Justin wrote:Chris Dennis wrote:
How do you stop a player leaving if he wants to go? Man U and Liverpool haven't managed it so why should we?
Replacing like for like was the big problem for us as CCC wages had spiralled to ridiculous levels which we couldn't afford along with a lot of other clubs at the same level. We were paying players way under what they could get elsewhere.
To replace those players with the same quality we would have had to pay out transfer fees of 1M+ and pay them 10k+ a week. We were punching way above our weight to the credit of the managers that had brought those players in but it came to an end when those players left.
Ask a certain Ian Holloway...
Regarding Charlie Adam.
You mean the Charlie Adam Blackpool accepted a bid and were agreeing terms for with Tottenham?