Apologies for going missing aujourd’hui, I am on the proverbial lamb. This blog however I do believe this well worth sharing and have nipped into an emporium that offers greater riches* than a Las Vegas hotel in order to get this to you.
*If your perception of ‘riches’ is a jacket potato machine that obviously hasn’t been cleaned since it left the factory.
This then is a decent gem from the heavily guarded, FTL forum … all [sic] courtesy of ‘Cabinessence’…
Levy and Pleat are close in relation to potential signings. Him and God knows how many others. Danny Boy really does his homework and speaks to loads before going in.
Apparently our targets are heavily influenced by a ‘team’ of statisticians who pour over numbers-someone mentioned Remy having scored more headers from set pieces than any other forward in Europe?
Well that’s the sort of info they’d know. Arry just says where we need strengthening and then gets asked if he has any objections to whoever the team put forward as the solution.
He might throw a few names in the hat himself but generally it’s down to the team. It certainly isn’t based on scouting someone for 2 games. He has no input on the financial aspects of any deal other than when the solution being put forward might have an impact on other acquisitions.
Apparently under our current business model we have around £20m to spend each year but that includes any increases in salary either from new signings or contract renegotiations. Needless to say we do HP on every deal. VDV £8m was written over 4 yrs apparently.
But their wages impact on that £20m for the duration of their stay with us unless we offload players. So someone new on £70,000pw basically takes £3.6m out of our £20m every year.
Obviously a CL foray increases the coffers but as that can’t be, ‘guaranteed’ it’s not included for wages planning. Danny Boy very pee’d off with ‘Arry who virtually went “missing” from his court case till Woy got appointed. Words were said.
Team meeting of players did happen saying that no meaningful tactics were being worked on for the period etc etc. Basically it was just them and the coaching staff.
Club not happy with Lennon’s attitude either.
Our Finance guy thinks L’pool’s financial model sucks.
The £50m debt we have is for the purchase of stadium land. But we’ve done a deal with Sainsbury who’ll give us either £50m or £70m. Can’t remember, but know both figures were mentioned.
Anyway they’re going to build the biggest Sainsbury’s in the country on there and that will start v soon, as will the hotel. Stadium won’t start till a £150m naming rights deal is done which hasn’t been yet.
Oh and there’s something happening down White Hart Lane relating to something being done with the council and involving parking.