He'll already know.From what I have read, Man Utds training ground, facilities, stadium and other things are pretty crap. Eg falling apart at the seams so to speak. Considering this is one of the biggest clubs in world football, how could it let things get into a state like that? What will ETH think? Probably underwhelmed.
From what I have read, Man Utds training ground, facilities, stadium and other things are pretty crap. Eg falling apart at the seams so to speak. Considering this is one of the biggest clubs in world football, how could it let things get into a state like that? What will ETH think? Probably underwhelmed.
Considering this is one of the biggest clubs in world football, how could it let things get into a state like that? What will ETH think? Probably underwhelmed.
The training facilities are pretty good I think, most of the focus has been on expanding them to meet the requirements of both the ladies and men's team because it wasn't designed to be used by two squads. The stadium is showing it's age, it's just part and parcel of it being an older stadium and Glazers have neglected it. They are looking to develop it on recent news (and expand the seating) so it's progress on that front. That doesn't really have any impact on ETH though.
Not sure how you think it's working considering we've had protests every match for weeks. Is there anything to suggest it's just talk? They'll be judged by results as always so talking and then doing nothing will continue to result in hostility towards their ownership.
Because in the wake of the ESL they promised fans greater say in running the club and have done basically nothing to that end. The stadium has been a mess for a long time and they haven't addresses it, why now? And our fans will probably protest in some capacity until we either get better as a club or the Glazers sell. Things always seem to come to a head with the fans and the owners and then the owners say something and it simmers down for a while until a new incident reminds them we are run by a bunch of money grabbing *****.
Negotiations for the fan share scheme are ongoing between MUST and the club. They haven't done nothing. As I said, they'll be judged on actions. It appears that changes are being made (particularly in the club structure) so at least something is happening. Only time will tell what the result is.
No of course they will never given fans actual power, all they said is fans will have a voice in club decisions. They never said that voice had to be listened to.
Really, I had heard that the training facilities were pretty crap compared to the likes of Liverpool and City. The stadium is leaking and generally old and neglected and the Glazers have just been throwing out talk of rebuilding it to placate the fans (which seems to be working).
Which is entirely pointless then and will do nothing for their PR if things don't turn around for the club. The best thing (and only thing) the Glazers can do to get the fans to shut up is to bring them on field success. Most fans are fickle so as long as they are seeing results on the field they won't care about anything else.
I think it's best to be realistic. I think asking for them to give fans genuine power is unrealistic. I still think having a fan presence on the board before decisions like the super league fiasco or any ground renaming/new logo etc that sort of decision is important. It might not have an impact but equally having the fan board presence register their opposition to a decision before it actually happens (unlike now where we just have to react to them) is a positive step.
But yeah obviously if we're doing well on the filed there is a section of a fanbase that will just ignore other problems if that is happening.