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If Moyes doesn't get the large sum of cash over the summer that he needs, I fear that this means a couple of outcomes that would really have me worried.

The first is that he may only be able to make one or two additions to the current squad because of a lack of a large amount of money. If he has to sell players to raise funds, does this mean that we will still have a squad too small to cope with a full season? Given his hesitancy in promoting young players, you could really see this happening.

The second outcome is that his hand will be forced and he will pad out the squad with a large amount of young players. While you know that some of them could well be brilliant successes, you would still feel that they would dilute the squad too much. We don't have enough senior players as it is and having to fill the squad with youngsters would mean a large step backwards in terms of progress and keeping up with top six finishes.

Yes, seeing Moyes getting handed a transfer budget of £50M would be great. Five new signings and three or four youngsters promoted to the senior squad would be ideal. It would be brilliant. It could happen, and I really hope it does, but somehow I don't see it.
Kieran Fitzgerald, Dublin     Posted 18/04/2008 at 11:46:26

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Mark Jensen
1   Posted 18/04/2008 at 13:53:28

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Following on from the so called dark days under Wally Smith (Gascoigne and Ginola). I noticed our manager had a midfiled consisting of Carsley, Neville and at some stage Gravesen. All 30+, past their sell-by-date and playing against Chelsea in a game we needed to win to hold onto fifth. In January he said we had enough players.

Given the poor show on offer last night I think I will pay-as-you-go next season (instead of a season ticket) and miss the last five games, as that is what the rest of the players seem to do season in season out.

Mark Pendleton
2   Posted 19/04/2008 at 07:29:29

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I thought we had enough players too, but to lose Cahill, Arteta and Ossie is a big blow. Chelsea were complaining enough at the loss of Lampard for a couple of games for goodness sake!

Look, Gravesen was brought in as no risk cover and will be gone in the summer, Carsley is still an excellent player when in a holding role as part of a 5 man midfield. Neville would normally play at right back and is fine there.
Alan Foster
3   Posted 19/04/2008 at 08:51:53

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What planet are you on? £50M to spend? He?ll be lucky to get a third of that! And as for youngsters, he just ain?t interested unless they are big lump centre-forwards. Otherwise we?d have seen the introduction of one or two during our midfield crisis.

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