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I'm not sure what the 'policy' will be, and I just hope that the purchase(s) we have made or are in the process of negotiating did have some input from AVB.
The 'youth' policy seems to be something that Levy appears to favour and seemed to be the way under Comolli - but I think that is for financial rather than footballing reasons (ie it's normally cheaper to buy the unfinished article and 'older' tend players have less resale value than a player in their peak years - so buy young talent, enhance/improve and sell at a profit).
'Arry strayed away from that policy - whether that was due to financial constraints (ie money wasn't readily available for anything more expensive) or other reasons (ie 'arry buying to fix issues), who knows? As stated before, I personally think that was the main source of concern between Levy et al and 'arry and was the main reason for 'arry going - but that is conjecture.
IMHO, I don't care what the policy is, as long as the 'team' and squad works. If AVB can get a team of U24's to perform, fine by me ... if he wants a team of over 27's, fine by me ... if he wants a mix, fine by me. As long as he gets the team to play and achieve.
Interesting times, especially if the new ground actually materialises over the next few years as well.
sig looks a decent signing. nothing special but a good young player who can score from long range.
for the 1st time in years we can look foward to free kicks on the edge of the box, knowing their is a decent chance we might score!
id sell huddlestone to fulham as i hear jol wants a reunion, if only to have someone to take to all u can eat buffets.
id let khum,jenas,gomes,bentley & gallas go.
sign vert to replace gallas. he can also cover at LB.
caulker has extended his contract so he can be replacement for nelson. try to sign ade if he lowers his wage demand to the same level as our highest earner.
sign amos or butland. both promising young english keepers to take over from friedel.
A johnson or redmond to compete with lennon & cover for all his hamstring & groin tweeks!
id say baines at LB but sounds like everton want a lot for him.
& if we can sign vert, he can play there too.
but id still try to get him!
to replace modric,moutinho looks like the 1 avb wants.
heard good things about him from pundits,other board members & fans. played well in the EUROs.
hopefully defoe will get some more game time now that arry has gone, & with it the "VDV is untouchable spell".
hopefully when "easy as AVB" see's VDV crawling all 4s, he will take him off especially when u have our most likely goalscorer sat on the bench. for some reason harry seemed scared to take him off in a lot of games.
friedel(last season as 1st choice thou!)
walker dawson vert baines/e...e...ekotto (hard to say!)
lennon parker moutinho bale
or against really good teams-
lennon parker sandro bale
be active with subs. vdv to replace defoe & sigs to replace moutinho if need be.
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'....hopefully defoe will get some more game time now that arry has gone, & with it the "VDV is untouchable spell".
hopefully when "easy as AVB" see's VDV crawling all 4s, he will take him off especially when u have our most likely goalscorer sat on the bench. for some reason harry seemed scared to take him off in a lot of games...'
Is that right SB? I looked and VDV only played 90 minutes in 10 games out of 40 (35 starts) played last season - averaged about 70 minutes per game. A similar figure as the season before ( 36 games, 36 starts, 14 games of 90 minutes, averaged 76 minutes). Doesn't that mean that 'arry substituted him in roughly two thirds of the games?