17 May 2018 13:47:55
Q. ) Does the impact of a successful season have an impact in terms of the commercial side of the business?

A) If i can answer very simply and candidly. Playing performance doesn't really have a meaningful impact on what we can do on the commercial side of the business.

Ed woodwards strange answer in his conference call with investors.

Obviously if we get relegated that will have an effect but is he saying there's no real difference in coming second or first in the league next season? Therefore will there be any pressure on jose to improve next season apart from the pressure jose puts on himself.

1.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 14:35:43
Interesting, taking from what you have written (I didn't listen to the call), then I imagine he is saying that 'style doesn't really matter' - it's a results business and many if not all of the commercial deals we have signed will have clauses contingent on results rather than aesthetics.

That said, it's pretty short term thinking. I have no doubt that if we actually played with style then the commercial side of things will be a lot easier, sponsors would be beating down the door, rather than playing defensive on the pitch and boardroom! Long term eyeballs mean everything, if we keep playing football in a grindy way, then it will have an effect on broadcast ratings, tickets etc. Everything is connected but the financial boys see things in quarters and bonuses, not matches and fun!

Bet he wouldn't say that at a supporters meeting, financials is a different beast of course and investors care about ROI not quality of product!

2.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 19:10:07
Hence why I am not renewing nextseason. My time and hard earned pennies are far too precious for this dull fest.

Still go to a few away games as it’s fun but that’s my lot for now.

3.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 21:41:02
Well I would personally like to thank you eric as for the very 1sr time my son and I managed to get season tickets which I assume were available due to people not renewing 😁.

4.) 17 May 2018
17 May 2018 22:42:22
Congrats Deano I hope you and your boy enjoy it. Many factors for me but I was going on my own and my wife is due our first baby. No way I’m missing this to watch 0-0s.