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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 08 Aug 19 6.56pm Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

The strategy seems to be try and scrape by this season with no plan other than short term.
If you take a similar sized club e.g Watford they already have Deeney, Gray, Success and Okaka as strikers with Delofeu, Pereira and Gray in the wide areas.
They’ve just purchased Sarr and Wellbeck even though they are well covered in attacking areas.
We’ve taken £45 million in on AWB and in attack have only purchased Ayew at £2.5 m because he was cheap.
I think we may just have enough to survive but if you thought last season was bad at home wait until this season.
Four/five central midfielders strung across the park with lots of sideways/ backwards passing.
Very odd as Parish has always seemed a progressive guy and has asked the fans to aim high with aspirations for the club, but there now appears to be a crippling lack of ambition.

 

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View fish mitten's Profile fish mitten Flag Chelmsford 08 Aug 19 7.15pm Send a Private Message to fish mitten Add fish mitten as a friend

I have suspected for the last year or so that things are not right behind the scenes and this window confirms it. SP’s silence is deafening. He has either lost interest or there is no money. We will go down this year or next without significant strengthening to an ageing squad. We have as gone as far as we can with the current owners. It’s sell up to a rich investor or risk plunging down a couple of divisions.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 08 Aug 19 7.17pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by PatrickA

The strategy seems to be try and scrape by this season with no plan other than short term.
If you take a similar sized club e.g Watford they already have Deeney, Gray, Success and Okaka as strikers with Delofeu, Pereira and Gray in the wide areas.
They’ve just purchased Sarr and Wellbeck even though they are well covered in attacking areas.
We’ve taken £45 million in on AWB and in attack have only purchased Ayew at £2.5 m because he was cheap.
I think we may just have enough to survive but if you thought last season was bad at home wait until this season.
Four/five central midfielders strung across the park with lots of sideways/ backwards passing.
Very odd as Parish has always seemed a progressive guy and has asked the fans to aim high with aspirations for the club, but there now appears to be a crippling lack of ambition.

This pre-season we have brought in approx £46 million and spent only around £7 Mill.
If the AWB money was not available to spend to strengthen in key areas I would like to know the reason.
Last season our net spend was just over £10 Mill.
Supporters have been let down and will surely vent their spleens when,as expected, we start to struggle.

 

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View Bangell's Profile Bangell Flag Oxford 08 Aug 19 7.25pm Send a Private Message to Bangell Add Bangell as a friend

Originally posted by fish mitten

I have suspected for the last year or so that things are not right behind the scenes and this window confirms it. SP’s silence is deafening. He has either lost interest or there is no money. We will go down this year or next without significant strengthening to an ageing squad. We have as gone as far as we can with the current owners. It’s sell up to a rich investor or risk plunging down a couple of divisions.

I know these sorts of behind-the-scenes things are sensitive, but we fans need some sort of statement soon.

 

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View .TUX.'s Profile .TUX. Flag 08 Aug 19 7.30pm Send a Private Message to .TUX. Add .TUX. as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

This pre-season we have brought in approx £46 million and spent only around £7 Mill.
If the AWB money was not available to spend to strengthen in key areas I would like to know the reason.
Last season our net spend was just over £10 Mill.
Supporters have been let down and will surely vent their spleens when,as expected, we start to struggle.

Possibly, but equally we're enjoying(?) our longest ever run in the top flight.

Swings n Roundabouts?

 


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View slubglurge's Profile slubglurge Flag welling 08 Aug 19 7.32pm Send a Private Message to slubglurge Add slubglurge as a friend

This is how i see it. The Yanks want their money back. They probably took most of the AWB fee and wanted most of the Wilf money too so Parish pulled the transfer because we would have had no Wilf and no replacement either. The quicker they are out of the club the better.

 

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View braunstoneagle's Profile braunstoneagle Flag the middle of bumf*** nowhere... 08 Aug 19 7.34pm Send a Private Message to braunstoneagle Add braunstoneagle as a friend

im happy, we kept wilf and have strengthened the squad bar right back, however we have a player who is extremely experienced and has never let us down to play there in joel ward.

on top of that we only spend like £4m in fees whilst doing so...fantastic business.

bring on the new season...onwards & upwards.

Edited by braunstoneagle (08 Aug 2019 7.36pm)

 


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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 08 Aug 19 7.42pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Looks OK to me.

 

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View wainesworld's Profile wainesworld Flag west wickham 08 Aug 19 7.43pm Send a Private Message to wainesworld Add wainesworld as a friend

How come everyone bar the person above and Steve Parish thinks where in the s***?

 

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View Wilbraham413's Profile Wilbraham413 Flag 08 Aug 19 7.44pm Send a Private Message to Wilbraham413 Add Wilbraham413 as a friend

I agree that something is going on behind the scenes with ownership. We're either in much worse shape financially than we know, and/or the investors are trying to cash out.

If SP is under investor pressure to cash out, it may be that he fought hard not sell Zaha. Based on AWB's cash, it seems clear that whatever money we make from sales will not be allowed to put back into new players. If we had sold Wilf for 60M, that money would have gone straight into the investors' pockets.

My point being, maybe SP did the best he could to give us a chance this season given unknown financial problems.

Regarding midfield, I thought it was a huge problem last year, so I'm hoping Camarasa brings some creativity there that could unlock some more scoring from our strikers.

Wishful thinking, but I want to look forward this season, and save the doom and gloom at least until we've seen how the team plays.

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 08 Aug 19 7.44pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Originally posted by braunstoneagle

im happy, we kept wilf and have strengthened the squad bar right back, however we have a player who is extremely experienced and has never let us down to play there in Joel ward.

on top of that we only spend like £4m in fees whilst doing so...fantastic business.

bring on the new season...onwards & upwards.

Edited by braunstoneagle (08 Aug 2019 7.36pm)

An excellent player.

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 08 Aug 19 8.00pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Originally posted by Wilbraham413

I agree that something is going on behind the scenes with ownership. We're either in much worse shape financially than we know, and/or the investors are trying to cash out.

If SP is under investor pressure to cash out, it may be that he fought hard not sell Zaha. Based on AWB's cash, it seems clear that whatever money we make from sales will not be allowed to put back into new players. If we had sold Wilf for 60M, that money would have gone straight into the investors' pockets.

My point being, maybe SP did the best he could to give us a chance this season given unknown financial problems.

Regarding midfield, I thought it was a huge problem last year, so I'm hoping Camarasa brings some creativity there that could unlock some more scoring from our strikers.

Wishful thinking, but I want to look forward this season, and save the doom and gloom at least until we've seen how the team plays.

Yes definitely, simple movement with and without the ball has not been good at home for some time mostly due to feeble ball control and passing.

Great chances and opportunities were either missed or just wasted with bad decisions when scoring seemed inevitable so I feel we have no real problems with creating, our problem has been giving the ball away through sloppy passing and not being aware of danger.

 

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