Friday, 3 July 2009
Make Him Neill And Beg!
There's a great little scene in "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" where the Ugly one starts negotiating to buy a gun. The gunsmith says $50 dollars, then drops to $30 then to $20, then suddenly says $50, $100, $200 and finally, "That's all I have". His product has been pointed against his temple and the negotiation positions have been reversed.
Well, Luckless Neill has shot himself in the foot by turning down our initial contract offer and walking away from the club. He expected a host of other clubs to be falling over themselves to sign him, not realising that his lack of pace has been noted by every manager in the Premiership and even, it appears, as far away as Greece.
Now, if I was in the negotiation, I would delight in saying, "We offered you £40k a week last time so now we are offering 30. Delay 24 hours and it goes down to 25, delay another 24 hours and it's down to 20. You want a pen? Well ask nicely. On your knees!"
Well, with Zola in charge, why shouldn't we have a rerun of the most famous spaghetti Western of them all?
Posted by Hammersfan at 14:28