Loving the LinkedIn comments. Doesn't a lot of it show that we "armchair managers" actually DO know a thing or two when so many different people share the same opinion?
Central defence, pace and power in midfield and another striker. Haven't we all been saying the same for several years? Yet each new manager brings in slow-paced and slow-witted midfield journeymen and wage-thieves who have absolutely zero desire to achieve anything for this club.
The same old BS is trotted out year after year and it's made worse when you look at our progress set against that of the grunters. THAT'S game-changing investment lads, actually spending money! The only actual investment we can confirm has been made is the £1 HRH bought his 50% for, because the rest of any expenditure is arguably taken care of by monies received for Maguire, Murphy, and from our Cup exploits.
Unfortunately, this club is still sliding downwards. We haven't hit the bottom of our down-cycle yet. The team is largely sluggish and talentless, the tactics are dreadful, and if we don't get a point at least on Saturday it isn't going to be pretty down at BDTBL. If we get hammered 3 or 4, I can see the atmosphere becoming rapidly more unpleasant for the remainder of the season, right up until we're confirmed as unable to achieve promotion, when the shoes will come off.
In Summer, we'll have about 5 senior professionals left at the club, so Adkins will need to buy almost an entire new team, after which the excuse will be that they need time to "gel".
I know the January Transfer Window is irrelevant in isolation, but it does focus the attention on what we have, what we need, and what our glorious leaders are doing about it. My question is simple: What exactly ARE the Prince, the Turk and Jim Phipps doing here? What is the point of their existence in and around SUFC?
It's baffling to me that they're happy to oversee the continued running down of our club. Perhaps it can be far more profitable running a good sized club in league 1 than at the top of the Championship, and so maybe they're keeping us here to milk it while it lasts. One thing's for certain though, those 19,000 attendances won't last much longer.
Anyway - bollocks to it - see you all at The Cat for vespers