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(Guardian)   ₵h£$€a Football Club concludes their biggest problem is they don't spend nearly enough on players, which they intend to remedy   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 32
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2013-05-16 08:25:30 AM  
How the hell can they spend €100m and still meet Financial Fair Play regulations?
 
2013-05-16 08:43:22 AM  

Langston: How the hell can they spend €100m and still meet Financial Fair Play regulations?


The other €100m  that Abramovich plans on spending on accountants and lawyers?
 
2013-05-16 08:44:41 AM  

Langston: How the hell can they spend €100m and still meet Financial Fair Play regulations?


Because "Fark You, We Got Money"?
 
2013-05-16 08:48:24 AM  

Langston: How the hell can they spend €100m and still meet Financial Fair Play regulations?


Isn't Citeh getting around the FFP regs by selling advertising to Etihad (owned by the same group that owns Citeh) which they conveniently value at whatever Citeh's current roster costs? Assuming I've got that right (and please correct me if I'm wrong), couldn't Roman do the same?
 
2013-05-16 08:56:14 AM  

digistil: Langston: How the hell can they spend €100m and still meet Financial Fair Play regulations?

Isn't Citeh getting around the FFP regs by selling advertising to Etihad (owned by the same group that owns Citeh) which they conveniently value at whatever Citeh's current roster costs? Assuming I've got that right (and please correct me if I'm wrong), couldn't Roman do the same?


A.K.A. "Fark You, We Got Money".
 
2013-05-16 09:46:14 AM  
Still won't get Llorent, Falcao, Isco, Neymar or any other truely big name guys to join them. Does anyone know of any actual transfer possibilities connected to Chelsea?

/Arsenal fan, I want to know who is going to be crying the most next year.
 
2013-05-16 09:53:04 AM  

Gonz: digistil: Langston: How the hell can they spend €100m and still meet Financial Fair Play regulations?

Isn't Citeh getting around the FFP regs by selling advertising to Etihad (owned by the same group that owns Citeh) which they conveniently value at whatever Citeh's current roster costs? Assuming I've got that right (and please correct me if I'm wrong), couldn't Roman do the same?

A.K.A. "Fark You, We Got Money".


Well, that's the point of the rules. It's not a US-style salary cap. They want to make sure teams aren't getting buried in debt they can't afford.
 
2013-05-16 09:53:11 AM  

balfourk: Still won't get Llorent, Falcao, Isco, Neymar or any other truely big name guys to join them. Does anyone know of any actual transfer possibilities connected to Chelsea?

/Arsenal fan, I want to know who is going to be crying the most next year.


CRonaldo wants out of Madrid, doesn't he? That said, I can't imagine what Madrid would demand in return.
 
2013-05-16 10:22:33 AM  

digistil: balfourk: Still won't get Llorent, Falcao, Isco, Neymar or any other truely big name guys to join them. Does anyone know of any actual transfer possibilities connected to Chelsea?

/Arsenal fan, I want to know who is going to be crying the most next year.

CRonaldo wants out of Madrid, doesn't he? That said, I can't imagine what Madrid would demand in return.


It looks like Mourinho is coming back to Chelsea. If that happens there's no chance that Ronaldo would come to Chelsea. The two had a falling out recently.  Also, I think Falcao is our number one target. He's definitely attainable.
 
2013-05-16 10:36:18 AM  

Sirjohnfalstaff: digistil: balfourk: Still won't get Llorent, Falcao, Isco, Neymar or any other truely big name guys to join them. Does anyone know of any actual transfer possibilities connected to Chelsea?

/Arsenal fan, I want to know who is going to be crying the most next year.

CRonaldo wants out of Madrid, doesn't he? That said, I can't imagine what Madrid would demand in return.

It looks like Mourinho is coming back to Chelsea. If that happens there's no chance that Ronaldo would come to Chelsea. The two had a falling out recently.  Also, I think Falcao is our number one target. He's definitely attainable.


Falcao has been linked with Monaco. Apparently their Russian billionaire owner wants to sign him before Chelsea's Russian billionaire owner does. Monaco just got promoted to Ligue 1 and he wants to make a splash and compete with PSG.
 
2013-05-16 10:45:10 AM  
And in other news David Beckham just announced his retirement.
 
2013-05-16 10:52:38 AM  

balfourk: Sirjohnfalstaff: digistil: balfourk: Still won't get Llorent, Falcao, Isco, Neymar or any other truely big name guys to join them. Does anyone know of any actual transfer possibilities connected to Chelsea?

/Arsenal fan, I want to know who is going to be crying the most next year.

