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Farehamseagull

Solly March Fan Club
Nov 22, 2007
10,742
Sarisbury Green, Southampton
If I was a fan of theirs, selling comfortably their best player in Buendia to mid table toss like Villa who they should be looking to take points off would piss me off massively.

Clearly happy to take the PL cash for a year again and subsequent parachute payments as they appear to already have accepted relegation. Waste of a PL place.
 


Aug 18, 2013
2,367
You say that but if they buy another couple of Buendia's with that £30m they are laughing. They obviously have good recruitment. Can't expect Cantwell and Pukki to do so badly this time

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Farehamseagull

Solly March Fan Club
Nov 22, 2007
10,742
Sarisbury Green, Southampton
You say that but if they buy another couple of Buendia's with that £30m they are laughing. They obviously have good recruitment. Can't expect Cantwell and Pukki to do so badly this time

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Big, big if.

Would you have been happy if we’d sold Murray or Knockaert in the summer we came up in 2017 to a Bournemouth or Southampton?
 

*Gullsworth*

My Hair is like his hair
Jan 20, 2006
9,351
West...West.......WEST SUSSEX
If I was a fan of theirs, selling comfortably their best player in Buendia to mid table toss like Villa who they should be looking to take points off would piss me off massively.

Clearly happy to take the PL cash for a year again and subsequent parachute payments as they appear to already have accepted relegation. Waste of a PL place.

Haven't you heard, they've tabled a 60million bid for Bissouma :eek:




:)
 

Cowfold Seagull

Fan of the 17 bus
Apr 22, 2009
19,307
Cowfold
If I was a fan of theirs, selling comfortably their best player in Buendia to mid table toss like Villa who they should be looking to take points off would piss me off massively.

Clearly happy to take the PL cash for a year again and subsequent parachute payments as they appear to already have accepted relegation. Waste of a PL place.

I only wish we were "mid table toss like Villa"!
 


Springal

Members
Feb 12, 2005
21,270
GOSBTS
Possibly, but £30m for Murray would have plainly been ridiculous. Norwich selling their best player, having just got promoted, seems bizarre. Are they really just in it for the parachute payments?

£30M is huge / ridiculous money for any yo-yo type club. We’ve never sold a player for anywhere near that, nor signed one for much more than £20M have we ?
 

zefarelly

Members
Jul 7, 2003
19,540
Sussex, by the sea
I don't know anything about Naaarch's finances, but they clearly run a tight shop on the PL scale, especially if its based on Delias recipes. I'd say they're cooking well above their weight. Short Yo-yo is better, than bungee, especially a 'massive' one, that snaps!
 

Farehamseagull

Solly March Fan Club
Nov 22, 2007
10,742
Sarisbury Green, Southampton
We’d have sold either of those players for £30M+add ons if offered

Buendia was the best player in the championship last season like Knockaert was when we went up. Back then it would have been the equivalent of being offered £15-£20 million for him which we’d never have accepted.

Buendia is a class act, better than Knockaert was, and by far their best chance of staying up. They’re just not going to be able to sign a comparable player. It’s a total lack of any ambition on their part. They are happy to go down.
 


Beach Hut

Brighton Bhuna Boy
Jul 5, 2003
70,640
Living In a Box
£30M is huge / ridiculous money for any yo-yo type club. We’ve never sold a player for anywhere near that, nor signed one for much more than £20M have we ?

£25m Webster.

Back to the topic, Norwich are not that much different to us if big money is offered players will go. May be good news for us as Arsenal were after that Norwich player so may well up the ante for Bis
 

Springal

Members
Feb 12, 2005
21,270
GOSBTS
Buendia was the best player in the championship last season like Knockaert was when we went up. Back then it would have been the equivalent of being offered £15-£20 million for him which we’d never have accepted.

Buendia is a class act, better than Knockaert was, and by far their best chance of staying up. They’re just not going to be able to sign a comparable player. It’s a total lack of any ambition on their part. They are happy to go down.

How is £30M now worth £15M 5 years ago ? If anything covid should have killed football finances.

Also - given Brighton lost £67.2M in the same period Norwich made a £2M profit - I’m not sure we are on the right side of the argument about how other clubs are run
 

Farehamseagull

Solly March Fan Club
Nov 22, 2007
10,742
Sarisbury Green, Southampton
How is £30M now worth £15M 5 years ago ? If anything covid should have killed football finances.

Also - given Brighton lost £67.2M in the same period Norwich made a £2M profit - I’m not sure we are on the right side of the argument about how other clubs are run

Because after the summer of 2017 was when football transfer prices then went mental in light of Neymar and Mbappe’s moves. Look how much the top players in the championship have gone for each season since then.

Also, despite all the talk about Covid reductions and losses, massive money will still be spent as this proves.

The thing I really don’t understand is them selling to Villa - to Chelsea or Liverpool etc - maybe acceptable, but Villa?! They are a side Norwich should have down to take points off.

Yes we might have spent more in that time but which side would you rather be on going forward? Who is more likely to grow, remain in the PL and push on?
 

Springal

Members
Feb 12, 2005
21,270
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Because after the summer of 2017 was when football transfer prices then went mental in light of Neymar and Mbappe’s moves. Look how much the top players in the championship have gone for each season since then.

Also, despite all the talk about Covid reductions and losses, massive money will still be spent as this proves.

The thing I really don’t understand is them selling to Villa - to Chelsea or Liverpool etc - maybe acceptable, but Villa?! They are a side Norwich should have down to take points off.

Yes we might have spent more in that time but which side would you rather be on going forward? Who is more likely to grow, remain in the PL and push on?

Villa finished 10th, 55 points. Look a decent side and investing heavily. Definitely a more competitive team and future than Norwich will be.

And like I say we are lucky to have a very rich owner who is happy to keep investing huge sums. Not all clubs have that benefit
 

Doonhamer7

Members
Jun 17, 2016
1,078
Feel for Norwich fans, smart move by Villa as they must know Grealish is going so have signed his replacement already
 

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