As ive said numerous times... ive defended PL to the absolute hilt. Not anymore. Lawell and the board look at our playing squad and see nothing but a bottom line. If it comes to investing in the squad or investing in the non playing assets theyll chose the latter every single time. Disco lights and hybrid surfaces are more about raising the stadium value and attracting outside events than they are about actually helping our * team. His last soundbite claims that we are "independent" from outide influences. Namely the huns. But hes a * liar. He and the board are looking across the city and seeing sevco side that blew their wad on last season. Without serious 3rd party investment or a crazy offer totalling at least 15-20m they'll be in administration without a real lengthy run in european football. THIS is how PL and the board are being reactionary. There is no threat from sevco... therefore no threat to our dominance. At least right now. His previous claims that EVERY PENNY goes back into into the club. Spurious at best. Only true if he sees board level dividends and exectutive officer bonuses as "the club". The last time the * made grandiose claims we, again, were left with our dicks in the wind. Rodgers makes the champions league...Lawwell is delighted. He might have had to much rougue. Nonetheless he publically makes the boast that Rodgers will have "every penny of the european profits" at his disposal. We signed kouassi for 3m. Which was basically paid for by the sales of scepovic of stefan Johansson. The only money we spent of that 30m+ profit was ntcham in the next summer window, along with johnny hayes. EVERY other signing was a loan. The next season we make the CL again. Ntcham and hayes the only buys. Another 30+m. Winter rolls around... compper and hendry. Peter Lawell can * off. Absolute * cheek of him to take that bonus. He can take his half truths and hyperbole and ram them up bankiers *. And Desmond can * off too.