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  1. DE.

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Have to assume Pedro means Waggott, etc, as it wouldn't make sense with Venky's as from the moment they took over horrendous amounts of money began funneling out of the club towards SEM and parties associated with them. There was obviously something badly wrong around the 15/16 period as we were suddenly having severe cash flow problems, which we didn't have even at the worst of times during the Jerome Anderson/SEM era (aside from the £10m Barclays loan incident, although even then there was never any missed payments for wages, emergency loans being taken out, etc). That all seems to have been cleaned up for the most part, and now we're essentially back to where we were before with budgets that change depending on the date, targets being missed for reasons unknown and the manager flying out to India on a semi-regular basis to discuss financial obligations even though that should really be solely down to Waggott and the appropriate board members. I think we're likely in a better place in terms of financial transperency than we were a few years ago, but the underlying problems with how the owners run the club remain and continue to hinder us. Appreciate that they're keeping the lights on, etc, but my concern is what happens if and when they finally decide they've had enough. The only person trying to build any kind of structure that benefits the club long-term is an employee who could be gone by Christmas.
  2. DE.

    Other Football League 2018/19

    Agreed, listening to Bassini he seems like he's not all there. He did an interview on SSN not too long ago and was barely able to form coherent sentences at times. It's all rather odd.
  3. DE.

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    12 days until our first match of the season. No first team goalkeeper, no defensive reinforcements. The only signings on the horizon a loan goalie arguably no better than Raya and a City youngster on loan. And even those are dragging for unknown reasons. Worrying times.
  4. DE.

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Bennett, Mulgrew, Evans, Graham, Williams and assumedly now Gallagher still a major part of the starting 11 so... is it really?
  5. DE.

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Seems like 50% of the forum has "sources" at the club these days so on the surface there's more leaks than ever! Or more people talking shit than ever. Might be that one actually.
  6. DE.

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I am amused by the attempts to paint Mowbray's musings as some kind of highly intelligent ploy to sucker other clubs and managers into giving us their players on the cheap. Because other clubs would totally not see through that, only a small section of our fanbase. Makes sense. Or Mowbray is finding himself unable to bring in the players he wanted and is changing his position on an almost weekly basis to justify what has so far been a somewhat baffling transfer window. I mean, it isn't that dissimilar to what happened last summer - the only question is who will be our deadline day prize this year? Can't be much worse than last year's catch.
  7. DE.

    Championship season 2019-20

    WBA gave themselves an automatic handicap last season by not appointing a proper manager. Fulham are doing the same this year and I expect similar if not worse results. Cardiff have got Warnock at the helm so they will almost certainly be there or thereabouts. Not sure how Huddersfield will do. Could be right up there, but conversely could just as easily end up in mid table purgatory. My gut says it'll be purgatory.
  8. DE.

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Yeah another striker, why not. If Graham, Gallagher, Armstrong, Brereton, Samuel and Nuttall all get injured we won't have anyone to play in that one position up top so better to be safe than sorry.
  9. DE.

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Jason Steele is at Brighton. Doesn't mean anything unless you're no1.
  10. DE.

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Assume the two signings tomorrow are that City lad, and possibly Foderingham? Or maybe the target Bbrovers has been hearing about. Edit: Just read the article and looks like it's the City lad and Walton.
  11. DE.

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    The club's hierarchy not telling fans the whole truth? Well knock me down with a feather.
  12. DE.

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Jeez, high emotions on here tonight! All Mowbray's fault imo. Buy a bloody goalkeeper already!
  13. DE.

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    You have to have pretty thick skin to post on here in general at the moment, let alone if you're claiming to post ITK info. Chin up @Bbrovers2288, it's just pixels on a screen at the end of the day. I fear if you stop posting we'll end up back at the Brereton Flex arguments, and I'm not sure I can handle that.
  14. https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11672/11765942/bolton-doubtful-for-start-of-season-says-pfa-chief-executive-gordon-taylor Gordon Taylor suggesting Bolton may not be able to start the season. Hard to remember another club being in this much trouble two weeks before the season begins.
  15. DE.

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    This happened more than once to Mulgrew in League 1 as well, the difference being we weren't punished for it as often due to the overall quality of the teams we were up against. The warning signs have been there for some time with Charlie as far as his defensive weaknesses are concerned, they just came to a head last season when we were getting punished repeatedly for mistakes across the entire back four, with Mulgrew being one of the more regular culprits. If we start the season with Mulgrew as first choice CB then this window has been a failure. Also think it's fair to say almost everybody expected a new GK to be here by now, so little wonder there's some concern brewing.
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