JB has pretty much stated unequivocally that it is all about getting the most amount of money he can.Botman wrote: ↑July 1, 2020, 1:10 pmThat was never going to transpire because its now evidently clear the dogs don't even want to match that offer, least of all beat it.
You can guess what might have happened if the Dogs decided to offer 5-10% more but that's all it would, a guess. In the hypothetical you've laid out I would hope if the difference was marginal, he'd stay but maybe he would have left? I dont know.
His position was, he and his representation felt clubs were going to offer substantially more than we were willing to offer, not marginally, so the course of action taken and the bridges burnt were done so with that mind frame.
And given the way this actually played out, in that by the time the offer did come down from Canterbury, we'd already pulled our offer. So i dont feel like i can say what he'd have done if the Dogs came to the party with our offer firm, and came in with 5-10% more.
And i dont think what he's doing now is instructive to that hypothetical, because the situations are wildly different imo.
What i do know is he's not making a decision to take a marginal offer over our offer, because we had pulled our offer long before he got the dogs offer.
The club made an offer of 750k, which was met with "getting closer".
At that time of that offer I think it is a stronger guess to assume that there was some level of interest from other parties to go higher than that. If the best that was being offered elsewhere was 665k (the approximate value of the current Dogs offer), then I am sure he would have re-signed with us at the time, rather than engaging in fanciful talk of securing 950k.
The fact he didn't surely tells you that there was some interest elsewhere which had his attention, and likely it was in that "marginal upgrade" territory.
I think it is far more likely that Dogs were toying with 750-800k and then when they saw suitors pulling the pin/his second surgery being announced, they went all the way back down to 665k or so.
And if the above is true, which I believe it is, then it also suggests that JB was certainly interested in moving elsewhere for a few extra K. And cue the questions about his character.