Transfer Rumours Summer Transfer Thread 21/22

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  1. originallambrettaman

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    It seems we're not actually offering any multiple purchases yet, not unless you count the membership.
     
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  2. Evington

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    Happiness is unattainable. At least that what I tell the wife <cheers>
     
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    I didn't know what happiness was until I got married. Then it was too late...
     
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  5. Tigger

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    Season pass holders at Preston can take up to four under 11 year olds with them each match for free.

    They are creating a fan base for the future and paying for it through the merchandise that is bought for the kids.
     
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  6. Des Head

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    All that he's earned is the option of where that money initially goes. It's not like like he's being paid with a finite commodity like titanium or oxygen. He's not depriving anybody of anything. For a start, half of that 370 grand goes straight to the treasury; infrastructure, schools and ****. The other half goes to the myriad industries that he will inadvertently support; architects, builders, lawyers, designers, engineers, manufacturers, nurseries, whatever else. Then all the industries they in turn support. And all their dependants. Then those industries all pay tax on that money again. It's a system that allows us to live in absolute luxury relative to the rest of the world. Even for our feckless, that's why we don't have favelas.

    Should there be starving children on the planet? In this day and age, of course not, but that's not down to Manchester Hunter and the like paying obscene wages. The planet isn't even overpopulated, ****, we throw half of our food away, that's a logistical problem. The resources are there, but the will to spread them around is unfortunately not.

    Money is irrelevant.
     
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  7. Mckechnie Orange

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    It's not irrelevant if you can barely afford to live - tell those people that money is infinite. Yes, it's only a system of exchange, but its all about control of resources and I find the disparity in the way we reward some and not others disconcerting at times.
     
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  8. Shark Sports

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    That's a nice idea but clubs don't make all that much off selling the replica shirts. It's not like we get £20 from each £47 shirt, we get an agreed-upon amount from Umbro based on the number of shirts they expect us to sell. If we're lucky we'll have a small commission on every shirt we sell over the target. It's not like most do the catering in house either, which always surprises me
     
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  9. Mckechnie Orange

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    They should be applauded for keeping one eye on the future supporter base though. I always wondered why clubs don't fill half empty stadia the same way airlines fill flights via variable pricing based on demand for seats. I also wonder how these venture-capitalist owners justify the price of a ticket referencing 'market forces' where there clearly isn't a market for a lot of the empty seats at the asking price.
     
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  10. Shark Sports

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    I think it's a tough one because supply outstrips demand in many grounds across the country which means that the pricing system wouldn't work. Take us for example, you'd buy your ticket last minute knowing that there would still be plenty available and you'd be able to get it dirt cheap.

    I don't see the point of half filled grounds either but I don't think the solution is an obvious one especially when the cost of stewarding is high, a lot of the stewards are agency staff
     
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  11. Mckechnie Orange

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    Seems to be a lot of profit going to middlemen (agencies) and not the clubs.
     
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    Just another part of the race to the bottom.
     
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  13. Des Head

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    Are you referring to people with nowt in this country or those with nowt in yurts, because I can "barely afford afford to live" in this country, yet here I am?
     
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  14. Shark Sports

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    There is but the clubs go for guaranteed income. With the shirts, Umbro/Nike/Adidas etc have the experience and set-up, it can't be worth clubs doing it themselves as none of them do & they get a guaranteed amount. Catering is similar, it's a complete pain in the arse, there's loads of waste too from beer, as some grounds the pipes to the kegs can be hundreds of metres long (hence the high prices).

    Stewarding is horrendous, there's a very high turnover of staff, all need to be trained and most are students. Sticking the responsibility onto an agency makes sense even though it's expensive
     
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  15. Mckechnie Orange

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    Neither, just making the point that plenty struggle to make ends meet at certain times in life, so those people would probably disagree with the whole 'money is Infinite and unimportant' statement.

    If it was then why the need for the huge disparity?
     
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  16. Des Head

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    Fair enough. Though, I'm not convinced there is a huge disparity. Somebody with 1000 times the amount in the bank that I have, does not have a life that is 1000 times better than mine.
     
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  17. Mckechnie Orange

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    Cant argue that wealth doesn't always equate to quality of life, but there's something that sits uneasily with me that 1 % of citizens control 25% of UK wealth whilst there are far more than 1% really struggling.

    That said, globally the disparity is far greater, so I'm still grateful to be born British as opposed to some places where there are far fewer opportunities to earn and live relatively comfortably.
     
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    Although very alarming, your stats totally underestimate the true figures
     
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  19. Mckechnie Orange

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    Quite possibly. Quoting what I believe to be ONS statistics if memory serves.
     
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  20. addistiger

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    Point taken.
     
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