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How would a Champions League trophy change Roman?


Since we've been told forever that this is the only thing he cares about, how would it change things for Roman? He wouldn't call in his 750 million in loans and wouldn't sell the team, but would it alter his Andriy/Fernando-type signings? I'd think so, but FFP may begin forcing his hand for those type of signings anyway. If it made us chase less big signings and focus more on sustained excellence through youth development and value signings, I'd be all for it.

It seems most of the recent teams in the year after winning the trophy (I'd say every non-Barcelona team since Porto), lowered wage bills or made more sales than signings.

Porto 04 Liverpool 05, Milan 07, United 08, Inter 10 either sold big players or made little improvements to the squad the year after.

Barcelona 06, Barcelona 09 made big signings, not all of which panned out

If anyone did further analysis on this, it would be a very interesting read.

One other person who wants to see Chelsea lift the trophy more than most is a guy I remember reading about the day before the Moscow final. A Chicago paper wrote about a Chelsea fan who, two days before the match got a tattoo that said Chelsea-European Champions. Hope its a true tattoo in a few weeks.

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