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Blues Boss Needs To Spend In Summer

Blues boss Alex McLeish has let it be known that he is going to have to spend some cash in the summer if he is expected to keep Birmingham in the Premier League for some time to come.

But as yet the Scot has had no feedback from new owner Carson Yeung as to whether his battle chest will be affected by the 20.5 million loss that the club made during Gold/Sullivan`s last year in charge.

It was said that the Blues boss would have 20-40 million on the table in January, plus more to come in the summer. McLeish only spent a fraction of that and has made sure of Premiership football next season.

McLeish said: 'Nobody has said last season's losses would affect things. We were talking about spending 20million in January and I only spent 6million of that.

'I would imagine that remaining 14million - plus whatever there is available to be spent this summer - means we should be reasonably healthy.

'But, if we want to remain a Premier League team and certainly get to where we are now, season after season, then you have got to keep up with the Joneses.

'Do I have to spend quite a bit to keep up with them? Yes, we need to improve again and enhance the squad.'

McLeish added: 'In forward areas we need to add to the quality - and these areas are not cheap. You don't get cheap players coming in there.

'We have spent, I think overall, during the season, about 15million or 16million. But that was for about six or seven players.

'To get six or seven players for 16million this summer, I think will be well-nigh impossible, unless we can get four or five Bosmans.'

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Writer: Foxxy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 9 2010

Time: 5:15PM

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But will Carsen Yeung release sufficient finds, that is the golden question!
merlin
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09/03/2010 20:59:00

Don't get too ambitious. The perils of overspending are beginning to show themselves around the entire League. Stability goes a long way when other clubs are crashing around you.
Teddy_KGB
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10/03/2010 14:22:00

Pompey mark II, too big for your boots!!
Madirish
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12/03/2010 21:43:00

 

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