16 responses

  1. Dr. No
    05/08/2019

    According to Transfermarkt Vontae Daley-Campbell joined Leicester for free.
    He only had a scholarship deal with Arsenal, and either he didn’t have a contract offer (as some claims, but highly unlikely) or refused to sign it, but he was allowed to leave.
    The 12M is just a bad joke – however I wish it was true.

    • Tony Attwood
      05/08/2019

      Not really a joke, just a mistake. Such things can happen when typing.

  2. loi
    05/08/2019

    CECH

    • Tony Attwood
      05/08/2019

      See my earlier reply

  3. Elliot
    05/08/2019

    It was sheer madness to sell Krystian Bielik when we are very short of defensive options. Maybe it was a question of Emery simply not liking the guy rather anything else.

    • Tony Attwood
      05/08/2019

      Well, I watched Bielik last season, although I admit only once, and he looked like he was too good for the league he was in, but that didn’t suggest he was of outstanding Premier League quality.

  4. Jonathan E Lehman
    05/08/2019

    Is there a reason that Petr Cech’s retirement isn’t on your list?

    • Tony Attwood
      05/08/2019

      Yes, I was only doing players who were continuing as players.

  5. Gord
    05/08/2019

    OT: Women

    Kim Little has signed a new contract.

  6. Alexanderhenry
    05/08/2019

    Regarding the Pepe transfer, arsenal are paying the transfer off in installments over five years.
    This means unless the club makes another significant signing or two, it will stay within the £45 million budget.

    • Tony Attwood
      05/08/2019

      Which is exactly what the Daily Express said on the day after the directors said the £45m was nonsense – although when all the other papers gave up on that approach, the Express too, also ditched it.

      The problem with this tale is that most transfers are accounted for like that, because accounts have to show the value of assets in a realistic way. So to accord with the value of the player, the player’s worth has to be written down in their accounts year by year. Virtually all assets in company accounts are written down in value year by year and normally for clubs the player’s value is written down over the length of time of the contract. So, many of the players on Arsenal’s books are still being amortized in this way, and if we bring in the cost of players bought in the past three to five years we are still way above the £45m. Also you might note that the director who answered the question at the meeting with supporters said “I don’t know where that figures come from,” so to allege that point you are accusing the director of lying – and of course once you are doing that, anything could be true. You can make up anything you like.

      • Alexanderhenry
        05/08/2019

        So, including:
        ‘the cost of players bought in the past three to five years we are still way above the £45m.’
        For this window I presume.

        Possibly, but which players in particular?

      • Tony Attwood
        06/08/2019

        Alexander henry in your comments you are promoting an approach to accounting which is simply not used by clubs. It is a fanciful matter, which of course you are free to explore, but I don’t see why I should spend my time doing the research for your fantasy.

  7. Alexanderhenry
    05/08/2019

    That’s very vague.
    Why should we ‘bring in the cost of players bought in the past three to five years’?

    Regarding trust in directors of football clubs and large companies in general, I admit I am a sceptic.

  8. Menace
    06/08/2019

    Leaving the budget & amortisation of assets aside, the squad looks capable of winning any competition.

    The only aspect that is not given is the honesty of officials. The Laws of the Game have changed and VAR has been introduced but the human element behind the VAR and on the field belong to the corrupt PGMOL.

    The TV manipulation of game kick off times is also uneven. The remuneration of ticket holders, specially junior members should be catered for as many are unable to attend evening kick offs due to school work.

    Untold should take up the matter with the club as I cannot see any one else doing so.

    Every season ticket holder has a unique lifestyle to manipulate and Arsenal has its financial rewards to cater to. It is the club that needs to address its position so that the fanbase can benefit while making the club successful.

    Some of us give up almost everything to make it to the matches whereas some just adjust to get an acceptable level of satisfaction.

  9. BarryL
    07/08/2019

    Menace,
    On your comment on TV companies, the latest change is the away game at Sheff Untied, moved to Monday night at 8pm KO.
    So a) any travelling fans will find it very hard to get trains at 10:30 pm, and b) by the time the players get back it will be less than three days to a Europa League game in who knows where.

    It’s very clear (and always has been) that the Premier League who will have had to agree to this, care more about the Sky/BT money than the do about the welfare of fans who actually go to games.

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