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If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 22 Nov 2018, 15:52
by Diamond Dog
Interesting little page here :

https://www.totallymoney.com/content/tr ... 2dKwytBjM0

Gives you the cost equivalent (taking inflation into account) of all the major EPL transfers.... .

Top Ten (in £m) to
1. Shevchenko 144.4 Chelsea
2. Shearer 125.1 Newcastle
3. Ferdinand 121.7 M Utd
4. Pogba 117.7 M Utd
5. Veron 115.9 M Utd
6. Essien 115.5 Chelsea
6. Torries 115.5 Chelsea
8. Keane 111.2 M Utd
9. Rooney 103.6 M Utd
10. Aguerro 99.1 M City.

Which suggests that Man City (whilst spending bundles) have bought a squad of 'cheaply' priced players, as opposed to Man Utd and Chelsea - 5 and 3 players respectively- who have bought very expensive players, frequently.

Re: If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 22 Nov 2018, 17:31
by Geezee
I don't understand how they've calculated that at all. Inflation hasn't come close to that amount. Roy Keane at £3.5m back in 1992 today being £111m? UK inflation has averaged about 2% a year, so it wouldn't even reach double the amount from 1992, let alone 3000%+.

Re: If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 22 Nov 2018, 17:33
by Geezee
Ah ok, I found their methodology (sort of) - they've created their own football-player-inflation-rate. Still, I suspect this is clickbait.

Re: If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 22 Nov 2018, 18:46
by Diamond Dog
Geezee wrote:Ah ok, I found their methodology (sort of) - they've created their own football-player-inflation-rate. Still, I suspect this is clickbait.



Yes it's clearly that from the amount of advertising contained therein.

Oh, hang on.....

Re: If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 22 Nov 2018, 20:51
by KeithPratt
Keane is about right in today’s money I reckon. A top top World class midfielder is going to cost you £100 million plus today, particularly if Van Dijk costs £75 million.

I wonder how much Maradona post World Cup win would cost today? You’re buying a player who will probably win you everything. Maybe £400 million?

Re: If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 22 Nov 2018, 20:55
by KeithPratt
Paolo Di Canio is £9 million from Sheffield Wednesday in today’s money. Absolute bargain.

Re: If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 22 Nov 2018, 23:10
by St Jeemo the Humourless
Toby wrote:Paolo Di Canio is £9 million from Sheffield Wednesday in today’s money. Absolute bargain.


Are West Ham the only club he didn't cause any bother at? I always found it suspicious that he was flown in a private jet to Glasgow from Milan, owned by the Milan chairman. As if they couldn't get him to Glasgow quick enough.

Re: If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 23 Nov 2018, 07:42
by KeithPratt
Jeemo wrote:Are West Ham the only club he didn't cause any bother at? I always found it suspicious that he was flown in a private jet to Glasgow from Milan, owned by the Milan chairman. As if they couldn't get him to Glasgow quick enough.


He is a bona fide legend at West Ham.

Re: If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 23 Nov 2018, 09:27
by St Jeemo the Humourless
Toby wrote:
Jeemo wrote:Are West Ham the only club he didn't cause any bother at? I always found it suspicious that he was flown in a private jet to Glasgow from Milan, owned by the Milan chairman. As if they couldn't get him to Glasgow quick enough.


He is a bona fide legend at West Ham.


yes, he could have been at Celtic till he started acting out, which seemed to be a recurring pattern. Did he throw the dummy out the pram at West Ham at all?

Re: If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 23 Nov 2018, 09:31
by KeithPratt
Jeemo wrote:Did he throw the dummy out the pram at West Ham at all?


No, he never did at any point. I'd say he's the best player we've had since Brooking.


Re: If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 23 Nov 2018, 10:36
by Diamond Dog
Toby wrote:
Jeemo wrote:Are West Ham the only club he didn't cause any bother at? I always found it suspicious that he was flown in a private jet to Glasgow from Milan, owned by the Milan chairman. As if they couldn't get him to Glasgow quick enough.


He is a bona fide legend at West Ham.



If only for his politics. :D

Re: If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 23 Nov 2018, 10:53
by Goat Boy
He’s a fascist but not a racist one. Or summat.

I suspect he’s quite dim

Re: If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 23 Nov 2018, 11:02
by Geezee
Eric Cantona really was a steal at £20-odd million, for Coventry City...?

Re: If they were transferred today.....

Posted: 11 Dec 2018, 16:09
by rorebhoy
Jeemo wrote:
Toby wrote:Paolo Di Canio is £9 million from Sheffield Wednesday in today’s money. Absolute bargain.


Are West Ham the only club he didn't cause any bother at? I always found it suspicious that he was flown in a private jet to Glasgow from Milan, owned by the Milan chairman. As if they couldn't get him to Glasgow quick enough.


Which coach was it that said, he was the best Italian under-15 he'd ever seen, and he still is today