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Which clubs have spent the most cash the past 28 years?

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Daisuk, 16 Mar 2019 at 2:16 PM.

  1. Daisuk

    Daisuk John Lacy

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    This one is fascinating. We even make a short cameo in there. A bit surprised at how high up we were at some point, and don't really get it.

     
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    ShipOfTheseus Pascal Chimbonda

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    We certainly wouldn’t have made it onto a dynamic bar chart for net spend.
     
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    monkeybarry Vedran Corluka

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    Just goes to show how important sensible spending is..... looking at you Newcastle and Leeds
     
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    monkeybarry Vedran Corluka

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    Also, why 28 years?!
     
  5. the dza

    the dza Paul Robinson

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    Covers the Premier League era I think.
     
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    monkeybarry Vedran Corluka

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    Ah yes, because of world football revolves around ehew the PL started
     
  7. Jon

    Jon Young-Pyo Lee

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    That’s pretty cool.
     
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  8. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Spent the most in what sense?
     
  9. Jon

    Jon Young-Pyo Lee

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    Money.
     
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    the dza Paul Robinson

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    Sky invented it. There was nothing before Sky Sports *thinks about Stewart Lee remembering when there was nuffin*
     
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  11. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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    I assume it only covers transfer outgoings, as I’m sure ManUre would be far higher up the list if wages were taken into account but tabloids don’t seem to like besmirching Fergie’s reputation as a genius by mentioning that ManUre paid by far the highest wages in England (until Chavski won the lottery) which allowed them to cherry pick the best players from rival teams in the same way that Bayern Munich still do.
     
  12. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Edgar Davids

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    Would be more telling to see a chart translating spend into cost per trophy bought.
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    The description of that video on YT says it's based on net spend - that can't be right surely?
     
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    Spur of the moment Edgar Davids

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    Seems plausible enough to me.
     
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    elltrev Ronnie Rosenthal

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    I checked the website transferleague, and incredibly it seems our cumulative PL net spend did go above Utd’s around 2010! Then as soon as we got CL for the first time we dialled back the spending, and Utd’s has skyrocketed since.
     
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    jts1882 Jermaine Jenas

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    That's because transfer prices rocketed at the same time United were feeding the Glazer family. All United's spending in the 90s appears minor now because of inflation. They should adjust the spending to account for transfer fee inflation or the cumulative figure is meaningless.
     
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    the dza Paul Robinson

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    That's true, they broke a lot of transfer records in Fergie's time. Roy Keane was a British transfer record and it was only just over £3m iirc. Not much, but it'd be like an £80m signing today.
     
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    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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    Indeed, ManUre regularly set transfer records during the 1990s when they used their financial might to cherry pick the best British players from rival clubs and 5 of the top 10 highest transfer fees paid (when adjusted for inflation) are theirs.

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    So whilst Chavski and Emirates Marketing Project winning the lottery is frustrating for us, one silver lining is that it’s stopped ManUre from dominating English football, as Bayern do in Germany, and continuing to use us as a feeder club...

    Carrick is the 18th biggest fee at £90.2m in today’s money whilst Berbatov is the 24th biggest fee at £79.3m. Tottenham’s only entry in the Top 50 is Les Ferdinand in 48th spot with £63.3m.

    https://www.skysports.com/football/...sive-premier-league-transfers-in-todays-money
     
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  19. Jon

    Jon Young-Pyo Lee

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    Sky are fudging obsessed aren’t they!

    No big money transfers to toss over 24*7 with the window closed, so they have to go back to the dawn of time (start of Prem) and reinvent every transfer ever made to fill some air time with some new big massive huge super large transfer deals! :D
     
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    elltrev Ronnie Rosenthal

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    In fairness even from 95-2002 Utd didn’t have the highest net spend in the PL. (Appreciate this doesn’t cover wages though)

    Edit: Also appreciate that he spent big in the late 80s / early 90s
     
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