Friday 15 March 2024

Why Roland was half right

I have never been one of the 'things were better under Roland' school.  Indeed, they have become a lot quieter recently.  There is the Steve Sutherland argument that we were wrong to upset him given that he still owns The Valley and Sparrows Lane.

Where Roland was half right was in pursuing a multi club model.   Manchester City pioneered it, but now Liverpool have realised they have to follow suit:

Where Roland went wrong was that he didn't have enough money to buy good or at least promising clubs and the football knowledge to deploy players across the clubs.

However, the tide of globalisation continues in football and no domestic regulator is going to stop it.  The model may return to Charlton one day.

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