The analysis has been modelled by assuming that the default league position is dictated by transfer spending, e.g. the biggest spenders will win the league, the seventh biggest spenders will finish seventh etc, and then ranks clubs by how much better or worse they actually did in comparison with that default position. So it will be no surprise to anyone that QPR is among the very stupidest spenders in Europe.
The financial figures cover the period 2011-2015, by which I assume they mean the club's accounts published in those years, so in terms of playing time, it probably means 2010-2014. That's mainly the David Moyes era, but our ranking will presumably have been pushed up by the strong performance in the first Martinez season of 2013-14. Even so, the performances under Moyes account for three quarters of the data, so seems to provide evidence that Moyes may not have had much money to spend, but what he spent was spent well.
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1 Posted 03/02/2017 at 16:13:39
2 Posted 04/02/2017 at 09:46:26
3 Posted 04/02/2017 at 10:27:29
4 Posted 04/02/2017 at 17:03:52
Personally I think Bill has done a decent job and he deserves a share of the credit because he apparently does a lot of the negotiating himself.
5 Posted 04/02/2017 at 17:07:05
6 Posted 04/02/2017 at 20:06:46
7 Posted 04/02/2017 at 20:13:38
The real decider is the wage bill, which eats up about 2/3s of our income. Transfer money just goes round and round.
Think we've had about the 7th highest wage bill for a few years and surprisingly we've averaged about err.... 7th.
8 Posted 04/02/2017 at 21:26:41
9 Posted 04/02/2017 at 21:56:32
10 Posted 06/02/2017 at 09:33:59
We mostly punched above our weight under Moyes and the report would appear to back that up. If Sunderland can stay up then I think he will have repeated the trick.
11 Posted 06/02/2017 at 18:07:09
Unless we win the league, we are not punching above it. Anything else is just an excuse for failure.
12 Posted 06/02/2017 at 20:53:24
13 Posted 06/02/2017 at 20:59:41
14 Posted 06/02/2017 at 21:13:47
Remember the money we got for Lescott to Man City, Stones to Man City, Rodwell to Man City, big Vic to West Brom... and many more. Post on here if you can remember some of them, as the last two I can remember were Rooney to Man Utd and Jeffers to Arsenal.
15 Posted 23/02/2017 at 13:35:01
Shame Leicester had to go and win it last season or we could have found a great solution.