- Aug 25, 2011
Klopp said it pretty well the other day when asked about transfers: "We live in a world at the moment with a lot of uncertainty. For some clubs it seems to be less important how uncertain the future is as they are owned by oligarchs and countries, that's the truth".
Tony Bloom is no oligarch and as far as I know no country either.
PL clubs appear to have gone two ways this window. With the loss of all crowd revenue, reduced commercial income and a rebate due back to the broadcasters:
a) Brighton, Liverpool, West Ham, Burnley, perhaps others - acting accordingly.
b) Wolves, Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, ManU, Everton - acting as if nothing has changed. Their cash flow advantage over (a) can only have come from huge cash injections from owners.