Send your ideas on Pogba, Solskjaer, Granovskaia or anything to…Paul bloody PogbaSo Paul Pogba, having left United on a free, signing once more for a silly quantity of cash, being equally good, injured and a legal responsibility while being paid a silly quantity of cash, goes to depart on a free once more, having tried to leverage a lot more cash out of United, that he’s probably not earned.This threatens to break United’s good work in the switch window this summer season because it’s unlikely {that a} alternative might be drafted on this summer season and United will now be denied the funds a Pogba sale would offer them. None of that’s Pogbas fault clearly, United ought to have set him a deadline to signal that contract and have offered him with loads of time earlier than the finish of the window. At this level, I’d supply him to Real Madrid in lieu of the Varane price (besides they in all probability can’t afford his wages).These try occasions of course, with huge golf equipment in Spain unable to signal gamers and even register the ones they’ve signed, and the champions of Italy having to promote their finest gamers. The winners of have clearly been the oil golf equipment who’ve been in a position to pay £100M for single gamers (City and Chelsea) or signal some of the worlds finest gamers on a free. And Villa clearly.As for United, the incoming enterprise is sweet however to this point we nonetheless have Lingard, Pereira, Jones, Pogba, Mata, Maticin the books. Players of various shades of not ok, previous it and never eager on being at the membership. All the whereas we are able to’t shift these gamers, the rebuild might be incomplete. And with no high quality defensive midfielder we are going to proceed to be miles from a title problem. I really suppose United will go backwards this 12 months and battle it out with Spurs/Arsenal for fourth place.But then Pogba might be participant of the season and lead United to a different treble and be utterly value that remaining season.Ash (not holding my breath) Metcalfe
The final piece of the Ole jigsawWhen individuals look again at Alex Ferguson, the inclination is to have a look at the trophies, however to realize that success, I imagine his biggest power was, effectively, his psychological power.
He was ruthless. No participant was saved too lengthy. If something some have been executed and dusted too quickly, however his full lack of emotional attachment to any particular person over the wants of the crew was with out precedent. Hughes, Ince, Jaap, Ruud, Becks…toast.
And that’s what we have to see from Ole. Would Martial nonetheless be round underneath Sir? Pogba? Any of the fringe gamers?
Ole appears to be a superb man, however we have to see the metal as effectively. That will assist United get to the subsequent degree.Tim
Setting the report on Marina straightWas studying the F365 submit about Marina and her masterclass and needed to set the info straight: I like what she’s executed for membership typically however she’s additionally made ridiculous errors that only a few individuals discover. So right here go my explanations:
1. Stating that promoting fringe gamers/mortgage/academy grads to lift cash for Lukaku and nonetheless be left with a revenue is a complete smokescreen.
2. Chelsea’s squad is heterogeneous – there are just a few gamers at an elite high quality, loads of them Europa or under degree, after which the academy grads. Academy grads are for big half between the different two classes, whereas some could also be elite if performed frequently.
3. Therefore, promoting gamers who may contribute far more than the likes of Kepa, Kovacic, Barkley, Rudiger, Drinkwater, Zappacosta, Emerson at means under market value shouldn’t be a superb technique.  e.g. Ben White price 50m, and Marc Guehi is already at minimal at par with white with ceiling waaaay greater. Ok, his contract ends subsequent 12 months but when I used to be Guehi I ask myself this – would I play forward of Rudiger understanding I’m higher, or would I be benched regardless? He clearly believes his sport time and pathway are higher elsewhere, so he pressured it. He adopted Tariq Lamptey, Jamal Musiala as a result of he knew his value as a footballer and there was no path at Chelsea.
4. Why is there no path at Chelsea? Because from 2015 until 2019, Kante and Jorginho apart, each participant Chelsea signed was poor or common, and value excessive (Kepa price 72m, plus 10m a 12 months in wages). So, any coach is pressured to play these gamers to (hilariously) keep their market worth to search out sellers.
5. If Marina was pretty much as good as portrayed, she’d have offered Zouma who on the market to me is value a minimum of 40-50m, Barkley, RLC who is not any near being a Chelsea common, Zappacosta (he price 25m), Emerson, Alonso, and use that cash to purchase Lukaku. Even higher: she’d have by no means signed these gamers.
