|Colchester v Walsall|
at 22:30 14 Apr 2021
No games seem easy at the moment MFB.
Very interesting stats and perhaps if they turned some of their incredible 19 draws into wins, their season would be looking a little different.
The same could be said for us hey?
I personally think we will go down and the reason simply being that we have a non league squad.
The players that were released after last year's playoff defeat, along with the sale of Bramall and Norris, left us with very little game changers. Those who can impose and take the game to the opposition.
The lack of replacements nailed the coffin shut.
I am not in the anti RC brigade. He came in and has overseen a huge modernisation of the club, allowing revenue streams to come not just from on the pitch.
His biggest failure is to plough so much cash into youth development, when we just do not have the pull nor the catchment area to attract the number of quality prospects needed to make it a sustainable model.
Putting those funds towards improvements in all other aspects of the club would have been wiser, as everything is rotten due to the misguided faith and sole focus on youth.
RC has all good intentions, but without being a football man and with the staff he surrounds himself with, it was doomed to fail from the moment TH joined the board.
I do pray that RCs risk to survive the season pays off, as I believe his vision that next season and maybe some thereafter, we will be in a much better place compared to others. Lots of players leaving us upon contract expiry hopefully, and a chance to rebuild the squad with some decent free agents.
We saw in the pre season how many quality players at this level were looking for a club, and with other clubs maybe not having been so frugal, we could build a very strong team.
I hope RC has got it right, albeit by the skin of his teeth. If not, there is no alternative but to move on. Period.
If we do go down, I hope we don't lose to Southend.
12 months ago, would you ever have thought we'd be in this position?
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