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  1. That's sweet, one of our biggest appointments in many years and I'm the first person you think of... As much as I wanted Holden to succeed, and as much as I thought some of the vitorol towards him was unsubstantiated, this is a huge step in the right direction. An excellent appointment that shows that we are looking to move upwards
  2. Because we’d have appointed the 2nd best coach in women’s football? She’s incredibly highly thought of in the women’s game so I see no reason why she wouldn’t be able to be successful in the mens, not that she would come here anyway considering the position she’s in with Chelsea
  3. Team for Sunday With this unavailable list Bryan Byrne, Harry Thacker, Kyle Sinckler, Max Lahiff, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Joe Joyce, Ben Earl, James Dun, Nathan Hughes, , Harry Randall, Chris Cook, Max Malins, Semi Radradra, Siale Piutau, Henry Purdy That’s nearly a very decent side in itself!
  4. His wage bill was large, but we can agree that Cotts had a larger one, much like LJ did compared to Cotts. That’s football. SOD was allowed to bring in loan players, correct, however can we really say they improved the side in the same way Cotts loanees did? The introduction of those loanees changed our season in many respects, SOD had to strip back the squad, Cotts was allowed to invest in it. Johnson made 36 permanent signings. We could go through them all and work out which ones worked and which didn’t, but that’s been done multiple times already. His recruitment wasn’t perfect (l
  5. It’s not though is it. He had more money than any manager in our history, look at the wage budget, look at the money spent on players coming in. We’d rarely been able to spend that sort of money. The signing of Akinbyi was a major one for the club, but parallels are there with kodjia. Thorpe and Anderson were financed by the sales of Barnard and goater the summer before, much like how the transfer window in 2014/15 ended up being financed by the late sale of Baldock A simple question if you don’t believe Cotts had more money to spend than any other manager before him. What other mana
  6. Very one eyed view of looking at things. Baldock was sold after we’d made all our signings, and even if we’d planned our signings around his sale then surely we should say the same about Johnson’s signings, which came off the back of major sales? Its very easy to give Johnson 0 credit for the development of Bryan, Reid, Webster, Brownhill, Kelly etc but if you’re going to do that then you can’t really get involved in a discussion over LJ as it shows an agenda that’s not really worth arguing over
  7. Did Cotts have a similar budget to SOD? SOD had to sell and release a lot of big earners in order to get money in to build the club. He wasn’t provided the finances Cotts had in league one to build a side that would go on to win the title. Cotts was able to make a £2 million record signing (at the time), a luxury that no other manager had had in our history. That’s what I would describe as unparalleled spending power. When SOD left, Cotts was able to bring in 4 loanees who helped the club to survival. I’ve seen a few posters point out the exact same thing happening with LJ, so surely we c
  8. You don’t need to look at the figures. Cotterill brought in Wilbraham, Agard, Moore, Martin Paterson, Wade Elliott, Little, Freeman, Smith, Tavernier, Matt Smith, Saville and Todd Kane. They’re all very good players at league one level. It’s hardly as tho Cotts was given no budget then was it? Johnson built a team in 2017, but they were torn apart because we had to sell to make ends meet. Johnson also built a squad with depth, something we didn’t have in the first half of that 15/16 season
  9. He had the finances to make a star studded league one side. Baldock was sold very close to deadline day iirc, we’d already spent a fair whack on some very good players before he left, so you can’t really use that as an excuse. If you were, you should then use that as the excuse for Johnson’s spending as well surely? Look at what O’Driscoll had to work with, and then what Cotts had to work with. Was that fair?
  10. To be fair, nobody in our history had had the spending power Cotts had with us. We could use the spending argument with Cotts and O’Driscoll as well. Footballs changed massively over the last 5 years, with transfer fees rising massively. That increase coincided with LJs reign, it’s not really a stick to beat him with
  11. Got to be honest, my memory of the first half of the 2015/16 season is slightly different to that
  12. He lasted so long because we continued to improve under his management. He took a relegation threatened side, that may well have gone down that season under Cotts, to a side on the cusp of the play offs. Nothing to do with his phrases or Brentisms
  13. Understandably so, he thought he was prime Henson for a second, silly thing to do with the match at stake. Highlights though how badly Ireland need someone to step into Sextons boots, he’s 36 and a shadow of the player he was 3 years ago, yet he still gets in at 10 due to the lack of quality outside of him
  14. Very lucky from Wales, no idea what Davies is thinking kicking it away, lucky for them that Billy Burns went for it when he clearly shouldn’t have. Thought Sheedy did well in his cameo, a couple of good tackles and a superb clearance kick to relive some pressure. Scotland will be licking their lips though at that match up next week
  15. Pat Lam is reportedly the best paid club manager in the world on 800k a year. The average managers salary in the championship is 878k a year (as of last April). You really can’t compare the two
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