H. Pedersen wrote:
He wanted 30M quid to spend according to PG. I can only assume without balancing any of it out by selling his better players. So a) we never and have never had that kind of money to spend. And b) given what we know now thank god we didn't give it him or we'd probably not have a club to watch full stop.
But since then we've lost well over £30 million due to firing two managers, signing overpriced players, finishing in the bottom half, and now finally getting relegated. I strongly suspect Gartside and Davies wish they could take a Mulligan on that one.
Do you? So even if they managed to find the imaginary £30M quid in one window (that we've never had) and let Allardyce spend it, and increase the wage bill etc...
Whats the best outcome? We get in the champions league, and then what? He wants more or he goes.
Or we don't get in the champions league and he wants more and he goes.
Leaving us with the same situation we're in now, just with a far higher wage bill, far less money and a far shitter position, probably a terminal position.
Allardyce just wanted a way out. He knew the club wouldn't back his plans to double and treble ticket prices, and to get rid of the academy to fund more signings and for Eddie to hand over 30M of his own cash.
He wanted a way out, where he could blame someone else. Which is a shame. Cos if he'd said "I've done all I can here but my times up" it would have been a lot more graceful.