Whisper my name upon the winds of change and I shall appear to save you.
Purse your hungry, desolate lips upon my mighty teat and feed.
With the situation in Italy (370 people dying yesterday) and with footballers getting the virus I cant see any football taking place over the next few months. The risk i am taking is to invest in Pogba and Bruno and wait to invest in PB players later down the line. I have a feeling the spread of the virus will get a lot worse before it gets better.
Possibly even in Premier league but for now I will focus on EFL as it's by far the worst case of the negative aspect of the premier league being so cash rich.
The financial disparity between premier league and EFL is vast.
TV revenue is roughly 150 million a season at the low end of the premier league and 10 million for the championship.
Parachute payments are about 40 million the first year decreasing each of the next 2 years.
So a team who get relegated are suddenly looking to make up 100 million in revenue that first season after being relegated.
You can see what happens to the likes of Stoke city, Huddersfield, Sunderland etc.
In stokes case they were almost relegated to the 3rd tier this season and would be paying players like Berahino the guts of 100k a week. That first year after they got relegated they were loaning away players who they had paid 20 million pounds for only a year earlier (Imbula etc) and even after loaning them were still paying the majority of their salary.
It's a warning to the likes of Bournemouth about what can happen. You always hear how great it is and "the dream scenario of little Bournemouth playing in the premier league" and it is a dream.
But the longer they stay up the more and more they spend on players like Jordan Ibe, when is the last time he contributed something meaningful to Bournemouths success? I can't see clubs lining up to take him even for free at this stage. If Bournemouth ever go down the dream quickly turns into a nightmare as their fairly meagre home support is suddenly their main source of income.
Then you also have clubs gambling just to get into the premier league.
Aston villa last time they got promoted needed a near miracle run just to get into the playoffs let alone win them.
And believe or not they paid more In salaries than Ajax who played in the champions league finalists that year. They had Micah Richards who played 45 minutes for his 2.5 million salary that season. He wasn't injured or anything he just had his feet up getting rewarded for being a decent prespect 15 years prior.
Further down the ladder the more and more reliant clubs are on match day revenue.
Accrington chairman says he will not field a team if this season is concluded behind closed doors, they will just take walkover defeats even if it means getting relegated as they just don't have the half a million pounds it will cost to take their players off of furlough with no money coming in.
How are teams spending so much with so little income? They are over reliant on rich owners who are bankrolling the spending hoping to achieve the premier league dream.
But you can see with some owners like Duthcalet of Charlton going AWOL and the ceo even unable to get in contact with him that this is not sustainable.
Coronavirus is just the straw that broke the camels back IMO and something like this was bound to happen eventually
Bruno will certainly be ahead of Rashford for FK and CK i dont know about penos. utd are one of the worst corner takers in world football, even maguire didn't really help. The only worse team is Arsenal, if i coached Arsenal i would tell the ck taker to kick it out for a throw because they concede more goals from a counter to their cks than they score.
He has a goal and five assists as a deep playmaker for a team who have scored a paltry 22. He is too expensive for me to buy but i have thought a lot about it. Who is to say with better players around him and natural development he cant improve them numbers greatly??? But at the same time what if at 19 playing for the likes of a barce he wont just pass the responsibility to more seasoned players? He is defnitely a talent but i just think too risky at the price.
The price will drop to somewhere in the middle of current buy price and IS price i wouod imagine.
Goalkeepers to me are absolutely useless right now.
However, FI are constantly evolving and i would imagine looking at volume of trading id think they will eventually want to put Goalkeepers on par with defenders in potential to earn PB.
Whether thats through a goalkeeper seperate dividend or increasing their chances to win defender dividends i think they will want to do something to increase trading in GKs.
It could turn out to be a very worthwhile investment stockpiling goalkeepers now. But if FI dont make any changes its spending money on nothing unfortuneately.
I clicked and read it but i couldnt see anything about Thomas Partey at all?
I have lost out before on these last minute stories and i know its annoying but eventually it will go your way sometime. Today was the first time it benefitted me after 2 or 3 times going against me.
@NewUser5849 The rule i think is if a players full name is mentioned in the headline that player takes the points.
The latest stories are of a 3 way fight between Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool. This guy will return a lot more MB divs over the next month or two.
German leagues starting back up
"Utd send scouts to watch Werner vs X and Y team" 40 points
If he plays well in a match
"Klopp Kop target is top of the pops" 200 points
If he joins a pl team he will get even more MB and Cap app
If he doesnt he will still be in a league where he averages a goal or assist per game.
I see very little downside to owning shares right now.
"Our moving the gold posts thresholds will apply until the conclusion of the 19/20 season whenever that may be"
@Coleyscrooge The 5 place media continues until the end of May but the enhanced PB days are for the last remaining matchdays this season whenever that may be (If the seasons conclude)
Bundesliga is safest but could be some good money earned in the other 3 leagues for people willing to gamble on them returning.