6. I’d have mentioned Marina is the finest if she employed coaches who know the high quality of academy gamers now we have, coaches who develop gamers, coaches who don’t demand ridiculously overpriced squad gamers. e.g. She may have merely instructed Conte that if she couldn’t get VVD, Lukaku as he requested, use Zouma and patch up with Costa (or discover an alternate). If she couldn’t get Conte his favored midfielder then persuade him to play Nate Chalobah until we are able to discover one other elite goal – as an alternative, now we have the disastrous 2017 window (adopted by an excellent hilarious 2018 window, the place Jorginho was the saving grace).
7. As the glorious @chelseayouth says frequently, by promoting our prized academy gamers for waaay under market value, we’re asking another person to develop them for us whereas we repeatedly have the behavior of signing mediocre squad gamers. Now, who’s accountable for this mess?
8. On-net spend – I’m baffled that esteemed writers nonetheless quote internet spend per trophy. I work in the discipline of finance, so let me clarify how earnings work: soccer golf equipment are corporations, and like corporations, they earn money in 3 ways – core operations (gate receipts, business, TV), investments (sale of gamers), and financing (cash raised from a financial institution or equipped by house owners). Well-run golf equipment have a gentle stream of working money circulate (e.g. Bayern, Man United). Clubs like Chelsea, City, and PSG are distinctive in the sense not solely have they got house owners whose faucets are perennially open however there’s a willingness to pump in money (financing). A membership’s ambition is measured from at all times gross spend – if a membership persistently spends in the market (an investing exercise), then it reveals ambition. How these investments are funded range membership to membership – and for sustainability, it’s at all times higher for an elite membership chasing trophies to fund investments through operations – because it means the membership is incomes cash from soccer operations having established and is investing the earned cash.
Having mentioned that, funding investments through investments is a great transfer and works provided that the membership has a aggressive benefit – e.g. Chelsea’s nice academy. Else this received’t maintain. Often Chelsea’s internet spend is quoted as Marina’s wins, however right here’s an alternate view: We spent near 1 billion final decade, we additionally offered near 1 billion, our internet spend lower than arsenal. As an e.g. suppose we spend 400m in 4 years funded by 250m of gross sales which is what we do nowadays, the challenge I’ve with Marina is 9/10 of our buys are disasters/very common. So, now we have to promote gamers we shouldn’t have even purchased – and for that she will get the credit score. As an alternate, why not in the 2017 summer season, promote RLC and Chalobah, they play 20 video games a season general and both develop to be Chelsea gamers or fetch a superb value in PL market? Alongside, don’t signal any dross squad – barkleys and ddw, maintain the money and go face to face with Pool for say Allison and VVD – we not solely can afford price, but in addition pay higher wages, plus we simply received a PL and are strengthening the crew. Instead, we mortgage Zouma who’s higher than Rudiger and spend 70m on Rudiger and DDW plus 25m on Zappacosta and 58m on Morata and 40m on Bakayoko. If you don’t do these buys, you save virtually 180-190m, and simply use it to purchase Lukaku, VVD, Allison and maintain the change whereas additionally well utilizing the glorious academy grads as squad choices. So for the love of God, cease giving Marina credit score for all of these.
Also sure, I respect her for a lot of good issues she’s executed, however please be certain, there’s a motive regardless of our skill to gross spend, supply wages, and entice high coaches, our paltry return of 2 PL titles in 10 years with no title challenges principally are widespread. That is as a result of we’ve regressed in phrases of squad constructing by promoting elite expertise from academy or failing to develop them and parallelly shopping for mediocre for inflated costs and wages. If not for the 2019 ban and Covid induced monetary disaster in the 2020 window elsewhere, I’m positive we’d have regressed additional. I hope this insanity stops and we are able to have a transparent pathway to constructing squads, hiring coaches, and sustaining steady money circulate (which we are able to).Aravind, Chelsea Fan.

It’s the begin of somethingWith Messi leaving Barca, on account of them being broke, Real Madrid being solely barely much less worse off, it looks like that is the begin of one thing which can change the panorama of soccer.
Whilst I settle for PSG, City, Chelsea all have billionaire house owners and may afford something, none of them are golf equipment that boys rising up in Brazil, Portugal, Africa… and so on ever dreamed of enjoying for.
