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Villa Fans Warned On Prospects For Jan Transfer Window

Villa Fans Warned On Prospects For Jan Transfer Window


Not really a great surprise for most this I don`t think?

Steve Bruce is warning that people shouldn`t expect too much action this January because the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules are still battering us.

With the unlikely chance of him being able to offload big earners who aren`t playing, Villa simply don`t have much leeway to buy, despite our apparent injury troubles.

Bruce told www.birminghammail.co.uk "I have said before we are strapped with FFP. We will have to beg, steal and borrow like we did in the summer, look at our options and see if one of my mates can do me a turn." Adding, "We will have to deal with it. January is a long time off, we have a lot of football until January, it is a big Christmas period. It is that and the amount of games and especially at the top end of the pitch, that is the most important, let`s hope we can do something."

In another report he says he knows the club will 'try to help me, I know they will. I'm due to see the chairman (Dr Tony Xia, currently over in the UK). He's talking to me. Money is an issue because of FFP - still."

He also points out that "We spent £2m in the summer and took in £20m. Personally, I'm in credit. But I've still got a hole to look at."

And he`s not trying to make excuses, because he adds, 'That's the situation we are in - and that's what we are facing.And that's when I, as a manager, earn my money.'

The rules are a farce. They should have been on the debt of clubs, but of course that would hit some of the elite and the football authorities would never allow that would they? The game really has gone!



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday November 20 2017
Time: 10:51AM

Comments

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Hey ho!
The Fear
21/11/2017 10:14:00
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The jury is out on Dr x. Good businessman would know how to work around ffp
Ali Arab
21/11/2017 11:25:00
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The jury is out on Dr x. Good businessman would know how to work around ffp
Ali Arab
21/11/2017 11:25:00
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What happens if we get promoted would we be able to spend big then because we would definitely need to
AstonBilla
21/11/2017 13:18:00
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Good businessmen apparently have magic wands.
Villan Of The North
21/11/2017 14:44:00
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Aston Billa, if we get promoted our income will increase too so spending power will increase significantly. Not sure if it will be enough though.
Villan Of The North
21/11/2017 14:45:00
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Well man city, psg, Chelsea have wands.
Ali Arab
21/11/2017 18:51:00
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Well man city, psg, Chelsea have wands.
Ali Arab
21/11/2017 18:51:00
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Man City, PSG and Chelsea aren't working under Championship FFP. Rules are far more relaxed in the Prem, it's the Championship rules that are the issue.
mike_field
21/11/2017 19:27:00
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