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gbear05

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  1. gbear05

    Adam Reach

    Reach has been great in a few games this season but really poor in a lot more. I think we’d get the best out of him with much better players around him. He isn’t good enough to drag us up but his goals and assists this season have been really valuable
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    Aarons

    I always assume with a new player like him, he isn’t in the squad because either his fitness means he can’t track back enough meaning we’re vulnerable at the back (plus the fans would quickly get on his back in this situation). Or that he doesn’t understand our system quite well enough. In either situation, if he doesn’t play well, his confidence will be down and so it just makes sense to gradually get him playing. I think my post is essentially saying that I’m sure Bruce has his reasons.
  3. I don’t think us as fans and the sole customer of the club should have to rely on this mis-information and contradictory statements. It’s like our club is run by Trump at times. If it’s financial, tell us and we’ll get over it. If it’s because the manager doesn’t rate him, be clear with us and tell us. I think a bit of transparency would go a long way.
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    Hooper / Sharp

    If he could stay fit, Hooper would be one of the best strikers in the league. His goal ratio is great and his link up play transforms our team and is outstanding for the Championship. But he just can’t stay fit and can’t be relied upon. I don’t know how much we’re paying him but it can’t be worth it for how little he plays. It’s really frustrating for us as fans but I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be for him, all that talent but constantly breaking down.
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    Worried about the playoffs?

    I think it’s good for us to have a really outside shout at the play offs; it makes the season more exciting and should bring more people and money through the turnstiles. Realistically, it’s highly unlikely. I think we can win a lot of games before the end of the season, but I don’t think we are good enough to overcome a 9 point gap.
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    club crest

    I loved our old badge - I actually think it looks far more modern than the current one. If you look at the big clubs, their marketing departments have clearly had a say in making the badges more simplified and less historic than the old type. We seem to have gone in the opposite direction! I don’t really think it’s appropriate for a foreign owner with no previous connections to the club to come in and change it unless the fans were unhappy. Chansiri has done some great things for the club but I don’t think changing our kit or badge are among those. It makes him slightly more open of criticism when things start going wrong too. That said, if people are voting ours the third best, i’m probably completely wrong!
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    Reach...

    The Wednesday fan next to me absolutely hated Reach. Reach was pretty awful but then he did get the crucial assist. He is much more likely to assist or get us a goal than Boyd and he always works hard. He looks quite awkward which I think makes some people think he isn’t as good as he is. Honestly though, the guy next to me was screaming ‘Oh Reach!’ at the top of his voice every time he got the ball, and sometimes when he wasn’t even near the ball. It was almost like he was just trying to wind people up.
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    Hector

    Me either. But we are the 15th (!) club he’s been loaned to, so maybe he’ll be looking for a home?!
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    Hector

    I thought Hector was excellent today. I think he brings so much to the team. Has anyone noticed how many clubs he has played for and been loaned out to? It’s ridiculous! Is there any chance we can sign him in the summer?
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    BRUCE ON TRANSFER BUSINESS

    Really pleased to hear this. I think this setup suits us a lot better than what we’ve had in the past. I think we were caught between the modern structure of the club’s hierarchy choosing players (albeit not too well) and the manager having some sort of say. If Chansiri is handing all the responsibility to Brucey, then brilliant. I bet that was part of the reason he came, because I suspect most chairmen would expect the manager to have much less control. Bruce’s experience can go a long way to making up for the lack of experience in our board room. Hopefully we tap into it as much as possible and use it to put things in place for the long term too.
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    Bruce's 11?

    I really think the injection of pace is going to hugely help us all over the pitch. It will create more space for us and it should enable us to be more attaching. We’ve been crying out for some pace for a long time now and it’s exciting that Bruce clearly agrees, so even if our new signings aren’t for the long term, we can expect replacements if they don’t stay or work out.
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    Alex Bruce Tweet

    I’ve complained on the BBC website. Our money pays their wages and we shouldn’t let them get away with it. At a time of increased awareness of mental health issues, they were both incredibly ignorant about a man who lost both his parents recently. How ignorant and arrogant they must be. If they have any respect, they should issue an apology. I for one think Bruce has set a good example with what he’s done. As much as I would like him here sooner, I would much rather he arrives when he feels in the best possible mindset to take us forward.
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    SWFC & Sustainability

    My emphasis here is on sustainability. We seem to be pitching the club at the opposite of sustainability. How would people feel if all 24 clubs were operating the same scheme as us? We would all be expecting the Football League to do something about it.
  14. My intention here is to highlight my concerns in the hope to get our great club back on track, not to add to the negativity; Whether you agree with the profit and sustainability rules or not, they are there to stop clubs gambling on promotion and then getting into financial trouble if that doesn’t happen. Yet with Club 1867, Chansiri is yet again gambling with our future, with a scheme showing no respect for the fans (I posted elsewhere that it feels more like a scam than an offer to me). Imagine if all Championship clubs offered a similar 1867 scheme? 24 clubs basing their future finances on the presumption that they will get 1 of 3 promotion spots avaialble. Chansiri; it isn’t sustainable. It is a gamble. You did this before, it didn’t work and look where we are now. I am sure most fans would much rather we started the-building with a focus on youth players, building a club and squad that won’t ‘be in a lot of trouble if we don’t get promotion’. This is a passionate plea for Chansiri to stop being so naieve, learn from the past and to show more respect for the fans; by this I mean, no more ‘offers’ which aren’t actually good value and no more of those ridiculous surveys we saw in the summer.
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    Club 1867 Launch

    There are so many things about this scheme that are hugely concerning. We have clearly learnt nothing, and are trying to gamble once again. Even with this gamble, they can’t even do it in a professional manner, causing lots of confusion. If this were to have any of the success they were hoping for, it at least needed to be easy to understand. Worst of all, I think it shows a lack of respect for the fans. We deserve better than this. It’s more like something I would expect from someone trying to scam me. Personally I would much rather we sold any players worth reasonable value and used to money to invest in youth, building a sustainable model for the future. Instead it seems they’re going all or nothing which will more than likely lead to nothing. Even if this approach brought in the money needed, what happens if we don’t get promoted within 2 years? Chansiri, thank you for all you have done but you are so far out of your depth. We want a club built with solid foundations that doesn’t gamble on having to get promoted, then when that goes wrong, putting it all back on the fans.
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