What's tin foil about facts and praise where praise is due?
Can't be arsed with continuing the money argument with a simpleton.. it's all there in black and white.. what we've spent..what we've sold.. the overall.. the net..
If you can read you can see it, no one is making figures up here
I don't dislike them whatsoever.. they've done some good stuff and some poor stuff
They've kept me at Anfield where my grandad went, where he took me and now where I take my son's..
They've brought in the best manager we could hope for who is doing an amazing job and I'm happier than I've been in over a decade football wise
All good.. but the figures are there in black and white.. no tin foil.. you're just making yourself looking f**king stupid by suggesting something other than what's there for all to see
Here are a couple of things about the tin foil community that i find amusing when it comes to net spend:
1. You look at net spend to satisfy your confirmation bias and never looking at the context of why key players were sold that are driving the transfer money coming in. Sterling, Suarez and Coutinho all forced their way out and their sales were to get rid of a problem but with your tunnel vision you only see these sales being done to fund purchases. There is no other possible explanation.
Countinho is a great example of this shitty view. Phil was given a shiny new contract but a few months before he started his ploy to leave the team by putting in his TR the day before the opening game of the season, being "injured" and not playing but miraculously recovering on the flight to Brazil to play for the national team, only for the same flight back to injure him again. At that same time he was doing this and we had spent on Salah, Ox, Robertson, tried like hell to get Keita and would have gotten VVD if not for some weird f**k up by someone, we were saying "Phil is not for sale" and he was told to stay. Eventually when Klopp had had enough Phil was sold but your cynical, short-sighted view is that we made the purchases we did because we knew we were going to sell.
2. It undermines the excellent job the scouts and operations team does for this team in both buying and selling players, where one year they can sucker teams into paying 30M for Benteke and 15M for Ibe, who have 5 goals between them this season, and the following year turn around and get Salah for basically the same money. Or get 15M for Allen and unearth Andy Robertson for 9M. While i look at these examples and think "holy sh*t, we did a great job getting that much for those players who are busts and brought in a 40gl scorer and our potential LB for the next 8yrs for a bargain", all tin foilers see and think is "ah ha! we got 60M and spent 50M and that is unacceptable from our owners". That is a really shitty attitude to have towards the team.
Tin foilers are unable to see intent and are fixated on what the net spend ends up being without regard for context, so i know the excuses will continue this summer when we go after quality players, but i just hope they are fresh and innovative. Phil's sale has already been sliced too many ways so it is worn out.