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As billionaire 'super-benefactors' fight for the right to own English football clubs, Pay As You Play takes a detailed look at the correlation between success and transfer spending. Tactics, motivation, fitness and luck play a part; but is an expensive squad increasingly essential for success? Which managers have excelled in the transfer market? And who blew their budgets on bad buys? Which clubs punched above their financial weight, and which ones punched well below theirs? What players proved to be great value for their price tag, and who ended up as a shocking waste of money? By converting all Premier League transfer fees since 1992 to current-day prices - using our specially devised Transfer Price Index (TPI) system to give precise 'football inflation' figures - teams could be accurately assessed against one ather, whether from 1993 or 2010. How would the prices paid for Dean Saunders, Roy Keane or Frank Lampard compare with Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney or Robinho? All 43 clubs to have played in the Premier League up to May 2010 are analysed, with ted writers and journalists - including Jonathan Wilson, Gabriele Marcotti and Oliver Kay - also providing their views on the club they support or report on. All in all, it makes for an entertaining and revealing read on the world's most popular game, and its most appealing league.

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Author(s)Gary Fulcher, Graeme Riley, Paul Tomkins
PublisherGPRF Publishing
Date of Publication09/11/2010
SubjectBall Games: Field & Outdoor

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Place of PublicationLeicester
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintGPRF Publishing
Content NoteIllustrations

Width156 mm
Height234 mm

Table Of ContentsContents. Introduction. Part One: The Price of Success. Chapter One: The Rising Cost. Chapter Two: Over- and Underachievement. Chapter Three: The 'Newcastle Effect'. Chapter One Four: Competitive Balance. Chapter Five: Squad Analysis. Chapter Six: Transfer Fee by Age, Position and Nationality. Chapter Seven: The Premier League Age. Chapter Eight: Dead Dreams: Was It Worth It? Chapter Nine: Getting a Start. Part Two: The Clubs. Arsenal, Aston Villa, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackburn, Bolton, Bradford, Burnley, Charlton, Chelsea, Coventry, Crystal Palace, Derby, Everton, Fulham, Hull, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottm Forest, Oldham, Portsmouth, QPR, Reading, Sheff Utd, Sheff Wed, Southampton, Spurs, Stoke, Sunderland, Swindon, Watford, West Brom, West Ham, Wigan, Wimbledon, Wolves. Part Three: The 18 Seasons, 1992-2010. Part Four: The Main Managers. Conclusions. 2010/11 Inflation Projections. Conclusions. Appendix. Season-by-season Tables. Top 200-Ranking Transfers. Managerial Statistics by Club.
Author BiographyPaul Tomkins is the author of several highly-acclaimed football books, and has contributed columns to some of the sport's most popular websites. Dynasty: 50 Years of Shankly's Liverpool spent a full year in the Amazon/FourFourTwo Football Top 10. Graeme Riley is the author of the annual statistical reference book, Football In Europe. This is Gary Fulcher's first book.

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Pay As You Play: The True Price of Success in the Premier League Era

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