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I agree that if we stay down then there will be major sales of most of our prime assets in terms of Raya, Henry, Dasilva and Toney.

Hopefully we can buy astutely as normal but what also worries me is that it’s hard to think of prime saleable assets in a couple of years time.

God knows how much value Mbeumo has lost and I’d be surprised if we hadn’t banked on doubling or maybe even tripling our initial investment in him. That’s not on the cards unless he somehow recovers his form next season.

I’m also hard pressed to think of many who might command a large fee in the future.

Maybe Forss, Gunnarsson and Sorensen but not many others.

Yeah I agree he was likely identified as one of our "profit players". Whilst he has lost form which hopefully returns I reckon it's a business decision to continue playing him for the reasons you mention. This summer is ok in the sense Ivan, Josh, Rico, Raya and maybe Norgaard will all bring huge amounts of money into the club. You could be looking at £70 million there. This is when I suspect we'll reset and instead of reinvesting much of that we'll identify potential and promote more of the B team, reducing our wage bill. We dreamt of being a Norwich, our next aim might looking at becoming a Bristol City; mid table championship club aiming for that 6th spot every season. The hope would be we can remain around mid table and not put ourselves at risk of falling further down the league.
 

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Not Watkins / Benrhama money but we might get a bit for Janelt. If Baptiste can get and stay fit then you there's still some unrealised potential there. But yeah agree, the cupboard looks a bit bare. Can't imagine post-Covid losses the money will be there for adventurous acquisitions this summer, just a few lower division punts to flesh out the squad.
Toney will be worth something though. A nice lower division punt :cool:
Rico.

Beyond that....
 

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I'd say Toney will go as will Rico...Raya has played himself out of a move and JDS I think still isn't ready for a step up just yet.As always depends how our recruitment is and when we've shopped in these shores we've done pretty well
 

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Toney will be worth something though. A nice lower division punt :cool:
Rico.

Beyond that....
As per NLBs post, what’s next on the conveyor belt after Toney, Henry and DaSilva. No one doubts we’ll get serious money for the first and at least semi-serious money for the other two.
 

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Raya has played himself out of a move

certainly you’d think only Arsenal interested, and don’t know how that plays. Cana didn’t get him last summer and had to settle for Runnarsson who’s now been drummed out. Maybe he has more leverage because of that, but this season won’t have helped his case.
 

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As per NLBs post, what’s next on the conveyor belt after Toney, Henry and DaSilva. No one doubts we’ll get serious money for the first and at least semi-serious money for the other two.
Maybe we've not signed them yet...a year ago we didn't have Ivan and JDS wasn't even a regular at the start of last season
 

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I agree that if we stay down then there will be major sales of most of our prime assets in terms of Raya, Henry, Dasilva and Toney.

Hopefully we can buy astutely as normal but what also worries me is that it’s hard to think of prime saleable assets in a couple of years time.

God knows how much value Mbeumo has lost and I’d be surprised if we hadn’t banked on doubling or maybe even tripling our initial investment in him. That’s not on the cards unless he somehow recovers his form next season.

I’m also hard pressed to think of many who might command a large fee in the future.

Maybe Forss, Gunnarsson and Sorensen but not many others.

I personally think if we were to sell Mbeumo we would get at least what we paid for. His age, his record last year and also in part his stats this year. Not got the goals but he has the assists.
 

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We have still got a hellva chance of going up. I for one looking forward to seeing BFC 21/22 accounts.
 

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These accounts are to the end of June 2020. If I remember right from previous stuff on here all clubs now have to financially report over the same date period.
These accounts as with ever other club would have not been substantially affected in any way. Most clubs ( except premier league are around 50 % season ticket holders. What was it about 9 games played after the first lock down ? If we say 6000 tickets per match 5 of which could have been at home. Say £ 30 a ticket, that’s about £ 800,000 income lost ( I’m not counting food, beers etc as these would have been cancelled and will be negiliable in these figures.

it this years account for all clubs that will show the big, big holes. We know all clubs in our league run at so sort of loss, with shortfalls made up by the owners chasing the bid prize. How many of these clubs sold 50 million pounds worth of talent ( premier league relegated clubs excepted ) at the end of last season ?
contracts with players have been honoured by all. Last season the lower leagues i think 2000 players were out of contract and released. Economically new player contract salaries have to be less, clubs have large cash holes, they will be forced to let players go or offer much reduced contracts.

