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Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #990
I see no actual evidence at this point, but I shall prepare a frothing at the mouth opinion, ready. Just in case.

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[draft]It seems that the current hierarchy at the club is keen to uphold and celebrate the history of the club.  At least the recent one of being a f*cking joke.

If we are using sharp practices to avoid FFP censure, this is entirely the right way to go about making sure that someone somewhere is eventually forced to not keep turning a blind eye to it and investigate.[/draft]
 
 

Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #991

The strategy is get players in for free and then sell them on for a fee.  See Kapino.   I wonder if Olympiakos paid anything for Bouch?  He was under contract wasn't he so I guess they must of in theory.  I bet these new players will come in play a few games and then next summer go for a fee.  I see what the Greeks are doing.  It doesn't help the football on the field though.  It is still w@nk.



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Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #992
My former colleague, a Baggies fan, on Yacob...

He's a holding midfielder - a limited player but with real discipline - a bit like a poor man's Makelele. He can't cover much distance, isn't great on the ball under pressure and can only play in a 5-man midfield... but in the right role in the right team could still be effective.

Liam Bridcutt must have seriously upset Kranky because he can do all of those things, and well too.

Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #993
"He can't cover much distance".




Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #994
He'll go well with the "not very athletic" Greek bloke we signed yesterday. We've now got loads of midfielders around the 30 year old mark.

It has been said, on here, that as we now have a DoF  (or something akin to) it won't matter too much if the manager changes regularly. It's a relief to know that having a midfield full of old blokes is part of a considered long term strategy.

Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #995
On the plus side, that quick manager turnover (favoured by the owner), means that a couple of managers will get to wrangle this aging squad before they are completely useless.

Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #996

Fcuk it.  We might as well sign John Terry whilst we are at it as he has decided he wants to play one more season.




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Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #997
And play him in midfield.

Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #998
He looks sprightly compared to some of our first choices in that area.

Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #999
West Brom are supposedly linked with our DoF. It doesn't look to me as if he is in full control of recruitment, but he worked with the Watford owners before, so he has some experience of a similar model. If he were to leave, I'd be concerned.

Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #1000
Why? What the f*ck is he doing that looks any good?

Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #1001
West Brom are supposedly linked with our DoF. It doesn't look to me as if he is in full control of recruitment, but he worked with the Watford owners before, so he has some experience of a similar model. If he were to leave, I'd be concerned.

We can just appoint another one.


Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #1003
Why? What the f*ck is he doing that looks any good?

It would be more to do with me thinking that he's not happy with interference in that case. Who would take over, and how much influence would they have anyway?

Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours

Reply #1004
It would be more to do with me thinking that he's not happy with interference in that case. Who would take over, and how much influence would they have anyway?

Let's think. There's regular flow between NFFC and Olympiacos, and the manager is represented by a Portugese agent who seems to have the ear of the owner.

In a sense the DoF role appears redundant. But it's good of Mr Marinakis to create further employment opportunities.

If only the chairman might surface now and again to tell us what the plan is.