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General Discussion / Re: Recruitment same as last season apparently
« Last post by Statto on June 16, 2019, 08:49:07 PM »
Does anyone seriously think FFC had the option to sign an uninjured Mawson

Again, what evidence do you have that we couldn't?

We signed Mawson from a Championship club. He was hardly a coup, or out of our league.

I'm sure there were equally good CBs out there who weren't injured, that we could realistically have targeted.

And even if there weren't, we'd have been better off with a good CB playing 38 games than a very good CB playing 15 games.
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General Discussion / Re: Recruitment same as last season apparently
« Last post by Statto on June 16, 2019, 08:45:50 PM »
Do actually believe we could have loaned Chambers in early June?

What evidence do you have that we couldn't?
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General Discussion / Re: Recruitment same as last season apparently
« Last post by Statto on June 16, 2019, 08:44:27 PM »
last season when he bought MLM and Seri a little earlier (which proves he gets better value nearer deadline day).

Surely the Anguissa signing on deadline day disproves that theory
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General Discussion / Re: How Many Fulham Sales Records Are To Be Broken
« Last post by Tabby on June 16, 2019, 08:43:59 PM »
From all reports I've seen, Tottenham are bidding around £25 million, the negotiations are for more than that. The doom and gloom around here is immense.
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General Discussion / Re: Riverside Development Update
« Last post by One Martin Thomas on June 16, 2019, 08:43:08 PM »
With the compound behind the Putney Bridge stand why not get that done after the Riverside? Even though I am a massive fan of the Riverside we are developing the only true stand we have. I can’t stand the temporary scaffolding seating in the other 3 stands!
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General Discussion / Re: Recruitment same as last season apparently
« Last post by Statto on June 16, 2019, 08:40:35 PM »
Over the last couple of seasons we've spent far too much money on players that should be better than 'decent' considering what we paid for them: Sigurdsson, Jozabed, Fonte, Seri.

Yes, but we have also made good and bad signings. As I said, we got relegated due to a normal success rate.

A "normal success rate" means the team selling normally get the player value more correct than the buying club.

Have we normally got better value than the selling club? Really?

I'm sure we got good deals for the likes of Aluko and Malone. But does the value we got there exceed the amount we overpaid (versus their current market value) for other players?

For example Fonte, Kamara and Anguissa cost what, £35-40m? I reckon the current market value of those 3 now is about £10-£15m.
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General Discussion / Re: Recruitment same as last season apparently
« Last post by Statto on June 16, 2019, 08:35:50 PM »
A "normal success rate" would mean the three teams that have spend the least will go down.

As you can see that happened last season, of course we all hoped for exceptional performance (like Wolves).

Transfer Spending on Players (since season promoted from Championship)

14   Newcastle United   £151.03m
15   Brighton & Hove Albion   £145.45m
16   Burnley    £126.04m
17   Wolves   £123.18m
18   Fulham   £122.46m
19   Huddersfield Town   £100.72m
20   Cardiff City   £57.48m

Sorry but this table compares teams' spending over different lengths of time, which seems to me a very poor analysis.

You posted a much fairer analysis, which was spending over the last 3 yrs, and IIRC that indicated we should have finished 17th, and not been relegated.

And I retain the strong personal opinion that an even better analysis involves not just looking at league position, but points achieved. To say we finished 19th versus a target of 17th doesn't sound like terrible underperformance - it's only two places after all. But in reality we were a long, long way off 17th, 10 points off ultimately.

As I said in another post, comparing our spending over the last 3 yrs to points achieved, we performed worse than almost all our peer clubs. Yes we should have expected to finish below the likes of Watford and Palace, but not 23-24 points below them.
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General Discussion / Re: How Many Fulham Sales Records Are To Be Broken
« Last post by Riversider on June 16, 2019, 08:33:17 PM »
Never ever has there been an U21 Championship so important to Fulham Football Club as the one taking place this summer , starting in a few days time,
Let's not beat about the bush,  Ryan Sessegnon was woeful last season, borne out by the fact that his value has plummeted in the last 12 months, and the fact that there's not exactly a host of clubs fighting for his signature is there ?
These next few weeks Sessegnon is competing against players of his own age group, it's imperative to Fulham Football Club that he shines like a diamond , if he doesn't we will be lucky if we get £10 million for him, every top club in Europe will have representatives at the tournament,  we all need to hope beyond hope that Sessegnon is a star.
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Good luck to Slav. I will never forget him Thanks for the wonderful memories Slav.  082.gif   :54: 049:gif

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Not a good career move. He's not being very ambitious. Shame really, he did brilliantly with us.
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