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  1. Skills

    Villa and FFP

    anyone know if we have a sell on fee for Ayew? have read Fulham are willing to spend 8m on him
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    Time for a takeover

    Selling Jack will offset most of the losses for FFP along with the significant amount of wages coming out
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    Time for a takeover

    where does it say he wants 60m? all ive seen are reports saying he wants the money he paid for us back
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    Going Under ?

    Catch 22, flogging McCormack off would immediately help the cashflow but bite us on FFP... I understand why FFP was brought in, but in practice it doesn't translate to clubs making good business decisions
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    Villa and FFP

    good post mate, being an accountant I love this sort of stuff! only question is do we register the wages saved for the length of the contract in the 2019 year, or only the 2019 portion? ie. you've got wages saved for Hogan of 5.5m however the cost of his wages for the FFP year of 2019 is 1.8m
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    New Manager Speculation

    I don't think adding to the financial restraints by sacking the manager, hiring a new manager, bringing in their coaching staff whilst compensating the old coaching staff is the way Dr T will go... They only way I see Bruce not here next season is if he decided to walk... he's had a very tough 9-12 months with life and could totally understand it if he does
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    Villa and FFP

    my first post on this thread as I didn't think FFP would be an issue (until the weekend) Hoping to gain some insight to our issue, I understand the concept but has anyone got any reliable links or articles that specify our problem would be greatly appreciated!
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    Just read that Lampard is interested in signing his mate Terry... would that mean Curtis Davies would be available? Thought he was good against us in the 1 - 1 draw, would definitely take him back
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    New Manager Speculation

    its easier said than done... if we finished midtable but played attractive football id say VT would be a lot more hostile than it is currently
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    New Manager Speculation

    I agree there might not be many champ sides looking to appoint him, but there's definitely some fans that are pleading that way. I applaud the Brentford way and find it intriguing however I don't believe the strategy is for all clubs and Villa with its high expectations would not get away with it. My point on Dean Smith is that his next club wherever he ends up (if and once he moves on) would be taking a big risk, imho I don't think Villa are at that point to be taking such a risk although our hands may be forced due to FFP
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    New Manager Speculation

    we'd need a new owner bud... lots of people floating his name about but I wouldn't be giving him the adulation. Kinda like why Hogan was destined to fail at another club that don't play a certain 'style' http://www.punditarena.com/football/english-football/thepateam/moneyball-matthew-benham-brentford-fc-unorthodox-quest-success/
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    totally agree with snoddy... as the season wore on he seemed to become slower and slower... the way we play we need pace out wide I preferred us playing with Thor as the DM as we were more fluid in the middle of the park... while not as strong as Jedi I was surprised how good his positioning was, for me this is the way forward and either Jedi or Whelan to close out the game off the bench when needed. Maybe even replace Terry with Jedi? at this point in time. Im pretty sceptical of the 40m number...
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    id be flabbergasted if a premier league team came after Hourihane and would gladly take a premier league type fee for him if one came
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    Just like Sunderland, Hull and Boro last season? or maybe like us the year before? I think we all agree its very difficult to bounce straight back up
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    I usually love your posts and enjoy looking at your profile pic so keep it up but I cant see how we don't challenge next year im sure we will find a keeper to replace Johnstone which wont come at a huge costs, probably net neutral from the money we are supposedly getting for Gollini Terry leaves so be it, elphick comes in as third choice meaning we really need 1 more CB - potentially a loan for Tuanzebe. Mind you De Leat comes back as well. Snoddy goes, in comes Green who if fit probably would be starting ahead of him imho, out goes Grabban in comes a fit Kodj I think the starting line up is just about there for next year barring anyone coming in with over the top money for Chester or Grealish I cant see any others departing who would be missed with a few shrewd loanings, we will be better than this year! UTV