The Premier League’s Day Of Madness


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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11 Responses

  1. DaveWestAUs says:

    The ‘NASTY Fungusface’Ferguson got his way again!!! Thwarting LFC’s of signing Charlie Adam ! He obviously got into the ear’s of Blackpool’s Holloway & their ‘board’when Man Utd played at Bloomfield Rd last week!
    Ferguson is ‘OBSESSED’ with trying to stop any progress being made by LFC!

  2. admin says:

    Worth pointing out that, had Liverpool actually paid £14m for Adam, it would have paid (at their current rates) Blackpool’s wage bill for the next two seasons.

  3. Tim Vickerman says:

    How much did Barcelona sign David Villa for? I know it’s not that simple but still …

  4. admin says:

    Well, I had thought that the saving grace on the Carroll deal might be that his contract would be cheap on account of what he was on at Newcastle. But then I saw the reports saying that he’ll be on £80k per week. That message about being “pushed out of the door”, presumably, still stands and it is merely a coincidence that he is tripling what he earns.

  5. Rob says:

    With regards to the ‘where is all this money coming from question':

    * £100 million came from Chelsea, that is, £50 million which was spent twice, first by Chelsea then by Liverpool

    * A further £87 million came from the collective back pockets of Lerner, Abramovich and the Man City owners, of which Sunderland re-spent £6million

    That’s £137 million of money from 3 sources accounting for £197 million of the £220 million headline figure. This leaves only £23 million amongst the rest of British football combined…

  6. Rob says:

    Actually, I forgot that Villa also spent £6million on Makoun. So that actually makes it £143 million from 3 sources, accounting for £201 million spent, and just £19 million amongst the rest of the country.

  7. Neil says:

    Rob – don’t forget the £18M that Villa spent on Darren Bent..

  8. maliniok says:

    Pedant’s space: neither ‘pace’ nor ‘power’ are adjectives.

  9. admin says:

    Sorry, yes, adverb.

  10. TomF says:

    Completely agree that it has been a mad January transfer period. It is almost as if Carroll’s young age has bumped the price up as there is a twisted logic that suggests that if Liverpool were to get 5 good years out of him they could (conceivably given the amount spent in this window) sell him for a profit. Of course, the “if they get 5 good years” is a big one and at the heart of the gamble.

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