Are there any big hitters on the Board? The only one who allegedly had serious wealth has resigned to run Indonesia. Apart from Zacki and occasionally Tiger, when was the last time any of the others appeared at a game?Tiger will have a few final strategies in place / planned depending on how circumstances play out. If a land deal / stadium resolution doesn't happen then Tiger will need to off-load the club, a lot easier to do if the club has access to a decent training complex and youth development plan in place. Entirely sensible, and aligns to most financial strategies.
Also if you can pad out the bench with a couple of young pros then that could reduce the wage bill / allow spend on wages to be concentrated on a smaller squad; a youth development system is needed to facilitate this.
The big hitters on the Board won't prop up the club / invest more in to the 1st team playing side until a satisfactory stadium way forward is found, again entirely sensible. The sales of Whyte, Fosu-Henry and Baptiste mean the board don't have to dip too much in to their pockets.
If we were close to a satisfactory new stadium / new lease / new solution then I think we would have been a bit braver in the window, maybe held on to Baptiste until the summer and invested in a couple of other areas.
Just because he’s rich doesn’t mean he wants to spend all his money so you can have fun watching football! I liked his tweet - I wish the management where I work were as straightforward. I personally think they misjudged those sales and should have waited if possible, but that doesn’t mean there’s a conspiracy to run the club down.Thought Bakrie was minted
Can’t say this won me over particularly, this season financially should have been great for us with lots of unexpected income from the cup runs plus selling Whyte et al. so I really don’t see how putting some money in for reinforcements in key areas (even if it’s a promising youngster) could be considered not sustainable
You’d have to agree it’s pretty convoluted logic to say that we have nothing to fear from a team we just lost at home to whilst playing one of our better games in recent weeks.Tedious.
I said that we have nothing to fear from Sunderland. I didn't mention the result!! Fact!!!
Sure, but the perception to those not ITK is lack of progress. The reality may be the complete opposite. Where reality is not, or cannot be, made available perception will win out along with all the speculation and theories that go along with it.Which would people prefer, a new stadium or imminent promotion?
The money’s not there for both right now, I think we all know which is more important.
Very good post. Some of the recent negativity has been embarrassing. I've seen people post if we have enough points to avoid relegation, or saying that Robinson should go!At the start of the season my wish list for my club was:
No winding up orders
Good exciting football
Some nice cup runs
Pushing or in the play offs
Now I have so far seen three of those and I'm confident that we will get close or in the play offs.
As a bonus I have also watched some very good younger players coming through our youth set up, only if they and those following come through and star in the first team and the ground is sorted will the club be in a position to live in the Championship.
I don't think the board changed its ambitions, I think the fans expectations changed as we were playing so well. (I'm as guilty as any) then the injuries hit and we have had a horrible spell and we obviously don't like it. COYY
That is a preposterous statement! Sabotage of a season because they don't want to be promoted??????It’s still pretty clear to me: the board DO NOT want us to be promoted this season and acted accordingly. How does that make KR and the players feel? And how will it impact on results between now and May? No points for guessing.