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    The cost of relegation?

    Posted by joey diconio on 14/6/2024, 12:23:39

    What would you estimate the cost of relegation to be £150m?

    Loss of television money
    Reduced commercial income
    Loss of the 3rd year of Parachute 🪂 payments
    Reduction in squad value

    Staggering amount

      Re: The cost of relegation?

      Posted by Herts Hatter on 14/6/2024, 12:35:36, in reply to "The cost of relegation?"

      If there is a good thing about being relegated after 1 season it is that we probably did not start to rely on those things anyway. Had we have survived last season the pressure would have been on to spend more this summer and then it becomes more like a Forest situation where when they relegated it will be with a huge bump. In the context of modern football 1 season in 3 in the PL is probably enough for a normal sized club without steroids. Norwich is not a bad model to follow

        Re: The cost of relegation?

        Posted by Just an observation on 14/6/2024, 12:34:14, in reply to "The cost of relegation?"

        I think the better way of looking at
        It is " how much extra have we earnt by going into the Premier League

          Re: The cost of relegation?

          Posted by Fatsy on 14/6/2024, 12:33:30, in reply to "The cost of relegation?"

          I wonder what the cost would have been staying in the premier league.

          Brighton managed to pay back nearly £40m to their owner last year, reducing their debt to £370m.

          The losses clubs make in the championship are staggering, the losses in the prem are mind blowing.

            Re: The cost of relegation?

            Posted by joey diconio on 14/6/2024, 12:42:15, in reply to "Re: The cost of relegation?"

            Yeah itís an insane league but I suppose if you continue to stick to your principles you can be an outlier and make it work, as your Adebayos, Doughtys, Mengis are all probably worth 50% more.

            Letís face it we do stay up with 50% less injuries, you just have to plan and budget assuming the gravy train will go at some point (which 2020 obviously did). The January debate has been done to death so no point revisiting it.

              Re: The cost of relegation?

              Posted by Herts Hatter on 14/6/2024, 12:37:16, in reply to "Re: The cost of relegation?"

              It would have cost us a lot I think because the natural thing to do is start to spend more and that quickly adds up

              Re: The cost of relegation?

              Posted by EastEnder on 14/6/2024, 12:32:28, in reply to "The cost of relegation?"

              Wage bill will be a lot less.

              Policing at games cheaper.

              Not as many prawn sandwiches needed for journos.

              We didn't expect to be in Prem in first place so one years money and 2 years parachute payments is still far money than we expected to have 2 summers back.




                Re: The cost of relegation?

                Posted by joey diconio on 14/6/2024, 12:38:00, in reply to "Re: The cost of relegation?"

                Be interesting with the wage bill etc as assume all have clauses to reduce but as the old song goes ď How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm After they've seen Paree ď

                Re: The cost of relegation?

                Posted by Music Critic on 14/6/2024, 12:30:03, in reply to "The cost of relegation?"

                I don't think we were ever going to stay up there forever mate so that 'loss' was always going to happen at some point. Plus we never had that hypothetical income so is it a 'loss' as such?

                I prefer to think about the reward of getting promoted (about 3-4 years ahead of schedule I'd suggest) in the 1st place

                  Re: The cost of relegation?

                  Posted by joey diconio on 14/6/2024, 12:33:16, in reply to "Re: The cost of relegation?"

                  No I just think itís interesting the brutality of the drop off income wise, and staying up 1 season more makes such a sickening difference.

                    Re: The cost of relegation?

                    Posted by Arnold on 14/6/2024, 14:22:25, in reply to "Re: The cost of relegation?"

                    We'll be back!

                    Re: The cost of relegation?

                    Posted by Music Critic on 14/6/2024, 12:35:40, in reply to "Re: The cost of relegation?"

                    It's a controversial thing to say but that's why parachute payments are necessary*

                    I'll probably be piled on about that but it's an inconvenient truth





                    *but they might have to be organised and administered in a different way

                      Re: The cost of relegation?

                      Posted by Observer on 14/6/2024, 13:40:27, in reply to "Re: The cost of relegation?"

                      I think our view of parachute payments might be a bit different now 😁

                Re: The cost of relegation?

                Posted by Observer on 14/6/2024, 12:27:26, in reply to "The cost of relegation?"

                Itís undisclosed Ö..

                But wonít be near as ruinous as itís been for a lot of others I suspect.

                  Re: The cost of relegation?

                  Posted by Maccacracker on 14/6/2024, 12:31:19, in reply to "Re: The cost of relegation?"

                  Look at is as a gain, we were never expected to get promoted anyway. Quids in.

                    Re: The cost of relegation?

                    Posted by joey diconio on 14/6/2024, 12:30:56, in reply to "Re: The cost of relegation?"

                    Thatís the great thing about how the costs are managed, an absolute disaster for majority of clubs.

                      Re: The cost of relegation?

                      Posted by No T in Lu'on on 14/6/2024, 13:04:34, in reply to "Re: The cost of relegation?"

                      I'm not sure about the never expected to get promoted angle. Since 2021 club have been very public about pushing for play offs. Then play off two years running suggest club were / are expecting to compete for promotion.

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