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    Thats what i call ambition

    Barnsley sign Derby 20 year old Luke Thomas for £1,2 million.....er is that more than we have spent on players for three years ?

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    It really puzzles me that you get teams who are recently promoted spending 1.2 million on a player and when we get promoted we canít even spend half of that. Yes they have a bigger ground but come on it donít make that big of a difference surely

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    if you look at the players they have sold over the past few seasons plus the sell-on players its easy to see why they have cash to spend.
    were not turning into billy big bowlax like our s6 friends are we?

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    They're owned by Chinese billionaires now so that's peanuts to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silly-miller View Post
    It really puzzles me that you get teams who are recently promoted spending 1.2 million on a player and when we get promoted we canít even spend half of that. Yes they have a bigger ground but come on it donít make that big of a difference surely
    Silly has it spot on, forget about their billionaires. Theyíve got promoted and received 4 million for doing so and not hung about seeking players to help retain their championship status next season.

    As for us last season................

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    Quote Originally Posted by great_fire View Post
    They're owned by Chinese billionaires now so that's peanuts to them.
    Sigh , but they aren't bankrolling us , we have money to spend because of the increase in tv revenue this season .

    Looking like Stendel is getting a good slice of that to spend this window .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brin View Post
    Silly has it spot on, not hung about seeking players to help retain their championship status next season.

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    how ja work thats one out brin? by paying 1.2 million for a 20 year old whos played 60 games at league 1 and national league north level? plus been sold by a championship club he cant get into?
    i guess time will tell though im not holding my breath

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brin View Post
    Silly has it spot on, forget about their billionaires. Theyíve got promoted and received 4 million for doing so and not hung about seeking players to help retain their championship status next season.

    As for us last season................
    I think the owners have quite rightly concluded that we have to break the cycle of dropping in to league one .

    It's certainly as a group of investors not great to be playing in the third tier from a business perspective .

    I think this window we will see an upgrade in the recruitment but nothing outrageous .

    Same philosophy of signing young hungry talent with a view to profiting and retaining sustainability but from a slightly higher market place .

    We may go to £2m this window for a specific young target but I'd be amazed if we go over that .

    £1.2m or 500k ? , still no guarantees when all is said and done .

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    So which strategy is the right one - the TS approach or the Barnsley approach? We'll know in about 9 months time! Stay tuned to this website, follks...

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    Being in any division is not great from a business perspective. With a handful of exceptions, English football clubs lose money and are kept in business by their owners.

    The last set of accounts that I saw for Barnsley showed them owing about £18m to Patrick Cryne. Ok, they have had good fortune in the transfer market since then, but that involved selling theirr best players and may well have cost them their place in the Championship two seasons ago.

    I wish Barnsley well, but they haven't discovered a secure money making formula.

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    If they stay up will they get a lot of money in their second season ? Ans/ Yes

    An interesting business strategy - as said above in 9 months time we'll might be thinking what a firkin good idea ! Why didn't we think of that ?

    TS is addicted to Wembley now so what the hell.

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    Will they have to spend a lot of money to stay up? Ans/ yes.

    It's all well and good looking at income, but it's best to keep an eye on outgoings too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caytonmiller View Post
    how ja work thats one out brin? by paying 1.2 million for a 20 year old whos played 60 games at league 1 and national league north level? plus been sold by a championship club he cant get into?
    i guess time will tell though im not holding my breath
    Just simply for having the balls to invest and not at peanut level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by animallittle3 View Post
    Sigh , but they aren't bankrolling us , we have money to spend because of the increase in tv revenue this season .

    Looking like Stendel is getting a good slice of that to spend this window .
    animallittle3, like I said, you've not hung about with the 4 million increase in revenue......where as we did and didn't recruit well, if at all and it now sees us 4 million worse off for doing so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brin View Post
    Just simply for having the balls to invest and not at peanut level.
    your sounding like kempoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by caytonmiller View Post
    your sounding like kempoo
    I am kempo....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brin View Post
    Just simply for having the balls to invest and not at peanut level.
    Brin .

    The lad maybe £1.2m but he's still a gamble and not a tried and trusted championship player .

    The lads an opportunity with us but I couldn't say with any confidence that he will be a success .

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    Is it ambition or is it gambling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    Is it ambition or is it gambling?
    Probably both Grist , an ambition to try and at least retain championship status and recognising that it requires a roll of the dice to do so .

    This in essence is how you progress in football on the field .

    Nobody as yet has worked out over here why we are owned by a consortium of billionaires , that is still very much in play but I suspect that playing in league one is unlikely to deliver what ever they are seeking owning a small town club in South Yorkshire .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brin View Post
    animallittle3, like I said, you've not hung about with the 4 million increase in revenue......where as we did and didn't recruit well, if at all and it now sees us 4 million worse off for doing so.
    Brin .

    Or we could be £8m out of pocket next may .

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