Tommy wrote:But with Bielsa he virtually pays for himself. Almost literally given that he paid all the fines etc (probably £300k). Add the improved gate receipts and match day revenue, not to mention the improvement of worldwide visibility to the club and more importantly the value his staff have (at least in theory) added to some of our players. I'm one of those people who believed that Phillips was always very good but regardless of who gets credit, this past season probably quadrupled his worth if not more. I should imagine we'll see more of the same this coming season with some of the Academy graduates.
Compare that to the money we've pissed away on some really lukewarm footballers of late and quibbling over a few million seems daft. In order to work out how much we've spent on players who I think ultimately aren't quite good enough and/or have not shown their worth or been otherwise disappointing, I compiled this list of signings under Radrizzani/Orta excluding the two that I think worked out, Klich (£1.5m) and Roberts (£3m) -
Bamford - £7m
Forshaw - £4.5m
Douglas - £3m
Saiz - £3m
Alioski - £2.5m
De Bock - £1.5m
Cibicki - £1.5m
Grot - £1.5m
Sacko - £1.5m
Ekuban - £500k
Wiedwald - £400k
Significant Wages/Loan Fees
Not to say that the above are/were totally without merit or even bad signings on paper, they've just not (yet?) proved to be as good as I'd have hoped or have otherwise disappointed at crucial times etc.
No he doesn’t....
Average attendance has gone up what... 8k?
That’s c £3m per year....his coaching staff cost is north of £6m
Plus the players I assume he wanted have now put the wage bill up massively.
Agree with the value of some players but like a house, it only matters if we sell them.