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Northbank Mariner
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Could what we have seen today be the start of a new business model for town?..
With the excellent work Woods and his staff are doing coupled with the success of the academy last year could it just be that bringing through these young starlet's through the academy and selling to bigger clubs be the way that GTFC finally have found the formula to have financial, commercial and footballing success?...
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Nope. We do all the hard work and the player and his new club get the benefit  We get a few quid for our troubles and sign players no better than we have already.
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Nope. We do all the hard work and the player and his new club get the benefit  We get a few quid for our troubles and sign players no better than we have already.


Rubbish, we’re not a Championship side anymore, making money off our youth products is a good thing.

It’s a risk for Boro, he might turn out no good, Jack Barlow anyone?
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Frig me, I ask a simple question and get red X's, it was only a question not a statement...are people really that harsh??..
For me, it would give us a way forward to rid the club of the noose around its neck of the loans and allow us to prosper without external investment...pretty much in the mould if Crewe..plus it makes our academy a damn site more of an attractive prospect than it ever previously has..
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Probably not real hard evidence of a new lucrative business model on this deal today. If it amounts to up to 100k with add-ons, in reality it's not a significant amount, possibly 20-30k up front plus add ons. But.. it's a start, been a while since we've sold a player we've developed. The real money is getting the youth into our first team for a season or two and selling on like Exeter do for half a mill plus. Feather in the cap for Woodsy, and hopefully the start of better things on the academy production line, but hardly a budget booster for the summer window as some would think. Unfortunately clubs like ours are left exposed due to player power and the derisory EPPP amounts awarded when bigger clubs come knocking on the door...
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The odds are that he won't make it as a pro, so you have to accept the money. Sounds harsh but it's true, and that amount of money isn't to be sniffed at.
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Considering the add ons for this kind of thing usually (Especially when dealing with players of his age) come with bonuses for appearances and a percentage of future fees, it adds the risk onto Boro. I’d prefer to keep him but this does help us if he does go further.
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The odds are that he won't make it as a pro, so you have to accept the money. Sounds harsh but it's true, and that amount of money isn't to be sniffed at.


If I'm being honest, the amount of up front money we'll have received isn't enough but GTFC had no choice in the matter. The club spends way more than 20 or 30k for every academy player that makes it as a first team regular and far more on senior signings that turn out to be a complete waste of money. Much better to try and keep as many of our youngsters as possible and sell the odd one on as a fully fledged young pro with 50 league games under their belt. Today was not a day to be happy, it just reinforces how clubs like ours get exploited. It would have been much better business to retain Burrell's services in the hope that he develops into a seven figure sum player, but what can the club do if the player gets his head turned by a bigger club and doesn't sign the contract he's been offered? Offer more money in the first place to get him to sign? Maybe, but that's down to the judgement of the manager and board in deciding what his prospective worth could be. This time a young player wasn't offered enough to convince him to stay before a bigger move came along.. and who could blame him? He could have been a young pro at a Conference club in twelve month's time rather than trying his hand at the right end of the Championship and a higher cushion to land on if he doesn't quite make the grade at Boro..
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When I win the lottery BIG and buy Town, will you come be an adviser Bigdog?  










'Tis better to have shot and maybe not scored... than to not shooting at all'.(Reconfiguration of Alfy Lord Tennison).
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Could what we have seen today be the start of a new business model for town?..
With the excellent work Woods and his staff are doing coupled with the success of the academy last year could it just be that bringing through these young starlet's through the academy and selling to bigger clubs be the way that GTFC finally have found the formula to have financial, commercial and footballing success?...


Simple answer is no.

The best way to profit from the youth setup is to get good players to play for you, then after helping the club to do well on the pitch, sell at a high fee when they’ve attracted serious interest.

As Bigdog and Maringer have pointed out we’ll probably get very little in terms of a guaranteed payment and it’s a long shot that the lad will get a long run in the first team. If he makes it at Championship level, we’ve been screwed considering what those clubs pay. If he doesn’t, we will get even less.


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