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  • nickthegun 1 Mar 2013 10:58:58 55,877 posts
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    I remember reading a stat that said something along the line of 'Abramovich has spent more on managers than everton have spent on players since the premier league started'.

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    He totally called it

  • LeoliansBro 1 Mar 2013 11:03:04 41,869 posts
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    Osbourne standing in the middle of that pic looking like a complete bell.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Ultrasoundwave 1 Mar 2013 11:03:38 3,097 posts
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    Pretty sure that was just on AVB too :

    I cant remember the numbers exactly, but i know they paid Porto HUGE compensation to get him, gave him a MASSIVE contract then had to pay him off when they sacked him.

    Dread to think how much they spent on that whole saga....

    "Look at banner Michael!"

  • roz123 1 Mar 2013 11:04:38 7,107 posts
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    All our debt is turned into equity and absorbed by the shareholder....Roman Abramovich.
    "Chelsea FC PLC is debt free"
    http://www.chelseafc.com/news-article/article/2975285/title/chelsea-fc-announces-annual-profit
    If Roman leaves :lol: and either his son or some other billionaire don't carry on funding us then maybe we would have to cut spending a bit but we will still be in a very good position because of the "global brand" we have built up over the last 10 years or so. The only thing that would hold us back is the low capacity at Stamford Bridge.
  • LeoliansBro 1 Mar 2013 11:12:33 41,869 posts
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    That's disingenuous. Fordstam Ltd (Chelsea's holdco) only has accounts published to June 2011 but they show net liabilities of £617m and loans of £818m (up from £739m year on year).

    What you're saying is the equivalent of someone sitting on the top deck of the post-iceberg Titanic saying 'I'm not getting wet'.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • nickthegun 1 Mar 2013 11:19:17 55,877 posts
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    He is right about the brand thing. If Abromovich has done anything, its propel chelsea right to the top table of football where it should be, largely, possible to self sustain yourself.

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  • Ultrasoundwave 1 Mar 2013 11:40:21 3,097 posts
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    A hint of retirement from Fergie?

    Probably not - as sad as it sounds, i can honestly see someone finding him slumped over his desk one day.

    "Look at banner Michael!"

  • The-Bodybuilder 1 Mar 2013 16:19:11 13,622 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    But Chelsea are awful though.

    Also they're completely financially fucked in five years. Like Rangers fucked. Earlier if Roman gets bored and wanders off to play God somewhere else.
    tbh, the whole "when Roman gets bored" is played out now. We've been saying for almost a decade now and 9 managers later and even a CL cup finally in his hands, he isn't showing any diminishing interest in that blasted club of his, unfortunately,
  • morriss 1 Mar 2013 16:34:16 70,749 posts
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    Go AVB and Bale. Manager and player of the month. 2nd in 3 months for AVB.
  • Deleted user 1 March 2013 16:36:05
    He's not as good as Di Matteo though.
  • ascue 1 Mar 2013 16:36:52 167 posts
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    Apparently Stuart Pearce won it two months running.
  • Deleted user 1 March 2013 16:39:38
    So did Carlo Ancelotti and Rafa.
  • The-Bodybuilder 1 Mar 2013 18:52:48 13,622 posts
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    And McLeish.
    I think.
  • Mr_Sleep 1 Mar 2013 19:14:46 16,267 posts
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    I refuse to believe it!

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • thedaveeyres 1 Mar 2013 19:47:18 9,746 posts
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    Manager and Player of the Month? Guaranteed Arsenal win this weekend then. ;)

    Edited by thedaveeyres at 19:47:42 01-03-2013

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  • THFourteen 1 Mar 2013 20:49:47 31,817 posts
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    Banking itklol is telling me that Usmanovs sale of some non football shares yesterday was to raise money for more Arsenal shares. If he can find someone to sell to him that is.
  • Dougs 1 Mar 2013 21:07:05 64,911 posts
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    Yeah saw that. $500m worth. Stan won't sell though.
  • Shikasama 1 Mar 2013 23:00:48 6,277 posts
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    Why would he need to sell to buy? He's like, 3 Abramovich's rich.
  • Tom_Servo 1 Mar 2013 23:24:40 15,548 posts
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    Oh QPR

    Choice quote:

    [Redknapp] added: “We worked the maximum, man for man, worked our socks for an hour and a half, every day.
  • Orange 1 Mar 2013 23:33:06 4,564 posts
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    hey at least Sandra got some quality shopping time out of it :D
  • Shikasama 2 Mar 2013 00:37:29 6,277 posts
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    That's a pretty interesting article, but it is hard to take too much from it if the billy big bollocks who has gone to the press doesn't give his name.
  • The-Bodybuilder 2 Mar 2013 07:04:20 13,622 posts
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    So its the English lads that are key to the first team.
    guesses being Anton Ferdinand and Clint Hill as 2 of the 3.

