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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 419654 times)

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1980 on: August 09, 2020, 06:31:39 PM »
I repeat:
I believe that Bournemouth were one of the (11, I think?) PL clubs that were unreliant on any matchday income whatsoever. They'd no need of the ground they were in, let alone a bigger one.

In June 2109 their accounts stated that they had a wage bill of £111 million against an income of £130 million, with around 4% of that from ticket sales

They owed £76 million in transfer payment instalments and had the fourth highest paid director in the Premier League.

They averaged around 800 empty seats per match. This season their highest gate pre-lockdown was 10,832.


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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1981 on: August 09, 2020, 06:32:20 PM »
It’s funny I’d sort of decided that teams like Bournemouth, by cementing their place in the PL while we were out of it, had pushed us down the financial pecking order. But actually, so much of the money gets washed out in player costs, most teams are one relegation away from potential free fall.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1982 on: August 09, 2020, 07:06:05 PM »
Bournemouth are in deep trouble. They haven't improved the ground or academy (still level 3). Financially nothing is sustainable so I think they will go down to Div 1.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1983 on: August 09, 2020, 09:56:16 PM »
Declan Rice is the player you describe as “he puts in a shift” but generally in doing so achieves the square root of fuck all. If he was Finland or the Faroes and not English he’d be playing in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

He’s getting regular outings for the national side so he must be achieving better than the square root of FA.

Is that the true measure of talent? He’s just a good player, nothing more. Generally nondescript. I don’t dislike him but would you have him over McGinn or Luiz in our midfield; two players that cost a combined £18m vs Rice who will cost any team that buys him £50m+

Now I really rate Declan Rice and think he’s the best English DM. All about opinions innit?

It is Dave. It’s not that I don’t rate him. It’s more that I don’t see the fuss and I think much of the fuss is his nationality. Now he’s young, he can and will improve. He appears dedicated so I can and likely will change my opinion. Just the games I’ve seen him in he hasn’t stood out and all of a sudden he’s a £60m player.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1984 on: August 09, 2020, 09:59:20 PM »
My Hammers mate raves about this fella and sees their next season survival battle relying on him staying. Very much like we do with our Jack, but completely different players.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1985 on: August 09, 2020, 10:00:21 PM »
Sarr for sale at £40m or Benrahma for £25m?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1986 on: August 09, 2020, 10:05:09 PM »
Sarr for sale at £40m or Benrahma for £25m?


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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1987 on: August 09, 2020, 10:21:25 PM »
 ;D What a meme!

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1988 on: August 09, 2020, 10:28:59 PM »
I really struggle with the term “defensive midfielder “.... when did it become a specialised position...??
With nearly all teams playing a back 4 why do you need more defence??
Three/ four decent midfielders should be able to cover any gaps....
I look at the likes or Eric Dier and Declan Rice and see an out of position centre half ...

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1989 on: August 09, 2020, 10:38:38 PM »
I really struggle with the term “defensive midfielder “.... when did it become a specialised position...??
With nearly all teams playing a back 4 why do you need more defence??
Three/ four decent midfielders should be able to cover any gaps....
I look at the likes or Eric Dier and Declan Rice and see an out of position centre half ...


I think it became known as a defensive midfielder around the same time it was termed 'The Makelele Role'.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1990 on: August 09, 2020, 10:43:08 PM »
Defensive midfielders have been around for decades.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1991 on: August 09, 2020, 10:46:56 PM »
I thought that too. Nothing new with that position.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1992 on: August 09, 2020, 10:47:38 PM »
I really struggle with the term “defensive midfielder “.... when did it become a specialised position...??
With nearly all teams playing a back 4 why do you need more defence??
Three/ four decent midfielders should be able to cover any gaps....
I look at the likes or Eric Dier and Declan Rice and see an out of position centre half ...


I think it became known as a defensive midfielder around the same time it was termed 'The Makelele Role'.


Kante, Fabinho, Fernandinho, Matic etc would all disagree with the idea that 4 at the back is enough defence. Holding midfield and the 2 full backs are where top teams are separated these days.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1993 on: August 09, 2020, 10:51:22 PM »
Defensive midfielders have been around for decades.

Pretty sure we have pioneered defensive attackers, though.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1994 on: August 09, 2020, 10:51:45 PM »
so I presume our defensive midfielder in the legendary team was Des Bremner

he just wasn’t called that then


 


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