Whiskyman wrote:Towie wrote:
I don’t know what the offers were even if we made an offer, neither do you. But if I know a club wants to sell a player I’m going to test the water with a low offer first.
I can see both points of view here. I'm sure we've all had insurance renewal quotes that we thought took the piss and when we've phoned up to cancel have been told let me see what I can do, and magically the quote is reduced. Often very significantly. You are right in saying you never lead with your best offer, but equally you have to be in the ballpark area. Or, like I'm sure we've all done to insurance companies, you get told to take a hike and are not seen as someone to do business with.
Good negotiation is a skilled art. Daniel Levy is very good at it apparently. We desperately need someone who is a good, skilled negotiator to take charge of transfer dealings, ins and outs, because frankly the dwarf has repeatedly shown he is unfit for that purpose.
The dwarf applies a 'Petticoat Lane Market' approach to football transfer dealings. It's in his DNA, he just can't help himself and knows no other way.