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Andyh @AndyhHolt
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The trap.

So @ASFCofficial is operating on a £1.1m budget net. According to some @SkyBetLeagueOne average budget is £3.6m.
We will not lose money at that level.
The best FINANCIAL situation for us is to stay up, without promotion or relegation.
I’m not setting ambition level..
..merely highlighting the case for it being common sense to put a club down.
Relegation is obviously problematic, but with a funding loss of around £700,000 it’s manageable barely. I’d expect a year of losses whilst we manage our budget back down to @SkyBetLeagueTwo levels.
But what if we were to get promoted? We’d get £7m more in income.

We’d then have a choice of either 1. spending the lot on player-manager wages or 2. Spending a small part of the new income in preparation for relegation one day.

As a fan I’d want option 1 and have a good..
..go @SkyBetChamp but I know that if we fail, I can’t or wouldn’t be prepared to fill multi £m hole in our budget back in league 1.

As a businessman I’d want option 2 setting a budget of £3m, paying great win bonuses and promotion bonuses of a couple of £m and retaining £2m..
...but this would be met with howls of lack of ambition, which I can assure everyone I don’t suffer from.

If we go with option 1, which is still miles behind the majority of @SkyBetChamp and fail, we’re left with a club losing £3-4million that I can’t/won’t fund..
..and crucially that no one wants to take on.

So I’m then is a trap, set for me by those in charge of football.

A community club is imperilled by the very authorities that are supposed to look after the future of the game.

That’s why the financial set up of football..
..is creating rogue owners. In this instance @EFL has to be able to intervene. I’d own a club that was losing more than I can stand, nobody will touch it with a barge pole and my only option could be to put it down.

But I love the club ffs.
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