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Does money win success?



We see the predictable stories emerging from Chelsea and Liverpool in the last week after they both had disappointing runs in the League.

Something like this: 'Well, we need to spend more money if we want to compete with Barcelona, Man Utd etc.'

Or: 'Unless we invest in four more top signings then I'm leaving.'

Have they not seen what has happened at Portsmouth? This means you Torres and Reina and Ancelotti.

You can't keep throwing money at it, you've got to work it on the field as well.

On that subject, Vital West Brom is so pleased that Fulham are progressing through to the next stages in Europe, whereas career spenders Real Madrid are sent crashing out.

Let that be the lesson.

At West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace has declared that if and when we return to the Premiership it will be with a firm `spend-what-you-earn` approach that has been standard policy in recent years.

He said: "Our ambition is to keep the club solvent and use our resources more sensibly. We have established a model which has worked at one level but perhaps not at another.

"But we have to be realistic about where we are and what we are as a club. It`s no good pretending we`re something else. It is our job as a board to run this club properly.'

The question is, Baggie fans, what would you prefer?

Do we keep a tight control over budgets with limited risk-taking and modest ambitions, or spend big and party with the big boys for a while.

Leave your comments or vote in our poll... it's your site so let us know how you feel.



The Journalist

Writer: Craig Coggle Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 22 2010

Time: 8:13PM

Your Comments

Unfortunately the options given in the poll are only the two extremes, overspend or don't spend and usually the answer lies somewhere in between. In other words we wont survive with the squad as it is. We MUST spend but we don't know how much to spend. To accumulate we have to SPECULATE With a calculation of how much money we can earn if we stay up, money we may not have YET. The most important player in my opinion is the goalkeeper and for some reason they come cheaper than strikers or play makers, so here's where we can surely splash out and instantly restore defensive confidence and improve the team.
bascogs
 

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