CherryBare asks the question…
Can we doubt the boards commitment with another serious investment already in this transfer window.
Of the bottom half of the Premier League who have backed their manager like ours?
The Board’s commitment to what though?
Buying players? Yes on the surface they have shown commitment. I say on the surface because none of us really know what is going on behind the scenes. If, for example, there is firm interest in Callum Wilson from Chelsea, to the extent that he will be leaving, then the acquisition of Dominic Solanke would be more a replacement than a commitment from the Board. If this is not the case then the Board has shown commitment.
Building for the future sustainability and growth of the club? No they have not shown commitment. As far as I can see there is no long term strategy and investment plan. Irrespective of the stadium, I cannot understand why there is no apparent commitment to the development of a training facility, as such infrastructure is surely fundamental to the long-term sustainability and success of the club.
AFC Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told afcb.co.uk…
“I am delighted that we have been able to secure the signing of one of the country’s best young strikers.
“Dominic (Solanke) is a fantastic talent who has a huge future and he will provide us with great competition in the final third.
“This signing is another statement of the club’s intention to develop young players while building a squad that is capable of competing with the best in the Premier League.”
Investment in players can show a profitable cash return.
Investment in a new stadium and training ground is a substantial investment, with very little cash return and certainly no profit.
So unless you have billions ££££ and don’t mind ‘throwing away’ the odd £100m loose change, what should the directors spend the PL money on? They’ve chosen player investment.
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