When Broocey made that statement it was a complete cop out then anyway and it was never challenged in the media.
It's all right and saying that the players can follow the old training or formation but when it comes to in game tactics or tweaks here and there, that's where things fall to shit. We also have various different personnel anyway so im fucked as to why it's not been mentioned.
It has PM yes, NOT because I was a disciple of St Rafa who managed somehow to achieve god like status with relatively mediocre results. BUT the fact it has to be one of the stupiest comparisons EVER! The sheep clutching at straws to protect their new messiah (based purely on him being a Geordie) because they have nothing else. The sooner this stupid stat is put to bed, the better!
I've read your posts mate,I know you are not one of rafa's disciples but the really stupid stats were bandied about by those who thought Benitez past triumphs would have any bearing on our club while working for Ashley.
As a businessman with an opportunity cost in a variety of retail opportunities, a crossover price can be calculated where he can acquire more of the retail assets. Also there is a natural rate of return from NUFC as a cash cow.
There is a price range that would give him in excess of Delloite's criteria from an outfit aimed at revenue growth and investment.
The club now is worth about £100 million less than it was this time last year.
While I think you've been careful to suggest that Rafas precense increased the value of the club to a valuation that Ashley would he happy to sell at - that doesn't necessarily mean that the club is more saleable at an increased valuation
Like I've said - I firmly believe that the deal will be done if/when both parties agree on price regardless of who is manager at the time
Ashley need £X to buy some failing retail chain. He can get £X if the business has a coherent strategy to qualify for higher level competition with matching revenue, c. +£120 million revenues.
If he has a shite manager who has never achieved Champions League qualification and looks at things from a short term point of view, playing players because they are fit and struggling to avoid relegation (-£680 million revenue), future revenue predictions diverge considerably, so does potential profit therefore club value.