muirinhoMid Sussex Royal There's a lot being about massive long term contracts on this thread; apart from Moore (recently) and probably Aluko who exactly?
Swift and I believe Kelly were offered extended deals a year ago which were entirely justified based on their performances during the play off season.
Yiadom was given a 4 year contract - bet nobody is complaining about that one.
McCleary got a 3 and a half year contract in January 2017 - but half a season of that was overlapping the contract he already had. So really it was a 3 year contract.
Can't think of anybody else tbh
Edit: Mo Barrow also has a 4 year contract.
It's not just long contracts, it's foolish contracts.
McCleary getting that length of contract with his injury record at that point, which has only got worse, was stupid.
Kermorgant getting an extension before he'd returned fully from injury was stupid.
Moore getting a big new contract is questionable depending on how it affects his wages.
Even Yiadom's is foolish... he just got relegated with Barnsley, he could easily have failed here and we'd be stuck with him.
I don't think we should hand out contracts for four years to anyone on average or above wages, or over the age of 25. Or give anyone options to get an automatic year extension. We should have learnt our lessons with the likes of Roberts, Pogrebnyak, and Drenthe.
How much did McClearly, Harriott, Quinn and Kermorgant cost us last season? And for what? The square root of oxf*rd all.