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The question is 13:30 - Apr 7 with 515 viewsgordon

Will it be a 'promotion at all costs' strategy, where we try and just sign the best players that'll be willing to come to ITFC, and basically it's sh*t or bust a la the start of the Evans era, or will it be a cannier approach where we have a sophisticated recruitment strategy, only sign players 23 and under, do more scouting from the European Leagues etc., and accept that it won't give us immediate returns.
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The question is on 13:32 - Apr 7 with 496 viewsStokieBlue

When you say "won't give us immediate returns" how long are you thinking?

Because getting out of L1 is clearly the most important thing, every year in it leaves us open to restrictions being applied to the lower leagues and voted on by teams with completely different priorities to us (as seen last year).

SB
[Post edited 7 Apr 13:32]

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The question is on 13:39 - Apr 7 with 433 viewsgordon

The question is on 13:32 - Apr 7 by StokieBlue

When you say "won't give us immediate returns" how long are you thinking?

Because getting out of L1 is clearly the most important thing, every year in it leaves us open to restrictions being applied to the lower leagues and voted on by teams with completely different priorities to us (as seen last year).

SB
[Post edited 7 Apr 13:32]


I don't know - I just think in terms of transfer policy at least, there's going to be an obvious trade-off between putting things in place that will deliver longer-term value, against the obvious short-term goal of getting promoted next season.

Hopefully though we can be promoted next season as part of a sensible long-term strategy - it'll just be interesting to see whether we go for signing proven League One players in their prime for a fee who are likely to deliver promotion & offer generous contracts to experienced out of contract players from the championship etc, or go about signing talented but wayward 20 year old Frenchmen from Ligue 2 etc. (or all of the above).
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The question is on 13:41 - Apr 7 with 408 viewsRegencyBlue

The question is on 13:32 - Apr 7 by StokieBlue

When you say "won't give us immediate returns" how long are you thinking?

Because getting out of L1 is clearly the most important thing, every year in it leaves us open to restrictions being applied to the lower leagues and voted on by teams with completely different priorities to us (as seen last year).

SB
[Post edited 7 Apr 13:32]


Spot on!

We have to get out of this League at the earliest opportunity, whatever it takes. After that we can take our time over the next stage.
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The question is on 13:44 - Apr 7 with 390 viewsRobTheMonk

Let's face it, we've been playing terribly since Christmas but we're realistically fighting for playoffs. If we'd have been 10% better, we'd be in playoffs. A pre-season and some good investmentsa and we'll be well on our way.

There's also still the chance that we fluke promotion.
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The question is on 13:46 - Apr 7 with 369 viewsjas0999

I doubt the underperforming players will be at the club next season. Expect a completely new team. Competitive at league one standards in term of investment. Deep pockets have the new owners.
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The question is on 13:51 - Apr 7 with 353 viewsMuncher

Private equity funds have a fairly short term approach, they don't want to be holding for more than 3-5 years.

Therefore I would be expecting an approach to try and blitz League 1 next season, it isn't in their business plan to hang around.
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