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  1. Just been reading the Birmingham Mail online. 1) We are in for Charlie Austin for £8 million, Darren Bent says he's a bit injury prone but guarantees goals....oh no he fookin doesn't, 2 in 20 last season and 16 in 66 over the past 4 seasons. An injury prone 30 year old with a questionable attitude. ( Note to the management, don't employ Bent as a scout ) 2) Marvelous Nakamba is refusing to train in an attempt to force through a move to us... we don't want such unprofessional players here. 3) Douglas Luiz, we can only have him if City can insert a buy back clause at a pre-set price... loan him or sign him but if he's our player City can have no say in his future. 4) Bjorn Engels deal is as good as done, that will make 4 CBs signed this summer...If true its looking like Chester's injury is likely to finish him sooner rather than later, a great shame for James and the loss of some much needed experience for us.
  2. I'll repeat the old adage..."If they're good enough they're old enough"...a bit of experience in the PL would be useful but its not essential if we've recruited well.
  3. I haven't a clue about FFP restraints, other than they exist, I have read that we've issued £30 million worth of shares to help cash flow and while I can't claim to understand the detail of that it sounds like a way of remaining within FFP as Sawiris and Edens can't just bankroll us. Your case for Butland from a purely footballing perspective makes perfect sense, I'm just saying that we have a budget to operate within and have to worry about now as well as the future.
  4. Makes perfect sense to me Mark, because of FFP we have to operate within a budget, what is spent strengthening the GK position could be put to better use elsewhere.
  5. We have released players the management thought could no longer perform in the PL...maybe they will make the same judgement about Cahill but his age should not automatically be a problem. Cahill is 5 years younger than Terry, I wouldn't have minded having JT in the team 5 years ago.
  6. I will be delighted when Mings signs, which is now looking imminent but that still only leaves us with 3 CBs and 2 of them are a concern injury wise. Looks like we are after a GK and another Midfielder, a bit more firepower wouldn't go amiss. Whether its paper talk or not we have been linked to Cahill and Sturridge, both are free agents and both are proven at this level and both would adequately fill gaps in our squad. I'd sign both.
  7. Bound to be more to come, in numbers alone compered to last season we must have about a dozen less players on the books.
  8. Or to put it another way....would I swap our player of the year for a player who wasn't our player of the year and another player who the buying club don't think is as good as the player we have....No I wouldn't.
  9. The spectre of Ferguson is likely to loom over that club for as long as Busby did, Solskjaer will likely be out of a job by Xmas. United are on the slide not currently a good career move for McGinn, he'd be better off staying here and proving his ability at this level before even thinking of moving on.
  10. A lot of the press running with it as well, they reckon we've put a £50 million price tag on him. Hopefully all a load of crap, I just hope if there is anything to it we've told them he's not for sale and that McGinn doesn't get his head turned.
  11. Seems a lot to pay for a struggling clubs reserve LB, though he'll be a steal if he's actually any good.
  12. Well we are in agreement about signing Tammy as I'd love to but we'll have to disagree about him being a cert, my reasoning been his record this past 3 seasons, prolific for Bristol in the Championship then a complete flop for Swansea in the premiership before once again being prolific for us. Looks like a moot point anyway as he seems set for Chelsea.
  13. Their are no certs when signing players, its always a risk but if Pitarch is any good at his job we'll get it right most of the time.
  14. The latest in the Birmingham Mail is that he got back off his holidays this morning but that Villa and Bournemouth are still negotiating over the fee, though things should now move along...but rest assured Freddy if I bump into any of them around town I'll have a word.
  15. I'm not really surprised by this, he wanted to be part of a coaching team to learn before going out alone, plenty of other job offers will come up and going to Derby after Lampard of all people would have blown up in his face, if he failed to at least match what Lampard achieved this season he would have been deemed a failure by the media.
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