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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Working for me too. Doesn’t have commentary but can’t complain! Thanks
  8. How do people choose one of these services given there are so many?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Sorry, I didn’t mean it to read like that. I’ll be clearer with the title next time.
  14. 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.
  15. Im glad you’re not in charge!
  16. Delighted with this. Well done Chansiri for a fantastic appointment. No problem with Bruce waiting a month if that’s what it takes to secure him. Not like our season is particularly going anywhere.
  17. Absolutely fantastic news for us. The best manager we could have hoped for.
  18. I’d be worried if we hadn’t thrown cash at it and were under a transfer embargo!
  19. Thanks. Is it definitely a word? I wasn’t sure and my phone changed it to planning, but I went with it anyway
  20. I’d like to see Chansiri and Bruce work to a 3 year plan to get promoted. Throwing cash at a quick promotion hasn’t worked. We should be more planful, organised and structured in building for the medium and long term. If we get promoted sooner than that, then great. Promotions at a lot of teams took time and I hope Chansiri is realising that. What do people think? There’s a tension at the moment because Chansiri is charging such high prices, that he probably feels pressured into getting promotion as quickly as possible. Perhaps he could lower the prices and communicate a new plan, learning from our mistakes.
  21. I don't think it's working on the app today
  22. I agree. I think we do need a striker but it’s probably the lowest priority for me. Top of my list (especially if Westwood is off) is 2 new full backs, then a centre back, defensive midfielder and also more creativity for when FF isn’t playing. If we are only playing one striker, Fletcher, Winnall and then Joao are all good options until the above are addressed.
  23. If Chansiri is aiming to get promoted this season, then I hope he realises that even with 3 new signings, the chances of that happening are incredibly slim. It would be difficult to see us getting in a play off spot and then we all know what a lottery they are. I would much rather he use this window to lay foundations for next season and beyond. The fans aren’t expecting promotion this season. I don’t want any more gambles on trying to get promoted too quickly by over spending. It would be a real positive if we have the ability to get players in and out in January though.
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