Helps when they spend Millions on duds right enough.
They've spent around 46m in the last 3 years. Of that you can probably say Edouard and julien have been some sort of success. That's about 28-30m on players that either have been terrible or have been inefective so far. That's just for fees, factor in wages too and you can see their signing policy has been shocking.
If anyone tries to say they've not had money to spend on their squad then they are telling fibs.
We've had very few under Gerrard that were flops - Grezda being the worst.
They have spent about 30m between last January and the summer meant to be.
Thing is if they reinvested their money wisely we’d probably would have needed around that kind of money to catch them but the fact they’ve blew their money on shite and basically sold the best of their crop of players we’ve been able to catch them up quicker and better . So I’d say it’s a good thing we were push for a couple of years because if we hadn’t been I coulda seen Celtic buying a better caliber of player to what they have nowhahahahahahah that was a good one wasn't it.
Couldn't agree more.IMO we are behind them until the League flag flies over Ibrox again. Now is not the time for bragging we have won nothing.
The job Gerrard and the recruitment team has been truly phenomenal. From the team he inherited only 3 players remain (Jack, Morelos and Tav). So in just 2 and a bit years he has had to complete overhaul our playing squad and coaching staff. He has spent around around 31.5-33 million on the squad (and a million of that was on Murphy who was already signed). To spend less than Celtic have since Lennon returned, who only had to fill gaps. Shows how amazing our (and how poor their) recruitment has been. We've shot past them despite spending less and having no real base to build on. We've had only one decent money failure in Grezda, they make atleast 3/4 a season. Yes we've had a couple of poor signings but outside of Grezda none of them have really cost us any money. That is going to happen when you have to rebuild an entire squad in a few windows, on a small budget but our hit to miss ratio is outstanding.
I can't emphasize this enough we have just 3 players left in our squad from a little over 2 years ago. It's cost us just 33 million to build a squad worth north of 100 million. Truly outstanding!
Its the next £70million we spend that will bury them! Where has all the money gone from the profitable years? That would be my question to their board.
Where you getting this info, never heard it before? New he was on big wages but at a guess I’d have said £30-40K per week.I think the problem both us and them have is trying to attract players to the embarrassment that is the Scottish League.
Very rarely are you going to attract top quality players without paying wages that can’t be sustained by the money generated by our league.
They got Dembele on the cheap but had to pay him a fortune in wages, they had to sell him for at least £16milion to break even.
Money doesn’t guarantee you anything.
Ranieri had the biggest budget in England with Chelsea, he spent over £120million in one season alone and won nothing the four seasons he was there. Went to Leicester and won the league with one of the smallest budgets.