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    It seems fitting in a way that Tettey is the last senior survivor from the Russ and Wes era, he has bridged the gap from those times to where we are now. In his 7 odd years here he has seen so many ups and downs, players coming and going, but still gives his all and still showing, as yesterday, that we are the stronger for having him around.
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    Webber’s new contract official

    Yes tremendous news, if it indeed turns out that we had 5 years of a SW / DF combo then we could look back and think what a golden era it was, considering where it started out at, the club in a pretty dire way. Webber is certainly ambitious and maybe thats why hes signed for 3 more years, you cannnot get more ambitious than being at a self funding club which was on its knees, turn them around, manage to get promoted to the land of milk and money and then to survive there to. That is the next task of course, can we survive and become even established in the Prem?..with our self funding model?..maybe only Norwich City could do that. SW thrives on a challenge, he knows the jobs only half done. Clearly a guy that is not out for a relaxed easy life in a cushy job, his drive to be challenged will be constantly answered here.
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    Now do you understand??

    Ive always been in the positive camp about the direction City are headed ever since Webber and DF arrived at the club, never once doubted, not even in the lowest of times and for sure Lakey has always been this way to. Must admit though, i would not have dared to suggest what he suggested, mainly because i to mostly thought Saturday was just about an impossible task, because of the injuries we had, not any lack of belief that the squad in general, when most are fully fit, could get something from the game. So fair dues Lakey. Huge 3 points, but it still concerns me that right now our squad is wafer thin on fully fit players, so the next few weeks and months are going to be a massive test for our club. Trying to look on the positive side as Lakey does, this time of year we do have precious breaks due to the international scene, have less games than when we were in the Champs, also no League Cup games to care about. Of course to, as shown on Saturday, every last City player left standing has the ability to give of his best, the togetherness, never say die attitude and belief this squad have formed since DF's arrival is second to none, all added to the technical quality that has oozed from practically nowhere to being so self evident in the space of 12 months and its these qualities that could get us through. Winning the Championship after where we stood a year ago was like climbing to the top of Ben Nevis, surviving in the Prem, with this amount of injuries, is akin to climbing to the top of Everest, but thou negativity has its place on forums, maybe we should all cut us a slice of Lakey's positivity, i think our squad and club have earned that from us.
  4. Opinions will differ as to where of course, except one and that its got to be up there amongst the best...both result and performance but more than that...and this part will likely be forgotten over time...on the back of a huge injury list, one look at the subs bench tells all we we truly were down to the bare bones. Make no mistake, this season will still be a massive test but today proved to all that we are deserving of being Premier...it was a Premier performance.
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    There but for the the grace of God...

    No surprise to see the state of the two clubs in L1, we all know such situations have been coming for a couple of decades or so now, such is the enormous financial chasm between those with seemingly endless money pits and those that do not. Yes, its heartbreaking for fans of long held and traditional league members to see their club in such a state of affairs, but for every Bury and Bolton there is a Fleetwood or Forest Green waiting to try their hand. How would i feel if it was us?...we have sailed close to the wind a couple times recently, most noticeably a decade ago of course. In some ways, to keep City on a stable financial position has been even harder than for a club such as Bury, because probably the most difficult thing for a Board and its financial division to get to grips with is a promotion and / or a relegation between the Prem and the Championship, such is the massive increase / decrease in finances associated with such a move in either direction. For any self sustaining modelled club to go thru it once is taxing, but Norwich have done it many times over the last two decades. That is why ive always said our club is unique in that regard, no other club of the 92 come close to what we have been thru, in Delia and Michael we have the best...believe me...the best. Not necessary to express how i would feel if we were in Bury or Boltons position, i already used a word above, heartbreaking. That lot down the road?...well just think, even in their pitiful, ramshackle state theyre in right now, where they would be without their Mr. Evans annual 5 or 6 million input?....exactly.
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    A couple of transfer rumours...

