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25 minutes ago, MOGLET said:

So to clarify, (ive not been near a computer today) We didnt buy anyone, and we still have origi and keita?

Don't be ridiculous imagine if that was the case. If someone told me at the start of the transf........

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, MOGLET said:

So to clarify, (ive not been near a computer today) We didnt buy anyone, and we still have origi and keita?

Yes, but don't complain because that would mean you want to sign every player in the world and you want the moon on a stick and a big clock too, you hysterical fannnnnnny.

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"Erlin' lad? First of January, Kirby, be der or yer maa's pyar brown bread by bells lad got it? An fuck dem hair bands off yer blert" 

 

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I can get behind this to be honest 

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5 hours ago, Chris said:

 

I think it's the baseball in them. Success comes in cycles and isn't sustained. It's part of the model to go through periods of transition and rebuilding. Don't ask me why, it just is. You shift your big contracts and rebuild through trades and youth. Just happened with the Chicago Cubs, happened with the Phillies (my team) after they had a golden era and happens with their own Red Sox from time to time. 

 

Trouble is, getting back up there after you rebuild isn't a given (Phils haven't made the playoffs in about 10 years), and that's in a much more equitable system where oil teams can't just spend what they want, blow everyone out of the water and massacre the market for everyone else in the process. 

 

 

 

 

The problem with this idea is we can't afford to drop out of the top 4. We only just nicked in on the final day last season and it took a goal from alisson to get us in that position.

1 hour ago, Doctor Troy said:

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Well you see there's the rub. Across the two  windows prior to lockdown, we spent £16m and recouped £47m. So in some ways we're better off now. Thanks redbird. 

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14 minutes ago, Babb'sBurstNad said:

Point of pedantry, but even if Alisson didn't score that goal we'd still have finished in the top four. Assuming other results stayed the same, obviously.

Bit of course they wouldn't. 

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We don’t spend big anyway. What was the net spend in the Rick Parry days? I bet we’re not far off that these days and transfer fee’s have become astronomical compared to back then. What we have now are owners that are absolute magicians at grinding out value and maximising potential but they’ll never have us operating at the Man Utd, City or Chelsea end of the transfer market because the money it would take to grow is to that level is far more than they are willing to invest. Spending millions on players we’ll never play just to sell in 5 years time, buying big players that maximise our commercials value, fancy state of the art stadiums just won’t give them the return on their investment that doing the bare minimum whilst running is like a German car factory will. 

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2 minutes ago, Babb'sBurstNad said:

I think Rodgers' team imploding on the final day was a fair bet either way.

You might have a point on that. I'm pretty sure if we'd not beaten wba, we'd have imploded too. 

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6 minutes ago, Barrington Womble said:

You might have a point on that. I'm pretty sure if we'd not beaten wba, we'd have imploded too. 

Fair point, the momentum was with us, and that goal certainly cemented that sense.

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12 minutes ago, Babb'sBurstNad said:

I think Rodgers' team imploding on the final day was a fair bet either way.

Loves an implosion that fella 

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On 13/05/2021 at 06:42, Chairman Meow said:

Summer 2021 will be the same as almost every other year.

  • Probably sign someone very early in the window.
  • People spend most of the window listing our dross/fringe players/permacrocks and values we can get for them. 
  • That value is used to suggest players we can sign, the press will also start mentioning those until eventually they are Pearced.
  • Players like Mbappe and Haaland will be continually bought up as potential signings but go somewhere that actually pays transfer fees.
  • Selling Coutinho and buying Virgil and Alisson will be brought up by the "journalists" like Reddy etc. multiple times highlighting our genius.
  • With a few weeks of the window to go Anubis starts the January 2022 Transfer window thread when it becomes clear nothing else is going to happen.
  • The Echo publish approximately seven million articles about our under 10's producing the new Messi and saving us millions.
  • While the above is going on for us, every other team in the league spends way more than us as the Echo and the journalists start alternating their articles between "save us millions", "everyone is fucked by the covid impact" and "we can compete with anyone". 
  • The window slams shut and we are in the situation of having 14 or 15 players who are capable of competing and go into the season praying we are light on injuries as it's the only chance we have of being competitive.

 


In the main, remarkably accurate.

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According to the Echo, Fenerbache showing strong interest in Origi. Althought the English window has closed, it's open to 8 Spetember in Turkey.

 

What the fuck happened to FIFA \ UEFA standardising the football calendar?

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Letting Origi go would leave us even shorter up top, particularly during AFCON. However, I'd rather see Elliott go wide right with Jota and Firmino, than try wringing a performance out of Origi.

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15 minutes ago, Babb'sBurstNad said:

Letting Origi go would leave us even shorter up top, particularly during AFCON. However, I'd rather see Elliott go wide right with Jota and Firmino, than try wringing a performance out of Origi.

Nah you're better off not having a player than thinking you have one but he's actually not arsed.

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55 minutes ago, dockers_strike said:

According to the Echo, Fenerbache showing strong interest in Origi. Althought the English window has closed, it's open to 8 Spetember in Turkey.

 

What the fuck happened to FIFA \ UEFA standardising the football calendar?

Probably a mingebag loan offer with an option to buy for £4.5m.

 

They wanted Shaqiri a couple of times but were never willing to pay any actual money for him. 

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23 minutes ago, Doctor Troy said:

Probably a mingebag loan offer with an option to buy for £4.5m.

 

They wanted Shaqiri a couple of times but were never willing to pay any actual money for him. 

 

Has a Turkish club ever offered actual money for anyone?

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