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Feedthewolf last won the day on December 27 2019

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    Jordan Rhodes

    We need to give him every chance to prove that he's capable of doing that, though. Lewis, Aarons and Cantwell (and to a lesser extent Godfrey) came through with no first-team experience or track record, but hit the ground running and did superbly well. Not suggesting he should be starting matches, but next season I'd definitely expect him to be in the matchday squad if we're in the Championship.
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    Ralfie

    I saw Carl Cort in Asda this morning.
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    Team for Bournemouth

    I'd go for this, unless Godfrey is 100%, in which case I'd bring him in for Hanley. Also I think Buendía and Cantwell are on the wrong sides Stronger-looking bench than recently, with six outfielders to choose from: Lewis, Hanley, Amadou, Trybull, Leitner, Rupp, Stiepermann, McLean, Hernandez and Idah (presuming Drmic is still injured).
  4. Yes, I agree with that. As to the previous post, I take your point about Bloom's figure including getting them into the Prem as well as keeping them there. It's a double-edged sword, though - much as any investor wouldn't have to invest anything in getting us to the Premier League, in order for their investment to be worthwhile they would need to advance the club to the next level (which is what many people unhappy with the status quo are crying out for). And if an investor takes on that challenge and we're relegated anyway (we'd need Leicester or Wolves-level investment to be anything approaching sure of staying up for a prolonged period of time), we end up in the situation of playing 'boom and bust' with parachute payments, with the added danger of getting shafted by FFP. It's a circular argument, and I can see both sides of it. Until the club makes a statement openly welcoming new investment, we're all just guessing.
  5. I can see the point you're making, but I respectfully disagree with it. If it does happen, I'll happily hold my hands up and admit I was wrong. To quote the excellent point made by @BigFish: I seem to recall Tony Bloom saying it cost him £200 million to get Brighton to where they are which gives some idea of the sums you are looking at. Who is going to pay that to come to Norwich? Who is going to splash that level of cash when one bad season puts it all at risk?
  6. If there was someone in the wings with that amount of money, who was that serious about buying the club, I'm sure they'd be able to pay the going rate... or at least something more than 'peanuts'. But anyway, we're talking about hypothetical investors investing hypothetical sums of money. For the reasons I've already mentioned, I don't think we are likely to attract serious offers of significant investment due to us already being relatively close to our 'ceiling' in terms of achievement and financial security.
  7. Well yes, of course it does. But logic dictates that a club like Sunderland, playing in the third tier with lots of debt and a half-empty stadium, would be more likely to be available for a nominal fee. If you were the owner, why would you want to sell a debt-free, sustainable, futureproofed club with a full stadium, plenty of funding and an excellent management team for peanuts?
  8. You're waste-ing your time. I have plenty more at my disposal.
  9. The clubs I mentioned have very low income streams because they're in League One. With a bit of investment, they could potentially get the club back to the Prem and all the riches that entails. We were at our most attractive to buy when we were in League One, and are at our least attractive as an investment proposition right about now.
  10. Absolutely... I have posted exactly that on another thread in the last couple of days.
  11. I don't think signing one 'key' player on a big contract would have been the right way to go; it might well have upset the harmony in a squad that was - and is, I believe - very galvanised. I still think we could have found a couple of players over the summer who would have been able to strengthen the starting XI rather than just the squad without breaking the bank or messing up the squad's harmony and wage structure, but that's history now.
  12. I totally disagree with you on 'low-risk gamble'. The club is in the Premier League, playing to a packed stadium, is debt-free with loads of saleable assets and a thriving Academy... there's an awful lot more to lose than to gain. If I was looking to buy a football club, I'd be looking for a club with tons of potential that's fallen on hard times and needs a 'knight in shining armour' to revive their fortunes. I'm talking about clubs like Bradford, Portsmouth, Sunderland, Coventry or... nah, not Ipswich.
  13. No "stinking rich Chinese investors"? Where's your ambition?
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    Lucas Biglia

    Tettey has been doing that pretty well, but he would be an upgrade on Tettey I think. However, we're back to our full quota of foreign players again - Duda and Rupp replacing Srbeny and Heise - so he won't be coming in unless someone's going out.
  15. It's easy to understand; it's because he's the next of kin of the current majority shareholders. Whether you agree with it or not, it's pretty straightforward. I've said this on many other threads, but as soon as Tom takes charge, he will not get the goodwill that Delia and Michael have accrued over the last 23 years. Delia and Michael must know that, and I would hope that someone is at least looking for investment. If not, and we end up stuck in the Championship or worse, the tide will soon turn against young Tom. I hope it doesn't come to that.
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