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eastynh last won the day on November 19 2016

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  1. Football 17/18

    Well City had to give Manchester City Council, Maine Rd in exchange for the Etihad. The council then sold Maine Rd to property developers for quite a tidy fee. The land was used to build affordable housing for the local people in the area. On top of that City had to pay 20 million to have the stadium renovated into one fit for purpose for football. Now City pay the council for the lease of the stadium. It is estimated at over 5 million pounds a year. In 2014/15 it was 4.3 million as you can see clearly from the link I have posted below. The link is from MCC who gave out the figures under the freedom of information act. The increased revenue now comes from the increase of stadium capacity. Initially the lease was for 2-3 million a year. City have been in the stadium now for over 10 years. A conservative estimate would be that City have paid the council 35 million in rent over the last 13 years. If you say City valued Maine Rd at 20 million (a reasonable figure considering the housing developer sold 450 houses at an average of 125000 ), the over the last 13 years it has cost City at least 75 million (it will be a lot more than that due to stipulations into the council receiving money for the naming rights deal). City are also responsible for every other cost associated with the stadium. The stadium cost 110 million and City have a 250 year lease on it. It is an absolutely fantastic deal for the council and the local people. Let's be honest here, City could afford to buy the stadium outright quite easily. They choose not to do so because it would not be beneficial to the local community in comparison to the current agreement. This is because Sport England would receive 2 thirds of any sale fee as they initially invested 77 million into the build. The council keep all the lease money on the agreement all the money is then invested back into the local community. City also own all the land surrounding the stadium. The training complex which was built on contaminated land cost just as much as the stadium. City have totally transformed what was a shit hole of a local area (I know this as I live 1.2 mile away from the ground. The deal for the stadium is nothing short of a resounding success. It is a great deal for the council, the local people and Manchester City. As for your snide financial doping comment, it just reeks of bitterness. Yes City got lucky, there is no hiding away from that but they have fully capitalised on their bit of luck. The value of the club and assets far exceeds the investment that has been put in. The club now run at a profit, they do not pay the highest wages and our record transfer is KDB at 55 million. They also play beautiful and enertaining football. That is absolutely no basis in 2017 for your financial doping jibe. 8 years ago the club had no other choice than to invest heavily. You don't go from also rans to consistently challenging without a lot of investment. Yet them days are long gone. The established elite have had their noses put out and they do not like it one bit. Fuck them. Also Gary Neville tweeted that united have spent 660 million on transfers since Taggart left the club. Why is that alright but not OK for City? https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/commercial_terms_of_etihad_stadi
  2. Football 17/18

    Manchester City are self sustainable :-D
  3. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    I am already going to see them in Amsterdam in January and Berlin in July. Have always fancied IOW but its a bit of a treck.
  4. Football 17/18

    Makes no difference, I expect City to spank United with or without Pogba.
  5. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    Are there day tickets for IOW? I only want to go for the Saturday really.
  6. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    Are Depeche Mode nailed on? i have just booked to go see them in Berlin, on the final date of the tour. I would fancy IOW though if they were to make an appearance as i have never seen them at a festival.
  7. Football 17/18

    Delph is playing left back. Compare him to DeBruyne or Silva who are playing in a similar position. Henderson is poor as a defensive midfielder and poor as an attacking midfielder. He offers absolutely nothing Delph could not do. in fact Delph is more versatile.
  8. Football 17/18

    His stats are crap. From watching him with my own eyes he looks crap. He would not get in one other top teams midfield. He has one assist and 14 key passes in 10 matches. Thats not good no matter how you try and dress it up.
  9. Football 17/18

    No Delph is playing Left Back so you would not expect him to. He has also only played 7 games so his not have the numbers yet. He does have a far higher pass completion % though. He also has the same number of assists and goals scored even though playing as a defender. Now I got the figures from Sqwaka. On there it is saying that Henderson loses far more tackles than he wins, does not assist or score, has an 80% pass completion rate. That is abysmal for a central midfield player. Now stats do not tell the whole story, I like to go off what I see. Jordan Henderson is not a great midfieldet and would not get in any of the top teams midfields.
  10. Football 17/18

    I can't see him on any top lists for passing or assists. In fact his pass completion rate is 80%.
  11. Football 17/18

    Henderson offers absolutely nothing. He can't pass for toffee. He is not a patch on Delph.
  12. Football 17/18

    Fabian Delph is far better than either Henderson or Livermore. If he continues to play well for City and stays free of injury then he should go to the world cup.
  13. Got any gigs coming up?

    Depeche Mode on Friday The Charlatans next month James next month Depeche Mode in Amsterdam, in January.