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Once a Wolf, always a wolf.

Started on 9 June 2013 by FMRegen27
Latest Reply on 14 June 2013 by FMRegen27
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Class bit of photo editing there mate
2013-06-13 22:26#112102 KingPadster : Class bit of photo editing there mate
Thanks :) it has been a long time since I used photoshop.
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Chapter Ten: Young blood

Approaching the transfer market using the Arsène Wenger approach

Transfer window

So, after a very pleasant first season at Wolverhampton which we ended with a epic title win by breaking the most points in a single season record and came close to almost achieving the most goals scored in a single season record the board decided to grant me a little bit extra funds than the ones I had last season. I still knew that I had to spend it wisely to keep the club’s financial situation stable. This only meant one thing, some players had to leave, most of them were above the age of 29 expect certain exceptions like Kevin Doyle whom is the club’s best striker at the moment because Griffiths is too young for me to depend on as my main striker.

So, as I began my search for young talent in such small budget I realized that the optimal place to go would be Europe’s less competitive leagues like the Polish, Irish, Northern Irish, Scottish and Ukrainian leagues. I didn’t find any luck with the foreign leagues, so I decided to stick with UK’s leagues such as Scotland and Ireland and it paid off when I managed to sign some young talents that looked very promising.

Transfer budget

Transfers made so far

Players Joining

Signing 1: Gregg McCloskey from Linfield For £425k, £170p/w
I have high hopes for this kid, he'll fill the gap that Roger Johnson left

Signing 2: Mike Caddis from Kilmarnock for £300k, £55 a week
Will be looking to send him on loan as he will not find a place in the squad due to his low CA

Signing 3: Massimo Picchio from Jesina for £750k, £55 a week

Signing 4: Neal Eardley from Birmingham Free transfer, £8k a week
Couldn't pass the opportunity to sign such talented, young fullback and the fact that he was free made it a whole lot easier

Signing 5: Thorgan Hazard from Chelsea Loan, £10k a week
Too good to just sit there in Chelsea' reserves. Will hopefully lead us to the Prem

Total money spent: £1.5m

Departing players

There was no surprises there. A couple of free transfers like Cassidy and Ikeme and 4 youngsters sent out on loans to other clubs including the 14 y/o Axel Hoffmann.

Total income: £3.9m

Profit made: £2.4m

Staff changes

Nothing to be said in all honesty. Replaced the old staff with better staff because I had a decent wage budget this season, I also got a couple of scouts since our scouting range has being expanded to cover all Europe.

Other transfers were made by the Director of football.
Dave Watson is brilliant. Nice addition to the staff there.
2013-06-14 19:42#112321 Gurdit : Dave Watson is brilliant. Nice addition to the staff there.
My director of football was the one who got him.
Good business, making profit.
2013-06-14 19:54#112327 Okikos : Good business, making profit.
Thanks, hopefully it will be enough to revive the club's financial situation.

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