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Scotland & Gomez - Who Do You Think You Are?

Former Swansea City players Jason Scotland and Jordi Gomez have both told the press that they hope and want Ferrie Bodde to leave the Swans and join them at Wigan Athletic.

Before I continue, this is not a typical Vital Swansea story, where we include the quotes and more detail, but rather a rant at some of our former staff.

Well thanks guys, first of all, Roberto Martinez leaves us, then he takes the entire backroom staff with him, including a superb chief scout in Kevin Reeves. Then, he takes our top goalscorer with him - Jason Scotland and Espanyol loanee Jordi Gomez follows.

You'd think that was bad enough. We're struggling at the moment with some of our key players missing, one of them being Ferrie Bodde.

Martinez wants to take another one of our star players and Gomez and Scotland are joining in the act and hoping that Ferrie joins them up North. Simply put, it's a lack of respect for a club who've made their careers. Scotland's dream move to the Premiership has come about thanks to a successful two seasons with the Swans while Jordi Gomez would still be struggling to find first team opportunities at Espanyol.

By the way, this was a story printed in the Western Mail, need I say more. I'm sure that that biased rag is hoping we lose another one of our star players and our struggle continues.

I won't go on, and neither will I include their quotes, what's the point.

What puzzles me though, is why Martinez is looking to pay millions for a player that two years ago he bought for next to nothing. Surely with his scout, and European network he'd find talent at a far lower cost, not that I actually care of course.

Before you say, bitter? No. Just annoyed that Scotland and Gomez are joining in the act and hope we lose another one of our best players, and that the Western Mail make a story out of it. I don't wish to dwell on Martinez's decision to leave us, we've moved on now and look forward now to a new era with Paulo Sousa.

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Date:Thursday August 20 2009

Time: 12:30PM

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It might sound bitter and I'm dwelling on Martinez leaving, I'm not, I couldn't care less. But it annoys me to see Scotland and Gomez joining in Martinez's wicked attempts to take more of our best players. And the fact that the Western Mail print ***** like this
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20/08/2009 12:34:00

The whole article is just another poor attempt to stir some s**t on our expense and if quotes by Scotland and Gomez are genuine. Anyway, Huw Jenkinks gave us an excellent insight today on how deals are being done with Premiership clubs and here we can see that Wigan are buying players for the virtual money because they lack funds some much that they have to stretch the installments over two or even three seasons. They don't have 4M to pay for Martinez and Scotland straight and they think Jenkins would accept another 4 or 5M on a we'll-pay-you-as-soon-as-we-can-but-you-can-trust-our-word basis? How pathetic...
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20/08/2009 13:17:00

It's bit of poor show - but all the reporter has to ask one of them is 'would you like to play with Ferrie Bodde again' and if they reply yes, and why wouldn't they?, then an article writes itself.
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20/08/2009 14:34:00

Monies up front or ***** off
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20/08/2009 14:49:00

yea they asked them that after they bid for him, but they could say something better like, yes i'd like to play with him again but he's a swansea city player now etc.
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20/08/2009 14:52:00

I understand they've asked the 2 former Swansea players about Bodde because they've played with him but they could have been a bit more respectful, rather than calling out for Bodde to leave us and join them at Wigan. And why the EP and Western Mail are reporting this I don't know, anything to make a bloody story, that's why I just refused to include their quotes.
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20/08/2009 15:04:00

they are all wan**rs.
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20/08/2009 16:34:00

Yes, these two players have short memories. If we hadn't picked them up and put them in the spotlight who knows where they'd be now. I have no problem with Scotland leaving, I was a big fan of his and thought he'd done brilliantly for us (Gomez wasn't our player so same doesn't apply) but they obviously have no respect for this club , it's directors or it's fans.
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20/08/2009 17:38:00

The timing stinks. Considering the on going contract negotiations with Ferrie Bodde. He only has to say he's not signing a new deal for neqotiations with Wigan to be pushed forward.
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20/08/2009 17:41:00

Martinez Is Pis**** Me OF nOW
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25/08/2009 14:46:00


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