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Everything posted by gbear05

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. Me either. But we are the 15th (!) club he’s been loaned to, so maybe he’ll be looking for a home?!
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Bannan is brilliant in his day but he is inconsistent. He looks awful on his bad days. I think he could play in the premier league if he could perform consistently. He is so good when he’s on it though. I don’t know who fans expect we could get as a replacement for him that would even be close to his level.
  13. Good player in his day. I don’t think a player not getting into his team in the MLS is going to get into a Championship team like ours. Would probably expect a salary of someone in the team too. Not the answer to our problems.
  14. Would have been worth his expensive wages if he could have stayed fit. Must be so frustrating to be a talented player who can’t avoid injury. As good as he is when he’s on the pitch, we can’t rely on him and we need him off the wage bill to fund more critical signings.
  15. I think we miss FF whenever he’s not in the team. We need that creativity in the final third. Sadly, as much as I rate him, he doesn’t deliver consistently for whatever reason, he in injuries, suspensions or commitment. We need an alternative and another similar player on the bench for when we’re struggling to make it through a defence.
  16. Working for me too. Doesn’t have commentary but can’t complain! Thanks
  17. How do people choose one of these services given there are so many?
  18. I wasn’t a fan of Jos. I was however a fan of his push for us to look at players around 23, particularly younger players who haven’t quite made the cut yet in the premiership. That way, if we don’t get promoted in line with planning, the players still have their best to come. We have too many players at the end of their careers but demanding our highest wages. Considering how many youth players the top clubs have, there must be so many players worth looking at.
  19. How would ‘really’ giving it a go differ to what we have already done? We spent more money than the rules allow. You might not like what you got from Chansiri giving it a go and you would have a right to expect more. But hitting a transfer embargo has to mean that the chairman was ‘really’ giving it a go in his mind.
  20. It’s noticeable how many pros have come out to say what a fantastic appointment he is. You can immediately see the impact and he hasn’t even started. I expect us to get more media exposure now too. Without meaning any disrespect to Jos (I’m sure some of you would like me too!), he was such an unknown that it would have felt like more of a gamble for any player taking their career to Sheff Wed under him.
  21. I don’t think having a 3 year plan excludes us from trying for the play offs earlier than that. My point is that it is irresponsible to throw money at one or two seasons, then being broke when it doesn’t work, which takes years to fix.
  22. Sorry, I didn’t mean it to read like that. I’ll be clearer with the title next time.
  23. Who would you have preferred? That we realistically could have got? British manager with 4 promotions from the league we’re in...I honestly couldn’t be happier with the appointment. I also think it shows that Chansiri is changing his approach, which is great. Lastly, I don’t think Bruce would risk his reputation if things weren’t being sorted out behind the scenes at the club.
  24. Im glad you’re not in charge!
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