Time for realism in Football
It's been two frantic weeks with more happening at the Ricoh in the last couple of weeks than all season. A manager sacked, a chairman resigned and a new chairman in place.
Maybe its time to take stock.
SISU are not very popular at present and they only have themselves to blame for that. Very poor communications between the board and fans along with getting rid of local board members and replacing them with people the average fans has never heard off.
We are told SISU are committed to the club while looking for new investors. Reading between the lines they are looking for an exit strategy.
We are also told that next season we should break even.
This should be easier to achieve with a number of top earning players out of contract. Westwood, Gunnar, King, Doyle (gone already) and Carsley to name but a few. Add to this the increase in TV revenue of around Â£1 million, if we stay up, and they could well balance the books.
However if they do, and do not invest any money, then I can't see how we will be able to compete next season
Maybe its time the Football League and the FA acted to ensure the future of football.
Introduction of rules that clubs can only pay wages that represent a maximum of 65% of a clubs total income would help for a start. This could be phased in over a couple of seasons to allow existing contracts to run down.
This will certainly change the balance of power from players and agents to the clubs themselves.
In this age of austerity with cut backs and job losses all around, maybe it's time football woke to its responsibilities to the fans and got its house in order before clubs start going to the wall!