Discussion in 'Pure Football' started by BigAl, Sep 24, 2010.
£380m t/o and £56m profit
very impressive numbers but they haven't won anything for 5 years ......
They are well placed to kick on though. They've suffered a few years while they sorted out the stadium but are now in a better financial position than their established rivals.
Arsenal and the German clubs will be laughing when the financial fair play rules kick in.
although one suspects this rule will be able to be bent slightly
there is no way UEFA are going to not allow the big lads with debts not compete in their tournaments like
Exactly. Clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Man U are in hundreds of millions of debt. There's no way they'd be excluded.
However, hats off to Arsenal. They've been ran very, very well.
They deserve success and will eventually get it when all the sugar daddies move on
Although there is a transitional phase which will continue over a number of years so the rules don't "kick in" in full for a while yet.
it's stating the obvious but in the last 5 years in England there are not many teams have won anything.
As far as progression goes i would say arsenal have had a successful 5 years, certainly more successful than at least 2 of the teams in that list.
That FA cup win was well worth the outlay for pompey. Heading for div 1 with a bullet and still a shitload a debt.
Some on here saying they'd be happy to win the fa or subbuteo cup if it meant relegation. Great idea.
aye cos they dont spend. wish the papers would stop banging ona bout arsenals super kids. they seem to have new super kids every year and so far not many of them seem to do anything
That's yesterday as far as Sunderland fans are concerned
true..it must be crap for their fans..champions league every year and forced to watch class football..wenger out.
Not sure about that mate, they have a whole raft of, predominantly British, youngsters coming through.
That's what happens when you have had over a decade of top quality youth coaching. When you look at the team they put out in the Carling Cup midweek, it seemed pretty strong but still half of them were young - the even younger ones are out on loan.
Carling Cup is theres for the taking this year
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