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  1. So this is based on absolutely no data. But I wonder if Wagner has a release clause if we don’t make play offs? Everyone says he has a 1 year rolling contract, but I wonder if there is something that allows us to exit him in the summer for say 1 or 3 months, if we don’t achieve playoff aim? As that would explain not firing him using an interim? Also why Zoe Webber goes on about playoffs all the time? Man Utd have had similar before. And Spurs fired Jose before the cup final, because it would have got more expensive if he won the cup. As genuinely I can’t see why else anyone keeps him around:
  2. Assuming we don’t go up. A lot has been said on here and the guys on the pinkun podcast were talking about. So I put together what I thought were realistic options for the rebuild. The key concern is; if this team would be good enough to compete? Roughly assuming 433 or 4231. Here goes: Sell: Rashica, Aarons, krul, placheta, one of Gibson & hanley. Don’t see it raising much above 15-20m. Release; sinani, josh Martin, McGovern, byram, pukki (I don’t think he stays anyway), Onel. Should reduce wage budget. Open to offers (but would replace); giannoulis, nunez Sign; rb, cb, 1 or 2 dms, 1 winger and 1 wide / pacy forward Squad: Gunn, barden / one of the others Full backs: mccallum, giannoulis, mumba, + 1 rb Cbs; Gibson or Hanley, omo, tomkinson Dms; Gibbs, Sorensen, McLean + 1 or 2 AMs; Sara, Dowell, Nunez Wingers; Rowe, tzolis + 1 or 2 Strikers; Idah, Sargent
  3. Jake Clarke salter just released by Chelsea. Young, home grown defender, left footed I believe. Could be a Zimmermann upgrade?
  4. Buy 3 players, 2 dms and 1 striker: Sell; krul, Aarons, placheta, hernadez, hugill, cantwell, rupp Take any half decent offer, as a chance to upgrade: Hanley, Zimmerman, giannoulis, mccallum, josh Martin, sinani Squad (433): Gk: Gunn & McGovern Fb; mumba, byram, mccallum, giannoulis Cb: Zimmermann, omo, Gibson, Hanley Cm: Sorensen, lees mellou, McLean + 3 more. Only 1 on loan, max. Wingers; tzolis, dowell, rashica, sargeant Strikers: pukki, idah + 1.
  5. Was looking through the side at the derby and subsequent matches, realised that the most recent first team had all been signed / given debuts in last 2 years and cost under 5m. Also how many players we have that just aren’t in the picture, but probably on the bigger wages (count about £25m out on loan). Made me think about how much we will save in the summer post clear out. All the numbers below are estimated, based on news stories and football manager (not super reliable). Leaving: Pinto: 20k a week Naismith: 30k a week McGovern: 10k a week Jarvis: 20k a week Wildschut: 20k a week Likely to leave (subject to interest of course): Nelson: 20k, would take anything, but maybe guess 1m fee Raggett: low wages, signed for 350k, probably 250k to sell Husband: low wages, probably another 250k Franke: wages been paid by loan clubs: probably 1m fee Ben Marshall: low wages, probably 1m fee Some of the players have been out on loan, so their wages have been covered this year. But looks like £100 - 125k a week SAVED and £3.5m of fees coming in with no dent at all on the first 18: over a year that is £8.7m or £10m saved. Which surely puts us in a strong position in the summer and beyond?: Obviously we have to resolve / replace the following: Klose: probably 30k Passalack: 10k maybe Rhodes I wasn’t sure about some of Webber and Farke’s decisions early on at times (Husband and Stierperman at left back), but this alone would put us in a great position in the summer. Clean – lean squad, no hangover costs and hopefully premier league money!
  6. Derby even if they go up are in real trouble. 3 key players for them are Harry Wilson, Mason Mount and the young defender from Chelsea. It would cost them about 50m to sign those players if they go up. Which is probably more than their transfer budget and would just be to maintain the team they have!
  7. My dream window (within reason): pinto - sold, wages gone olivera - sold or loaned might be better, wages gone wildschut - recalled and sold husband - sold, not good enough at all. passlack - goes back. We have Marshall, Godfrey, Hernandez who are all above him for it. Even Thompson could play there. jarvis - gone, already happened. Sign a homegrown left back. Brendan Galloway on loan from Everton? Perfect window. Money saved / raised and quality kept.
