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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:20 PM

5. His wife had relatives in Barcelona

she's Uruguayan.

FSG lol don't get me started. *Not saying they're bad owners! But: Massively overpaid for players early on, hired bad managers, kept awful employees, and now back to focusing on keeping debt low in case someone comes look at the books to buy. Footie clubs are a lot more attractive when carrying little debt. That's why breaking the bank for a defender like Van Dijk doesn't make sense to them without selling players. Van Dijk at 60million is not twice the player a defender at 30 million would be.

I'm not hoping for a sugar daddy for LFC (a la Chelski, PSG, Man City per se), but although City's and PSG's business "models" may not look sustainable, they will be sustainable as long as their own businesses are.

Those owners want to win, not re-sell. FSG want to sell and get a nice return on investment. Some board member$ have never stepped foot in Merseyside. They know they can't compete with the elite club$ and their moneyball approach only works to an extent.

As for the TV deals, the TV deals are not going to collapse, but if the money offered goes down in the future, they will just cause prices to go up and the costs will be passed on to fans (big LFC disadvantage compared to London based clubs). When TV money goes down, we will start hearing about a European superleague. It's the next logical step to sustain this 100 million player sillyness.

Nice chatting with you OnDoutside!





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