On a very simplistic basis, if you added £20m to each club’s 2011/12 figures then seven of the twelve (making 15 Premier League clubs in total!) would have made a profit, two would pretty much have broken even (QPR and Bolton) while the only real basket cases would have been Manchester City, Chelsea and Sunderland!
While a little knowledge can be dangerous, it has certainly helped us fill in the long sunny signing-free summer days, discussing the ramifications of Sharia law with regard to the Wonga/Cisse dispute.Who’d have thought it.
The realists – or negative gang, are convinced that MA is here to destroy us, taking every penny he can, selling everyone and signing no one. Hang on, that’s what he is doing!
Whilst the blind faith brigade, expect everyone to sing ‘Always look on the bright side of life’ as the club hierarchy smash in another nail through our hands, fixing us to our collective black and white crucifixes! Keep smiling and take it for the team – it will get better.
While Newcastle United continue their disgusting ploy of trying to make you take out a club membership even if you want to just go to one friendly match, Blackpool are obviously happy to take your money off you by whatever means.
The story so far has been one of Lyon’s owner making clear he desperately wants to get Gomis off the books to ease the financial pressures, while equally the player himself has made clear he will do things his own way and not be dictated to.