Planes, Trains & Social Media Rants
If the flaws are pretty obvious how come the richest three teams have won most of the EPL titles. Is that black and white enough. You’re not thinking this through.I'm not against using net spend / squad cost etc as as tool to judge roughly where a club should finish. It has it's uses.
The flaws are pretty obvious though. For example, how many points have Saka and ESR helped us win this season? That's not going to show up via those metrics though we likely would be significantly worse off league position wise without them.
Also it's too black and white. Just because you spend £100m on players it doesn't mean you're getting £100m of value from the money you spend. Maybe you get £50m of value from the £100m in real terms if you spend poorly. None of that is factored in.
Put it this way, Leicester would get much more value in real terms out of £100m than a club like Newcastle would do, and that's due to factors net spend / squad cost don't take into account. Manager quality, scouting network, ownership quality etc.
At the end of the day it just boils down to, the more money you spend, and just as importantly, how well you spend it determines how well you'll do..... Generally. You don't need to look at a load of stats for that, it's common sense.