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    Default Krueger & Wilson's Summer Roster Rebuild

    Seems clear to me that we are missing a football administrator, i.e a replacement of kinds for Les Reed even if given a slightly different remit.

    Currently, aside from the Manager we have:

    Ralph Krueger - brought in to grow our presence in North America but inexperienced in football (soccer)

    Ross Wilson - Head of Recruitment who has overseen a spell of largely terrible recruitment and almost laughable failed transfer windows.

    Does anyone have any real faith that these two will deliver the change that is required to our squad this summer?

    I have total trust in RH, I think he gets our shortcomings and knows what is needed to be competitive in the PL.

    However, he can suggest and ask for certain things, but ultimately we have two specialists in failure that will be tasked with delivering it.

    Would feel more comfortable if we apppointed, shortly, a more experienced football administrator. Krueger suggested there would be some change in thenrecent fans forum - to hit the ground running in the summer it is needed ASAP.


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    We're appointing a director of football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuncanRG View Post
    We're appointing a director of football.
    We are? Will be interesting if the chap who left Nice gets linked again.

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    Don’t forget Natasha Patel who pulls the strings behind the scenes.

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    Why does everyone assume their is going to be some sort of spending spree in the summer?

    Gao hasn’t invested a penny in the squad so far, I seen nothing to make me think that will change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aintforever View Post
    Why does everyone assume their is going to be some sort of spending spree in the summer?

    Gao hasn’t invested a penny in the squad so far, I seen nothing to make me think that will change.
    we will invest the money we make from Hoedt, Carrillo, Bertrand, Forster and Hoj
    and not a penny more

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    Jordan Rhodes and Dave Nugent will be decent players to start with, should get us enough goals for mid-table Championship

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    we will invest the money we make from Hoedt, Carrillo, Bertrand, Forster and Hoj
    and not a penny more
    And the premier league money goes where....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crab Lungs View Post
    And the premier league money goes where....?
    I was going to suggest agents fees, bonuses etc.. but that will obviously come from the Cedric sale....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    I was going to suggest agents fees, bonuses etc.. but that will obviously come from the Cedric sale....
    Won't any money from the sale of Cedric be offset against the cost of Ings? We still have to pay a chunk more than we got back from shipping Gabbi out.

    Don't forget, the sales money is spent on transfer fees and player wages, so I would expect no more than 65% of revenue to be spent on incoming transfers.

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    That’s what above about this board - the posters who love to get their whinging in early.


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    What does Nelly say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crab Lungs View Post
    And the premier league money goes where....?
    Apparently into space according to some supporters here.

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    Unpopular opinion...I don't mind Kruger, he's a bit frustrating at times but he was never brought in to run the football side of the business.

    Wilson has been largely useless and not sure how he kept his job when Reed went. Think he might be on his way once we bring in a proper director of football, and he'll be replaced.

    We should have minimum £50m + sales to spend in the summer, excluding the Ings money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Unpopular opinion...I don't mind Kruger, he's a bit frustrating at times but he was never brought in to run the football side of the business.

    Wilson has been largely useless and not sure how he kept his job when Reed went. Think he might be on his way once we bring in a proper director of football, and he'll be replaced.

    We should have minimum £50m + sales to spend in the summer, excluding the Ings money.
    Not for me. Krueger is one of the most grating individuals I've ever listened to. The final straw was that interview last January where he succeeded in saying precisely nothing for about an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypochondriac View Post
    Not for me. Krueger is one of the most grating individuals I've ever listened to. The final straw was that interview last January where he succeeded in saying precisely nothing for about an hour.
    He gave a weird one at the end of the season as well where he said we should be proud of Sadio Mane playing in a Champions League final. No thanks.

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    I will be surprised if the main aim in the next transfer window will be any different to the others and that is to make a profit. So, I'd expect the owners to cash in on 1 or 2 of our best players or as they see them, most saleable commodities. The manager will then be allowed to have part of the money from those player sales to build a squad just strong enough to avoid relegation. The law of diminishing returns means that will become even more difficult than it has been. The few players we could get a big fee for are headed by Bertrand, Hojbjerg and Lemina so perm any 2 from 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tajjuk View Post
    Apparently into space according to some supporters here.
    Ings medical bills can't be cheap either.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Unpopular opinion...I don't mind Kruger, he's a bit frustrating at times but he was never brought in to run the football side of the business.

    Wilson has been largely useless and not sure how he kept his job when Reed went. Think he might be on his way once we bring in a proper director of football, and he'll be replaced.

    We should have minimum £50m + sales to spend in the summer, excluding the Ings money.
    Nah, he grates on me. Stupid phrases, stupid interviews, stupid comments. If he mentions 'space' 'roster' or 'growth oppertunity' again, I will scream.

    He is the expert of saying loads without actually saying anything (just annoying americanisms, which mean nothing and are just PR managed words)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbage_Face View Post
    What does Nelly say?
    She’s to busy to give a toss....eating in fine dining restaurants and travelling the globe.
    Just posting the odd picture to prove her tenuous affiliation with SFC.
    Strange to think we are a just a commodity to enhance her own portfolio.
    Who would’ve thought.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints foreva View Post
    He gave a weird one at the end of the season as well where he said we should be proud of Sadio Mane playing in a Champions League final. No thanks.
    He just doesn't understand football at all which isn't really his fault but his evasive answers and coached manner of speaking is very much his fault.

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