"Yo, Mr. President, I think we need a new affiliate in order to send young players out on loan. What d'you reckon?"
"No, sorry. Recent results haven't been good enough and until they improve, we'll be rejecting your requests"
"Hang on a sec, the fans are going to be right behind me after the success I've given the club. It'd be a shame if they found out. I think you should reconsider."
"Er, you've got a point. We don't normally back down, but you've been very persuasive. Request granted."
Two successive titles and they tried to pull that shit on me. Nah mate.