90bfc

warksclaret
Posts: 2298
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:13 pm
Been Liked: 580 times
Has Liked: 75 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by warksclaret » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:58 pm

I know money has not been spent wisely in the past 6-9 months, as they went on a big spending spree. A bit surprising in hind sight, as they took the PL by storm as a newly promoted team, and achieved this with a series of cheap journey men. They took a lot of scalps last season

It goes to show that Hendrick for example was not such a bad buy, and if we get £8m for Gibson at the end of this season from Norwich, that our damage will be limited. It makes many of our other purchases look sound investments

Herts Clarets
Posts: 2498
Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:18 pm
Been Liked: 1141 times
Has Liked: 384 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Herts Clarets » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:59 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:51 am
Speculated that it will be Paul Heckingbottom until the end of the season
A good old Yorkshire name if ever there was one.....

KRBFC
Posts: 10706
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:18 am
Been Liked: 1972 times
Has Liked: 712 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by KRBFC » Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:03 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:16 am
A reporter on Talksport is suggesting Wilder felt like he hadn't been backed in the last few transfer windows...

Pretty sure they've spent a fair amount of money last summer.
That doesn't mean he's been backed though, does it?
It all comes down to, did he want those players bringing in?

GodIsADeeJay81
Posts: 7411
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:55 am
Been Liked: 1614 times
Has Liked: 3289 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:17 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:37 pm
Genuine question Sid, in your opinion has Rodwell wasted his career more than Kevin Long has?
Rodwell clearly had the ability that led to Man City signing him for £12 million with addons when he was 21.
Sunderland coughed up £10 million and a rumoured £70k a week with no relegation clauses...

I remember him at Everton and he looked very good, just unlucky with injuries at City.

Long has never looked like he'd ever replace our first choice CB's, which is why he's content to be in our squad picking up wages, playing occasionally.

I'd say they've wasted their careers in different ways if that makes sense.
Long - content to be our eternal 4th choice, hence why he's currently our longest serving squad member I think, he could've easily been first choice in the championship or lower.

Rodwell - wasted it by failing at Sunderland and seemingly being content to pick up his wages there, even when the club was in real trouble financially and even at Sheff Utd he's content sat doing nothing.

The only reason I'd forgotten about Rodwell is because unlike Ravel Morrison, he rarely ensures the focus is on him.

There's a good player there in Rodwell, a lot of us have seen it when he was at Everton, but he isn't fussed about showing it, or maybe he can't...
I wouldn't want us to touch him with a bargepole though.

Cubanclaret
Posts: 1088
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:35 am
Been Liked: 270 times
Has Liked: 137 times

Re: Chris Wilder

Post by Cubanclaret » Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:27 pm

Insanity. Would have him at Burnley in a heartbeat if Dyche left.
This user liked this post: TopCat

Post Reply