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January 21, 2018, 08:24:45 PM
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He could do a lot worse than look at that lot across the park in how to structure the football side of the business. They clearly have a strategy, a plan, a way of playing, a method of player recruitment which, in any other given season, would see them challenging for the title. All done while playing entertaining football and self sustainable by buying and selling wisely.

Pains me to say it but they're light years ahead both on and off that park.

They were all over the place for a bit though.


January 22, 2018, 01:08:00 AM
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If Usmanov's coming on board why are we fucking about giving the council two thirds of the new stadium?

Why would anyone want to pay for it if there’s a cheaper alternative?

However much money you’ve got £500m is a lot so the club would be borrowing it from somewhere. 

January 22, 2018, 01:12:45 AM
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Is he saving it or giving up a stake in something?

Council won’t be owning the ground. They’re guaranteeing the loan (which will be at lower rate than a private finance option).

If no council involvement we’d be paying x2 interest for example.


January 23, 2018, 03:02:26 PM
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We’re 20th in the Deloitte money league...

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11218807/manchester-united-pip-real-madrid-to-top-deloitte-money-league

But only 10th in the PL.

I know it’s only revenue based but we’re not actually in a massively better position that teams we consider also rans.

From their CL run last year Leicester pulled in £60m more than us.

January 23, 2018, 03:45:50 PM
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Guessing their ticket prices are quite high?

Although I’ve no actual knowledge of the socio-economic situation in Southampton... :eh:

August 07, 2018, 05:55:54 PM
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I also believe he couldn't sponsor the stadium or the training ground if he comes on-board, so maybe he will sit as a silent partner?

The rules are that the sponsorship has to be in line with the market.

So if we had a deal that was 100 times more than anyone else, it would look dodgy.

If it’s in line with other deals (which for us is a big increase) then it would be fine.


August 15, 2018, 12:33:30 PM
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“Moral support”.

Yes I’m sure that’s what he might have meant.

February 14, 2019, 12:11:47 AM
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Spurs show you can become competitive without money.

What they haven’t yet shown either by winning, or how they cope without the manager and loss of 2/3/4 stars (it’s easier to replace a RB than Kane/ Eriksen etc.) is that they can better the money teams when it really counts.

At the moment it’s still clubs with massive money who win.

Atlético are a better example but the comparison isn’t so straight forward as although they are way behind Madrid and Barça they’re still 3rd in a big league which gives them better access to players than maybe even Arsenal, say.

The winners are increasingly those with most money.

As a sustainable strategy over 15-20 years we need to find a niche which is self sustaining, even if it’s ceiling is limited.

Given the barriers to entry of the top 5 (excluding spurs moneywise) here even with a richer billionaire there’s no guarantee of breaking through to the top of that group.

We’re yet to see the exit of a mega benefactor and it’s impact but it might not be pretty.

So we need a model that enables consistent performance at a reasonably high level that isn’t reliant on individuals.

You’d assume that would be with development of younger players attracted through the possibility of first team minutes at a good level.