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    brady1993 got a reaction from Oldben in Looking forward to next season   
    I can't help but feel extremely apprehensive about next season between the ownership situation, the ongoing EFL stuff, the current management, the squad depth, the way we only just about limped over the line last season and the way none of the above seems like it will be rectified quickly it looks like it's going to be a rough season. The only gleam of hope to my eyes is that I do genuinely think we've some talented young players that with the right coaching and the right support around them could see us have a decent season. But I think the most likely scenario in that regard is that they get picked off/pushed out cheaply to raise funds in some futile attempt to inject short term quality so Rooney can feel he has a stab at top 6. Whether we end up relegated feels to hard to say at this point, I could even see how a scenario plays out where we end up fairly comfortabley away from the drop but I feel like the issue is going to be we end up languishing towards the bottom whilst worsening our chances in future season. 
    The most likely scenario to my mind plays out roughly like the following:
    Takeover rumbles on most of the summer without actually getting over the line Rooney stays in post with little to no change to the coaching staff The EFL business rumbles on the entire summer proving a disrupting influence and sometime early in the season we get hit by a token punishment We sell between 2-3 of Sibley, Knight, Buchanan, Bird (with a chance it being the lot) on the cheap to raise funds for Rooney Said funds get spent on a few loanees from the likes of Utd, a few older championship journeymen with perhaps one more eye catching loan thrown in (this will either be someone like Roberts or an older out of favour prem player) We start the season with pretty much the same brand of turgid, match the opponent and try grind out points style of play we've seen for the majority of Rooney's tenure in charge Around October-November we are sat somewhere between 15th and 21st which is when I expect something will change. Likely something from the following: Rooney gets fed up of takeovers not materialising and gets wary about being tarred with another relagation battle and walks under the cloud of not being backed New owner comes in and boots Rooney for poor results/fans really turning on him New owner comes in and wants to be attached to the Rooney brand and for good or ill promises Rooney a war chest for January  
     
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ramarena in Looking forward to next season   
    I can't help but feel extremely apprehensive about next season between the ownership situation, the ongoing EFL stuff, the current management, the squad depth, the way we only just about limped over the line last season and the way none of the above seems like it will be rectified quickly it looks like it's going to be a rough season. The only gleam of hope to my eyes is that I do genuinely think we've some talented young players that with the right coaching and the right support around them could see us have a decent season. But I think the most likely scenario in that regard is that they get picked off/pushed out cheaply to raise funds in some futile attempt to inject short term quality so Rooney can feel he has a stab at top 6. Whether we end up relegated feels to hard to say at this point, I could even see how a scenario plays out where we end up fairly comfortabley away from the drop but I feel like the issue is going to be we end up languishing towards the bottom whilst worsening our chances in future season. 
    The most likely scenario to my mind plays out roughly like the following:
    Takeover rumbles on most of the summer without actually getting over the line Rooney stays in post with little to no change to the coaching staff The EFL business rumbles on the entire summer proving a disrupting influence and sometime early in the season we get hit by a token punishment We sell between 2-3 of Sibley, Knight, Buchanan, Bird (with a chance it being the lot) on the cheap to raise funds for Rooney Said funds get spent on a few loanees from the likes of Utd, a few older championship journeymen with perhaps one more eye catching loan thrown in (this will either be someone like Roberts or an older out of favour prem player) We start the season with pretty much the same brand of turgid, match the opponent and try grind out points style of play we've seen for the majority of Rooney's tenure in charge Around October-November we are sat somewhere between 15th and 21st which is when I expect something will change. Likely something from the following: Rooney gets fed up of takeovers not materialising and gets wary about being tarred with another relagation battle and walks under the cloud of not being backed New owner comes in and boots Rooney for poor results/fans really turning on him New owner comes in and wants to be attached to the Rooney brand and for good or ill promises Rooney a war chest for January  
     
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Looking forward to next season   
    I can't help but feel extremely apprehensive about next season between the ownership situation, the ongoing EFL stuff, the current management, the squad depth, the way we only just about limped over the line last season and the way none of the above seems like it will be rectified quickly it looks like it's going to be a rough season. The only gleam of hope to my eyes is that I do genuinely think we've some talented young players that with the right coaching and the right support around them could see us have a decent season. But I think the most likely scenario in that regard is that they get picked off/pushed out cheaply to raise funds in some futile attempt to inject short term quality so Rooney can feel he has a stab at top 6. Whether we end up relegated feels to hard to say at this point, I could even see how a scenario plays out where we end up fairly comfortabley away from the drop but I feel like the issue is going to be we end up languishing towards the bottom whilst worsening our chances in future season. 
