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Leveraged Sellout - The Arsenal Finance Thread

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by Rewinder, Sep 14, 2008.

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  1. Rewinder

    Rewinder Member+

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    Well it seems like the old threads got locked, so I thought I would post this here and perhaps we can keep this focused purely on the finances - since we love to discuss wages etc. - without discussing the board running off with the money.

    Arsenal to announce record profits

     


  2. Realwood

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    I'm convinced that the club at the board level loves to taunt their supporters.
     
  3. DaPrince84

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    people are surprised/making an issue about our wages dropping last season :confused:


    Henry's salary was maybe 40K more than the next highest earner.... Ljunberg as as a high earner as well... this is not a surprise...
     
  4. bigINTERNETTOUGHGUY

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    Plus we have a pretty young squad, and older players to to get paid more.

    That said, methinks rewinder is tempting fate. Kind of like thrice saying "candyman" while looking in a mirror.
     


  5. TheImposter

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    So what happens? Sammy Davis, Jr. appears and sings to you?
     
  6. KevTheGooner

    KevTheGooner Help that poor man!

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    Well, that lasted one post. ;)
     
  7. KevTheGooner

    KevTheGooner Help that poor man!

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    Nice article though. It was a little hard to understand the extent that the stadium finances might be connected the wage/transfer finances, but it confirms that there is money available for building the team.
     
  8. bigINTERNETTOUGHGUY

    bigINTERNETTOUGHGUY Member

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    Bad movie (quite possibly the worst I've ever seen) circa 1992. Apparently you have to say it 5 times...I guess I tried to block out the details.

    [​IMG]

    But since we were directed to keep this thread on finances, I should let you know that it had a budget of approximately $8m and grossed about $27.5m.

    Pretty sure the Board managed to take the money as dividends.

    ;)
     
  9. DaPrince84

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    i watched a bit of part 3 of Candyman last week :(
     
  10. bigINTERNETTOUGHGUY

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    you poor, poor boy.

    but not as poor as the Board...
     
  11. Hyuuga Neji

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    Speaking of finances, I haven't seen a certain poster on these boards for a while now.
    *Knocks on wood
     
  12. bigINTERNETTOUGHGUY

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    Ah WTF...just saw this so maybe I'll tempt fate:

    WHAT'S IN THE KITTY?
    Owned by: Major shareholders - D Fiszman (24.1%), A Usmanov (24%), N Bracewell Smith (15.9%); S Kroenke (12.2%).
    Value: £612m.
    Turnover: £200.8m (to May 2007).
    Profit/loss: £51.2m operating profit.
    Debt: £268.2m.
    Prem TV cash 07-08: £47.04m.
    Summer kitty: £25m+.
     
  13. Silva 5

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  14. mintone

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    Dude there is a cave in St. Paul MN that has a tunnel entrance that is painted just like that bathroom hole in the wall scene where the characters climb into candymans mouth.

    Its kinda freaky if you have certain chemicals in your bloodstream!:D
     
  15. DaPrince84

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    you sure it aint the Larry Craig experience ;)
     
  16. Henry Porter

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    I would be completely happy with this, if we had the depth to have a favorable shot at winning the EPL/CL. Unfortunately, I still don't see that.
     
  17. canadagooner

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    Considering the effluent discharge this past few months, I'm not surprised:D Course he could be resting, sigh
     
  18. ArsenalTexan3

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    Well to make things more interesting: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/sep/16/arsenal?gusrc=rss&feed=football

     
  19. The Grim Returner

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    I sometimes wonder how I've supported this club for 47 years without ever losing a wink of sleep worrying about the finances.
     
  20. bigINTERNETTOUGHGUY

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    barbiturates?

    ;)
     
  21. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

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    Celtic have already released a statement to refute this.

    http://www.celticfc.net/news/stories/news_160908163204.aspx

    No doubt that Lawell is being looked at due to the success he's brought to our club in a financial sense but I can't see him leaving this season.

    Next year is a possibility though.
     
  22. thebigman

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    lets play a little game, guess what the player earns, i cant remember what contract ade signed so im gonna guess around 60?

    i have no idea so im gonna guess for everyone

    ade, gallas, cesc 60
    toure, nasri, vp 40
    sagna 30
    clichy, eboue, almunia 20
    denilson, diaby, djourou, bendtner, walcott 15

    ???
     
  23. TheImposter

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  24. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

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    Lawell isn't leaving Celtic.

    he listened to what Arsenal had to say but decided to stay with us.
     
  25. thebigman

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    wonder why? maybe hes one of the only loyal men left!
     
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