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Everything posted by Monty13

  1. The only difference is none of those were remotely effective in the PL. If we’d bought Klose in the summer and/or he hadn’t been injured there’s a chance we might have survived.
  2. I think the other element of the point isn’t just how the money was spent but why.
  3. Considering the value of that promotion there isn’t a player from that summer who compares to Klose in return. Maybe Gibson actually thinking about it at the risk of upsetting a lot of people 🤣
  4. How many were “premier league ready”? Not sure there’s a clear definition in your thought here so just clarifying? I can only think of a handful of players we’ve bought or brought in on loan in the last 20 years who had any current PL experience on arrival. I think we are all hung up on the Naismith deal because of how catastrophically bad it was in hindsight. Although I agree a different strategy is likely to be more successful because I’d argue a club like ours only gets a PL player because at least 17 other clubs didn’t want them, so how successful are they likely to be?
  5. So are we just ignoring FFP? Happy to take our chances with a deduction? or is some creative accounting underway to prevent us breaching? We may have Attanasio’s financial backing but I’m unclear, just from what’s public knowledge from our accounts, how we can lose parachute payments after two years of losses and not be needing to generate funds to avoid breaching the rules? I assume however the way to interpret the Carrow Road line is that the football reasons are FFP and we won’t buy new players without selling but we are comfortable with the level of debt if we can’t get the money we want for players.
  6. Don’t disagree at all. Loan makes a lot of sense for both him and for cover. If Sargent goes though going to be a lot of churn up front. Really interesting window ahead.
  7. That would presumably require us to bring in at least one more striker? (assuming Idah leaves) And assuming Sargent stays too.
  8. This is of course true, why would anyone not take the money when the career is so short and the chance of failure so high?
  9. Think that’s the crux of it. He’s a good Championship keeper but what PL team is looking for a good Championship keeper to be their no 1?
  10. Not sure how worrying it is but it’s pretty shocking to me that after the decade we’ve had we are sitting here in so much debt and interestingly with such a big player trading loss over the period. The change over the last few year's in financial status seems pretty concerning for at least the short term health of the club however under control it may be.
  11. Agreed would be very strange sale, especially at the numbers being mentioned, must be barely more than we paid.
  12. We’ll see. I get the feeling it’s a bit like the promotion season where we had Aaron’s, Cantwell and Emi in the shop window but only Emi was wanted (in hindsight we can see why). I think we’d love to sell Rowe and keep the other two if possible but we are all assuming there’s interest in him at a good price. However maybe there won’t turn out to be, but will be for one or both of the other two.
  13. I don’t think it will be far off and hope Josh stays, but I’d have thought we would play at least one or two more developing players this season given the vision. If Gibbs is back from injury I’d like to see him used more. I really like Stacy but wouldn’t be surprised to see Fisher given a chance if not loaned out. Suspect we may sign another player with potential as well. Im not convinced on Frese rumours if we keep and play Stacy, having potentially 4 of the back five not being developing players seems counter to the narrative.
  14. Rowe is the one I fear losing the least and I think will probably get the most interest personally. A transfer window where we get good money for Rowe and Kamara steps up wouldn’t be bad at all assuming they think Kamara can do it. Everything I’ve seen and heard makes me think he can and will.
  15. I’m aware but the point is they are the equivalent of Man City in Portugal. The best young Portuguese players go there and before U.K. rules relaxed on South America it was good stepping stone for talent into the PL who couldn’t qualify direct. The way I see it any English player playing for Norwich who’s good enough will get snapped up by a bigger English fish. Any Norwich youth who isn’t of interest to them probably isn’t going to start at Benfica so is probably just as well off personally both financially and progressing in the Norwich first team if there’s a pathway. I just don’t see many obvious scenarios where someone is too good for Norwich but chooses Benfica over a big English club?
  16. I’m not sure considerably is justified but it’s very subjective. Regardless the Championship is wealthier.
  17. Not sure why the 16 year olds care how profitable the academy is? Making it at Norwich would be as swift a route to the EPL if we follow through on the Knapper vision and they’d be better off jumping ship to be number 40 youth player at Chelsea or Citeh etc. if they want personal wealth.
  18. Benfica are a big club but the Portuguese league is only slightly better than the Scottish PL arguably. I don’t see many players dumping a shot at the EPL or being given better than a Champs wage to move to Portugal (however nice it is), especially if they are British. I’m not saying we are on the same level as Benfica to be clear, I just don’t think it’s that big a jump in the money stakes. Everyone always talks about the lure of European football when moving to Celtic or Rangers for instance but they often lose out to Champs clubs like Cordoba just showed.
  19. Ah yes nothing better than witnessing the age old battle between the less educated and/or morally dubious V those who think they are more educated than they actually are and for some reason morally infallible. Then watch them completely miss any valid points the other makes in the race to see who has the stamina to not give up making their **** points in perpetuity. More of those threads in the football section please.
  20. Can this **** off to non-football? It’s bad enough on here lately since the season ended.
  21. Yes ignoring the agenda of the poster, it’s a fair point.
  22. While that’s a fair point, that’s presumably the supporter panels responsibility?
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