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 Post subject: No Real Attempt To Keep Purrington
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:20 am 
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I guess any apologist for the move will say "well he wanted to go".

You have to look at the real reason he wanted to go. It's so depressing when the club shows no ambition to even attempt to keep a player who'll be playing against us next year in the same division. You can tell from the tone that if Argyle had shown a smidgen of ambition to keep him rather than grab a few hundred grand, he'd have wanted to stay.

Depressing.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:36 am 

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How does a League Two club compete with a Championship club when it comes to wages?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:38 am 
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Yawn.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:43 am 

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Never did believe the stuff about "the club had no choice, the player wanted to go yada yada dada". Exactly the same with Norris's strike threat, Hourihane's girlfriend etc etc. No doubt the argument will be put forward that it was a good deal for the club but that is a separate issue-point is that the deal was put forward as an inevitability when looking at Purrington's words, it plainly was not.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:43 am 

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Ben had made his mind up regardless, he says himself that playing in the championship was to good a chance to turn down. Plus as said before we can't match the wages unfortunately. Also I think argyle were happy to take the money on offer hence the apparent lack of trying to persuade him. What ever the reason he's gone.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:44 am 
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Kentishgreen wrote:
How does a League Two club compete with a Championship club when it comes to wages?


To state the obvious, again, we'll be in the same league next year almost certainly. Our crowds are almost identical, and the 7 figure FA Cup money we've had goes a massive way to evening out TV revenue.

But you are still missing the point, which is of course when the lad himself says there was no attempt to persuade him he could have a brighter future at Plymouth rather than Rotherham.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:45 am 

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Kentishgreen wrote:
How does a League Two club compete with a Championship club when it comes to wages?



Fairly obviously, Argyle didn't need to compete with a championship club because Purrington was under contract and there was no obligation to sell him.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:24 am 

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"But you can't turn down a chance to play in the Championship, even if it's only for six months.

"If you didn't take it, you might end up looking back and saying 'Why did I do that?'



There you go, that's why he left. Why would the club 'compete'. What they supposed to do? Pay him Championship wages in Div 2?

He wanted to leave, we have Sawyer, Rotherham have £300k to throw at us.

Good deal.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:37 am 
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Pogleswoody wrote:
"But you can't turn down a chance to play in the Championship, even if it's only for six months.

"If you didn't take it, you might end up looking back and saying 'Why did I do that?'



There you go, that's why he left. Why would the club 'compete'. What they supposed to do? Pay him Championship wages in Div 2?

He wanted to leave, we have Sawyer, Rotherham have £300k to throw at us.

Good deal.


And Argyle have prevented acrimony within the team by paying premium wages to a player of minimum experience as compared to the other older more experienced team players who are presently quite happy with their own contracted salaries


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Pogleswoody wrote:
"But you can't turn down a chance to play in the Championship, even if it's only for six months.

"If you didn't take it, you might end up looking back and saying 'Why did I do that?'



There you go, that's why he left. Why would the club 'compete'. What they supposed to do? Pay him Championship wages in Div 2?

He wanted to leave, we have Sawyer, Rotherham have £300k to throw at us.

Good deal.


Because we should be making an effort to keep our best players, especially ones who have potential. "We have Sawyer" won't be much use in League One next year.

I dont imagine BP would have stayed even if we did improve his deal, but competing for him to do so is a minimum for me.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:58 pm 

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"Championship wages" is a bit misleading as Rotherham struggle to compete with wages of most teams in the division. Especially with where they are currently in the league I'd be surprised if they offered players Championship wages when they looked so nailed on to be relegated.


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 Post subject: Re: No Real Attempt To Keep Purrington
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:26 pm 

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I was impressed with Purrington's form since he replaced Sawyer.

However, Derek Adams made a judgement call. I believe that the Board supported their manager's judgement.

Time will tell whether he was right or wrong.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:44 pm 

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davie nine wrote:
I was impressed with Purrington's form since he replaced Sawyer.

However, Derek Adams made a judgement call. I believe that the Board supported their manager's judgement.

Time will tell whether he was right or wrong.


What makes you so sure that it was Derek Adams who made the final decision to sell Purrington?

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