Stop talking four or six years hippo, the real question is would you rather swap our position for liverpool's?
Actually DeTimes the real question is would you want to swap our position now
for our postion from 1998-2005?
Especially given how the longer things go on and the more we find out the more the Club's claims of why we did what we did look like pure lies and deceptions.
Remember we did this to be more financially competitive with Man United. They didn't say they meant in 20 years or longer from now as now seems to be what the Club has hinted at and certainly Arsene Wenger has suggested did they when they sold us on this. Nor did they mention picking up 400 million pounds for themselves while making us even less competitive with United financially did they?
And don't even try to bring up Chelsea or City. Have we been more competitive financially with Man United is all that matters since that is what we were promised by those we trusted as custodians of the Club. So I will ask you have we? Yes or no. Have we spent more competitively on the transfer market? Yes or no? Have we paid our top players more competitively? Yes or No?
Those questions matter because the most important question has been answered - we would swap our position atop English Football and well up the ladder in Europe as well for were we are now because that is exactly what we chose by supporting the policies of the Board. Have we gotten any of what we promised in return?.
It's amazing how the Club assumed all of the risk, and the supporters sacrificed all of their hopes and dreams and the Board has collected virtually all of the reward after giving up as little as humanly possible and people still happily defend as honourable gentlemen and women whose sole motivation in any of this is purely the best interests of the Club they love just as we do. Amazing really. I guess the 400 million were just loyalty bonuses.
It's funny how many Gooners point out no other club would tolerate this sort of decline without action on the manager without realizing no other group of supporters would defend a Board that has so nakedly taken advantage of their loyalty to or trust in their Club and its owners. Remarkable really that.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/05/2012 15:56 by RadioFreeArsenal.