$tan Kroenke Becomes Sole Owner

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by OnlyOne, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Papa Wonga

    Papa Wonga Well-Known Member

    I Think he gets a lot of unwarranted flak, Yeah he's a dick to us out of all his other sport ventures, but these last few months he's bought out our debt, he gave arteta the player he wanted. When you take into account the debt and the partey transfer he's spent £200m this year.

    On top of that we have a MASSIVE opportunity to play around with wages next summer thank's to getting rid of the highly paid wankfest we have in deadwood. I think next summer will be our biggest ever imho, if the market is stable.

    This is not in anyway me saying I love the owners, I'm saying they're dicks, but in the last few months thats been downgraded to semi-dicks. Although I might re-upgrade to dicks after not paying the money for aouar and ****ing around all window when thomas could've been here start of august.

  2. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Jep welcome to the real world, close it up mods
  3. FinnGooner

    FinnGooner Well-Known Member

    DM Kroenke. None of us can do anything about it
  4. say yes

    say yes Thread Title Abuser

    I’m critical of the Kroenke’s a lot, but I think they deserve a huge amount of credit this summer.

    Don’t think many clubs have been hit as badly by the pandemic as us, yet they’ve stuck their hand into their own pocket to help us out. Restructured our debts and then underwrote our transfer business. Genuinely didn’t see that coming: I’m slightly shocked.

    They’re never going to be sugar daddy oligarchs but, equally, spending their own money to help us out is not how Americans owners typically run a franchise. Credit where it’s due.
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  5. scytheavatar

    scytheavatar Well-Known Member

    We are not a charity organization, if we want to be a big club hiring many people we need to show results on the pitch. Which will require us signing players like Partey. If we can't produce results then we are no bigger a club than Everton and should downsize ourselves accordingly.
  6. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    You can't stop this, 'we've spent loads of money' posting. It's as if the Kroenke's are doing their best, but all our managers have been ****ing it up.

    When the price of each 25 man squad is published by CIES later this month you need to take a good long look at it.
  7. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character Trusted

    Hardly an elephant in the room. Our core business is football not burger sales or apartment sales. We need a football team not burger flippers. Scouting has been streamlined another job lost to automation.
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  8. thierrytheking14

    thierrytheking14 Well-Known Member

  9. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    The club is trying to operate efficiently and trying to streamline it's operation.
    We have far higher number of employees than city and Chelsea. Even after the 55 redundancies, we still have more employees than them.

    The club is just trying to trim the fat.
  10. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

    Also I heard something about the strategy to build from the ground up with a more data oriented approach? Following the Liverpool way to success. Sounds like a good idea.
  11. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Like Macho said it isnt related to money. Would be a bit ridiculous to think like that when we only make a saving of around 20-50k a year per person.

    Streamlining the organisation to make it more efficient. Was always going to happen with the shake up at board level. If we wasn't in the middle of a pandemic nobody would batter an eyelid at it.
  12. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    With all due respect my friend, it doesn’t seem that you get we are a business at all.

    Greed is good
    Nice guys come last
    Sh1t rolls downhill

    Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the worst of men, for the worst of reasons, will work for the benefit of us all.

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  13. Jason Jace

    Jason Jace Member

    Job losses happens, it's part of life, most people on this forums has lost their jobs as a result of one thing or another at some point in their lives

    The club is restructuring, trying to streamline it operations and trying to cut uneccasay expenditures
    Just last week Chevron announced that they were gonna reduced their number of employees worldwide
    It happens and life goes on
  14. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    We do live in a **** world, luckily I live in Sweden, less ****.
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  15. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    We are at almost £700M spent since 14/15 now. Tell me that's not enough to build a top squad.

    In the past two summers we're now up to £220M spent and a net spend of £150M.

    With Tierney, Pepe, Partey, Gabriel, Saliba, Martinelli, Luiz and Ceballos coming in those two summers.

    Managers can **** up you know, no matter how much you love them.
  16. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    Players are capital expenditure, an investment so you could say. Any cost that doesn't bring in revenue is an expense.

    Best to view anything to do with the pitch as a separate business, as others have said we were streamlining too. These staff cuts would/should have happened regardless of Covid.
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  17. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    In addition we kicked Raul out from the management department. It was not just kicking low-paid workers, but scouts too when they thought they're not needed in similar amounts. Also not the usual way in which the management keeps their high-paid jobs untouched while low-paid people suffer.
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  18. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief

    The money we spent on Partey will go down as £45m/4 each year so. £12.5m negative on balance sheet. Gabriel will go down as £22m/5 so £4.2m negative. Martinez almost balances this out from an FFP point of view as his sale will all count this year.

    However in the real world we've spent £72m on two players in the context of large losses.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2020
  19. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    What does this actually mean?
  20. Corbulo

    Corbulo Well-Known Member

    The elephant has left the room a long time ago and he's enjoying himself in the savannas. The beautiful game no longer exists. We are captive consumers of a worldwide business where not much, if any, consideration is given to the fans' perspective on the game. Football has lost its core identity and its connection with the fans in its quest to become a global corporate entity. Feels like a futile conversation.

    Just look at the irony of this: Emirates Stadium - Victoria Concordia Crescit.

    Here's also a picture of Franco Foda, Austria national team coach wearing a Raiffeisen Bank pin.

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