Originally Posted by el cachola
they are public. 360 million debt. said by the big ears himself.
when vilavinho he acused the other presidents of leaving a HORRIBLE 120 million. i can fetch the article its on the internet. but again vieira talks really nice and benfiquistas will buy anything he says. just like they did with vale when he was in charge. and so on... bla bla bla the finances are great BENFICA BIGGEST IN THE WORLD YES! and the suckers just clap their hands. they dont ask for details or reports, nothing, its just one big party
pila, did you actually go to the old stadium? tell me one thing that this has that is better, just one. keep in mind there were going to be renovations in the other anyway. ohhh its the XXI century. more of the same cliches as usual. when it coems down to it people just like shinny new things. stupid.
as for fairweather fan, whatever. im never suporting sporting or porto or nothing like that thats just un natural. but unconditional support is for suckers. unconditional support is letting those in charge do whatever they want and then sucking it up. you shouldnt be proud ofr it
Finances is not your strong suit (though that seems to go without saying for all Vale e Azevedo fans. Fuzzy math was chronic for him and his supporters), among other many other things. Debt is meaningless when you have an empire second to very few in cash flow - just ask Real Madrid. The Benfica name on its own is an asset worth that debt twenty fold. Learn, stupid.
Fans aren't suckers. Fairweather fans, however, find reasons to excuse themselves of the emotional support it takes to vest in your team. That's because they're yellow-bellied pussies. You'd make a great Sportinguista.
As for the old Cathedral, I was there when we packed 120K fans to watch us lose to Liverpool 2-1. I was there for the last game Bento, Nene and Chalana played in our grounds. I watched countless games at the old Cathedral. It was nice in the 70s, but nothing but a huge, outdated, concrete montrosity with poor seating, poor exit/entry ways, poorly designed to promote family attendance and no corporate boxes - quinssential in todays world - in our modern world. Renovating that thing would have fallen short of all that the new modern stadium offers. You may not like it, but the 21st century demands if we're to stay competitive. The new Luz provides for all that, and manages to look cool in the process. Every Benfica worthy of such name is proud of our new cathedral. I love every bit of it.
Have a good day, sir (troca casacos).