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July 31, 2018, 05:26:58 PM
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They won't be able to pay his wages in the championship. Some compromise will have to be reached financially.


August 02, 2018, 02:31:48 PM
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Joyce just tweeted...

Ashley Williams, Kevin Mirallas, Cuco Martina and Nikola Vlasic have been told to train away from Evertonís first team squad by Marco Silva.





Iím surprised re Vlasic but ruthless all the same.

(Pochettino does this type of thing - see Lennon)

Vlasic is supposed to have a suspect temperament as well so that might factor into it (as well as him being largely disappointing since heís been here).

August 02, 2018, 02:41:39 PM
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Another three Koeman/Walsh purchases bite the dust. Fuckin wrecking ball those two, the damage they did.


August 02, 2018, 05:32:13 PM
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I hope never to see the likes of yannick bolasie play for us again.

Horrible footballer.

Mate of mine is a Palace fan and loves him. Which I think says more about Palace fans than Bolasie.

August 02, 2018, 05:53:12 PM
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Produced his best football for them, hasn't he? So it's natural to have that attachment and those memories.

Some of our lot can be a bit like that about Mirallas, harking back to his best moments years ago, and completely ignoring the years of shite he's served up since.

He also said he only showed up really for about half a dozen games a year, the big games he knew were going to be on Match of the Day later, so the tricks and actual taking players on came out. Says it all really.

August 03, 2018, 06:42:58 PM
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Whatever we do with the squad it we need to have some kind of strategy. Pochettino has guided Spurs to three top 4 finishes on the bounce with a net spend of £40m and brought them into a brand new stadium. That's got to be the model now as we approach BMD. It can be done with everyone on the same page.


August 03, 2018, 06:59:23 PM
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Selling Bale for 90 million helped, back then. Having Kane and Alli pop up also helped, and from a firm foundation of excellent defenders, with a decent keeper - their story is quite a bit different to ours :) But yes, it can be done with a bit of luck. Generally its investment, investment, investment. Fingers crossed were on our way too.

We sold a player for £90m not 12 months ago. It just takes a lot of sensible decisions when it comes to transfers from here on in but there's no reason we can't progress and still pay for a new stadium in the next few years. The signings of Dyne and Richarlison have reinforced my belief we'll have some structure and common sense moving forwards.

August 03, 2018, 09:37:19 PM
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Hang on lads we're in danger of future proofing our left hand side here for the next decade. What the fuck is Brands playing at?
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August 04, 2018, 09:34:17 PM
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He's done a great job hasn't he. Tbf it helps if you get one of the best strikers in the world through the youth system saving probs 100m plus....

Okay, letís for arguments sake say he bought a £100m striker instead of inheriting Kane. To do what heís done on £140m would be just as impressive.

Heís just a very, very good manager with a sensible chairman who knows how to handle the finances well.

August 05, 2018, 03:10:19 AM
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Aside the fact Spurs would never be allowed to spend anywhere near that ever on a player ...not even close ...so its dumb luck in reality ...the argument is there any top eight team with a player like kane has a chane of a class season ....until the last few weeks when it all goes to shit historically a la spurs .

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August 05, 2018, 03:18:11 AM
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Kane is closer to 200m in this market and heís a player who they couldnít otherwise attract. Beyond that though heís still done a fantastic job

We attracted one of the most prolific strikers in world football past few years, easily in Kaneís tier of top strikers. So that argument doesnít hold water. We paid £28m so in reality the difference wasnít that much. The main factor is we never had managers who could get the best out of him. Poch built high energy sides who got the ball back to front quickly, we didnít.
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August 05, 2018, 03:09:16 PM
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Looks like Zaha is off to Chelsea, likely Bolasie back to Palace according to a Palace season ticket holder I know.

August 16, 2018, 03:56:51 PM
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https://twitter.com/pbsportswriter/status/1029814316558680064

Don't know if this can be considered a reliable source.

They'll even offer to pay 10% of his wages too.

August 17, 2018, 04:08:13 PM
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August 17, 2018, 08:55:16 PM
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Over £100k/week being outsourced to Stoke for those two. Forget the signings Sir Brands deserves a medal for saving the club £5m a year on these deals.