Well yeah, obviously. If we were successful then it would prove that his leadership wasn’t really a problem. But seeing as we aren’t doing as well as we should be then his way of doing things should be questioned, just as the manager’s should be and the players should be. Because we aren’t doing as well as we should be.
That’s a selective quote from a lengthy post, I don’t want it to look like I’m cherry picking a tiny thing I can disagree with. There is a lot of sense in your post to be fair, I don’t mind admitting that you are more knowledgeable about some of these things.
For instance, I’ve evidently misused some terms. Like investment vehicle, I evidently don’t know what this term means lol. I didn’t mean that the club had been used in leverage or anything like that. All I meant was that he merely sees the club as a good opportunity for investment. Buy it, let it tick over nicely because it is self-sustaining and appreciates in value. Maybe one day sell it at an increased price.
I also didn’t know that backdoor dividends was an actual term and something that was illegal. I used backdoor in a non legal way, it was just the word that came to my mind to describe what it looks like. If he is providing a genuine service to the tune of three million, that is the kind of contract that goes out to tender. Instead it was given to a company owned by Stan Kroenke. This doesn’t look like transparent behaviour. This is all I meant by back door, not that he’d actually committed an illegal act.
As for the quote part, I’ve read what you’ve posted there, you aren’t enlightening me with full context lol. It doesn’t make it any better. It was said that moving to the new stadium would allow us to compete with the best in the world, or at least the best in the country, we were one of the best in the country at the time. We knew that after a few years of working under shitty restrictions we’d be ready to compete. This is the club that he bought, so you’d have to be an idiot to start a reply by saying:
“For me, being an individual owner, I have to have some sort of reality involved. If you want to win championships then you would never get involved."
Those two sentences immediately dampen the hopes of all the fans, it completely goes against the idea that we are a club who care about winning the highest honours. You don’t get owners of other massive clubs saying such things. The rest that follows in the quote is just window dressing, the first two sentences sum up his attitude to owning sports clubs, because what I hear from everyone is that none of those other teams he owns are successful and he doesn’t really seem to give a shit. He isn’t passionate about any of them succeeding, and if he is passionate about it then he is incompetent. Same goes for here, if he really does care about us winning the big titles then he is incompetent and is running the club will enough, because in recent years we have been failing miserably to even challenge for them, let alone win them.
Anyway this long post is so ridiculously off topic, so I’m going to let things get back to Rob Holding. I’m not demanding the final word and telling you not to reply, I’d be interested to read your posts as I usually am, but I won’t reply.