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  • colin colin Jan 18, 2013 01:21 Flag

    Are Yanks better than Arabs (or any other rich oil tycoons)?

    No Im NOT happy Dave I want the kind of owners Citeh and Chelski have and to hell with FFP which wont make any difference at all its toothless and once the scammers get to work trust me it will be gumless too !
    Any LFC fan says he would prefer FSG and their "business model" running our club as opposed to The Sheik or Roman just hasnt thought it through. Truth is we are all envious of those two clubs and te fact that all we have is these bottom line obsessed Yanks as owners. Give me the kind of owners who indulge their own passion for their clubs...everytime !
    Look its FSG who continue to employ this Ian Ayre ? Whats all that about they sent Commoli doown the road maybe Ayre should have been sent with him and Kenny left in place to carry on th good work he was clearly doing and I might add bringing some passion back to the club instead of giving us all 101 in basic economics !

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    • Hear hear Colin with you 100% on that..

      I've had enough of these FSG penny pinchers at LFC..

      Give us the Sheikh who wanted to buy LFC .. He'd have made us a huge club again.. We'd have had the players like Chelsea & Man City have.. rather than the players like Allen, Henderson, Downing etc..

    • To be honest I understand the jealousy some have for City and Chelsea because of the resources their owners bring. But after really thinking it through and looking at what I think is best not just right now, but long term I'm not sure that benefactor type ownership is best.

      Actually while it’s obvious the Glazers have milked Utd for as much as they can over the years to support their lifestyle and failing property business, I think I'd not mind the model Utd has had in place ever since the prem started. That is maximizing the profits, re-invest them into the club to generate even more success and profit, and keep the virtuous cycle going. Now that is great business, and it seems not bad for the supporters either.

      Now of course someone coming from outside with a couple billion to throw around sounds nice, and will of course have an impact, just as it has at Chelsea and City, but is it sustainable? Well as Robert will tell you its still working so why complain, but really for how long? Robert has of course seen great glory from Roman's money, and I wish I could say the same about our club, however will his kids (assuming he raises them as Blues) see the same success, what about his grandkids? Is there a foundation, is there a virtuous cycle, and is there something bigger than one man that has created a platform for the club to sustain success?

      We missed the boat back in the early 90s, not because we did not support the club enough, not because our owners were not rich enough (they were plenty rich enough) but because they were not business savvy enough. Let's not miss the boat again.