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06 Jan 2024 19:06:57
Before we get too carried away. Lausanne Sport, a cautionary tale. is worth a gloogle.

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07 Jan 2024 01:19:28

I admit to being a little worried whilst also excited about what is happening.

On the one hand SJR is no business clown, but he is NOT a football expert and when I hear admittedly click bait rumours you can’t help but worry he is going to be like a bird with shiny paper with some of the names he may or may not push onto ETH.

Only time will tell eh!

07 Jan 2024 14:27:03
Keefy, Do you think SJR will be be making decisions based on gut feelings and Eeny, meeny, miny, moe?

What about the rumours of Jean-Claude Blanc being linked at CEO, a man who has successfully head down that role at Juventus and PSG helping both sides achieve great success.

Or the rumours of Paul Mitchell and Dan Ashworth being considered for a DoF type role within the club.

These are people who have been successful at other clubs, people with real expertise and knowledge.

Do you think SJR is going to go the the trouble of hiring these subject matter experts to then ignore their advice and do the opposite thing?

SJR isn't a self made billionaire because he knows everything better than everyone else. He's done so by surrounding himself with experts in the field, listened to their advice and followed through with it.

Ineos have bought into other clubs, and have had both some success and some failures. However, you do need to consider the context around the ownership of those clubs.

What a club can afford to spend and what level of expertise and talent you can attract at those clubs is directly linked to the perceived level of those clubs.

Pretty sure if SJR had got on the phone to Jose Mourinho and offered him 500k per year to manage Lausanne Jose would have told him where to go.

Of course the other way to look at it is they have steadily bought into bigger and bigger clubs, learning more about what is needed at each stage.

07 Jan 2024 18:46:51
PSG achieved great success?

They win a farmers league (god only knows how that league makes Europe’s “top 5”) and have failed at winning the CL, which is seemingly what they are trying to do.

Nothing at all against JCB here but that's some statement Shappy.

07 Jan 2024 21:03:34
NO I don’t think that. I said he is not a clown. I also said I am a little excited but at the same time worried about some of the names being bandied around and am concerned that ETH may get pushed into players that do not suit his alleged system.

You among many others have banged on about how ETH has not got the cattle he wants and there is a real risk he will continue along that route.

Old school I know but the manager should be the one choosing players.

Sheesh take a breath!

07 Jan 2024 21:03:58
Wazza, You can only beat the teams in front of you. Before JCB worked at PSG they had won 2 league titles in their history and hadn't won it for 17 years. They've since won it 9 times in 11 years.

That constitutes a great success. Taking a club that are not historical or habitual winners and utterly dominating the league for over a decade.

You question Ligue 1 as a top five league, but which of the other top European leagues would you have over it? Portugal maybe come closest. You should probably consider the massive amount of top players produced in France. Look at the National team and the options they leave behind during international tournaments that would be first choice for most other nations.

I'd argue that Ligue 1 is every bit as competitive and probably higher in quality overall compared to the Bundesliga. Yet no one questions their place in the top five.



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