We may be forced to sell to cover, honour ongoing contracts but others will be in a much worse position. Not just here but football across the globe will be under enormous pressure.

All this data we have on players around the world, please don’t think for one minutes we don’t also have all the financials on all the clubs and their owners that we may or may not be in negotiations with. We will be fully prepared, much more than most.

This I believe will offer opportunities, who best to have steering the ship in troubled times ? Calm, clear thought processes, yes the numbers may change, the model may be adapted but I back our guys to be in front and ahead of these changes than most if not all other clubs around us. The club will know how we have been affected and be able to apply this and use it. It’s business that’s all, an emotive one certainly, but the people in control at Brentford will keep calm heads.

Out of every negative situation comes opportunities. It may take a couple of more years due to parachute payments become an even larger influence but we will get there.
 

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This is bloody depressing reading. People speculating what we might get for the squad rather than than enthusing over the possibility of promotion. Do you think Swansea, Barnsley, Reading and Bournemouth are getting excited over how much they might sell the team for?
 

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These accounts are to the end of June 2020. If I remember right from previous stuff on here all clubs now have to financially report over the same date period.
These accounts as with ever other club would have not been substantially affected in any way. Most clubs ( except premier league are around 50 % season ticket holders. What was it about 9 games played after the first lock down ? If we say 6000 tickets per match 5 of which could have been at home. Say £ 30 a ticket, that’s about £ 800,000 income lost ( I’m not counting food, beers etc as these would have been cancelled and will be negiliable in these figures.

it this years account for all clubs that will show the big, big holes. We know all clubs in our league run at so sort of loss, with shortfalls made up by the owners chasing the bid prize. How many of these clubs sold 50 million pounds worth of talent ( premier league relegated clubs excepted ) at the end of last season ?
contracts with players have been honoured by all. Last season the lower leagues i think 2000 players were out of contract and released. Economically new player contract salaries have to be less, clubs have large cash holes, they will be forced to let players go or offer much reduced contracts.

We may be forced to sell to cover, honour ongoing contracts but others will be in a much worse position. Not just here but football across the globe will be under enormous pressure.

All this data we have on players around the world, please don’t think for one minutes we don’t also have all the financials on all the clubs and their owners that we may or may not be in negotiations with. We will be fully prepared, much more than most.

This I believe will offer opportunities, who best to have steering the ship in troubled times ? Calm, clear thought processes, yes the numbers may change, the model may be adapted but I back our guys to be in front and ahead of these changes than most if not all other clubs around us. The club will know how we have been affected and be able to apply this and use it. It’s business that’s all, an emotive one certainly, but the people in control at Brentford will keep calm heads.

Out of every negative situation comes opportunities. It may take a couple of more years due to parachute payments become an even larger influence but we will get there.
I’m note sure how much Covid affected us in this set of accounts. From what I remember we had sold out the remaining games and most fans decided to let the club keep the money so I doubt we would have lost a lot on revenue. Possibly just away ticket revenue.
 

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I’m note sure how much Covid affected us in this set of accounts. From what I remember we had sold out the remaining games and most fans decided to let the club keep the money so I doubt we would have lost a lot on revenue. Possibly just away ticket revenue.
We only had about 6,000 ticket holders so we lost out 5,000 fans revenue for those six (?) games.
 

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We only had about 6,000 ticket holders so we lost out 5,000 fans revenue for those six (?) games.
We didn’t. We had pre sold most of the remaining games given these were the last few games at Griffin Park.
 

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We didn’t. We had pre sold most of the remaining games given these were the last few games at Griffin Park.
Just to clarify, some fans buying home single match tickets got refunds. Away fans tickets 1,800 x 6 were refunded also, which makes up the 5,000.
 

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We didn’t. We had pre sold most of the remaining games given these were the last few games at Griffin Park.

6000 season tickets to 11000 sold for the following season, 5000 x £500 = an increase of 2.5 million income, most of which was left to roll over.
 

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We didn’t. We had pre sold most of the remaining games given these were the last few games at Griffin Park.
People got refunds for these tickets. I did for extra tickets I bought for my family members for the WBA last scheduled evening game at GP.
 

