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I think the lessons we can learn are that a talented squad without a stable managerial situation can still struggle. In a way results = Squad quality x Manager Quality . I think we can also learn or deduce that it might might be better to spend £20-30 on one player each summer but carefully put together a good squad than to spend that same money on 4 hopefuls. Mind you Cahill and Demba Ba where single digit purchase. Cahill cost £7.0 million.
Mata, Oscar and Hazzard all cost in the 20-30 range.
For Arsenal I rather buy 2 players for £20 mill this summer than 4 for £10 mill.
Once again, very well put Govinda.
I totally agree with your post.
I hope for the sake of the long-suffering fans that there's a significant shift in mindset on how we work the transfer market among power brokers at the club in the forthcoming closed season. I also hope that the risk-averse Yank owner realises that it's actually in his best interest for the club to succeed on the pitch, and get rid of the current strategy of looking for the cheapest deals we can get in the market rather than purchasing players who are fit for purpose.
'For Arsenal I rather buy 2 players for £20 mill this summer than 4 for £10 mill.'
Only a real idiot would judge a player on his transfer fee.
'In a way results = Squad quality x Manager Quality'
Hmmm.....shouldn't that at least be a 'plus' sign instead of multiplication?