Originally Posted by Perryqhill
You have no idea it's any different now, to how it was under Keane with regards who makes the decisions on how much we pay - it's just another rant towards Keane, whilst Bruce (in your eyes) can do no wrong.
If you think the manager has no input on valuations - then or now you're dreaming and if you remember Premier passions you'll remember the way I say it happens, is the way it has been for years.
So you believe Bruce tells Quinn/Short how much to bid, and that is based on what you saw in premier passions??
Some might suggest it is precisely the input that managers of Reids ilk had into transfers in those days that has changed things around.
I think you'll find that managers are kept at arms length to avoid the proliferation of brown bags stuffed with used notes.
Bids have to be made officially by one club to another not cosy chats between managers. It's even more so the case with those clubs that are publicly listed because of the accountability re expenditure, hence why levy is so prominent at Spurs, because he answers to a BoD.
But hey it's Premier Passions so you must be right. No chance that such a pristine chap like Reid would want to pull the woll over Fat Bob's eyes is there.
Milton Nunez anyone.
Accountability was obviously a thing RK wasnt comfortable with. Not suggesting he was iffy, more that he wouldnt tolerate questionning of his football nous.