CRonaldo wants out of Madrid, doesn't he? That said, I can't imagine what Madrid would demand in return.

It looks like Mourinho is coming back to Chelsea. If that happens there's no chance that Ronaldo would come to Chelsea. The two had a falling out recently.  Also, I think Falcao is our number one target. He's definitely attainable.

Falcao has been linked with Monaco. Apparently their Russian billionaire owner wants to sign him before Chelsea's Russian billionaire owner does. Monaco just got promoted to Ligue 1 and he wants to make a splash and compete with PSG.


Yeah, that.  Thought I read a story through BBC Sport that Monaco want either Cavani, Falcao or Tevez on their books.
 
2013-05-16 11:23:43 AM  
I can see Chelsea landing Schurle and maybe even Rooney. They are one of the few teams that can afford Rooney and Man U aren't going to keep him.

With Hazard, Oscar and Lukaku up and coming Chelsea have a good core of quality young players up front. They need to replenish the midfield and back line before splurging on another attacking option.

Can any Chelsea fan who knows more about their roster confirm or correct my thoughts?
 
2013-05-16 11:47:02 AM  

balfourk: I can see Chelsea landing Schurle and maybe even Rooney. They are one of the few teams that can afford Rooney and Man U aren't going to keep him.

With Hazard, Oscar and Lukaku up and coming Chelsea have a good core of quality young players up front. They need to replenish the midfield and back line before splurging on another attacking option.

Can any Chelsea fan who knows more about their roster confirm or correct my thoughts?


I think defense - Ivanovic turns 30 next year, Cole is already there and Terry is well past.
 
2013-05-16 11:54:36 AM  

balfourk: Sirjohnfalstaff: digistil: balfourk: Still won't get Llorent, Falcao, Isco, Neymar or any other truely big name guys to join them. Does anyone know of any actual transfer possibilities connected to Chelsea?

/Arsenal fan, I want to know who is going to be crying the most next year.

CRonaldo wants out of Madrid, doesn't he? That said, I can't imagine what Madrid would demand in return.

It looks like Mourinho is coming back to Chelsea. If that happens there's no chance that Ronaldo would come to Chelsea. The two had a falling out recently.  Also, I think Falcao is our number one target. He's definitely attainable.

Falcao has been linked with Monaco. Apparently their Russian billionaire owner wants to sign him before Chelsea's Russian billionaire owner does. Monaco just got promoted to Ligue 1 and he wants to make a splash and compete with PSG.


The Monaco situation will be interesting. There has been a major exodus of players from France to England over the past season, which seems to have been triggered by a 75% high rate income tax tabled by the French government (hasn't happened... yet). Monaco is a tax haven, so I suspect it won't be difficult for them to compete with PSG.
 
2013-05-16 12:05:31 PM  
I hope this was intended as a parting shot, blowing open chances of negotiating on players by Chelsea. Now everyone is alert to the fact that they are planning on spending big. Makes it harder to negotiate down from 30m to 20m when everyone knows you got money and plan on spending lots of it. Not that people were previously in any doubt about how much money Chelsea had, but they may have been in doubt about how willing they are to spend.
 
2013-05-16 12:37:20 PM  
Chelsea realistically can still sign Falcao, but I think that ship has sailed. In terms of attacking power, they can still sign players like Rooney, Lewandowski (who isn't 100% going to Bayern yet), Jackson Martinez, and Andre Scurrle. (Though why they think they need Schurrle is beyond me.)

I imagine Chelsea will invest in their defense though, Most of it is getting pretty old. Xabi Alonso was also linked to Chelsea, curious to see how that one pans out.
 
2013-05-16 12:48:35 PM  
Monaco is a tax haven, so I suspect it won't be difficult for them to compete with PSG.

Player discipline must be a nightmare in Monaco though. You'd practically have to hire Keith Richard's medical staff.
 
2013-05-16 12:59:23 PM  
Money buys you relevance, but it doesn't buy you championships.
 
2013-05-16 01:10:51 PM  

12349876: Money buys you relevance, but it doesn't buy you championships.


Hahahaha!!! Sure it does.
 
2013-05-16 01:56:40 PM  

Sirjohnfalstaff: 12349876: Money buys you relevance, but it doesn't buy you championships.

Hahahaha!!! Sure it does.


Just like how Man City won the FA Cup.  Oh, wait...
 
2013-05-16 02:55:08 PM  

Sirjohnfalstaff: 12349876: Money buys you relevance, but it doesn't buy you championships.

Hahahaha!!! Sure it does.


