Not my overall spend number but released by the Prem in December for Net spend up to last season. (5 years). there is a 6 year one where it is higher but I cant find that.whu wrote: ↑Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:59 pmyour overall spend figure is very selective. go do the math, taking into account player sales and upton park sale. they have spent very little and are skimming this club nicely, like mike ashley. if they choose to pay very average players top wages, this goes back to my 'board under-performance' comments.h69 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:29 am
I believe we are the 16th richest club in the world and spent the 18th most money in the last 6 years. the spending is not the problem....it is what we do with it.
The manager takes responsibility for that but lets be honest, many on here were raving about us buying Haller for 40m rather than Gomez. It seemed the right move but it didnt work out. That is football, it is never predictable.
Ok....so then you can say the manager is not good enough but is finding the right one so easy....if it were, why did it take Liverpool 30 years to do it and Man Utd probably have the wrong one still.
Disagreement is fine but some expect everyone to fall into line. That is my issue with the HU brigade.
I am not suggesting it is not unreasonable to finish in the top 10 but to guarantee it ? And march everytime the team does not finish in the top 10 ?
Just sounds like a bunch of crybabies that cant accept results.
Made every news outlet I think : Player Sales v Player Purchases makes the Net Spend number so the club has to make that number up unless it it is negative like Sotons was a few years ago. We are about 18th in the world I think, 7th in PL.
I dont doubt we should be higher but I guess most clubs would say the same and there is no magic bullet but I wonder why we are the only fans who are marching.
Doesnt include Wages. You have to assume that wages are high enough for the player to want to come. If they are higher then it it is foolish but still comes out of the club coffers.
Its all much of a muchness after the first couple of teams but the issue is that we have yet to find a manager to build a team that is capable of playing together. However, I am not sure that is always easy to do. I always thought Pellegrini and Emery would do well but both failed last season tactically with the PL. I hear people calling for Eddie Howe but he failed with Burnley and I am not convinced he would be successful at WHU.
Thats what was so great about football in the past, you never really knew what that formula should be but now the winners are Mega rich and the other 90% of the league are constantly trying to find the right formula.
If finishing 7th was as easy as having the 7th biggest Net Spend and it was obvious which manager would guarantee it, dont you think everyone would be doing it.
Everton may have the right manager but will they now consistently finish 5th ? Unlikely I would guess. Brighton and Arsenal ?
Here is another released last summer. This is the last 10 seasons in world football
Oh and it is Maths not Math unless you are American.....just joking, keep your hair on