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Zombies getting all excited that we "released" as many players. Be begging for the blue pound and offering them 2 stands back apparently. Never mind that most were loan players and only 1st team regular is choosing to leave after being offered a contract. Brain dead. 

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10 hours ago, killiead78 said:

10 hours ago, killiead78 said:

Zombies getting all excited that we "released" as many players. Be begging for the blue pound and offering them 2 stands back apparently. Never mind that most were loan players and only 1st team regular is choosing to leave after being offered a contract. Brain dead. 

meanwhile they have no such worries as they are going to sign Hagi Jr for £5m

The Scottish media do write some of the best satire to be found anywhere these days. 

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Mixing it with the European elite again: xD

Rangers ramp up transfer push as they join Arsenal and Juventus at 250-team signing summit

The Premiership side will be in attendance at the TransferRoom conference on Thursday.

Rangers will be represented at a virtual transfer summit of more than 250 clubs as the Ibrox side aim to further bolster their signing strategy ahead of the new season.

The Premiership side will be in attendance at the TransferRoom conference on Thursday as some of European football's biggest clubs meet to discuss deals online ahead of the forthcoming window.

Rangers' sporting director Ross Wilson revealed earlier this week how he and manager Steven Gerrard have been working tirelessly to prepare for a signing season unlike any other amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Record Sport understands Ross County will also be represented at the summit while former Rangers captain and coach David Weir will be attending on behalf of Brighton - where he currently serves as the club's loans manager.

TransferRoom operates as an online marketplace where teams can discuss moves and has facilitated over 350 transfers since 2017, with a significant meet-up held in Barcelona last year.

Meetings will take place in the morning before the virtual summit will get underway at 2.00pm and continue to 6.00pm with the likes of Arsenal, Juventus and Schalke watching on.

Transferoom chief Jonas Ankersen believes the forward-thinking decision heading up clubs means the latest meet-up will be a success despite the challenges clubs are facing.

He said: “The market was in ‘sleep mode’ for a while as clubs had no clarity on how and if their league was going to resume.

“Many leagues have now achieved that clarity, and as a consequence we have seen a big spike in activity on the platform.

“Football is a relationship-driven industry, but because of the travel restrictions clubs have not been able to meet and connect as they have been used to. However, the need and the wish to connect throughout the ecosystem is still there.

“The sport often has a reputation for being conservative and old school, but today there are a lot of progressive sporting directors who are really making technology a core part of their transfer operation."

And the decision for Rangers to attend reinforces Wilson's message to explore every avenue in the search for new talent.

He told talkSPORT: "We are working on other things, we are keeping a close eye on the market.

 

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-transfer-news/rangers-ramp-up-transfer-push-22129774

 

will Killie be represented?

 

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Prahakillie said:

However, the need and the wish to connect throughout the ecosystem is still there.

Interesting choice of words

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4 hours ago, Prahakillie said:

Rangers will be represented at a virtual transfer summit of more than 250 clubs as the Ibrox side aim to further bolster their signing strategy ahead of the new season.

I'll be honest this sounds a bit like the bit at the end of Taken when all the private bidders are trying to buy the daughter

....think they'll have Morelos cutting about a stage touting for the money they need?

"Dancing for Money" to use their singer of choice :D 

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On 6/3/2020 at 3:48 PM, dasboag said:

I'll be honest this sounds a bit like the bit at the end of Taken when all the private bidders are trying to buy the daughter

....think they'll have Morelos cutting about a stage touting for the money they need?

"Dancing for Money" to use their singer of choice :D 

Tina is probably in better shape now than Toad Face who will have been sitting around scoffing burgers since lockdown started

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They proposing an a) and b) team for the twisted sisters?. They can get tae f**k in my opinion. If you not happy in Scotland then feck off. So their scum fans will get even more opportunity to coz mayhem. No no no!!!!

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4 hours ago, Shropshire_killie said:

They proposing an a) and b) team for the twisted sisters?. They can get tae f**k in my opinion. If you not happy in Scotland then feck off. So their scum fans will get even more opportunity to coz mayhem. No no no!!!!

Colt teams doesnt benefit anyone outwith the parent club. 

I fail to see how this improves the overall landscape. 

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More info on the transfer room speed dating:

Premier League clubs turn to online dating methods in the transfer market

Transfer Room is being used by 13 clubs in the English top flight, as well as others from around the world, to conduct business in a coronavirus-affected environment

For a few frantic hours last Thursday, executives from 250 clubs across five continents were immersed in the world of online speed dating. Every 10 minutes a fresh encounter would start. Small talk would be made. An understanding be reached. Perhaps even a deal struck. Then a button would be pressed and the whole process would start again. All the business was conducted without an agent in sight.

