"Although the club is continuing to work towards securing full Category One status, the Premier League has promoted the Swans to the higher level ahead of their forthcoming audit at the end of the year."
Phil - any idea how they get this and we don't, and potential to get a comment from Milne/Milts to see why we aren't getting similar treatment?
....they slapped this massive price tag on Mings to keep him here and Bournemouth have stumped up with it in full straight away and we aren't even in July yet!
Bournemouth's recruitment over the last few years has been excellent, reminds me very much of Burley's time here - decent fees paid for lower league players who were perfect for what we needed (Johnson, Holland, McGreal, J.Wright etc) and then taking those players to the next level with coaching.
The fee is a lot of money, but we paid that for Hermann when we went up who effectively became our left back - best of luck to Mings at Bournemouth, I think it's a great move for him. A manager that plays the right way to bring him on technically to go alongside what McCarthy has taught him defensively.
I've had a letter to confirm why my property is empty, and what my plans are with it......they could have spoken to the planning team at the council, or looked at the public records of planning applications to have found this info out within 30 seconds.
Instead they waste time and money sending me a letter, waste my time filling it in and starting a TWTD thread, and then waste their time dealing with the letter.
"Ipswich Town – who lobbied strongly for inclusion as a Category One club a few years ago – are tipped to re-apply and potentially take Bolton’s place.
Although perhaps some solace can be taken from the Suffolk club, who remained in Category Two this last few years and have continued to produce some excellent young players."
I really, really hope this happens - Evans is funding academy at Cat 1 levels without getting the big grant, if this stops happening (which it will at some point if we don't go up to 1) then this would potentially be awful, loss of jobs and facilities, unable for boys to go away to tournaments that has been happening etc.