    The most likely scenario to my mind plays out roughly like the following:
    Takeover rumbles on most of the summer without actually getting over the line Rooney stays in post with little to no change to the coaching staff The EFL business rumbles on the entire summer proving a disrupting influence and sometime early in the season we get hit by a token punishment We sell between 2-3 of Sibley, Knight, Buchanan, Bird (with a chance it being the lot) on the cheap to raise funds for Rooney Said funds get spent on a few loanees from the likes of Utd, a few older championship journeymen with perhaps one more eye catching loan thrown in (this will either be someone like Roberts or an older out of favour prem player) We start the season with pretty much the same brand of turgid, match the opponent and try grind out points style of play we've seen for the majority of Rooney's tenure in charge Around October-November we are sat somewhere between 15th and 21st which is when I expect something will change. Likely something from the following: Rooney gets fed up of takeovers not materialising and gets wary about being tarred with another relagation battle and walks under the cloud of not being backed New owner comes in and boots Rooney for poor results/fans really turning on him New owner comes in and wants to be attached to the Rooney brand and for good or ill promises Rooney a war chest for January  
     
     
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    brady1993 reacted to Ambitious in Looking forward to next season   
    I always look forward to the new season, albeit this time I am struggling. It doesn't help that I won't be a season ticket holder as I usually am, but the whole summer is just full of uncertainty with regards to the EFL punishment and potential point deductions. 
    We also know that we are scaling back operations as a club and I'm not sure there is a club in English Football with such a daunting rebuild where only 10 players left contracted to the club aren't academy produced, which includes a player not wanted anymore (Marriott), a player not mentally fit to be called upon (Ibe), a player that lost his place and will likely be moved on (Marshall) and a couple of players that should be nothing more than backups at their stage of the career (Forsyth, Kazim). It leaves Jozwiak, Bielik, Lawrence, Shinnie and Byrne. 
    We're also under no illusions that we are going to have to sell players, therefore you have to consider Buchanan, Sibley, Knight and Bird as at least available for transfer.
    The unfortunate fact is that we really don't know what his Derby County team is going to look like come August. I guess that in itself could be classed as 'exciting' but at the very, very least we aren't going to have much of a squad together until a week or two before the season starts as I'd imagine we will be surviving on hand outs from Rooney's mates in the loan market and they typically hold on to their better players until later in the summer. 
    This is unfortunately before you focus on the lack of leadership within the squad, although the fewer experienced players in the team the easier it potentially could be for Rooney to keep everyone on side. It's all a bit of a poo storm at the moment and I can't quite get over that. If we see some early movements in the transfer market and the semblance of a squad ready for the start of preseason then perhaps that will change. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Was it really so bad to spend and try and get to Prem .   
    The problem wasn't so much the spending. The problem wasn't even really gambling on going up. The problem was that combined with the following factors;
    Schizophrenic changes in management Shallow scouting Overpaying and handing out massive contracts to players who were coming off a hot streak Buying without a clear idea of how the player was going to fit or complement the squad An overall lack of planning and direction The frequent changes in not only management but playing style as well has meant that huge sections of the squad are no longer suitable from one season to the next and it took a lot of ground work to shift back and forth from style to style. It's felt at times like we never getting beyond laying the ground work of a squad but still accumulate a whole raft of players that just don't fit what we are trying to do. Whatever your opinion about playing style and it's importance, it's vital for any success in this division to craft a squad where the different parts of the squad complement one another and fit an overall cohesive plan. Due to the nature of players at this level they tend to be pretty skilled in a few areas but week in others, so you have to think about how best to fit them in and what kinds of players you need around them to get the most out of them. 
