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Popov Off




I was going to write this bit of news after the deal had been done- after it was suggested before the Burnley game, I thought it would have come off. However, the deal to bring left-back, Goran Popov to the Reebok from West Brom is off.

Popov- who is currently on loan for the season at the Hawthorns from Dynamo Kiev- would have been allowed to move to the north west had the deal occurred in the transfer window. And even though the deal is being conducted by two domestic clubs, because the negotiations are occurring during the loan window, the Premier League have deemed it an 'international transfer'.

Is anything going to go in our favour?

This take-over talk in the comments, is there any truth in that? It would make sense and explain a lot...
The Journalist

Writer: Mr Ecky Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 13 2014

Time: 6:27PM

Your Comments

Mr Ecky I think that it is pretty much a happening thing. It could be good or very bad who knows? We may get some Thai pig farmers or even a mafia outfit. However all the signs are there for sure and working in that space as I do it positively screams takeover. We are guessing the detail, sure we are, but 2 plus 2 in this case seems to make 4. ED ain't daft and he didn't get where he was today (CJ in Reggie Perrin like) by being profligate to his own ends...............
Nathans Phase
Nathan - every other club is doing the same we are at the moment - I think FFP is more likely the reason why people are beginning to cut their cloth accordingly, they don't want a transfer embargo. I'm dubious, the only potential buyer I'd heard about was the guy who owns Kia and he's dropped us.
robmoss2k
I cant see anyone buying the club until we have shown we have turned the tide financially. Look at QPR, they have taken a huge risk in their dealings in the hope of getting back up and only having to deal with a fine which will be pennies in comparison to the TV money, but what if they dont make it? Fact is they arent THAT good and Forest/Derby/Burnley could all beat them to promotion, if they dont go up they will be fined and hit with a transfer embargo and will be forced to shed most of their squad to then comply the following year which could potentially be devastating. By trying our best to comply and cut costs we are doing what we should have done years ago on a smaller scale to make things more manageable, we didnt and we are where we are, we just need to survive this season, make sure we comply with FFP and build again next season, easier said than done!
moonpig1
I cant see anyone buying the club until we have shown we have turned the tide financially. Look at QPR, they have taken a huge risk in their dealings in the hope of getting back up and only having to deal with a fine which will be pennies in comparison to the TV money, but what if they dont make it? Fact is they arent THAT good and Forest/Derby/Burnley could all beat them to promotion, if they dont go up they will be fined and hit with a transfer embargo and will be forced to shed most of their squad to then comply the following year which could potentially be devastating. By trying our best to comply and cut costs we are doing what we should have done years ago on a smaller scale to make things more manageable, we didnt and we are where we are, we just need to survive this season, make sure we comply with FFP and build again next season, easier said than done!
moonpig1
FFP is a blatant restriction on free trade and dead in the water, it has no future just like our club, until such time the current debt is ditched, wiped off, no one would consider taking over from ED. Given the offshore secrecy surrounding the moonshift debt we don't know who its belongs to or how you remove it, the only thing that is certain is without Sky TV revenue, it can no longer be serviced, so something has to give. I assume the switch to a limited company helps to protect ED and no one else , administration might take place next season, we can only wait to see what happens. I know Reebok were interested in the club several years back but Gartside wouldn't relinquish his control with ED so it never happened
aussie mike
FFP might just be what you say Mike but what if it isnt, what if it gets upheld and what if we fail to comply? We cant just take the QPR/Forest route and thow everything in the same basket because it 'may not be upheld'. The people running the club have made some ridiculous mistakes but even they are not that stupid to ignore FFP. You are right, without the Sky money the debt cant be serviced so the way to service it is to cut costs accordingly which the club are doing, finding the balance between doing that and having a successful, moderately successful or surviving team is very difficult as demonstrated.
moonpig1
To be honest I am really bored by the whole thing. I don't care how FFP works or why. I don't care that we overspent in the past. I don't even care whether the manager has wonderful plans for a bright future and that we need to clear out the lazy incompetents currently wearing the shirts. What I do care about is 3 points since Boxing day and that courtesy of 3 draws. We couldn't win a raffle!! I reckon we might get a point tomorrow but then Watford will likely as not beat us next Saturday. It just isn't good enough, even my 16 year old who is absolutely crazy about football and the whites in particular is getting to the stage where he doesn't care if he misses the match. No matter how many players we get rid of, if the next generation of fans have disappeared then it won't matter as there will be no money coming through the turnstiles or into the tills. Someone at the club needs to grow a pair and quickly whether that be players, chairman, owner or preferably the manager. Its time to win or die trying ( figuratively) so to coin a phrase come on Bolton where are you? Let's be having you.
Boltongav
FFP has been agreed by all 92 league clubs and has been in place in League Two since the 2004/5 season, where they are restricted to spending 55% of turnover on wages, and new player registrations are refused automatically if they're going to tip the balance. FFP has been happening for a decade already and it's going to hit the Championship in the next January transfer window. If QPR don't get promoted, next time around they might well get relegated.
robmoss2k
 

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