But this is ridiculous! Everything we have done this January has been about money and in Premier League terms pitiful amounts of money.
The Yak goes, probably for a small loan fee and Leicester pay (some? all?) of his wages, saves us maybe 750k until summer. Pienaar gone for 3 million plus 750k in wages and Vaughan (possibly) to Celtic for 250k loan fee. S
o in the grand scheme of things we might have just made/saved 5m (being generous), I am sure a sizeable amount we just blew on Anichebe's wages?? (Of course I don't consider Coleman's contract a waste).
The Victor thing just highlights how the squad all of a sudden looks weaker, his signing looks all the more needed as we have virtually no quality or fit strikers available, hence why Chamionship (at best, was that to showcase him to clubs?) Vaughan got a run in the derby and now Chamiponship (at best) Victor gets a new deal.
Now I hope we are all surprised and we make a big splash in the transfer market but I do not see it coming. At best that 4 million will be used on some dodgy African striker we have never heard of, who has been plying his trade in France/Belgium for a goal return of 7 in 32.
Meanwhile Blackburn Rovers pick up Santa Cruz (why weren't we in for him?), Wheater to Bolton (I am sure we pulled out as we could not afford it), Hamill to Wolves (500k, surely worth a gamble?) and now I see Blackburn interested in Seb Larsson, out of contract in the summer from Brum (another player worth a look to bolster the squad?)....I could go on! In the meantime and our squad continues to deplete.
Unfortunately we seem to be stumbling through a period where a bunch of average teams are bypassing us in terms of position in the league and financial strength (Sunderland/Bolton/Blackburn) and we are accepting mid-lower half mediocrity (we hope!) for the foreseeable future. Depressing stuff I know, but true. If it continues I envision the loss of Baines, Fellaini, Rodwell and Arteta very soon.
Oh and I can't wait to see the rebirth of Leon Osman on the left now Pienaar has gone......(give Baxter or Bily a go please)!
Dick Bill, Posted 20/01/2011 at 16:16:00
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1 Posted 20/01/2011 at 21:20:26
2 Posted 20/01/2011 at 21:33:43
3 Posted 20/01/2011 at 21:38:56
I was saving him for the final day of the window.
4 Posted 20/01/2011 at 21:35:03
We are still most likely paying off the Fellaini and Bily deals and god knows who else on the never never.
The wage bill is obviously beyond our means and is now being cut.
How long can we survive and keep selling first team players without replacements?
5 Posted 20/01/2011 at 22:07:33
Things have been dire in recent years but I've never had such a sense of dread, as do a lot of blues. To quote the Dragons from the Den.... EFC would seem nothing more than a "Lifestyle Business" to BK.
Evasive, Cryptic, Back Peddling, Non Comments... Surely Westminster awaits you Bill. Let go!
6 Posted 20/01/2011 at 22:43:09
7 Posted 20/01/2011 at 23:03:37
8 Posted 20/01/2011 at 23:44:52
When someone presents a piss poor proposition in the "Dragons Den" that is only likely to achieve an income to sustain the "proposers" current lifestyle, then they describe it as "Life Style Business".
9 Posted 20/01/2011 at 23:49:20
Of course I would like to see new faces in and so far we have only shipped out players. That's not good. But please stop the FM-posts saying we ought to be in for this or that kid from Mediocre FC. We only just did the Pienaar deal, I reckon we are going to use that money to get in a new face or two this transfer window. Patience. A deal is not made in one night.
10 Posted 21/01/2011 at 00:36:38
Cash would be a big help too.
11 Posted 21/01/2011 at 02:03:27
12 Posted 21/01/2011 at 02:22:26
13 Posted 21/01/2011 at 04:29:19
14 Posted 21/01/2011 at 10:32:20
15 Posted 21/01/2011 at 14:07:29
16 Posted 21/01/2011 at 16:58:02
17 Posted 21/01/2011 at 16:19:00
18 Posted 21/01/2011 at 18:24:51
19 Posted 21/01/2011 at 21:53:15
Plus wingers like that are hard to come by these days
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