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TTT: The Transfer Price Index Podcast – Part Two

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. Definitions: 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

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ESPN – LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant welcomes Steven Gerrard to the Galaxy

LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant recorded a welcome message for new LA Galaxy signing Steven Gerrard. “What can I say? Welcome to LA LA land…” And so begins the warmest of welcomes from LA Lakers star, Kobe Bryant, to the newest legend in Los Angeles: Steven Gerrard. Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool – Liverpool confirm Gerrard leaving at end of season – Rodgers: 'Legend' doesn't do Steven Gerrard justice – Delaney: Steven Gerrard — The rare captain – Will Gerrard bend it like Beckham in the U.S.? – Debate: Is Gerrard Liverpool's greatest player ever? – Smith: Gerrard's decision reveals game's tribalism The video is a nice note and vote of confidence for the Liverpool legend, whose move to Major League Soccer's L.A. Galaxy was confirmed Wednesday. Gerrard will have an 18-month deal with the five-time MLS Cup winners, pending confirmation of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). “I'm looking forward to getting…

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ESPN – Tottenham prepared to listen to Lloris offers, Podolski completes Inter loan

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti does not expect Divock Origi to return to Anfield this January unless there are serious injury concerns with Daniel Sturridge and others. Tottenham are willing to let Hugo Lloris leave White Hart Lane if anyone is willing to cough up 25 million pounds for his services. The winter window is now open, and that means the LIVE transfer blog swings back into action. Find out the latest news, gossip and done deals here. HEADLINES: – Spurs open to Lloris offers – Allardyce expects Reid to leave West Ham – Cerci completes AC Milan move WINTER TRANSFER WINDOW LATEST – INFOGRAPHIC: How a transfer works – Karlsen: Premier League club-by-club needs – Carter: Top 10 transfer targets in England – Window Shopping: Club-by-club guide – Delaney: Top free agents next summer – Delaney: What January holds in store 23.02 GMT: It's time for us to bring another day of Transfer Talk to a close. Thanks for being with us and look out for a round-up of Tuesday's newspaper headlines later on. 22.41 GMT: The race for Xherdan Shaqiri gets more and more runners,…

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