A bit embarrassing for Wilder this morning then

northernrower

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Unfortunately he doesnt make/complete transfers, he can only go off the information he's given by the team.
I'm sure he's as frustrated as us
I remember a Channel 5 programme that followed Chris Wilder and Sheff Utd's transfer business when the were in League 1. He was very much in control of calling agents and players, trying to get them through the door. It seemed very 'wheeler dealer' to me at the time.

I suspect he's more in the background at the Boro and that'll be frustrating for him.
 

laughingboroboy

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I remember a Channel 5 programme that followed Chris Wilder and Sheff Utd's transfer business when the were in League 1. He was very much in control of calling agents and players, trying to get them through the door. It seemed very 'wheeler dealer' to me at the time.

I suspect he's more in the background at the Boro and that'll be frustrating for him.
I agree mate
He confirmed in his Tees interview he speaks to the players, explains the boro project and sells the club to them.
However once they are into fee/contract negotiations that will be the transfer team as Wilder has done his bit - is my understanding.
 

FabioPorkpie

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I remember a Channel 5 programme that followed Chris Wilder and Sheff Utd's transfer business when the were in League 1. He was very much in control of calling agents and players, trying to get them through the door. It seemed very 'wheeler dealer' to me at the time.

I suspect he's more in the background at the Boro and that'll be frustrating for him.

I remember reading an article about that somewhere, an insight into transfer deadline day or something . Was really interesting and the first time I’d heard of Wilder. He came across as pretty straight and transparent.
 

FatCat

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If he says the same thing at his presser over the next three weeks , he’s gonna be right at least one time!!
 

FabioPorkpie

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I remember reading an article about that somewhere, an insight into transfer deadline day or something . Was really interesting and the first time I’d heard of Wilder. He came across as pretty straight and transparent.

Found it -

 

Chris_Boro

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I still don't understand why people aren't getting this, most clubs are not releasing players until they have bought a replacement.

This chain is causing a massive bottle neck in the market that will only shift at the end of the window. That we'll be over a month into the season is no clubs fault, it's just stupid planning by the FA/EFL.
 

northernrower

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Found it -

What a fantastic find. Thanks for that.

Like you say, in the documentary he came across as very transparent to me too. See what you get.
 

WilderBall

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I still don't understand why people aren't getting this, most clubs are not releasing players until they have bought a replacement.

This chain is causing a massive bottle neck in the market that will only shift at the end of the window. That we'll be over a month into the season is no clubs fault, it's just stupid planning by the FA/EFL.

So why did we release all our players before bringing in suitable replacements leaving our squad as thick as a fag paper?
 

Moreno

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I still don't understand why people aren't getting this, most clubs are not releasing players until they have bought a replacement.

This chain is causing a massive bottle neck in the market that will only shift at the end of the window. That we'll be over a month into the season is no clubs fault, it's just stupid planning by the FA/EFL.
Except Boro who sold Tavernier without a replacement
 

laughingboroboy

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So why did we release all our players before bringing in suitable replacements leaving our squad as thick as a fag paper?
Except Boro who sold Tavernier without a replacement
Are these serious questions - these were our best players with big money being offered + the player wanted to leave us.
We weren't in a position to hold onto them waiting for a replacement as the money was too big for us to put on hold. Supply & Demand

Totally different than wanting to bring in Fulham/Southampton 2/3rd choice strikers in on loan when they can choose when to release them.
 

WilderBall

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Are these serious questions - these were our best players with big money being offered + the player wanted to leave us.
We weren't in a position to hold onto them waiting for a replacement as the money was too big for us to put on hold. Supply & Demand

Totally different than wanting to bring in Fulham/Southampton 2/3rd choice strikers in on loan when they can choose when to release them.

Of course they're serious questions.. why should we allow our first team players to leave without a replacement when nobody else does.

I'd argue, with the players we've let go being key/important members of our squad, that it should be more difficult to get them out of our squad than it is to get Premier League outcasts out who are never going to play.

Could we have said to Bournemouth and Tavernier, yes we'll agree to the deal but first, we need to line up a replacement, then you can go?
 
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