The scale of our demise

Discussion in 'Pure Football' started by fredthefan, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. is absolutely breathtaking. Forget the 7th in the Premier League stuff of Reid's days just look how far and fast we've dropped from the end of the Allardyce reign.

    We've seen the demise over the years of some great old clubs at the hands of "dodgy" owners-the Oystons at Blackpool, the Russian fraudster at Portsmouth and the Venkys at Blackburn, the whole Rangers saga but Short is surpassing all of that lot in his inability to manage a football club.

    No money, falling crowds, corporate sales gone to hell, binning the ladies team, relegation zone and we're trying to attract a manager from...Barnsley.

    Take a bow Shorty lad. This is epic.
  2. I think Venkys is the benchmark mate. From competitive in premier league to nowhere in pretty rapid order.
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  3. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    And Rodwell.
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  4. DH1 Mackem JN

    DH1 Mackem JN Winger

    Wouldn't say we have it worse than those clubs (based purely on current position because our fate isn't set in stone yet), but as you stated, the short space of time that this has happened in is inexcusable.
  5. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

    Well I bet those clubs didn't go 11 months without a home win and led at home for more than 2 minutes in that period.

    Fecking disgrace.
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  6. jcrossan

    jcrossan Striker

    It has been coming for years...staying up by the skin of our teeth, allowing poor players to linger about, letting the rot get deeper and hoping for a quick hit through bumping managers at the last moment.

    Then once the floodgates opened..bit like needing that shite after a curry but being ages away from the shitter...then when it finally arrives...look out below
  7. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

    The technical term is a brown bobsleigh.
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  8. A few years ago if someone had said to you would you want Venkys in charge of your club then you would have laughed. Now you'd probably still say no but you'd think about it...same goes for Mike Ashley-the clowns up the road detest him but I'd have him here instead of our American mate.
  9. kingmonkey

    kingmonkey Winger

    It's an impressive turn around from full time at the Everton game about 18 months ago to now.
    We don't do turning to shit by halves here.
  10. :lol: Spot on!
  11. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

    Yep, relegated the mags twice and each time we`re in a worse state than them a year on.
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  12. andymulesafc

    andymulesafc Striker

    Took a few years for Blackburn to get relegated to L1, we could be relegated twice in successive seasons, although I believe the squad is better than what it’s shown.
  13. Baghdad McBadLad

    Baghdad McBadLad Midfield

    We love breaking shit records, this is the next one. See how fast and far we can drop.
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  14. Geronimo

    Geronimo Striker

    Kept us in the top flight for 10 years.

    Something not achieved for 60 years.

    Made mistakes. Of course !!

    But give the fucker some credit for that at least
  15. EXPIM

    EXPIM Central Defender

    Very succinct Johnny, you've got a way with words:)
  16. Rip Van Fish

    Rip Van Fish Striker


    I went to that Everton game knowing we would win before I got there- momentum
    Last home I went to was QPR and walked out of the ground glad at a point gained
    How the world has changed
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  17. Pukka pad

    Pukka pad Midfield

    it's terrible
  18. kingmonkey

    kingmonkey Winger

    For some clubs relegation can be a blessing, clear the decks, wins some games, build some upwards momentum.
    For us, keep the shite players, loan out the good ones, get beat every week and develop a spiral of downwards shite.

    We all know our next managerial appointment wont bring about a keane style change around as well.
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  19. doodlebugs

    doodlebugs Winger

    hew man,wa not bothered about your heap of shit,we've got enough of our own to keep us happy
  20. keybuk

    keybuk Central Defender

    You lot really did lose all perspective that night. You still ended up finishing fourth bottom. Hardly a surprise then that you finished bottom the following season. Having failed to address the core problem it's hardly a surprise that you are struggling this season.
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