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  1. OohAahGuyWhittingham

    #SWFC Players - Contract Expiry dates

    Hand on heart, I think in a years time all of those, except Hunt maybe will have left us. This season has an 'end of era' type feel about it and I'm not necessarily saying that as a negative, just that this squad has had enough of a chance now and the funds aren't there to maintain it. The last three years have been extremely memorable, for good reasons and for bad but I think we have a drastic change of direction ahead of us.
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    OK so assuming we paid £8m over 4 years, we have already 'lost' £2m on this season's installments. If we sell for £3m that loss instantly turns into £5m. If you're adding wages to it then it's £6.75m. Obviously he's off the books for future years but for this year Rhodes' wages have already been paid ... we dont get it back! This year is the crunch year for us as the FFP limit is over a 3 year period and this is our 3rd year of overspending
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    Selling Rhodes is very unlikely. Currently as we are paying his transfer fee over 4 years I think, the impact on our FFP is spread out. If we sell him however, the loss we make on him instantly goes in to losses for that year. For example If we sell him for £3m, we get £5m added to losses for this season, instead of £2m which is what we would spend on his transfer fee installments.
  4. But we can't afford to - or is this a whoosh. Not sure what you mean there... but it's not that important whether we can't afford to or just don't want to pay him what he's worth (i.e. what he can get elsewhere). It's up to the club to convince him to stay - be that through money or first team opportunity. If you fail to do that, as we have, wish him well and move on. Not throw your toys out the pram and try to punish him.
  5. We've disgraced ourselves with the treatment of Hirst. Effectively banning an 18yr old international prospect from playing football for 8 months because we cannot offer him anywhere near as much as prem teams is horrendous. After this saga, any youth player we try to bring in will have serious reservations about coming to us for years to come. Full credit to Jos if he is behind George's return, i suspect he is. The lad deserves to be allowed to play
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    The Stars combined sheffield team

    Can't see why you would be upset at that personally... United have been far better than us this year!! The real difference between us though has been the managers. With someone as competent Wilder was in charge of our squad we'd be looking at 11 Wednesday players there.
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    List of Premiership free contracts

    Kyle Bartley, James McArthur, Joel Ward This won't be popular but I'd also have Ben Watson for a year. He's what we need in the middle
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    AVB - is he worth holding out for?

    The positive about AVB is that he is a big enough name and character to demand total control of signings and selections, and would likely walk at the first sign of micromanagement. We need someone like this. That said a month is far too long to wait given how we're performingat the moment, and we could well end up being gazumped at the end anyway by a rich middle eastern team or something
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    What is your absolute best starting eleven?

    Westwood Hunt Lees Loovens Pudil Hutchinson Bannan Lee Reach Hooper Forestieri Surprisingly easy to pick
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    FourFourTwo club badges article

    Just imagine how much credit Chansiri would get if he brought the old badge and striped shirts back next year!! He'd be worshipped! So easy to do, would cost him nothing and would go so far towards turning around all of the negativity surrounding the club at the moment
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    Team selection, 'injuries' and FFP

    I think its probably more to do with players not being willing to play the way Carlos wants to - particularly wingers, and Carlos not actually wanting the players that are brought in in the first place He has shown plenty of times that he is willing to risk playing an injured/unfit player so that can't be the only reason Abdi, Emanuelson, Buckley, Matias etc have been left out so much
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    FERNANDO. bustin some moves

    We'll only get Forestieri back to his best playing a 4-3-3... which would mean dropping Hooper... which isn't going to happen... and rightly so
  13. Exactly. Somehow I can't see him being as vocal about this when we play Middlesborough next month after having an extra days rest than them. It's just excuse after excuse. I wish he was called out on it more by local radio and newspaper
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    Sam Hutchinson

    Come on, why not just name them? Bannan and Van Aken?
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    João - How best to use him

    He's quite clearly thick as two short planks. Very talented though I'm sure someone would get a performance out of him but it ain't gonna be our manager that's for sure