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The Americans are coming we all cheered! Happy days are here again we sang. Doug wasn't carried out in a box and he who constantly uttered, 'I've got a honest bunch of lads' left, taking a big wad of cash with them.

We complained about the cash but good riddance, and the new incumbent had plenty of it. We all prayed it would go through smoothly and quickly so money would be available for transfers before the end of the August deadline. Alas, we had to wait but good things come to them that do. We all now look forward to the January transfer window where we can at last compete in the transfer market. Of course Mr O'Neill is savvy enough to know that if we can maintain a high league position we have a better chance of attracting quality players.

Fans on this forum have also discussed the importance of ensuring the stadium is filled so that players will see this and want to play in front of a full-house. It also goes to say we are not a London club and so are not as attractive in this respect.

Up to recently it was us, and only us, that had the feeling of being let lose in a sweet shop with the promise of filling our pockets. But now some other kids from West Ham, Newcastle and even Liverpool may have a bit of pocket money.

Should these takeovers take place is anyone concerned that we might be competing for the same type of players, in a limited January market, and that other clubs may appear more attractive than ours?

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Date:Friday November 24 2006

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Spot on with this article. London is more attractive to footballers than life in the Midlands (but the Midlands are not as unattrative as the North-East?). A decent league position will help attract but I think the lure of playing under MON will be enough to see off some of the other kids in the sweet shop.
Pike
Definitely will be competing for the same players and the likes of West Ham might attract SWP etc as he is London based. That said, we are still the mighty claret and blue, I'd say qualifying for Europe for the summer spending will be more crucial?
The Fear
as Pike pointed out, there is one crucial difference we have Martin O'Neil, and when players are weighing up the pros and cons of different offers, that could be a deciding factor. UTV
steff_the_villan
lets hope the league position can be maintained as its bound to help. It just needs a spark of a few big names as they attract other big names and bums on seats. Im sure MON could convince any player if they could get into disucssions.
tylervilla
I see that WHam are making a move on SWP according to Sky. Interesting times.
Gazvilla
Let them have him , he,s crap in the air.
silkie villain
It could well prove to be an unusual January transfer window, in that there could very well be this season quite a bit of activity. Hopefully we'll be in there competing with the best. The promise of (at the time of writing) a serious second half of the campaign push for Europe will be a very interesting carrot to offer potential targets, added to the fact that it is surely now widely accepted within the game that we're a club on the move. Agree with Pike, the opportunity to play for MON has to also be an attraction. He's up there at the very top of the premiership managerial tree.
glensider
Yea I admit I feel like we are gonna be in the same position now other teams are being bought by mega rich ppl aswell
Christo
It'll definitely be us and the 'Ammers splashing the cash, if WHU can convince potential targets that they have the ability to escape the dreaded drop, something I doubt.
glensider
 

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