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  1. Rocky

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    I think there are so many associated factors to consider it is difficult to predict. I guess until the progress of this pandemic unfolds in to clearer waters, we can only speculate. The state of the nation obviously comes first and only when we can establish that.....will football have a look in. I think your last line has so many financial implications, but it might come to that.
  2. I think there are many lines of thought on this and it depends on which one vexes us the most. I am not underplaying the serious lock down rules, but mixing with McCormack, who has nothing but contempt for the club, troubles me.
  3. There is not going to be a quick fix,granted, but the pace of that fix will be determined by our ability to sign good players......that does not mean cheap signings or expensive signings, it means good signings.....John Mcginn was a good signing, for the money, there is more than one four leaf clover in a field.....we have had periods in our time, when we was much better at it than this.... we must work harder and smarter, in finding players. We must also be clear with ourselves what type of players will make a difference....we have too many lightweights in application....we need a few heavyweights in character and desire to win. Lerner proved to be a poor owner, but until MON started wasting his money, he was better than he turned out to be.....if there is one way to p*ss off an owner its squandering money on poor signings....martin signed about half a dozen decent ones out of 38....then when he realised, he wanted more money......as they usually do....the drawbridge came up, and the rest is history
  4. Rocky

    Drinkwater

    but we keep doing it. we finally get rid of one and sign another.............we should loan everybody to be less risk, such is our judgment.
  5. Rocky

    Drinkwater

    That has always been a red herring in any era. one thing creates unity.........Winning.
  6. Rocky

    Time for change ?

    but the same could be said, if we keep signing players riddled with errors.....we will never rebuild.....No the answer is the people who appoint them need to sharpen up and stop dropping clangers....and show evidence that they know what to look for. The manager is responsible for the signings, if he is allowing others to force players on him, more fool him. We have to face up to things......If the required standard is not being achieved with anyone, they have to go. and furthermore if there are no signs of improvement, even more so. If a table maid in the corporate, keeps dropping plates and cutlery, would she be given time?
  7. Rocky

    Time for change ?

    are they going to sack Suso twice?
  8. So sad....RIP Pete.
  9. The club has no doubt gone through a tough time with Xia.....and lucky to be alive. but, i don't see the irreparable damage, you mention....However, i do see a long drawn out rebuild, if we keep getting the signings wrong.....or miss out on player opportunities, we should and could be signing. sure in theory, it should get better as we sign players that give us something as opposed to duds. but the bottom line is our ability to sign prudently will be our salvation...or destruction, if we get it consistently wrong.
  10. The argument for time is a vaid one....but not unconditionally....and the next question is time for what? time to improve? he has had 18 months and we look no better, in fact worse. Things do take time, but equally, pockets of incremental improvement along the way, should be noticable, other wise we are just waiting in vain. In theory, we should be getting progressively better.....i will leave that for folks opinions. we can't give every manager 3 years, to discover that the powers that be have made the wrong decision.
  11. " The theme from an unmade silent movie" by Norman "Hurricane" Smith This tune was used for some time...and used on the Tony Butler radio show
  12. The simple answer is sign the right manager.......that is central to any clubs success. and then sign the right players to meet that challenge, that means players who are familar with the " Dark Arts" too, not just champagne players. It really isn't that hard.....but its made hard if we follow the wrong path.
  13. Rocky

    Time for change ?

    well its all important......but the here and now is crucial as you say.
  14. Rocky

    Time for change ?

    I understand the point......However, I have never known any team to go in to free fall and folk blame one of the coaches. I have no idea, what John Terry's specific involvement is.....maybe he is not being listened too,maybe he is rubbish ,maybe he's not, just saying. but If John Terry is the problem.....why is the manager, not dealing with it?
  15. Rocky

    Time for change ?

    I don't know what the club is waiting for....... Divine Intervention. His post match comments was as baffling as the teams performance.....he's lost it. if he ever had it.
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