- May 13, 2015
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- Oxford United
The first part, from the Oxford Mail article relates to players and coaching staff. We have a very successful academy, that we've invested heavily into, which is just beginning to bare fruit, with four or five teenagers regularly in our match day squad this season. Mous would be aware of this, and through his role as the club's PFA Rep (and PFA Chairman) would probably know what they are earning. So it's common sense.No why would we be? Oxford aren't actually tearing up the league are they.
I hear Mr Robinson isn't started to be asked questions of.
I dont get it. Have a look at the link. Sheff Wed are the biggest club and seem to pay the biggest wages then Plymouth. Derby and Ipswich are up there. What gets me is how can Fleetwood pay a player 10 grand and Oxford with the gates they get.
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On the second part, from Salary Sport, I'm not sure it's all that accurate, and for loan players seems to list their entire salary, not what the loanee club are paying. Having said that, we are about 5th in the League One wage table. Ipswich and Wednesday are the top two, Derby third, then you have us, Bolton, Barnsley, Peterborough, Charlton, and Portsmouth all quite close. We were 6th highest budget last season and have increased it substantially this season. I'm told our budget is higher than Portsmouth's. Plymouth's budget is about 10th, so they're outperforming it, just as we're underperforming against ours. Cameron Brannagan is our highest paid player, but I think his wage is now about £10k per week, not the £12k the report states, and we have several others over £5k. Our wages budget is about £6m to £6.5m per year.
The reason we have the money is that we have three billionaire owners, who have been around the club for the last four years or so, but only completed taking majority control a few months ago. They've spent millions on our training ground, we're looking to move to a new state of the art stadium for 2026/2027 season, so will be leaving the current shithole. These guys are not a flash in the pan, and have invested steadily since 2018.
Oh, and I hope you're not comparing our gates to Fleetwood's???!!!
PS: I think you've potentially got a much better manager in John Mousinho than you might realise.