5 responses

  1. Ian
    August 10, 2011

    Ditch Xisco and Perch if we need more room. Only leave those guys in if we cant get anyone else in.

    Also, if Enrique is still here on 1 Sep, I’ll eat my hat!

  2. M
    August 10, 2011

    Aye, and we could ditch Smith too if needs be…. there’s no rule saying we must register all of our senior players

    The one in-one out thing is more to do with controlling salary expenses

    • RD
      August 10, 2011

      I can’t see Mike Ashley effectively writing off around £150k per week if Smith, Xisco and Perch were to simply be left out of the squad. Therefore once the squad is full – which it will be after 1 more signing – I can see Ashley saying to Pardew that he needs to move on a few players before he can bring any more in ie. sell to buy.

  3. Bob
    August 12, 2011

    25-man squad is a red herring. All about salaries and controlling this particular expense

    • RD
      August 12, 2011

      A red herring by who? I haven’t heard the club use it as an excuse in their transfer dealings, but it does go someway to explain why they are trying to get players off the books before buying. After the departures of Enrique and Xisco, there’s 3 spaces in the 25 man squad and I would hope at least 2 will be filled.

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