I put questions into this thread like "What would you prefer - Chinese owners? British owners? Fan ownership?" and Al, bless him, will reply "I am not really arsed who owns us". You could have fooled me!
It's a cheap shot and a misconception of what we have been saying since day one.
They've improved the business side, i'm not arsed about the leaked emails saying it's a steal, we all knew it was an epic swindle, there's massive market to be tapped into cos we are a massively supported club, despite winning next to fuck all for quater of a century, it's a market rick parry and david moores should have tapped into but didn't know how. FSG have done what i expected from moores and parry, when united opened their mega store in the late 1980s moores and parry, the thick twats, thought a portacabin selling scarfs and badges was sufficient, when we won the champions league the dozy bastards had the club shop closed, while street vendors were flogging 1quid t-shirts for 20quid.
fsg are milking the cow, i don't mind all the non match day tat, events, that suck the tourist day tripper money, good luck to them, hope people have a nice day out, a nice tour, enjoy a meal, and the club get a nice chunk of money from it. I do care about match day fans getting mugged. I care about all those who want to pay and watch us getting the opportunity over 'sweet spot' to maximise profits.
On the business side, much improvement, no doubt, we are earning more than ever before, we want to spend what we earn, so why are we spending less net than when moores was running the portacabin show? Why do we have to wait to the summer to have a sit down discussion and see who's to blame for it going wrong, why dont they employ someone with football qualifications to run the show, if they arent gonna turn up, moores for all his faults was at least on the sodding bus with the manager at every game and was aware the instant it happened that a player has a knock that might fuck up the script.
Klopp demands so much physically from his players that for me they have burnt out.
We need a bigger squad with capable replacements so he can rotate more without the massive drop off in quality.
Us know nothings, unqualified in the game, suspected the squad wasn't capable of going the entire season.
A coach, employed by munich, city, etc quibbled whether it was sustainable over the course of the season.
Football writers didn't expect us to challenge for the title for some reason either.
Despite our lack of intimate knowledge of the health of players, experience in the game, coaching methods, fitness, stamina there were a fair few doubting thomases.
The pertinent question is, who on the board had a scooby of that negative scenario of us not going the distance transpiring? who on the board with power and influence to change things thought there is a possibility that squad depth, despite lack of european footy, given the gegenpressing approach might actually tire players, and coupled with injuries and african cup, that our depth might be tested to the max in the merry month of december/january?
Henry? linda? Werner? Gordon? Who on the board, with power, has any football qualifications to make an impartial judgement call?
Cmon, the football decisions are as poor a call as business call of a portacabin and it effects us just as badly.