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  1. Racsim is society's problem, not footballs.


    When you have a PM who has made racist remarks and then gets re-elected with a near landslide, then it strikes me that those up high are quite happy to condone that sort of language and behaviour as its a vote winner.

    then you have the President of the USA making even worse racist statements...well what do you expect?


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  2. 25 minutes ago, Chumino said:

    I don't get why so many don't get that the right wealthier owner with ambition would be a worse option than Delia and championship football. We needed 2 or 3 key signings in the summer to give DF a chance. A wealthier owner could have backed that. Delia can't or won't. Staying in the Prem is also an option to financial security. No money spent, here we are. Again. 

    Wealthy owners can no longer fund clubs under FFP rules, wealthy companies can via sponsorship.

    Regardless of who owns the club, we would still have a finite amount of money we can spend on players as a result of the size of the club.

    Premier League football is no longer primarily a sport anymore, its a multinational business empire. Look at Liverpool playing pointless exhibition matches the other side of Europe to keep the TV companies happy.

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  3. Villa are in danger of breaking the FFP rules in the Premier League thanks to their wealthy owner. They will have to sell their best players whether they stay up or not, and it looks increasingly likely not.

    I don't get how so many think having a wealthy owner will solve this problem, it doesn't.


  4. 14 hours ago, king canary said:

    That's my take on it too. It shouldn't be beyond the club to spend £25-30m in a summer without risking the future, especially if you've got faith in Webber's ability to recruit.

    The 25-30 million players we have bought will almost certainly want silly money in their contracts too. Its easy to double the transfer fee outlay with the players wages wants.

  5. 10 hours ago, Ian said:

    Big spending Villa, despite stuffing us sit only 1 point better off, albeit with a game in hand. I would certainly be sweating it if I was Dean Smith.

    For Villa, relegation this season would be an apocalyptic disaster. There is a strong chance they might not survive if it happens again after they spent in excess of £100 million in the summer.

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