You’ve got the wrong poster there, I never mentioned Burnley.Got where? You were banging on about being Burnley and aspiring to be them even though we finished above them.
That's like the pigs aspiring to be Barnsley.
Don't take everything that comes out of Wilders mouth as red.
Yep. If Everton are in, you'd have to think that'll be the end of that. Money talks.
If they agree a fee, we’ll be in for other targets. No way we’ll match them on wages.
If that’s how the club are thinking we might as well expect the runts and journeymen left over after the PL clubs have picked over the better players.If they agree a fee, we’ll be in for other targets. No way we’ll match them on wages.
I don't think you have to view it that negatively. We're not in a financial position (yet) to compete with long-time established PL clubs.If that’s how the club are thinking we might as well expect the runts and journeymen left over after the PL clubs have picked over the better players.
Either we are or are not a PL club and if we want to stay a PL club we have to fish in that pond.
I get the feeling it’s not paying the going rate that’s an issue but paying some of the current players the going rate that is an issue. If that’s the case clear me out.
Yeah, it’s the gradual building, season on season that he’s alluding to. Sensible growth rather than boom and bust. Sustained improvement on and off the pitch.We smashed Burnley's record transfer fee already last season. Twice.
What I think Chris means by following Burnley model is to punch above weight most seasons and get value out of what you do spend.
Indeed. If you don’t put proper foundations in place then a couple of poor decisions can end it very quickly. However taking your example I think Stoke are much more likely to come back up in the next 2 years due to the way they built themselves up when they were here. They ended up going down when they started moving away from what was working and trying to act like other clubs who were throwing money around. The difference was those other clubs were bigger had bigger revenues and could afford to do it and keep doing itBournemouth & Stoke were established Premier League teams .... until they weren't.
What they did 3 seasons ago is irrelevant to next season.