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|Cook: From a Winning Position We Found a Way to Give It Up|
Maybe, the squad is not this claimed multi million pound all stars that we were led to believe was being put together - and some still think it is.
Maybe they are no more than Cooks mates (as with the coaching staff) on a nice little earner. A sort of Delboys Jolly boys outing.
|Ipswich Town 1-2 West Ham U21s - Match Report|
" Eddie Howe for me! Please don’t say he won’t come here. He’s not earning a living right now "
actually he is - if a manager has his contract paid up that means any job he takes within that period he forfeits his previous contract pay
that's why so many do not rush straight into another job
|Town Closing in On Jacobs Signing|
"of which nearly have have been at championship level"
Not correct - he has played around 50 more in L1/L2, with only 22,32 and 20 games in the past 3 seasons
30 in November, hardly one for the future
|Ashton: Geographically We Can Go into Areas That Might Be Green and Yellow Right Now|
If PL 'funding' supposedly guarantees you a place in the PL then explain why Blackburn, Bolton, Fulham, Sunderland, Wigan, Cardiff, Hull, West Brom, Swansea, Bournemouth.... are not still in the PL.
As to what they have won in the past 10 years, then three league titles, one FA Youth Cup and a Play off trophy for what it's worth - more than we have won in the past forty years.
Nothing wrong with being positive Arnie, but delusion is a dangerous path to follow. There are clubs of our size Forest, Derby, Wednesday, Birmingham, Stoke who have not been able to get back into the PL, some for decades. The idea that a dozen, mostly L1 players are suddenly going to propel us to the PL is fanciful, at best.
Evans crippled our club, and it will be a long, long haul back to where we were before he took over. Let's get there, then talk of what we might do. 'Mind the gap' should have taught us pride comes before a fall.
|Sheepshanks: We Need a Beating Heart Again, and I Think We’ve Got One|
"It was the collapse of ITV Digital that ripped our financial model to bits. "
ABSOLUTE NONSENSE !
Ans a lie which should no go unchallenged. ITV Digital cost clubs around £2m in lost income. We defaulted on £4.7m to HMRC alone, amongst millions elsewhere. We had run up around £8m in debt getting into the PL. Sheepshanks borrowed £25m to clear that and build/redevelop two stands. It was a reckless act, being based on a belief that we would remain in the PL for the following 25 years.
|Town in Talks to Sign Chaplin|
Not sure how all this is panning out. The thougt was we were upgrading the 'scouting network' whereas all we seem to be doing is signing Cook's 'old boys'. Money on a top coach - nope, one of his former kitmen can do the job.
Local paper has "But he has scored just six goals in his last 50 appearances, including four in 39 last season in which he was used increasingly sparingly under Valerien Ismael who left him on the bench in both legs of the play-off loss to Swansea City. " hmmm
|Gibbs Joins Norwich as Clubs Agree Compensation|
Maybe if we spent more on coaching and less on murals we might see some progress out of our academy. They have made over £100m out of youngsters they have developed in the past few years. We have been doing something wrong for quite a while if the poor return on our academy is any measure. This lad was tapped up, the club knew it, so what would be the point of any 'better offer' ? Evans never had any intention of funding Cat 1. The scumbag wouldn't even pay for basic cleaning and maintenance of the stadium. This is the consequence.
|Norwich Favourites to Sign Gibbs But Other Clubs Still in Running|
A PL clubs offers a far higher standard of U23 football and CAT 1, which will undoubtedly mean better coaching. That will be what decides where he is next season, not us trying to match whatever a PL club can offer as wages. He has outgrown us, it is as simple as that.
|Town Crooks Bid Well Short of Rotherham Valuation|
Looks like our financial limitations have already been exposed.
No one signed so far suggests the fees many were imagining a few weeks back.
However, judgement will be made when the window closes, and proof will be seen when the season finishes.
|Blues Linked With Loan Move For Birmingham Striker|
We haven't the resources to sign an almost new squad at the quality we need. Far better to spend what we have on fewer good players, than to spread the money on a greater number of lesser players.
If this lad is up to it then it will be money well spent, if not then we won't be stuck with him as with Jackson.
|Released Keeper Wright Joins Fleetwood|
"Price or supple wasn’t it ? "
yep, over 15 years ago - a damning indictment of our youth set up, as there hasn't really been anyone near even a few games
|Blues Linked With Sunderland Trio|
Sunderland have a new owner who is not short of cash - way beyond what we can hope for, so it won't be any need for money or wages any of them leave for.
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