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Post by HammerMan2004 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:41 pm

With Hernandez moving on, the clear-out is well and truly complete. Whilst we may have given Rice, Masuaku and Lanzini new deals, and signed Haller, Fornals, Ajeti, Martin and Roberto. The wages we're no longer paying out is staggering.

We've lost the following:

Hernandez - £140,000
Carroll - £90,000
Arnautovic - £100,000 (who pay have also got a payrise from that)
Perez - £80,000
Nasri - £80,000
Obiang - £55,000
Adrian - £50,000
Fernandes - £30,000
Haksabanovic - £5,000
Oxford - £20,000
Byram - £30,000

Wages according to https://www.spotrac.com/epl/west-ham-un ... roll/2018/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

That's a total of £680,000 a week. That's mental. If I'm not mistaken that's nearly a third of the wage bill...

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Re: Wages

Post by spod » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:43 pm

Wait a minute...
HammerMan2004?
A list of players' names?
Could it be an old friend with a new, improved spellchecker?

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Post by Marky » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:43 pm

I reckon we must have a bottom. 7 wage bill now

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Post by Smonnie » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:50 pm

And although only a drop in the ocean compared to your list, we will be receiving a contribution to Hugill, Grady and Cullen's wages too.

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Post by simonirons » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:59 pm

The loanee's subsidised wages have probably saved another 10k a week.

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Post by Sloop John B » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:02 pm

When you take into consideration that the playing staff is IMHO much stronger than it was last season.... That is some going from Pelligrini. The speed that he is transforming this club is fantastic.

His will be the next contract we need to extend.

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Post by Aceface » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:09 pm

At least we can look forward to a definite splurge next summer eh?

Ha. Hahaha. Ha ha. Ha.

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Post by Carlton'sGoal » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:27 pm

Sloop John B wrote:His will be the next contract we need to extend.
:thup:

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Post by Hammersfaniow » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:40 pm

That doesn’t really reflect what we’re actually saving though, as we’ve added to the existing list. So if we add on wages for the new signings and improved contracts, what are we really saving ? Probably close to £500k ish a week I reckon, still a pretty decent saving.

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Post by OohAahButler » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:43 pm

I'm also sceptical about how much of this saving will find its way into the next window's transfer budget, but this can only be a good thing, right?

Apart from the financial saving, it's got to be better for FFP and - most importantly - player morale, because it's never good when a regular first choice is looking across at an older back-up earning £60-£70k a week more than they are.

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Post by Sloop John B » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:45 pm

Aceface wrote:At least we can look forward to a definite splurge next summer eh?

Ha. Hahaha. Ha ha. Ha.
if we keep strengening the squad and adding quality players i don't care if we make a profit.

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Post by bspur1 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:49 pm

Hammersfaniow wrote:That doesn’t really reflect what we’re actually saving though, as we’ve added to the existing list. So if we add on wages for the new signings and improved contracts, what are we really saving ? Probably close to £500k ish a week I reckon, still a pretty decent saving.
which will be eaten up by christmas when the way haller and Anderson are going are both bumped up by another 50K each and Diop is going to have to be given a hefty increase soon as well

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Post by szola » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:51 pm

We now pay the highest wages to the players we want to be in the starting 11
Good
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Post by Aceface » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:07 pm

Sloop John B wrote: if we keep strengening the squad and adding quality players i don't care if we make a profit.
You probably should do, since virtually no club in English football history has ever improved long-term without spending. Our guys certainly aren't going to be the ones who were smart enough to be the first.

You can have a spike for a season, but if you want to change your lot on a more sustainable level, you can't have a wage bill that's bottom third in the league.

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Post by YorksHammer » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:17 pm

My only concern is that historically outlay on wages is a much bigger determining factor in league position than any transfer spend statistic or similar. But equally we've not shifted anyone that was going to be a regular starter for this year other than Arnautovic who we've replaced. Outside of him, Hernandez, and Obiang I don't think anybody that's gone would have played a significant amount of minutes for us this season.

Lanzini's probably had a major wages bump, he was on a pretty low weekly before (£40k?) - maybe £40k soaked up there straight away to get him up to £80k a week or so. Otherwise I kind of doubt that Snodgrass or Masuaku got major bumps in weekly wages, and we have signed players that earn a lot less than those are replacing (Haller is supposedly on something like £40k less than Arnautovic, no idea what Ajeti is on but would be surprised if it was within £100k of what Hernandez earned).

I reckon we're saving about £400/£450k a week. That means that by the January window we'll have saved in the region of £7m in wages alone.

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Post by Sloop John B » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:12 pm

Aceface wrote:You can have a spike for a season, but if you want to change your lot on a more sustainable level, you can't have a wage bill that's bottom third in the league.
Do we have a wage bill that's in the bottom third of the league then?

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Post by Aceface » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:30 pm

I would guess it's likely. We were – reportedly – 11th last season.

Would only require 2-3 teams overtaking us to be in the bottom third.

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Post by Jimmy Ruffell » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:43 pm

We have made some great savings, however Haller is on close to £100k per week basic Im sure.
and to be honest if he stays fit, scores 20-25 Premiership goals in his inaugural Premiership season then that is outstanding value in my book.

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Post by Sloop John B » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:45 pm

Aceface wrote:I would guess it's likely. We were – reportedly – 11th last season.

Would only require 2-3 teams overtaking us to be in the bottom third.
So that's a don't know then :lol:

It looks like our wages are now being spent on players who will actually play and the squad is looking the best is has in years and years... Not sure what the grumbliung is about!!

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Re: Wages

Post by Aceface » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:50 pm

It's absolutely a don't know.

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