Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

No Bangoura... No Pay!

No Bangoura... No Pay!

Stoke City have revealed that AWOL striker, Sam Bangoura has not been paid since he didn't turn up for pre-season training.

Bangoura, signed from Standard Liege last August for a club record fee of �900,000 has not contacted the club and other than his agent citing 'personal problems' they have no idea where he is.

Chief Executive, Tony Scholes told the Sentinel that fans should not be concerned that he is costing the club money. The club stopped his salary at the start of July but are concerned that he is playing a game to reduce any transfer fee the club may be prepared to accept: 'We have to at least be aware of the possibility that third parties are involved in this matter with the intention of reducing the value of the player. But we will not allow this club to be undermined or held to any kind of ransom in this way.'
Continuing: 'If this is their intention, let me assure them Sammy is going nowhere for less than what we believe his value is. We will not sell him on the cheap. This behaviour is a disgraceful snub to the club, his team-mates and our supporters. What we now want is for Sammy to come back, to explain himself, begin training again and try to earn back the respect he has lost.
'We have sought advice, and we can stop paying him, but still retain his registration so he cannot play for another club. I will listen to any justification he has, but I can't think of anything justifying his failure to even contact us. His behaviour is a disgrace and totally disrespectful.'

I believe that this is the correct course for the club to take. If we're not paying him, then the only problem is that we have an expensive asset on our books that we're not able to get any benefit from. But if we were to sell him cheap then we'll have to take a loss. If we're going to take a loss, let's make sure that it also hits Bangoura where it hurts as well - in the pocket. Several months (or even up to two years) without pay should concentrate the mind of even the most wayward of players.

Do you agree with the club's action? Have your say below or on our forum.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Monday July 31 2006
Time: 1:36PM

Comments

0
Just sell him.you be makin money from his wages you aint payin him which will put the transfer fee down.
matty17x
31/07/2006 14:20:00
0
WHAT'S HE LIKE ? HE SEEMS A BIT OF A PRIMA DONNA !!!!!!!!!!!!
monty zumas
02/08/2006
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Staged or Real?

Recent Stoke City Articles

Positive Butland Results

Jack Butland hasn't suffered a major setback, his injury scare ahead of the U23 game with Reading will only see the Stoke keeper sidelined for up to 10 days.

Roma And Inter Milan Rival Stoke For Berahino

Stoke tried to sign Berahino from West Brom last summer. Hughes landed Bony on loan from Manchester City but the Potters are still interested, facing a battle with Roma and Inter Milan.

Vital View - Premier League, 3rd-5th December 2016

Chelsea's win against Manchester City keeps them at the top ahead of Arsenal now. Swansea, Hull and Sunderland are the sides that remain in the bottom three.

Muniesa In Team Of The Week (6/12/16)

Stoke City are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Barker
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Burnley MotM
Suggested By:
Grant4%
Muniesa29%
Martins Indi3%
Pieters3%
Johnson0%
Adam3%
Imbula0%
Arnautovic11%
Shaqiri0%
Walters40%
Diouf7%
Sub - Allen0%
Sub - Crouch0%
Sub - Whelan0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 27 2016 5:15PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 3 2017 8:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
The Vital Football Members League