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at 08:56 24 Sep 2018
Anyone watched this. I watched the first two episodes last night and very impressed so far.
|Articles higlighting the club wasting money - pre Ralph days|
at 13:01 30 Aug 2018
A quick search of "National Insurance"shows at least a dozen articles having a pop at the club wasting money. Heres a few.
Come on Nick how about some analysis of this summers events.
"So it is a shame that we have not got shot of Ramirez or his wages just yet, but let's not blame Gaston, lets look at the circumstances that brought him to the club in what was pure folly."
"There is no surprise on the first two on Saints list of departures, Gaston Ramirez is about to see out a contract that over the four years has probably cost around £30 million pounds in terms of transfer fee, wages, bonus's and incidentals like National Insurance payments and pension contributions."
"Gaston Ramirez's move to Bologna looked a done deal for Saints in a move that would free up a substancial amount of wages off of the St Mary's balance books, Ramirez is alleged to be being paid anywhare between £50 -65 k a week according to various sources and when you add on National Insurance payments and pension contributions that is probably increased by around another 20% as a cost to Saints."
"But as he heads into the final six month's of his contract, the question is can he make a contribution to Saints which so far has cost the club around £12 million to buy him, plus at least the same again in wages etc, indeed by the time things like National insurance contributions and bonus's are taken into account the total cost could rise to near on £30 million."
"It has been expensive, his £15 million pound fee, his rumoured £65k a week wages all add up to the fact that each game he played probably cost the club around £2 million when taking into account bonus's and other payments such as pension & National Insurance contributions."
"If this is the case it will have been an expensive signing for Saints and when you throw in his wages bonus's and other incidentals such as National Insurance and Pension payments could see the cost to the club of double his initial £12 million transfer fee.
Given that he has started 23 Premier Games with another 22 as sub scoring 6 times, with another 4(1) cup games scoring twice, his 50 appearances for the club could cost us in excess of £500k per game, that is a large amount for even a marque signing."
"Although it should be noted that Cortese's marque signings Osvaldo & Ramirez still represent a big drain on the club's resources, their salaries alone would be over £7 million per annum gross with National Insurance & pension payments and on top of that you have loyalty bonus's to pay. We would have received some of that back from the club's that they were loaned to but you can be sure that Hull City for example would not have been paying anywhere near the £50 - 60k a week that Ramirez is allegedly on, perhaps not even half that."
|Have Saints done enough?|
at 15:15 6 Aug 2018
Good article in the echo today.
If we dont add to the squad then i think we are weaker than last season. Losing Tadic creativity worries me (even if he did only turn up for the last 1/3 of the season). We needed a striker in January and bought Carrilo. He needs replacing unless they think Sam Gallgher is going to step up.
Central Defence still cant defend diaganal balls. I didnt go on saturday but im told our new centre back was less than impressive. When people are saying Yoshida is then answer it shows how far we have fallen.
|Bournemouth wont be winning the net spend trophy|
at 10:53 6 Aug 2018
How is it that plucky little Bournemouth can spend £25mill on Lerma. On top of they spent £11mill on Rico and another £10mill Brooks.
Spent £46mill and they have recouped about £15. Net spend of £31mill.
2017-18 bought Nathan Aké and Asmir Begović for £30mill not selling anyone of note.
Net spend +£30mill
2016 -17 bought Lewis Cook £7mill, Jordon Ibe £15mill, Brad Smith £3mill and Marc Wilson £2mill. Total 27mill spent. Sold 18mill Net spend +£9mill
Last 3 years they have spent £70mill more than they have brought in.
|Funny Joke or racist?|
at 15:32 23 Jul 2018
"all women of every race can be beautiful".
He continues: "And I know some of you are sitting there now going, 'Oh Trevor, yeah, but I've never seen a beautiful Aborigine.'"
Noah goes on to say "it's not always about looks", before mimicking playing a didgeridoo in a suggestive manner.
|Are Saints shopping in pound land?|
at 13:08 18 Jul 2018
When Matt Targett a reserve leftback, is touted at £10 mill to fulham. Are we actaully buying any better than we already have.
After last seasons close shave we cant afford to get it wrong again with a load of squad fillers.
I saw this on the bbc football gossip this morning - so must be true.. But potentially, Bournemouth who where better than us last season, are spending more on two players than we have on our 4 recruits.
"Bournemouth will spend a club record £32m to sign Levante and Colombia midfielder Jefferson Lerma, 23, and a further £25m on Genoa and Uruguay full-back Diego Laxalt, 25. (Sun)."
at 16:22 28 Jun 2018
Bednarek's goal could be knocking Japan out. No prizes for who fell a sleep in the Japan defence.
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