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Elmer_Judd

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West Ham are going to put us to the Sword.

Given all our injuries and the Hammers still fighting for a spot in The Champions League, would be surprised if we lost by less than 3 goals.

Almost resigned to us going down, given we can hardly buy reinforcements this transfer window due to FPP rules (curse the flogs who bought that rule in)
 

SM

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West Ham are going to put us to the Sword.

Given all our injuries and the Hammers still fighting for a spot in The Champions League, would be surprised if we lost by less than 3 goals.

Almost resigned to us going down, given we can hardly buy reinforcements this transfer window due to FPP rules (curse the flogs who bought that rule in)

Don't you have most of your injured players back?
 

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TheGreatBarryB

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West Ham are going to put us to the Sword.

Given all our injuries and the Hammers still fighting for a spot in The Champions League, would be surprised if we lost by less than 3 goals.

Almost resigned to us going down, given we can hardly buy reinforcements this transfer window due to FPP rules (curse the flogs who bought that rule in)
Yeah those three back will help, although Llorente out suspended hurts. Only conceded second last week deep in injury time. Weren’t that far away. Three goal loss would be very disappointing.
 

DBAH0

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Not falling for the reverse jinx on this one.

Leeds should be fresher as we played on Wednesday, so it'll be a tougher game that anticipated I think, but they generally don't play well in London either.

Wonder if Soucek will be out with Covid still. Apparently Zouma might be a chance to play which would be a massive in to come back.
 

jod23

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West Ham are going to put us to the Sword.

Given all our injuries and the Hammers still fighting for a spot in The Champions League, would be surprised if we lost by less than 3 goals.

Almost resigned to us going down, given we can hardly buy reinforcements this transfer window due to FPP rules (curse the flogs who bought that rule in)
I like how you still pretend FFP exists.
 

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Zidane98

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Even then not sure a loan deal for El-Ghazi offsets 20m for Digne.

Owner might be tipping in in some way.

25m Digne deal is only 5 and a half mill on this years FFP.

El Ghazi signed for 9m on a 4 year deal in 2019. Thats 2.25m a season off the books now he is on loan. Not sure if theres a loan fee but Villa would only need a loan fee of 3m or so to nullify the FFP effect of Digne.

Or they have other sales lined up.
 

SM

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25m Digne deal is only 5 and a half mill on this years FFP.

El Ghazi signed for 9m on a 4 year deal in 2019. Thats 2.25m a season off the books now he is on loan. Not sure if theres a loan fee but Villa would only need a loan fee of 3m or so to nullify the FFP effect of Digne.

Or they have other sales lined up.

Would Coutinho cause any issues?

Interesting if they're also targeting Bissouma though, that'd be a big hit.
 

Zidane98

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Would Coutinho cause any issues?

Interesting if they're also targeting Bissouma though, that'd be a big hit.

I dont know how Coutinho gets valued on FFP. He signed a 5 and a half year deal Jan 2018 for 140m transfer fee. Surely he doesnt go on Villas books as a 25m FFP liability?

Assuming his agreed fee (40m) on the buy option is used for his FFP valuation. 5 year deal so 8m a season or 4m for the half season Coutinhi is on loan.

I could be totally wrong haha
 

Zidane98

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How much were the two FBs they bought?

If you are thinking of Everton they are fine for this season as the 25m hit from Digne goes all on to their balance sheet for this season.

Believe they signed a scottish bloke for around 16m and a Ukrainian guy for 20+m. Both probably on 4.5 year deals so only a 8m or so FFP hit this season.
 

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