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Offline Toon1

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Re: Mikel Merino. Signed
« Reply #60 on: October 13, 2017, 10:01:25 AM »
Excellent news :thumbs:


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Re: Mikel Merino. Signed
« Reply #61 on: October 13, 2017, 10:12:51 AM »
Thankfully he got his chance with Shelveys ban, hasn't taken long for him to prove he's the real deal, great player.
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« Reply #62 on: October 13, 2017, 10:15:54 AM »
Great news.  Give him a couple of years of constant competitive action and this lad will only get better and better.
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Offline OmegaprimeVKM

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« Reply #63 on: October 13, 2017, 10:25:14 AM »
It's good news but the early spending of this money...has it cut into whatever pittance was in place for January on getting in an actual no.10?
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Offline Brian Toon

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Re: Mikel Merino. Signed
« Reply #64 on: October 13, 2017, 10:30:22 AM »
Great news . Top lad with a good future ahead of him


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« Reply #65 on: October 13, 2017, 12:22:35 PM »
Great news, class act and only going to improve!

Forget where else we need money spent in Jan and whether this impacts on that, it's a signing we'd have been barmy to pass on

Offline gaspytoon

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« Reply #66 on: October 13, 2017, 01:37:22 PM »
Happy with this, a good bit of news to kickstart the weekend. :thumbs:  Just hope he doesn't have his head turned if a top 5 club comes in for him :nonono:

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« Reply #67 on: October 13, 2017, 04:58:43 PM »
Happy with this, a good bit of news to kickstart the weekend. :thumbs:  Just hope he doesn't have his head turned if a top 5 club comes in for him :nonono:

Cynical I know... but atleast if he has his head turned now, he's actually ours.

It's bound to happen to some players at some point in time... if they're loanee's then you have no insurance against them refusing to sign for us and then taking their pick of bigger clubs - atleast if they actually belong to us we'd get a decent wedge in for them at that point.

Small consolation (especially if not much gets re-invested) but it's still better than the club having its pants pulled down... don't have to look too far up the road to see what happens if the club f***s itself over constantly over its transfer-related dealings.

Offline OmegaprimeVKM

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« Reply #68 on: October 13, 2017, 05:05:59 PM »
Cynical I know... but atleast if he has his head turned now, he's actually ours.

It's bound to happen to some players at some point in time... if they're loanee's then you have no insurance against them refusing to sign for us and then taking their pick of bigger clubs - atleast if they actually belong to us we'd get a decent wedge in for them at that point.

Small consolation (especially if not much gets re-invested) but it's still better than the club having its pants pulled down... don't have to look too far up the road to see what happens if the club f***s itself over constantly over its transfer-related dealings.

Or back at home, seeing as NUFC have had so many. I.e. let's flog Carroll / Ba / Cabaye and obtain no replacement...
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Offline ToonArmyFan

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Re: Mikel Merino. Signed
« Reply #69 on: October 13, 2017, 05:23:32 PM »
f***ing BRILLIANT NEWS!!!


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« Reply #70 on: October 13, 2017, 05:37:06 PM »
Or back at home, seeing as NUFC have had so many. I.e. let's flog Carroll / Ba / Cabaye and obtain no replacement...

Sure....

Would you rather we let players flourish on loan and then make their parent clubs lots of cash, or that they belong to NUFC and make NUFC lots of cash.
Whether it gets reinvested into fee's for replacement players (or frittered away on wages and other costs of running the club) would you rather be in the position we're in (ie: no financial danger whatsoever, warchests opened in event of relegations, playing at a level that's consistently bottom half-ish premier league or top 2 championship)... or the position that the mob up the road are in (ie: making massive losses that their chairment can't afford, having to pay transfer fee's for players they never even sign, zero funds available in event of relegation, player sales fee's disappear 100% into thin air, consistently around relegation zone of PL and threatening to drop like a stone for years... and now fulfilling the inevitable)?

Seriously, whether all the money gets spent on new players or just some of it, it's FAR, FAR better for the club to be stable financially and have an owner who is unwilling to allow the club to be outside the top division (even if he doesn't care a jot about how well we actually do whilst in that top devision)... there are much worse positions to be in.


Offline Toon1

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Re: Mikel Merino. Signed
« Reply #72 on: October 13, 2017, 08:03:58 PM »
how anyone can turn this into a slagging off the club is beyond me :lol:

We?ve picked up what looks like a proper player for ?9m yet let?s not concentrate on that let?s be negative about other things f***s sake just enjoy fact we have bought a good player

Offline Surreymag

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« Reply #73 on: October 15, 2017, 10:27:55 PM »
Great news he looks to be a class act.
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Re: Mikel Merino. Signed
« Reply #74 on: October 15, 2017, 11:56:36 PM »
Great news, class act and only going to improve!

Forget where else we need money spent in Jan and whether this impacts on that, it's a signing we'd have been barmy to pass on

Exactly my thoughts too. Absolutely delighted we've signed this lad for 5 years. He's top quality.