It still makes me laugh when people say MM has not had any money to spend on players. Where do they think the money comes from to pay the wages of the players?
Yes ME has made some extremely costly mistakes with the past 2 managers and a hopeless CEO but they are gone now. Instead there are now 2 very competent people dealing with the day to day running of the business side, and an equally competent management team in MM and TC. They have spent wisely and created a nucleus of a team that is eventually going to do very well indeed.
The fact we are STILL in contention for a playoff place is testament to all the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes at the club over the past 18 months.
If we don't go up this season then we can all revel in it next year when Town have 'done a Burnley'. Looking forward to it!!!
.......... that's about where we deserve to be - halfway, or just above.
Realistically not good enough for the Play Off's - the way we play the game. Blessing in disguise maybe, because had we made the play off's we would have to attack to win thro' - and we can't do that, now can we ? - and playing for the draw would see us fail miserably against any of the top five.
I understand that Mick has brought some structure to the club and restored the morale within the players and yes we do have a chance of the playoffs..and fully understand there are many ways to succeed in football..just look at how Chelsea approached the game against Atletico Madrid however I do not understand what we are trying to achieve by playing the way we did on Monday. Players giving their all to win the ball and then presumably under instruction to hit the ball aimlessly forward to a lone striker or often to no one at all. Playing the ball to the lone striker and hoping he wins it and then playing from there I understand but it is ancient .all it achieved was to give possession to Bournemouth who continually attacked our defence. Sooner or later they will score. After all when you have the ball the opposition cant score..not difficult to understand is it .I do wonder what our players work on in training..not passing to the same coloured shirts as us is clearly not one of them. Great pitch for this stage of the season..not surprising when the ball is in the air all the time ..and as for going defensive after 73 mins ...well!
Who was that cretin who reckons Cresswell is better than Flanagan? I suppose you all realise that whatever money we get for Cresswell will go straight into Evans back pocket. Can anyone confirm that Felixstowe Town have made an offer for Hyam
This is almost exactly like Kieron Dyer situation back in 1999. If he goes and the money is re-invested like it was back then it could be the making of us next season. Burley was able to put together the final pieces of his team with that money. If Mick was given the bulk of any transfer fee I'm sure he could do the same.