Was just thinking a while back that it'll soon be 10 years in charge for FSG.
We know they had some teething troubles when they first came in, they got some pretty big things wrong, but to be fair, acted quickly to correct them.
I'm thinking of Commoli at this point, who would eventually be sacked.
It also took time to get the club financially stable, and people shouldn't underestimate how difficult a task this can be.
After the departure of KK, we had Rodgers, a strangely up his own arse kind of chap, who nevertheless had some pretty solid idea's, and alomst took us to the title.
Ultimately though, we failed, and it became noticeable that the job was too big for him.
The turn around in efficiency in transfers, which had previously seemed laboured, coincided with Mike Gordon upping his FSG stake to 12% (2nd largest shareholder), and taking on sole responsibility for LFC while Henry concentrated on the Red Sox and other US holdings.
Between them, Gordon and Edwards would not only streamline our recruitment process, but also modernise it, utilising computer metrics to find players to fit.
They didn't want stars, they wanted to make them, and they soon started making a much bigger impact, with their masterstroke, the appointment of Jürgen Klopp.
We went from a bunch of people pulling in different directions, to a single unit all working together towards a common goal.
It was exactly what we needed.
Klopp assembled his squad, but also showed his willingness to listen to his recruitment team, most noticeably, about Salah.
In the meantime, the stadium was expanded, a new training ground planned, and now further expansion is in the works.
It finally brought the club up to date.
Sponsorship, while always decent, really started to pour in, and they made some canny deals.
2 CL finals, 1 win, and now it looks like we are going to win the one that matters most.
I'd say you can roughly split their tenure into 2 parts; the first where things were not quite right, then the second where things clicked into place.
10/10 since they brought Klopp in.
6 or 7/10 before that.
They've done what they said they would.
It's taken a bit longer than many of us would like, but we're getting there.
Perhaps it's time to give them a bit more credit.
They have expanded their activity with some surprising purchases
Boston Red Sox
Roush Fenway Racing (50%)
Pawtucket Red Sox (10%)
Salem Red Sox
Fenway Sports Management
New England Sports Network (80%)
MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Fenway Sports Group Real Estate
Fenway Music Company
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