- Oct 14, 2018
The club would clearly have had to cut it's expenditure without the player sales and we may well have found ourselves back at non-league at some point. However, even in the darkest days when we famously 'took our eyes off the ball' I don't think we were close to going broke, although the Grimes money obviously helped get us out of rather a big hole.Yes, our competitors rely on sugar daddies to save them : they too have limits on their income from attendance and marketing. They would go broke if not for those sugar daddies : marketing and PR wouldn't save them and they don't have such a great academy as we do. We too would have gone broke without the sales of players like Ollie et al
I realise that relying on selling players will come unstuck sooner or later - my guess is probably later.
But the fact remains that we have had PR and marketing at City for many years and I assume they have done their utmost to find business. They do find business, but there are limits to what City can achieve with that : it's not "the sea is my ocean".
We haven't averaged 6000 for a very long time : what makes you think somebody can come along suddenly and achieve that? Only big success on the field or big reductions in ticket pricing can approach anywhere near that number, not constantly adding to the PR and marketing side.
We've got as many directors as Shell Global. I think we're getting too top heavy in favour of our non-playing side of the club, to be honest.
As for the rest of the post I don't totally disagree with you but don't really know enough about it to comment in detail. All I would say, is that everything I've seen of Nick Hawker and Richard Pym has been impressive so I'm happy enough to put my trust in them.