I think our yearly accounts are out this week or next. Covers period up to June 2019. It should include sales of Bamford Adama Gibson and also the removal of Downings salary. Dont think it includes sale of Braithwite and Flint though.
What it will show is the full work of Pulis who regularly referred to financial balancing he was doing during last season.
Fair point. I know Pulis wasnt around when the sale went through. Though I do think he had a lot to do with MB's attitude towards the club prior to the sale.
But yes. In hindsight. I agree that we have been fairly astute when selling. Much more than we have when buying.
Pulis has got nothing to do with the financial side of that sale. He wasn't even at the club when we sold him. I know lots of fans like to brand the club as inexperienced negotiators who doesn't seem to know that various sell on clauses exists or blatantly refuse to insert them in deals when we sell. Hell, we even have people ridiculing the club for not inserting a clause in the Traore sale. I don't doubt that the club try to insert those kinds of clauses in most sales, but sometimes circumstances don't allow that. Leganes had us by the balls so it might not even have been an alternative for Boro, unless we wanted to risk the deal falling through. While we have an appaling history of buying players I think we've shown that we are fairly good when it comes to actually selling players.
The problem with that is that programme-sellers, the tea lady and the kit man can say they've been "involved in the game" for donkey's years. Doesn't necessarily mean they can manage a team.
Gibson may have picked up bits and pieces from the various managers he's hired, but that still in no way makes him qualified to make footballing decisions. He's a businessman, first and foremost. The sound financial running of the club is (or should be) his main priority. You hire managers (and/or sporting directors) to take care of the football side.
Nice summary. Couldn't have put it better myself. 👍