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Alternative view of the PL table (£s/Pts)

How the PL table would look based on money spent-per-point

1. Fulham - £244,186-profit-per-point

Top of the tree are Fulham, who despite their unspectacular season, boast the best pounds-to-points record in the Premier League for 2012/13. Martin Jol spent just £6m on players, raking in £16.5m in sales, most of which came from Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey's transfers to Tottenham.

2. Swansea - £140,217-profit-per-point

Regarded as one of the best run clubs in the league, Swansea can add financial frugality to their ever increasing list of positives. With Michael Laudrup at the helm, the Swans picked up their first ever major trophy, while also unearthing arguably the signing of the season in the shape of Michu.

3. Wigan - £52,778-profit-per-point

It has been a tumultuous season for Wigan, who made history by becoming the first side to win the FA Cup and get relegated from the top flight in the same campaign. The Latics turned a £1.9m transfer profit, mainly thanks to the sale of Victor Moses to Chelsea.

4. Everton - £28,825-profit-per-point

It is no secret that David Moyes had a tight budget to work with at Goodison Park. Having been forced to sell his best players in order to facilitate rebuilding, Moyes flogged Jack Rodwell to Man City last summer, before bringing in the likes of Kevin Mirallas. This year Everton posted positive finances from the transfer market, and as such rank highly in this list.

5. Tottenham - £18,055-profit-per-point

Spurs were beaten into fourth spot by Arsenal in the league and if they'd spent a bit more they made have got the extra two points they needed to pip the Gunners. Tottenham received an estimated £30m for Luka Modric and are just one of five top-flight sides to come out with a profit from their transfer dealings in the past season.

6. West Brom - £0-spent-per-point
7. Arsenal - £117,808-spent-per-point
8. Man City - £179,487-spent-per-point
9. Norwich - £204,545-spent-per-point
10. Reading - £239,286-spent-per-point
11. Newcastle - £324,390-spent-per-point
12. West Ham - £396,739-spent-per-point
13. Man United - £405,618-spent-per-point
14. Sunderland - £470,513-spent-per-point
15. Stoke City - £478,571-spent-per-point
16. Aston Villa - £578,049-spent-per-point
17. Liverpool - £668,852-spent-per-point

For a club supposedly employing a 'Moneyball' approach, Liverpool have yet to reap cost-effective results. The Reds had a net spend of £40.8m, as they recruited Fabio Borini, Joe Allen and Daniel Sturridge at £10m+ each.

18. Southampton - £797,561-spent-per-point

19. Chelsea - £960,000-spent-per-point

Chelsea's mammoth spending led to high expectations, as the Blues laid out an estimated £92m on the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Demba Ba. While their financial muscle yielded success in the form of the Europa League crown and a top four finish, their league total cost them around £960,000-per-point.

20. QPR - £1,522,000-spent-per-point

When Harry Redknapp arrived at Loftus Road he said that he wouldn't spend chairman Tony Fernandes' money in the January window. That promptly went out of the window when the Rs boss spent £20m in the winter, adding to the £18m previous boss Mark Hughes spent. The result? QPR crash out of the top flight with not so much as a whimper, finishing rock bottom with 25 points.

posted on 22/5/13

On this theory Yeovil are the best team in the world.

posted on 22/5/13

"you had a squad that came 2nd."

yes, but we had a good year with injuries so the depth wasn't exposed

It didn't happen all at once. We were thin in the year we came second. It got worse the next year and when injuries hit it compounded the problem further.

Anything can happen in a single year, when you look at it in more detail and over time then a different picture emerges.

Spurs had the opposite issue

You unloaded a mountain of money, built up the squad yet still found yourselves in the relegation zone. All it took was harry to breathe some confidence into an vastly underperforming side and you popped up to the top 4 / 5 area.

But harry didn't spend a mountain, that had already been done for him.

posted on 22/5/13

Spurs finished 5th (worse than last season).

Deal with it

posted on 22/5/13

Lol are the spurs still crying. I take it they couldnt wum th gooners anymore so now they are here consoling themselves. Can some one please remi d me did they win a trophy nope. Did they finish top four. Nope. So why are they still trying to justify their league position the losers.

comment by Reggie (U13390)

posted on 22/5/13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=XJj2ei6WNQs#t=74s

comment by LEE1PEN (U6707)

posted on 21/9/13

For your next task should you chose to take it. How the table would look if all players were amateurs

posted on 21/9/13

No matter what spin you put on the table, you just ain't getting in that top four

comment by   (U3245)

posted on 26/11/13

I wonder how this looks now?

posted on 26/11/13

You still finished 5th in this 'money spent per point' table.

posted on 8/4/16

Always preferred the money spent per trophy table myself.

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