- Aug 3, 2008
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Hull City, Adelaide United, WCW
What vile image does the UAE have? Ok it's not a progressive western society but it's no Qatar or Saudi Arabia.
Think some big props need to go to Eddie Howe.
This was their position when he took over.
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To take 38 points in the 19 games since XMAS and finish 11th, at 2 points a game, given where they were is close to the manager of the season type stuff for me.
If he repeated the same performance in the reverse fixtures, he would have beaten Chelsea into 3rd.
Not bad considering the likely squad improvements coming his way.
Not really because it's been a long time now since the City takeover. You're not playing catch up anymore. So not pointless really.
But yes now you are in a position to just live off the CL money and all the other income now that you're an established big club. Wage budget is still a thing though, being able to reel in big fish like Haaland who is basically out of reach for the rest of the teams in England.
This is way it is though, nothing we can do about it. We just have to keep fighting and hopefully get you next year.
Australian dollars... that's one way to inflate your number to make it look worse. Still have to be able to get those players working. He turned Joelinton into a good player.
So what, they spent what they spent and pay the wages they pay. Then his job is to get the most points possible with the resources he has available to him.
Yeah imagine if all the teams down the bottom had 100+ million extra to spend on players in a transfer window. Reckon most of them would have improved too.
They got four regulars in with trippier being injured. Two deemed surplus at EPL clubs. He took a very similar squad from achieving * all points a game to being third in the form table second half of the season. He didn't add Chelsea level players.
They got four regulars in with trippier being injured. Two deemed surplus at EPL clubs. He took a very similar squad from achieving duck all points a game to being third in the form table second half of the season. He didn't add Chelsea level players.
The only Premier League Champions since it started that wasn't
bankrolled by owners that could pay practically more than anyone else was Leicester City. Heck even Blackburn in 1995 was backed in to the hilt.
This has not been a recent phenomenon.
And yes, Potter has done a very remarkable job with Brighton this season (and before that), absolutely deserves a lot of credit, but no mean to disparage Pep and his achievements either.
The fact Manchester City have stopped the monopoly that United, Arsenal and Chelsea had before they they were brought over is something I actually consider a blessing.
Much rather see Citeh as champs every season anyhow than those other insufferable clubs I mentioned who have had it too good, for too long..
And Potter could afford to let him go.Burn wasn't surplus. Potter loved him but his contract was running out and they were doubling his wages.
That didn't answer my question though.
Would he have done it with far less money spent?
What quality players come in for 20 million and under.