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Fulham - Money or Tradition?

Fulham - Money or Tradition?

One thing that has always confused me about Fulham FC, is the rather outlandish owner, Mohammed Al Fayed.

Whilst blatantly possessing a healthy fortune, he's never been considered as a 'big money chairman' with the press and fans alike.

We have a very strict transfer and wage policy, and it is very rare to see Roy delve into the transfer market any more, disregarding his first Summer in charge.

At times, it feels like money could even be tight for us at the Cottage, but, I have confidence that it is quite the contrary.

Some reports state we're a relatively stable club financially, whilst others suggest we are quite precarious and have even got to the extent of claiming we may face a similar fate to that of Portsmouth.

With such an astute businessman and manager combination however, I highly doubt that.

It does beg the question though; Would we benefit from a truly rich owner?

Obviously, Mo is hardly poor, but he does hold some reluctance when it comes to investing money into new players and wages.

Surely we would benefit from a money wielding lunatic similar to Abramovich or Sheik Mansour?

There has always been a debate wriggling around my head arguing the case between loyalty and pure wealth. I think someone like Al Fayed is invaluable as a chairman as he understands the fans and truly loves the club.

But, would money tempt you?


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Writer:KBFulham
Date:Monday January 11 2010
Time: 7:45PM

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nope, never... they money loving owners will move on when they get bored, and leave the club with the bill... i think al fayed and roy work very sensibly to make the club fiscally sound... it's much rather have a owner who doesn't stick his neck into the football operations, either... let roy make the decisions, please!
woodysweats
11/01/2010 20:08:00
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Well said Woody. What about someone like Randy Lerner?
KBFulham
11/01/2010 20:12:00
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Of course it would. It depends on the individual, but under the right circumstances, hell yeh!
Teddy_KGB
12/01/2010 01:18:00
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mo al has not done a bad job up to now 03rd in the leauge to 9th great chairman me thinks saved our great club
truth sayer ffc
12/01/2010 18:22:00
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No doubting that truth sayer...
KBFulham
12/01/2010 18:59:00
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I wouldnt have a different owner any more than I would have a different manager.
tonesw6
13/01/2010 03:51:00
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I agree tones.
KBFulham
13/01/2010 17:29:00
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things are okay - imagine being a Pompey fan right now!
Al Billy
13/01/2010 19:07:00
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Very true Al. I know many a Pompey fan and they're trying to hide their grief. Amusing from the outside though!
kbfulham
13/01/2010 20:06:00
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