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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 01 Feb 23 11.05am Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

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This does smack slightly of desperation.

It's also interesting to note the all-time top fees paid by English clubs for a player, with Chelsea's new buy Fernandez topping the charts.

The list in descending order is:

Fernandez
Grealish
Lukaku
Pogba
Anthony
Maguire
Lukaku
Van Dijik
Sancho

Value for money? Questionable on some of these names.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 01 Feb 23 11.43am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

The finances involved in soccer these days feels obscene to an old 'un like me.

I can't get my head round it when nurses and teachers are on strike for a raise of 10 pw. But, hey, just another sign of today's topsy-turvy world.

As far as Palace are concerned, we can only dream about spending 50% of the amount Chelsea blew in this window.

 


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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 01 Feb 23 12.49pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

The PL a grotesque money-pit.

And it has not benefitted us much on the international stage.

How can Chelsea afford to spend so much money they have spent more than LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 combined in this window.

Overall they have spent circa 600 millions and over 800 millions was spent in this window.

Vital workers struggle to make ends meet.

What a society.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 01 Feb 23 1.01pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Chelsea are a wonderfully run business. Not just a play thing for the mega rich. It's a step up from Subbuteo I guess.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 01 Feb 23 1.02pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

The PL a grotesque money-pit.

And it has not benefitted us much on the international stage.

How can Chelsea afford to spend so much money they have spent more than LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 combined in this window.

Overall they have spent circa 600 millions and over 800 millions was spent in this window.

Vital workers struggle to make ends meet.

What a society.

It's supply and demand, mate. If "we" keep consuming it, "they" will keep providing it. How many football fans do you think would agree to forego their season tickets and give the money to the "vital workers" instead? I ask as a "vital worker" myself.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 01 Feb 23 2.14pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

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This does smack slightly of desperation.

It's also interesting to note the all-time top fees paid by English clubs for a player, with Chelsea's new buy Fernandez topping the charts.

The list in descending order is:

Fernandez
Grealish
Lukaku
Pogba
Anthony
Maguire
Lukaku
Van Dijik
Sancho

Value for money? Questionable on some of these names.

In terms of value for money I would say Van Diijk and Lukaka, the others range from flop to good (but not worth it).


Edited by Badger11 (01 Feb 2023 2.15pm)

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 01 Feb 23 3.28pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

In terms of value for money I would say Van Diijk and Lukaka, the others range from flop to good (but not worth it).


Edited by Badger11 (01 Feb 2023 2.15pm)

I personally think a couple of them are wasted where they are. Grealish and Sancho need more football, in my opinion. It's not good for the national side either. My own opinion is Grealish is one of the best footballers I've ever seen. Sancho just isn't fitting in and should be a lesson to others - but won't be.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 01 Feb 23 3.36pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

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This does smack slightly of desperation.

It's also interesting to note the all-time top fees paid by English clubs for a player, with Chelsea's new buy Fernandez topping the charts.

The list in descending order is:

Fernandez
Grealish
Lukaku
Pogba
Anthony
Maguire
Lukaku
Van Dijik
Sancho

Value for money? Questionable on some of these names.

I haven't checked, but aren't the majority of these signings by Man Utd? You know; that club whose Surrey-based fans want the owners "out" because they feel they haven't spent enough of their money on the club.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 02 Feb 23 11.57am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Holloway lent Forest his scattergun.

 


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