He and me at the same club no longer works
However, I can't help but think this is a naïve position now that I have reflected on it over recent months.
Some seem to boil football down to being a business, and that because BC is a "businessman" then its all fine. However, if football is as black & white as this, then I should only base decisions on whether to go or not purely on value for money, right?
If BC, who will inevitably reduce spending on the playing side to allow him to repay himself as much of his £18m as he can get (people MUST agree on that, right??), ends up putting on a budget "show" (i.e. kids and other off cast players), then I would assume he will also cut the prices for watching this "show"? If football is just a business & he doesn't offer me a discount then I'll say that this isn't good value, and sorry, I won't consume this product. If the football is good value, with good players for the money, then great - Let's all go along.
However, football isn't just a business, well not to me anyway. It is an emotional thing. It is a community of people that evokes passion, loyalty, feelings of belonging, etc. So I don't have to make decisions based purely on thoughts of value for money.
Feelings of justice, integrity, hope, etc. start to come into it.
In my opinion BC is scum. He will happily bleed this community dry. Happily exploit the emotional attachments I have described above to make up for his amateur business skills in which he lent £18m to a bloke who may not even exist!
Can't wait for such a brilliant businessman to run the club again! He is, after all on a hat-trick... a hat-trick of administrations. Top class businessman. Premier League in fact.
So his followers, welcome him back & give him (yet) another chance if you want, but I'm done with this guy. He & me at the same club no longer works.
Written by Pompeytim and originally posted in this forum thread - here.
The views within this article are the views of the individual who wrote and submitted this piece, sometimes solely theirs. They are not necessarily shared by the Vital Pompey Site Journalists.
Click here to make your prediction: Carlisle v Pompey.
Vital Pompey on: Vital Pompey on: