Some issues were brought up. Due to the limited time available, I will address them in a week or so. Some others, I will leave to be judged by common sense. Suggesting that an entity can’t put to use an extra cash lying around is certainly a fresh take on things.
- The amortization is what I have the real problem with. A better management in that area will save The Club more money than any potential pay cuts. It was my belief this will be an obvious conclusion to be drawn. Instead, many of you were quick and very passionate in defending our heroes’ self esteem and bank accounts.
- The propositions made are, clearly, part of the long-term strategy and geared towards future. A different way of evaluating players, consequent change in pay structure, and better managing of the amortization expense (transfer policy) are intended to have savings as a trend
- Due to the time constraints and preferred size of the post, the author can only cover as much. Hence, I wasn’t able to discuss the ways of improving revenue, transfer policy, and a potential acquisition as a way of replacing Alves. Each in its own warrants a separate lengthy post sometime in the near future.
- The pictures are generally intended as a place to rest your eyes on. Some of them will carry a ‘hidden message’. HT to readers Ryan and Blitzen for recognizing ‘the irony’.
- The Board under Laporta had already been approved an increase in ticket prices. The new management decided not to follow through. It probably has nothing to do with it but the first team shirt will soon have a new logo at the front
- The most important, as good and prosperous as the period The Club is going through right now, there is always room left for improvement. The Club needs to keep raising the bar regardless of the level competition is on at the moment