I think you can say that about any chairman though. In business I don’t think anyone wants to be taken for a fool. We signed players like Son, Eriksen, Sanchez, Lucas with no fuss at all.Fair comment, but I think there are instances when his haggling and business style have cost us and has set precidents where other Chairmen avoid dealing with him. What he has done in terms of infrastructure and development though is incredible.
"Diagrees"?! (sic). Ah, such delicious irony! I really look forward to @littlewilly spelling "disagrees" correctly before exhorting anyone to post in a more scholarly, considered and learned way!
I think it's easy to remember the bad and overlook the good.It wouldn't seem to have helped us when it really mattered (Modric, Bale) and maybe hindered us when we needed to shift players (N'Koudou, Janssen). That's my guess anyway.
In the same amount of time, I think it's fair to say that most clubs have sold more than one key player. Of particular interest to me is is how other Europaen clubs of a similar status to us within their own domestic leagues have fared (e.g. Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, Monaco etc.).It wouldn't seem to have helped us when it really mattered (Modric, Bale) and maybe hindered us when we needed to shift players (N'Koudou, Janssen). That's my guess anyway.