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20 Jan 2020 20:31:36
Not here to gloat but wanted to say we understand where you are now. We went from bad owners to clueless ones. When Hicks and Gilet came in we were nearly wiped out financially. The biggest problem with US owners is the sports are run completely different, no relegation, playoffs to win trophy, salary caps and so on. The Glazers saw an opportunity to take over from an excelllent group of owners invest small amounts and take out huge amounts of money. After 10 years of this the club are under financial pressures but more importantly it's being run by clowns like ours was under H&G. If the Glazers don't sell they need to at least recognize they are destroying the brand. We were extremely lucky with FSG and they made mistakes at the beginning but they learned. They adapted. The fix for you won't be the next 2 windows buying new stars it's about setting up the club for success. If they can do that now you could see results in a couple of years, if not it could be like us and take 20 more. Good luck for the rest of the season and let the gloaters gloat, after 30 years it's a bit of pressure to be released. Cheers.


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1.) 20 Jan 2020 21:29:36
I hold no love for the Glazers. I regard their leveraged buy out and the amount of money that went to covering debt over their first 8-10 years to be the starting point of our decline, but at this point in time, the reason for the malaise is not necessarily the ownership but the management. The Glazers themselves are not responsible for the club structure, it's the CEO. Nor are they responsible for the selection of manager and players. New owners would not necessarily cure anything, especially if they leave the operational structure in place.

Some of this (a lot, perhaps) is down to bad management but some of it is cyclical. No team can stay at the top for ever. Regime changes result in changes in ethos and style, and results. United have not yet discovered an identity for the post-Ferguson era. Neither have Arsenal in the wake of Wenger's departure. New owners per se won't solve the problems - they will need to make the right decisions.

2.) 21 Jan 2020 04:39:49
I'm not sure if the owners are mostly to blame.
We have spent close to 1 Billion in recruiting players over the last decade which have also seen us having the world's 2nd highest wage bill.

This means although we have spent money, it has been spent poorly.
Ultimately this means, we have poor decision makers with respect to footballing matters.

Unless the structure is fixed, every manager will just be another pawn.

3.) 21 Jan 2020 09:44:30
The owners only started throwing the money around when things had started to go wrong . If they had spent some of that money on players in Fergie's later years the club would have been in a better position for the hand over post Fergie .

I know some will say when fergie left we were champions but in reality he got one last tune out of great players coming to the end of the line and decent but not hectic squad players, and was lucky it was a season with no really outstanding team around of the calibre of the current Liverpool and City teams.



06 May 2018 01:01:42
Just wanted to come over and say we are all hoping Sir Alex pulls through. We may be driven crazy of his success but at the end of the day he deserves everyone's respect and well wishes.





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