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FFP
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
03 September, 2017 23:05
Arsene Wenger admits that Financial Fair Play should be ‘scrapped’ since the rules aren’t being imposed.

Wenger has always been for Financial Fair Play (FFP) but now claims that it should be ‘scrapped’ since it can’t be enforced.

“I wanted FFP initially,” Wenger said on French TV show, Telefoot. “But now I think it should be scrapped. You shouldn’t have a rule that cannot be imposed.”

[dailycannon.com]

He has a point there.

Meaning, it is pointless to compete against Sugar Daddy's teams where you can loaned out a player and then pay the selling club 180-mil euros next season ... like buying a property forward with a down deposit.

Does it means that he is ready to spend 200-mil to 300-mil GBP next season as a final fling to win the title and CL Cup?



When you go home, tell them of us and say
For their tomorrow, we gave our today.
John Maxwell Edmonds

 
Re: FFP
SandyB (IP Logged)
03 September, 2017 23:19
lol, I read someone posted on twitter that Arsenal didn't have money to spend on deadline transfer day coz Wenger brought Mbappe to a gala dinner trying to convince him signing for him. I think he's slightly bitter, if teams like PSG wasn't in transfer market due to proper FFP in place a dinner n a desert could've done the trick! (Sm6)

 
Re: FFP
Optimistic Gunner (IP Logged)
04 September, 2017 00:10
Quote:
Merlion96
Does it means that he is ready to spend 200-mil to 300-mil GBP next season as a final fling to win the title and CL Cup?

No.

You keep hoping for this but it is not gonna happen with Wenger. He won't change.



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Re: FFP
Bergmars (IP Logged)
04 September, 2017 09:38
Cannot believe anyone thought FFP would be implemented and actually work.



A shadow of what we were

 
Re: FFP
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
04 September, 2017 09:41
Quote:
Bergmars
Cannot believe anyone thought FFP would be implemented and actually work.



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Re: FFP
Goofle (IP Logged)
04 September, 2017 11:47
I'm anti FFP.

 
Re: FFP
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
04 September, 2017 14:05
Wenger swore by it though. It was his perfect excuse for not spending money and massively under performing year after year.

"FFP will change everything"

Then it came in and made absolutely no difference what so ever and guess what ... Wenger is still massively under performing year after year.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

 
Re: FFP
younghansolo (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 08:03
FFP is ridiculous, if they were serious, there would be a salary and transfer cap.

 
Re: FFP
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
07 September, 2017 21:32
That is how FFP hurt our transfer dealings is only one of the reason.

The other reason is the mistake Arsene Wenger made by paying high salary to prevent players leaving by buying out their contract when after 27 year old (what Hleb threatened to do) and it rebounces back when players are mediocre and no one wanted to meet their salary expectation.

It also proved the failure of Gazidis to grow our commercial revenues like what ManU, Liverpool, Chelski and Abu Dhabi City did to afford to buy marquee players and paid them to sign.

[bergkampesque.com]

The rule stipulates that clubs whose wage bills are in excess of £67M per annum (Arsenal’s is over £200M) can increase their wage bill for the following season by a maximum of £7M if funded from the Premier League TV rights money. Any wages in excess of the £7M can, however, come from other sources like increased commercial earnings, increased match-day incomes and player transfers.


It is rumoured that Ozil and Sanchez’ new wage demands alone would amount to an increase of about £15M per season. Add to it the reported high wages of Kolasinac and Lacazette and it becomes apparent that some juggling had to be done not to run afoul of the FFP rules. Players had to be shipped out, not only to reduce the net wage bill but also to leave the net transfer outlay in positive territory offsetting the wage bill in excess of the £7M cap. Wenger and Co. were wriggling in a very tight space in this transfer window. There was no room for more purchases without further sales of players. It is believed that the club wanted to sell many more players (Olivier Giroud, Lucas Perez, Jack Wilshire, Mohamed Elneny, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers as well as Carl Jenkinson, Joel Campbell and Chuba Akpom) but were unable to for different reasons. There are plans for more sales during the January window to allow for fresh signings.

As such, the club’s current calculation is based on meeting the contract demands of Ozil and Sanchez. Failure to do so would mean that over £100M in assets will go down the drain at the end of this season. That would be a major stumble in the fierce Premier League race for room at the top that we might never recover from–the true shambles. Hopefully the curtain will soon be drawn on these two nerve racking contract sagas–the sooner, the better.

Do I believe they will sign on the dotted lines? Yes I do. Wenger always gives hints, which somehow are always disregarded because he never makes them sound convincing. He told us at the beginning of the transfer window that he would sign a maximum of two or three players. We disregarded it and kept expecting him to sign five or six. He signed two. After the two signings he told us that more signings would be possible only with more sales. There weren’t enough sales and so there was no other signing. He said that Sanchez would only be allowed to go if there was a good replacement. The Lemar bid fell through, and Sanchez was not allowed to go. Now he is saying that he is 100% certain of Sanchez’ commitment. That’s a hint of what is in the offing.

Sanchez and Ozil are going to sign their mega-bucks deal. That would make them nigh untouchable as every club is wary of the FFP rules on wage cap. Mark that by the beginning of next season they will be heading towards their 30th birthdays and to compete in the transfer market with them if they walk away free would be a new crop of Kylian Mbappes, Moussa Dembeles, Naby Keitas, Jean-Michael Seris, Phillipe Coutinhos and Reiss Nelsons as well as the Lacazettes, Lukakus, Moratas, Asensios, et al. with smaller wage demands. Sanchez and Ozil are smart fellows. They know when to quit the casino.

 
Re: FFP
Ares (IP Logged)
07 September, 2017 22:23
Rubbish

 
Re: FFP
kudzif01 (IP Logged)
08 September, 2017 19:48
Years ago how many people on this board predicted ffp would never work, but it's a shame our manager is inordinately naive about the football world.

Basing any strategy on ffp ever working is a fools errand.Whoever has power dictates terms so why would big powerful clubs except arsenal ever back ffp when it works against their interests.

 
Re: FFP
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
09 September, 2017 09:01
Quote:
kudzif01
Years ago how many people on this board predicted ffp would never work, but it's a shame our manager is inordinately naive about the football world.
Basing any strategy on ffp ever working is a fools errand.Whoever has power dictates terms so why would big powerful clubs except arsenal ever back ffp when it works against their interests.

I dont think even Wenger was dumb enough to pin his strategy hopes on FFP.

It just gave him a good excuse for his failure at the time and for a few years adter until it became evident it would never work.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."


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