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|Blues Host Wimbledon Aiming to Avenge Defeat and End Goal Drought|
Some interesting articles today. All is clearly not well and this has perhaps come from some honesty and desire from Cook that previous mangers were not prepared to show and it's upset a few player ego's
Both previous mangers hinted at issues and if you think back to Hurst, his assistant Doig had reputation for working the players hard and was much slated on this site for it. I wonder now if we are finally seeing the truth about our squad.
3 managers so far unable to get anything out of this bunch, so you have to conclude they are not the "Strongest squad in the division" as we have bee repeatedly told.
I'd fear for Cook if ME was still the owner but with new backers and hopefully some decent cash for buying players you have to support this guy and give him the chance to back up what he says. He has a decent record elsewhere so he's as good an option right now as anyone else.
The player know by now what he wants so they shape up or ship out.
|Cook: If You Want to Be Here, We Need to See More|
Glad to see the comments from Paul Cook today. Had my concerns on the silence.
Remain in the belief we have good manager. Cleary not happy with the squad and there performance levels but won't publicly criticise them.
The message is right, step up or you're gone.
Such a stark contrast to Lambert and his perpetual efforts to convince us the team were good. The player have had a far to easy ride for a long time.
|Cook: We Are Working Very Hard to Get Better and Going Forward We Will Get Better|
Link this to the article about being ready to offer contracts and I think we can assume not too many will be up for grabs at the moment
This is truly shocking admission from Paul Cook and disturbing but only adds to my belief we have a good man in charge now. We must be patient with him as turning this bunch into a good team is going to take a while.
|Jackson: I Need a Goal, Not Just For Me But For the Team|
Some unfair criticism on here of Jackson. You get the best out of players by using there strengths. Playing up top alone is not his thing, he need to be in a two.
For so long we’ve played square pegs in round holes. To the detriment of the team and individuals.
I have long believed, and still do, that our biggest problem is midfield. None of them run past the strikers. That continually leaves the strikers isolated and then they get the blame.
|Cook: To Play For This Club, You Have to Carry a Little Bit More Weight on Your Shoulders|
In every post match interview you can read between the lines and tell he’s less than impressed with this bunch of players.
It’s time we all accepted they are not good enough and we need some changes. Promotion this season is unlikely and would probably be a bad thing as we’d have zero chance at Championship level.
There is a huge job to do and I believe this guy gets it. We are going to need to be patient while he figures out who can be made good enough and who needs to be shipped out.
|O'Neill: No Offer on Table For Town|
Inevitable reaction on this site as usual. Complaints about social media but this site if full of comments acknowledging speculation as fact.
Calm heads needed.
The level of detail in some reports is too much for it to be without some merit.
"No offer on the table" doesn't mean there are not ongoing discussions.
"No actively looking to sell" doesn't mean there are not interested parties.
Any involved parties will always play it down, deny it or simply refuse to comment. The absence of an absolute statement of it all being rubbish would suggest there is something.
A buyer needs a seller, so I am sure this will roll on for sometime and may or may not lead to a takeover.
In the meantime it would be nice if many on this site could act with a bit more decorum.
While we all know there is still much wrong can we perhaps try a more reasoned approach to the commenting on this forum. A good few on here are only adding the bad vibes.
We have a new manager to look forward to. Let's hope that gets us where we need to be.
As for the takeover let's just wait and see.
|From Marcus's Side of the Fence|
You would have think selling is on his mind. There is little prospect of fully recovering his money, so cutting his losses may well appeal.
I, along with many, would be pleased to see the club sold. Irrespective of your opinions on Marcus there is simply not enough being invested to move us forward. As you rightly point out we are not the ones owed £100m so you can perhaps understand his reticence to plough in more.
But I cannot help but wonder what a new owner would bring. who would it be and what motivation would they bring. A buy to simply build and flip is a risky strategy.
There has to be some validity to the rumours of the sale otherwise surely the axe would have fallen by now on Lambert.
I guess as always it will be us, the supporters, who are last to know.
Let’s just hope it’s true and that the investment from a future owner comes with a real strategy for moving us back up the leagues
|Blues Host Oxford Aiming to Upset Form Book|
An eventful news week that once again leaves more questions than answers.
Clearly Lambert has something to say, but despite his continuing big club brag, he seems reluctant to step up and tell us what his problem is within the club. Previous managers have hinted at similar issues. Come on Paul out with it!
Hopefully his tenure will end next week. Then perhaps we’ll find out.
Then I call on Mr Evans for some honesty. What is your motivation hear? While you put in a lot of money the harsh reality is it’s not enough to move us forward. If you can’t do what’s needed then step aside before this club is beyond recovery.
After Lambert I worry who gets appointed. I’m minded to suggest Dyer & Butcher as interim. We then need to get someone who can shake this club up, I think far to many of the squad are comfortable. We need to properly develop the younger guys to get better results and move on some of the senior squad.
We have to properly rebuild and sadly that may mean a few more seasons in this league.
As much as we’d all love promotions, what chance we would stand in the Championship 🤷🏽♂️
|Lambert: We Were the Better Team|
What’s the point in signing a striker if they are played alone.
We still have 3 strikers, if you played 2 of them together who knows what might happen 🤔
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