Due to illness and work commitments today was the first game I had been able to attend since Boxing Day. I couldn't believe how many empty seats there were around me. The majority of the row in front which had some "die hard" fans ....who often have me lip if I dared critisice a player or the regime and often quite insulting......lots of empty seats also across on the South.....today's attendance given as 18500 something...yes a low Millwallturnout but there were not 18500 or so bodies in the stadium today....many current season ticket holders already called it a day and I expect not renewing next season. The £70m Hole of this season.....being the gap between income and expenditure will be worse next year as gate receipts albeit a fraction of our income shrink. I know many on here say they will not renew season tickets etc so as not to put money in the Yanks pockets...unfortuneately this will only further harm the club. I wouldn't put it past this bunch of charlatans to wind the club up to extract every penny of their so called investment.there are som many levels and entities in the clubs structure I am quite sure these canny Yank hedge fund managers could find a way to recover their £68m +
Great result and another goal for our useless centre forward.....Fer showed what he is capable of..let s hope Joe's injury is not too serious just imagine what we could do if we had a manager who knew what he was doing... (That's tongue in cheek by the way!)
Whilst Potter (quite rightly) is receiving plaudits for what he is doing with this young side we should also look to thank the coaches of the U23s who have had so much to do with the development of our youngsters. ( I wont take the credit for this T2c/The Res mentioned this in another but feel it warrants its own thread. Interestingly all 3 of Saturday goals scored by products of the U23s too SO thank you guys long may it continue
Well Huw now we know what the next level is! But never mind all that money in the bank will keep you happy.....shame you may never ever be able to walk the streets of Swansea again?
Perosnally I do not see what the sale of the club has done ....apart from benefitting a few indivduals in their personal pocket.....the good of the club...Relegation looming ( Im resigned to it cant see Huddersfield not picking up a point but more to the point cannot see us beating Stoke!) with a financial crisis heading our way as the Americans and their gang cash in their chips............"By the fans for the fans " remember that one? At least form the off we knew what Petty was about......but for our so called own? As John Lennon once sang "how do you sleep?"
Given our lack of Jordan plus his brother and Andy King for next Saturday how might we one up?
I wonder is it time for a Leon recall in a diamond so we line up 5-1-3-1
Nortfeldt Naughton Van deer Hoon Fernandez Mawson Olsen Leon plays at the base of a dimond in front of the central 3 In front of Leon a 3 of Ki at the tip of the diamond Clucas on the left and Dyer on the right with Tammy up front,Ki,Nath and Clucas rotate to support Tammy with Naunghts and Olsen operating as wing backs.
So now we know how important it was for the club to be sold so we could reach this next level. So no investment in the club itself just a selection of the shareholders benefiting from selling out to faceless venture capitalists. Well we have reached new levels on the pitch......from having a team to just a bunch of mercenary individuals.......from being entertained whilst we competed and often beat the the teams we faced to being put through agony as we watch us being overrun as we struggle to find any cohesion. Off the pitch....dissary amongst the fans......loss of our club identity especially with groups like the Vice Presidents without whom and their past efforts we might have our club being swept aside by the faceless corporate Americans for potential additional corporate hospitality to increase the clubs revenue to make it oh so more attractive to sell on .....hey ho what a joke...who will want that in the championship or league 1 Those so called fans who save this club from the clutches of Petty who sold out to line their own pockets could have gor things so different. So far there has been no investment into the club......so instead of the sellouts getting their £68M they could have .....employed a proffesional commercial gut like Pearlman.....HJ could have taken a 50% pay cut and used that to fund the appointment that person could do what Pearlamn is doing one but the sellouts could have and should have worked with the Trust and the likes of the VPs to find ways to take us forwards but no instead they chose to line their own pockets. To date the only beneficiaries of the sale are the sellouts......I would challenge anyone to explain how the club,fans have benefited from the sale. The next level is rapidly approaching last seSon I believed we would avoid relegation,unfortuneately this season I believe in the words of Fraser form dads army " we are doomed". The only issue is I see is going into free fall becoming another Wigan,Portsmouth. How must Mel Nurse be feeling? The thing is there will still be many others on here who will still defend Huw.......we had something so special and could have built a legacy.......but we threw it all away.....HJ beloved he had the magic touch...many fans believed this too trouble is the bubble has burst and soon we will have a crash landing....so to the sellouts thank you for taking us to the next level and I wonder how do you sleep at night?
Does anyone else think it is time that like in rugby blood repalcements were introduced. For quite a while last night we played with 10 men whilst Cork was off the park being treated for a head wound ( I know some like Pencoed will say we only have 10 men when Cork is on the park....but hopefully more performances like the shift he put in last night will change their minds about this much berated player) More and more these days in soccer it seems to happen I remember the Europa league night match where Michu had a blood injury further exaggerated by the blood stained shirt issue and lack of correct replacement shirt I think we played for about 15 mins with 10 men until he was allowed back on giving the opposition the advantage....like rugby teams should be allowed to make that blood replacement I think