Your article on behemoth wages for instance, David DeGea is on his large contract as a result of Real have been after him… that received’t occur once more a minimum of for some time they will’t afford him. Will say “oh I at all times dreamed of enjoying in Qatar” for his subsequent contract dialogue… jog on fella take a pay lower to £150k per week and be pleased with it.
I have no idea what this might be the precursor too, perhaps wage caps enforced by FIFA/UEFA  as we all know they like the Spanish sport to English, German… and so on. But it definitely looks like the begin of one thing. I’m betting that there might be only a few large contracts going forwards, when the present offers expire I anticipate solely the easiest will get the mega bucks after this.
E.G: Pogba, Griesman and their ilk of glorious however not Messi/ Ronaldo ranges…and so on won’t get a pay rise once more in my view.
Anyway unsure I’m sensible sufficient to extrapolate this additional, however It does really feel like a change of important proportions is afoot.
Happy Wednesday allSimon Manchester (If wages and prices do go down, the place would the residual cash be spent?)

Will Messi at PSG even work?I’m bored of all the monetary and contractual BS round the Messi saga. What pursuits me is, how will Pochettino get it to work, if it certainly is in any respect potential to work.
Firstly, every of the MNMs will anticipate to play, and might be anticipated to play by the house owners, but none of them is a pure centre ahead. Messi can play false 9 however is more practical on the proper, Neymar and Mbappe are additionally extra snug roaming huge and chopping inside. Technical compatibility apart, will it work on a private degree? Although Neymar and Messi are mates, Neymar left Barca to get out from underneath Messi’s shadow, and now he’s again in it. He was alleged to be the fundamental man at PSG however he’s already needed to share the limelight with Mbappe, and now there’s Messi too. And what about Mbappe, who has aspirations of being World no.1 and now seems to be like the third wheel in the MNM relationship, and is probably the one who will find yourself enjoying out of place to accommodate the different 2.
Next factor, the solely pure CF in the PSG squad is Icardi. Now, saying Icardi isn’t mates with Messi is an understatement… Messi is an efficient buddy of Maxi Lopez, whose ex-wife is Icardi’s present associate. That is reportedly the motive Icardi hasn’t added to his 8 caps since 2018, as a result of Messi is maintaining him out of the Argentina crew.
So on a technical degree, Icardi is the participant who can convey the finest out of the different 3, however it’s seemingly that he could be sidelined for a mix of private, monetary and political causes (that’s even when he needs to remain and play 4th fiddle in a squad the place he may really feel marginalised). Furthermore, he’s the solely different senior striker in PSGs squad, so the MNMs higher keep match. That’s earlier than even contemplating how little work for the crew all of them (don’t) do monitoring again.
In the finish it should in all probability work effectively sufficient to win Ligue 1 and attain the quarters/ semis of the Champions’ League, if solely as a result of that entrance 3 can produce sufficient magic to negate another shortcomings. But can all of it come collectively in terms of a tight-fought Champions League knockout sport in opposition to a crew of comparable high quality?James, Switzerland
Bashing Messi?Seeing loads of mails bashing Messi, and I don’t imply to be antagonistic, however in the event you suppose the man with 672 objectives, 308 assists and 35 trophies in 778 video games is something aside from a phenomenon, you’re a bit of a software. I additionally don’t suppose anybody who says these items has ever performed soccer, and I don’t even imply top-five league soccer, I imply soccer. If you’ve ever even performed native leagues then you definately’d realise how arduous it will be to get these numbers for fifteen years. But he wasn’t enjoying native league soccer, his hat-tricks have been in opposition to Real Madrid or in the Champions leagues. For fifteen years. Ten league titles.
Also Paul’s mail specifically wants mentioning for its ridiculousness – Messi didn’t have a look at Nelson Semedo and demand that’s the proper again he at all times needed to play with and for Barca to signal him. By all accounts he didn’t agree with the Griezmann signing and it triggered a rift. He additionally disagreed with Barca not doing extra to maintain Neymar. He disagreed with letting Suarez go, so the assumption that he was in cost of switch dealings is means off the mark. The repeated issues that he had with Barca earlier than this contract downside was that the footballers weren’t ok to problem in the Champions League.
