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  • David N David N Jul 18, 2008 21:26 Flag

    We should not be a stable to feed others

    I really am beginning to dislike the attitude that we are some kind of stable where we breed and sell and are pleased with the profits.

    Oh we got him for 7 million and we are selling at 20 million as if that is some consolation and we are doing what comes natrually to the club.

    If we sell at 20 or 30 million then we need to be investing in like calibre players not down grading or we will remain out of the top four always as our purpose would be only to feed them (let's exclude Arsenal).

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    • I'm reading that our policy is...for older players, if they are unsettled, and there are suitable bids for them, then we sell them...turn around and buy young talent.

      Well, this sounds just like a stable to me, and I'll say again as I did before...it's good business acumen...but it sucks for progress in the game.

      We know that once we've blooded that young talent, here comes johnny deeppockets to snap him up (at a prift to us of course).

      So what does that say as far as us fans and our dreams of top flight (challenging for a top 4 place)football and challenging for trophies?

    • don't think you'll get anyone disagree with you on that score.

      however, if a player is unhappy and wants to move to what he sees as a 'bigger club' or for cl football, he or his agent will do all they can to forge that move, irrespective of what the club, or its fans want, then get rid is what i say, and get as much as possible for that player as you possibly can, cos it's a fact that he will be a disruptive influence in the changing room, let's not lose sight of that pure and simple ;-)

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      • Agree with you berlinspur on the fact that we should let them move on and most certinaly cash in in such an event.

        But I also strongly feel we need to realise that we need to be replacing quality with like quality, as otherwise the money "victory" is a worthless and we have to start rebuilding instead of moving on from where we had got to.

    • don't think you'll get anyone disagree with you on that score.

      however, if a player is unhappy and wants to move to what he sees as a 'bigger club' or for cl football, he or his agent will do all they can to forge that move, irrespective of what the club, or its fans want, then get rid is what i say, and get as much as possible for that player as you possibly can, cos it's a fact that he will be a disruptive influence in the changing room, let's not lose sight of that pure and simple ;-)