14th May 2019 at 8:27 pm #40859OzParticipant39 pts
9 I don’t think anyone denying the clubs that spend the most over the years have had success, I think the point Threeps & Sean is making is the levels city & chelsea took it to. I mean weren’t chelsea looking at going into administration or at least struggling badly, then along comes Roman & next thing they have bought pretty much the best players on the market with way inflated prices that no one else could get near. Same with city, it wasn’t just a gradual build up of players it was no limit spending for consecutive seasons that got those clubs so far ahead of everyone else. For whatever reason chelsea have slipped off the pace but city remain ahead of everyone else.
Threeps makes what I think is a pretty valid point in that FFP came in too late, city & chelsea had built squads no one can compete with & now with FFP no one can spend similar insane money so it’s a slow catch up. Liverpool have indeed spent massive money but also made good money on sales, selling our best player to fund a couple of excellent buys, hence pushing city all the way this season. Problem is city will now buy another couple of world class players & will keep them ahead of everyone else for the foreseeable future, their squad is just to big to compete with & Liverpool can’t afford to spend massive every season so we will stay just a step behind. The team I’m most impressed with is spurs, to be a solid 3rd in the EPL & in the C/L final whilst spending f all in comparison to rivals is a massive achievement. I just hope they don’t jump that last hurdle & win it, which I have a gut feeling they just might do.
Anyway that’s my 2 bobs worth, I think we all should just agree to disagree on this subject as it appears to me we are going round in circles.14th May 2019 at 8:28 pm #40860OzParticipant39 pts14th May 2019 at 8:28 pm #40861
Even Everton should have done better this year,considering how much they have spent!14th May 2019 at 8:30 pm #40862
900,000 from Watford in 1987 was definitely money spent wisely 😀 😛14th May 2019 at 8:33 pm #40863
Kylie x2- United should be banned from buying,playing in Europe,and should be playing their home games behind the closed doors.14th May 2019 at 8:33 pm #40864Chucky McChuckfaceParticipant436 pts14th May 2019 at 8:42 pm #40866
Agree with you on that Mr Chuckster.
John Stones for me is never the almost 50 or so million pound player Man City paid for. Danilo was bought for almost half and he’s a much more of an astute Defender.
Pep layers up with good players but his secret actually if anybody has not picked up on this already is that he has a large squad where he has used some individuals sparsely. Riyad for example only made 4 first team appearances and look how much he was sold for by Leicester.
14th May 2019 at 8:43 pm #40867
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Sean, nobody is denying that Chelsea and City took it to new levels but during the 70’s and 80’s driven by the Moore’s money Liverpool were employing the same strategy Alan Kennedy for instance was a record breaking signing for a full back by Liverpool in 1978 and that’s just one example Liverpool’s an integral element to Liverpool’s success in the 70’s and 80’s was the financial support of the Moore’s family.
David Moore’s sold Liverpool to Hicks and Gillete on the promise of them building a new ground and making substantial investment in the squad unfortunately for Liverpool that didn’t work out.
I find it quite strange that City and Chelsea fans can acknowledge the monies spent and how it propelled their Clubs to the success that they had whilst Liverpool fans seem to want to deny what is an historical fact.
Let’s also not forget how excited Liverpool fans became at the thought of a Dubai takeover via DIC which went very close but eventually foundered.
This would never have even been a point of discussion had threeps not posted what he did this morning and in terms of Financial Fair Play which is the title of this thread Chelsea have complied with FFP every season since it was first introduced.14th May 2019 at 8:49 pm #40871
Oz,”Threeps makes what I think is a pretty valid point in that FFP came in too late, city & chelsea had built squads no one can compete with & now with FFP no one can spend similar insane money so it’s a slow catch up.”
Except Liverpool finished 5 points ahead of Chelsea last season and 25 points ahead of Chelsea this season and are about to appear in consecutive CL Finals.😊14th May 2019 at 8:54 pm #40875
Just to remind everyone because we’ve all strayed a long way away from the theme of the thread cityboy started this thread by posing this question.
What is everyone’s thoughts on maybe city being banned?14th May 2019 at 8:56 pm #40876
27-How come you remember the 70s,I thought you just about to turn 21??14th May 2019 at 8:59 pm #40877
City should not be banned just handed a very hefty fine-£1bn should do it,lol.14th May 2019 at 9:00 pm #40878
I’m not sure whether I’m the right person to be championing for any radical changes.
For example, I’d like for our lot to spend big, though never for 500k on any player Weekly.
Would my arm be twisted though if a case was made for the 3 Best Players from the Entire squad?
There’s players out there that rightfully deserve their financial rewards although again, the argument to counter would be that they are on a huge wedge in the first place. Bit of a Pendulum swinging from one end to another.14th May 2019 at 9:02 pm #40881
I don’t want Manchester City Banned.
My teeth remain gnashed on those 11 millimetres – grrrr 😛14th May 2019 at 9:08 pm #40884
Mav, I still think I’m 21 unfortunately the body doesn’t.😊 Good result though for me last week.🤞🤞🤞
14th May 2019 at 9:11 pm #40887
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27-I can see you somersaulting from your posh multi-million punds mansion in Kensington to SB-every week.14th May 2019 at 9:13 pm #40888
Ha,ha if only, if only.😊14th May 2019 at 9:18 pm #40889
Good result though for me last week.🤞🤞🤞 How good m8? Brilliant fella,more of a same I long to hear/read!
14th May 2019 at 9:24 pm #40891
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Mav, yeah I won’t go into things on here I will drop you an e mail shortly.14th May 2019 at 9:55 pm #40894gjbluesParticipant99 pts
Threeps @ 7;44pm today
“My opinion, without wanting to sound tribal or upset anyone, is that strict spending rules should of been implemented long ago before Chelsea and City could buy their way to recent success. It’s more a reflection of the game today than a dig at those clubs”.
Well there we go. Are you Platini in disguise?
That’s exactly why FFP was brought in, engineered by the ‘cartel’ of powerful European clubs – Barca, RM, BM, (and one or two others). Pulling up the drawbridge before any ‘new money’ can muscle in. At the same time attempting to preserve their cosy niche, which in many examples was built on money. Barca and RM, as an example, basically wrote their own TV deals in Spain – now how can that be financially fair?
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