But in this day and age, I am not sure the cups are as big as qualifying for the European Cup.
But not the target was set as a priority. That is a fact.I am not saying that the cup success has not been fantastic and very enjoyable, I am just saying it how it is. The owners said top four was the priority for the season.
I agree with the assesment that we have loaned out better players than those we bought. In fact, I'd add to that those that we sold :Torres > CarrollMeireles > AdamCole > Downing (Both have been poor though)Aquilani > HendersonTorres and Meireles were sold for 62 M Ł combined. Aquilani and Cole will probably go for 8 Ł combined. That's 70 M Ł from sales (not deducting the fees we paid for those players in the first place, mind). On the other hand, we bought our British quartet for about 77 M. Which means we lost 7 M pounds and lowered the overall quality of the squad. Poor, poor business.