China Crisis managment

Andy Munro reflects on the current happenings at St Andrews.

There has to be a concern that the chinese consortium in charge (and I use that word loosely) at the Blues are now desperately raking the money in before looking for a buyer, rather than investing some of those receipts in new players.

In their supposed quest for creative football, they get rid of the most skilful player on the books and then sell Che Adams for an undervalued £16 milion, which probably includes add-ons or HP payments within that figure.

Then they refuse to give Michael Morrison a decent length of contract following his best season for a long time. I’m not suggesting that Morrison should have been given exactly what he was asking for, but one wonders whether there might be a Chinese word for ‘compromise’.

Pep Clotet has got what seems to be Mission Impossible after losing three of his top players from a squad already thin on both quality and numbers. However, his appointment is a low cost option for the Chinese until, of course, Garry Monk comes knocking for his old backroom team.

I thought I might have seen a glimmer of light on Tuesday afternoon, as the Blues official website announced the signing of a promising new player. Sadly, it was for the women’s team.