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May 12, 2017, 02:53:42 PM
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Macca77


Could this be the summer when we go mad and spend 100+ million on new players, possibly a lot more than that if Lukaku and Barkley go. Koeman has stated it will take 3 transfer windows before he is happy with "his squad", well this is the 3rd one, I'm a tad excited just thinking about it

One thing is for sure, an obscene amount of money will be spent by the bigger boys this summer

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May 12, 2017, 03:07:00 PM
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Having no knowledge of the subject whatsoever, has Financial Fair Play just gone out the window?

Seems everyone suddenly has hundreds of millions that they're supposedly going to spunk over the summer

May 12, 2017, 03:16:37 PM
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I think, as ever, it all depends on whether we can convince big/expensive players to come to us, but I'm very sure that the money and the will is there to spend a lot this summer.

I also think that some big wages and transfer fees will be offered and some of our fans might baulk at the amounts (similar to when Bolasie came) but that inflation and excessiveness might be the only strategy available to convince certain players to pick us over others. Put more simply, we might have to put the idea of value for money on the backburner for the summer.
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May 12, 2017, 03:19:51 PM
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Having no knowledge of the subject whatsoever, has Financial Fair Play just gone out the window?

Seems everyone suddenly has hundreds of millions that they're supposedly going to spunk over the summer

I have a feeling that a £25m player on a 5 year contract worth £100k a week would not take £25m off of your budget; rather it would be how much they are costing you in that financial year, so £10m would be nearer the mark.

I hope this is right, anyway 😁
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May 12, 2017, 03:20:22 PM
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I will be suprised if we don't spend over £100m this summer given the noises coming out of the club, even if we don't sell Barkley and Lukaku.

May 12, 2017, 03:22:07 PM
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We will probably  have to go mad with the budget to replace rom,which will be a task in itself.Getting top european strikers to come here will be difficult,one name that would fit the bill if not already mentioned is Bas Dost.Had a brilliant first season at sporting but he as a buyout clause of a cool 60 million.But if you want to compete thats the kind of dough youve got to spend.
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May 12, 2017, 03:25:33 PM
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We could really do with making a statement signing this summer
I think we will throw big money at a centre back

I just hope we've got lots of targets lined up because it seems as though all the top players have plenty of suitors and we will find it hard to win the race for the signature of any player who has interest from Champions League clubs as well

Business really does need to be done early as well and I would think a good 5/6 players need to come in, and that's without taking potential departures into account
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May 12, 2017, 03:29:07 PM
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I am just hoping our business is done by the end of July
Maybe a little dalliance on deadline today to make it exciting but main business all done and dusted

Not arsed how much we spend, just improve the squad

May 12, 2017, 03:29:22 PM
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Its inevitable that we will be linked with every Tom Dick and Harry available, was the summer last summer, hoping we don't have another Witsel saga to be honest. Its different this year though, we're comfortably the 7th best team in the league (not great but better than 11th!) and now have European football next season, so are more attractive to any potential new players. Get the deals done as early as possible
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May 12, 2017, 03:33:05 PM
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Having no knowledge of the subject whatsoever, has Financial Fair Play just gone out the window?

Seems everyone suddenly has hundreds of millions that they're supposedly going to spunk over the summer

revenue has gone fucking berserk all over the shop for all clubs.
TV revenue, sponsorships, outgoing transfers. Majority of Premier league clubs could spend close to £100m without falling foul of FFP to be fair.

You also get a warning on your first offence (based on previous examples). I'd probably keep my powder dry with that though. Use that ace in the hole if we creep into the top 4.

May 12, 2017, 03:38:12 PM
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I am just hoping our business is done by the end of July
Maybe a little dalliance on deadline today to make it exciting but main business all done and dusted

Not arsed how much we spend, just improve the squad

You're getting a like for the use of 'dalliance'. Underused word in my eyes.
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May 12, 2017, 03:51:36 PM
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Lxxx


Might be a window where we go for bigger clubs cast offs, as the expensive next big things will all be on the big boys radars so they'll need to trim their squads.

Which I'm quite happy about as more Schneidelin type signings will bring us up a level without being a high risk addition.

May 12, 2017, 04:09:51 PM
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I think we’re in a much better position than we were last season and I’m not talking a shift in league places.

We’ve had our boss in place for a year now. Players can see what they’re coming into now, as well as us having some form of European football. I also think the media are putting us across as a club on the up more than in previous seasons, how much affect this has on players and agents remains to be seen but it can only be better.

We’ve got an owner that isn’t afraid to spend and invest, with a new ground on the way.

I’d hope that Koeman has put enough pressure on the board now that we will get the players we want. The likes of Klaasen and Sandro should be attainable.

However I do think it will be more of the same when it comes to buying either big name players or players that other teams want. We’re still not on a level to compete with teams offering CL.

Hopefully now we’re beyond the Marco Arnautovic’s of this world using us as a ploy to get a better deal from Stoke City, that’s progress fellas.



May 12, 2017, 04:09:58 PM
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Yep. Deffo a like for dalliance. ;D
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May 12, 2017, 04:37:50 PM
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With the already confirmed or likely departures of Cleverley, Deulofeu, McGeady, Niasse, McCarthy and the forgotten Tarashaj, the new USM deal, the improved shirt sponsorship deals then a total spend of £100m you wouldn't think would be out of the question.  Add in the potential/likely sales of Lukaku and Ross to that pot and @Simon Paul will have to look at upgrading the site server with how busy it could be in here.
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