Premier League 23/24 Thread

weasel

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Chelsea sign Kellyman from Villa for 19m. A player who has played six times for Villa and came through their youth system.
Villa sign Maatsen from Chelsea for 35m. Another player, who very coincidentally came through Chelsea's youth system.
Both deals go through days before the deadline.
It's really weird because both players fees go down a pure profit in this year's accounts and the fees get written off ("Amortised" to used the accounting term) over (normally the length of the contract but as Kellyman signed a 6yr deal, it's the maximum allowed by the PL now, ie….) five years. It's ALMOST as if both clubs had problems complying with FFP this yr and with the deadline being Sunday night, they agreed to sell each other a youth team product player they didn't need/want at inflated prices. Thus allowing both to book a large 'profit' in this years' accounts and offset the cost over 5yrs.

Add in Chelsea "selling" their hotels to a company owned by their owners and very conveniently including an ongoing "management fee"….which DEFINITELY wont be for exactly the same amount as the hotels used to make in profit (or possibly more thus allowing the owners to report the hotels as loss making for tax purposes) it's almost as if clubs are taking the utter piss and using any and every trick in the book to get round FFP.

Watch the PL come down on them like a tonne of briiiii……ooohhh, wait. There's more chance of me winning Miss World than those useless ****ers doing anything
 

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It's the bare-faced way Chelsea do all of this, that really tops this off. Awful club, cheating their way around everything. Very disappointing to see a club like Villa joining in with this. Good that the other clubs are starting to pipe up about this...
 

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Agreed. Chelsea are owned by a crowd who made their money in Private Equity (PE) and what they are doing now is straight out of the PE play book. My money is on them using every trick in the book and then in 3 or 4 years time when all the **** is about to hit the fan they will list Chelsea on the stock market, after tarting them up to make them look appealing, and then leave all the mugs who buy shares (probably Chelsea fans) to eat the huge **** sandwich that club will be.

I will have no sympathy with Chelsea fans, they are a hateful horrible shower, but I don't like to see PE boys get away with **** like that time and time again. They, PE, are the evil side of capitalism.
 

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