    Its enough for me to read Michael Bailey's comments this afternoon to know we should just all cool down on this ACM saga. Undoubtedly an exciting looking footballer, at least on YouTube, my opinion is im happy enough right now with what guys can drive us forward in the attacking department. We already got today what was far more important, a good looking guy to help us in the DM role, Trybull and Tettey did need another force in there. Come 5pm tomorrow we can look back and think yep, City have done as good as they could with the new guys coming in.
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    Amadou Confirmed

    Seems a very good signing, feels like all areas that needed strengthening are now done and dusted. Well done to SW and all the City staff who work tirelessly in getting the ins and outs sorted, dont think to many City fans can have much to moan about this window, now lets get the transfer window shut and the new season started. Welcome Ibrahim!
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    A couple of transfer rumours...

    If City go on a long bad run this coming season maybe this should be sung by the fans. Should have been one of the great football anthems in general. From the awesome and evergreen Todd Rundgren's Just One Victory. Somehow, someday, we need just one victory and we're on our way, Prayin for it all day and fighting for it all night, give us just one victory, it will be all right.
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    A couple of transfer rumours...

    Totally agree with Lakey's thoughts, it really does not matter to me if we are in the PL or Champs, the most over riding and important thing for this club was to find a way to survive and if possible thrive to, on a set up that is mainly built on a self sustaining model. To do this is an era of English professional football where so many clubs are awash with rich owners who splash cash like its going out of fashion was and is, a massive undertaking and hugely ambitious. To do that and still retain the clubs unique position it holds regarding its image of being what it is, and in such a quick timeframe has been incredible. City now have a set thats built mainly on bringing the young ones thru and playing attracting football and of course those young ones will move on for, hopefully, the finance to keep the club in good health. Of course we all wish and dream of doing well in the top league, holding our own against the big boys and the first game of the new season shows how far weve come in such a short time. Does not scare me if we get tonked, its just glorious to think of our team being able to take to the field against the high and mighty. Bring it on. OTBC.
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    Josip Drmic signs

    We all know about Pukki now, it excites me to see what Drmic can bring to the club. One things for sure, both have scored goals for their European national sides, so to sign both guys in the space of 12 months on free transfers in this age of mega money transfers is almost unheard of. Very astute signing and more proof at how fast the whole SW / DF set up has shot the whole club to move forward in such a small time period. Welcome Josip!
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    A couple of transfer rumours...

    If BD were willing to sell him for a mill then he could be a good punt. We need cover for Aarons, Passlack knows the club and the set up now and i for one dont hold his lack of height against him. Could do a lot worse imo.
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    Dwight Gayle

    The big issue with both Rhodes and Gayle...even more so with Gayle..is the presumed huge cost of the transfer fee..so could it not be a possibility that we could get either guy as a loan?..both are used to being loaned out, we could likely pay wages and for this moment in time the one importance maybe is trying to stay up in the first season back in the Prem.
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    3 more years of Marco

    This is actually well deserved, has become another important guy for the team. Cant always describe what he brings to the set up but its mostly always positive and i would hate to defend against him. Marco is unique, we fans love him and having him around for the next few seasons seems good. We may not have signed anyone new yet but tying down guys like Marco and big Timm is as important as any new blood coming in, more so in some ways as we know what they are capable of.
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    New signing?

    Its just impossible to know the exact transfer fee of any player unless you were involved in it..5 mill?...ive just read two different outlets about the Diagne to City story...one says the guy moved to Gala for 10 mill...another says it was 13.5 mill. That is all as widely different as one poster here who says Leeds reportedly offered 3.5 mill for him yet another report says Chelsea couldnt agree on a 13.5 mill transfer. Only two things will be factual..he wont be City player until the club inform us of that...and he will blow apart the highest fee City have ever spent on a transfer. But hey...this is the 2019-20 Prem season coming up...and City are in the elite now...this is how much guys cost these days.
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    Jordan Roades

    Im amazed by this thread in the last few days, with quite a few posters thinking Wednesday would be happy to let Rhodes go for 1, 2 3 mill....get real guys. They paid 10 mill for him so its realistic to try and sell him in the 6 or 7 mill range. Champs strikers have been fetching 15 mill in last couple years, McCormack and Assombalonga etc. Do i personally think Rhodes is worth 7 mill in todays price market?..yes most definitely. Do i think City should or would pay that much for him and even consider signing him at that price?..No idea. He did nothing wrong last season as a loan player and in fact played his part in a side who were Champions of the division. But that was last season. Im in the "lets leave it to DF/SW" camp. they more than deserve our trust in their dealings in the next few weeks / months in the transfer merry go round.