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    Dean Smith & Transfers

    According to the Sunday Times Villa have lost £37m in the last two FYs. The limit is £39m in three before FFP sanctions begin. So, without some sharp wheeler-dealing in January, they seem certain to exceed the limit. (And even then they'd need most or all of the incoming January revenue to be...
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    Martin Samuel - Daily Mail sports writer

    I think it was. As far as I'm concerned posters can express any opinion they like about Mark Warburton. But the "early grave" remark was offensive and gratuitous. I took it to imply that those who admire Warburton, as I do, were willing the club to fail and would be disappointed to see the...
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    Martin Samuel - Daily Mail sports writer

    What a load of tosh. And insulting tosh at that. I admire Mark Warburton hugely and regard him as our finest post-war manager. But I'd be thrilled if Thomas Frank (or whoever it turns out to be) can go one better and get us to the PL. I support Brentford and managers who deliver success get my...
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    Brentford's Next Management Team?

    I take your point about it being a gamble. But I think it's a lot more than just riding the crest of wave. For one thing it's a three year wave that's starting to look more like a tsunami! They're going to be in League 1 next season and are rapidly building a reputation. Would they see us as...
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    Brentford's Next Management Team?

    Sorry to report that he was awful!
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    Martin Samuel - Daily Mail sports writer

    Samuel is wrong in claiming that standing is either safe or it isn't. Standing is less safe than seating but not by very much. The risk in any one match of having spectators stand is very low. It is only when lots of people stand in lots of matches over a long period of time that the risk...
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    Chiedozie Ogbene - Joins Rotherham United on a Permanent Deal

    Yes, unless the EFL give special dispensation for him to play for us. See 55.1.3 (b) in the Governance Rules. It appears that the EFL can make the rules up as they go along!
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    Brentford's Next Management Team?

    With no Brentford game today and starved of proper football I went to see Port Vale against Liincoln City. Seems like I picked the right match - it was hugely entertaining and finished 6-2 to Lincoln. Lincoln were fast and direct and dominated the game physically, But they didn't play...
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    Brentford's Next Management Team?

    Well, it certainly isn't in the north-east!
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    It's an International Break: Time to Take Stock

    It was reported on here at the time as circa Euro 1.2m. That may or may not of course be accurate!
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    Brentford's Next Management Team?

    That possibility was mooted in The Times this morning. With Terry and O'Kelly on board already it seems unlikely now?
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    Josh Dasilva - Signs to June 2024

    Who are "The Smiths"?
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    Dean Smith & Transfers

    I think the original poster's concerns are redundant. Villa don't need to look for hidden value. They can and do pay top dollar for established, proven players who are capable, in their estimation, of making an immediate impact. They don't have time to develop and polish up and coming youngsters...
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