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Re: Kallum Watkins.
Post Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:19 am
Posted by red_death on Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:19 am
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To me he's clearly not fit or fully recovered, but if he does recover (and that is a big "if"!) then someone is going to get a bargain by the sounds of it. He's still young enough to make a full recover and even though he's been massively over-rated at times, he's still a very good player when fit.
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Post Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:33 am
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I'd take him...if we could afford him.
Westwood Atkins and Goodwin contracts might cover his wage.

Theres only Wire Catalan and Toronto or the NRL with sure clout....
While out of them, only Wire have enough depth to take the risk and it not to have anything more than a graze upon that current campaign.
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Post Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:24 pm
Posted by karetaker on Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:24 pm
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Today’s trade papers can’t remember which one it is in quotes KF has saying we not interested.
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Post Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:22 pm
Posted by Big Ask on Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:22 pm
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Huge difference in value when you compare what he was with what he is now. The gamble is what he could be in the future.

With unlimited funds and no cap then it’s purely a financial risk but with the salary cap it’s a much greater risk if the costs are close to marquee level
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Post Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:16 pm
Posted by Jack Napier on Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:16 pm
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Big Ask wrote:
With unlimited funds and no cap then it’s purely a financial risk but with the salary cap it’s a much greater risk if the costs are close to marquee level


And that's why it's be a no for me if we were interested.

Having dead salary on the cap would cause big issues.
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:04 am
Posted by CW8 on Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:04 am
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He is a massive gamble, no doubt he would be a good player for whoever he signs for but, he won't come on the cheap and so is a big salary cap gamble IMO.

Despite being one of Leeds best players they don't think it's worth the gamble. He has been very unlucky with injury but hasn't come back the same unfortunately. Watkins of 3 years ago would be a no brainer for any side.
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:49 am
Posted by rubber duckie on Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:49 am
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I wouldn't say a massive gamble. The fella is playing again and recovering form.
I'd say without a transfer fee, there could be a bargain.
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Posted by CW8 on Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:35 pm
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rubber duckie wrote:
I wouldn't say a massive gamble. The fella is playing again and recovering form.
I'd say without a transfer fee, there could be a bargain.


What I mean is its likely anybody would have to pay him what he was worth and not what he is currently worth. There is quite a big performance gap in that. It's a gamble that he will get back to what he was, from an England fan point of view I really hope he does. I wouldn't exactly put my house on it though.
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:51 pm
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CW8 wrote:
What I mean is its likely anybody would have to pay him what he was worth and not what he is currently worth. There is quite a big performance gap in that. It's a gamble that he will get back to what he was, from an England fan point of view I really hope he does. I wouldn't exactly put my house on it though.

If he got back to 85%-90% of his best for...he'd still be international material.
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Posted by CW8 on Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:54 pm
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I agree but would he still be worth 100% of a near marquee wage? That's what Leeds seem to have decided against. That said they need a lot of cap space to rebuild.
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