Look at the Yankees since 2001.  All those playoff appearances, just one Championship.  The point was it takes more than money to win championships.  Money makes it a hell of a lot easier, but it's far from a guarantee.
 
2013-05-16 03:46:11 PM  

12349876: Sirjohnfalstaff: 12349876: Money buys you relevance, but it doesn't buy you championships.

Hahahaha!!! Sure it does.

Look at the Yankees since 2001.  All those playoff appearances, just one Championship.  The point was it takes more than money to win championships.  Money makes it a hell of a lot easier, but it's far from a guarantee.


Interestingly, the Yankees don't play soccer.
 
2013-05-16 06:27:44 PM  

meanmutton: Gonz: digistil: Langston: How the hell can they spend €100m and still meet Financial Fair Play regulations?

Isn't Citeh getting around the FFP regs by selling advertising to Etihad (owned by the same group that owns Citeh) which they conveniently value at whatever Citeh's current roster costs? Assuming I've got that right (and please correct me if I'm wrong), couldn't Roman do the same?

A.K.A. "Fark You, We Got Money".

Well, that's the point of the rules. It's not a US-style salary cap. They want to make sure teams aren't getting buried in debt they can't afford.


Yep, the FFP rules are only about limiting clubs to spending what they bring in. If you bring in massive amounts of cash (be it stadium tickets, shirts, sponsorship, gold mines or donated suitcases full of cash ) then you get to spend it. The problem will be when the Russian billionares stop writing the cheques to cover the clubs costs.
 
2013-05-16 06:32:41 PM  

meanmutton: Interestingly, the Yankees don't play soccer.


Sure they do. They're called Manchester City.
 
2013-05-17 02:10:49 AM  
I just finished watching the match. At first I was all....

static.subseaworldnews.com


but then I...

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-05-17 05:51:10 AM  

Norfolking Chance: meanmutton: Gonz: digistil: Langston: How the hell can they spend €100m and still meet Financial Fair Play regulations?

Isn't Citeh getting around the FFP regs by selling advertising to Etihad (owned by the same group that owns Citeh) which they conveniently value at whatever Citeh's current roster costs? Assuming I've got that right (and please correct me if I'm wrong), couldn't Roman do the same?

A.K.A. "Fark You, We Got Money".

Well, that's the point of the rules. It's not a US-style salary cap. They want to make sure teams aren't getting buried in debt they can't afford.

Yep, the FFP rules are only about limiting clubs to spending what they bring in. If you bring in massive amounts of cash (be it stadium tickets, shirts, sponsorship, gold mines or donated suitcases full of cash ) then you get to spend it. The problem will be when the Russian billionares stop writing the cheques to cover the clubs costs.


I think the intention is to go further than that. The wider concern is that football is being artificially doped with money, which creates a bubble (massively inflated transfer fees, salaries, ticket prices), which will inevitably lead to a crash at some point. These incestuous sponsorship deals are being challenged, though it's an open question how much authorities are willing to do at this stage.
 
2013-05-17 06:03:30 AM  

balfourk: Does anyone know of any actual transfer possibilities connected to Chelsea?


Bony Wilfried has been linked ever since he joined Vitesse, which is owned by a Gerogian buddy of Abramovich. Even if it does happen, he's not going to break the bank.

He'll likely go to a mid-table EPL club, show that he can succeed in the league and then be bought by Chelsea for 2x the price they could have him for now.
 
2013-05-17 07:22:31 AM  

Rwa2play: Sirjohnfalstaff: 12349876: Money buys you relevance, but it doesn't buy you championships.

Hahahaha!!! Sure it does.

Just like how Man City won the FA Cup.  Oh, wait...


Yeah, it's not like Man City won anything else recently thanks to the large influx of cash, like a championship for the first time in many decades or anything. Oh, wait...
 
2013-05-17 09:54:36 AM  

Slaxl: Rwa2play: Sirjohnfalstaff: 12349876: Money buys you relevance, but it doesn't buy you championships.

Hahahaha!!! Sure it does.

Just like how Man City won the FA Cup.  Oh, wait...

Yeah, it's not like Man City won anything else recently thanks to the large influx of cash, like a championship for the first time in many decades or anything. Oh, wait...


Evasion noted.
 
2013-05-17 10:30:14 AM  
Chesea, subby? Did nobody else see that? Farkers, you're slipping
 
2013-05-17 11:08:24 AM  

MrVeach: Chesea, subby? Did nobody else see that? Farkers, you're slipping


I assumed the $ was being used as a clever combination of l and s.
 
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