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  1. That is how all clubs are run, the head coach does not spend the money, he also explained how the current situation has impacted transfer goals , in and out.. But dig a lot deeper and you will find the input of Klopp from top to bottom, and a definition of his "Liverpool" . player type and football approach. He works very hard with the youth set up and has 5 or 6 players identified to bring into the first team set up. From day one he stated that was one of his aims, to have Liverpool (Klopp) players eady from internal development. There are many similarities with Pat Lam, again, I urge people
  2. And explains why we ended up with Holden
  3. Assombalonga out of contract this summer. Huge wages. Sign Fam on a free as a replacement.
  4. The real issue will hit this summer. We will , most likely lose Weimann , Hunt, Fam, Patterson, Walsh , Adelakun, Watkins and Baker . You can argue about their playing ability, and yes it would free up a wage bill. However, the cost of replacements (our investment in that group was what ? £15 to 15 M) are the real issue even if we had a clue about identifying talent. The FFP headroom we have, as detailed above is a false hope, as it does not convey the huge increase in wage bill and the loss of income from lack of sales and matchday of 20/21. Meaning the losses for this season risk being astr
  5. It certainly did , and you are right. I was baffled at how we used the Kodja fee, it should have been spent keeping Reid and Bryan at the club for a few more years, and it would have done for the value of the Engval fee. In the end the wasted Kodja money meant we needed to sell the players the club needed to grow with us. (they would have moved on, but both would have signed a better deal) . The red flag went up when we spent a record fee and wages on a centre back. Not a forward, a centre back. A good player, not a Prem player, and you needed that to have an upside (Kelly and Webster) . With
  6. There have been 2 notable periods of success under the owner. Garry J and Steve C. How would you describe both people and their teams ? Both big on man management and people skills, both created teams filled with hungry players with something to prove. Warnock, not our favourite person, but manages to work with the man management side to get results, and often very fast. ( half decent turnaround of Boro this season too) Learn from the good examples not the bad.
  7. There are a long list of examples, but to understand why I completely disagree with the club policy , and mismanagement you just have to look at the signing of Wells. On the surface, a goal scorer and pretty able at Championship level. But putting 5.5 M into a near 30 year old who has no chance of ever being a Prem player or of having a strong upsell or residual transfer fee is exactly the sort of nonsense we used to do. We claim we no longer do it , but we did and we do. The impact of that signing on wage bill and bottom line accounts is devastating. It is a big financial hole. If that was th
  8. Considering our injury crisis, we still had our record signing , a centre back (as well!) out there, a £20m centre back on loan , a £2.5 M goalkeeper, a 3.5 m and 2.5 M centre midfield and our second highest signing up front. Not forgetting a 5.5 M forward (or is he now a winger) on the bench. Yes we are missing DaSilva , Weimann too for his running around, and the hot and cold Jamie P for some cameo appearances. . We don't know if Williams is a loss as he has never played, a bit similar to Walsh at this level. The team is unbalanced, Vyner and Adelakun hardly your first choice in midfield. B
  9. There is no shock or surprise here. If you are to operate a buy and sell model, you need to buy and sell well. The Kodja money was wasted on awful purchases, which were subsequently shored up (in the accounts ) by selling Bryan, Flint and Reid. A super deal for Webster got us out of another big hole (well done all for that) but we have been papering over the huge cracks of a flawed talent identity and player purchase policy (or total random policy). We have lost opportunity with Fam (and whilst his book value is low, that is only part of the story, he has a replacement cost and is a lost inco
  10. Angle to attack ? No it is an example of how a club should be run if they actually deploy a method of running a club that is focused on talent identification and development. It is an example of a how correct application of a philosophy can work. It is called competitive market intelligence. Normally on here, people are dismissing of the other 49 clubs that have got to the Prem by saying the reference is not valid. Parachute payments, FFP rule infringement, much bigger club, huge history, you name it, the excuses role. The reason Brentford is used is ; well there are no excuses as to why we c
  11. As a player, he is (was) ok. It is more about investing so much on a player that will not have an upside. That he is not used well, plays out of position and the club does not seem to know how to maximise his ability is another issue. Plus he clearly has regretted the move.
  12. The signing of Wells (who is not bad at our level) was another example of the confused nonsense at the club. Would Brentford have signed him (or Brunt)? Posh ? Southampton ? Never in a million years. You would sign him on a free transfer at that age. It means we will have to generate an upside on another player to pay for that transfer. It was a terrible decision and shows we do not have a genuine any policy or strategy at the club. It is a big charade, and will fall apart as we have run out of big assets to sell, and the environment has changed. If Fam leaves in the summer for nothing, we wil
  13. Controlled vanity project then. You are making good points, but damage limitation is also evident. Hey, nothing wrong with that either, it's not our money. I think the argument is more related to how the money is pent rather than the amount.
  14. Then how can you spend one of our biggest fees in history and wages on 30 year old Wells ? Makes no sense. Like everything at the club. No real mission or target or consistency.
  15. Im not so sure ego , SL has little regard for a public profile. No idea what it is mind, but on the football side, as opposed to his other ventures he has a blind side. Or maybe better, a different agenda. I am not so sure such a capable person has a blind side, he knows what he is doing, nothing we write here will be a surprise to him. It might agitate him, annoy even, but the home truths only he can answer. He has chosen this path . There is no nasty agenda, he is covering his spend, and if he sold tomorrow the whole lot, he would be close to cutting even. But he clearly wants a certain type
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