One of the noticable things about the endless Mary Whitehouse type whining from the righties is how the once ubiquitous political correctness (gone mad or not0 has now been replaced with the word 'woke'.
But fear not, these mouth frothing obsessives can see it in everything that happens. So it will be curious (or not) to see how much spittle flies onto their screens when they see the reaction to Goves previous comments. His comments reflect the views their 'betters' had about most of these righties, as he expressed. And no doubt still holds to, but is a little more guarded now. be any surprise
For those of an earlier generation it might be of interest to hear how these types behaved back then - for others, the utter contempt for the idiots who doffed their cap to them will not be of any surprise.
The current excuse is that the players lack confidence - a nonsensical excuse
The players who succeed and are valued are those who keep themselves fully committed, irrespective of what has happened, or is happening. Go back to players like Holland and you will see the difference.
Unfortunately these kind of players cost, for the obvious reasons. And despite the talk of multi pound signings much of the squad are those from Cook's address book. Just as the coaching staff are.
And many of the signings are no better, than what Cook inherited. And Hladky is certainly worse, hence Walton.
Heaven help whoever eventually inherits this squad.
However bad the result, however bad the situation there is always one of the 'flounceys boys' who pops up and accuses everyone of ....... flouncing.
Well if being concerned about how things are, and posting thoughts on here about said concerns is ....... 'flouncing'
then so be it.
However I cannot really predict how things will pan out from here, where we will finish or whether Cook will still be here by Xmas - but I am sure as hell this is not where I thought we would be after 5 games, 6 if you count being dumped out of the League Cup by a L2 club.
............or at least making the interest payments, as I presume what was spent on buying the club is seen as a realisable asset - as with the players.
The capital borrowed appears to be anything between £40m - £50m, which at an interest rate of 7% per annum would be around £3m*.
Promotion to the Championship adds an extra £7m to our income. However if nearly half of that goes in interest payments, where then the budget to upgrade the squad.
Of course interest payments can be deferred, but for how long ?
Clubs who have recently been promoted, and sent heavily Fulham, WBA came straight back down again - meaning their parachute payments will most likely not cover the cost of staged transfer payments and the wage bill. That's why so many 'fall by the wayside' once relegated.
The only way I can see money generated to the level needed will be through the transfer market. Cue Mike Aston and Webster, Bristol to Brighton.
* approx figures to make the point, not any claim of absolute accuracy
or maybe not what some had led themselves to believe, more like.
The money spent doesn't appear to be anywhere near what some had imagined, as our net spend doesn't appear that high. As with the wages, where we cut a huge amount of deadwood in the playing staff has been taken off the wage bill.
The backroom staff don't suggest picking the best available - more case of picking those off PCs speed dial list.
And 2 points out of 12 and out of the League Cup after one game be what was expected on the pitch.
However, much if the expectation was fan driven. Believing that almost 20 years of neglect and mismanagement could be dealt with almost instantaneously. For every pound spend on repairs to the stadium and a 'new' pitch, is a pound less spent on the squad. There is only so much money - despite the rather silly delusions among some. But there certainly is much that needs fixing.
The entitlement among some 'fans' some 2500 fewer turn up today than for the first league game. Heard idiots booing at the finish. Booing what ? The game saw good football played, with no lack of commitment from either side. How long before these self righteous cretins start waving their numpty banners ?
If one or two new signings wonder what they are doing here when they hear their own 'fans' booing I would not be surprised. We are not going to walk the league, we never were. But we are not going to get the togetherness (as a club and supporters) we have been constantly bemoaning the loss of, if there is this type of hostility this early on.
"Craney had the role of kitman at Wigan but joins the Blues as a first team coach and, linking up with Cook again, will work alongside Francis Jeffers and Gary Roberts - all four coaches hailing from Liverpool.
An article on Accrington Stanley's website, published in April last year, states that Craney was working in his family bakery before he linked up with Cook in 2019."
"Gary Roberts, 37, is set to take his coaching badges this summer"
This talented foursome have given us -
Six goals conceded in two friendlies
Six goals conceded against three clubs who were non league a few seasons back
Knocked out of the League Cup by a team who were non league, last season
So expect Stan Boardman with his cutting edge wit to join us next week