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Online Sexual Ealing

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4380 on: November 01, 2022, 05:19:21 PM »
Those glass windows are the worst.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4381 on: November 01, 2022, 05:23:58 PM »
The Villa is looking more like an ambitious club again with Emery coming in - difficult to argue against that being about as good an appointment as we could've pulled out the bag.  He's won more than some of the other big names we were discussing too, so not some kind of booby prize or also-ran. 

They must've promised mega bucks transfer budgets to get him to come, so I'm back in the 'believer' camp!  Hallelujah! 

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4382 on: November 02, 2022, 10:06:47 AM »
Soooo, given our commitment to Emery, of the longest managerial deal in our history, as well as nice long deals for some of our better players, and the redevelopment of Villa Park and it's environs, are we now satisfied that the owners really are still as committed as we thought? There were some questions before but given the quality of the man coming in, and the things I guess he was promised, are we all feeling positive again?

My gut feeling is that these guys really are in it for the long haul, they want to succeed and are putting the framework in place.

I have never doubted their commitment and all the trappings of infrastructure, stadium etc are great but i would like to see us starting to pay the big bucks for top class players.

Our biggest purchase to date is Buendia (£33m) which for the larger clubs is below the cost for an average full back

Our keeper - as great as he is / was cost £20m where the hopeful European clubs are buying them for £70m+

I am not just talking about the Cite£ lot either, quite a few clubs are spending £50+ for players yet we seem stuck with a glass window on transfer fees

Either that or £50m+ players donít want to come here as we are not in the champs league

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4383 on: November 02, 2022, 10:30:01 AM »
Yep, and the salaries that go with them is also a risk. Breaking our wage structure/making him the top-earner is how we got Coutinho on the cheap, transfer-wise.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4384 on: November 02, 2022, 11:18:12 AM »
Surely we'd be hamstrung by FFP if we started throwing the really serious money around...

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4385 on: November 02, 2022, 12:57:43 PM »
Surely we'd be hamstrung by FFP if we started throwing the really serious money around...

As DW has stated several time - it only seems to be an issue with us

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4386 on: November 02, 2022, 01:06:45 PM »
Surely we'd be hamstrung by FFP if we started throwing the really serious money around...

As DW has stated several time - it only seems to be an issue with us

Not many other teams are chucking it about.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4387 on: November 02, 2022, 01:20:38 PM »
We did, when we were a newly promoted team. No reason why we can't do so with three years of Premier League cash and loads of Grealish and Chukwuemeka money.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4388 on: November 02, 2022, 01:27:20 PM »
Isnít our budget about the 7/8th highest in the league? I canít see how we could realistically expect to splurge more before our revenues increase. We need to start overachieving on the pitch, rather than underachieving. The problem isnít the level of financial commitment.

I donít see the relevance of Chelsea spending £70m on a keeper. We just bought well when we got Martinez. We also did so when weíd just stayed-up on 35 points. Chelsea were competing for top domestic and European honours at this time. Should Man City have spent £90m on Nunez rather than £50m on Haaland?

I never understand it when fans say ĎI donít care how much a player costs, itís not my moneyí. Even if the owners are very wealthy, their resources are still finite, and they have other commitments competing for them. At one point we thought Randy was the saviour. It didnít turn out like that. Despite their enormous wealth, the Man City owners concentrated on putting the infrastructure in place to have the potential for them to be self sufficient.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4389 on: November 03, 2022, 07:45:00 PM »
Drove past the new academy on the Brookvale site today. They're well underway with it.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4390 on: January 08, 2023, 09:45:23 PM »
Come on never mind about a 50k stadium.  Get your debit cards out and support the manager properly.  And help him get rid of some of these utterly not good enough fringe players.  And help him get rid of Lang whilst youíre at it.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4391 on: January 08, 2023, 09:48:04 PM »
Lange has helped conjure up a right shit show of a squad for huge sums of money. He's clearly not up to it.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4392 on: January 09, 2023, 12:30:34 AM »
Imagine what the owners are thinking after watching this lot today

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4393 on: January 09, 2023, 12:41:47 AM »
Theyíre thinking this is why we need to support this manager. Because he canít keep pulling rabbits out of his arse with this squad. I am sure between now and August upwards of 10 players will be bought or sold.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #4394 on: January 09, 2023, 10:06:15 AM »
I've never really given Lange a huge amount of thought, but thinking about his signings currently, it doesn't reflect very well on him at all.

 


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