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...and this lot OUT...

DatePositionNationalityNameToFeeRef.
1 July 2020CFEnglandConnor JenningsEngland Stockport CountyFree Transfer[11]
1 July 2020FWEnglandBailey ThompsonEngland Tadcaster AlbionFree Transfer[12]
20 July 2020CFEnglandPaul MullinEngland Cambridge UnitedFree transfer[13]
1 August 2020DMNorthern IrelandLuke McCulloughNorthern Ireland GlentoranFree transfer[14]
6 August 2020RBEnglandJake CapriceEngland Exeter CityFree transfer[15]
7 August 2020RBEnglandEvan GumbsEngland Warrington TownFree transfer[16]
17 August 2020DMEnglandDavid PerkinsEngland AFC FyldeFree transfer[17]
22 August 2020CMEnglandHarvey GilmourEngland Stockport CountyFree Transfer[18]
4 September 2020GKWalesLuke PillingEngland Notts CountyFree transfer[19]

...has shaved 1.1m off your budget?
Yes. We have only made six permanent signings and eleven players have left (you missed Danns and Potter off your list), the players we retained are on significantly reduced terms, and we had numerous senior players on loan last season, most on very good wages (Vaughan, Cook, Woodyard, Clarke).

Our squad size has reduced from thirty to twenty.
 

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Yes. We have only made six permanent signings and eleven players have left (you missed Danns and Potter off your list), the players we retained are on significantly reduced terms, and we had numerous senior players on loan last season, most on very good wages (Vaughan, Cook, Woodyard, Clarke).

Our squad size has reduced from thirty to twenty.
Squad of 25 as of today?????
 

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Have you turned your television on today.....You will survive purely because of the watkins money but many wont see christmas without outside help.
500K+ from Chrisene. Money due from Ampadu. Had money in our accounts as it was as well. Its called investment paying back. Isn't a random lucky windfall.
 

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500K+ from Chrisene. Money due from Ampadu. Had money in our accounts as it was as well. Its called investment paying back. Isn't a random lucky windfall.
whoooa today i was not having a pop at Exeter quite the opposite i was saying you had enough money to survive.
Others are less fortunate than you.
The hardest hit will be championship teams who have no parachute payments.
Some will have a £20m plus wage bill with no incoming income this side of christmas.
 

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Well, we’ll all find out soon enough how financially stable clubs really are. Government has told Sports bodies not to expect fans back in grounds until the end of March at the earliest.
 

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£500k+ the loss should fans not return this season for us (local newspaper).
 

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£500k+ the loss should fans not return this season for us (local newspaper).
is that a loss on just what you will have to stump up to i follow?
Your policy of season tickets at £25 £100 and £150 will only pay for your first dozen home games on i follow
You may make a little on your away games but that figure is way under what you will lose
 

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We’ve said we should be ok to carry on financially this season and are looking at other revenue streams, we have a huge dining facility used on a match day for instance for box holders, suite holders etc so are looking to open it up as a standard restaurant facility.

It’s going to need clubs to be inventive, apparently our box season ticket holders still get a meal with their IFollow pass which is delivered.

We are lucky though as we have excellent facilities in the Lorne Street plus the Vale social which I assume we will try and utilise. Not all clubs have that certainly at this level so some support packages will need to be in place. The problem is outsiders just see Prem clubs paying £300k a week and £100 million on players and don’t get the situation at L1 and 2 levels and below so support for chucking government funds at clubs is maybe lost on the main public.
 

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£500k+ the loss should fans not return this season for us (local newspaper).
Jeez, that’s way too low. Even with your low ticket prices you must be taking £120,000 per home game. That’s a loss of £2.5m in income on its own.
 

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is that a loss on just what you will have to stump up to i follow?
Your policy of season tickets at £25 £100 and £150 will only pay for your first dozen home games on i follow
You may make a little on your away games but that figure is way under what you will lose
I'll agree with their chairman over Masi when it comes to their finances
 

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I'll agree with their chairman over Masi when it comes to their finances
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Re read it because you like to spin or make things up.......It says local newspaper and no where does it say chairman,but hey just crack on and make things up
 

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Yes. We have only made six permanent signings and eleven players have left (you missed Danns and Potter off your list), the players we retained are on significantly reduced terms, and we had numerous senior players on loan last season, most on very good wages (Vaughan, Cook, Woodyard, Clarke).

Our squad size has reduced from thirty to twenty.
Look at the quality of the players going out and the players coming in though. Look at the destinations of the outgoings and the clubs that those coming in have come from. The players you retained are on significantly reduced terms too? Last I read Palios was asking them to take a 10% pay cut for May, June and July and that was it.
 

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We’ve said we should be ok to carry on financially this season and are looking at other revenue streams, we have a huge dining facility used on a match day for instance for box holders, suite holders etc so are looking to open it up as a standard restaurant facility.

It’s going to need clubs to be inventive, apparently our box season ticket holders still get a meal with their IFollow pass which is delivered.