    You can't expect any current squad player to give his name to the press.
  • THFourteen 2 Mar 2013 07:54:14 31,817 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    Why would he need to sell to buy? He's like, 3 Abramovich's rich.
    He's rich but its all invested. The talk is that last year when the opportunity to buy came up all his cash was tied up. This year he's making sure he's got no cash flow issues.
  • The-Bodybuilder 2 Mar 2013 09:11:35 13,622 posts
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    He can piss off abroad. And take Stann with him.

    Really wish the PL took the Bundesliga approach and have all clubs be fan-owned, with any large shareholder having to be there for a minimum amount of time.

    It will be funny when the German Leagie becomes bigger than the PL. Considering Bayern & Dortmund's domination in the CL, along with capturing pep, it may happen sooner rather than later.
  • THFourteen 2 Mar 2013 10:29:13 31,817 posts
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    Domination? Even arsenal beat Dortmund last year.
  • The-Bodybuilder 2 Mar 2013 11:01:52 13,622 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Domination? Even arsenal beat Dortmund last year.
    Last year.
    Edit: As stated, the league will progress. The fact Dortmund have progressed to be a squad in with a shout of winning the CL (whilst still 15 point behind Bayern in the League) whilst we're now nothing but cannon fodder for the best teams, plus Chelsea' Channel 5 romp and City's early exist, is a possible indication of where things are going.

    And that's before the FFP really hits our league (and not them).

    Edited by The-Bodybuilder at 11:08:51 02-03-2013
  • Dougs 2 Mar 2013 11:26:26 64,911 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    Why would he need to sell to buy? He's like, 3 Abramovich's rich.
    Depends where assets are innit. But yeah, I severely doubt they are linked.
  • Orange 2 Mar 2013 11:28:01 4,564 posts
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    FFP will be a good thing for the PL, it still allows for infrastructure investment it will just stop unsustainable spending which inflates wages and transfer fees for everyone. Now the focus will be more on getting the best management and youth development to gain an advantage, as well as calculated transfer spending, rather than desperately overpaying for half-arsed mercenaries. Also with the new TV deal Prem clubs will still be stronger than any other league top-to-bottom when it comes to buying in talent.
  • THFourteen 2 Mar 2013 11:29:51 31,817 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Shikasama wrote:
    Why would he need to sell to buy? He's like, 3 Abramovich's rich.
    Depends where assets are innit. But yeah, I severely doubt they are linked.
    ITKlol is that's what he told the team at Mail.RU when he sold his shares. That the money was for Arsenal.
  • Orange 2 Mar 2013 11:33:52 4,564 posts
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    The-Bodybuilder wrote:
    Last year.
    Edit: As stated, the league will progress. The fact Dortmund have progressed to be a squad in with a shout of winning the CL (whilst still 15 point behind Bayern in the League) whilst we're now nothing but cannon fodder for the best teams, plus Chelsea' Channel 5 romp and City's early exist, is a possible indication of where things are going.
    Dortmund resurgence down to Klopp though and about to lose Lewandowski. It won't be long before Klopp moves on either to Real Madrid or DFB, also elite teams are going to continue to cherrypick their best players. Dortmund is not a glamorous part of the world at all, so will always struggle to attract top overseas players and keep their best one. Financially their ticket prices are rock bottom (and fans won't allow a big increase).

    City's early exit is due to Mancini's incompetence in Europe, was the same for him at Inter. With a proper manager they would perform well with current squad.

    Chelsea/Arsenal, one of these likely to be replaced by a much more competent looking Spurs. Which will likely be a good thing for either of them in forcing an improvement in how they are run.
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