Us selling bamford to Leeds

Otto42

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The money argument doesn't really wash, be it wages (Britt gets paid a fortune) or transfer fee (Pulis splashed the Bamford money on Saville). He just wasn't a Pulis type player.
 

atypical_boro

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Whilst I always liked him, I don’t think I could say with certainty that he’d have been just as good for us as he is for Leeds at the moment. I think it’s underestimating Bielsa’s influence a bit.
 

Paulroddam7

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Bamford will have been on more than Britt, I’d imagine. We can’t be far off receiving the full £10m for him given their promotion as well. We’d have done well to get that for Britt.
 

the_holgate_roof

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Been watching the Leeds documentary on Amazon Prime, Bamford was asked about the move, it was Victor Orta who instigated and he said to Bamford, ‘I bet I am the most hated person in Middlesbrough now...’...😔
 

atypical_boro

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Been watching the Leeds documentary on Amazon Prime, Bamford was asked about the move, it was Victor Orta who instigated and he said to Bamford, ‘I bet I am the most hated person in Middlesbrough now...’...😔

Yeah the Gazette published loads of articles about it. But people seem to want to believe that it was 100% down to Pulis bullying him out of the club when Bamford himself said Pulis was great about it.

We sold a player who went on to better things, it’ll happen again, to us, and to every other football club in the land.
 

Borobarmy

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Don’t forget he was passed from pillar to post for years before Leeds . How many bosses did he play for who never really fancied him ? He is one of those players that took his time shining.
 

BoroBen92

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Whilst I always liked him, I don’t think I could say with certainty that he’d have been just as good for us as he is for Leeds at the moment. I think it’s underestimating Bielsa’s influence a bit.

He scored more goals per minute under Pulis than he did under Bielsa in two Championship seasons, and our side was vastly more defensive.

He'd have continued to do a good job here, if he was played, plus his ball control is infinitely better than Assombalonga's.
I think he would have done really well under Warnock, ignoring butterflies.
 

since1970

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Yeah, they tried to buy him just after we were relegated.
In fairness, we weren't really to know just how big a waste of money he would prove to be at that point.
The worst he'd done was that missed header against Swansea.

But then we also brought in three more expensive strikers whilst keeping him, some utterly baffling decisions have been made in the last few years.
We didn't even get close to being that lucky. They waited until he scored against Sheff Utd in our opening home game of the 17/18 season before offering £6m.
The decision to turn that bid down still gives me sleepless nights.
 

indeedido

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Bamford will have been on more than Britt, I’d imagine. We can’t be far off receiving the full £10m for him given their promotion as well. We’d have done well to get that for Britt.
Absolute rubbish. A £15m striker doesn't sign on lower wages than a £6m one. Give your head a shake.
It was utter madness.
 

atypical_boro

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He scored more goals per minute under Pulis than he did under Bielsa in two Championship seasons, and our side was vastly more defensive.

He'd have continued to do a good job here, if he was played, plus his ball control is infinitely better than Assombalonga's.
I think he would have done really well under Warnock, ignoring butterflies.

I don’t disagree he’d have remained a decent striker in the Championship. But I think Bielsa deserves some of the credit if he remains a prolific striker in the PL and plays for England, which could happen.
 

indeedido

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Yeah the Gazette published loads of articles about it. But people seem to want to believe that it was 100% down to Pulis bullying him out of the club when Bamford himself said Pulis was great about it.

We sold a player who went on to better things, it’ll happen again, to us, and to every other football club in the land.
You are one of the very very small number of posters who continue to defend pulis.
Obviously then you cling to pulis' rubbish, even about Bamford.
 

Davey_C

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His goals were a massive factor in us reaching the playoffs but then he didnt hardly feature against villa?

We also sold traore and ben gibson that summer and ended up with saville and flint for over 13m (plus mcnair for 5m which hasnt turned out to be a bad purchase)
 

atypical_boro

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You are one of the very very small number of posters who continue to defend pulis.
Obviously then you cling to pulis' rubbish, even about Bamford.
So I don’t always follow the crowd - what’s your point?

Bamford himself (not Pulis) said he had no issue with Pulis. I know you passionately want that to be the case, but if you won’t even believe what Bamford says about it, maybe your own convinction isn’t as bulletproof as you seem to believe on this.
 

indeedido

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So I don’t always follow the crowd - what’s your point?

Bamford himself (not Pulis) said he had no issue with Pulis. I know you passionately want that to be the case, but if you won’t even believe what Bamford says about it, maybe your own convinction isn’t as bulletproof as you seem to believe on this.
Bamford is a bright lad, he's never bad mouthed people at clubs he's left. Even with Dyche at Burnley he didn't say anything negative personally. He's a very intelligent bloke with class.
 
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