18 Aug 2015 14:42:07
Bristol City have just had a £9 million bid accepted for Andre Gray! Middlesbrough trying to buy Rhodes for £12 Million (having already bought Downing for about £7 million). it's crazy in the Championship.

All of which puts into perspective the sensible approach of DC. Matias, Joao, Mcgugan and Wallace for about half of what Gray will cost and a third or a quarter of what Rhodes would cost.

It also demonstrates the tremendous challenge facing us this year as others such as Wolves, Hull and QPR get their chequebooks out.

1.) 18 Aug 2015
18 Aug 2015 20:53:46
One of the problems with a big price tag is the pressure to perform not just from the fans of the club you move to but the media too. I think the new players at our club have less pressure on them not just because of their lower price but also their unknownness (is that a word). The other reason I prefer our approach too is we are not spending lots of money on one really excellent player then having to fill out the squad with much cheaper players, we have spread the money about and got a lot of good players in all positions.

2.) 19 Aug 2015
19 Aug 2015 09:31:43
Good post Beauchief!
Reality is - the UK market is well over-priced.
Our new management recognised this , and other than Wallace and McGugan , they have traded abroad.
This means that you need excellent overseas contacts. Judging by the exciting players we have brought in, it appears that we have this well covered.
Well done Chansiri & co!

3.) 19 Aug 2015
19 Aug 2015 19:36:34
without wanting to poke the bear: but does the good business plan, contacts and transfer dealings. which we have to say is a departure from where we have been, does the well done extend to GR