Selling Tactics

Although I’ve had many years experience in sales, I’ve only ever experienced selling football players within Football Manager.

I appreciate that I may have a distinct lack of experience in this area however I do feel that our lack of activity this pre season may be having a detrimental effect on our selling tactics.

I use Johan Mjallby’s comments regarding Ki Sung-Yueng’s imminent departure (Quoted from Chris McLaughlin so MAY not be accurate lolz)

“He is keen to move on and the club is in discussion with another club,” said Mjallby.

“He has not really been a part of the season so far so we have shown that we can live without him, but on the other hand it would be nice to get someone else in if he goes away.

Although I appreciate Johan’s honesty, I feel that by admitting a players desire to leave, by reducing the players value to the club these are factors that can affect a players sell on value.

It may be argued that many clubs are after Ki, that such comments won’t have an impact on a transfer fee however I’d rather see our coaching team come out with something along the lines of “Club has had discussions, will only sell if club meets our valuation, Ki is a vital, important member of the team etc etc”

Again, I’m in no way offering this as criticism, who am I to tell anyone at the club to deal with transfers, I just feel that words such as what has been used can be vital in gaining additional funds.

Comments

  1. Your quite right never advertise that you are willing to part easily with whatever your selling esp expensive football players

  2. Your quite right never advertise that you are willing to part easily with whatever your selling esp expensive football players

  3. alas this post has come too late for mr donkeycaster – maybe if he’d attempted to talk up the spl product rather than predicting armageddon then he could have secured a better tv deal, and we all wouldn’t have to watching games being played at 12:15 in the afternoon.

  4. alas this post has come too late for mr donkeycaster – maybe if he’d attempted to talk up the spl product rather than predicting armageddon then he could have secured a better tv deal, and we all wouldn’t have to watching games being played at 12:15 in the afternoon.

  5. Totally agree that should use words to positive effect when selling!! Saying that Johan does no wrong in my eyes . Lol

  6. Totally agree that should use words to positive effect when selling!! Saying that Johan does no wrong in my eyes . Lol

  7. Well said Kraljski, totally agree. Danbucket too – need some people who really know marketing/sales in those positions. And it’s not just the money – what about the actual coverage seen on the TV?

    Sky’s OK – at least, for all it’s faults (mainly Jim White), it presents a Scottish game just the way it presents other games – but the BBC coverage is just embarrassing. I live in London and only recently have been able to pick up Sportscene (via Sky) after missing it for couple of decades – but it was never that crap, was it?

    The commentary is awful (apart from the idiots doing the ‘main’ games, why the YTS reporters on the other games?), camera work is amateurish, there’s far too much chat (and it’s not very good chat either – esp Mr Mogadon Levein yesterday), and not enough football – which I think is actually quite good, despite the Mickey Mouse presentation.

    Scotland may not be a major power on an international level, but the home product is no way as crap as the coverage makes you think it is – also, Scottish football fans are as knowledgeable about good fitba as any other group of supporters anywhere, and I know that from personal experience of listening to the utter dross spoken down here by some of the fans of so-called ‘top European clubs’. Scots supporters deserve much, much better.

    We need to demand better – no other sport on the television is as amateurishly presented as Scottish football is by BBC Scotland. (Sky’s coverage of Brechin V Sevgers was as good, if not better, than anything on the BBC covering an SPL game, for god’s sake). Someone have a word, please.

  8. Well said Kraljski, totally agree. Danbucket too – need some people who really know marketing/sales in those positions. And it’s not just the money – what about the actual coverage seen on the TV?

    Sky’s OK – at least, for all it’s faults (mainly Jim White), it presents a Scottish game just the way it presents other games – but the BBC coverage is just embarrassing. I live in London and only recently have been able to pick up Sportscene (via Sky) after missing it for couple of decades – but it was never that crap, was it?

    The commentary is awful (apart from the idiots doing the ‘main’ games, why the YTS reporters on the other games?), camera work is amateurish, there’s far too much chat (and it’s not very good chat either – esp Mr Mogadon Levein yesterday), and not enough football – which I think is actually quite good, despite the Mickey Mouse presentation.

    Scotland may not be a major power on an international level, but the home product is no way as crap as the coverage makes you think it is – also, Scottish football fans are as knowledgeable about good fitba as any other group of supporters anywhere, and I know that from personal experience of listening to the utter dross spoken down here by some of the fans of so-called ‘top European clubs’. Scots supporters deserve much, much better.

    We need to demand better – no other sport on the television is as amateurishly presented as Scottish football is by BBC Scotland. (Sky’s coverage of Brechin V Sevgers was as good, if not better, than anything on the BBC covering an SPL game, for god’s sake). Someone have a word, please.

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