Jordan Willis... would you keep or sell??

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  1. steve82

    steve82 Well-Known Member

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    Makes you wonder about his foot injury.....
     
  2. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't mind selling, but only if we have a decent replacement lined up. If we haven't, will we able to replace him quickly enough before the end of the transfer window?
     
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    Not really, most clubs don't lie about that stuff?
    Willis continued to play when Rotherham were interested so I doubt he's throwing his dummy out the pram.
    It's just a foot injury.

    I would keep him, unless the valuation is met. He will compliment McDonald well, and we don't need to be rushing around for the last 3 weeks of the transfer window for another CB, as I doubt many if any good ones will be left.
     
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    I don't think we should sell. His valuation has probably gone down after relegation, and his replacement would most likely have to be a loan or a free transfer (someone with no preseason), whilst breaking up the Willis-McDonald partnership. We get promoted, he signs a new contract and his valuation goes up. He leaves on a 'free', we get compensation anyway. No deal.
     
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    covcity4life Well-Known Member

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    We finnaly assemble a squad for promotion a d bow some wsbt to sell?

    Replacing willis with a leagur 2 oaf is such short term thinking. Willis can help us in l2 and l1. I thibk robins knows this.

    If they want him stump up 500k minimum
     
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    Bradford are struggling to get a replacement because they are looking for a cheap option! So fair play to the city sticking by their valuation, too many clubs try to rob us of our players
     
  7. fatso

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    I'd sell, but only if MR can re invest in a dominant centre forward.
     
  8. fernandopartridge

    fernandopartridge Well-Known Member

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    He must be in on the conspiracy then as he tweeted or instagram to suggest he was looking forward to playing for us

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  9. Colin Steins Smile

    Colin Steins Smile Well-Known Member

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    I'd keep him, as with the good coach MR provides he will only get better. Unless someone offers a really big sum for him.
    We need a stable back 4 to get out this league.
     
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    How does that any sense? We'll sell a first choice CB and his replacement is a dominant centre forward?! As it stands, we only have 3 contracted CBs and one on non-contract terms. We have enough strikers for the time being.

    I'd only sell if a team was willing to pay well over the odds for him, 750k to 1m - which of course is nonsensical for a L2 CB in the last year of his contract...
     
  11. lifeskyblue

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    Must admit I'm not too worried either way as long as a) we get 500k + for him and b) we get in a commanding centre back to replace him.
    I like Willis but I don't think he progressed last season; whether he has reached his potential or whether he was poorly coached last season or whether his confidence was shot in a relegation side.


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  12. Otis

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    I agree with most on here. I only think we should sell if we can get in a decent replacement, but I would think that unlikely.

    Only way I can see it working here is if we sold him and that same club gave us a centre back in exchange, so cash plus player.
     
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    At least we could trust Bradford not to use us to get rid of a player that they don't want because of a lack of effort.....
     
  14. slowpoke

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    Would definitely keep him if we can. JW will be off eventually he's got better each season imo would be a star in any league one/two team
     
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    He played really well today until going off injured. Was really strong in the air. I don't think we would be able to replace him with a better player, or one with more potential.
     
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    the best game i've seen him play for us. He's very conscious the window is closing I would say
     
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    If you want promotion you keep your best players and Willis is one of those. If was Robins I'd try and keep him atleast until the January window when I reckon his value could soar.
    He scores goals too.
     
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    I like Willis. I think he's come on a lot and showed in his early days he would make a decent CB (never rated him st RB).

    That said if I was to compare our defence against Notts County with Hyam alongside McDonald and the one from yesterday of Willis and McDonald, I'd say V County we looked a better unit.

    Yesterday we were making mistakes too often early on.

    But then Tuesday Hyam and mcDonald played, and clearly we were poor defensively.

    So it makes me wonder; were we strong looking V County because we weren't tested enough?

    It's nice to have a number of options in our defence for a change :)
     
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    You also have to factor in this is the first time McDonald and Willis have played together isn't it.

    Will take a little time to gel.
     
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    I have complete faith in Robins getting a decent replacement if not better for any player that leaves.
     
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    Keep him.

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    I previously was on the sell side of things, believing he had defeat ingrained into his soul at this club. But maybe I was wrong. Perhaps it is as simple as playing with better players, albeit at a lower overall standard in L2. I guess, as a defender, if you spend most of your time on the back foot because the team is poor you'll eventually be exposed. Time will tell.
     
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    I'm still in the frame of mind if the right price is offered sell him, but only if that money can be reinvested. He's a year left and anything other than promotion he will likely leave on a free given there is still interest from the leagues above.

    I like him, I'd be happy for him to stay...he's quick and athletic and does the job. A lot depends on what the offered deal would be...

    But as MR has proved he's found 11 good signings on permanent deals so I'd trust he's a few targets on the white board to cover Willis departing given we'd be expecting interest for him from other clubs.
     
  24. I_Saw_Shaw_Score

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    Sell him.

    Get someone in who can play a decent portion of the season!
     
  25. skyblue93

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    Would keep him. Looked excellent yesterday before going off. Just got to keep him healthy.
     
  26. skybluegod

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    He played 46 games last season?
    Year before he got unlucky with one bad injury.
    Year before that he played 40 games?
    What a stupid comment.
     
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    Every player has a price, so if a team would pay the money we're asking, then sure. However, the team has got off to a good start so I wouldn't want to risk breaking the group up in anyway. So it would have to be a very good offer.
     
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    Sell sell sell
     
  29. wingy

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    He Is under contract so we can keep him.
    The question that needs asking is would he like a move?
    Heard a couple of things last season suggesting a move would be desirable.
     
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    Such as?
     
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    I'm not gonna go into detail but I work with someone who's connected to his family.
     
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    But wasn't County the first time we'd seen Hyman and McDonald together?.......
     
  33. Otis

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    Didn't they both play in some of the friendlies?

    Also meant in terms of Willis not even training and therefore not having chance to work together.
     
  34. Nick

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    Willis played on friendlies too
     
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    I'd keep him for sure but his heading scares the shit out of me sometimes, often seems like he's heading a balloon not a footy when it drops 5 yards away.
     

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