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[quote user="Move Klose"]Alex Neil''s recruitment:

Permanent:

McGovern - Free

Jones - Free

Pinto - £2.5m

Klose - £8m

Brady - £7m

Mulumbu - Free

Canos - £2.5m

Andreu - £1m

Jarvis - £2.5m

Wildschut - £6m

Pritchard - £8m

Dorrans - £3m

Godfrey - £100k

Maddison -£2m

Oliviera - £5m

Naismith - £8m

A mixture of duds, "jury still outs", potential & what a waste of money. With a couple of good buys in there.[/quote]Mulumbu was probably paid a couple of million as a signing on fee. But you''re right about how much Alex Neil wasted overall.

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I think Irvine''s comment about Jarvis was a very strange one. Given none of the first team are playing well at the moment why dismiss his chances of playing?

Surely the message to him should be that you need to put 100% effort into every training session and game you are involved in and then you might get the chance in the first team. Surely a Jarvis motivated by the fact he has 6 weeks to prove his worth to the club is better than just telling him he is unlikely to play again this year?

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Its fine to criticise a manager for signing bad players, but to put wasted money on their heads is silly. Real life is not Football Manager and coaches are not handed a cheque book by the owners and told to negotiate on behalf of a multimillion pound company. The most a manager will get is "we''ve negotiated this fee for a player you wanted, it will take X% out of our budget, is that ok?"

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He has always been a sick note. But he is also representative of this strange idea that we can do something with unwanted players . Back in the day, we aspired to be a low/mid table prem club , but we seemed to think cast offs from similar clubs would do well for us? Mulumbo, Jarvis, Dorrans , Naismith. All surplus to requirements at their clubs, but we bought them. And guess what, they have all been exactly what it said on the tin.

 

 

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Partly it''s about who he has bought and how much they have cost. Mostly though its about the glaring areas he has failed to strengthen. £30 million on the bench against Villa and we could still only put that back four on the pitch.

That''s AN''s terrible legacy of a squad and will take us a monumental restructure to correct.

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[quote user="Hairy Canary"]Partly it''s about who he has bought and how much they have cost. Mostly though its about the glaring areas he has failed to strengthen. £30 million on the bench against Villa and we could still only put that back four on the pitch.

That''s AN''s terrible legacy of a squad and will take us a monumental restructure to correct.[/quote]

Whilst I agree with the above, just remember last August the majority on here were threatening to string up the board/manager if they dared to buy a defender before getting a striker. Yes we needed both & probably a decent defensive midfielder.

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@Year of the tiger

We needed a striker and a defender- I believe most would have been happy to see both come in.

What we probably didn''t need was another attacking midfielder. And then another winger in January.

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Don''t dispute all that, much as I rate Pritchard his signing was bizarre. We all want quality players but with limited resources you have to have priorities.

This summer the defence ( inc Gk & DM) has to be the absolute must. If we have to go with what we have in attack so be it.

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Should also add, that City are often criticised for selling before buying. Perhaps if we''d done that last summer, when it seems the club thought some players would leave, we might not have spent our resources on players in positions that were covered.

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The whole transfer strategy of late has been all over the place. Not spending in the summer after the promotion, panic buying in January, making Jarvis a permanent move despite him being injured, signing and never playing Canos, spending £8m on another attacking midfielder...

It just doesn''t feel like there was any plan behind it.

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"So he now is reinjured and out for the season. What a signing."

How true!

Waste of money.

With the money we have spent on him, Mulumbu, Lafferty and Andreu (to say the least) we could have invested in a decent centre half.

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