Thirteen Premier League clubs were involved, including Arsenal, Everton, and Brighton. “You get a 10-minute slot. That’s it. Then, bang, on to the next one,” explains Dan Ashworth, the Brighton technical director, who says he and his colleagues Paul Winstanley and David Weir wracked up 45 virtual meetings with other clubs in four hours.

A button comes up to press for your next meeting and you’re straight into it,” he says. “Before each meeting we’ll have a look at some of the players that you might be interested in from that club – they will do the same with you. It’s a great way of improving your contact base and being really time efficient, and just getting to speak to a lot of clubs.”

The summit was the latest to be held under the auspices of the online player trading platform Transfer Room, which allows clubs to make transfer and loan deals online. The message to those clubs from Jonas Ankersen, its founder and chief executive, is seductive: they can take back control when it comes to transfers. The pitch seems to be working: more than 500 clubs are involved, paying a monthly subscription of £165 to £2,500 depending on whether they are League Two level or in the Champions League.

The site lets clubs see which players are available and to gather information by direct message – without the often tortuous and expensive process of going through agents and intermediaries. The first deal on the platform was for £3m in 2017, between two Championship clubs, and Ankersen is expecting well over 100 more this summer.

“The big benefit is that some deals can go faster,” says the Dynamo Dresden sports director, Kristian Walter, who described the site as a “quiet revolution”.

“You don’t have to contact three, four or five agents. You can go straight to the club. If I need a player and I don’t have direct contact with the club the agent has the power. He will say: ‘I will try to work on the deal but I need this and this.’ You cannot save the agent fee in the end, but the contact between the clubs will save some money.”

You cannot blame them, either. Last year, a Fifa report found more than half a billion pounds was spent on agents and intermediaries involved in international transfers – an increase of almost 20% on 2018. “I see how keen clubs are on taking back control in the transfer market,” says Ankersen. “I see that clubs want to be more in charge and they will be a lot more dominating on the market in the future.”

When the sporting directors were not discussing deals on Thursday another topic repeatedly came up: how different the transfer market will look this summer after the devastating blow of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although predictions varied, the Feyenoord director of football, Frank Arnesen, was not alone in his assessment that there could be a fall in fees by as much as 25%-30%.

“If your club has money in the next transfer window, it will be great for business,” he says. “But most of the clubs haven’t because of the pandemic. At Feyenoord we have 300 people – it’s difficult to tell them you have had to reduce your income, only to then buy this player and that player. For me it is very important to re‑sign the players that are out of contract. If we can do that we will be strong. But we will probably only bring in two or three loan players, because we can’t spend a lot of money.”

Arnesen, who was previously at Tottenham and Chelsea, raised another pertinent point. “Everyone is hoping things will be back to normal in a year’s time but it will be interesting to see how long it will take for football to recover,” he says. “Owners of many clubs own big companies and a lot of them will have lost money. Sponsorship, tickets and TV income is not there any more at the same level. So maybe it will be longer than everyone thinks.”

But Ivan Kepcija, the sporting director of Hajduk Split, says the disruption may help smarter clubs with less money to progress up the pyramid quicker than they otherwise may have done. “We hope the big leagues will continue spending as planned because from them it trickles down to clubs like ours,” he says. “But if the owner of a top club is financially hit in his personal business that may well affect his team. So you might see some powerhouses going down, some mid-level clubs emerging to be in the top standings.

“You will maybe see clubs that have good recruitment practices and are savvy, and have worked on the markets, improved as a result. It will be a big transition for some and this will be an opportunity for smaller clubs to rise up.”

The Rangers sporting director, Ross Wilson, says it is too early to make predictions. “We are in such an uncertain place, the only thing we can guarantee is that things will be different. Transfer fees, wages and agents’ fees will go down – we can see that already. It is a very different market place than it was four months ago.”

Walter hopes the events of the past few months will make football’s powerbrokers reset the relationship with supporters and reassess the game’s place in wider society.

“The corona pandemic is a good chance for all the clubs to focus on what football really is,” he says. “Because it has become more a business: about money, money, money. That is OK to an extent but some of the financial payments almost now come from another universe. A player can be transferred to a country for €200m but in that same city there are people that cannot even buy food. It is simply crazy.”

But with the Premier League back next week Ashworth is preferring to remain optimistic. “The industry has taken a big hit. But I don’t think it is going to be quite as bad as people first thought maybe four or five weeks ago.

“And if any group is going to benefit from this it will probably be young players because I do think there’ll be more opportunities to go and play as teams probably try to adjust.”

What will that new reality look like? “Clubs will probably run with slightly smaller squads,” he says. “There will be less money in the game. Less money for transfer fees, for agents fees, for salaries and wages. That’s for sure. There has to be because we’ve all taken a hit. But we’re doing our best to crack on and try to prepare for every eventuality.”

With that Ashworth says goodbye. After all he had another date to keep.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jun/07/premier-league-clubs-turn-to-online-dating-methods-in-the-transfer-market

 

 

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