Cliff and Mark hit back at Wigan as the new striker clue is translated

5 Aug

With the Adam Forshaw – Wigan Athletic rumours still rife yesterday, the top brass at Brentford turned to social media to hit back. Whilst the club site led with ‘official news’ such as player interviews and ticket updates, Twitter was very much the place to be as Chairman Cliff Crown, chief Executive Mark Devlin and Club owner Matthew Benham all added their own voices to the current transfer stories that have been doing the rounds.

Cliff was the first to jump, responding directly to a ‘Last Word’ piece looking at the current Forshaw situation. He noted that, “Its yet another example of a playing field that isn’t level! Wigan have EPL parachute payments to help fund moves like this!

This wasn’t all, though. When asked that the club stand firm over this one, Cliff continued in positive form. “We will- the only thing I can promise you is that we will do everything we can to keep him

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 Thanks for reading and all your comments over the course of the season. For now, I need to make more space on the site for any follow up. However, ‘close season’ will continue in full, further along.

7 Responses to “Cliff and Mark hit back at Wigan as the new striker clue is translated”

  1. Richard Smith August 5, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    It’s not Trotta. I think it’ll be Jimmy Greenhoof

  2. wiganeramc August 5, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    Wow. 11 million for someone who hasn’t proved himself above the championship? Comparing him to one of the top scorers in the championship is a bit daft too wouldn’t you think?

    Never known a club to be so oblivious to football being a business. If he wants to leave why keep him? Not only are you denying him a chance to better himself you are keeping a player who no longer wants to be there. That can’t be healthy for the rest of the squad. Take the money and move on.

    • nickbruzon August 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm #

      Nothing daft about quality. And clearly Uwe thinks so otherwise he wouldn’t be coming back in for him again.
      Football is a business – absolutely. Couldn’t agree with you more on that one. But the club oblivious to it is , presumably, Wigan.

      They have every right to bid for a player but, equally, we have every right to turn it down if this is well below the valuation of somebody with two years left on his contract. What sort of business would let a prize asset go after the first below-par bid?

      I’m not sure Adam has actually said he wants to leave. Nor has he submitted any transfer request.

      And I certainly wouldn’t agree that a sideways move to Wigan is bettering himself – when you consider he is already Premiership quality.

      We’ll see what happens though. The only thing for sure is that he will play for England one day

      • wiganeramc August 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

        Sideways move? Not even sure you believe that.

        If we are well within our rights to bid why do you, your manager and your chairman all feel gravely upset by it?

        So from you comments you genuinely think he is of the same ilk as the top goal scorer in the championship? You are either a wind up merchant or have no clue about football.

      • malbee August 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

        wigan championship club so definitly a sideways move and not inspiring one wigan will always be well just little not so old wigan

  3. wiganeramc August 6, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    We are in the same league I will give you that. However that is like saying spurs is a sideways move from Burnley.

    Double the amount of fans, better squad, better facilities, more trophies, more chance of promotion. The only worry he will have is getting a game.

    • malbee August 7, 2014 at 9:34 pm #

      Burnley any day than those toss pots should be interesting games when we play you, you might not be pleasantly loving winding so called big time charlies up

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