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  1. The Walking Man

    Furlough & relegation

    If only 4 PL clubs end up using the furlough scheme I'll be absolutely gobsmacked. I expect the vast majority of them to use the scheme and/or make a lot of redundancies.
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    Players - Take A Pay Cut

    The difference between a player and a cleaner is that the player is still technically doing there job i.e they are are personalised training regimes etc. The furlough scheme is to protect people who can no longer do their jobs because of the lock-down from redundancy.
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    Derby in trouble

    What is most telling about this, is that they were negotiating this commercial loan prior to the pandemic which means they could well be absolutely screwed if this goes on for much longer.
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    Max Aarons 45mil

    Maddison was sold for a record Championship fee for a player who had never played in the Premier League.
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    DF is Rock Hard!!

    Daniel Farke?
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    Pre-season friendlies

    Stream down but 1-1
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    Wigan Athletic

    As has already been pointed out that the new Wigan owners don''t appear on the face of it to be ''that'' rich, and also serious point what happens when President Xi tells all of his millionaires and billionaires to ring their money home? Or foreign football falls out of fashion? There will be an almighty vacuum left behind and a number of clubs will end up in the serious do do.

    As for the Sunderland takeover, what do we know of Stewart Donald? He''s a multi-millionaire Oxford fan who was originally fronting an ''international consortium'' of investors but is now pretty much the last man left of it. According to the Chronicle, he has a net worth of £8.4m. That''s it.

    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/who-stewart-donald-sunderlands-new-14591648

    My suspicion was aroused when I read that he''s paying in installments to Ellis Short who was frankly desperate just to get rid of the club off of his hands.

    There have been many takeovers during Delia''s tenure and a few I have cast an enviable eye over but I think these latest two are nothing to be jealous of, nor am i losing any sleep over.
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    One of our best ever

    [quote user="The Shining"]We will not see the like again in a yellow and green shirt[/quote]

    Why not? Surely even you don''t think we won''t sign players for £250k from clubs like Blackpool in the future!?
  9. [quote user="Big Vince"][quote user="The Walking Man "]Here''s a question;

    How many youth players have we let go/sold for a nominal fee and they''ve left us to have great careers and played at a higher level than we were at the time?

    I''m struggling to think of any if i''m being honest, I remember the furore when people like Kris Renton left (fyi currently plying his trade for Alloa still only 27)[/quote]

    How about Dion Dublin? John Fashanu?[/quote]

    You''ve just demonstrated the point perfectly, two examples there one 30 years ago, the other 35 years ago. Let''s say for the purposes of relevancy, can anyone think of anybody that is still currently playing?

    Disclaimer: Arguably being a presenter on Cash in the Attic is a better career than being at Carrow Road this season! ;-)
  10. Here''s a question;

    How many youth players have we let go/sold for a nominal fee and they''ve left us to have great careers and played at a higher level than we were at the time?

    I''m struggling to think of any if i''m being honest, I remember the furore when people like Kris Renton left (fyi currently plying his trade for Alloa still only 27)

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    Comically deluded thread on Sheffield Utd forum

    [quote user="lincoln canary Golden Coppel"]Don’t know about Sheff Utd... but I’m worried about some championship teams like Wolves, Villa and Leeds bidding for Madders and Pritchard.

    If you were Wolves, £10-15 million on either Pritchard or Madders seems a no brainier with promotion highly likely.[/quote]

    Thing is, those estimations are at least £10m too light...
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    Peter Crouch 100 club.

    [quote user="Greavsy"]Wasn''t it a straight choice between his and hucks, as we could only afford one?

    I think for longevity we got a great deal with hucks, crouch Would have been great to keep too, but would undoubtedly moved on.[/quote]It was in the Winter, but we should have gone back for him in the following Summer when we were crying out for a striker.
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    Peter Crouch 100 club.

    If we''d have signined him permanently that Summer we''d have stayed up under Worthy that first season without a shadow of a doubt.
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    Norwich City £1,043,583 WOW!

    It''s euro''s rather than Sterling, so actually it works out at a touch under £900k. Still a tidy sum nonetheless.
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    So where has all the wonga gone?

    [quote user="Mr Cholmondley Warner"]£13 for Brady, £2,5 for canos, £4 for olsson. We spent £7 million so where has the rest gone?

    Also I bet the wages of the incoming are lower than the outgoing

    So it begs the question where is the rest

    Promotion promotion promotion my ar$e[/quote]

    So according to your figures we have received a total of £19.50 and spent £7,000,000. So by my calculation we had a net spend of £6,999,80.50 so I''m not quite sure what your question is?
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