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  1. I''ve been hoping for a few years that Delia''s plan is ultimately to leave the club to the fans so that it can be run similarly to the Green Bay Packers. Probably unrealistic but the stated goal of running a self sustaining, debt free club would fit this well.
  2. Mahogany

    Redmond is pointless!

    http://www.whoscored.com/Matches/829972/Live/England-Championship-2014-2015-Norwich-Birmingham

    Redmond easily our best player yesterday, statistically at least.
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VVNok_FZCY

    Really well put together, should be even better a few episodes in.
  4. Isn''t Bunn injured in a fairly long term sort of way? I''m pretty sure he would have left by now if not.
  5. Mahogany

    £9m For Redmond

    The money is good, but what would really really do with 9m and about a day left in the transfer window? Clubs would know we have plenty to spend and desperately need a winger so we''d end up having to pay way over the odds and probably end up with someone who isn''t an ideal fit.

    There''s very little chance he''s going to lose value over the next few months so why not hold on until at least the January window. By then, hopefully, Murphy will have had a few more games so we can see if he''s actually ready to start at this level and we''ll have had a good look at the new Scottish kid.

    Even if you don''t rate Redmond you have to admit teams adjust their game to him based on his reputation alone. He''s always being tightly marked or even doubled up on which creates room elsewhere to exploit.

    If everyone has their price then at this point in the window Redmond is worth what Man U paid for Zaha.
  6. Didn''t a number of our signings sight Hughton being our manager as a reason for them signing for us? Redmond and Bassong for a start. While he needs to work on his tactics he''s clearly well liked by the players. Not sure sacking him would be good for morale.

    If we haven''t won a game by Christmas lets revisit this conversation for now lets give the new players some time to bed in.
  7. An, fair enough. Nice to dream though isn''t it :)
  8. According to Sky Keisuke Honda''s move to AC Milan is on the rocks because they won''t pay €5m for him. Surely worth a cheeky bid?

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11863/8844298/cska-moscow-in-no-rush-to-sell-ac-milan-target-keisuke-honda
  9. Mahogany

    Derby vs Blackburn scouting

    Yeah Hughes looks like a great prospect, only 18 and already looks Derby''s best player, and they''ve looked pretty good since scoring.

    Wonder how much he would cost
  10. We didn''t play like last season. Had the vast majority of the ball, especially before switching to 442. Sure we weren''t super attacking, but our style tonight was very much about retaining possession rather than being defensive.
  11. Back from the match. Had probably been said already but Redmond and Fer clearly our best performers, after they went off the whole game went very flat.

    On the other side of the coin Whittaker and Tettey were pretty awful. Careless defensive passes seem to have been our Achilles heel this preseason, apart from that we looked pretty solid.
  12. Mahogany

    Stadium Expansion

    I wonder if there''s any chance of introducing safe standing into stadiums in the new 5-10 years? I''d rather we hold off till then if it is. It''d be much cheaper to build a new stand with that in mind, and it would help the atmosphere no end.

    Discounting that I think we probably could fill a 35k+ stadium. With more seats prices could be reduced; there''s plenty of money to be made beyond just selling the tickets, just ask any cinema/concert venue.

    The team comes first obviously, but we''re looking like a very solid Premiership team now and have very few players at an age where we''re going to need to replace them. From the next transfer window onwards I expect player sales will provide a large share of the funds to improve the squad.
  13. Mahogany

    Hooper v Wanyama

    Hopper was in his last year of contract with Celtic and had made it clear he had no intention of signing a new one. If they hadn''t sold him then he would''ve moved for free next year. Wanyama was contracted until 2015 and would still under under 24 at that point so Celtic would get a fee if he moved, hence the big difference in transfer fee.

    That said, Hooper looks like a great deal for us.
  14. Actually patronising would fall under the cardinal sin of pride which is original and most serious of the sins.
  15. It''s a move that might make sense from our standpoint, though I get the feeling he wants a move out of the country.

    We''ve obviously got around that sort of money to spend on a striker, as its not too far off what was being quoted about our bid for Quagliarella and I''d imagine they''re on similar sort of money.

    Personally I''d take Cisse of the two given the choice. He''s younger and proved he can score in the Premiership.

    Again still don''t think it''ll happen but to say we wouldn''t want him seems like madness to me.
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