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  1. #2401
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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    Slightly jealous to see WBA have Grosicki on the bench, not going to lie.


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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    Quote Originally Posted by TommyT View Post
    Slightly jealous to see WBA have Grosicki on the bench, not going to lie.
    That’s what you can do when you get an additional £100m of parachute money over three seasons, on top of your regular commercial income.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    Aah, parachute payments. The ultimate prize money for abject failure.


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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    Covering Robinson's 40k+ p/w wages and a 7 figure loan fee too.

    It's easy to play Football Manager and claim we should be signing the same lot, but it's damn hard to compete at that level.


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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    Aah, parachute payments. The ultimate prize money for abject failure.
    Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    I might suggest to my employers, that they institute a new policy, that If and when we completely bollocks-up a project, that the relevant Project Manager is rewarded with a bonus for the next three years equivalent to 50% of his salary.

    That’s got to work!


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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    Quote Originally Posted by Listen 'ere young man View Post
    Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
    Pretty hard to love a dude with less money than the next dude though.


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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    So whilst we're all slagging off our January business is it worth observing that when we made the changes to bring on 2 of those 'signings' we were 2-1 down against the League leaders and came back to draw 2-2?


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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik View Post
    So whilst we're all slagging off our January business is it worth observing that when we made the changes to bring on 2 of those 'signings' we were 2-1 down against the League leaders and came back to draw 2-2?
    Also, how about that Grosicki? He comes on and not five minutes later, bam! westbrom get equilized. Evidence of shit recruiting clearly. According to some standards anyway.


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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik View Post
    So whilst we're all slagging off our January business is it worth observing that when we made the changes to bring on 2 of those 'signings' we were 2-1 down against the League leaders and came back to draw 2-2?
    The only influence I can think they had on the game is Matty Cash thinking "I ain't clipping this in for them clowns to fuck it up" and he just smashed it.

    They are, were and will continue to be shite all three of them. If we are going two up front late on I'd have chucked that Mighten on up top with Grabs and told him not to stop running for the 10 minutes hes on there. Ameobi is 10 times the player that DJ player is and Semedo is gash.

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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    That’s what you can do when you get an additional £100m of parachute money over three seasons, on top of your regular commercial income.
    Or limit what you're able to spend on players + wages by tieing 3m/year (roughly 60k/wk) up in a player who can't make the bench).


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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I might suggest to my employers, that they institute a new policy, that If and when we completely bollocks-up a project, that the relevant Project Manager is rewarded with a bonus for the next three years equivalent to 50% of his salary.

    That’s got to work!
    You jest, but if you replace the word "project" with "fund" in the above sentence then it's an accurate reflection of the finance industry.

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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-aSemedoBlueJeans&Chinos View Post
    Or limit what you're able to spend on players + wages by tieing 3m/year (roughly 60k/wk) up in a player who can't make the bench).
    This just shows how difficult it is for clubs like us without PL revenue, because the majority of players that people who are unhappy with our recruitment actually wanted were in the same sort of cost range.

    The route to success in this league for us has always been down the buy cheap, hope they're decent, sell them on route, and crucially stick with a manager and squad for many years so that we're not spending half the season gelling every year.

    Because our success will be determined by our weaker-on-paper team having a 100% understanding of each other, belief in the manager and what he's doing and a desire for the club to be better than it is. We can't financially compete against those who have access to parachute payments so there's no point trying just to sign "the best" players, we have to beat them in another way.


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    Default Re: January 2020, an important window

    Really hope we don't live to regret the biggest window in a decade ultimately being a failure. Top 2 was possible this season with the inconsistencies of both Leeds and WBA. Playoffs should have been absolutely nailed down in January but now we are looking over our shoulders nervously.

    I worry that we actually got weaker in the window. We lost Adomah who is playing a role at Cardiff, Robinson and Chema who were both solid backups (understanding there was value with both). We signed pretty poorly it appears.


 

 

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