Asking the questions: Bob Pearce and Daniel Rhodes
Guests: Paul Tomkins, Dan Kennett and Graeme Riley
Topics: a review of the previous episode; Premier League compound inflation; analysing various transfer myths, including the idea that spending vast amounts of individual transfer fees guarantees success. The TPI Coeffcient and what it tells us about the best and worst signings in the Premier League era.
- 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)
- Sq£ = The cost of a club’s squad for a season in CTPP
- £XI = The average cost (in CTPP) of the starting XI’s in Premier League matches that season