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Last 5 years net spend table.

 

1) Manchester United: £-457.6m

2) Manchester City: £-357.31m

3) Arsenal: £-291.33m

4) Aston Villa: £-247.86m

5) Everton: £-233.92m

6) Chelsea: £-209.15m

7) Wolves: £-196.87m

8) Tottenham: £-173.30m

9) Liverpool: £-164.71m

10) Brighton – £-159.70m

11) West Ham: £-132.28m

12) Leicester: £-114.36m

13) Leeds United: £-106.39m

14) Newcastle: £-98.97m

15) Crystal Palace: £-55.99m

16) Southampton: £-37.80m

17) Burnley: £-22.09m

18) Watford: £-14.10m

19) Brentford: £59.42m

20) Norwich: £66.17m

 

 

Our spend is calculated like this:

9) Liverpool: £-164.71m

21/22: £-16.65m

20/21: £-58.91m (3rd)

19/20: £28.08m (Champions)

18/19: £-126.79m (2nd)

17/18: £9.56m (4th)

 

I don't know whether it means we are really good at transfers or just tight arses...?

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1 minute ago, markcd said:

Last 5 years net spend table.

 

1) Manchester United: £-457.6m

2) Manchester City: £-357.31m

3) Arsenal: £-291.33m

4) Aston Villa: £-247.86m

5) Everton: £-233.92m

6) Chelsea: £-209.15m

7) Wolves: £-196.87m

8) Tottenham: £-173.30m

9) Liverpool: £-164.71m

10) Brighton – £-159.70m

11) West Ham: £-132.28m

12) Leicester: £-114.36m

13) Leeds United: £-106.39m

14) Newcastle: £-98.97m

15) Crystal Palace: £-55.99m

16) Southampton: £-37.80m

17) Burnley: £-22.09m

18) Watford: £-14.10m

19) Brentford: £59.42m

20) Norwich: £66.17m

 

I don't know whether it means we are really good at transfers or just tight arses...?

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Sanches seems to be the perfect Gini replacement but his hamstrings are shot, aren't they?

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Just now, Em City said:

Sanches seems to be the perfect Gini replacement but his hamstrings are shot, aren't they?

Sounds more like the perfect Naby replacement.

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1 minute ago, Dr Nowt said:

Sounds more like the perfect Naby replacement.

 

Can't wait for him to pull off a Cruyff turn and live off it for 3 seasons.

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Locatelli? Really? What is the hit rate on our previous Italian signings?

 

I wouldn't be fussed on Sanches either. Was absolute shite at Swansea, terrible injury record, and I thought he flattered to deceive a bit at the Euros.

 

The Saul link is just nonsense from Atletico, trying to get rid of his nine-year contract on £220k or whatever it was. I mean I guess the mancs might be in for him, but we are almost certainly not.

 

A clinical finisher who can play all across the front three and won't be going to the ACoN is the priority for me.

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We aren't buying anyone of any consequence. These transfer threads for the last few windows have been nothing but pie in the sky. We're busy promoting and singing the praises of an 18 year old who played championship football last season. FSG are just banking serious wedge and not only is the club self-sustaining, we're sustaining the shareholder lifestyles. It's just been the same old, leak lots of fancy names and then sign a 17 year old from Torquay or something. 

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I gave up on us making significant signings when we did fuck all in January when we were top of the league and needed a solid defender to see out the,season and defend our title. But they were happy for us to meekly surrender our title and its no surprise we are doing nothing else in this window. 

 

They just do the bare minimum to get by and if Klopp works his magic is a bonus. 

 

They even let players go on frees ffs who could have been sold and the money reinvested back into the team. 

 

We spend less than anyone despite having won pretty much everything over the past 3 years yet we cry poverty.  

 

David Moores might as well had not sold thr club. 

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7 minutes ago, Leyton388 said:

David Moores might as well had not sold thr club. 

