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Re: signings - are we done?
Posted by: Standardprocedure
Date: 16/05/2018 12:09
Star players ultimately want to play; if they're not going to be the nailed-on starter, then the trade-off for that is to join a club that is going to be successful. If there are slim prospects of winning trophies, then ultimately they're going to want money. But if we start throwing cash at players who aren't going to do anything more than benchwarm or be injury back-up, fans and the owner alike will question the merit of doing so.

The problem is that, as the newly promoted side will struggle to attract stars players unless they're going to be nailed-on as starters. We have a pretty decent first XV that I'm confident can be competitive in the Prem next year - but we're inevitably going to lose some for certain periods either due to injury, fatigue or international duty. It's here we're going to suffer, I fear.

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