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Hello there. I'm not really a MU fan, as I don't follow football in Europe at all, but I am a fan of American football - specifically the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I know that most or all of you MU fans were very upset when the Glazers (the owners of the Bucs) bought your team. I wonder if anyone has changed their opinion of him (them) since then.
 

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I wasnt too sure at first, but we have had success since and they have provided funds for players as promised. Basically i think it will prove to be great business for the reds and a couple of friends of mine whom chose to hand in their season tickets to follow FC Utd are now well p****d off.
 

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Adding to my last opinion, it was utd who sold us out and it was only a matter of time before it happened, so i wasnt too impressed at first but i also wasnt too suprised as eventually success will cost us 'the customers' money. Therefore i dont directly blame the Glaisyers.
 

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So long as he doesnt change the team or try to make changes to the club then I don't really care if he owns the club.. I still don't like him though and would prefer if someone else was in charge
 

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I see it's somewhat of a mixed bag...

The Glazers have been the owners of my team (American football - NFL) for a dozen years or so. While it's true that since they took over the cost of tickets to the games have skyrocketed, the same thing is also true for other league teams. But in our case, our team improved tremendously during that time. The Glazers brought in a new coach, one with years of league experience but never as head coach, and the new coach changed eveything. They drafted brilliantly, brought in a choice veteran here and there, and built a team that was among the league's best for a decade. After four or five years flirting with ultimate success, they brought in a new coach who put us over the top and we got our first Superbowl victory.


If the Glazer's performance with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is any indication (and I believe it is), after a few more years with them in charge at Man U most of you fans will be quite pleased.
 

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at the end of the day it doesnt matter how much the glazers give SAF to spend, its us the fans who will pay for it in the long run. Season tickets gone up again this season...probably wont be the last time they go up again either within the next few years. Then there the "Forcing Season Ticket Holders To Join The Cup Scheme"...this again enures more money. I could go on and on but i think my point is made !!!

True we've had success this season and long may it continue but if in a few years the real football fans get priced out of the game then we have a problem.
 

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Well its already happened. On a previous thread on this subject a season ticket holder of 20 odd years had to give up his season ticket because he just couldnt afford it anymore. Its shit for him and for many others. The situation will only get worse for these fans and its these fans that I feel sorry for. They dont deserve this and I really doubt that the Glazers give a shit tbh.
 

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The Glazers are parasites leeching off the success of the biggest club in the world. They borrow fcukin millions of pounds using United as equity to buy the club in the first place and then as a result of poor financial management end up immediately having to price out the fans by putting ST prices up and adding the ACS to ST sales to make more money.

People say about how much they have invested in transfers but in all honesty they haven't spent a penny of their own money so why take the credit. The £50 million talked about this summer was recouped through the sale of RVN last summer plus the prize money from the Premiership and the increased revenue from the TV deal.
 
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