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  1. 34 minutes ago, IssySG said:

    Do we reckon that Aziz rounds out our signings or are there more to come? And if so, where does everyone feel like we still need to strengthen. If Curtis Good does leave, we'll likely need another CB. I remember a while ago us and Sydney were linked to Sainsbury, but haven't heard a peep out of that in a while.

    I’d say we will sign 2 more players that being a Berisha replacement and maybe a back up CB. Still have 2 visa spots vacant 

  2. On 30/7/2023 at 8:58 PM, jw1739 said:

    Judging by the $12m we're supposed to have spent on just one (but oversize) playing surface at Bundoora looks like there's a fair bit of dosh still to be spent.

    We have spent over 40m on the facility and that’s one of the last stage is the 4K mini stadium pitch 

  3. 15 minutes ago, MHFC-FAN said:

    It would be a bit of a dog move if he left the Jets for us... Would be a great pickup though!

    League needs transfer fees which then rightfully compensates jets and it would be win win we get a great player and jets get much needed money that they need to survive 

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  4. 20 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

    Yes, I believe we paid only a peppercorn rent for the land and buildings. But we spent $12m on the pitch didn't we? And Lord knows how much on the facilities for the men and later the women. A waste whichever way you look at it.

    Have to remove all fixtures make good to blank canvas when departing lease 

  5. 15 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

    Well, yes and no. One would hardly call Antonis "really strong." Oresti's scholarship contract was until the end of next season. A little odd that he goes now perhaps?

    Same as letting Valadon go to the victory while we sign a player who couldn’t even get a game at WSW 

  6. 9 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

    I think we all feel that way. But the realities of the salary cap and other squad restrictions apply to City just as they do to all the other clubs. We may have the best financial backing, but we do still have a budget within CFG, and when you add up the total costs of running City it will be pretty substantial. We lease Casey Fields and AAMI Park and other grounds too, and the costs of the Academy with all those various coaches and other admin and backroom staff would be pretty large. I very much doubt that a transfer fee now and again would offset that averaged over a period of years.

    Having said all that, so far this off-season the recruiting does seem a bit more ho-hum than 3-4 seasons ago. I also have the feeling that tying up expensive players on 3-year contracts has backfired on us and limited what we can do this season.

    Also spending $40m plus on a new training facility at Casey  is a big investment  

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