1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dear Guest, Please note that adult content is not permitted on this forum. We have had our Google ads disabled due to some posts that were found from some time ago. Please do not post adult content and if you see any already on the forum, please report the post so that we can deal with it. Thanks, scara
    Dismiss Notice

The Goon Thread

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Jordinho, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Clint Dempsey

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2012
    Messages:
    3,687
    Likes Received:
    1,649
    Yeh that goes against what I read but those three are the crown jewels.

    Maybe all hot air who knows but I think the expensive mistakes as mentioned before will make clubs rethink when giving big money out. Even Jack Whilshire deal to West Ham is proving overly costly
     
  2. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Clint Dempsey

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2012
    Messages:
    3,687
    Likes Received:
    1,649
    Maybe but maybe also a case of the money not really being repaid in performance.

    Ramsey being talked about now as one of the best paid British players ever at Juve, he is not the type of player even before the talk of consistency to warrent that money and I think thats where clubs are maybe thinking of being more shrewed.

    In Spurs case paying kane 200k a week is justified because he is without doubt the best player in the team and its an easy conversation to have. You pay Danny Rose 150k a week and you get every TD and Harry knocking on the door demanding more.

    As someone on here mentioned before, its what happens when you bust BIG money on average players.
     
  3. r-u-s-x

    r-u-s-x Andy Sinton

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    3,141
    Likes Received:
    1,552
    Over the past 4 years City have paid high wages but with a relatively low base (I say relatively as they would be around our top earners) with achievable bonuses. The latest round of contracts seem to have higher bases as they need to keep ahold of their top earners. The easiest way to see that wages are not really going down is to look at their published books which show the overall wage level - this is not exact science obviously but gives an indication (this is without taking into account "sponsorship deals" from outside the club but linked to Abu Dhabi)
     
  4. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Christian Ziege

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    10,736
    Likes Received:
    5,365
    Location:
    lobbing seaman from 50 yards
    Which should come as a surprise to absolutely no one.

    Its hilarious really. Just shows how West Ham are so desperate for credibility. And, irony being, every desperate attempt at big club kudos just makes them look small time!

    Some moves are a more genuine surprise. Sanchez at Utd has performed worse than I ever anticipated he would.

    Even on form he was over priced, but now? That ones going to sting...

    If it leads to a bit more caution that can only be a good thing
     
  5. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Clint Dempsey

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2012
    Messages:
    3,687
    Likes Received:
    1,649
    Yeh correct on both points I think. The Sanchez was a funny one because as you say even on form thats a huge over payment, now it looks even worse.
     
  6. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Paul Stalteri

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    7,118
    Likes Received:
    4,069
    Financial Fair Play rules that were drawn up to protect clubs like ARSEnal screwing them over now that they’ve been condemned to the purgatory of Europa League :D
     
  7. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Rafael Van Der Vaart

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    11,543
    Likes Received:
    4,059
    Location:
    Up your arse

    It is why it is so important we finish above them and keep them out of the champs league.

    We also need the press to come out and put pressure on them and say there players will leave if they have a 3rd straight season in the Europa league as they always seemed to say with such relish to spurs fans.

    The is a young lad at work, 28 So not young young. Has been telling me every shift I have worked for 18 months that we are losing Kane, Poch. Shouted at me the other morning that we are pathetic because we can't build a stadium.

    I said to him in the staff room at lunch, I here you lot can't afford to buy players now. He launched into a loud rude aggressive tirade about pretty much everything. Saw him sat on the forklift just now looking really depressed.

    It is the first time I have responded to him. Not sure why people give it if they can't take it and not sure why people place so much of their self worth in the success of the football team they support. Also not sure why so many Arsenal fans share so many negative personality traits.

    Pretty sure they are all scared which is why we get so much more attention from them now.
     
    JerusalemMan, Mikey10, Robbo and 3 others like this.
  8. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Chris Armstrong

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    5,324
    Likes Received:
    3,473
    Location:
    Bermondsey London
    "And its live!"
     
  9. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    27,298
    Likes Received:
    14,321
    At 28, he is probably too young to remember a big club falling away. The Arsenal and United fans in my office, who are in their 20's, cannot comprehend that them being outside the top four is anything other than a blip.
     
    Robbo likes this.
  10. tw12yid

    tw12yid Øyvind Leonhardsen

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    58
    Surely at 28, they would remember Leeds. From Champions League semi final to League one in what 7 years? I think they were top 6 for about 5 years in a row. Not top 6 for as long as Utd and Arsenal have sustained their presence though.
     
  11. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    27,298
    Likes Received:
    14,321
    O'Leary left Leeds 17 years ago, they are not going to remember much about it.
     
  12. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Simon Davies

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    5,636
    Likes Received:
    1,919
    Location:
    St Albans
    Yeah....thanks for that
     
  13. The egyptian

    The egyptian Helder Postiga

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2014
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    51
    A good start to the week, ok, it's Spamers but I hate them more.
     
    SteveAWOL likes this.
  14. the dza

    the dza Steffen Iversen

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2013
    Messages:
    9,415
    Likes Received:
    6,007
    That was a lovely unbeaten run they went on though...
     
  15. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    20,891
    Likes Received:
    3,614
    Singing you’re not West Ham anymore earlier
    From the clib that went from Woolwich to Highbury to Ashburton Grove
    Simply fudge off you taco’s
     
  16. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    20,891
    Likes Received:
    3,614
    They beat some absolute footballing powerhouses in that run too
     
  17. StephenH

    StephenH Les Ferdinand

    Joined:
    21 Jun 2015
    Messages:
    11,710
    Likes Received:
    5,531
    Location:
    SW London
    They have Chelsea next week :D
     
    Mikey10 and the dza like this.
  18. galeforce

    galeforce George Hunt

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    25,469
    Likes Received:
    10,019
    They are not West Ham anymore, they won a game
     
  19. Dicko

    Dicko Alan Hutton

    Joined:
    26 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    2,594
    Likes Received:
    130
    Do we know how much they have lost over the last few years since they went to brick? I mean has the loss of CL money had a huge impact on their finances?
     
  20. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Paul Stalteri

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    7,118
    Likes Received:
    4,069
    FWIW... being stuck in Europa League purgatory cost them about £23million last season.

    2C6A22B9-86F0-4628-A2CF-A62E35293DD2.jpeg

    And they’re now burning through their (infamous) cash reserves to try and catch back up with us...

    379E4EA0-C813-4C04-A09D-DE61A8C5D8E5.jpeg
     
    Last edited: 12 Jan 2019 at 8:43 PM

Share This Page