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  1. tomphil

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    There's a difference between selling an ambitious plan to fans of challenging the top 6, spending money that is 'already there' and signing first 11 capable players and then running off to the owners pitching something completely different so as to keep favour with them and keep a lid on their expectations and ambitions. One model is genuinely trying to move forward although granted it's a big step and there are no guarantees but the other is treading water to pay the bills and creating a comfort zone where the only thing expected is a good return on players annually. I don't think it's accusing him of telling lies to just simply ask which route he's really trying to go down.
  2. tomphil

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Oh the irony.... 😅 You're going to need your own chadometer by the time summer is out, it's only May ! Brexit has nothing on how this board will be in the next few months lol
  3. tomphil

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Either way the gist of it is his agent has got greedy because he knows there is long standing interest and he's on a free. Personally I also found it hard to believe he'd be daft enough to be asking those figures no one will pay that for him a good Championship wage for a player like that at a good club would be half that or less.
  4. tomphil

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Think you might want to search the fans forum minutes it's probably in there. Then you can take your liar liar crusade elsewhere.
  5. tomphil

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    No he didn't say it personally in front of you so it didn't happen you mean.
  6. tomphil

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Go and find it yourself instead of always assuming people make stuff up. The guy said it, it's out there, go for it 😎
  7. tomphil

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I thought the bold was you getting all passionate Philip ! Good post though and I have to agree on the parallel universe bit I've also posted in regards to what's on here without seeing the original content of TM interview or the LT stuff. Thing is though its got to be said this board is very good at seeing right through the bluster but maybe these interviews need pinning in full before they get dissected from second hand cherry picking 😲
  8. tomphil

    Swiss Ramble thread on Rovers' finances

    Problem is most of our owner input still goes to under write losses racked up by them in previous seasons and of course guarantee the wages to enable us to pay beyond our income. The club then under FFP has to have a certain portion of its own income as well to avoid big borrowings and more debt so it's a bit of a minefield that only way around without getting really creative is sell a player now and again for good money. I suppose they thin the more turds they try and polish the more chance of creating a conveyor belt of selling for a few million regularly to under pin it and maybe being able to keep the better ones as long as possible, fair enough. I'm not comfortable with the hints of selling Dack and buying a load of cheapo gambles to fluff out the squad and hope one or two make the big money grade though that's just playing into the agents revolving door model yet again and it isn't building a promotion squad its treading water. When you sell quality for big money at least a portion of that should go straight into some more quality either ready made or real potential, even if it isn't in the same position as the departing player. By all means sell to survive if that's the case but don't dress it up as anything else that's telling lies again !
  9. tomphil

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Yet the other week you were telling us he'd be upgrading and signing ready made championship players whilst having a poke at some of us who were sceptical as usual .. 😎 You're right about the budget though he's not going to show his hand although he's said several times in the past there was money but he didn't spend it which won't go unnoticed to other clubs and agents when it's basically saying I have powder but am keeping it dry. What we have now is the usual gentle moving of the goal posts to something more resembling Rovers after all the bold words before ST went on sale. Tony has form for back tracking plenty times he just covers it well but it's all part and parcel of being a manager he won't be the only one.
  10. tomphil

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I get the impression he might be going there with words of Dacks agent(s) ringing in his ears worried their client might be priced out of a move in the not too distant future. He just getting it put out there that it might be a good idea to deal but he'll need the money to bulk out the squad and create more value. The words promotion or play offs won't come into it he's cleverly buying more time imo offering the 'increase book value' model so I think It would be down to them to say we want a real push and we'll back you.
  11. tomphil

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    It won't do we've seen it umpteen times before and the only was you progress is invest a big lump of it in something else resembling quality, upgrade or stagnate then go backwards.
  12. tomphil

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    There's a bit in a post above that will probably ensure you will be...... 😛
  13. tomphil

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I think a Fielding signing would be a big pointer of the way things will pan out this summer, good back up but given the injury problems he carries he's unlikely to provide much direct competition to Raya. Also on that note would he be another who wouldn't get a much of a sniff of a deal anywhere else and someone feels sorry for him type signing.
  14. tomphil

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    But any decent player coming on a free is going to want a good championship wage although the likes of Bauer can do one if he's after 40/50k pwk. Not sure I buy that though is his agent really so thick less than half that is the best he'll probably command.

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