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From League 1 to the Prem - What Should the Plan Be?


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On 11/04/2021 at 11:25, Ellis Rimmer said:

Looking on the bright side of life, this has been done quite a few times in recent history, Leicester, Norwich, Saints, United. Us next? lol

But look at similar clubs, Sunderland, Portsmouth, Ipswich, Charlton etc , they all thought they were coming straight back.

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You need to drive Chansiri out(and hope he dosnt screw you on the ground) 

 

Hope for a more sensible buyer(all you can do) and have him implement a structure... DOF, CEO and manager working together. Tied with a focus on an academy, all working to the same plan. 

 

 

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Step 1 - sell the club and bring in an owner who at least could look at our squad at the start of this season and say we’re going to be in a battle to stay in the division, not get promoted.

 

That would be a good start 

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1 hour ago, Buckwheat said:

But look at similar clubs, Sunderland, Portsmouth, Ipswich, Charlton etc , they all thought they were coming straight back.

They don’t have Barry Bannan though 

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3 hours ago, Leeds U from sheff said:

You need to drive Chansiri out(and hope he dosnt screw you on the ground) 

 

Hope for a more sensible buyer(all you can do) and have him implement a structure... DOF, CEO and manager working together. Tied with a focus on an academy, all working to the same plan. 

 

 

I was there when Leeds played a home game at Hillsborough.

 

Its hard to drive out someone so stupid, legally. 

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On 11/04/2021 at 11:25, Ellis Rimmer said:

Looking on the bright side of life, this has been done quite a few times in recent history, Leicester, Norwich, Saints, United. Us next? lol

Lets not do it the united way - 400 years in league 1... 

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The squad as is as depleted in numbers and quality as when Chansiri took over. It needs a similar level of investment to when he came in to put things back on track on the pitch, even in L1.

 

I do think we have the right manager. The issue remains the owner and his advisor.

 

 

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On 11/04/2021 at 11:21, heppers said:

So let’s assume we start next season in League 1.

 

What should the plan be? If DC was to learn from his mistakes, what should we put in place? Which club should we try to copy? 

We'll have to go via L2 cos thats where we're heading

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On 11/04/2021 at 11:57, Roy Of The Roasters said:

 

Norwich.

 

Get a Technical Director to oversee all aspects of the footballing side of the club. Someone to establish a clear philosophy and organisation tying together not just style of play but coaching, scouting, training, transfer philosophy, medical, sports science which everyone buys into. That would include a head coach who wouldn't be an all powerful figure bringing their own staff (and taking them away when they leave) but someone who fits neatly into an already established organisation.

 

Invest in facilities and infrastructure like the academy and the training ground which will deliver ongoing rather than temporary improvements.

 

Recruit smart rather than expensive. Aim to strengthen the squad every season, but an an incremental and affordable way. Look for players who fit the system and have the right personal and professional attributes, and most importantly can be improved. Use a bit of joined up thinking to assess their progress and decide whether to cash in on them or hold onto them. Try and bring a couple of academy graduates into the first team squad every season and work with them to establish a career plan rather than let their contracts run down.

 

Have a long term plan based on sustainable improvement. Be a bit better and aim a bit higher every year. And stick to the plan - don't get over ambitious or take risks.

 

And be patient. Don't expect immediate success or be tempted to tear the plan up and start again if there are any setbacks.

Far too much common sense for here lol

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4 hours ago, Buckwheat said:

But look at similar clubs, Sunderland, Portsmouth, Ipswich, Charlton etc , they all thought they were coming straight back.

 

I am sad to say very few people think we are all aboard HMS Pi55 the League next season.

I would settle for a solid mid table season and bed some new players in.

But with size of club and social media the way it is we will only have to lose a couple on the trot to 'lesser' clubs and people will start to get impatient.

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On 11/04/2021 at 11:24, S36 OWL said:

Chansiri dosnt have a plan, never has. He came in, threw vast amounts of money at getting the golden ticket to the prem and failed. Since then its been a slow painful death. I honestly feel we are more likely to go down to league two than cone back up next season. 

Might be controversial but we’re we actually any good when we got to play offs? I saw matches that season that didn’t convince me that we had enough quality.

Hull out played us and they weren’t great..and look where they are now...although they are set to come up. 
I reckon it would have been a disaster going up and we’d probably be in terrible debt

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On 11/04/2021 at 11:21, heppers said:

So let’s assume we start next season in League 1.

 

What should the plan be? If DC was to learn from his mistakes, what should we put in place? Which club should we try to copy? 

We should be Sheffield Wednesday, not try to emulate any other club.

Let's put together a plan for the long term, not the short term, as we have been doing for the last 40 years.

We should build the community side of the club, also the Player development side through the academy.

That means putting any monies we have into the future of the club through building an infrastructure to the future, such the academy.

There is no short cut to success.

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On 11/04/2021 at 11:21, heppers said:

So let’s assume we start next season in League 1.

 

What should the plan be? If DC was to learn from his mistakes, what should we put in place? Which club should we try to copy? 

 

I doubt Chansiri could even plan on how to run a bath, so with that in mind I’m not holding out any hope of his chances with a football club.

 

The way he runs things, the question will soon be “When do Solihull away tickets go on sale” 

 

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We were relegated from the Premier League in 2000 and this is now the third time we have been down in the third tier. I am not sure we will do it, certainly it won’t happen in my lifetime. 

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11 hours ago, Leeds U from sheff said:

You need to drive Chansiri out(and hope he dosnt screw you on the ground) 

 

Hope for a more sensible buyer(all you can do) and have him implement a structure... DOF, CEO and manager working together. Tied with a focus on an academy, all working to the same plan. 

 

 

I think some people misunderstand the difference between the chairmen we used to have when the shares were widely owned and many supporters at least had a vote and what we have now.
 

The club is totally owned by the Chansiri family. They must have spent around £150m and will try to hang on until they can recoup some of that money.

 

As supporters, the only claim we have is that some of us have season tickets. Otherwise, we have no say other than not to pay to watch. And with the club in such a dreadful state, it really isn’t worth a great deal. 

 

The only chance is that The Chairman’s family will be so fed up with his losses to date, the opt to but not a penny more in and sell cheap(or file for bankruptcy which could close the whole club). 

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