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  • disturbing paper reports.....man u after modric.....milan after bale....chelsea after 'arry....just speculation or a thread of truth......
    i tyhink 3/4th place is essential to keep the boys together...

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    • If we do get to keep Ade, how do we pay him? I understand City have been paying while on loan, because he's on wages that only city can afford. Much as like him, I wouldn't like Spurs to have that millstone!

    • Joe, you're absolutely right. Just having a rant. Keep the players, drop 'Arry. Completely lost respect for the bloke. I know alot of people think the link between our drop in form and the England job is coincidence but I don't, I think thats exactly what happened. 'Arry's head was turned and he took his eye off the ball.

    • Be interesting to know what Citeh's wage bill is as FIFA's fair play is an attempt to stop this sort of thing. OK, if a club earns £100m from footie, then they can spend that, so it doesn't stop 'big club'::'small club' altogether (especially given how much the CL pays compared to domestic competitions), but at least it means a club can't spend more than it's earning and rely upon the funds provided by a benefactor.

      From http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2066802/Man-City-squad-sale-Mancini-forced-cut-20-players.html
      '....City have 63 players on their books at present and are hoping to streamline that to around 40 over the next two transfer windows.

      Results for the 2010-11 financial year, City's wage bill was £174million, £21m higher than turnover while Under FFP rules state that clubs are not allowed to post losses more than £39.5m over the three years in which it is assessed.


      Maybe offering Ade, De Jong and Johnson in exchange cuts their wage bill by the amount they're allegedly offering for Bale - so for them it's a nett break even on wages.

    • Definitely uncertain now! Reports are saying that Mansour is about to fund a City bid for Gareth Bale, to the tune of £40m. part of the deal is that we get to keep Ade and get DeJong and Adams as part of the bargain. Level playing field? A £30m. contract for Bale himself over just five years! How can we compete with that?

    • its ok, but i honestly dont remember saying that.
      iv always thought he was a decent player.

      as far sessegnon in vdvs role, well im not a big fan of having a player in that role in our team. it isolates the loan striker far too much.

    • SB. Sorry for the "quote " cant back it up as I cant remember what thread it was in. so maybe I got it wrong. Couldnt you see Sessegnon playing in VdV's role? and lasting full game's. lol.

    • yes sell gomes to, should get 5m for him. i know qpr were interested as kenny isnt up to it.
      i forget bassong too. never be good enough. not that bad but has no confidence which makes him bad.

      remmah- i still think redmond needs to learn his trade more. so on loan to a lowly prem team would be great.
      sessegnon can be a handful but i dont think he is what we need.

      "I seem to remember you saying " what has Dempsey ever done ". "

      are u sure i said that remmah? when?

      i really like both llorente & falcaio. i wanted falcaio when he was at porto. i didnt mention either now because i dont think they are realistic signings. u did say dream pairing so il let u off!
      we couldnt afford either. & if they did leave, they would go to 1 challenging for at least silverware!

    • I agree Vertonghen could be a good buy. He play's to the left of CB like Ledder's, so would be Ideal. Again Redmond looks to be a great prospect, but not sure about loaning him out, rather have him on bench, and given regular 25-30 min spell's. I mentioned in Jan that I thought we should try for Dempsey and Sessegnon, because we were never going to spend big, and I felt they would enhance our squad for the run in. I seem to remember you saying " what has Dempsey ever done ". well I think we can all see his worth now. like you say, a 100% giver and an eye for a goal. lot better than what we got in Saha IMO. My dream pairing up front for next season? Llorente and Falcaio, what you think? no, me to, but would be great pairing, and dont think either in CL next season.

    • is Gomes still doing nothing and collecting a wage?
      haven't heard any talk of him leaving but surely we can pull in 5-6 million from some foreign team for him!
      get whatever we can for Jenas, Bentley (just take the loss on him) and Pienaar..and spend it on one decent player, it's not like their even squad members

    • i think Vertonghen is a must! very good player & cheap too.
      if not, than i guess settle for someone like hangeland.

      new keeper to start bringing in. should have got the dutch keeper when he went cheaply to roma.
      i think amos of utd would be worth a punt. looks solid when he rarely plays. young,english etc.

      damiao would be good to take over from ade.
      id like adam johnson but aint going to happen.

      id like a couple of young signings to bring in like redmond of birmingham. then loan him back out. i think too many teams buy young players and throw them in to early.
      for example connor wickham needed at least another year to learn his trade in the championship.

      caulker & naughton will be handy to have back. especially caulker.

      i guess we could go for dempsey who is going cheap.
      handy versatile player who always gies 100%.

      get rid of townsend,obika,jenas,bentley,corluka etc

      i expect pienaar to go back to everton. we all knew he fits in well there & loves being the main man & having everything go through him. its a completley different situation here so he will never fit in here. also his best position is wide left which just so happens to be bales! strange signing. sell him back.

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