Sedgwick wrote:Murray was negative because he didn't have squad good enough to play how he wanted them to. Radford should of given him the budget to build something. He started off really well and should have been backed after a bright start but never was.
The players he scouted and picked were great finds...benning, Pearce, Rhys Bennett, Thomas, CJ, Blair.... the other players he needed to add to the likes of this lot etc he couldn't afford and had to opt for the players like westcarr and Nicky hunt, Beardsley, chapman etc.
We had stagnated under Murray, no doubt about it. You can put that down to his squad all you like, but there was a notable shift in his mindset after we got stung in the last minute against Bristol Rovers at home I think it was (could have been someone else).
Also, put yourself in Radfords shoes at that time and forget everything we know now... who would you prefer to spend your money? An unproven manager in Murray who had us in the bottom half going nowhere for whatever reason...or a manager in Evans who whether you like it or not, had a proven track record at the time of going in to clubs, spending a big budget but getting promotions? It was literally a no brainer for Radford who had clearly decided he wanted to make a real go of it.
Yes people don’t like Evans now and it’s not worked out for him since he left us (and I think we’d have had a good chance of going up if he stayed til the end of the season) but he had huge success at Crawley, Rotherham, and did a decent job at Leeds to be fair. So no, at the time Radford should not have given the big budget to Murray even though it didn’t pan out as we would have hoped.