03 December 2007

Follow-up, extracurricular Monday

NAMOFF'S CHANCES TO SEE BRADLEY PLAY WERE ONLY MOSTLY DEAD: Bradley defeated Maryland, and so Bryan Namoff's pesky wedding thing will not be his last chance to see the Bradley team in the NCAA men's soccer finals. Steve Goff has the gamer. With Maryland out of the tournament, Bradley is likely to become my team of choice for the Round of 8, just for club support reasons.

TRIBAL FOOTBALL SAYS "31M USD FOR VERON": This falls well within the "take with a cellar of salt" type of news, but is the first time where a media outlet has claimed to know a number. Even if you assume that the fifteen million pound sum is spread over multiple years, that's still about 10M a year for a three year contract. It's possible that they have their currencies confused. A $15M price seems much more likely to me, as that would be a two year deal at 7M and 8M. Still steep, but at least within reason for United's standards. I mean...

UNITED OUTLAY PROJECT, ROUND 2: Thanks to everyone for their comments on trying to estimate United's outlays. The big expense people got that we didn't include was travel, which we've now added in as a new expense. We've also fiddled with the front office numbers in response to the comments, so we've reduced out estimated DC outlays to about 9.7M. And, of course, we're willing to go father, so if you have concrete data or better guesses, submit them in the comments please. So, to put the previous report in perspective...

TRAVIS - THE PERKINS, NOT THE BAND. NEVER THE BAND: Hat Tip to "Gunnersaurus" at Big Soccer for the news that Troy Perkins' brother Travis is in PGA Q-School, and has a decent shot at a tour card. The final round is today, and we're pulling for him. I figure Travis must be a pretty good golfer, given the way he'd try to flop a high, floating pitching wedge into the green, and Troy would run across and grab it in midair.

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6 Comments:

At 03 December, 2007 10:28, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. All that red just looks so wrong when you put it that way.

How 'bout we pass on Veron and use the 30M for incentives instead. Cash and perks to the team for wins, goals, saves, silverware...

Better yet, how many Emilios could we bring on board for 30M?

Only partly kidding here... that kind of differential has got to weigh on the team a bit -- in the locker room if not on the field.

And that locker-room chemistry is one of the things that defines DCU and makes them great. A bit of a risk, no?

 
At 03 December, 2007 22:49, Anonymous Nick said...

D,
The Argentinean press has said 2 years and 20 million dollars since last august. I love Veron, but I don't think he's worth 10 million a year. I'd say that would be Riquelme money...

 
At 04 December, 2007 09:37, Anonymous Goose said...

Nick, what if that were deferred by a sponsor to the tune of $5m a year?

 
At 04 December, 2007 09:38, Anonymous Goose said...

New shirt sponsor, that is.

 
At 04 December, 2007 23:32, Anonymous Nick said...

Goose,
I think, all things considered, Veron's market value, at best, would be about double JPA's. Given that Angel makes about 1.5, I would say 3 million sounds about right for a final figure. I think some sponsor-deferred compensation over top of that is fine, but I wouldn't carry him on the DCU books for more than 3...

 
At 05 December, 2007 21:25, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why you gotta hate on Travis like that? "The Man Who" is a brilliant album. I admit, everything they've done since then is weak, but cut them some slack, huh?

 

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