The 2011/12 Update to the All-Time Best Managers Versus the m£XIR Model

This past February the TPI posted an analysis of the all-time best managers versus the m£XIR model.  It took an overall look at the then 19 seasons worth of data to determine who had performed the best versus financial expectations set by the team’s starting XI costs in terms of transfer value.  Another Premier League [...]

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Updating the TTV Model with 2011 Wage Data

No sooner had the digital ink dried on my last post regarding the TTV model, I stumbled across a trustworthy source for 2011 wage data: the Swiss Ramble.  A table of 2011 Premier League wages  can be found in his latest post on Liverpool’s finances.  A quick check versus seasons’ past shows minor differences between [...]

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A Comprehensive Model For Evaluating Total Team Valuation (TTV)

For nearly two years Paul Tomkins, Graeme Riley, Gary Fulcher, Dan Kennett, and I have been using the Transfer Price Index (TPI) to shed light on the financial commitments required to finish in the top echelons of the Premier League.  A number of findings were published in Pay As You Play, while Dan and I have [...]

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All-Time Best Managers Versus Transfer Expenditures (an m£XIR Analysis)

Several weeks ago Simon Kuper used his Financial Times column to publish the results of the latest study by Stefan Szymanski on the correlation between wages and club performance in English soccer over the last forty years.  The study is an extension of Kuper’s and Szymanski’s wages versus table position study in Soccernomics, and one should [...]

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An Alternative History of Premier League Champions (an m£XIR Analysis)

One of the many purposes of the Transfer Price Index has been to make comparisons of relative performance across multiple seasons of  the Premier League using a constant-pound basis for transfer fees. Such an approach is very useful in helping to settle discussions of which clubs and managers have made the best use of their [...]

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Competitive Balance in the PL Era: The TPI View

The following post is a trend analysis of the Transfer Price Index data using various indicators used in industrial studies to measure the competitiveness of industries.  The charts will be updated to include the final data from the 2010/11 season in due course. Purely by coincidence, 2 of the measures are the same as used by [...]

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The 2011/12 TPI Predictions: Post Summer Transfer Window Update

The initial Transfer Price Index 2011/12 Premier League Predictions were published using squad data as of 11th August, some 3 weeks before the end of the transfer window. Since then there have been many big money moves including Nasri, Crouch, Meireles and Arteta. So just how has this affected the original predictions? Definitions Used CTPP [...]

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The Rise and Fall of Arsene: An Analysis of Wenger’s Transfers and Results

Note: Definitions Used In Transfer Price Index Articles CTPP = Current Transfer Purchase Price.  The player’s original transfer value adjusted for football inflation using the same method – but not the same figures – as the Retail Price Index. (Andriy Shevchenko holds the highest CTPP, his £30.8m transfer in July 2006 now worth £68.2m; the increase down [...]

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Transfer Inflation: 2011/12 Update

By Dan Kennett and Paul Tomkins. As first introduced as part of Pay As You Play, the Transfer Price Index (TPI) rests upon the basic economic concept of expressing all values in a constant currency no matter the year they took place. This is done by calculating the average transfer fee between two adjacent seasons [...]

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The Transfer Price Index 2011/12 Premier League Predictions

By Dan Kennett, with input from the rest of the TPI team. Definitions Used CTPP = Current Transfer Purchase Price.  The player’s original transfer value adjusted for football inflation using the same method as the Retail Price Index. (Andriy Shevchenko remains the highest CTPP, his £30.8m transfer in July 2006 now worth £68.2m) Sq£ = [...]

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