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According to this VitalFootball (yeah, I know) article, we have named a 24 man squad. This leaves one space open for a free transfer signing, should we so require.
The interesting part is that we have named Emmanuel Onariase in the development squad, who rather surprisingly joined Brentford 5 days ago shortly after signing a professional contract with the club.
Something afoot or a simple error from an unreliable site?
Excuse me??? I hope you're talking about loaning them out, not releasing/selling our most promising youngsters for an age when they're still barely out of shorts
Also, I think that youth players under a certain age don't contribute to our 25?
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Actually I've spent the last 2 weeks going: "ffaaaaahhhhhhhhhhcccccccccccckkkkkkkkk...charlie austin for 4m??? fffffaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhccccccckkkkkkkkkk...."
Went to the fans forum tonight. David Gold was talking about the Jenkinson deal. He stated that we are liable for the wages and the loan fee up until the end of the original contract. We tore up the contract with agreement from Arsenal so it freed up a loan space, that we ended up not using. There was no financial benefit in doing so.
I imagine that's necessary due to the Premier League's sustainable wages rules. Jenks' wages could theoretically take Arsenal over their limit.
Imagine if all Chelsea's loaned players got returned - quite a significant combined wage.
It also might be to our benefit to keep paying his wages too - doesn't the ruling allow incremental season by season increases in budget? Therefore, would not spending our full budget this season mean we have a lower maximum budget next season, whereas slightly overspending (within the allowed limit) would allow us to increase our budget further next season?
I might have this all wrong though!
We get an additional £4m allowance per season. To further increase that we need to make revenue increases. Sponsorship and TV will be well up next season, so we will have much room for movement if we desire.
I'm not advocating we ship out any of the youngsters, but to improve the squad we need to free up space, yes at the end of the season Moses will be gone possibly Song and Jelavic goes soon .
Now ask yourself of the remaining squad members would we look to upgrade on.
It's a hard ask because we all have our favourites and at times the C&B specs become almost welded to the face. But if we are to become a regular top 6 side hard decisions have to be made and sentiment should not play any part in it.
As I said before maybe this is something for the summer transfer thread.
List the squad minus all the loans, soon to be solds and out of contracts.
There are at least half a dozen gaps, and that's with counting Henry and Hendrie as first team squad players.
I don't understand why people are saying Song could be on his way out in the summer. Bilic is pretty much building a midfield around him as a deep-lying playmaker. I'll be stunned if he goes anywhere.
Are they? I think Sullys got a point - if he'd known they could spend £4 million and get Austin, he'd have been worth a shot. £10 million plus - not worth a risk. We already have one £10 million plus striker who gets injured every three months, so do we want to risk having another? I'd agree with him on the cost - there was no way we should have paid what QPR were asking in the summer.
And, of course, whilst not necessarily knee related Austin had a knock in training and didn't play midweek. If that was Carroll we'd all be bitching and moaning about how he can't stay fit for five minutes.
My theory that McLaren will still manage to take Newcastle down despite being the biggest spenders in Europe, ending his top flight managing career forever, is looking pretty good after last night.
And they may have Mbemba and Dummett out injured now, with Lascelles suspended. The defenders they have even when all available are gash, so if they have a run of games without their first choices, it could be ugly for them.
They should have brought Sam back. I'm kind of not kidding about that.
And I've said for a while that any club that has Coloccini as a central defender - and captain! - is going to be ****. The bloke has one good game out of every ten. The one against us was such a game, unfortunately.
The factor people don't take into account with Song, but that the chairmen certainly will, is the fact he'll be on a free transfer. Just think about the type of fees being thrown around in the past month and figure what it would cost to replace him. Picking up another long-term injury would be a different matter of course...
Bang on the money with both points. Allardyce would have sorted them out as he was on the way of doing and Coloccini is a shocking defender, who does eventually have one good game once in a blue moon. He'd drive my insane if we had to watch him week in week out.
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Unfortunately, he'll also be a free transfer for anyone else wanting to chuck a huge signing on fee and wages at him.
Maybe he'll show some loyalty to us for the past two seasons, or maybe he'll reason that we had our chance to sign him last summer.
I would be worried he'll be off like his mate, Diarra.
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