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#101

It’s a results game mate.


#102

#103

Yes mate, Year End Financial Results


#104

Got there before me…makes the beautiful game ugly now though doesn’t it…fucking share price is more important to the owners then winning the league.


#105

Now? Where on earth have you been?


#106

They’ve come a long way since they were fixing broken windows


#107

Fair point…I don’t think anyone would mind if the quality of player was there though.

John Stones (friend of the forums) transfer fee as an example was crazy.


#108

Not really. Thats the game. I find it amusing people get so worked up over the modern game. Its been thus for some time now. It didn’t bother them when SKY bought English football, no idea why it does now as the inevitable path continues to rocket upwards.


#109

Pogba’s transfer fee is a tipping point though…100 million plus for a midfield player who gets less then 20 goals a season.

Now I hope he does well obviously…but he’s no Neymar or Suarez you know.


#110

Sorry, but how is Pogba any worse than a lot of the below? Pogba has driven Juve to 3 league titles in a row, he’s a quality young player, with a great head on his shoulders. He appears a born leader. This is all about United letting him go for nothing. It makes the fee seem garish, but its no more garish than Bale, James, de Bruyne, Di Maria, Falcao, Hulk, Benteke.

Take a look at some of the fees below, you’re having a laugh if you think Pogba is any worse than over half of them were at the time they were made.


#111

John Stones, the 22nd most expensive player of all time. Fuck me.


#112

I forgot Buffon cost €53million in 2001. Worth every penny in fairness.

Di Maria on the list twice :grin:

As many flops as successes on the list. Benteke, Mendietta, Torres, Kaka, Jimmy Rod a few more with question marks over them as well


#113

Buffon and Vieri the best value for money on that list.


#114

Hard to argue with that, but again, money and value, its a tenous link nowadays when everything else is worked in. Its a circus, sit back, and marvel at the lunacy.


#115

Transfer fee is one thing but wages on a 100m fee are reported at 29m a year for 5 years - 145m

Presumably anybody playing in first team then looks for matching/tracking to that salary so wage bill gets pushed up

Harder for players to give a shit when earning half a million a week


#116

Suarez and Ronaldo look cheap as well


#117

Liverpool were robbed when you think about it.


#118

Notice Torres on the list, swings and roundabouts.

The only players on that list who are worth the money are 2,3 and 4. Genuine superstars, players who can win games by themselves, scorers of great goals and the kind of players who can take your breath away.


#119

Torres is a strange one…it was almost like he did’nt want to play ball anymore when he went to Chelsea.

Amazing that hound Ronaldinho isn’t on the list…I know it’s going back a few years but he was a fantastic player you’d pay to watch.


#120

Didn’t spot Zidane on the list, he was worth every penny as well.