Blackburn had been doing well the year before until they lost Santa Cruz to City who was the top scorer
They took Bellamy and Tevez off West Ham as well.
: They talked a big game but the elite players
: wouldn't come.
: So they ended up paying silly money for the
: likes of Roque Santa Cruz. They wanted a big
: manager but got Mark Hughes at first
: What they also did, whether by accident or
: design, was take the key players off the
: teams above them - Milner and Barry off
: Villa, Lescott of us etc, and ultimately
: loads off Arsenal causing disruption and
: helping them at the same time.
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: Serious question: What's missing?
: We have money now, apparently (6th highest
: transfer spend in all of Europe over the
: last 2 windows).
: Is it about the manager and how he uses his
: How do we attract the likes of Sane, de
: Bruyne, Aguero, etc. without Champions
: League football? Vicious circle?
: Will the new stadium help?
: What's their setup? Do they have a DoF?
: Genuinely interested on how they got where
: they are now, and if there's still a chance
: for us to do the same in the next 5-10