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John Bostock Price..

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by Noddy-The-Git (U2221684) 08 July 2008
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Heard that we'll be getting around £700k up front with a clause rising with appearances, performances and England call ups etc.

That sounds like a rubbish deal...

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posted Jul 16, 2008

its good news spurs have signed snother young prospect and even better news we wont have to listen to jordan moaning when he dont get his own way,cant he quit now

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posted Jul 16, 2008

I found this article after reading Jordan's comments about Bostock making a mistake by joining Spurs

a question for you all.....

would the greedy oik be saying the same if the tribunual decided that Spurs should pay him 5m for Bostock?

I think not - sour grapes, he knows he has lost a good prospect who, if he shows how good he really is to the Spurs staff will get a chance to actually play for a side worthy of his apparent skill

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posted Jul 22, 2008

You might have found the thread but did you have to sign on and write such absolute guff?

Of course if Spurs were made to pay a reasonable price for one of the hottest prospects in English Football then it would have lessened the blow of losing him. It wouldn't have made Bostocks career decision any better though you utter doink!


'If he shows how good he really is to the Spurs staff'(really top class coaches with a track record of bringing the youngsters through are they?)

For the sake of accuracy, I'll corect that sentence for you:
'If he shows how good he really is to the Spurs staff...then United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool or any of the litany of other clubs bigger than Spurs will lure him away with the promise of top flight football.

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posted Jul 23, 2008

So it turns out that there is an extra £1.45m possibly based on 40 appearances for Spurs and an England appearance. Also...Palace get 15% of any future transfer fee from Spurs. That actually sounds quite reasonable to me now.

If Bostock turns out to be as good as Jordan believes, then unless Bostock leaves Spurs on a Bosman, he has nothing to worry about.

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posted Jul 24, 2008

Still not convinced £1.75m would be the going rate for a young English player who has played 40 games for Tottenham and made his England debut along side the likes of Lampard, Gerrard, Hargreaves, Bareey etc who are all nearly £20m a pop.

Granted you cant really compare him to those players but its done now and nothing will change. The whole thing has been a farce in my opinion and the ruling should be changed.

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posted Jul 24, 2008

Still not convinced £1.75m would be the going rate for a young English player who has played 40 games for Tottenham and made his England debut along side the likes of Lampard, Gerrard, Hargreaves, Bareey etc who are all nearly £20m a pop.
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Yeah but like you said he hasn’t done any of this so hes not worth the sane, He could do absolute nothing and be another flop. The price reflects the risk.

People keep talking about him and mentioning players like lampard, gerrard in the same sentence when the reality is he has more in common with players like routledge.

Hes got potential but that’s all, you got a fair price for a player that’s unproven and who could be good but just as equally could be a flop.

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posted Jul 24, 2008

I agree with that but in a sense the 'add ons' are if he makes it. 40 games at Tottenham and getting his debut for England tells me he would be worth more than £1.75m. If Tottenham paid £1m upfront and a further £5m if he plays for England i wouldnt say thats unreasonable as he would be probably worth 3 times that going by todays ridiculous prices.

£16.5m for Darren Bent says it all.

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posted Jul 24, 2008

Ok will equally if he turn out to be a complete flop would you be in favour of palace having to return the money they were originally given?

Just to clarify there are players who have played for England at youth level who have gone on to feature in non-league teams. If he goes on to play for England then yes we’ve got a great deal but if he goes on to play for some non-league team we’ve wasted the money.

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posted Jul 24, 2008

Agreed that £700k would be good for us if he flops but potentially if he makes it into the England squad he will be worth at least 20 times that and the tribunal said we can have an extra £1m if that happens - seems like pretty poor judgement.

A team like Tottenham can afford to waste £700k, thats probably a weeks wages for your lads but a team like Palace cant afford to put nearly 10 years of hard work into young players just for them to get whisked away for pittance.

We rely on bringing youth through to either A) Get us up into the Premiership or B) Finance the purchase of new players to get us in the Premiership.

I understand youre biased towards Tottenham as i am to Palace but surely you can see there is a touch of injustice surrounding the whole saga.

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posted Jul 24, 2008

I have said it is a bit low but to be honest its not far off. Yes I am biased towards spurs but as you mentioned so are you to palace – every clubs fans thinks they’re young players are gonna go on the big things and as a palce fan I think your over estimating how good bostock is.

Essentially every young player has the ‘potenial’ to be worth 20million. But only a tiny% of them end up that way, some have played for England youth and end up not even playing football for living

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