Farewell to Pritch. But who’s next" Where will Delia Smith’s take on austerity end" - football




Farewell to Pritch. But who’s next" Where will Delia Smith’s take on austerity end"

Farewell to Pritch. But who’s next" Where will Delia Smith’s take on austerity end"



What do Gary’s Field and Gowers, Stewart Lewis, Dave Bowers and many of our readers and other writers have in common" Apart from the bleedin’ obvious as in being NCFC diehards, they all know a lot more about finance, particularly footy finance, than I do.
However, the sale of Alex Pritchard for an “eight-figure sum” (we’ll never know the exact figure) has led me to stick my ill-educated neck out and take a look at this self-sustainability malarkey from a layman’s point of view.
It stinks. From top to bottom.
If we have to sell off a Pritchard and a Maddison every season just to stay afloat (e.g. achieve a 20 million ingress of funding every season from here to eternity) can you imagine how much pressure that puts on an Academy that was only very recently rated as “not fit for purpose”"
And then, let?s look at what appears to interest the Board not one jot: what happens on the pitch.
Just as Pritchard, Madders and Josh looked like they could create something up top against Chelsea, of all sides, without a recognised striker, whoops! One of them is gone. Now what does that do for the remaining two" It p*ss*s them off, that’s what. Only last week Daniel Farke told us we do not need to sell and how much he was looking forward to working with Pritchard in the future. Pull the other one mate, it’s got a whole peal of bells on it. Weddings by arrangement.
All this stuff about a conveyor belt of talent coming through is a thread of unpredictable nonsense, a farrago, a charade.
Because all hope of any real on-field continuity is gone. And no upwardly-mobile player will want to come to a club with no more ambition than to sell them on at a profit, especially if they work out that one day soon their best bud on (and quite possibly off) the pitch would not be there anymore. Almost overnight, perhaps. Players like camaraderie and fun, y’know.
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