Villa’s Net spend under Lambert compared to the rest of the Prem.

I was mooching around the various Villa related sites this evening, exactly the same as I always do and came across a comment that Villa were in the bottom five when it came to Premier League club’s spending during Paul Lambert’s reign as our glorious manager.
I couldn’t resist questioning this, so looked into it for my own satisfaction.

The table below is what I’ve worked out, with the figures having come courtesy of http://www.transferleague.co.uk/

Now, I’m not 100% convinced the figures are entirely accurate, as they have Christian Benteke down as having cost £10 million, which I don’t think is correct.
But if you assume similar errors apply to all the other clubs and average out, I think it’s fair to say that the previous comment I mentioned was incorrect.

The table makes for some fascinating reading.
Take Spurs, for example. That’s a classic case of what you get if you seriously invest in the right way.

There are a few provisos though.
I’ve rounded up the odd numbers, merely to save me typing so much.
Some clubs have already spent in this window and others are yet to do so.
And I may have made mistakes.
But I doubt these figures are far off the mark, overall.

Food for thought and somewhat puts paid to the fact that Lambert has had no money to spend, in my opinion.
And we’re quite simply under-performing, if you use this as a benchmark.

All figures are NET spends.

CLUB 14/15 13/14 12/13 TOTAL AVERAGE

1 Man Utd 113.2 66.7 51.1 231 77
2 Chelsea 16.1 49.3 72 137.4 45.8
3 Man City 24 89.8 14 127.8 42.6
4 Liverpool 44.1 20.3 41.3 105.7 35.2
5 Arsenal 53.8 32.5 8.6 94.9 31.6
6 West Ham 25.75 25 18.25 69 23
7 Hull 22.5 24.4 4.1 51 17
8 QPR 19 -5.5 36 49.5 16.5
9 VILLA 5.75 16.5 23.7 45.95 15.3
10 Sunderland 11.9 7.4 18.35 37.65 12.5
11 Southampton -34.7 35.75 32.7 33.75 11.25
12 Stoke -0.1 2 21.1 23 7.66
13 Swansea 7.05 20.1 -6.45 20.6 6.8
14 Newcastle 25 -19.1 13.5 19.4 6.5
15 Palace 9.5 26 -17.1 18.33 6.11
16 Everton 36.5 -16.5 -1.8 18.2 6.06
17 WBA 13.1 2.29 0 15.3 5.1
18 Leicester 11 -0.25 3.45 14.2 4.73
19 Burnley 6.5 -3.6 -5.2 -2.3 -0.75
20 Spurs -1.25 -9.8 -1.3 -12.35 -4.1

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  1. villa1996 January 13, 2015 at 2:59 pm . Reply

    Well its starting if any of you are on Facebook there is gonna be a protest at Liverpool game all fans to empty the holte end for the first 8 mins of the game go on Aston villa worldwide it’s on their about it fans have had enough where it works or helps is up to you thoughts please

  2. New Regime January 13, 2015 at 3:07 pm . Reply

    Protest bollocks

    Wait so I’m gonna go to Villa Park after paying my money already and then protest for 8 minutes. Fuck off.

    Anyone in support of this idea needs their bloody head shaken

    1. Bum Bum January 13, 2015 at 4:54 pm . Reply

      The idea is to stay away for the first 8 minutes, not piss off after 8 minutes…

      1. New Regime January 13, 2015 at 7:08 pm . Reply

        Are you pissed bum bum. That’s exaclty what I said pal..

  3. turv32 January 13, 2015 at 3:13 pm . Reply

    Exactly New regime, I made my mind up ages ago not to go down again until things change.
    If you spend your money, then watch only real way to protest is to leave empty seats

    1. New Regime January 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm . Reply

      Absolutely right on the money Turv

  4. #HELENIUS January 13, 2015 at 3:22 pm . Reply

    Aahahahahhahahaha – Protest for 8 minutes……Couldn’t make it up. Not only does our football make us look like a joke but now some fans do too!!!!

    Most fans are 8 mins late finishing their pie n beer anyway

    Clowns

    1. GarethVilla January 13, 2015 at 4:07 pm . Reply

      The clowns are the one’s who just sit there every home game and do nothing.
      Fair play to them – although similar to Newcastle earlier this season, I can’t see it going through.

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath January 13, 2015 at 9:09 pm . Reply

      So how does that work where are the fans going to stand inside and outside ground for first 8 mins. Are fans just going to stand underneath holte. I think it’s ridiculous and can’t see many fans going for it. We should just protest for lamberk out for 90 mins but get behind rest of team. Trouble is if we score in first 5 mins fans will be licking lamberks arse again

  5. turv32 January 13, 2015 at 3:51 pm . Reply

    Yep exactly helenius clowns to say the least. We all love the Villa but not turning up for 8 minuites will achieve nothing at all, if the whole of the Holte was empty for the whole match that would be different

  6. Dave67 January 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm . Reply

    If fans want to protest its their choice. They pay their money they can do what they want. I know u can protest by not going. Maybe these fans are thinking this is the only way to get Lerners attention.

  7. Bill Pearson January 13, 2015 at 4:22 pm . Reply

    But it does seem a strange protest, as your saying give the money? don’t watch for 8 minutes then go back and cheer? I’m sure that’s going to make news for the wrong reasons, be like me 4 seats empty from me.

    1. Dave67 January 13, 2015 at 4:46 pm . Reply

      Bill i agree with you just stay away.

  8. Bum Bum January 13, 2015 at 4:56 pm . Reply

    Maybe turn your backs for 8 minutes like the NYC Cops…

  9. steve January 13, 2015 at 5:27 pm . Reply

    If the last few weeks are anything to go by. We won’t miss anything by coming in late.
    Why not leave it til half time. We normally get a shot off after the break.

    1. DSVilla January 13, 2015 at 8:32 pm . Reply

      Funny Steve but sadly true at the same time

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