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Hanto
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2988 posts since 30/11/09

posted 21 Apr 2021 10:57, edited 21 Apr 2021 10:57
swiftus wrote:
Hanto wrote: It's no different than what happened with Wesfarmers taking over Homebase and gutting the DIY part and trying to sell loads of BBQs, or UPS buying Italian courier services and saying that they will cut out lunch breaks to increase productivity, ignoring the efforts made by unions to get those culturual elements of work formulised in the first place. Essentially, it comes down to understanding your market and audience.

Completely get that (I used to work in M&A Advisory, so many horror stories…). But this is something so public and so emotional. John Henry literally would've had to pick up the phone to Klopp to find out how bad of an idea this was.

I guess that's what I mean. It's the same thing, but actually means something and is the same scenario on steroids! It's more to do with being completely out of touch and is the sceanrios above, but with something that actually matters to people.

I guess a similar business example is something like Cadbury shifting production from Bornville. Bottom line/revenue is one thing; killing the essence of the thing that you invested, and what helped make it what it was, is another. Same thing here but much more; I'm definitely a casual Spurs fan, but some people's whole lives revolve around their club in some cases. I only have to look at my Grandad for that.
Anto
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4034 posts since 19/1/12

21 Apr 2021 11:03
joeyjojo wrote: The calls for the owners to leave are a bit stupid right. I know Carragher has said about FSG but who’s gonna buy them?!? Another business with the same ideals who may or may not give us 150 million to buy Alison and VVD. It’s so stupid and misguided !

IMO out of the 12 teams, there are 10 that tagged along for the FOMO on a potential opportunity of easy cash, but ther are two (Madrid and Juve) that are heavily exposed. Perez and Agnelli should disappear soon hopefully.

Still in doubt about Gazidis, but highly confident he was one of the orchestrator. Wouldn't mind he leaving my team soon
caol87
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2279 posts since 28/6/14

posted 21 Apr 2021 11:26, edited 21 Apr 2021 11:26
swiftus wrote:
joeyjojo wrote: The calls for the owners to leave are a bit stupid right. I know Carragher has said about FSG but who’s gonna buy them?!? Another business with the same ideals who may or may not give us 150 million to buy Alison and VVD. It’s so stupid and misguided !

How do Bayern Munich survive as an elite European club with decent financials without having a billionaire owner?

Not saying fan-ownership is the default correct answer…just saying that there are alternative models out there…

German clubs have usually always been run well, no sky high ridiculous ticket prices either where you don't have to break the bank every other weekend…
swiftus
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1453 posts since 1/7/09

21 Apr 2021 11:44
Anto wrote: IMO out of the 12 teams, there are 10 that tagged along for the FOMO on a potential opportunity of easy cash, but ther are two (Madrid and Juve) that are heavily exposed. Perez and Agnelli should disappear soon hopefully.

This is increasingly looking like the story. The American owners were dangled a huge wedge of £££ and blindly (stupidly) followed…
NumBerS
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3352 posts since 5/3/04

21 Apr 2021 11:44
waiting to see what the penalties are for this. surely it has to be huge for bringing the game into (such) disrepute.
swiftus
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1453 posts since 1/7/09

21 Apr 2021 12:43
NumBerS wrote: waiting to see what the penalties are for this. surely it has to be huge for bringing the game into (such) disrepute.

Slap on the wrist and forcing each team to start Fellaini for 5 games next season
Hanto
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2988 posts since 30/11/09

21 Apr 2021 14:19
Agnelli surely has enough friends in high places to be safe? Not least his family interests.
Razorlight123
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4935 posts since 13/1/10

9 May 2021 17:42
The West Ham shirt is way too heavy for Benrahma, he should've stuck with Brentford and had a season in the prem with them - before looking for pastures anew
smith
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11303 posts since 5/5/04

9 May 2021 19:42
Big Sam finally relegated.
swiftus
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1453 posts since 1/7/09

10 May 2021 07:58
Razorlight123 wrote: The West Ham shirt is way too heavy for Benrahma, he should've stuck with Brentford and had a season in the prem with them - before looking for pastures anew

Bees up, Fulham down…could actually happen
Razorlight123
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4935 posts since 13/1/10

10 May 2021 08:01
Brentford annoy me and I'm not even a fan - should have been promoted to the prem 2 consecutive seasons now; I can see them flopping again unfortunately.
caol87
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2279 posts since 28/6/14

posted 10 May 2021 09:39, edited 10 May 2021 09:39
Razorlight123 wrote: Brentford annoy me and I'm not even a fan - should have been promoted to the prem 2 consecutive seasons now; I can see them flopping again unfortunately.

Being a Fulham fan it would tickle me if they flopped it again, thats all they sing those buzzing bees, its never actually happened, so they should hush it until it does which i really hope DOESN'T!

We all know the hierarchy in west London, Chelski, FFC, QPR, ->Brentford<-
swiftus
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1453 posts since 1/7/09

10 May 2021 10:30
We also sing, "Diego…"

Laughing out loud
swiftus
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1453 posts since 1/7/09

posted 12 May 2021 11:18, edited 12 May 2021 11:18
caol87 wrote: Being a Fulham fan it would tickle me if they flopped it again, thats all they sing those buzzing bees, its never actually happened, so they should hush it until it does which i really hope DOESN'T!

Second part ticked off…
caol87
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2279 posts since 28/6/14

12 May 2021 11:20
swiftus wrote:
caol87 wrote: Being a Fulham fan it would tickle me if they flopped it again, thats all they sing those buzzing bees, its never actually happened, so they should hush it until it does which i really hope DOESN'T!

Second part ticked off…

Bournemouth fan for a week, come on the Cherries!
joeyjojo
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4575 posts since 24/8/06

16 May 2021 17:25
Alisson !!!!
rural
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17771 posts since 26/9/06

16 May 2021 17:32
Scenes
Davinho
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2364 posts since 2/12/08

16 May 2021 17:41
Unreal, what a header. Nice interview with him after the game.
smith
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11303 posts since 5/5/04

16 May 2021 18:24
My teams comeback, Alisson header and La Liga drama just now, got me needing a lie down.

Pure theatre!

Still got PSG to come to see if they are going to balls up the league too tonight. Shocked
TROYBOY
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885 posts since 28/2/12

17 May 2021 15:24
barca shit the bed again i see