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Since our promotion windfall we have had 3 summer windows and 2 winter windows we are at a net spend of around 0 in fact we have probably made a profit based on add on clauses well done to the club and financial management team.

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It'd be kinda funny if it was just a picture of his car driving away and it cuts to a few Boro officials with confused looks on their faces.

 

Is Besic confirmed then or not?? Nervous here!

 

No we couldn't get it done in time.

 

Just saying  :whistle:

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Mo Besic deal has stalled - told the issue was the difference between what Boro would pay and what he is on at Everton. The two clubs couldn't agree on how much, if anything, Everton would contribute to a deal. Told the issue was between the two clubs, rather than the player.

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Good luck in the loan market we're fighting with about 5 clubs at a time to convince young professional players, and we need young attacking players, to sign for Tony Pulis and up sticks across the country most probably maybe we can ask Harrison to give them a reference....

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