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February 13, 2019, 04:46:44 PM
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Bluedylan


Wishful thinking for those that want any easy way out of the grind. The equivalent of not be arsed to try at your job, and trying to win the lottery every week.

It ain't going to happen. We need to do what we do much better. That's the way out, not Usmanov as a deus ex machina.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.


February 13, 2019, 07:03:45 PM
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Bluedylan


Easy way out? It’s the only way out

It's not. See Spurs.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

February 13, 2019, 10:48:40 PM
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Bluedylan


What have Spurs won? Money is behind the success of pretty much every club seriously competing for the biggest competitions.

It's clearly not everything, nor is it a magic wand without the proper people in place to use it, but long term success relies on being able to financially compete with the very top teams.

Although I was being flippant, there are going to be exceptions (Spurs have done well, Atletico) but it's a narrow road that relies on not losing the manager capable of success under such conditions.

Spurs are winning unbelievably to be in the position they are, on their net spend. It's absurd (in my opinion) to judge them solely on trophies.

Of course money matters, but praying for some windfall from a 3rd world dictator isn't the way forward. Much better to just make much better decisions throughout the club and maximise performance and potential that way.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.


January 03, 2020, 11:44:16 PM
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Bluedylan


Conflicted.

I don't actually know the extent of what he has/hasn't done because a lot of it seems to be shrouded in mystery/rumour and misinformation, but some of the stuff he's been accused of is pretty heinous. I don't like to condemn anyone based on hearsay, but then it'd be pretty naive to think that his hands haven't been very dirty in different ways.

Don't think you should just turn your principles off, because it benefits Everton though. The test of principles is when it's difficult to have them, not when it's easy.

''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

January 04, 2020, 02:25:10 AM
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Bluedylan


Football's a corrupted business I'm afraid as vast amounts of money tends to do that. Whilst I agree with your ethical stance it won't change the big picture but it would benefit us if he did invest. I'm certain Abromovich washed millions in dirty money when he bought Chelsea... Also, he too is ethically dodgy by his connections. If Usamov can help us jump in to the top levels  I'll swallow and think of wiping the smug smile off those bastards over the park. That would be priceless my friend.

Yeah everyone’s different and i’m certainly not gonna slag anybody off who feels differently to me at all.

Just putting my view out there.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

March 15, 2020, 08:00:12 AM
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Bluedylan


''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.