Just as well he's not been around too long because Arsenal used to be not as big as they are now. With Manchester United and Liverpool being the big guns, depending how far back you wish to go. Last time I looked Liverpool won the most silverware, no idea if this is still true now.
I'm not so sure. They'll be getting:
- prize money
- TV coverage money from Sky
- season tickets and gates
- merchandise sales
- their ground is a hotel (!!)
So I reckon they'll have a fair income. If they do end up with a deficit (expenditure > income) I'm pretty sure someone will prop them up with loans/underwriting (a la most clubs in fact), because they're pretty much guaranteed a load of the above monies in the future too.
they had all of that before Roman came along and were in mountains of debt, surely if he left they would be left with the same problem, the only differences being a greater wage bill but they would be left with more sellable assests.
Man Utd are still the club with the most money and in the tables Chelsea are about 5th behind both Man Utd and Arsenal!!!
Yup Liverpool still the most successful club in English football having been champions the most times,won the FA cup more times than any other team (Man U in second place) and comfortably top in terms of European trophies.
Religion is not a motivation, simply an excuse. Consider the trouble which may follow an Old Firm game as little more than a more historically aware equivalent to the type of hooligan conflict you would get between teams such as Millwall/Cardiff/Chelsea.
but once again, Sven has cemented his place in the first 11, and suggested that wright phillips will play on the left, which is silly imo.
but i dont think Beckham will be dropped whilst Sven is in charge
Personally I'd go Downing, Gerrard (capt), Lampard, SRPhillips, for next month against Holland.
GO check your stats and see which team spent more this season, Barcelona or Real. then look for a bed and sleep...
ahead of beckham id have gerrard, lampard, rio, neville and sol campbell. beckham is a world class player on his day, he is not a leader.
No doubt SW phillips and downing are excellent players, but i wouldn't push them into the deep end, especially downing who doesn't have Cap yet.....He will soon tho!!!!!!
Premiership and international level are very different for example, Beattie, Andy cole, Robbie fowler and Vassell are good at premiership levea, but can't step it on at international at. Your playing in a different team against different oppositions, you don't know the game, playing style of your team mates.
I would give WP and downing 10-20 mins max per game, and if they perform well, then give them more mins or hand them a full debut.
my starting midfield would be joe cole(he's possibly england's best player on the left!!!) lampard gerrald and beckham.
The feud would be interesting/amusing if they were contesting at the very top of the league, but as they're being owned, it's just daft.
A while ago now, but £420...
Andy Robinson also insisted that he was not looking to lure any of the Rhinos stars over to the union: "It's important this relationship is built on trust," he said. "We'll be totally open with each other. We're not here to sign Kevin Sinfield and Danny McGuire."."