and many will continue to berate and hate Marcus for his failures with us, and I'll accept there are things that are hard to defend, particularly his structure and staffing policies.
If things go as we hope they might though, it does beg the question if Marcus actually has done something massively right for us by turning down allegedly dozens of offers which he didn't feel were right for the Club or capable of taking us forward and sustaining it.
A part of me is wondering whether the added 2,3, 4 years or whatever it may have been of misery may turn out to be a price worth paying in the long run?
Marcus' biggest legacy could well be who he decided both to sell us to and not to sell us to. Let's hope he finally nailed a football flavoured decision.
I've viewed this takeover with a fairly big dose of sceptism up until now, perhaps been burnt once too often.
I spent last night at work listening to and when I had the chance reading stuff from and about our new overlords and must admit, I'm starting to believe in them.
It could still all go wrong but I think if it does it won't be through lack of genuine desire to do the best for the club and I'm also starting to feel that if it goes right it might actually go very right.
It could be an exciting ride over the next few years.
Realise I'm a bit behind the game with these but just finished listening to these podcasts, reccomend to anybody who's a regular podcast listener and looking for stuff.
They're just a series of conversations really and a real mixed bag in terms of content but I really enjoyed some of them, including some with people I'd previously had little interest in or knew little about. Worth a listen if you're at a podcast loose end between episodes of Blue Monday.
So this morning there are threads saying Norwood, Nsiala, Bennets and Edwards are below our level.
Too many third division standard players playing for us currently, who else can we add to the list? I'm sure we can agree on at least half the squad being below us? I reckon Skuse is getting away with it by not playing at the moment.
Looking increasingly like another season of League 1 dross next season, at least we can have hope that we're now in a position with a competent manager, used to success who can begin to build his side.
The silver lining is that there's the opportunity that we could enjoy next season in the way last season should have been.
In some ways perhaps a perfect performance for Cook to see all of our failings and realise the job he has to do?
I'm starting to get a bit worn down with the continual 'it's happening' ad 'oh no now it's not happening' threads, often the same poster with both, often an hour or two apart and generally following some bit of random speculation somebody saw somewhere.
Is it due to the internet? 24 hour rolling news and sport coverage? Surely it won't kill people to wait for a few days and see what transpires, it must be a lot more healthy than going from giddy with excitement to the depths of depression on a constant cycle multiple times a day?
FFS by all means discuss possible outcomes and what might happen, but people, things take time, whichever way they end up, save yourself the stress and stop thinking every new bit of def info is, well, def info.