01 Aug 2018 11:26:50
Don’t get me wrong I am happy with the transfer activity thus far, good quality coming in and in the main deadwood going out.

BUT when there is talk of investment and a potential £20m transfer kitty am I the only one thinking that the spending over the Radz era is basically nothing (I know there are wages to take account of) BUT this year so far £10m IN Douglas and Bamford and £7-9m OUT Vieira, Antonsson, Gomes and Wieldweld - Similar pattern in previous seasons incomings balanced by the sales of Wood, Taylor, Byram, Cook to mention a few

Good financial management - YES
Ambitious in terms of promotion -?

1.) 01 Aug 2018
01 Aug 2018 12:27:54
The window isn't shut yet. I have a feeling we will have a couple more people come in still.

2.) 01 Aug 2018
01 Aug 2018 12:47:27
Surely its just sensible ownership, we have sold rubbish players and signed brilliant championship players for the same amount of money? Its got nothing to do with Ambition. Look at derby signed loads players thinking they can cash in on there most expensive player and its back fired. if they don't offload they could be in trouble this time next year.

Who cares where the money comes from we are signing better quality than ever have so yes the ambition is there.

3.) 01 Aug 2018
01 Aug 2018 13:01:01
Can’t argue and that’s pretty much what I am saying
Happy that the incomings are unquestionably of a better quality than that being shipped out

I would add that the appointment of Bielsa is a massive positive (It may take a bit of time but I for one love the thought of the type of football we may witness at ER)

My Point was with the talk of a transfer kitty of @ £20m being available, we still have nearly all of this available when balancing the books so a few further additions now may be the difference if our ambition is the PL (which would be very nice)

4.) 01 Aug 2018
01 Aug 2018 13:25:20
I got where you were coming from first time Grabar, don't forget there's another week or so to spend the money tho ;)

5.) 01 Aug 2018
01 Aug 2018 13:38:49
Ultimately, the club is in a better position now, than it did in april, in april we had heckingbottom, and okane starting most weeks.
now we have an unbelievably high profile manager, a new look to the team, a formation that's never been used in England, okane barely getting games for the 23's, klich and baker in to replace him, a good loan keeper in blackman, better than wiedwald, Harrison, a number 9 in bamford, a new store which looks great, no sight of ekuban, sacko gone, very little dead wood now. a left back in douglas, chasing city players on loan, good links, new investors, if you don't call that a successful summer then you're just pessimistic.

6.) 01 Aug 2018
01 Aug 2018 14:15:05
I've been saying it since Noah was a boy. Get in quality, experienced Championship guys who have done it already, mix in some Ppremiership guys starting to drop down and a great coach. NOT 2nd rate Spanish, Italian other European no-hopers but because they don't speak English as a 1st language they must be our saviours, and God help us a Japanese player plonker.
This is simple sense. get to the Premiership, buy it some foreign guys not on the "get lost" book as we did this month, more better Premiership players, establish oneself in the league again, another small clear out and new better again and we move up. look at Burnley.
This is NOT rocket science. we fail because we think too big, and we think need the foreign talent now just like the big boys and we are not that YET.

7.) 01 Aug 2018
01 Aug 2018 14:21:27
Part 2 . youngsters. Any team like us needs great talented talent coming through, as we do. they need blooded as the season progresses, cup competitions and easier home Championship matches but not the whole 90 mins.
By the end of the season we're in the top 6 with motivated home talent through the ranks dying to play for us in the Premiership.

That's my take. and no more managers who get the job by powerpoint or the likes of Sackingbottom prancing up and down the touchline line he had a clue. he doesn't.