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Kamikaze Spending?

Vital Manchester City received the following article from member, BitterBlue.

Looking back through the previous Premier League champions; other than United (11 titles), who else has have been crowned champions?

Blackburn (1), Arsenal (1), Chelsea (3).

There's one common theme and that is spending power. With the possible exception of Arsenals single title, how did Blackburn and Chelsea achieve success?

As to kamikaze spending...

How did Manchester United achieve and maintain their success? Is it a coincidence that they've been breaking British transfer records as far back as Dennis Law?

Look at some of their current squad: - Hargreaves (£17m), Ferdinand (£30m+ transfer record), Anderson (£17m), Berbatov (£24m), Rooney (£26m at 18, transfer record for an under 20), Carrick (18m), Nani (£14m+), Valencia (£16m).

Then look at their much glorified youth system since the golden generation (Giggs, and Scholes et al), that have now broken into the current first team squad:- Smalling (bought aged 20), De Silva brothers (bought aged 17), O'Shea (bought aged 17), Evans (bought aged 18), Obertan (bought aged 20), Macheda (bought aged 17), Gibson (bought aged 18), De Laet, (bought aged 20), Corry Evans (bought aged 19), Bebe (bought aged 20).

I have no personal axe to grind with United - honest! In Fergie they have probably the best manager of all time (or certainly of my generation), and their trophy cabinet is the only example needed to portray the clubs great success over decades.

I rightly acknowledge their record of success (through gritted teeth mind) as it's good to have your benchmark for success as a local rival. As I say, this is no personal dig at United; it's just that our local rivals also happen to be the most successful club over the last few decades. As to other current contenders for the top 4...

Liverpool has spent massively, as have Aston Villa, and in particular Tottenham whose current squad has cost an estimated £197m.

One final point missed by much of the media is the fact that as of next season, all transfers will have an impact on their qualification to European competitions following Platinis' ridiculous new financial restrictions; which again will only benefit the currently successful clubs who already share a position on the Euro top table.

By spending a lot now, especially as it's generally cash paid in a lump sum, we are positioning ourselves to be in a very strong position once these rules are in place. Kamikaze spending or considered and thought-out planning for our future?





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Writer:BitterBlue
Date:Tuesday August 24 2010
Time: 9:53AM

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So which owners are more Kamikaze? The Shiekh or the Glazers? Hmmmmmm.
Spooks
24/08/2010 10:00:00
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Tick..tock...rags.
Johnny Baguette
24/08/2010 10:07:00
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Berbatov was £32m
Saleblue
24/08/2010 10:08:00
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Berbaflop cost £30.5m surely? But But But, the rags earned the right to spend all that money, honest guvnor!
fifthcolumnblue
24/08/2010 10:10:00
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£13 million spent by Taggart in Summer 1989...
Johnny Baguette
24/08/2010 10:11:00
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hi guyz congrats on a gr8 victory,looking forward to us (chelsea) vs u guyz at ur home ground,last year we got a hiding from u people on both home and away..lets see how we do this time,you people are genuine title contenders
kishaloy_nag_blue
24/08/2010 10:29:00
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The earned the right argument being put forward by the Rags is laughable, if they earned that money then why the MASSIVE debt?
Bluedub
24/08/2010 10:30:00
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Er no - Le Arse have won the Premiership four times, havent they? What am i missing?
OLASAL
24/08/2010 10:39:00
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Arsenal have won the premiership 3 times, not once.
Paul Calf
24/08/2010 10:40:00
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Why the need to defend your spending? that's the fastest way to reach the top. Real are only famous because they bought all the best players in the world together in the 50's. United have consistently outspent others to maintain top spot. Chelsea are considered one of Europe's best now.... and we all know how they got there.
maka4chelsea
24/08/2010 10:40:00
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