loicremy1When Loic Remy moved from Nice to Marseille the deal was initially brought to a halt when during the medical it was discovered the player has a heart defect.

However, after further tests the player was passed fit to continue playing football and subsequently completed his move.

When assessing the player for insurance purposes it is alleged there could be issues to be ironed out relating to insurance.

The heart problem is rumoured to be a factor in putting off clubs such as Arsenal and Spurs who have been linked with Remy in recent times.

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Newcastle have of course gone down the route of taking calculated gambles on players who were either injured when we bought them or who had ongoing injury worries.

Demba Ba’s much talked about ‘knee problem’ has proved to be certainly no barrier to his success on the pitch at Newcastle.

Hatem Ben Arfa eventually made a full recovery after United completed his permanent transfer, while the player was still recovering from his shocking double injury of a broken tibia and fibula.

On the other hand the signings of Dan Gosling and Sylvain Marveaux have brought little or no return for Newcastle’s investment.

Mike Ashley looks to have come out on top so far with this calculated risk taking on certain signings, will Loic Remy prove to be another Ba/Ben Arfa?

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wor monga
wor monga 5pts

Hey man LeazesEnder… why not get interested in football for a change instead of having your unhealthy obsession with the money (like Ashley before the reformation)?…

...those figures you’re quoting there mean nothing at all…because the value of players is governed by the ‘Laws of Supply and Demand’…

...and just wait a few more days to see it yourself in operation for yourself…remember Andy Carroll???

LeazesEnder 5pts

Here is another figure for you, from all of the players in this league, the value of players in  the premiership table, from transfermrkt.com....

Where do you think the first United player comes?  top 20? ...No ..... top 40?....NO.....60?....No.....

74th place and its Sissoko (based on objective valuation not cost)

That's quite Interesting

And a table showing the value of each squad will have us.... at ....you've already guessed....10th

Bean 1
Bean 1 5pts


I'm with you on this one Leazes Ender. I won £631 at the bookies on Saturday but my mate won £820.


LeazesEnder 5pts

@Bean 1 @LeazesEnder No you're not and no you didn't.....

Overall it is the value of your squad which you should measure, not how much you spend in the window!

.... and your relationship with the bookie.... I know who will be the happiest!

Bean 1
Bean 1 5pts

@LeazesEnder @Bean 1 

I have never measured football by how much the team is worth, only by how I feel when I leave the ground after the match. If I've seen a good game and the team have put a shift in, I leave happy, regardless of the monetary value of the team.

No wonder you're so bitter if you only enjoy watching numbers on a spreadsheet instead of a good game of football. Oh, I did win £631 at the weekend but my mate didn't really win £821. And as for the bookie, if he can afford to live on the £5 accumulator I put on once a week, then fair play to him. 

Steve1221 5pts

You really place a lot of value on that website dont you.

v0ices 5pts

@LeazesEnder be interesting if they showed net spend since ashley arrived i think it would show the club still in the black.

Bean 1
Bean 1 5pts

@v0ices @LeazesEnder 

Of course we're in the black, that's how they've been able to get away with the net spend without breaking the Fair Play rules. There's no point dwelling on the past and spouting facts and figures about how bad things have been, we are all well aware of that. The point is, someone has decided we need to do something about it. (and I'm in no doubt it is self preservation on Ashley's part as he messed his pants with our flirtation with relegation AGAIN). But the fact is, for whatever reason, we have spent a bit of money and I've quite enjoyed the by product thus far. 

LeazesEnder 5pts

@Bean 1 @LeazesEnder oh really, congrats then....I do the accumulators as well last week I took five draws in the prem, including United at Manchester, unfortunately I was let down by West Ham, I got £3.50....

I'm not miserable or nasty, I don't know where you get that idea from?