bettermirror Posted May 17, 2005 Share Posted May 17, 2005 My club has been Destroyed - with a capital D. Manchester United has been purchased by a greedy American who will destroy the identity of the club and plunge them into financial ruin as the club is now responsible to not only pay off his personal debt but also the debt he accrued via the loans taken out to by Manchester United. The club will no longer represent a club - especially one that has always been owned by the fans. This is the risk they took when they went public and myself, at least, has always been aware that this could happen. Anyone with the capital can buy any public company. TRUE united fans have no boycotted any sponsorship product related to Glazer United. NO food-stuffs in the stadium nor team merchandise are to be purchased. The Manchester United Supporters Club have claimed allegiance and support from Supporters Clubs in Europe, Asia, Oceana (recognizing the FIFA boundary), South America and U.S.A. BUT, this won't make a difference in my opinion. Manchester United unfortunately hasn't become a success because of the "true" fan but rather the fickle fan that fell in love with David Beckham and Eric Cantona. Those same fans now wear Arsenal, Real Madrid, AC Milan, and Chelsea uniforms. On a playing point of view, the fans fear MUFC will no longer be able to afford the top players which may culminate in a much more "local" side. This would plunge the club from the top but in my view would make them more traditional and personal. Unfortunately, the image of the club would be ruined and it would become most likely impossible to achieve the same heights within the forseeable future. If the club is able to continue it's dizzying heights of success, they will no longer resemble a club of local lads nor British (including the Irish etc) talent that have come to form the face of this great club. They will become to look like Chelsea, Arsenal, and even Bayern Munich whom all start very few British players IF ANY. I pray for the future of my club and will support them even in the League Two (etc) and if they have to change their name to Newton & Heath Athletic and colours back to yellow and green. I will however, not support them financially. Will it make a difference in Glazer's pocket? I doubt it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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