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With silly money being paid for average players how much would we expect in total for our best players?

Would it be enough to start building a stadium of our own in the city?

Any success our current squad might bring would be short lived if our best are filched away by better resourced clubs.

Would it be better to defer immediate glory for the long term benefit of the club?
Dick Fearon, West Australia     Posted 31/07/2010 at 21:33:12

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Andy Crooks
1   Posted 01/08/2010 at 15:22:58

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Dick, do you mean cash in on our best players, get relegated and then build a stadium which will for ever stand as a monument to this folly? Incidentally, I admire your suggestion that immediate glory is impending.What happens in the next twelve months will decide the long term future of the club.
Eric Myles
2   Posted 01/08/2010 at 15:38:14

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Seems to me that silly money is being talked about except for our players. Other clubs must think / know we are desperate for money.

I mean if Lescott went for 22 mill, how come the papers report Arteta at 15 mill, or Jags at a similar price? They shoud be 35~40 mill players in comparison.
Charlie Percival
3   Posted 01/08/2010 at 17:11:03

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Who said anything about 'immediate glory'? Am I missing something here?

Dear David Moyes,

Thanks for your hard work the past 8 years. Were selling off the first team to buy a stadium in the City. We will probably get relegated and never recover, but its worth a try as we know you have worked in the lower leagues and can always find a bargain from a pub team'.
Julian Wait
4   Posted 01/08/2010 at 18:45:23

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This is wrong on so many levels I don't know where to begin. We have been in the top flight for more seasons than anyone else, sometimes by the skin of our teeth. I am proud of that and don't wish to sacrifice that record for some long term GAMBLE that has so many detrimental factors and things that could go wrong.

Our goal should be to continue to build the platform of solid top 6 accomplishments (mostly at least, notwithstanding last season' s injury laden debacle) and with City and Spurs and Villa break the CL driven cartel up once and for all.

If we end up with a "super 8" rotating through the top four places each season, that's some (limited) progress. If City with the PL first, with all that money, so be it, but I would still not trade places with them.

We need to be there or thereabouts and establishing ourselves longer term as a club to talk about, and one of integrity and decent values. I think that still means something and thank god we have Moyes - consider some of the alternatives: Hughes; O'Neill, Redknapp.

I would rather share the JJB with Wigan or Prenton Park with Tranmere than sell our best players to fund a shiny new folly of a stadium to be graced by lower quality players ...
Iain Love
5   Posted 01/08/2010 at 19:19:12

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The long term benifit of the club is to carry on as we are, slowly but surely becoming better and better whilst those around us boom & bust.
I would love to see rules applied to the prem that would level the playing field , similar to those applied for this coming season, that will shit the rich fuckers up.
Actually i think it's happening already.
Chad Schofield
6   Posted 02/08/2010 at 00:07:47

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perhaps we could buy lotto tickets with our cashed in money?

Sean McCarthy
7   Posted 02/08/2010 at 14:24:03

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Dick - were you pissed when you thought this one up???

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