*Listening to Shout Out Louds – Normandie*
This whole Liverpool ownership debacle has got me a-thinking. The sight of the bemused new owners sat in the directors box at Goodison asking Martin Broughton to explain what is actually going on got me thinking a bit more.
They know nothing about football apart from the fact that it’s not the same as their football. But is that a good thing for an owner? They’re not exactly going to abuse their power and start meddling in their manager’s plans.
They’re going to run the club, and allow their manager to do the work on the field and buy they players he would want by merely providing the funds. Not going out and providing the manager with a batch of players they wanted and expect him to make them into a functioning squad somehow. Sacking him when he can’t.
Then we have the likes of Milan Mandaric. A man who believes football began for him.
Then there’s Delia. An owner who cares almost too much. Her decisions are done not by her head but with emotion. This can/has result(ed) in managers being given too much time and the ruthlessness required to be truly successful being left at the door.