And as I said it’s now very sad for the sport when it’s seen that the only way for success is for a club to spend beyond its means and have ti rely on a rich person spending their own money - so it’s not about which club is run the best on and off the pitch but which club has the richest owner
FSG will make billions. Billions.
If they had spent more, it'd still be recovered. No problem.
Completely agree that football in general, the spending, the money etc. is rotten. It's putting me off it tbh. The decision to have the WC in Qatar. Infantino and his mob of cloying jellyfish.
But does anyone see anything changing much in the short/medium term? This is water we have to swim in.
Oh - and would many REALLY be happy for FSG to stay, and spend like that did in the Jan window just gone?
If they hadn't announced they were leaving, they would be under massive pressure to go anyway.
But FSG had already decided - we're not kicking them out - that THEY want to cash in and collect their winnings.
They believe now is the right time, and from their point of view, I can see the financial reasons why, looking at 'their product'.
With Jürgen, Edwards etc, FSG had a team in place to maximise the resources given.
Could anyone else have achieved what they did with the money available? Almost impossible.
Think FSG are Saints in a world of corruption?
Obviously they have done a lot of good, but they also wanted a super league, and some other stupid things they had to row back on.
They're business men, who yes, ran the club in a fiscally sound manner, and as a result they will likely achieve their end goal - to make a LOT of money - BUT they are leaving us with a squad in need of a lot of work after their under-investment.
They are money men. They're leaving. New money men will come in. And hopefully they will be able to back us more in the transfer market. Is that a bad thing, wanting more investment? You make it sound like it is.
We need to refresh the team. FSG won't do it.
And even if FSG had not announced they were going, we would NEED them to leave. Their model ran it's course some time back. It's not a perfect world, and the fact is we need owners that are willing to invest more in players than FSG have been doing. It's a step into the unknown, sure, and can only hope whoever comes in is a decent fit.