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Transfer Predictions

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by El Guepardo, 6 Jun 2019.

  1. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    What's your source for us keeping wages steady and us now being well below our wages to turnover target?
     
  2. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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  3. r-u-s-x

    r-u-s-x Young-Pyo Lee

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    It's in our accounts... Ours is significantly lower than our competitors ( these will be for year before last)
     
  4. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    Not able to find numbers on that site easily. I thought we had upped the wages of our biggest earners, and some of our more average earners, by quite a bit in recent years.
     
  5. elltrev

    elltrev Naybet

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    Swiss Ramble's the man to go for for all football finance. From this thread:
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    Though this doesn't cover 18/19.
     
  6. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    I think this illustrates my point. I stand corrected somewhat on the increase in wages, but the wages to turnover has gone down significantly, which was my point. We have plenty of room there, which we what I was getting at.
     
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  7. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    That wages to turnover rate! Should give us room to maneuver both with contracts for existing players and new signings. Would like to see us keep that rate fairly low, but the current numbers are probably a bit lower than what we'll aim for.
     
  8. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    Matches well with what I have seen previously about our wages, but hadn't seen those numbers compared to our turnover. Might be some factors skewing those numbers with Wembley, the new stadium and bonuses. But either way that is a tremendous starting point for this summer window and the upcoming seasons.
     
  9. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    It also looks like we'll break the 400m mark this year, what with our reaching the CL final, which is quite amazing, given we were at less than half of that when Poch took over. Of course we cannot count on being in the CL final every year, but a decent CL run annually (just getting out of the group stages) should keep us in that territory. I also think that Levy will probably try to keep the wage to turnover somewhere in the low 50% range. That's 200m for wages, which is not far off from the rest of the top 6. I really think we are only just getting started and, if Poch sticks around for another 5-10 years, we will definitely win a league title and even the CL at some point during that period.
     
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  10. Jon

    Jon Chris Armstrong

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    Good to see we’ve fixed that squad depth issue - in the administration team. A 33% increase is not to be sniffed at and will stand us in good stead if we aim to be administering on three or more fronts next season.
     
  11. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Steffen Iversen

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    Starting to think unless Levy likes washing dishes that we are not going to sign anyone given Levy’s obvious intention not to spend money. Frustration boiling over from our constant apparent low balling of other clubs and no transfer activity in over a year. We are linked with players who could be perfect for the club and yet we don’t act with true intention. Reminds me of the transfer window when Emirates Marketing Project signed Aguero. We ran around making ‘bids’ which led to nothing. If you want something enough you pay for it. Levy has done an excellent job BUT he needs to learn transfer acumen. His reputation is that he will go in to a 5 star restaurant and offer to pay for a meal with a £5 note that he just found on the floor and then he’s surprised when the restaurant tells me that he will go hungry.
     
  12. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    Wow, and it's only June 15th.
     
  13. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Steffen Iversen

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    And I’d prefer we didn’t do all our business last minute
     
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  14. Jon

    Jon Chris Armstrong

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    That’s the time of the window when you definitely get all the very best players and first choice targets...and in no way way the scraps off the table and your 5th or 6th choice, who you hadn’t even heard of until 4pm that day...
     
  15. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Later than June 15th is last minute now is it?
     
  16. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    I think he meant he would prefer we don't do all our business in the last 90% of the transfer window.
     
  17. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Steffen Iversen

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    It is when today marks 500 days since we last signed someone for the first team squad.
     
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    DubaiSpur Chris Perry

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    I remember the exact same things being said last season, only it got progressively later as the window went on.

    "It's only June 15"... "It's only July 15"... "There's still a few weeks left"..."There's a few days left, Levy likes his late signings"... "It's early on deadline day, time for a deal yet"....

    ...."there's no one that we could have signed to improve our squad anyway". :p
     
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  19. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    We are doomed i tell thee, doomed. :rolleyes:
     
  20. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Steffen Iversen

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    Not saying we are doomed but feel like we are at a great crossroads for the future of the club. Having reached the CL Final, with an excellent new stadium, and superb training facilities.

    Imagine if we had the direct transfer approach for once of getting deals completed early, much like Real Madrid have. I know we aren’t greatly comparable to them in terms of finances BUT we aren’t lacking in finance ourselves and certainly we should have more than enough for a couple of top drawer signings.

    Bring in new players who will help take the club forward, will help Levy to show Pochettino that the support is there both contractually and financially.

    So to seemingly stand still with our hands in our proverbial pockets isn’t really going to help the club move forward.

    Of course, we could now go on to sign good players which would appease the wait but I just think the trigger could be pulled for once and deals completed.
     

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