August 16, 2004

Plot to shake up Manchester United board: with rumors that Mal Glazer wants to take control without buying out the other shareholders, over issues with how current management is failing to maximize non-UK revenues from the world's largest club fan base. However, unless Sir Alex can get things in shape fairly fast, how long will the fans remain their's? (And was Arsenal impressive yesterday?)

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:40 AM - 4 comments

Go Chelsea! It's nice to look at the table and see Man U fourth from bottom. Everton is last, but I actually feel sad about that.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:44 AM on August 16, 2004

What was up with ManU yesterday. Chelsea bunkered after their goal and ManU proceeded to control the match without ever putting the ball in the net. If they have to rely on Forlan at all until Ruud returns, they may be looking up at Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal and be too far back to make a run (someting I'd personally relish).

posted by trox at 12:29 PM on August 16, 2004

Would Sir Alex be shown the door if they didn't qualify for Champions League or at least UEFA Cup? ;-)

posted by billsaysthis at 05:18 PM on August 16, 2004

The profitability of a team (what the shareholders care about) does not necessarily relate to the team's winning or losing. Harold Ballard could tell you that.

posted by molafson at 09:41 PM on August 16, 2004

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