President: Next year is going to be difficult, isn’t it?
Manager: Yes. If I could, I’d like to buy some new players.
President: The problem is, we’re a small club and we don’t have a lot of money, do we?
Manager: I know. But if you had given me just a few million pounds, we wouldn’t have lost so many matches And we’d be a bigger club now, wouldn’t we?
President: But money doesn’t buy success, does it?
Manager: No but it helps to be successful. If we had two or three new players, we would finish in a good position.
President: You can’t be sure, can you?
Manager: No, but if we were, we could make more money and you would get your money back.
President: I’ll see what I can do.