Quiffy wrote:rss1969 wrote:Fresh owners could still spend money. Look at Villa, they were fucked and within days of going into admin and having to sell Grealish and one or two other key players.
The new money kept Grealish, added Abraham, Mings and McGinn to an already decent championship squad.
People will argue that had they not gone up they would have been docked 9 points the following season but that has not stopped Brum from recruiting this summer (yes they sold Adams but we sold a lot more).
3 or 4 key signings (a proper striker being the main one) and we would fly up.
If QSI came in they would simply overspend on players and plan to go up within 2 seasons, if not they are hardly going to go to the wall and 9 points now being the benchmark it would not curtail the plan as much as people think. They would probably just sell ER to themselves as so many others have. That amount of financial clout will always win out at this level.
villa sold their ground to 'themselves' to work around the rules. as ER is officially owned by greenfield investments i'm not sure we can do that.
and if we did you can be sure they'd shut that loophole on our necks.
Yes I know that i was thinking more about new owners doing it if an initial cash injection does not work or pushes the finances into a breach off FFP, just like the Villa owners did.