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07-11-2010, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Roke View Post
Not many teams can spend over 100 million in two straight years, and City certainly don't have the revenue to do so. They were moving in the right direction before the money came along, but they wouldn't be anywhere near where they are now without the 200+ million in transfer fees over the past 2 years. I haven't read reports about City's revenues, but I would be surprised the transfer fees weren't 75% or so of revenue.
Yes, but the way the EPL is ran, all teams start the year with 50+M$ (possibly more, I'm unsure) since they split the TV rights. That's a lot of additional money to spend on players.

Of course, teams like Chelsea, Man U and such top tier revenue teams will stay atop the league, but the other teams can still afford solid players from around the world. Games are a lot tighter between the top and middle in the EPL than la Liga or Serie A matchups.

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