- Jul 15, 2005
Are we sure someone will buy Liverpool or Utd? Is it time to rename the Premier League to the Sovereign Wealth Fund League?
The club's revenues are really high. The question for any potential owner is can they foot the purchase price and capital improvements the club needs. I've read more than once that Old Trafford has seen much better days. As you noted, that is where the Glazers really did the club wrong - by not reinvesting in it.For years people have been saying that United is a financial giant. The club could spend more than they do now every summer because the cash coming in from sponsorships and fans is insane.
The Glazers use it as their personal piggy bank.
I think there will be a long list of suitors.
This one doesn’t. Devil you know and all that. FSG has done a great job running the club IMO. They’ve managed to compete at the very top of the table without the financial might of many of their competitors. Sadly that might change of course. When the Glazers sell United to the Saudis and they hire a competent front office no one will compete with them.Also, Liverpool's fans don't necessarily want Henry to sell, do they? They know they're not getting anything better from an oligarch or a more banker-minded leech billionaire. They have an EPL title and a UCL win in the last 4 years, upgraded stands, other infrastructure. Anyone who will win an auction probably won't be in a position to do the same.
Or more likely CL footy wasn't about Ronaldo.
Because you're old, at the end of the line and the very best don't want you anymore.Needs money for the kids? Why else’s would you stop playing against the best?
They're buying his fame and image. The sporting events are just for show.I mean, if Ronaldo just halved his salary the club could probably purchase another couple over-the-hill stars and have a fighting chance of making it to the Club World Cup and springing an upset or whatever.
Better than German for Schumacher.I guess “Neuer” is German for “Lonborg.”
Ugh… Too soon.Better than German for Schumacher.
Maybe it's a different thing in Europe. It's standard in American contracts now. I remember Cal Ripken Jr loved pickup hoops so much he negotiated a clause to enable him to keep playing it - the point being that he had to make a point to do that.Don’t many athletes have contract clauses banning this?
No word on whether they cited TransferMarkt valuations in order to arrive at the € 50M they would've been expected to recoup from selling their foreign players.Shakhtar chief executive Sergei Palkin told The Athletic his club owe around €37million to clubs but require “reparations” from FIFA to cover the losses endured last summer.
Palkin said: “Clubs will start to ask for all our debts and I don’t know how to repay those debts if I have no possibility to sell players. This is the biggest problem. I have an issue with one club and I believe others will come.
“We are still open to sit with FIFA and discuss all our issues and find ways forward. We propose to establish a reparation fund for Ukrainian clubs affected by the suspension of the contracts. There are a lot of losses, not only Shakhtar, but other clubs with the same story.”
He says, however, that contact with FIFA has been minimal. He claims FIFA “do not see us even through a microscope”. He adds: “We tried to knock on the FIFA door many times but it has been complete silence.”
Many folks in the Reddit thread on this said the exact same thing. Non story if you're an ex-pat rather than a citizen.A friend of mine from college moved to Saudi Arabia with his fiancée for a short period in the 2005 time frame. He’s adamant that no real accommodation has been made for CR7 and that foreign nationals are granted the right to live with unwed significant others on a regular basis. He thinks this is a total non-story. Right now my Google Fu only brings up the Ronaldo situation. Anybody else have any insight?
Especially strange since Portugal has developed a strong group of managers over the last 20 years. Even Rui Jorge, who manages the U-23 manager, would have made sense since he's worked with a number of the senior players and hasn't shown an inclination to move to club football. Martinez feels like the Cris Carter philosophy of always having a fall guy.Which isnt a harsh enough word to describe my beloved Portugal MNT choosing to hire fucking Roberto Martinez to replace Santos. Any time you can hire the guy who failed with Belgiums golden generation I guess you have to take it? What an awful and devastating choice for a promising group of Portuguese players