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crackatoa

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Well he got Rafa and maybe the £6 million a year played a part in that.
Of course money talks. However I think Rafa was under the illusion that Ashley was selling up and that played a big part in him taking it on. It's not just about wages, it's about budget and ambition as well. That seems to have been a problem for Rafa. As it would any ambitious manager.
 

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The £30 million for Perez is crazy money. He’s been 5hit for years and majority of fans didn’t rate him. He came good after Xmas last season. About same time we signed almiron. He wouldn’t of got £5 million last season
 

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Almiron's pace certainly made the difference in freeing up space for Perez and Rondon to exploit
And Crackatoa's nailed it. Rafa approached Newcastle originally rather than the other way round as he thought he could get a long term project going.
But Ashley's perfectly happy if we finish 17th every year and just rake in the TV money.
Apparently Rafa was offered a one year contract on the same money and with the same transfer budget as the previous year (despite the massive increase in TV money) as well as no more money for the training facilities or academy development which have been almost totally neglected since Ashley took over.
And this makes an interesting comparison...
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160642fishing

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Even Fat Sam has knocked it back.

Sack the board
They really are up s**t creek if Fat Sam turned them down and the next best option is Bruce,makes me laugh when they won't pay a few million in compensation for a manager yet pay tens of millions for a player.
 

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The £30 million for Perez is crazy money. He’s been 5hit for years and majority of fans didn’t rate him. He came good after Xmas last season. About same time we signed almiron. He wouldn’t of got £5 million last season
It is crazy money, but the market has gone mad.
Now you've lost Perez and Rondon, and the imminent incoming Bruce. you must fear the worse?
[if pace frees up Perez, he'll love it at Leicester :) ]
 

62tucker

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if Bruce gets the job and there is a takeover he could be out of a job before the season starts.
 

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The only reason the Bruce appointment hasnt been confirmed is because they're still negotiating over Bruce's bonus for success in avoiding relegation, otherwise known as a successful season
 

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