dsr wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:52 pm
This from a man who thinks that ALK haven't taken money out of the club, and that when a business is in financial trouble its assets are worth less? I look forward to hearing more.
The playing assets will diminish if we are losing or do not invest in the squad.
If you pick any one web sites that value players the Burnley squad was worth well over 68 million (it's less now) a couple of seasons ago and I don't see why any creditor would not factor it into any loan.
But you can see the issue facing ALK a lack of investment has left squad with a pre-ponderance of 30 somethings whose value will fall as will their playing performances.
The real issue is the business model. Burnley does not have the population, global reach or socio economic wealth to naturally host a Premiership club over an extended period of time. If ALK think they can adopt a model finding young players and selling them on then good luck it works for virtually no one over an extended period of time. The vast majority of Premiership clubs are from urban areas with large populations.
And you are right this deal has turned the club from a well run provincial club with few debts to one that is anything but...! And the lack of investment in the squad has put at real risk its immediate Premiership status. I would argue that a couple of seasons spending as we have done this season would have seen the squad considerably improved and much more competitive this year.
Nick Pope Apr 19 1992 (28) £13.50m
Bailey Peacock-Farrell Oct 29, 1996 (23) £900Th.
Will Norris Aug 12, 1993 (26) £360Th.
James Tarkowski Nov 19, 1992 (27) £22.50m
Ben Gibson Jan 15, 1993 (27) £6.30m
Ben Mee Sep 21, 1989 (30) £5.40m
Kevin Long Aug 18, 1990 (29) £900Th.
Jimmy Dunne Oct 19, 1997 (22) £540Th.
Richard Nartey Sep 6, 1998 (21) £180Th.
Bobby Thomas Jan 30, 2001 (19) £180Th.
Charlie Taylor Sep 18, 1993 (26) £3.60m
Erik Pieters Aug 7, 1988 (31) £1.35m
Anthony Driscoll-Glennon Nov 26, 1999 (20) £225Th.
Matthew Lowton Jun 9, 1989 (31) £2.25m
Phil Bardsley Jun 28, 1985 (35) £270Th.
Jack Cork Jun 25, 1989 (31) £4.50m
Ashley Westwood Apr 1, 1990 (30) £4.50m
Josh Brownhill Dec 19, 1995 (24) £6.30m
Dale Stephens Jun 12, 1989 (31) £2.25m
Josh Benson Dec 5, 1999 (20) £360Th.
Anthony Gomez Mancini Apr 6, 2001 (19) £225Th.
Mace Goodridge Sep 13, 1999 (20) £180Th.
Robbie Brady Jan 14, 1992 (28) £2.70m
Lewis Richardson Feb 7, 2003 (17) £180Th.
Dwight McNeil Nov 22, 1999 (20) £19.80m
Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson Oct 27, 1990 (29) £2.70m
Max Thompson Feb 9, 2002 (18) -
Chris Wood Dec 7, 1991 (28) £7.20m
Jay Rodríguez Jul 29, 1989 (30) £3.60m
Ashley Barnes Oct 30, 1989 (30) £3.15m
Matej Vydra May 1, 1992 (28) £2.70m
Joel Mumbongo Jan 9, 1999 (21) £270Th.