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|Be careful what you wish for |
at 19:49 3 Mar 2021
I would've thought ITFC fans would perhaps be a little bit reticent about big changes, but it seems as though almost everyone wants Gamechanger 20 to take majority ownership.
Just ask yourself, why? Why would a group of US investment brokers and asset managers be interested in purchasing ITFC? They have no connection to ITFC or to Suffolk, and not much connection to football, so what are they hoping to do? Why are they doing searches on the land ownership around our training facilities?
If we had a potential investor who was genuinely a real football nut, and had tens of millions money to splurge, I would love to see it. I just don't see anything like that with these Americans and I'm worried that they will asset strip the club and ruin us. In my humble opinion, ME has been far too involved in tinkering with football matters, and has in the past not picked the right managers. But he has provided enough dosh for us to have the best squad in League 1 . Better the devil you know - I would be happy now to see what Paul Cook can do, and see if we can get promoted without selling out to people I don't trust.
|Finally, something really worth discussing|
at 20:59 14 Oct 2020
How football in England is funded.
I am so glad that the Project Big Picture has (i) been raised as an issue by the big 6 and (ii) been overturned.
The fact that it has been raised by the big 6 shows how frightened they are (yes - the big 6!) of losing the lower leagues. They have recognised (and probably did many years ago) that a Premier League without relegation, and thus promotion from below, would very soon be the source of ridicule. It is the fact of relegation that makes the Premier League the spectacle and pinnacle of competition that it is. Without relegation, it is just showbusiness - not sport.
The big 6 are running scared - the £50M is just a very short term sticking plaster.
If one good thing has come to sport from Coronavirus, it is surely that it has accelerated this crisis and the identification that the enormous TV revenues generated do not belong almost entirely in the Premier League - they must be shared across the whole professional football pyramid. I would propose that 50% of the revenues go to the Prem, 25% to the Championship, 12.5% to League 1 etc. That would be a way to ensure excellence is rewarded, the football structures are strong, and to curb the obscene riches in the Premier League.
|This rotten electoral system|
at 08:37 15 Dec 2019
SNP 3.9% of votes - 48 seats
DUP 0.8% of votes - 8 seats
Sinn fein 0.6% of votes - 7 seats
Tories 43.6% of votes - 365 seats
Greens 2.7% of votes - 1 seat
Brexit was a sideshow. The planet is falling to bits, but the one party that puts the environment first cannot get its voice heard because of our biased electoral system. 2.7% of people is quite a lot, considering that nearly all of those people knew it was a wasted vote. If we had proportional representation, not only would the Greens have won about 17 seats based on the %, but would probably have won way more as the vote is no longer wasted. Meanwhile, under a Tory government, we will continue to be misled that the big issue was Brexit. And we will leave a ruined planet for our children and grandchildren.
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