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Offline paul_e

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2655 on: October 25, 2021, 12:04:29 AM »
One thing that really annoys me is when fans  talk about net spend and translate that into  zero spend. FFS net spend argument is bollocks. Just because we got £100M in and spent about the same it does not mean we didn't spend any money. Just ask Norwich and Leverkusen and Southampton how much money they have had from us yes real money that owners backed us with.

Exactly. We couldnít spend £100m on a player because no one that good would come to us. Seems clear to me the strategy was get into Europe with this squad and then spend big again when we can offer European football to top quality players.

We clearly held back on the spending in the summer (not that it is automatically a bad thing to do). There are 2 possible reasons for that, the first is create a buffer so if we did make the top 4/6/whatever and get into a UEFA competition we would have extra funds to throw at the squad whilst staying safe in terms of FFP (as you seem to be suggesting). The other option is that this summer with Smith and the 'replace 1 player with 3' thing was seen as plan a and could be done whilst also keeping funds for plan b, either to give Smith a bit extra in January or to give to a new manager to bringa few of his own in.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2656 on: October 25, 2021, 04:46:10 AM »
We sell one player and sign a few for a net spend of zero, but you know what, someone has to pay their wages!!!.

Offline Rigadon

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2657 on: October 25, 2021, 06:34:22 AM »
Iíll admit to being just a tad bit pissed when writing that post.  It was overly harsh - theyíve spent a fuck ton of money and deserve a lot of credit for it.  So Iíll happily retract! 

I just want to see the club move forward and they will need to spend another £xhundred to achieve it.  Iím not completely convinced they will. 

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2658 on: October 25, 2021, 07:49:26 AM »
I think itís fair enough to ask questions as the project proceeds, without doubting what theyíve done already, which is immense.

Offline Rigadon

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2659 on: October 25, 2021, 08:18:35 AM »
I was all ĎVeruca Saltí after too much wine.  I think itís partly the Newcastle takeover too.  All quite unsettling after what looked a clear trajectory to greatness.  Maybe itís latter-year Lerner haunting my (hungover) mind. 

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2660 on: October 25, 2021, 09:22:29 AM »
I'd have thought it was having seen an abject performance where everyone, and everything, looked shit.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2661 on: October 25, 2021, 09:43:48 AM »
Iíll admit to being just a tad bit pissed when writing that post.  It was overly harsh - theyíve spent a fuck ton of money and deserve a lot of credit for it.  So Iíll happily retract! 

I just want to see the club move forward and they will need to spend another £xhundred to achieve it.  Iím not completely convinced they will. 

Donít worry weíve all done it mate
Well most of us

Offline Rigadon

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2662 on: October 26, 2021, 11:19:42 AM »
Iíll admit to being just a tad bit pissed when writing that post.  It was overly harsh - theyíve spent a fuck ton of money and deserve a lot of credit for it.  So Iíll happily retract! 

I just want to see the club move forward and they will need to spend another £xhundred to achieve it.  Iím not completely convinced they will. 

Donít worry weíve all done it mate
Well most of us

Ha! Iím sure most have!  Thanks.

Online The Edge

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2663 on: October 26, 2021, 12:25:43 PM »
In terms of investment we've been truly blessed since the owners came in. But I really think we are being hamstrung by the 15,000 on the season ticket waiting list. We've always had one of the country's top stadium's but VP is now only the 8th largest stadium in the PL and soon to become the 9th once Everton build their new 54,000 capacity ground. The extra numbers and the extra match day income are now paramount. Off the field we are now being steadily left behind.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2664 on: October 26, 2021, 01:31:05 PM »
We'll have a new North stand before Bramley Moore is done. They're still dredging it.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2665 on: October 26, 2021, 01:32:10 PM »
In terms of investment we've been truly blessed since the owners came in. But I really think we are being hamstrung by the 15,000 on the season ticket waiting list. We've always had one of the country's top stadium's but VP is now only the 8th largest stadium in the PL and soon to become the 9th once Everton build their new 54,000 capacity ground. The extra numbers and the extra match day income are now paramount. Off the field we are now being steadily left behind.

2009-2010 looked like the opportune time to develop off the field and expand Villa Park. Instead we went backwards, appointed the worst manager we possibly could have, watched the crowds dwindle and now that we are back we are further behind than we were in 2010

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2666 on: October 26, 2021, 06:05:15 PM »
We'll have a new North stand before Bramley Moore is done. They're still dredging it.
Let's hope you're right. They really need to get a move on with it. I did hear that quite a bit has been spent on it recently behind the scenes which doesn't fill me with hope that it's happening any time soon.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2667 on: October 26, 2021, 07:51:59 PM »
I did the tour last August and it was looking slick inside.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2668 on: October 26, 2021, 08:22:23 PM »
The positive thing these days is if we have an increase in capacity there's a very good chance we'll fill it every week. Not too many times you've been able to say that over the years.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #2669 on: October 26, 2021, 08:47:58 PM »
We'll have our highest average attendance since 1950 this year and average over 41,500. We have the 8th highest average attendance and the fourth highest seat occupancy at 98.4% full, a lot of which is down to segregation.

Build, build, build.

 


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