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Let’s just look at the picture the day before they bought us
Stadium - too small , in need a big refurb and size increase
Commercial income - mid table at best in regards commercial deals
Debt - significant amount of leveraged debt against the club - under the control of the banks
Squad - we had the likes of Ngog , Shelvey , Jovanovic , Wilson , Joe Cole , Christen Poulsen , Paul Koncheskey, Kyrgiakos
Players desperate to leave the club - Mascherano already gone , Yossi followed - Torres wanting out
All looked after by Roy Hodgson
On the pitch - league cup - knocked out by Northampton Town ?!
19th in the league !! 19th ?!?!
Now compare that to right now
They got deserved criticism for the tickets , furlough and super league issues and each time they pulled out and I would expect them to learn from those mistakes
But no one can deny the improvements in the club since they day they bought the club - so imo it’s both sad and pathetic when I see them being attacked mainly because they aren’t spending enough of their own money for some
Which is all fair enough, but also surely it’s fair enough if others feel they could do more or go the extra mile?
Surely it doesn’t have to be one or the other, so black and white? You either are in your camp or way over in the other
That’s what can get frustrating in these types of debates, everyone thinks their view is completely right where the truth often is somewhere in the middle where both sides have valid and correct points
For me what you say is for the most part absolutely valid.. however you can see from the other side that it’s also valid that a fair few of the players we have now we wouldn’t have without selling players previously thought of as vital. Now yes they may have wanted to leave, and if anyone does then no problem, but it’s absolutely valid that the players who have replaced them wouldn’t be here had they not left. So again it’s valid to say that
I saw yesterday that you say about the 1b spend since they arrived, again valid.. however it only works out just over 20m a season over their time, which again is valid that couldn’t we at some point have spent more to solidify our position
It’s valid to say about the 1b but it’s also valid to say had we not sold near on 800m then that 1b would be a pipe dream
The wage bill is a more viable yard stick, we have increased that over the years to reflect the players we have, fair play, a valid point.
However the flip side is the Salah point, not to the point I actually don’t think it won’t be sorted but if it is, and I hope it is obviously, but the only way we revitalise this squad is by selling a big hitter, the evidence is there so isn’t debatable, so who goes to finance that? Because it won’t be done on a 20m yearly transfer spend, but the real sellable assets are getting older, unless one is sold this upcoming summer you have to wonder about the regeneration of this squad
All vital points for me, it doesn’t have to be you’re either in one camp or the other
They have done some fantastic things, they have done some sh*te.. they have rebuilt the club within their structure.. the next rebuild of it will either upset a lot - ie Salah is sold - or will be a start again process - ie Klopp sees out his current deal and leaves and this squad gets old with that process and loses sellable value, and we know they won’t fund that themselves