We are lucky though as we have excellent facilities in the Lorne Street plus the Vale social which I assume we will try and utilise. Not all clubs have that certainly at this level so some support packages will need to be in place. The problem is outsiders just see Prem clubs paying £300k a week and £100 million on players and don’t get the situation at L1 and 2 levels and below so support for chucking government funds at clubs is maybe lost on the main public.
I sort of got a vibe of ‘Vale will be okay because we have excellent facilities to open new revenue streams’ It’s not even going to be anything remotely close to what you would take in gate money this season, no matter the quality of facilities; although they’ve gotta at least try.

If by ‘ok’ you mean the owners will fill the big gap in finances then that’s great, a lot of clubs not have that option, but every club at this level realistically needs some sort of financial aid.
 

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Look at the quality of the players going out and the players coming in though. Look at the destinations of the outgoings and the clubs that those coming in have come from. The players you retained are on significantly reduced terms too? Last I read Palios was asking them to take a 10% pay cut for May, June and July and that was it.
Our wage budget will be about £2mil this season which whilst is still at the higher end of the division, we have the finances to see the season out with no fans coming through the door.

We got a further £1mil investment in March from our Indonesian investors and whilst £700k went on the pitch, the other £300k has been kept back to deal with the crisis. That’s to add to the £2.5mil we got from them back in September. We also got a quarter of a million for Micky Mellon heading to Dundee United so immediately there’s over half a million we’ve got covered which is a substantial amount in the current environment (Effectively reduces the wage bill from 2mil to 1.5mil already in terms of funds needed)
 

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I sort of got a vibe of ‘Vale will be okay because we have excellent facilities to open new revenue streams’ It’s not even going to be anything remotely close to what you would take in gate money this season, no matter the quality of facilities.

If by ‘ok’ you mean the owners will fill the big gap in finances then that’s great, a lot of clubs not have that option, but every club at this level realistically needs some sort of financial aid.
Theyve said we will be financially ok, the other streams are to try and cover some of the losses but assume possibly still got a bit of the Man City cash left.

It won’t cover the losses although the season ticket sales were good and with the kits have had a good income from those. I’d say based on the ST sales we’ve probably lost on away fans and pay on the day around 500-1000 fans, let’s say taking into account kids average around £15 per head it is likely to be up to around 15k a game which is a sizeable sum (plus food/programmes)

ifollow looking at other clubs stats excluding ST holders seems nominal in terms of financial return, guess most of the better supported clubs will benefit more from their away games once the home team gets its 500 cut.

I’d image a club like ours will lose around 350k-£400k of expected revenue if no games with fans the season.
 

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Our wage budget will be about £2mil this season which whilst is still at the higher end of the division, we have the finances to see the season out with no fans coming through the door.

We got a further £1mil investment in March from our Indonesian investors and whilst £700k went on the pitch, the other £300k has been kept back to deal with the crisis. That’s to add to the £2.5mil we got from them back in September. We also got a quarter of a million for Micky Mellon heading to Dundee United so immediately there’s over half a million we’ve got covered which is a substantial amount in the current environment (Effectively reduces the wage bill from 2mil to 1.5mil already in terms of funds needed)
Thought the budget for L2 was set at £1.5m?
 

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Thought the budget for L2 was set at £1.5m?
anyone signed before the vote on the salary cap counts as the league average for cap purposes - even though they cost more. most of Bolton's big earners were signed early so their wage bill will probably be around £2million - but only count as £1.5
 
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Thought the budget for L2 was set at £1.5m?
It is yeah but I think for clubs that get relegated then they have a period to adjust to the new wage cap of the new division they’re playing in. That and the rules mentioned above about those players signed before the cap was introduced. That said, think we signed all of ours afterwards.
 

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anyone signed before the vote on the salary cap counts as the league average for cap purposes - even though they cost more. most of Bolton's big earners were signed early so their wage bill will probably be around £2million - but only count as £1.5
This is about Tranmere and there Budget.....why have you brought Bolton into it yet again
 

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The budget is nonsense, though. If clubs are able and willing to spend, let them.

If it all goes tits up, so be it.
 

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Thought the budget for L2 was set at £1.5m?
Players signed before the cap can only count for a maximum of the divisional average which I believe is £1300.

So you are likely looking at a season or two before everybody is at that figure. Unless ya Bolton and you are handing out three/four year deals to 32 year olds.
 

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Players signed before the cap can only count for a maximum of the divisional average which I believe is £1300.

So you are likely looking at a season or two before everybody is at that figure. Unless ya Bolton and you are handing out three/four year deals to 32 year olds.
you are getting boring.....again you are deflecting this to Bolton
 

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I only did it because it’s annoying you.
you know its a three year deal and not four because mansfield offered the same contract all be it on slightly more money....but he fucked you off
 

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you know its a three year deal and not four because mansfield offered the same contract all be it on slightly more money....but he fucked you off
Another lie, can’t remember the last time we signed anybody on a three year, and definitely not to 32 year olds.

I said three/four because I’m not sure if Bolton have a extension option? Anyway, no more bullshitting to me please, that’s two strikes :D
 

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