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Maximising revenue
at 09:22 24 Jan 2017

Since so much about Portman Road nowadays seems to be about saving a few quid here and there (and eking out every pound for the budget on loanees etc.) I remain a little surprised that the Marcus Evans brand wants to be associated in such a massive way. One of the (alledgedly) foremost ticket and hospitality brands is plastered all over a second-rate, penny-pinched, shabby old football club. It's probably the wrong time to try to sell anything like corporate sponsorship but it seems to me that Marcus Evans has some very poor advisers. I'd have sold the naming rights to every stand - even a few quid here and there; put paying sponsors on the back and the front of the shirts and relegated my own ME involvement to perhaps renaming the ground. The Marcus Evans Stadium. We could etch the Marcus Evans logo into the moss on the North Stand. All that lot should just about bring in a grand or two and probably completely pee off the last of the die-hard fan base. Go on Evans - do it....you know you'd love to.
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The lack of tactical nouse on the pitch
at 20:55 18 Jan 2017

Perhaps already discussed but why were we all up for the free kick on 90 minutes when a half hour of extra time was beckoning? Common sense should have left at least three players back for any slip or fast break. Extra time and perhaps fitness levels might have helped. That really should be the on pitch captains call.
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Enough now
at 07:44 18 Jan 2017

MM has to go. First time ever I've said a manager must go. Even Keane I just watched as a car crash bound to happen. But this situation is like watching Apaches skinning a man alive. No more torture. Douglas must never wear a town shirt again. Berra should now be benched and moved on. Best too. The rest are just about ok with a dynamic manager who cares and who can take risks. We could do worse than Terry Butcher who many years ago had a Coventry side that ripped Spurs apart. I was there in my exile years living in the midlands. As a long time ST holder I won't quit but lately I've missed games and no longer minded. Go MM. Sell up Evans or put in more cash.
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You judge a book by its cover
at 09:27 23 Oct 2016

You know how great a film is by watching five seconds. You judge a season by a handful of games whilst in the midst of an injury crisis. You judge how good you are by the last team you played. That's how it works. Isn't it?
It must be coz I read a handful of posts on TWTD.
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Attack minded or defensive
at 10:06 2 Oct 2016

451 can either be attack minded or defensive. Away from home I would perhaps accept for some opposition we would think defensive but at home the other way round. Bru, Douglas and Skuse is the wrong combination. It isolates Bru. Replacing like for like when creating nothing is idiocy. And when a goal down is downright suicidal. As soon as we conceded Douglas should have come off. Or even go three at the back. No Game plan is what turns me against MM.
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Manager over achieves with resources he is given
at 06:59 28 Sep 2016

What should his reward be?
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It's not as simple as just replacing a manager
at 08:18 25 Sep 2016

Clubs that sack managers have to also think about structures. Back room staff, assistant coaches, scouting and so much else. Before MM we had basically dismantled all that. So be very careful what we wish for. Oh yes if we threw twenty five million at a season then we might indeed want a better manager, or would we?
MM would dearly love two decent wingers and a centre forward. But even twenty five million might not deliver those. We're tight, competitive and amongst the top half teams on the back of minimal investment compared to a dozen other clubs. On the money we spend we are where we deserve to be. No more no less.
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Looking forward to lots of goals
at 07:40 10 Sep 2016

Now that referees are giving penalties for man making at corners I fully expect a hatful at most games. It'll last a month until there's another ref review. Teams will play for corners if this continues. Last night the annoying thing was the timing of them. We got undone by two incidents but there were a several others at times both ends.
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Do some posters on here actually understand the term BUDGET
at 14:29 21 Jul 2016

Presumably with the income we get from ticket sales, some cash from the Prem and TV and other places, and our benevolent owner top ups we have a budget.
We then spend that budget on running the club.
If that then means there is no money for transfers or better players we make do with what we have.
The ONLY argument seems to be do we want a pragmatist for our manager - someone who understands the players and their limitations; who sets out a formation and plays a system. That strikes me as MM and TC.
Or do we want to "take a chance" on some unknown who just might be better at making silk purses out of sow's ears.
So please, please, please all make your minds up and simply stop posting all the vitriol. If you don't like ME, MM and TC for God's sake just leave. If you can stomach them for God's sake just support the team.
[Post edited 21 Jul 14:30]
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Can we assume those who have stopped their season ticket...
at 21:36 23 Apr 2016

Will also stop posting on here?
God I hope so.
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