One thing I've learnt in life is that luck is 100% planning and preparation.dozer wrote: ↑2 months agoI agree. I'm just questioning if the previous owners were actually better or if they got lucky.bman2 wrote: ↑2 months ago The Glazers bought a football club but never made any effort to learn how to run a football club. With Ferguson and David Gil, they didn’t have to. But when they left, it just turned into total amateur hour. It still amazes how incompetent the Glazers are as owners. They’re not businesspeople at all, they’ve no conception of running an organisation. They’re just absentee landlords, and the manage United like it was a shopping mall or apartment block. They’re used to just sitting there and the money comes in, but they’ve not the slightest clue how the money is made.
I started supporting United back in 1984 and I'll be honest, I didn't have a clue how the club was run but it wasn't successful that's for sure. Some credit does have to be given to Martin Edwards who had foresight to put in place the importance of commerciality at the club with the intent on investing it back into the club. We saw OT expanded, we saw players like Keano come to United for a british record etc. The Glazers have none of that foresight, they proved that when they ruined the Tampa Bay outfit they bought.