The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - The Aquarius Edition 22nd July 2013

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I had that same though. Worried about spending that money in a 28yr old.
Until I remembered Villa signed for Barcelona being 28 (almost 29) and for 40m
Also pretty sure that Berba signed for Man U when he was 28. He didn't do too badly there...

EDIT - he was 27 1/2...
 

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Cool, I'll handle the transport (cabs) :D
Result! I will tell all the others well coopsieyid, wishkah and breezer lol they will be pleased i hope she doesnt mind taking 5 at once? Im sure some wont mind squeezing in the back ;) lol
 

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Sorry for going off topic but is anybody else having trouble with the site tonight or is it just my broadband not being able to cope with the optimism on the site. Sorry once again but seem to be having problems even reading through the threads.
 

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Sorry for going off topic but is anybody else having trouble with the site tonight or is it just my broadband not being able to cope with the optimism on the site. Sorry once again but seem to be having problems even reading through the threads.
 

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Paulinho and Chadli came out of left field, so this one almost appears to have too much steam behind it.

Fingers crossed but still pretty confident with Adebayor, Bale, Holtby, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Lennon, Dempsey and Paulinho we'll score goals anyway...

...and I'm sure there's another quality signing or three like Paulinho and Chadli to come.
 

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Result! I will tell all the others well coopsieyid, wishkah and breezer lol they will be pleased i hope she doesnt mind taking 5 at once? Im sure some wont mind squeezing in the back ;) lol
wee buns for this lady lol
 

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Paulinho and Chadli came out of left field, so this one almost appears to have too much steam behind it.

Fingers crossed but still pretty confident with Adebayor, Bale, Holtby, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Lennon, Dempsey and Paulinho we'll score goals anyway...

...and I'm sure there's another quality signing or three like Paulinho and Chadli to come.
Paulinho wasn't out of left-field, the media amped it right up before the Confed Cup had finished.
 

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I need to let it go but if AY's info was right and we were working within a £50 million budget post Paulinho purchase, would leave us just the right amount seemingly to secure Bernard.

Bernard, Paulinho, Soldado and Chadli would be the best window I think we'll ever have in my lifetime.

And a ridiculously £67 million deficit... Even take away the Bernard transfer, we're going to be left hugely in the red; would be nice to see us break the mould for once.

Unless we sell Bale we're going to be far more in the red than in the past.

We've got players we can shift, but apart from maybe Lennon (should we choose to sell him), I don't see any other player worth £10m+
 

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Paulinho and Chadli came out of left field, so this one almost appears to have too much steam behind it.

Fingers crossed but still pretty confident with Adebayor, Bale, Holtby, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Lennon, Dempsey and Paulinho we'll score goals anyway...

...and I'm sure there's another quality signing or three like Paulinho and Chadli to come.
Saw on Twitter earlier that Ade's brother died today. Hopefully he will give us a good season but I'm sure it will affect him no doubt. Sad news all the same.
 

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We are not just a football club though. We are a business with football as it's core activity.

Arthurgrimsdale was right, you are completely missing his point. It's not just about money, Levy understand's that on pitch performance will have a/the most positive influence on turnover and profit (both in terms of individual players and collectively the team). Players aren't bought just because they a viable business propositions, they are bought to fulfil various, mutually inclusive purposes, but are generally bought to comply with normal self sustaining risk/reward financial parameters and not based on some fanciful notion of what might be if a big gamble might pay off.

Generally speaking.
What a load of boring rubbish. I want Lamela, Soldado, Sanchez and Bernard by the end of the week or I will attempt tp tear up my bronze membership card. ;)
 

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Unless we sell Bale we're going to be far more in the red than in the past.

We've got players we can shift, but apart from maybe Lennon (should we choose to sell him), I don't see any other player worth £10m+
The training centre is finished and the new tv deal will mean we have some more money.

Just hope it doesn't effect the new stadium.
 

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Paulinho wasn't out of left-field, the media amped it right up before the Confed Cup had finished.
In the world of SC when every player is YouTube'd and Wiki'd to **** he was left field.

Let's put it this way: people listed their 'amazing midfielders we might buy and are realistic' at the end of the season, and he wasn't anywhere to be seen.
 

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The first letter of each word spells S O N G S A N C H E Z

We assume it's Alex (Song) and Alexis (Sanchez), of Barca.
Sort of a long shot here but this in conjunction with Gards saying that Coentrao is along the right track makes me wonder if we might be in for Alex Sandro, "Alex" being a commonality between the two players mentioned by the Goat, and all three having surnames beginning with s.

I can't see why we'd be in for Song considering we've got great depth at DM and I just can't see Alexis being a possibility, surely CL clubs more attractive than us would be in for him were he on the market (which I doubt).
 

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Sorry for going off topic but is anybody else having trouble with the site tonight or is it just my broadband not being able to cope with the optimism on the site. Sorry once again but seem to be having problems even reading through the threads.

Probably on your end. I'm using a sucky computer at work and I'm having no problems at all.
 
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