The Battle in the Boardroom

I just listened to this today. I wonder how credible the allegations were? On the one hand had Cadiz overhauled Majorca and survived, then you could see how it would benefit the club’s pursuit of Arasate. I don’t know what benefit it would be for Sevilla to have Cadiz overtake Rayo, who were the ones making the allegations, not unless they were after a Vallecano player or two.

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I think it was as weak of an argument as Cadiz is Andalucian. Really weak.

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It’s really hard to be a fan of this team with such a shitty boardroom

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Chaos above brings chaos on the pitch where it matters. This said, there is enough spirit and fight in the squad to see a positive future with some competent and consistent leadership from the top.

My fear is the resistance from behind existing in the power structure will remain an anchor on any prospect for improvement. Where patience in on-field management and personnel development are required, will those elements be sacrificed to a culture of panic if results don’t go as initially expected?

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Welcome to the forums @YoSolo ! I am always a believer in our team! Nunca te rindas!

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That’s a hell of a first post! Welcome!

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In a situation meaning little with a crowd in a foul mood, the players gave a decent account of themselves against superior opponents.

I’m with you. There is something good there. It can be improved.

What I would not give for ownership with a clear vision and unity of purpose! It is precisely what is needed now.

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Welcome to the boards @YoSolo!

I think we could learn a lot from the recent Europa League champs in Atalanta. Of course it helps when it’s a coach with a long tenure, but they have consistently churned out competitive teams on a smaller budget. Despite losing top players, they reinvested in younger talent that as paid dividends. This was only possible because there was unity in the sporting project. This recent win was a crowning achievement on all that good hard work.

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Hi @YoSolo and welcome.

I think we’ll have to see whats left of the squad after the transfer market and who Sevilla bring in. Another concern is that Sevilla will have some difficulty in the transfer market because it’s clear that the club is not in a strong negotiating position.

The accounts will not be pretty either. There might be an structural earthquake before the provisional accounts are presented to shareholders. I still plan on buying a season ticket though!

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Thank you @Edinho!

It is funny what can be done when ego takes a back seat to the on-field results. Atalanta is a great example. You can see this at a lower level with Holstein Kiel combining youth, loans, and veteran talent like Holtby to make the Bundesliga for the first time.

@TimSpence2, thanks for the welcome!

With all these issues, Monchi left something usable for the club to reassert itself when it decides to bury the multiple hatchets exposed in the boardroom. Given that legacy, I’m hopeful the recent watsonx AI upgrade will strengthen the clubs ability to ingest information from its scouting network quickly in the recruiting process to overcome the weaknesses you mentioned.

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Club have announced new season ticket prices, frozen at the same rate as last season, which has angered many fans. Biris accuse the board of a lack of respect.

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Did they anticipate a drop in price?

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“Sports teams often lower their ticket prices”…said no one anywhere, ever.

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They expected an increase, but didn’t get it. That’s why they are angry.

They big time raised it last year, to witness the shitshow of which the board is a big culprit. Understandable.

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Another interesting development. The 777 group (Aka Los Americanos) can’t sell or transfer their shares of SFC (a 12 percent stake in the club). This would also limit somewhat Del Nidos takeover attempt.

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