thuram wouldn’t be very expensive because he has 6 months left but Bayern want himwhat realistic cf and rw we could buy?
What made Milan stronger was the some of the earlier spending by Elliott when Milan bought Leao, Bennacer, Theo and then Tonali, Tomori. These players are still the ones keeping Milan near the top. Then in the last year Elliott became extra miserly and the team hasn't really progressed in the last 1 / 1.5 years to jump to the next level. The new players mostly sit on the bench and don't contribute that much.
Juve management and policies were a mess. So spending unders those conditions is not going to be effective. Still, buying Vlaovich saved their season, as before his arrival at Juve it was looking very likely they would finish outside the the top 4. Inter also had loads of issues, financial problems, changing coaches etc...
But it's been explained, many, many times before, that's not how it works. If you sell a player for 100m, you book those 100m as profit in that season, regardless of how the payments are structured.
If you then go and buy players for 70m, on the books, you split that over the entire amortization of the players contract.
I'm surprised that so many on here are confused by this.
Net spending per single year doesn't exist. It's a term journalists made up. This is why when it comes to FFP or any other financial regulations, it's looked at over several years.
Atalanta down 2-0 to Spezia with our future GK Sportiello between the sticks.
The resurgance of modern Milan definitely began in the 19/20 season with Theo, Leao and Bennacer (though especially Leao took his three years to blossom). It continued with adding Tonali and Tomori in the 20/21 season as well as Mike Maignan in the 21/22 season. We tried to continue this trend with CDK as crown jewel in the 22/23 season. What you haven't nominated yet are the actual early days of Elliott with huge investments in Paqueta and Piatek. So where you draw this line between "back then" and "now", I only see constant building, sometimes with greater success (especially 19/20 and 20/21), sometimes with less greater success (18/19 and 22/23 as of now).
True that we always tend to weight most recent events more than those in the further past. But in fact I disagree that the building of this club has somehow happened at one point in the past and now we're still living from it - as you put it. It's always been a step-by-step procedure.
Why does it matter why Juves spending was badly managed? Maybe you say if they had more clever people to conduct that money they would be better off. I say more clever people probably would have prevented them from cooking the books, outspending competition and thus falsifying several years of Serie A – and not even for the better for them. And again, that's not just me saying it, that's what they are officially accused for by the government and it seems that those accusation have enough legs to get their whole management board retired mid-season.
Too busy writing statements for when we don't win or don't sign any players, so they have ready-to-go ammunition. Tottenham next games will be fun.After good things happen, it gets so quiet in here.
On the game: “A good game but there are situations we can improve. We didn’t have the ability to close the game. It was important to win. We knew we worked well. Today I saw an attentive and good vertical team. It is the first step towards important goals.”
On performance: “Negative experiences make you understand what’s not working. The friendlies didn’t satisfy us and we corrected them. Then finding players of depth has given us something extra. We can face every game with conviction. There are difficulties but we want to claim a lot of points.”
On the Scudetto: “We are racing ourselves. We started off with a win. We know that we are in the middle of important weeks, we will play a lot and we will have to do an excellent job.”
On goals conceded: “We are conceding too many goals from crosses. It’s one of those aspects where we need to improve. Today was an avoidable goal.”
On Leao: “He has conviction and happiness of being here. I always tell him that his growth journey with us is not finished. Today he played a game with exactly the right attitude. Playing like this, he will soon become a champion. He worked continuously and attacked deeply. He worked with the team and for the team. He must continue like this. He must be with us because we are fine and we want to grow together.”
On De Ketelaere: “I liked him today. He’s physically better. The World Cup helped him to train well and also to catch his breath mentally. I’m sure of his qualities. I don’t want to repeat the same things but he has been with us for a few months and he has gone through many changes. Let’s remember Tonali and how much he put in. He is growing and will soon give us great satisfaction.”
Lack of not having a statue at the back.It is our lack of concentration and not having a leader in the back.
Vrancx looks really interesting ngl
Nice of Pioli to give him minutes toofor 10 mill nicely done by Moncada
Ochoa deserves a point or two for himself,Just watched the game - 3 points scoreline could have been more but points are all that matter the team looks determined to make up ground. On to the next game.
Forza Milan ️️
He deserves a medal for bravery put his body on the line only for him it would have been a slaughter. Anyway 3 points for Milan. They move onto the game.Ochoa deserves a point or two for himself,
Yeah, obviously you have to spend the money wisely, not just spend! Under Leonardo, the spending didn't help. Under MM the players like Theo, Leao, Bennacer, Tonali, Tomori, generally all worked out. I think CDK will also come good. I'm not linking the growth of the club to one point. More to to the acquisition of players that MM really wanted (Leao, Theo, Bennacer, Tonali, etc..) rather than cheap stopgaps that they were forced to buy to plug the gaps (Saladmaker, Messias, FBT, Thiaw, Bakayoko...).
What's to cook the books with Milan? [...]
Do you really think last summer transfer allowance was determined as being the right amount for the good of Milan or because Elliott already did the deal to sell the club?? It's almost that you think that all the summer decisions of Elliott were primarily keeping in mind Milan and not their own financial interests!!
We navigate on a restricted budget because we still are in the process of growing out of a disastrous economical situation build over a decade by two different managements and a pandemic. Isn't it normal within that process your team consists of a mix of that?
Besides, Salad and FBT are said to be Moncada scoutings. I think labeling them as stopgap solutions isn't fair, eventhough I agree both of them haven't fruited as well as hoped.
In the meantime we add piece by piece, year after year. Sometimes with great intuition (Kalulu, Giroud, MM), sometimes with less great intuition (Messias, Krunic, Adli).
He was free and wanted to come.Do you know what kind of intuition led to the acquisition of Origi?
Gabbia is not a footballer.Missed Calabria and Saele on the right side. When they subbed in Gabbia whole defense went to shit.
De Keetelare looked good today. Ochoa denied him a few goals.
I think a better format would be to see what effect net spending has had on previous season performance versus this season. I mean Salernitana can spend but being top of the table isn’t their target. Question is are the teams that spend doing better than they were last season?Don't know if this is of interest, but it was fun to make it. I put the net spendings from player trading of this season (earnings minus spendings) of each team in comparision to their relative standings in the table (before todays restart). This is how it looks:
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If we discuss last summers mercato, I don't think the issue might have been spending too little, but rather poorly, especially in hindsight. But then again, we're 2nd in the table, improved our CL run compared to last season and there's still a chance the new players might hit form for the 2nd half, so jury for me is still out with a good chance that this mercato might turn from a slightly negative rating into a positive one. Harsh critics now are definitelly too soon for me.
- Net-spending wise, Elliott/RedBird have spend more than any other team this summer -> If Elliott/RedBird are being stingy, then what are others in comparision?
- Napoli has done extremly well: leading the table by a large margin with a positive net spending (which means they earned more money from player trading than they spent).
- There is obviously no correlance between spending big and getting results.
- Spending cleverly is key, not spending per se.
- Feel free to add other outtakes if you want.
And again: No it's not true Elliott/RedBird don't spend money, especially compared to the rest of Serie A where we've been the most spending club, that's a fact. Sure if you sell someone for 100M, it's easier to go on the market and buy players for 70M and still regist a 30M positive. But if you're talking actual, real spending power, then net spending is the number you should be looking for.