It was patently ludicrous to bolster and pay for better off-field facilities in order to "prepare for the Championship". Would you hire a Rolls-Royce mechanic to service your Mini, on the basis that you were preparing for the acquisition of a Roller - which might never happen? Better to pay for the Roller first, eh? It was unnecessary and seriously bad judgement. He believed his own spin instead of exercising financial prudence. And others went along with it. Now he is paying the price, but far more importatntly, so is the club. Appalling. I don't believe that sort of "investment" will be missed one iota.
agree his 5 year plan never worked and the stadium was the only way he could see himself being able to sustain his investmet. His best intentions did not work and we will miss his investment, which... more
He put the horse before the cart Ralph Coates,Mon Jun 11 15:43
Will we now? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Hayes's investment plan looked something like this: - run up massive unsustainable debts - run up a massive unsustainable wage bill for off-the-field staff - ... more