Re: can we win all of the remaining fixtures?April 9 2011 at 7:36 AM
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|Duncan Disorderly (no login)|
Response to Re: can we win all of the remaining fixtures?
He did end up with a decent chunk of cash out of the Valad deal, though as you say, he wasn't short of a bob or two before.
Im sure that his change of attitude to the club and its finances is partly about the hit he took on property over the last five years, but I suspect there is another reason. He's getting on a bit now. He has already stated that he wants out and to retire. I think that he tried to 'set the club up for life' as his legacy with additional revenue streams, foreign links, the hotel for the World Cup. However, it all unravelled bit by bit starting with West Ham, and finishing with what we have now.
Does he chuck good money after bad? (I believe he has funded some extra player budget this season too). He can't sell it in todays climate. Maybe his sons don't want to carry it on, who knows? What else does he do but enforce the financal principles of Mr Macawber? Along with the rest of us I'm sure its not what he wanted to happen, but now we are here, we have to accept it and begin building again...
'...or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools...' - Rudyard Kipling
Heres to the future...!!