  8. Sell Nelson Oliveria, Ivo Pinto (don’t need 3 right backs and he leaves in the summer on a free), Matt Jarvis (haha) and any of the guys out on loan that we can shift: husband, Wildschut, raggett. loan a home grown left back in - we lack any cover. The issues with signing anyone is they need to be home grown. Which is why we can’t let Marshall leave, plus he is a decent winger when played for other clubs.
  9. [quote user="Nuff Said"]Well, for a post that originally just triggered abuse, it''s generated plenty of debate, fair play GC. [/quote] Thanks! I did feel the initial reaction was a touch far, even if people disagreed with my thoughts.
  10. Any London games - so I can go easily. Fulham is awful though, as as stated above we always lose. Even though my local game.
  11. My view of a director of football is that their role is to: - Manage players contracts. - Scout and sign interesting players - Put together a balanced squad for the manager (positionally) - Stop a manager ballooning squad size, acting as a counter point between a manager and board. We all remember alex Neil giving turner and Whittaker extra years for no reason. - Put together a balanced squad in terms of age group, with future resale value. - Move on players for profit. For me Webber is underperforming in many of these aspects: - pinto was surely worth money, but contract is running down. Same with Klose. We spent 11m on them, ok they aren’t worth that, but both seem to be leaving on frees. Let alone Olivera - Done well in places, but Germany / Farke knowledge heavy. Zimmermann our best signing last year? - Absolutely failing. 10 cms. 4 right backs and 1 left back of ability. Bizarre. Can’t understand. Lots good on their day, but all together... - Mixed. Too many players makes tough to get value for some of them. Could we move on any of the midfielders for more than we spent? - I think over rated. Murphy and Madison were easy sales. Good young British talent. What he has failed to do is move on anyone else for good value? Franke, Naismith, wildschut, etc. Other than Jerome and waktins I haven’t seen enough smart sales from us. Overall I believe in director of football concept. Just he doesn’t do what I think one should. Check real Madrid’s squad, pretty much nailed on 2 players for every position in 433. Manager picks and coaches the team.
  12. Everyone is starting krul? A lot of serious errors recently, whilst McGovern plays well and keeps a clean sheet?
  13. With Rhodes in, it looks like it for Nélson, but checked our squad list and seems we have a few others to go. Seems like we are stocking piling again: now players in, we can move them on. My thoughts? Deadwood: Nélson - 2 strikers signed. Looks toast. Marco Stiepermann - 3rd choice left back. 7th or 8th choice midfielder - needs to go. Yanic Wildschut - not liked by management. Hope we sell and not another loan. Russel Martin - time to move on. Ivo Pinto - harsh to ever call him deadwood as a decent guy, but 2 players signed in his position and 1 year on contract. Time to move on. Matt Jarvis - more likely to retire than be signed by anyone. Potential loans out: Carlton Morris - with 2 strikers signed and Dennis already here, seems might be best for him to go on loan again. Louis Thompson - 2 years out. Might need a start to get fit again. Could probably do with maybe 1 more forward player. Maybe, then I would be happy. Depends where Farke sees the new boys and Cantwell playing.
  14. Everyone knows that the issue around us over the last 3 Windows has been wage bill. First of all January helped, with the Pritchard money, but I am also quietly optimistic about the summer. Contract expiry: Wes - hero, but probably (25-30k) and wasn’t playing. Tettey - stays on less or goes (again no offence meant to him, but probably 20-30k) Jones - tiny amount. Jarvis - expires next summer, probably 20k. A chance we could settle / loan out, with only 1 year, someone might off 2 year on less money, Naismith - 35k, ditto above. Martin - 20-25k, ditto above. McGovern - 20k ditto. Klose & pinto - 1 year left, we can keep or replace with similar players for same money. In total that’s about 140k off the wage budget if we can move them on, which I am optimistic about. And other than tettey, Klose and pinto - not an effect on first team. Unwanted players; Wildschut- think we would get 2-3m for Olivera - I like him, but isn’t working out. 2-3m. Franke - maybe 1m Stiepermann - maybe 500k, is 3rd choice left back and about 6th choice midfielders Watkins - looks a 1m exit. Other than tettey, pinto, Klose and Olivera - that’s a lot of wages gone / money in and no impact on the first 18 and we could potentially keep all of them or sign better ones. If Webber and Farke get it right we should have a lean wage budget and a few mill to spend on a couple of players (we have a huge squad with the 5 guys maybe coming back). It could be fun! Time to be slaughtered by the negative people.
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