Joe Kinnear Loses £8m
The latest outpourings from Joe Kinnear are the usual mixture of waffle, half-truths, muddying the waters and blaming everybody else.
One things that JFK obviously wanted to make a point of with regard to transfer dealings was the following;
Of course this is a message that he will have been told to get out on behalf of the owner, in other words – look how much Alan Pardew has wasted and he/they are still crying out for more.
As well as being told to get the message out there on behalf of Ashley, Kinnear hasn’t plucked that £60m figure out of the air but had naturally been fed that as well.
For the record these are the incoming transfers under Alan Pardew in the last 2 years, how much say the manager actually had in terms of who came in, is of course a whole different matter. (The figures come courtesy of www.transfermarkt.co.uk who historically are really spot on with their info)
So the actual spend on transfers in the last two years is £51,594,400
Not an insignificant amount of course but over £8m wide of the mark.
Interestingly, if you add the previous year’s player trading you get the following
Expenditure On Players
A Total Of £63,210,400
Income On Player Sales
A Total Of £63,879,200
In other words, all the signings of the Pardew era have more than paid for themselves, remembering as well that this was a club that was ‘rebuilding’ from relegation to the Championship.
Watch out for my following article analysing all transfers in and out under Mike Ashley….
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