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Players with contracts up in the summer
at 17:37 28 Nov 2020

Is there an idea of what ITFC players are in the last year of their contracts? Even if Lord Lambert does something honourable, what options are left for the new guy(s).

This season is slipping away and the calls to rebuild will be very limited with players able to walk on free (or even at next window) and we now have the wage restrictions.

Just think about it:
New manager - needs time
Players able to leave on free
Limited wage budget

This is a perfect storm for absolute pain.

The last time a town manager got a red card?
at 15:41 10 Feb 2019

I think it may have been BFJ?
No Def Info - Reality Hurts... hope, effort and some luck is needed
at 09:19 30 Dec 2018

I read this forum from time to time and clearly many have fallen into (deep) disillusion... gripping to 'defo info' threads to cheer them up or flaming any suggestions by others with we 'don't have' any money.

For myself the performances are improving on the pitch since PL came into post. We do have an element of pace and better movement in our team when going forward, but we clearly lack invention/killer ball from a Magilton, Currie, George or dos santos type player.

It pains me every time we get a set piece, that other than JL we struggle to deliver any danger. Maybe I was fortunate to see Thompson, Venus and Unsworth deliver.

Many of the existing players had to previously endure/promote the MM way of playing - principally making us difficult to play against. It was very kick and run at times.

New transitions take time and we are behind on that process to our current pains.

Like many I would like to see some new faces who will improve us. But in today's world of budgets and limits even ME will have to consider the next steps carefully, but I hope any potential targets were established prior to PL appointment.

I've done some lazy scouting, looking at who is on free transfers and may consider a short term deal which could be loaded with renewal, coaching oppo and mighty bonus if we stay in the division.

Amongst others ...Toure, Essien, Assou Ekotto, Caulker are all without clubs and yes wages would no doubt be high(er) but is that the risk you have to take if we cannot attract players from already established contractual arrangements.

ME is a businessman and he will no doubt have experience in fixing short term challenges within his empire... this usually means importing talent or technology for a business environments which need to be switch on ready. This is called a War Chest.

I'm sure many will disagree with the above and I'm happy to be flamed by any budgies who read this.
Manager names not linked
at 20:50 1 Apr 2018

I’m surprised a few potentials aren’t being linked

Dennis Bergkamp
Harry Redknapp
Thierry Henry
Ruud Guillit
Marco Silva

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