The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - The When Harry Met Shally Edition 13th August 2013

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batigol

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Been thinking about how FFP comes into play here: if the sums are done based on profit vs expenditure over three years, it makes sense to spend big now and clear some deadwood then sell Bale at a big profit NEXT year as that deal would tie us over for another big spend (if needed) for next year and the following year. If we spend big and make a big profit this year, it leaves us with no opportunity to splurge again in the future.
Because this would mean keeping Bale, I choose to believe it.
Have not post often in this thread but regarding above, surely FFP involves all Clubs. If so and this is the last season to splash the cash for any club then why should we be expecting RM or any other club to smash the world record for Bale next season. This could be the last season where we get astronomical bids for him and that may be the only reason we have stayed quiet to see how crazy the bidding may go for him.

Either way, we turn out winners as if we get a crazy bid, it can allow us to build a dream team and if not, we will still have Bale next season. Great position to be in. Cheers and looking forward to the end of transfer window and the start to a terrific season.

Also, from what I understand of FFP, any future cash injection can definitely still be done to boost a Club's financial position but it can no longer take immediate impact as it needs to be registered for the financial year results and that will have to be delayed to Fifa/ Uefa's assessment based on the year's financial results. For me, this means that this season is the last where any immediate cash injection can have immediate impact on transfers and squad status which implies that any Club missing out this year will only be able to have significant adjustments 2 seasons or more later. If I was Joe or Daniel then I will see this as a great opportunity to boost the squad with injection of cash to raise the status of our Club to be closer to our competitors as once FFP is in place, the positions will be unlikely to change in the short to mid term as larger spending will be curtailed for a period of time. Therefore, the cash injection by Joe makes total sense and is entirely strategic from their part regardless of Bale's situation and this makes me certain that we will continue to make a statement this window even if Bale stays.

I know this deviates from ITK but the rationale substantiates a larger portion of the ITK that we have seen and I find comfort that we have strategic thinkers at the top rather than rich sugar daddies who spends on whim. We have had constant growth since ENIC took over and with such thinkers in place, I am confident that it will continue. COYS!
(Sorry for the length of post but the last part just popped into mind) :)
 

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We mustnt CHERRY pick and just FIRGET about it.(groan)...
 
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