- Mar 25, 2008
Honestly, I'd imagine that to be akin to bringing a knife into a gunfight. Bulk of our revenues come from product licensing, broadcasting and sponsorship. Matchday tickets and things like T-shirt sales take up non-substantial amounts of it.Some musings:
1. Now that Ed 'gotta keep paying my JP Morgan buddies/handlers 60m per year' Woodward is gone, are there any realistic scenarios where the Glazer spawn aggressively pay off the debt?
2. I wonder how much one season of fan boycotting would impact their asking price. IIRC, this year's accounts so far showed we lose around 5m of matchday income per home game; roughly 150m/year. How much would a merchandise boycott tack on that, in theory. Please no 'FaNs WoN'T sTaY AwAy FoR tHaT lOnG U nOoB' type stuff. Just purely mathematically, how much and how fast would a boycott affect the Glazers' asking price.
Not necessarily. Like some people have said, if you can make the value drop faster than they can extract value from the club and make it clear this will continue as long as they're around, you might be able to scare them into selling. Basically give them no hope of the value ever rising. Trouble is, that means harming the club financially in the short/mid term.
From a purely mathematical perspective, I think the club will run just fine even if it loses 150m/year from matchday. It definitely will not relegate the club and probably will only make us slightly less competitive in the transfer market.