The level about him not with the ability to lower it in the Premier League has already been refuted, however severely, in the event you suppose Messi wouldn’t have the ability to rating in City’s annual 5-0 drubbing of Burnley then I don’t get it. Hazard, David Silva, Salah, Fabregas are just a few examples (of which there are various) who excelled in the league regardless of being extra technical than forceful. Foden is one other present instance. The man with the 672 objectives and 308 assists would’ve been nice. In any league. Ever. If somebody obtained these numbers in the Irish league I’d be impressed, and the Irish league is fairly shit.
Also, John’s articles are proving the issues with soccer contracts: one article says Harry Kane ought to by no means have signed the contract with Spurs, one other article complains that extremely paid contracts are given out by golf equipment. The level being that soccer contracts are solely dangerous when both the membership needs to promote the participant, or the participant needs to depart. You may have a scenario the place gamers receives a commission a decrease quantity if sure standards isn’t hit (like appearances or objectives) however then you definately’d have the downside of accidents, loss of kind or supervisor energy – think about Jose had the energy to chop appearances and thereby lower a participant’s wages down. The downside isn’t actually the cash paid in contracts, it’s that you simply’re paying on the future and something can occur in the future – like accidents, loss of kind, loss of mentality or supervisor’s disliking the participant. The mess is in the gamble, not in the contract.James, Galway

Wage/cash facet of the deal…Everyone and their mom – together with myself already – has written in about the Messi scenario, however I might similar to to the touch just a little extra on the complete wage/cash facet.
I wrote earlier than that why couldn’t he signal for a extra “reasonably priced wage”, because it was the opinion I held. Evidently, I used to be a mug and with just a little bit of analysis, I may have discovered about the Spanish Employment Law wherein somebody can’t scale back their wages by greater than 50%. Now, in an effort to defend myself, I believed since his contract expired and he can’t be registered as a result of he’s a ‘new’ participant, then absolutely his contract is null and void, and he can signal for much less? But then he went and signed for PSG, and mugged me once more.
Basically, Messi signed a contract that was value about 50% of the new contract he had agreed to with Barcelona. Which signifies that if potential, he greater than seemingly would have performed for much less. Probably not free of charge like the “no loyalty” idiots are suggesting, however definitely lower than the decreased phrases agreed. And positive, he’s nonetheless getting paid rather a lot of cash at PSG, however it is sensible to maneuver there. Has associates in the squad, shut – or nearer – to the metropolis of Barcelona which he clearly loves and considers house, and is a powerful contender for the Champions League.
Oh, and at last, I believed the complete nonsense about Messi not enjoying in the Premier League was put to mattress already? You may get a Tony Pulis/Sam Allardyce/Sean Dyche hybrid enjoying on the shittest pitch in the nation on the wettest Tuesday recognized to man with a fleet of buses parked on the pitch, and he would nonetheless be unreal as a result of it’s Lionel fucking Messi!Néill, Ireland
Most seemingly bets for the Champions League…Mike, LFC mentioned the two probably bets for CL are PSG and City, as if it was a closed argument. Indeed on the odds they take a straight 1:2 (although PSG perhaps in consequence of Messi), however to me, that doesn’t finish the argument. For starters, neither of these groups have ever received the factor earlier than, so placing them down as bankers appears a bit spurious at finest.The subsequent three on the odds checklist are the three most up-to-date winners – Chelsea, Bayern & Liverpool, all of that are a number of occasions winners, and all of which have glorious groups that are very effectively posed to succeed once more.But of course, they might pay £250k/week in all probability, perhaps £300k at a stretch.I don’t suppose to win extra CLs, PSG is the strongest alternative, however it’s undoubtedly the finest paid.
KC (particularly as there’s no likelihood to pay for Mbappé to remain now) 
Spurs struggling to fill their floor in opposition to the championsJust a fast observe for Barry Fox, who lied yesterday in saying Spurs have been offered out for sport on Sunday in opposition to Man City.
Tickets can be found from the Spurs web site.
How embarrassing {that a} membership can’t fill its glowing new stadium on the opening day of the season, in opposition to the reigning champions.
How on earth do they anticipate to have the highest match day income if there’s empty seats and unused backside filling glasses?PeterB

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