Blessing in Disguise

Discussion in 'Pure Football' started by scotch, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Billy Batts

    Billy Batts Striker

    Mcgeady? Fuck off man, you're fucking clueless you mind.
  2. Uncle D

    Uncle D Midfield

    He's played well most of the season yet you want rid, stupid, simply fucking stupid.
  3. manamamackem

    manamamackem Winger

    Disagree, marra. 3/4 of the problem is fatigue due to rearranged games, IMO!
  4. SAFC 2012

    SAFC 2012 Striker

    Fucking hell man
    That team would be nowhere near mid table
  5. Bonzo

    Bonzo Midfield

    This team would get thumped every game but surely it wouldn't be this team.
    We would buy other players.
    Bad management imo.
  6. cluffy

    cluffy Striker

    We'd just draw 1-1 all the time imo
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    KNGHTHOOD Striker

    Got a funny feeling it wouldn't be the same squad in the Championship.

    Much better to be in Division 1 drawing every other week.;)
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  8. snarlz II

    snarlz II Midfield

    When the likes of Rotherham can get out of this league...
  9. We have to win all 3 to have any chance, and still hope Barnsley don't win their last two. Drop any more points and we're toast.
  10. soapster

    soapster Striker

    totally disagree. the issues we had with finance and debt repayable.

    players going on strike, disconnect between club and supporters with certain management decisions.

    if it wasn't from ES we could have gone bust even though it was his fault in the first place.

    literally had to get rid and build again but had to be done with timing.

    we have no divine rights

    where are Rotherham now. we don't need that, need to build and get better.

    I and others can remember the remember the yo-yo days
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  11. MackemBob

    MackemBob Winger

    Can I borrow your membership number if we do? I promised the youngest, as his big brother got to go to the checkatrade. Cheers.
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  12. ilovehorswill

    ilovehorswill Winger

    Mods, can you rename the thread Suicide Central :oops:

    The reason why its gone tits up is because there was little or no preparation.

    "Can you guarantee promotion Jack"

    "Och aye"

    "Super, here's a bunch of fucked up players on ridiculous money. Start buying other club's castoffs and it's in the bag"
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  13. WHD

    WHD Striker

    If we still had the debt the decline would have continued no doubt, but that being written off doesn't constitute a turn around in over a year. We haven't seen a turn around in the last year, what has happened is we are playing at a lower level. It could be argued if we fail to get promoted that is as big a failure as the relegation in the first place.

    Every club that gets relegated has those issues, they are usually the reasons they get relegated in the first place. Many times the clubs in question get instantly promoted. Not because of some miraculous turn around, but because of the lower standard of the league they are in.
    So can I. What's your point?
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  14. soapster

    soapster Striker

  15. Chop Sauce

    Chop Sauce Midfield

    But at least we got a trip out to Wembley in the Tin pot.
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  16. WHD

    WHD Striker

    What about Rotherham?
  17. chriswallace85

    chriswallace85 Striker

    I never said I wanted rid.

    You think he had a good game?

    So much so he had to be hauled off after standing there watching his man run by and double up on Oviedo. MOTM Friday was between Charlie Wyke and Lewis Morgan, and a nod for Cattermole too.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
  18. Spot on.

    We have no clear plan, system, identity or philosophy. It just seemed to be 'buy the best that League One has to offer and we'll go up'. We spend something like £5m yet we are still struggling. Funnily enough, Donald tried to do this at Eastleigh to get them into the Football League. What we need it to have a plan in place like Southampton did. Invest in our academy and scout around Europe looking for young talent.

    They were a shambles in The Championship but got promoted at the first attempt but are struggling again. I could point out that Millwall did similar and are looking to stay up for a second season despite spending less in the last 2 season than we spent this year. Or that Blackburn have had a good season with Tony Mowbray as manager and the Venkys as owners.

    I don't think anyone is expecting us to win back-to-back promotion but I think we expected to win promotion out of League One and look to build a squad over the next 2 season that will be able to mount a promotion push come the third season.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
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  19. ilovehorswill

    ilovehorswill Winger

    Burnley too. Both had solid strategies that built up teams from the ground up for sustained success.

    Unfortunately vultures did for Southampton and Burnley's model depends on parachute payments but far more sophisticated than throwing fistfuls of cash at anyone who looks remotely interested.

    Of course there's the possibility that Stew and Chaz are looking to flip the club for a profit so from their point of view any long term strategy would be a lot of time and effort for nothing.
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  20. Gimeno

    Gimeno Full Back

    "Overwhelm us" We've lost 3 games all season the worst result being 3 - 1 to Portsmouth. I don't think we'll be going out without a fight.
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