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Online PaulWinch again

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Re: FFP
« Reply #975 on: March 01, 2024, 05:10:22 PM »
My reading is we would sell to buy - I cant see a fire sale

I see it more as whether selling a prize asset will leave us in a stronger position with the players it means were able to buy

Its not going to be about sell to buy if its a loss were trying to cover, at least not directly.

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Re: FFP
« Reply #976 on: March 01, 2024, 05:13:19 PM »
Honestly, I think there was a lot of interpreting of what Ornstein said. All he said was that clubs are under more FFP pressure than before, and that other teams were interested in Ramsey. I don't know how either of these facts add up to 'ORNSTEIN PREDICTS VILLA FIRE SALE', or 'NEWCASTLE IN RAMSEY SWOOP' or whatever.

He said we MUST SELL by the end of June.

Did he? I subscribe to The Athletic and everything and I don't remember him saying that. Perfectly possible I missed it, of course.

Morse wouldn't have missed that 😉

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Re: FFP
« Reply #977 on: March 01, 2024, 05:16:04 PM »
He said we MUST SELL by the end of June.
Well that's load of bollocks as there is no mechanism within the football market to do that.

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Re: FFP
« Reply #978 on: March 01, 2024, 05:19:55 PM »
Honestly, I think there was a lot of interpreting of what Ornstein said. All he said was that clubs are under more FFP pressure than before, and that other teams were interested in Ramsey. I don't know how either of these facts add up to 'ORNSTEIN PREDICTS VILLA FIRE SALE', or 'NEWCASTLE IN RAMSEY SWOOP' or whatever.

He said we MUST SELL by the end of June.

Did he? I subscribe to The Athletic and everything and I don't remember him saying that. Perfectly possible I missed it, of course.

Morse wouldn't have missed that 😉

I think, sadly, in the end the only thing Morse and I share is that we both like 'Parsifal'.

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Re: FFP
« Reply #979 on: March 01, 2024, 05:23:49 PM »
He said we MUST SELL by the end of June.
Well that's load of bollocks as there is no mechanism within the football market to do that.
But its The Athletic , they don't get things wrong

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Re: FFP
« Reply #980 on: March 01, 2024, 09:30:50 PM »
If we are being honest the one we would get huge bucks for is Luiz. His age, nationality and the fact he would probably improve most the 10-12 teams in Europe (including EPL) who are actually better than us.

My gut feeling is that if we do need to sell someone for 50-100m to keep the books ticking over it might actually be Bailey.

His stock is probably never going to be higher than it is right now, he plays in a style and position that rich clubs always are interested in signing, he's the ideal age and it's not impossible that he's just having an Amr Zaki / Roque Santa Cruz season.

Then Emery just turns Diaby into the new Bailey next year.

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Re: FFP
« Reply #981 on: March 01, 2024, 09:37:53 PM »
If we had to sell someone Id be tempted to say Martinez, purely from the point of view its generally easier to get a half decent keeper than to eg replace a top class striker.

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Re: FFP
« Reply #982 on: March 01, 2024, 09:42:11 PM »
If we had to sell someone Id be tempted to say Martinez, purely from the point of view its generally easier to get a half decent keeper than to eg replace a top class striker.

I have nightmares about the goalies we had before Emi.

Id flog Watkins first.

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Re: FFP
« Reply #983 on: March 01, 2024, 09:42:57 PM »
If we had to sell someone Id be tempted to say Martinez, purely from the point of view its generally easier to get a half decent keeper than to eg replace a top class striker.

But like last year, where to? I still don't see anyone who is able to pay us the 70-80m to make it worth our while, needing or wanting to spend that on a 31 year old keeper.

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Re: FFP
« Reply #984 on: March 01, 2024, 09:44:20 PM »
We've got one great centre forward and one great keeper and there aren't many about, if anyone goes it will be frommidfield.

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Re: FFP
« Reply #985 on: March 01, 2024, 09:49:47 PM »
If we had to sell someone Id be tempted to say Martinez, purely from the point of view its generally easier to get a half decent keeper than to eg replace a top class striker.
Martinez would be last on my list to sell.

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Re: FFP
« Reply #986 on: March 01, 2024, 10:17:46 PM »
If we had to sell someone Id be tempted to say Martinez, purely from the point of view its generally easier to get a half decent keeper than to eg replace a top class striker.

I have nightmares about the goalies we had before Emi.

Id flog Watkins first.

Not for me. Hes one who wed have to spend the entire incoming fee to adequately replace I reckon.

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Re: FFP
« Reply #987 on: March 01, 2024, 10:25:14 PM »
Honestly, I think there was a lot of interpreting of what Ornstein said. All he said was that clubs are under more FFP pressure than before, and that other teams were interested in Ramsey. I don't know how either of these facts add up to 'ORNSTEIN PREDICTS VILLA FIRE SALE', or 'NEWCASTLE IN RAMSEY SWOOP' or whatever.

He said we MUST SELL by the end of June.

Did he? I subscribe to The Athletic and everything and I don't remember him saying that. Perfectly possible I missed it, of course.

Yes, he said it in a now deleted tweet, which in itself is pretty damning.

Offline TheMalandro

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Re: FFP
« Reply #988 on: March 01, 2024, 10:28:52 PM »
If we had to sell someone Id be tempted to say Martinez, purely from the point of view its generally easier to get a half decent keeper than to eg replace a top class striker.

I have nightmares about the goalies we had before Emi.

Id flog Watkins first.

Not for me. Hes one who wed have to spend the entire incoming fee to adequately replace I reckon.

Probably right. He does suit the tactics perfectly.

Offline Percy McCarthy

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Re: FFP
« Reply #989 on: March 01, 2024, 10:38:02 PM »
If we had to sell someone Id be tempted to say Martinez, purely from the point of view its generally easier to get a half decent keeper than to eg replace a top class striker.

I have nightmares about the goalies we had before Emi.

Id flog Watkins first.

Not for me. Hes one who wed have to spend the entire incoming fee to adequately replace I reckon.

Probably right. He does suit the tactics perfectly.

If we simply HAVE to sell, Id go Digne, Cash, Sanson, Dendonker, Duran (young replacements already in situ?). And send back Zaniolo. If we could offload Coutinho that would slash the wage bill surely with no-one conning in, plus a tidy bit in fees.

Although I do think well get somebody more experienced than Tim to cover Boubas injury.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2024, 10:39:48 PM by Percy McCarthy »

 


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