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We didn’t. We had pre sold most of the remaining games given these were the last few games at Griffin Park.
Everyone got refunded automatically AFAIK. I don't remember an appeal to donate money to the club. I had some matchday tickets purchased and was refunded without asking.
 

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Everyone got refunded automatically AFAIK. I don't remember an appeal to donate money to the club. I had some matchday tickets purchased and was refunded without asking.
Apologies es stand corrected.... it’s been a long year, I couldn’t remember if we donated our ticket money on return for I follow.
 

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Just to clarify, some fans buying home single match tickets got refunds. Away fans tickets 1,800 x 6 were refunded also, which makes up the 5,000.
Fair enough. For some reason I thought fans had the option of letting the club keep the money in return for I follow access.
 

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This thread is about Club accounts not iFollow.
 

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This is bloody depressing reading. People speculating what we might get for the squad rather than than enthusing over the possibility of promotion. Do you think Swansea, Barnsley, Reading and Bournemouth are getting excited over how much they might sell the team for?
Exactly.

Sounds like everyone has completely written-off our chances in the Play-Offs, indeed most cannot even bring themselves even to type the bloody words.

Well, England finally got over their penalty shoot-out hoodoo, Liverpool won the title after 30 years of agonising and I think the UK can win Eurovision again before I snuff it.

(Sorry, got a bit carried away there... 😳)
 

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This is bloody depressing reading. People speculating what we might get for the squad rather than than enthusing over the possibility of promotion. Do you think Swansea, Barnsley, Reading and Bournemouth are getting excited over how much they might sell the team for?

Our owners?. Absolutely 100%. It’s the name of the game for them, it’s what they’re all about, we’re the ultimate selling club, our owners are basically live stock farmers with humans.
 

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Our owners?. Absolutely 100%. It’s the name of the game for them, it’s what they’re all about, we’re the ultimate selling club, our owners are basically live stock farmers with humans.
How would you do it then?
Our owner, who is a fan the same as the rest of us, still puts in a few million each year to keep us going. That's with the sales. And a new stadium.
£103m & counting i think it is
 

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How would you do it then?
Our owner, who is a fan the same as the rest of us, still puts in a few million each year to keep us going. That's with the sales.
£103m & counting i think it is

Sign a player around 20 years old, on a 4 year deal, spend a year coaching him up to a decent standard, get a year and half out of him, sell him for double what we paid for him, with a 25% sell on, once he’s only 18 months left to run. It’s the only we can operate using only the money we generate. After 2 years with us, clubs cheating FFP come in and offer them wages we’ll never be able to match, so we have to sell and start again.
 

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Sign a player around 20 years old, on a 4 year deal, spend a year coaching him up to a decent standard, get a year and half out of him, sell him for double what we paid for him, with a 25% sell on, once he’s only 18 months left to run. It’s the only we can operate using only the money we generate. After 2 years with us, clubs cheating FFP come in and offer them wages we’ll never be able to match, so we have to sell and start again.
Unique
 

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Sign a player around 20 years old, on a 4 year deal, spend a year coaching him up to a decent standard, get a year and half out of him, sell him for double what we paid for him, with a 25% sell on, once he’s only 18 months left to run. It’s the only we can operate using only the money we generate. After 2 years with us, clubs cheating FFP come in and offer them wages we’ll never be able to match, so we have to sell and start again.
Isn't that exactly what we are doing now? lol
 

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Not if you’re owner is having to pump in money, and your able to offer players contract extensions they’re willing to sign.
It doesn't work like that though.
Even if we were able to pay Ollie & Said £60/70k a week (or whatever they are on now) they would have gone to the PL.
I don't quite get what you're saying.
To be sustainable & competitive we need to bring in transfer fees
 

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It doesn't work like that though.
Even if we were able to pay Ollie & Said £60/70k a week (or whatever they are on now) they would have gone to the PL.
I don't quite get what you're saying.
To be sustainable & competitive we need to bring in transfer fees

You bought Ollie from Exeter, you had him on a 4 year deal, after 18 months the whole world knew he was going to be top draw, so other clubs started circling, what you did was sign him on another 5 year deal. By absolutely smashing your wage cap, what we would have done is sell him to Brentford for £4M because theirs absolutely no way in this world we’d be able to keep him without outside investment.
 

