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Summer transfer window related.

 

Clearly most like to think the day the window closes, but it never turns out like that...I think beer can will start flying mid next week if there is still no movement. :rolleyes:

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Ant for me has already cracked and Armchair Pundit isn't far behind. :rolleyes:

 

It's true, it's a fine line I'm treading - think jaythesouthernmag's gone too :rolleyes:

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Start of the season is when i'll get edgy but last day of the window if often full blown meltdown mode.

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Ant for me has already cracked and Armchair Pundit isn't far behind. :rolleyes:

 

Aye but i'm right to have cracked

No matter who we sign now, we had ample time to scout and try sign people, you should be aiming to have them in for the friendlies and such to get settled

not signing when the leagues fcking started...

Just stinks of bad planning, it's not like we had a run of bad injuries and need to find a solution quick.

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Why would you be peaved with Ashley trying to sort out the mess you're in financially?

 

Surely you should be pleased he is securing the future of your club?

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If we haven't got a decent haul by the last day of the window then I will be worried.

 

But you've already cracked isn't it? Just masking it. :rolleyes:

 

 

Craig cracked weeks ago, but he is a more delayed munitions...Little explosions all over the place. :rolleyes:

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Why would you be peaved with Ashley trying to sort out the mess you're in financially?

 

Surely you should be pleased he is securing the future of your club?

 

Is he?

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Aye, Ant's gone.

 

Calm like a bomb I am!

(and yes i'm aware i'm irish and mentioned bomb..)

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Why would you be peaved with Ashley trying to sort out the mess you're in financially?

 

Surely you should be pleased he is securing the future of your club?

I agree. People are desperate for overnight solutions though. Despite them not having worked in the past.

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Ant for me has already cracked and Armchair Pundit isn't far behind. :rolleyes:

 

Aye but i'm right to have cracked

No matter who we sign now, we had ample time to scout and try sign people, you should be aiming to have them in for the friendlies and such to get settled

not signing when the leagues fcking started...

Just stinks of bad planning, it's not like we had a run of bad injuries and need to find a solution quick.

 

Cracked. :rolleyes:

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Cracked. :rolleyes:

 

Can't say it doesn't make sense though

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Cracked. :rolleyes:

 

Can't say it doesn't make sense though

 

Aye but the trick is to camouflage the crack, like my sneaky posts on N.O. which look plausible but are actually little time bombs. :rolleyes:

 

It's important to have a holding positon ie remain a bit sensible, I think you are being hasty too early ant imo.

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Why would you be peaved with Ashley trying to sort out the mess you're in financially?

 

Surely you should be pleased he is securing the future of your club?

I agree. People are desperate for overnight solutions though. Despite them not having worked in the past.

 

The biggest expense for any club is wages, until Ashley gets those on silly money either out or down to a sensible rate you wont be adding to the wage bill significantly.

 

Once you are running at a self sustained level and become profitable you can then invest again. Is it not enough that he has paid off your debt?

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Why would you be peaved with Ashley trying to sort out the mess you're in financially?

 

Surely you should be pleased he is securing the future of your club?

I agree. People are desperate for overnight solutions though. Despite them not having worked in the past.

 

The biggest expense for any club is wages, until Ashley gets those on silly money either out or down to a sensible rate you wont be adding to the wage bill significantly.

 

Once you are running at a self sustained level and become profitable you can then invest again. Is it not enough that he has paid off your debt?

 

Agreed. With a Spurs fan. :rolleyes:

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Why would you be peaved with Ashley trying to sort out the mess you're in financially?

 

Surely you should be pleased he is securing the future of your club?

I agree. People are desperate for overnight solutions though. Despite them not having worked in the past.

 

The biggest expense for any club is wages, until Ashley gets those on silly money either out or down to a sensible rate you wont be adding to the wage bill significantly.

 

Once you are running at a self sustained level and become profitable you can then invest again. Is it not enough that he has paid off your debt?

 

But MA agreed some of those big wages.

 

The sensible thing is to watch the business footprint reg wages etc...But not forget that the bottom line is that we must compete to go forward and develop revenue streams. One can't happen without the other.

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Why would you be peaved with Ashley trying to sort out the mess you're in financially?

 

Surely you should be pleased he is securing the future of your club?

I agree. People are desperate for overnight solutions though. Despite them not having worked in the past.

 

Whoa there Neddy, Ashley's done an okay job of sorting said finances out, but what's the point if you're unable to compete at the end of the table where you actually make money? We could at least have bulked up the squad a bit even if it wasn't with top star players. I never expected us to get enough top players in to challenge the top four but there's plenty of good squad players out there we could have brought in by now. I've said before that you don't make money without spending it and that part of football is no different to any other business.

 

And for the record I'm pretty sure transfers can't be that bloody difficult to sort, unless you're a penny pinching, tight-arsed fat southern miser.

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How easy do you think transfers are ffs?

 

Aye must be a nightmare to get someone signed with 6months+prep, a club with 50k+ fans week in week out and a billionaire owner

i'd say it would be a hard to even get a few squad fillers in for the people you've just got rid of and then some quality in to improved the team.

your right

for only having over 6months the lads have done well bringing in a liverpool reserve and a winger+defender few had heard of.

 

Plaudits go out to them, job well done :rolleyes: our squads no bigger than last year, and season starts in about 2weeks

 

 

i'm not saying we wont sign people before the end of the window, i'm sure we will

i just think we should've had the better signings in for a few easy friendlies and such before the business end starts

 

(oh aye and i agree ashleys done well sorting out our finances a bit never disagreed with that...ijust think hes going be tight cash wise for the foreseeable future now hes pumped in money he didn't think he had to)

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Why would you be peaved with Ashley trying to sort out the mess you're in financially?

 

Surely you should be pleased he is securing the future of your club?

I agree. People are desperate for overnight solutions though. Despite them not having worked in the past.

 

Whoa there Neddy, Ashley's done an okay job of sorting said finances out, but what's the point if you're unable to compete at the end of the table where you actually make money? We could at least have bulked up the squad a bit even if it wasn't with top star players. I never expected us to get enough top players in to challenge the top four but there's plenty of good squad players out there we could have brought in by now. I've said before that you don't make money without spending it and that part of football is no different to any other business.

 

And for the record I'm pretty sure transfers can't be that bloody difficult to sort, unless you're a penny pinching, tight-arsed fat southern miser.

 

Short sighted Im afraid. You are going to have to consolidate before moving forward.

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Oh ye of little faith...

 

Can't believe that it's 31 July and some of you have already given up the cause. We've made 3 signings, we're in for a fourth and I think we'll have more developments as the window progresses. That's what "progressing" means. There's still plenty of time for us to identify targets and bring them in, and I'd rather we had a methodical way of doing this than panic buys and the chairman buying whoever he likes.

 

Remember, two of our better signings last season came on deadline day.

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