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|"The New owners have invested" : N. Illingsworth|
at 10:33 25 Jul 2022
You said this in another thread Nick. I'm genuinely interested in what you mean by this.
The owners have spent money to buy the club but, as with Gao before, have not put an addition penny of their own funds into the club.
The club exists now exactly as it did before, i.e. it can only spend what it generates in revenue itself.
3 years ago, under Gao, we spent more than £55m in the Summer window inc. the purchase of a £20m (what's that in today's money?) proven PL striker from a CL club.
That certainly seems a different world away from where we are now, trying to lure teenagers from other club's academies or from the ashes of those going bankrupt.
|Are Saints funds being used to fund a Turkish Div 2 club?|
at 09:38 27 Jun 2022
With the news that both Lis and Lyanco could be off to the 2nd division Turkish club our owners are in the process of buying you have to think if this is a good thing for our club or is PL money being used to improve the net worth of the owner's other assets?
There is no way a Turkish lower league club could afford the wages either player are on and players of their age/experience will not be gaining anything from playing at this low level. However, if both contribute to the club getting promoted to the Turkish PL then the owners will be left with an asset worth far more than their purchase price.
The Lis deal seemed off from the start. Why sign an out of contract 25 year old player when we already have 3 senior keepers and our number 1 keeper is a lot younger than 25. Lis can't exactly be said to be one for the future. It's very likely he'll never even play for us and was signed specifically to play for the owners's other club.
Given we are the poorest PL club should we be spending what little funds we have in this way?
|The Transfer Window (In Semmens We Trust)|
at 09:45 27 Sep 2021
This amazing transfer window the half-fullists were raving about seems to have been the loss of one of the top 5 strikers in the country, our starting LB and our best CB and replacing with...
A LB we blew most of our budget on but now aren't playing
A young RB when we already had a VERY good RB
Another Championship level striker
A CB nowhere near playing at PL level
and some kids from the Academies of Chelsea and Everton
|New CB? Gary Lyneco?|
at 15:17 20 Aug 2021
Seems about our level of signing. Squad player for a team who finished 17th in La Liga last season. Was dropped from the first team, came back in for his team's 7-0 thrashing and then was dropped again for the remainder of the season.
I guess at least he's got some experience of embarrassing defeats.
|Is it time for Nick's annual 'lack of airborne excitement' thread|
at 09:21 9 Aug 2021
Funnily enough in the days of us getting promotions and finishing in the top half of the PL the lack of airborne excitement was the fault of the club.
However, now the club is on a steady decline it is always the fault of the fans.
|Fans Forum tonight|
at 12:17 6 May 2021
Got an invite to dial into the video call for this.
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