Dyche wants more for Mariappa

No deal for Mariappa
Watford manager Sean Dyche has mocked Newcastle United’s bid for Adrian Mariappa and insists that he is looking for ten times what our reported initial bid was.

Newcastle had a bid rejected believed to be in the region of £750,000, so using some very rough mathematics I make ten times that amount to be £7.5m.

Dyche went on the attack in wake of Newcastle’s bid for the 25-year-old and claims that his agent is trying to unsettle the player and force the move through. Watford currently sit in 18th place in the Championship just six point clear of the relegation zone.

“I could not tell you how far away from our valuation it is. My son has enough in his moneybox and I am not very rich. If clubs at our level are helping to develop players it is only fair the big clubs with all the money respect that,” said Dyche.

Dyche continued: “Unfortunately as you often get, the offer is nowhere near the valuation of players. That is the awkward side of the game now. We know certain teams will try to affect our players but we are not in a position where we have to sell.”



“Two or three years ago we were, when we sold Tommy Smith and Mike Williamson. If that price reaches a certain level then a club like us will have to do it.”

“Rather than tickling us with offers which are nowhere near the player’s worth, to try to provoke a reaction from us, we do not need to accept the first bid that comes along.”

“When you think about Conor Wickham being sold for £7.5m, and Matt Mills going to Leicester for £5.5m, that’s the going rate for players moving in and around our division, and we have to pitch in accordingly.”

If Dyche is looking for the kind of prices paid for Wickham and Mills he’ll be sorely disappointed. One has potential and was being watched by a lot of clubs while the other was a former England U18 and U19 player and was signed by Leicester to be their new Captain. They have a bit of pedigree.

Mariappa doesn’t. At 25 he isn’t going to improve a great deal. He doesn’t have much Premier League experience and he’s never exactly been sought after. He’s not even a top Championship name.

I sincerely hope we don’t go in for him again. Watford want far too much for him so I very much doubt we will make another bid anyway, but the fact is that there are plenty of other players in the “Mariappa” category that we could go after.

Now I suggest it’s time we do so!

About toonsy

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65 thoughts on “Dyche wants more for Mariappa

  1. Agreed with your sentiments Toonsy. Not a lot else to say, except Dyche is clearly mental if he thinkf Mariappa is worth a penny over £1m.

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  2. will be dissapointed if we get marriappa!! another perch?? we need a center half with experience … hes a gamble

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  3. Winds me up this – dyche needs a reality check.
    Just wants all the media he can attain. Reject the bid dont tell the whole world about it mate no one cares 🙄

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  4. Just annoys me that he is quoting Wickham and so on. Completely different. Why the fuck should he even consider “pitching in” at that level?

    Bitching in more like…

    It’s like saying that every player we sell must be “pitched in” at the same level as the Andy Carroll deal!

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  5. £7.5 for this clown, £300k less than we paid for Cabaye and Tiote… 🙄

    Where these fizzy pop clubs get off asking so much for their players ffs, Wham asking £8m for tomkins who was out of his depth last season in the top flight when Vertonghans being touted at the same ammount, £10m for Zaha when we bought Cisse with his pedigree for less…

    fuck off

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  6. Think we should just look for a loan cover meself put the money out the way til the summer,always a bad time to buy in this window every1 wants top dollar for players that arnt worth it.

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  7. Mind you, I think Marianne Papa is shite anyway so I’m secretly pleased that Dyche is getting his panties in a twist over this.

    If wants examples, why not look at Maynard? Much better player for £2.5m 😕

    Championship clubs are starting to greedy. Yes there are a few players who are worth money, but there is an awful lot who aren’t. Marriane Papa is one of them.

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  8. Cover for centre back til the summer and i would be happy to see the window shut.But still have a sneaky feeling cissko might happen yet as his club needs the dosh

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  9. I think if we sign a defender its someone we have not heard of or been linked with. 😀

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  10. What a dyche bag, couldn’t resist.we got tiote for 3.5 million this guy plays for watford who are near the bottom of the championship. sorry but there are better younger players out there. m’biwa 5 million french international.

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  11. Alex
    January 25, 2012 at 11:53

    “What a dyche bag”

    😆 😆 😆 😆

    I wish I used that as a headline! 😎

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  12. To be honest dont look like any1 thinks we missing out on something special in Mariappa lmao 😆

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  13. …wish I had 750 grand in my money box.

    Dyche needs to smell the coffee, just because other clubs get conned into paying over the odds for players doesn’t mean everyone should, even the Watford fans value him at 3 or 4m. It’s fairly evident we ain’t no mugs, tight I suppose. Although he’s the right age, and exactly what we need playing at CB and RB, I think this is a non-starter.

    I’m expecting us to sign someone else I’ve never heard of, and more than likely someone the press haven’t caught wind of either.