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To be sustainable & competitive we need to bring in transfer fees
Agreed. We cannot survive afterwards. The DoFs are key men in making sure that we survive.
 

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You bought Ollie from Exeter, you had him on a 4 year deal, after 18 months the whole world knew he was going to be top draw, so other clubs started circling, what you did was sign him on another 5 year deal. By absolutely smashing your wage cap, what we would have done is sell him to Brentford for £4M because theirs absolutely no way in this world we’d be able to keep him without outside investment.
Where does this nugget come from?
 

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he'd also never go to the top flight from league two....and if we smashed our wage bill by even a couple of million we more than made that back when we sold him..imo exeter are just living off how we improved him
 

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he'd also never go to the top flight from league two....and if we smashed our wage bill by even a couple of million we more than made that back when we sold him..imo exeter are just living off how we improved him

Ho yes definitely, was 100% the right thing to do, it was always going to work out, the risk was minuet, everyone knew he was only going to get better, that’s why good clubs we’re queuing up for him. We’d still have sold him for a few million quid and a sell on, rather than break our wage structure, because that’s how we’re run.
 
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Ho yes definitely, was 100% the right thing to do, it was always going to work out, the risk was minuet, everyone knew he was only going to get better, that’s why good clubs we’re queuing up for him. We’d still have sold him for a few million quid and a sell on, rather than break our wage structure, because that’s how we’re run.

We didnt 'smash our wage structure' to sign OW.
 

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People got refunds for these tickets. I did for extra tickets I bought for my family members for the WBA last scheduled evening game at GP.
I didn’t get a refund on my season ticket for the last five matches. I think there may have been a tie up with free view or it’s equivalent, whatever it’s called. Maybe I should have asked, but I didn’t. It doesn’t bother me cos mine is at seniors rate in the first place( i.e. discounted), plus I had good value entertainment last season anyway!
 
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What’s your wage bill compared to your income bang on 100% or more ?.

Was our wage structure once aligned 100% with our income?
 

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Was our wage structure once aligned 100% with our income?

It should be ?. Otherwise you’ve smashed, and when you re-signed Watkins you’ll have smashed it even more. And by a fair bit to keep a player like him I would have thought.
 

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What’s your wage bill compared to your income bang on 100% or more ?.

We pay way more in wages than we bring in and try and cover it with transfer fees, it's not complicated. When we fail (because of Covid or otherwise) we have a generous owner to help out, but we have managed it well enough that we are well within FFP limits.

The new stadium means I expect MB hopes we will be able to more or less break even when crowds are back but that is based on continuing to make profits in the transfer market. The more profit you make in player sales, the more you are able to up the wage budget and keep the likes of Watkins a bit longer.
 
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It should be ?. Otherwise you’ve smashed, and when you re-signed Watkins you’ll have smashed it even more.

How would we know what our income for the next 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 seasons will be when negotiating contracts?
 

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How would we know what our income for the next 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 seasons will be when negotiating contracts?

We manage. If you’ve not got it in the bank or on it’s way into the bank at some point from past deals, don’t spend it, I’m not having a dig at the way you’re run, your owner can spend what he wants, what I’m saying is ours would never do what yours is, not a cat in hells chance, it’s break even at all costs with our mob. Even when we were relegated, within 2 seasons we’d sold our 4 best players to balance the books rather than him slip a few quid in like others do.
 
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We manage. If you’ve not got it in the bank or on it’s way into the bank at some point from past deals, don’t spend it, I’m not having a dig at the way you’re run, your owner can spend what he wants, what I’m saying is ours would never do what yours is, not a cat in hells chance, it’s break even at all costs with our mob. Even when we were relegated, within 2 seasons we’d sold our 4 best players to balance the books rather than him slip a few quid in like others do.

Barnsley may well use 100% of their income when deciding their wage structure, we use different parameters. Therefore we didnt 'smash our wage structure' when extending OW's contract.
 

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We manage. If you’ve not got it in the bank or on it’s way into the bank at some point from past deals, don’t spend it, I’m not having a dig at the way you’re run, your owner can spend what he wants, what I’m saying is ours would never do what yours is, not a cat in hells chance, it’s break even at all costs with our mob. Even when we were relegated, within 2 seasons we’d sold our 4 best players to balance the books rather than him slip a few quid in like others do.
How does he know what the income will be in the June before the season starts?
 

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