S7AGS wrote:Not suggesting John and Carolyn should, but I’d imagine they are happy to sanction spend outside the general budge for a player etc that will really add something…I.e when fatty was in charge with his ability to extract ‘extra’ funds was obvious!
I’d imagine Clough is the person who will be wanting to stick to a budget, seems like he respects the owners cash…I wish there was a balance though otherwise I can see us not quite having enough again… feels like we need to add 2-3 better players than we had last season, boetang might be one but some young loaners won’t work.
Seems to be loads of sound bites about only just missing out on automatic, bad run did us etc, I have to be honest we simply weren’t good enough in some departments, makeshift defence only improved when JJ came in, strikers v. Poor other than Oates who still didn’t score enough, total lack of pace… so far we haven’t addressed these issues and I’m not hearing that we will unless cards are being kept close to the clubs chest!
I think he keeps mentioning the bad run meaning we missed out on automatic promotion because it’s true and the stats back it up.
You can argue whose fault it was that we were in the bad run, and I personally think Clough played a big part in that bad run, but you can’t argue that had the league started in October we’d have been automatically promoted. It’s a fact. For 37 games the squad was good enough, for nine they weren’t.
What is yet to be seen is whether the replacements for the five or so squad members who have departed are adequate, and we won’t know that conclusively for a good few months yet.