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  1. The answer to 2. lies somewhere between incompetence and corruption I think!
  2. I absolutely agree, hence my other post saying that fans are complicit in these situations, some of ours included. The FFP is an excuse, Steve has no ambition tendency!
  3. Fans are complicit in another way in that they demand their clubs sign this, that and the other expensive, highly paid player. Man Utd fans were all for signing Sanchez, if only because they got him ahead of Man City. Now they complain about how much he is paid. And of course we have our share of fans who would pay £10m and a massive wage for somebody like Assombalonga, whose record doesn't justify it, because they see him as a 'big name ' or that essential thing, a 'marquee signing'. Thankfully the club takes a more rational approach.
  4. Ask yourself why the Premier League are struggling to attract a high quality replacement for Scudamore. Or indeed why Scudamore left. Chances are they know that they would find it hard to continue delivering growth in TV revenue, especially domestically, as the market might be approaching saturation.
  5. Bolton's situation is not just down to their last owner, it is also a consequence of them overspending when they were in the Prem and racking up massive debts. I don't recall their fans protesting at the time. Gartside wanted to pull up the drawbridge precisely because he knew this kind of thing could happen.
  6. Salary cap usually means a cap on the salary budget not on individual salaries so no.
  7. Yes, they have to show they will be able to fulfil their fixtures. Mind you, this is the EFL, a note from their Mum will probably do.
  8. A fuller picture from the same source is here: http://priceoffootball.com/tag/bristol-city/ Note the net sales of £13m are to appear in the latest accounts. Presumably the sales of Kelly and Eisa will appear next year.
  9. I thought players had the right to walk away if they haven't been paid for a certain period? Edit: thanks @Sleepy1968 I have mixed feelings about this whole situation. On the one hand I think the game needs significant clubs to fold to come to its senses. On the other, I suspect it wouldn't make a blind bit of difference and clubs would carry on in the same reckless way. Goaded on by fans demanding they spend money they don't have. Paraphrasing Gareth Southgate: love the game, hate the business.
  10. It's not just preferring them to us, it's agreeing that they are the country's greatest fans. Like all irrational belief it is wholly without evidence.
  11. It seems clear that LJ would like to have signed him but on the one hand Lampard's arrival changed things and on the other we have to focus on priority positions. Palmer is a nice to have rather than.must have signing. Not out of the question at some point though as it's still hard to believe he will be in their first 18.
  12. It's shorthand and less of a mouthful than saying there will be players going out as well as coming in. Otherwise he would just refer to signings.
  13. My annual opportunity to say Trevor was the great unsung hero of the 1976 side. A terrific player in a variety of positions who has never had the credit he deserves.
  14. A case of if you pretend to build it they will pretend to come.
  15. He was the right man in the wrong job. DoF would have suited him better.
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