are easily parted as the saying goes. Richard Murray and Katrien Meire confirmed as much when they told the supporters trust that he was having to put in a million pounds a month to fund the club. I think we are supposed to be grateful or impressed – who knows which ?
Roland’s exaggerated losses are as a direct result of his own scouting methods and the ineptitude of his CEO who has exacerbated the problem by handing out lengthy contracts to players who are obviously not up to Championship standard. Together they have created a perfect storm of downward momentum that will prove difficult to stop.
The combined wages of Loic Nego, Polish Pete, Naby Sarr, Tony Watt, Roger Johnson, Christian Ceballos, Simon Makienok, Reza Goochanjhaad, Zak Bergdich, George Tucadean, Igor Vetokele, El hadji ba , must total £50-100k a week , that’s £200-500k of his monthly losses right there .
There are others such as Diego Poyet, Ahmed Kashi , Yaya Sanogo and Suk Young Yun who might have been good enough , but have also contributed virtually nothing to the cause , that’s probably another , £ 100k a month. I don’t think I would be the only supporter who would swop all 16 of those players to have retained Dale Stephens, Yann Kermogant and Michael Morrison.
If you then combine the low quality of his recruiting with the incompetence of his CEO , who has single handedly lost paying customers, paying sponsors , season ticket holders, refreshment sales , alienated and lost staff with additional recruitment costs and redundancy payments, spent money on stupid advertising campaigns and hordes of additional security, etc, that’s got to have been worth another say £10 -20k a week , so Up to £100k a month , so by my reckoning that’s a combined total of up to £600k a month just because he’s got absolutely no idea what he is doing.
The FA should be announcing an enquiry into Roland’s sanity !