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    To no-one's surprise

    ...we've got no money to spend in January (according to the Chron).

    Loans it is, then. Anyone half-decent available? We need creativity in the middle-we have absolutely none apart from the odd attempt by Shelvey )- and someone to get at least a few goals to ease the burden on Wilson; imagine if he got injured. CB cover, too.

    Surely someone like Chelsea or Arsenal have a decent player on the fringes who's eager to get game-time and show what they can do?

    (and yeah, I'm well aware of what a pathetic position that is for us to be in)

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    Thing is even if we went for someone like an out of form and out of favour Dele Alli:

    - Couldn’t afford the the loan fee
    - Couldn’t afford the full wages
    - Would offer a pîss take % of those wages with pîss take loan fee so no deal
    - Other clubs would negotiate a reasonable deal on the above
    - No decent player would want to play under Bruce
    - No decent player would want to play for a basket case of a club

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    Quote Originally Posted by bix01 View Post
    Thing is even if we went for someone like an out of form and out of favour Dele Alli:

    - Couldn’t afford the the loan fee
    - Couldn’t afford the full wages
    - Would offer a pîss take % of those wages with pîss take loan fee so no deal
    - Other clubs would negotiate a reasonable deal on the above
    - No decent player would want to play under Bruce
    - No decent player would want to play for a basket case of a club
    Well, you say that but....


    ...no, you're right

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    Aye

    And talking about Arsenal and Chelski, both managers are rotating players a reasonable amount, so not convinced any of theres would be desperate enough to come here.

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    Ozil in on loan his 300k a week wouldnt be a problem

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    I hear there’s a classy ball-playing centre half at Deportivo Alavés who’s by all accounts having a more than decent season, reckon we should bring JFK out of retirement and scout him. Must be a deal that can be done
    Last edited by bix01; 28-12-2020 at 09:56 PM. Reason: Hear for here - basic grammar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bix01 View Post
    I hear there’s a classy ball-playing centre half at Deportivo Alavés who’s by all accounts having a more than decent season, reckon we should bring JFK out of retirement and scout him. Must be a deal that can be done
    You couldn’t make it up........

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    Quote Originally Posted by bix01 View Post
    I hear there’s a classy ball-playing centre half at Deportivo Alavés who’s by all accounts having a more than decent season, reckon we should bring JFK out of retirement and scout him. Must be a deal that can be done
    He didn’t fit into Bruceasaurus tactical brain as he wasn’t very good at hoofing the ball out of defence to an opposition player

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    ...we've got no money to spend in January (according to the Chron).

    Loans it is, then. Anyone half-decent available? We need creativity in the middle-we have absolutely none apart from the odd attempt by Shelvey )- and someone to get at least a few goals to ease the burden on Wilson; imagine if he got injured. CB cover, too.

    Surely someone like Chelsea or Arsenal have a decent player on the fringes who's eager to get game-time and show what they can do?

    (and yeah, I'm well aware of what a pathetic position that is for us to be in)
    Surprise, surprise. Fatty has plenty of money to waste on other schemes which won't stand a hope in hell of achieving the same success as sensible, shrewd investment in this club would

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    Diego Costa has ended his contract with Atletico...

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