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Re: .........Losing Interest?
Posted by: soapylily
Date: 01/04/2012 09:27
Watched Moneyball on the plane yesterday - great movie about Billy Beane who (temporarily) transformed the Oakland A's baseball team by buying players and using them based purely on their statistical records (because they had to sell to survive) and saving a fortune along the way for the owners. It strikes me there is a very fine line between success and failure in professional sport and if you 'have an edge' for a while with a new approach then you wont have it for long.
Billy Beane is still there ten plus years down the line, having turned down a huge (12.5million a year) offer from the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland A's are back where they used to be. I dont see BFC ever getting back to the heights Harry Potts once took them unless they are lucky enough to trip over the new Brian Clough or Alex Ferguson and even then how could they keep hold of them? In the meantime fingers crossed that Eddie can take us back to the promised land in the not too distant future with no money and no 'edge' over the competition....

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