1. Jenkins’s resignation as DOF with immediate effect and the Trust to be co-opted by the owners to work with them to oversee the transition 2. Carlos, his staff and all the Recruitment people P45’s today 3.Curt and Leon take the team for the last game in the PL 4. John Toshack appointed DOF to become a member of the Board, oversee the Academy, player recruitment and development and to mentor a young ambitious British Manager 5. Alternative choices as DOF- Glen Hoddle, Graham Jones, Brian Flynn, 6. DOF to draw up shortlist of young, ambitious British candidates for the Manager job- suggested possibles- Craig Bellamy, Frank Lampard, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes duo 7. The Board in association with the Trust to conduct a PUBLIC review to understand the causes of our relegation and publish a strategy for the regeneration of the football club and an objective to return to the PL within three years. 8. Appointment of a new Recruitment team by the DOF to prioritise assembling a squad able to effectively compete in the Championship. Obviously, this is far from perfect and only initial thoughts for the way forward, but it’s good therapy and anger management. Hopefully it will be seen as a positive addition to a public conversation that is sure to run and run. STID.
Although I understand Naughton has been suspended by the FA over his conduct in the Watford game, seeing as it couldn’t have come at a worse time for the club, will he also be disciplined by the club or does a PL suspension disqualify that?
Michael Calvin and Jim White ( not the SCFC2 variety) on Talkshite now- but actually got the reasons for our plight spot on: Football philosophy sacrificed to the God of money Trust and support from the fans to the Board blown apart by American dollars Abysmal recruitment and no strategy - leaving Paul Clement, an excellent coach with an IMPOSSIBLE JOB
Ki, Fer, Mawson, Narsingh, Routledge, Mesa, Carroll, Ayew, McBurnie, Fede and Fabianski gone in May. Leaves us- Naughton, Olson, VDH and Bartley Clucas, Fulton, Dyer and Bony. Keeper and a ‘10’ needed.....as a start.
1. Mass demonstration organised by the Trust prior to kick off- unlikely as the Trust appear to be paralysed with indecision. Now is the time for some leadership from them and they are silent. If they remain upstairs taking fares, and avoid the issues, they’re definitely finished. 2. Fans voice their anger with the Board throughout the game- unlikely and damaging to the team 3. Mass walk down to the bar area at say, 66 mins- not advisable due to safety 4. Crowd to remain silent throughout the game- unachievable 5. Everyone to do the ‘Poznan’ and repeat ‘We want Jenkins Out’ for one minute only. ?????
Some protest needs to happen, but something safe and half-dignified. There is no pride left in this club, but we have to have it in the Stands- and I can’t bear to go down like a Lamb.
Another striker? Surely a few creative midfielders who can also chip in with a few goals is the priority. Our midfield have scarcely got a goal in them ffs! How much money is this mug on? On current performance my Nana could have done a better job.
Were Clement's substitutions simply a gamble that didn't come off or another clear statement to the clueless kents in the West Stand that the squad is painfully short of genuine PL standard? Apparently Mourinho called for our Board to back the Manager with cash- so was Clement moaning to Jose as well?
Chris Grayling has announced that there will be no electrification beyond Cardiff. This clearly puts West Wales at a serious disadvantage in terms of ongoing investment. Is this payback for not 'Going Blue' at the General Election?
Last night's friendly and the well-meaning, but comical anthem rendition brought the lack of home-grown first team players into sharp focus for me. Over the years many have claimed that this area is a cradle of footballing talent and whilst it cannot rival the North East, Merseyside and East London for the numbers who make it into the professional ranks, I tend to think we are still under-performing in terms of getting local boys through to first-team contention. I appreciate that historic comparisons are dangerous, but in our first spell in the top flight we had Wyndham Evans, Chris Marustik, Dudley Lewis, Nigel Stevenson, Colin Pascoe, Darren Gale, Robbie, Curt, Charlo, and a few peripherals like Chris Sander, Jimmy Loveridge etc. With the money spent on the Academy and the greater organisation and professionalism given to the junior levels at the club, I think it is a legitimate question to ask why we haven't had a better return on this massive investment? In terms of our recent successes, Joe Allen is from a middle-class family in Tenby and Ben Davies' upbringing can't be described as working class. As the local kids get picked up at a very young age, and our recruitment now extends far beyond the city, you can't totally blame the decline of the local leagues, and so I wonder if there are other reasons for the relative lack of success of lads from local working class backgrounds? Some might say there might be a decline in work ethic and hunger, but the decline of working class boys and girls progressing in their chosen fields is a growing phenomenon in our society. Is there something else going on that might explain it?