June 25, 2011

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The Twohundredpercent Vault: The Maximum Wage And Retain & Transfer

One of the more extraordinary facts to be thrown up by last night’s Premier League match between Blackpool and Manchester United was that one Manchester United player, Wayne Rooney, earns more every week than the entire Blackpool squad does between them. Such are the vagaries of modern football. It wasn’t, of course, ever thus. Until…

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June 25, 2011
Ian

Jack Climbs A Beanstalk While The Giant Pays Transfer Fees With Golden Eggs

Fee-fi-fo-fum! I smell the blood of an Englishman? Hmm, smells like pound sterling…. In a more recent piece for the Financial Times, Simon Kuper informs us that top flight football clubs have rapidly turned the business of player evaluation into a quantifiable pursuit. As opposed to a more personal scouting scheme where a club manager…

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June 25, 2011
Ian

The Twohundredpercent Vault: In Praise Of… Football Grounds With Alan Mullery

Molineux, Wolverhampton. Judging by the brightness of the sunshine and the bareness of the goalmouth, it’s springtime. The camera lingers on the main stand as it fills up with a lone goalkeeper (Mike Stowell, perhaps?) warming up in front of the camera. Finally, a shower of ticker-tape and the team takes the pitch. Welcome to…

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June 25, 2011
Ian
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