Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Players and Agents, who do you blame when a player wants out Watch

    • TSR Support Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    So when a player suddenly wants a move, who do you feel to blame?. Is it the player simply getting his head turned or is it the agent trying to get more money?. Is it a situation where the player has instructed his agent to find a better deal?
    • TSR Support Team
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Rock Fan)
    So when a player suddenly wants a move, who do you feel to blame?. Is it the player simply getting his head turned or is it the agent trying to get more money?. Is it a situation where the player has instructed his agent to find a better deal?
    It's 90% agents. Parasitic freeloaders the lot of them.
    • TSR Support Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    (Original post by sr90)
    It's 90% agents. Parasitic freeloaders the lot of them.
    Suppose it is because they pocket quite a bit of the money, mind you reading the other day one youngster from Villa has just ditched his agent.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Its an agents job to try to get players more money. Even if a player has little to no intention of leaving, the agent sounding out other options is important for the players to gauge their market value for negotiating their next contract.

    I would always blame the player. Ultimately agents work for the player, and no player has to take what their agent offers them. Whether the players has told their agent to sort a move away or whether the agent shows them a mega offer out of the blue, no move happens unless the player wants a move.

    I think the whole 'having his head turned' thing is giving players a degree of naivety that doesn't exist in reality.
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    19
    I dont blame either. The motivation could come from either or both. Players and agents have different personalities.
    Agents want to get the most money for their client and themselves, which can amount to millions. No reason for them to think about team loyalties.
    Players sometimes want enjoyment and to win things but its a short life and they also need to make as much money as possible.

    Some people are motivated by money more than others. You have a family to think of. If you get offered the eyewatering amounts from China then I can see easily why some would go. Very few players win anything and as there are such a lot of foreign players then they have less feeling of loyalty since they have no local connection. makes someone like Gerrard as a one club player pretty unique.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

This forum is supported by:
Updated: February 6, 2017
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Will you be richer or poorer than your parents?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.