13 Sep 2015 11:06:47
Ed can clubs still sign free agents? Just seen adebyor has been released by mutual consent. wages would b quite high but surely his quality would do well for us in Europe if we took a chance on him

{Ed007's Note - No mate, they need to wait until January because Adebayor wasn't a free agent before the window closed.
If a player is available for free in August and still is then he's free to sign for anyone.}

1.) 13 Sep 2015
13 Sep 2015 12:54:07
We couldn't afford wages for someone like that, I see we where paying vvd £9000 a week, now he's on £45000. Ed would you say there's enough money for higher wages for a couple of good signings? Especially if there was no transfer fee?

{Ed007's Note - There isn't the money to pay that kind of wages unless it was a one off superstar who was going to make us a hell of a lot of budo commercially but there should be money to offer players higher wages like we did with Ledley and Matthews, we offered them top dollar and they came but there was no room in the wage structure to offer them a rise if they signed new deals so they were moved on for over £5 million between them (£3m for Ledley and £2.2(?) for Matthews).
I keep banging on about but in 2013 the average wage in the EPL was £31k a week if we couldn't match that at the time for 2/3 quality players then it's scandalous. Better players to watch brings in the crowds, improves the team and would help us improve in the European arena. Other club's build themselves up, speculating to accumulate while we're scraping around for the next 'project' and pi$$ing of clubs, players and agents for messing them about.
How many players and agents have came out and said they had held positive talks they thought they had a deal in place with CFC only to not hear from us again, there was an unresolvable issue etc, it's excuse after excuse from Lawwell.}