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  1. dn1982

    Steve Bruce

    3 wins with 1 crap performance 1 bad performance and 1 I enjoyed but need to do a lot better (Wigan) performance. Ive accepted Bruce won’t get us playing like Brentford and it’ll be individual performances that’s win us most games but what’s im finding baffling is the way Bruce state should we must do better but doesn’t seem to be able to understand that’s his job. For an experienced manager to come out time and again and say it but he’s teams dont actually play any better is baffling. Last night I watched Whelan run away from our keeper every time he had the ball instead of looking to get it and start our play. He takes too long to do anything and we’d end up playing too slow and infront of a packed defence. That’s why we struggled until Jack came on. JDH should’ve played DM that’s his role mainly. I hope Bruce’s can get in 3 ready made players so the team improves as he can’t do do that through coaching. We are lucky we have an easy start and until Brentford and Sheff Utd we won’t know if we are any good but regardless of Bruce if we keep Jack fit we will be involved.
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    The Premier League squad lists should be interesting a few have very top heavy squads. Hopefully there’ll be some good picks girl us from them.
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    Villa and FFP

    It says £17m fine paid over 10 years elsewhere. I’d take that.
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    Villa and FFP

    Why? You could easily buy the stadium for 10 years and have it cash upfront. There’s nothing stopping how you do the accounting.
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    Jack Grealish

    Offer him a new deal with a release clause next summer If we don’t go up. If we do he gets a bonus and payrise. That would unite all the fans in one go
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    Steve Bruce

    Unless Bruce’s changes I can’t see him being here by October. 532 doesn’t work work for us. Go back to 433 and drill the players in it. Stop trying to be clever playing full backs at CB. Get your own ideas. Pick energy over experience. TRust the kids.
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    Thierry Henry

    Billy Big bollox? If he was like that why come here? Why not wait for a big job? He’s been number 2 for Belgium to learn a trade. HES quit sky and belgium to get on the ladder. Nothing Billy big bollox about that.
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    Villa and FFP

    Lots of questions and no way of us knowing. How much of future income have we lent against? The £13m last parachute payment? I know we loaned against a few transfer fees but what about Gil and Gollini? That’s about £7m added to your savings and the parachute and we are nearly there. How much did Recon sponsor stadium for? How much is this new kit deal and sponsorship worth? That’s just things we’ve already done we dont know about. How much more sponsorship can we get in? These blokes don’t look like mugs so hopefully there’s a plan other than weakening our squad now.
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    Time for a takeover

    Crap owner are crap owners. Nationality is irrelevant. Let’s enjoy the prospect of having a good owner with big pockets for a bit as the reality as we know may be different.
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    Aaron Tshibola

    Not to play them Involve them and use them if needed. We’ve had a bomb squad it seems for years. Alienating players doesn’t work.
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    Going Under ?

    Don’t think think it’s debt essentially. It’s cash flow. We are running at a loss and Xia hasn’t the funds to keep going.
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    Aaron Tshibola

    I think he’s fee must’ve been buffering everytime I’ve seen our u23 play it’s been fast fluid football. I thought Tish looked good and was settling well until Bruce came in and then something happened.
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    Time for a takeover

    Villa keeps me awake at night as it is
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    Time for a takeover

    For stadiums sponsorship you’re looking at about 2/3m a year hence you do it over 10 years or something. Amortisation is where you need very clever accountants so you sell at the right time. We probably can’t afford one though! I’d be looking at anything and everything. I’d ask Richards to sign a new 5 year deal so his 60k a week drops to 12k for instance as he’ll never play again. We need to think outside the box to get money in to the club but I fear we are solely focusing on survival and day to Day costs and not even looking to keep the squad intact to try to get up. Hopefully todays reports are true and the DR is on his way very soon.
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    Time for a takeover

    On FFP We have still got revenue streams untapped. For EG let’s pretend Xia or a new owners was loaded we’d could easily sign a lengthy stadium sponsorship deal and get the money upfront. Stand renaming etc are all possibilities. FFP was supposedly a £40m hold. So far we’ve lost £15m on wages from last year With our surplus players we could easily shift another £15m off the wage bill without touching the Crown Jewels or depleting the squad that much. We got about £7m in from Gollini and Gil and would probably get £10m in If we sold the likes of Jedinak Birkir Hogan and a few others so theoretically we could get up to £40m saved this year. Also FFP isn’t judged till March so we could gamble a bit till the Jan window and then sell if needed. It’s strange how a few weeks ago Round and that said things weren’t as bad as it seemed then in 2 weeks it’s a all gone tits up.