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Fulham - A Proper Financial Model!

Fulham - A Proper Financial Model!

One of the most pleasing aspects of our little old club having a second great season on the trot is that we play things, on a financial scale, by the book.

We`re not one of those clubs that are prepared to speculate millions jus ton the off-chance we`re going to accumulate success, we`re prepared to pay sensible salaries, chip away at those above and live content that our club will not be doing a Portsmouth, a Leeds or suffer the fate awaiting those who are prepared to spend far more than there revenue provides.

It`s a point that (Sir) Roy Hodgson has picked up on when he`s remarked,

"The amount of money that the top teams are spending increases every year - not just the transfer fees but also wages."

"The chairman has said this week that clubs should not really be living beyond their means and depending on sugar daddies in order to survive."

"I totally agree with that philosophy so it would be unwise of me to say that we should try to break into that top six by breaking the bank."

"Some teams have a massive advantage over Fulham - they have a capacity of 60,000 to 70,000 whereas we have 23,000."

"The existence of the club is more important than short term gain."


And that last line is probably the crux of the matter is it not? Surely the continued existence of our football club is all that matters; the fact that we`re enjoying such success is just reward for the efforts put it!


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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Monday March 22 2010
Time: 4:33PM

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I've tempered my transfer expectations, recently. I'm usually disappointed with who Roy signs, but then he does well, anyway, so what do I know. I would, however, like to see a little more cash than usual spent this summer; not for ambitious reason, but because I think we really need to find a long-term replacement for Murphy. With our style of play, that position is crucial and I'd like to see someone with real quality added.
Teddy_KGB
22/03/2010 16:47:00
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I agree with you on both points, teddy... in the wake of portsmouth falling into administration, and roy continually working the transfer market to near perfection, i have opined to defer to roy on most things in the transfer market... i do believe that we need a replacement for danny, a schemer who will be with the club for a while... i haven't had my eye on him this season, but how is sidwell fairing at villa? he ran the show at reading, but stalled at chelsea as many young talents do... (wright-phillips anyone?) maybe roy could mold him into what everyone thought he could be years ago...
woodysweats
22/03/2010 17:22:00
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Didn't we recently field a team with an average age of over 30, the oldest team fielded in the Prem this season. I think there are a few players that will need replacing in the next two seasons, so it's better to start now
DeuceBigelow
22/03/2010 17:25:00
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I think we should look at O'Hara, he's done very well at pompy this season and in very difficult circumstances and he’s still young, 23 I think. He will probably be their player of the season this year.
Oldwolf
22/03/2010 19:24:00
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I agree about O'Hara. He's probably the most realistic prospect for a club like ours. He's definitely a hard worker, which I think is probably the most appealing quality for Roy. I'd love to move for someone like Hamsik or Misimovic, but that's not realistic for us.
Teddy_KGB
23/03/2010 01:06:00
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I'd also have a look at Chris Eagles. The rumor mill has him being looked at by Spurs, but he's done his fair share of sitting the bench at ManU, so I don't know how inclined he would be to do the same at Spurs. May depend on whether they get 4th or not.
Teddy_KGB
23/03/2010 01:12:00
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dont for get it has taken our own sugger daddy to get us where we are anyway what about developeing someone from within to replace dano say baird or gera power to king mo and sir roy me thinks
truth sayer ffc
23/03/2010 13:46:00
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baird's not attack minded enough, and i don't think gera's really one to pick out the cutting pass... eagles is almost the same way... he's most dangerous with the ball at his feeting attacking defenders, not slicing defences open with his passing... i see eagles as more of a winger than a central player, and we have enough of those at the moment... o'hara could be a good pick up... what about cattermole at sunderland? wasn't he doing well before he got hurt? he's a younger mutt, isn't he?
woodysweats
23/03/2010 17:19:00
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