Rob wrote:Dan wrote:Rob wrote:Dan wrote:Absolute rubbish about us being under pressure trying to match Bury's results. Our form was worse than Notts County (who got relegated) from January/February onwards. Nothing to do with Bury & all to do with having a negative manager who bottled it exactly like he did 12 months previous. And I'll keep repeating this until it gets through to some people who clearly can't/won't see that's what caused us to throw promotion away & why he ended up getting the sack from a Chairman who doesn't sack his managers normally!
So we're going up this season then Dan, guaranteed by you? Same budget, pretty much same squad, just must be top 3.
Same squad?! What about the 20+ goals of Tyler Walker?! I’ve not said anywhere that we’re guaranteed to go up. I’m just pointing out that the previous manager bottled it TWICE yet people seem to ignore the facts. Bizarre really. Yet had it been Steve Evans who had bottled it twice we know what yours & others opinions would be wouldn’t we?!
Maynard and Cook (who he?) will be on a fair whack, they are not loan players. Out budget this season will be pretty much what it was last season, less than 4th then the decision to remove DF was wrong. I am completely behind JD and think he should be given time, but it is typical of some football fans that 5 games in the world has come to an end. If anyone thought by removing DF and installing JD we would be top 3 then they are not living in the real world. It will be a fantastic feat if JD gets us top 7 - under DF I believe we would have been top 3.
Evans is just an odious person and someone I never wanted involved in my club. He's a fraud and his failure at Posh just showed him for what he is. Expectations are high at MTFC these days, many fans think they know what our wage budget is so have unrealistic expectations. I suspect again our budget, like last season, is top 7 but not top 3 but fans will want the manager gone if we do not over perform. You have a choice Dan, you give a manager 3 years (King, Parkin, Dearden, Greaves, Cox) or you fire him for not over-achieving. You have known me long enough to know that I have always believed managers need at least 2 years but preferably 3 seasons. It's not a personal thing, I have never met DF, but anyone who says that some of the games last season were not some of the best seen at the Mill for a long time are just telling lies.
So if JD finishes 7th, but wins at Wembley would the decision to sack DF be a mistake or a bold stroke of genius?