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Everything posted by steve_maclean

  1. The budget must be bigger than this, OR they know the takeover is definitely going through prior to the season starting. My logic behind this is that surely SG wouldn't spunk his entire budget on a back up goalie when we are lacking in several other positions! Great having two quality goalkeepers but with the wages they'll be on we don't need both unless we're sure finance won't be an issue!
  2. Best would be okay, but we had him last year so we'd still need another striker, preferable one who can do what our other strikers (including Best) can't, SCORE. REGULARLY
  3. He wasn't perfect no, but I think it's fair to say that at 30 if this guy was actually any good he'd have made it to a decent level by now. He's had 6 caps for his country, a country that isn't blessed with talent which makes you wonder. Anyway it's only a trial so I'm sure it won't be relevant, he'll be shipped out within the next week or so unless he is to be another Kasnick/Pecnick
  4. 30 year old Slovenian journeyman who's had a handful of pub teams on his C.V How exciting
  5. Bloke to the right of Antonio on that photo looks Russian to me.
  6. There are 2-3 on the twitter 'squad' photo who are clearly trialists. Without sounding like a know it all I don't recognise any of them and I'd like to think my football knowledge was quite broad. Does anyone have a clue?
  7. Fair play, without ratification who do you suggest we can afford that's better? Do you think we already have better? Serious question.
  8. Don't disagree mate but think he's a cut above what we have and the others we've been linked with (best, Andy Johnson etc)
  9. I'm not claiming to have all the facts though, nor am I claiming to have enough to knowledge on the situation. I'm merely stating that the goings off in France have been enough to worry me personally, whether you or others see it differently is fine, but that's just my take on things.
  10. And you do have all the facts? Nobody on here does so stop pretending to be a know it all.
  11. I don't think people are blaming Mammadov. But he owns that club and it's happened on his watch. If a similar thing happened here then Milan would get lynched. Hence why people are looking at Mammadov and wondering what the hell is going on. I'd say that's reasonable as oppose to a 'flounce'
  12. You accused me of scaremongering, which I believe is as good as. Why would I 'scaremonger'? What do I gain? I'm just voicing my concerns the same way you're allaying fears. fair enough if none of the goings on in France concern you, but they concern me and I'm sure if most are honest they haven't gone unnoticed. One thing I'm sure we can agree on is that as far as takeover ratifications go none of us are experts, but for me, I smell a rat, and maybe I'm pessimistic naturally, but I think supporting this club does that to you.
  13. It's not just about proof of funding though. Let's face it none of us know anything about HM, not really anyway. What we do know is that according to MM he's a decent honest rich football man, and then in conflict a lot of rumours that suggest the opposite. We don't know the truth, but it's perfectly acceptable for some of us to be wary, I think supporting this club and having seen what's happened elsewhere in the past, eg Portsmouth we have to be.
  14. Scare mongering? As in I want this to go boobies up and I'm trying to scare fellow fans into believing it will? Well that's silly, I'm just not burying my head in the sand and pretending everything is okay like yourself. And okay you're right, technically not 'relegated', but having won promotion then being told they can't go up because of financial issues (issues you seem confident are trivial, despite the fact they are clearly serious enough for the French FA to send Lens back to ligue 2.) There are tons of rumours, and lots of speculation and people will make of that what will they will but don't accuse decent people of scaremongering just because they have a brain and aren't joining you and others in this deluded little takeover dreamworld you've constructed.
  15. Same one lots of people are experts on knowing that the things going on in Lens aren't relevant, and everything is fine. It's all about opinions.
  16. You're blatantly just believing what you want to believe. The man trying to buy OUR club has seen another of his clubs relegated out of the top flight of French football due to scandal and problems financially. In what way on this planet can you not see that has some baring on what he's trying to do here? Of course the blame may be on Martel, but he owns Lens and they've had that happen on Mammadovs watch. It's hugely significant
  17. Agree wholeheartedly with the poster above stating that the goings on in France have every bit to do with us.... It's the same guy trying to take us over that is caught up in major farce overseas, of course it is linked. Whether the blame lay at the door of Martel or not is currently open to speculation. BUT HM owns that club and the FL will definitely be looking at that in relation to his purchase of SWFC. No smoke without fire and of course there will be people on here who don't like that and accuse the realists and open minded of being Blades, but they need to grow up and open their eyes. I hope it works out and we are taken over by a wealthy, honourable Azerbaijani, but I'm slowly losing faith that it's the case.
  18. For me personally the concern is around knowing one way or another what the budget is, because SG clearly doesn't and that in turn is inevitably impacting our recruitment process which could potentially have a detrimental knock on effect to our season. We need to move forward, we need another good 5-6 quality players throughout the squad and without having a flounce we seem to be miles away from that happening, and I think that's down to the confusion over the ownership and ratification.
  19. The club aren't stupid, they know the fans are restless, no real movement in the transfer market, the takeover up in the air, the stuff going on at another club owned by HM (yes people say it's nothing to do with us but indirectly it definitely is relevant) .... Something is array and I think the fans have a right to know
  20. I think it's time for someone at the club to release an official statement giving the fans the truth. If it's just general practice for it to take this long then fair enough, but if there has been a problem then the fans of this club have a right to know in my opinion.
  21. How thick are some people? Why would any club let us trial their contracted players? Doyle, RJ, Wickham, Brandao etc, wake up. It'll be two out of contract lads, probably both absolutely shybo, we'll keep them for 3 weeks, bin 'em off and then panic into signing another Francis Jeffers. I'd sooner we went with the lads we've got than fork out silly wages on has beens that will just bleed us dry. Wish the club would just do things properly for once.
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