Less is More?


” When Fernando Torres played well and scored a goal for Chelsea in its 3-2 FA Community Shield loss to Manchester City on Sunday, it seemed that the $78 million Russian oligarch owner Roman Abramovich had laid out for him 18 months ago was money relatively well spent. When Carlos Tevez did the same for City, his transfer fee – the exact figure of which is unknown but thought to be in the same region – seemed justified too. However, as so often, the success of a portion of a team’s transfers masked the failure of a slew of others.

Transfers are sexy. They keep things interesting. Watching the same clubs field the exact same players year after year isn’t much fun. So thankfully, clubs continually stock up or rebuild or, in the cases of Chelsea and City, completely remake themselves with an entirely new squad of bigger and better players. But transfers flop as often as not.”

Continue reading about why spending less on transfers is probably the way to go.

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