Jewell Still Has Evans's Support Saturday, 22nd Sep 2012 06:03
Boss Paul Jewell says he still has the support of owner Marcus Evans despite the disappointing start to the season which sees Town go into today's home game against Charlton in 23rd place in the Championship. Evans was at Wednesday evening’s 2-0 defeat to Wolves.
Jewell said: “I spoke to him before the game and I spoke to him afterwards. But whatever we speak about, it has to be [kept between ourselves], being respectful. I’ve got his support.
“He knows we’ve been a little bit unlucky but that will only last so long. But if we create the chances we’ve created in the last two games, I know it will turn around.”
He says that if those clubs fail to reach the promised land, their owners could become disillusioned and move on, something which won’t happen at Town: “In a year’s time, someone might get a bit fed up with it, pull the plug on the club and the club is left in the mire.
“Marcus Evans isn’t going to do that. Supporters will complain about how much players are earning, but supporters will still want the club to buy players. It’s a really difficult balancing act.
“I’ve no problem with our wage bill not being as high as a lot of teams in this division, that’s the way it is. The most important things are the supporters and the football club.
“We want to get in the Premier League, that is everybody’s ambition, but we’re certainly not prepared to do that by risking the future of the club, and that’s what’s happened in some cases.
“We all know about Portsmouth and Rangers, there might be a few more teams in the Championship who could be in the same boat if things don’t go as they expect them to.”
It bores me when Jewell gives the impression that all fans want loads of signings. Just making sure we have cover and using our younger players more would satisfy most. Jewell's ability with nurturing youth players is almost unrivaled in its dismal results.
I know the diehards might 'arrow down' this post, but look at the facts over all Jewell's clubs. 1 good player over approaching 15 seasons has come through his managerial reign. How did anyone ever think that was a manager that would work in the ITFC way?
How can Mr. Evans tell PJ that he still supports him when he refuses to allow him to sign the players he wants to get the team as strong as he told us he wants it to be? Where has the Whickam & Rhodes money gone?. Regardless of the above posts I strongly believe that PJ is a good Manager and will take us to where we want to be if only the people above him will make a relatively small, one off, investment and stop all the dithering. It is fine, and right, to be aware of the future restrictions but we need to live this season and secure our future status which, between them, (IMO) Evans and Clegg are putting into jeopardy. Rant over. COYB
We may as well have a lottery ballot every 2wks ... first 16 tickets out of the hat make up the town team for those two weeks and so on.. . oh and no training or practising moves... just show up!! Cause thats how town seem to play under tactically inept jewel.. . Sick of this rubbish...