The Club is being run for profit but it is being badly mismanaged. Arsenal is a c. £30-40m loss-making entity without Property sales and Player (Star) Trading. The fans are the mugs that pay for Wenger's salary plus those of about 15 players who are either on loan or not even on the bench. That is unacceptable, yet Wenger seems untouchable. The guy is a Dictator. Our Chief Exec earned £1.9m last year to oversee the sale of our best players and 3rd place. Madness..MatchingD wrote:Does your current disaffection with the Gunners have anything to do with the way the club is being run at the moment? My sense is that you will probably renew your season ticket once a Champs league place has been achieved. The reason I say this is that I am also season ticket holder at a Premiership club. I too used to watch Barnet when I was younger (solidly between 1972 and 1992 and season 2005 - 2006 more recently) and I am currently misty eyed with all the nostalgia on this message board. However, I currently prefer top level football for it's skill level to the rather muscular approach adopted by many teams in league 2 (Not what I have witnessed from Barnet this season I hasten to add), so supplement premiership football with the occasional visit to Underhill. If I still lived in Barnet it might be different.
At least at Barnet TK puts in his own money largely and is willing to make changes when they are needed. I appreciate that he should have picked better managers in recent seasons however. Barnet is a Community Club who deserve more of a break. Arsenal are wasting their competitive advantage at present and are indulging a Manager who is about 5 years past his sell-by-date.
You're right though. I will still go to Arsenal games but I might limit these to Away games (great support and atmosphere - Arsenal have some of the best away fans in the Country). I'll just rent out my Season Ticket to someone else and come back when the regime has changed.