Fax Man wrote:Don't be conned into thinking we're a safe, stable business. We're anything but that. Bates is literally begging people for money at the moment. And I don't mean 'literally' in the Jamie Redknapp sense.
I've read the SR article and it still doesn't explain where the fuck all the money goes. We've borrowed to build all Bates' vanity shite around the stadium. We're certainly not spending it on wages or transfer fees (we must have a massive transfer profit since admin) yet we barely scrape profits. Fucking How? Are lawyers that expensive? How can we not be stable?
Some things that pissed me off on the article:
We won't negotiate with our own talented players (we could've extended the contracts of Gradel, Howson, BJ etc while paying them less than they're on now at their new clubs if we'd made a fair offer at a sensible time) but
saw sense to raise postman Shaun's wage in this time. Good stuff.
Our strong revenue areas (commercial + matchday) are in decline and can't be reversed. We're going to get down to the bare bones on matchdays people who go on saturdays because what else would they do. We've lost everyone else and barrier to enter is so high that the future support of our club is fucked. Frankly the prices and the contempt with which we are treated has put people right off. This cannot easily be reversed.
It highlights just how dumb bates is we have a better base to be promoted than anyone else in the league yet we squander it. He fritters cash on nonsense while promotion would benefit the club manyfold over all his shite. He wouldn't even really have to gamble to achieve it. Proves to me Bates isn't in this for the cash - his legacy at Chelsea was trashed and the stubborn cunt wants to be proved right. Makes him v. dangerous imo - he'll never change never admit culpability and probably doesn't want to sell. The future is grim.