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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.
You’ve got the wrong poster there, I never mentioned Burnley.
 

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If they agree a fee, we’ll be in for other targets. No way we’ll match them on wages.
Yep. If Everton are in, you'd have to think that'll be the end of that. Money talks.

Nixon also reporting that Palace are "dead keen" on Brooks if the price is right. Chris, Brooks at Palace. Can't imagine it.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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 our current players the going rate that is an issue. If that’s the case clear them out.
 

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I’d have expected Everton to be going for better to be honest
 

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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.
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.

Wilder often says he's shopping in a different market & he's not embarrassed by it.

We don't have a sugar daddy so steady incremental growth has to be the order of the day.

It doesn't mean we end up with "journeymen dross," it means we have to shop for players that haven't made a name for themselves in the PL yet. Young players from abroad, players making a name for themselves in the division below etc...

The likes of Josh King aren't realistic for us. Maybe in a couple of seasons.
 

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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.
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.
I can’t find it, but there was a table posted on here I think by Silent Blade but could be wrong, which showed how far behind we are from a lot of clubs in this league in where we get our income from ie we get a large percentage from matchday revenues. That shows where we need to build to continue to grow our wage bill each year.
 
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Everton reported to be testing the waters with a £15m bid for King. Sure we could match that but what would we have to pay him per week?
 

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Before people carry on arguing about it. I would really like to know the apparent wage bill we have had over the last season. As I'm pretty sure all the numbers the media are parading around about our wages are from the year prior. I can easily see us having the worst in the league but no way can I see it being that low.
 

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Bournemouth & Stoke were established Premier League teams .... until they weren't.
What they did 3 seasons ago is irrelevant to next season.
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 it
 

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Just read in the Telegraph that Brighton are rivalling Everton for him, £10-15m.
 

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