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Pay As You Play: The True Price of Success in the Premier League Era By Paul Tomkins

Pay As You Play: The True Price of Success in the Premier League Era
by Paul Tomkins

Football/Soccer. A unique analysis of all Premier League spending between 1992 and 2010, and the performance of the major clubs and managers in relation to their outlay. How much does it cost to achieve success in the modern era?
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Pay As You Play: The True Price of Success in the Premier League Era Summary


As billionaire 'super-benefactors' fight for the right to own English football clubs, "Pay As You Play" takes a detailed look at the correlation between success and transfer spending. Tactics, motivation, fitness and luck play a part; but is an expensive squad increasingly essential for success? Which managers have excelled in the transfer market? And who blew their budgets on bad buys? Which clubs punched above their financial weight, and which ones punched well below theirs? What players proved to be great value for their price tag, and who ended up as a shocking waste of money? By converting all Premier League transfer fees since 1992 to current-day prices - using our specially devised Transfer Price Index (TPI) system to give precise 'football inflation' figures - teams could be accurately assessed against one another, whether from 1993 or 2010. How would the prices paid for Dean Saunders, Roy Keane or Frank Lampard compare with Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney or Robinho? All 43 clubs to have played in the Premier League up to May 2010 are analysed, with noted writers and journalists - including Jonathan Wilson, Gabriele Marcotti and Oliver Kay - also providing their views on the club they support or report on. All in all, it makes for an entertaining and revealing read on the world's most popular game, and its most appealing league.

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Sku
GOR003235552
Title
Pay As You Play: The True Price of Success in the Premier League Era
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
GPRF Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
340
ISBN 10
0955925339
ISBN 13
9780955925337
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N/A
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