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  14. Ravel morrison back on the cards apparently; id forgotten about him.
    Dont want him and do we need him 😕

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  15. Toonsy, just a small suggestion as to presentation of the blog. At the top right it says ‘Howdy’ 😐 Shouldnt this say Yalreet or Hiyah, or something geordie. ❓

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  16. How ironic hes not sure of mariappa will be there end of jan…drumming up bids i wonder?

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  17. So if any sees a secrity core van on there travels 😯 dint worry probally Sean Dyche kid on the way to the bank with his money box 😆

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  18. TAE – I wanna know how big his kids moneybox is! I reckon he is gonna get pasted off the lunch money bullies for the forseeable 😆

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  19. …I’m sure that’s what’s going on [email protected] – he’s probably resigned to him leaving now, and just wants as much as possible. To be fair to him, all clubs do it. We wouldn’t sell Carroll for 28m 😯 😆

    B1G STEVE, I think that’s the default greeting for Word Press blogs, probably not easy to change, although ‘Y’alreet’ would be better.

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  20. toonsy

    you can still use it mate haha there will be more articles regarding this I’m sure 😆 . Lee ryder thinks we are in negations for zaha btw. not a fan myself.

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  21. Rodz – 😆 I can see it now

    *Dyche’s Son walk into the front room all beaten and blue*

    Dyche: “Good day Son?”
    Son: “Not really Dad. I got beat up again.”
    Dyche: “It wasn’t over that piggybank comment again was it lad?”
    Son: “What do you think!”
    Dyche: “Look, you’re 33 now, isn’t it about time you stood up for yourself”

    😆 😆 😆

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  22. Haha made me chuckle that Alex. A loan seems like it could be sensible, hopefully Saylor will be up and running for the start of next season, go back in for Pieters in the summer?

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  23. @34 😆

    …if I was Dyche’s son I’d be demanding to see the proof regarding his quotes, otherwise I’d sue. 😎

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  24. Toonsy – this is the problem with very average players being sold for far more than they are worth. In fairness, we have benefit from it in the past (Carroll being a perfect example).
    I think our offer was fair for this lad, certainly not worth more than £1m.
    I say put this one to bed and move on to the next one, I’m sure Pardew hasn’t identified this lad as the missing piece to his jigsaw of success.

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  25. Toonsy at least that puts away the krul rumour? Surely we wouldnt get rid if we sell forster too?

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  26. i think this is typical of how we do our business nowadays. create a smoke screen by bidding too low for a player we arent really interested in, and let the media get all over it. then we nip off abroad and pick up a bargain!! makes sense, and i prefer it.
    we are probably tying up deals for freebies in the summer as well, as i believe there are a number of good players available for free this summer – douglas @ twente, hoilett @ b’burn etc.

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  27. Rambo – There are loads of quality player available in the summer. Barnetta is another for example. Not only that, but a lot more player will be approaching the last 12 months of their deals, like Vertonghen and Pieters etc etc.

    It’s NUFC bargain basement heaven 😎 😆

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  28. LIAM SOUTHERN TOON
    go for it if the price was between 3 and 4 😆 10 is just way to much of a risk 😯

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  29. toonsy – we have seen with demba as well that you dont need to spend money on class players, you might have to pay them a higher wage but so what. demba is now worth surely 20mill minimum. good business for the club again.
    i dont know much about barnetta, apart from we have been linked with him for what seems like forever. probably a good squad player as he can fill several positions.
    i think this summer will see us clear out the crap, and replace with more than able squad players who are younger, cheaper, and hungrier!

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  30. Yohan Benalouane. see this fellas back on the cards, hes likely if ben afra been talking to the boss about him 😆

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  31. [email protected], I would’ve thought any ‘team building’ exercises by the club would be compulsory? I suppose it depends which was organised first, Tenerife or Barfa fondling the French FA’s balls.

    I can’t see Mariappa being allowed to leave Watford this window anyway, they could be relegated without him. It’s probably just his agent getting his name out there for the summer.

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  32. Anyone on here who ever wanted Erdinç??? He just went to Rennes on a free transfer, werent we linked with him for £5-6m???. Anyway we got Cisse who I suspect is much much much better. And for this “dyche-bag”, as alex so eloquently put it, I only have one word – tsk!

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  33. …I think the main issue with Erdinç was that he never really wanted to leave France. We probably enquired about him once then gave up – followed by the usual regurgitated waffle.

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  34. Don’t forget Junior Hoilett is out of contract in the summer. if we’re looking for a pacey winger/forward he should be our primary target

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  35. Who the feck are Watford anyway that they should think they all that . Isn’t this the team that currently sit in 18th place! ,that must mean they got a great defensive line up. This blokes a complete twat if he thinks he’s gonna win hardball with Ashley 😆

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