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Sam in charge of summer transfer budget

Sam Allardyce has been told he is in charge of the summer budget for next season and it all boils down to league position as to how much money will be available to spend... higher we finish means more money.

Sam will have the Benni McCarthy money available as long as he can hold the position that Rovers are in. The extra money the new TV deal will generate should help the cause as well.

John Williams would not reveal the exact position that Blackburn have budgeted for this season but rumour hs it about 12th is around where the magic figure is.

John Williams, speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph said - "It always depends on how we finish compared to what we budgeted for'

"If we can hold our league position then we should have the Benni McCarthy money to reinvest in the squad and hopefully that should allow us to make the signings we want to make.

"We`ve said all along that we will be sustainable without selling anyone as long as we can hold our league position, because then we`ve got the new television payments coming in for the 2010/11 season.

"Every position in the league is worth around 750,000, which is massive for us.

"But drop three places and that`s 2m off your budget and the Benni McCarthy money is gone."

Rovers` summer budget also received a boost last night as the Premier League confirmed that Rovers's match with Bolton will STILL be shown live on ESPN even after the date change for the fixture.

Each live game nets Rovers about 500,000.




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 16 2010

Time: 9:59AM

Your Comments

Good of John to help us understand - I often get caught out in all this financial stuff!!!
Mikey Delap
Sounds like a very good agreement, then Sam decide himself how much money he gets next summer. The very ambitious players also know want they have to do to get a better team mate so they can reach a higher position next year. For me it is perfect, now everybody knows what BRFC have to go for :-)
riisenholt
Good that we have some clarification but not knowing how much money the TV deal will bring leaves us with no idea how much money SA will get to spend. Would be nice if by some miracle we had about 7-8m to spend. Being very optimistic there I think though.
fransavarese
possibly so mate - but with the new TV deal and a 10th spot finish etc I reckon that might be about right!!!
Mikey Delap
but 2m really isn't all that much.
dominator2800
10th spot and hopefully 6 mill to spend, plus the sale of andrews, zurab, and other fringe players hopefully
sasman
Sam surely got to aim to finish in the top 10, now that we are 11th. If we can offload a couple of fringe players, that adds up to a decent budget for a striker.
metalrover
keep in mind he'll probably try to sign di santo with the benni money. then it'll be fringe players that are sold for another striker
the shire
It sounds positive, but 6-8 mill to spend wnt buy an awful lot really, and is only enough really for 1 decent player, Im kinda hoping we grab someone before the world cup starts who turns out to be a world beater, cos world cup year always ends up with inflated prices once the tournament begins
glen9mullan
Thing is though - a 6 million signing and a couple more N'Zonzi's and we are laughing, thats the best the club can afford? What is the other option? Go into debt?!
Mikey Delap
An incentive to push us further up the League table. 6 million might not sound a lot but I'd expect Big Sam to be able to pull out a special signing or two with this!!
Walker
He can stretch 6 million a lot further than many expect!!!
Mikey Delap
 

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