Thor, many of us did not like the market for we saw no true striker and anyone to Cmon Thor, we know he can't be blamed for Pluto. As is, many of us DID NOT like the market. Many believed they were now 3rd best heading into the season. No true striker, and no depth in midfield, and as you can see, they've shown to be huge problems. Also, very achievable things pointed out by Richard go ignored by ADL. Where is the viable youth program and brand exposure? Why insist on owning imaging rights which keeps some away? He has taken it upon himself to publicly ridicule his own players. Do you honestly believe that has not contributed to the rift that has now surfaced? His ego supersedes common sense. He's a child that needs a soapbox to be heard. In ritiro is a prehistoric practice that has shown what results recently? Is it the teams fault they are expected to overcome the obvious weaknesses left by the owner? Partly yes, they should be performing better, and Ancelotti should also be managing better. So players and manager do share some blame. Yet, it's like every major company, the CEO is responsible for placing his emplyees in the best possible position to succeed. ADL has not done that, and has taken it upon himself to further alienate his staff with condescending words. In the real world, these types of CEO's are forced to step down.