Yeah. Let's ignore the trophies and the squad we've actually built, with some of the best players in the world in their positions, and pretend Moores would have been better.

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9 minutes ago, Leyton388 said:

I gave up on us making significant signings when we did fuck all in January when we were top of the league and needed a solid defender to see out the,season and defend our title. But they were happy for us to meekly surrender our title and its no surprise we are doing nothing else in this window. 

 

They just do the bare minimum to get by and if Klopp works his magic is a bonus. 

 

They even let players go on frees ffs who could have been sold and the money reinvested back into the team. 

 

We spend less than anyone despite having won pretty much everything over the past 3 years yet we cry poverty.  

 

David Moores might as well had not sold thr club. 

If David Moores had any brains or vision he could have easily run the club financially the same as FSG. Or if Parry and the board at the time had the same.

 

Moores never put any of his own money in.

The problem was they were all small time and terrible decision makers. At least Moores was aware he was incapable, and took the difficult decision to sell the club. Unfortunately he demonstrated his unsuitability when deciding who to sell to.

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1 minute ago, Jose Jones said:

If David Moores had any brains or vision he could have easily run the club financially the same as FSG. Or if Parry and the board at the time had the same.

 

Moores never put any of his own money in.

The problem was they were all small time and terrible decision makers. At least Moores was aware he was incapable, and took the difficult decision to sell the club. Unfortunately he demonstrated his unsuitability when deciding who to sell to.

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I was listening to some podcast yesterday and this 17 foreign players in the squad thing was brought up. 
 

We currently have 17, so we need to sell one before we can bring another in. 
 

Makes sense to sell first otherwise we are either stuck paying a player who won’t play or we reduce their fee because other clubs know they won’t have a place in the squad. 
 

Shaq is an obvious candidate to leave. Origi doesn’t seem arsed to move on. Which would leave Minamino as an obvious choice to also move on. 

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26 minutes ago, m0e said:

Yeah. Let's ignore the trophies and the squad we've actually built, with some of the best players in the world in their positions, and pretend Moores would have been better.


We’re yet to win a transfer window though, that’s what really counts. 

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Anyway, question on the Red Stockings, are their accounts as fraudulent as ours & do the accounts show the billions FSG pay themselves?

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1 minute ago, VERBAL DIARRHEA said:

Origi is a joke, he would be out the door first for me.


Agreed but the club did give him a 5 year deal after Madrid.
 

If he’s happy to ride it out, unfortunately, that’s his prerogative. 

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19 minutes ago, Scott_M said:

I was listening to some podcast yesterday and this 17 foreign players in the squad thing was brought up. 
 

We currently have 17, so we need to sell one before we can bring another in. 
 

Makes sense to sell first otherwise we are either stuck paying a player who won’t play or we reduce their fee because other clubs know they won’t have a place in the squad. 
 

Shaq is an obvious candidate to leave. Origi doesn’t seem arsed to move on. Which would leave Minamino as an obvious choice to also move on. 

Makes sense, on one hand.

 

Also makes sense to buy in the 17th and force the hand of Shaq, Origi, Minamino.

 

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3 minutes ago, Doctor Troy said:

Wonder if the Boston Globe regularly do articles saying that they can get players in the draft or whatever they fucking do to save FSG millions?

The Echo are starting to balance things out a little...

Liverpool set to miss out on multi-million payout because of City Football Group

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-set-miss-out-multi-21157581

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9 minutes ago, Doctor Troy said:

Wonder if the Boston Globe regularly do articles saying that they can get players in the draft or whatever they fucking do to save FSG millions?

Henry owns the Boston Globe and Linda is Managing Editor (I think). So yeah, pretty favourable coverage I would have thought.

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4 minutes ago, Jose Jones said:

Henry owns the Boston Globe and Linda is Managing Editor (I think). So yeah, pretty favourable coverage I would have thought.

And they’re still less partisan than the payroll journalists shilling for them over here.

 

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