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1 Posted 09/07/2007 at 08:23:53
2 Posted 09/07/2007 at 08:45:36
3 Posted 09/07/2007 at 09:57:43
If you deduct monies from main players sold you get the net spend:
£10m - W Rooney
£1.75m - T.Radinski
£3m - S.Davies
£3m - K.Kilbane
£5m - P.Koldrup
£2m - M.Bent
£2.45m - T.Graveson
£1.75m - T.Linderoth
£57m (in) - £29m (out)
= £28m net spend since 2001.
4 Posted 09/07/2007 at 10:46:55
The other thing regarding the teams at the very top end of the table is that there is only a total of 114 points on offer. Thus the return on the big transfers that you need to get you up there is always going to be small - diminishing returns or something.
5 Posted 09/07/2007 at 11:08:31
A very interesting review, I would raise two points however
1) You do not take into account players sold as per Brian’s point
2) You do not take into account players on frees going through or their wages
I believe that the wages aspect for clubs such as Bolton and Man City may well skew their points to millions ratio somewhat (as it would even further for Chelsea of course!)
6 Posted 09/07/2007 at 12:36:27
However, it may be fair to assume that managers do not intentionally sell players to achieve their footballing targets. More likely to be forced by circumstances: player wanting to leave; contract ending; or simply in need of cash.
2. Wages - good idea. But does anyone have the figures?
7 Posted 09/07/2007 at 13:18:39
Along with net sales and wages John Mclane?s point about diminishing returns would make an interesting addition to the analysis. The difference between winning the league by just a point may have been that 20 million summer signing. At 20 million/point it?s statistically poor but who cares about stats if it wins you the title? Maybe the rankings could be weighted by how difficult is is to win the league, or finsih 6th...
8 Posted 09/07/2007 at 13:45:42
9 Posted 09/07/2007 at 16:05:47
How much money have sky put into the coffers in this time and we have a net spend of just £3m per season.
Too many people have been far too soft on the board for too long.
10 Posted 09/07/2007 at 15:49:30
11 Posted 09/07/2007 at 18:36:45
12 Posted 10/07/2007 at 04:52:15
The lengths his acolytes will go to boost his mediocrity never ceases to amaze me.
Crack on boys, pity that with DM ( and BBB) in charge we ain’t going anywhere, your love will continue to be unrequited, not to mention misguided.
13 Posted 11/07/2007 at 13:51:06
14 Posted 11/07/2007 at 17:50:07
Spend money, buy good players, 6M for Nugent is a bargain. Why don’t you be so stingy. Act fast dude
15 Posted 11/07/2007 at 17:54:09
16 Posted 12/07/2007 at 07:41:22
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