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  1. kirku

    Norwich vs Bournemouth match thread

    Duda looks very good to be playing so soon after signing
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    Max Aarons

    So they're loaning us 10m?
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    Max Aarons

    Yeah, but are they loaning him back?
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    Max Aarons

    Are they loaning him back to us?
  5. If we accept that it's very few and largely further down the pile (which is my view too). Then the question becomes, how many people out there are likely to want to buy Norwich as some kind of soft power exercise (vanity, political, whatever) given that it's geographically isolated, has practically zero international profile and is likely to cost a lot to buy and many more times that to take to the next level? That's the reason I agree wholeheartedly with BigFish - Cambridge United tick pretty much all of the boxes.
  6. Very much agree with this. The profile of the city (and its geography) doesn't sit well with the perceived motivations of these types of investors. That's what's starting to grate with the "Delia out, investor in brigade". They seem to think there's a huge queue of people begging to plough money into us. I just can't see the ROI being remotely attractive.
  7. Demin - some very interesting insights in the thread, thanks. Bournemouth's net transfer spend is £198m and the entire club was recently valued at around the £180m mark. Interestingly, it's a similar story for Brighton. Net spend £220m and valued around £220m. Both were taken over when in a worse league (and possibly financial) position than us. The sums required to reach these levels has obviously hugely increased as of last window. I wonder how much Luton's net spend would need to be if someone wanted to "do a Demin"?
  8. *I wrote this on another thread - looks like we've come to the same conclusion* The level of spend required to stabilise Norwich in the Prem would rule out investment from anyone except those who want to use investment as an some kind of soft power exercise - which, given the geography and profile of the club and city, makes that extremely unlikely.  I don't think the numbers stack very well for an investor looking to get a return (but more than happy to be shown to be wrong on this - finance isn't exactly my forte), so it leaves only those looking to gain alternative benefit from investment. These people are generally looking for existing global brands, clubs in big cities or, in the case of Chinese investment in the Midlands, a foothold in an area known for logistics. It's hard to see how Norwich would ever fit into those plans.
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    Incoming?

    Never heard of him. Hope he has a better impact than Heise, who signed in a similar fashion. Is he pacey, does anyone know? We could do with someone apart from Argos
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    Time to go Delia

    Wolves aren't exactly an established Premiership side, are they? They've only been there for two seasons. Clearly, they're on the up and doing very well at the moment but that can all come crashing down really quite quickly. As for the reasons for Fosun to invest, it seems somewhat unlikely that every (or nearly every) major Midlands club now have Chinese owners out of sheer coincidence, in an area well-known to be a logistics centre of the country. Add this to the Chinese Belt and Road plan, Xi's love of football and suddenly it all starts to come together a lot more. Leicester, I know less about in terms of motivation or figures, aside from the fact that the 5000/1 odds on their league win (and subsequent consolidation) might not represent the best model for someone to try and replicate.
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    Time to go Delia

    The level of spend required to stabilise Norwich in the Prem would rule out investment from anyone except those who want to use investment as an some kind of soft power exercise - which, given the geography and profile of the club and city, makes that extremely unlikely. I don't think the numbers stack very well for an investor looking to get a return (but more than happy to be shown to be wrong on this - finance isn't exactly my forte), so it leaves only those looking to gain alternative benefit from investment. These people are generally looking for existing global brands, clubs in big cities or, in the case of Chinese investment in the Midlands, a foothold in an area known for logistics. It's hard to see how Norwich would ever fit into those plans.
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    Todd Cantwell Instagram post

    I think you're right. Except he wants to become US Secretary of State.
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    Srbeny off?

    This makes no sense whatsoever.
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    Bad News

    Fake news
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    Norwich vs Preston Match Thread

    Our defending in the last 10 has been shocking
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