Big heart, hot blood and balls. Big balls
- Nov 18, 2004
His long term damage involved leaving financially secure, owning your own stadium having spent almost his whole tenure in the PL. Something a majority of football clubs fans would describe as their golden age.Again, the damage Ashley did to our club was over 14 years, not simply the last few seasons before the sale. It's easy to score internet points with though, I guess. "How can Ashley possibly be considered a bad owner when he bought that player for £40m?" How can he be a bad owner when he appointed Benitez?!"
We got promoted with a larger budget, because we sold more than we brought in. We did get promoted, but why were we relegated in the first place?
The minute you start actually looking into his tenure, beyond the surface layer, the more the reality of the situation becomes clear.
And before anyone repeates the same thing, I'm not looking for sympathy, other fanbases have had far, far worse. But everybody's battles are their own.