    I've mentioned it before but the underlying issues with our transfer activity in the past 5 or so years can be largely encapsulated in a single transfer; Bradley Johnson. Now, I pick out Johnson not because he's a bad player but because he's a decent player that we signed for the wrong reasons and we really didn't think it through. For a bit of context I think it's important to remember a few things going into 15/16 we had a squad developed around quick passing football, a really strong set of midfielders where we had just been hit by a couple key injuries, we had just signed Butterfield and we were transitioning to slower possession based game under Clement. It was really debatable whether we needed to add another midfielder especially one that wasn't a specialist DM  and especially on a long term deal but if we were going to sign someone it was blatently apparent that the midfielder needed to be really good on the ball and capable of creating space for both themselves and their teammates. Yet we sign Johnson, a player who just so clearly was not suited for that type of play given his poor ball retention, not being the most mobile  and not being great at finding space; he was almost the opposite of what we needed out of an advanced midfielder at that point. But not only do we sign him, we break the transfer record for a player Norwich were trying to sell and give a 29 year old a massive, long contract. All in all we end up massively overpaying for a player that doesn't complement the squad, doesn't fit how we were trying to play, don't take into account why he'd been successful previously and in a position we were already well stocked.
    TLDR; Just because you can spend 6M on a player doesn't mean you get to switch your brain off and not do due diligence
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LittleEatonRam in Was it really so bad to spend and try and get to Prem .   
    The problem wasn't so much the spending. The problem wasn't even really gambling on going up. The problem was that combined with the following factors;
    Schizophrenic changes in management Shallow scouting Overpaying and handing out massive contracts to players who were coming off a hot streak Buying without a clear idea of how the player was going to fit or complement the squad An overall lack of planning and direction The frequent changes in not only management but playing style as well has meant that huge sections of the squad are no longer suitable from one season to the next and it took a lot of ground work to shift back and forth from style to style. It's felt at times like we never getting beyond laying the ground work of a squad but still accumulate a whole raft of players that just don't fit what we are trying to do. Whatever your opinion about playing style and it's importance, it's vital for any success in this division to craft a squad where the different parts of the squad complement one another and fit an overall cohesive plan. Due to the nature of players at this level they tend to be pretty skilled in a few areas but week in others, so you have to think about how best to fit them in and what kinds of players you need around them to get the most out of them. 
    I've mentioned it before but the underlying issues with our transfer activity in the past 5 or so years can be largely encapsulated in a single transfer; Bradley Johnson. Now, I pick out Johnson not because he's a bad player but because he's a decent player that we signed for the wrong reasons and we really didn't think it through. For a bit of context I think it's important to remember a few things going into 15/16 we had a squad developed around quick passing football, a really strong set of midfielders where we had just been hit by a couple key injuries, we had just signed Butterfield and we were transitioning to slower possession based game under Clement. It was really debatable whether we needed to add another midfielder especially one that wasn't a specialist DM  and especially on a long term deal but if we were going to sign someone it was blatently apparent that the midfielder needed to be really good on the ball and capable of creating space for both themselves and their teammates. Yet we sign Johnson, a player who just so clearly was not suited for that type of play given his poor ball retention, not being the most mobile  and not being great at finding space; he was almost the opposite of what we needed out of an advanced midfielder at that point. But not only do we sign him, we break the transfer record for a player Norwich were trying to sell and give a 29 year old a massive, long contract. All in all we end up massively overpaying for a player that doesn't complement the squad, doesn't fit how we were trying to play, don't take into account why he'd been successful previously and in a position we were already well stocked.
    TLDR; Just because you can spend 6M on a player doesn't mean you get to switch your brain off and not do due diligence
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    brady1993 got a reaction from cannable in Was it really so bad to spend and try and get to Prem .   
    The problem wasn't so much the spending. The problem wasn't even really gambling on going up. The problem was that combined with the following factors;
    Schizophrenic changes in management Shallow scouting Overpaying and handing out massive contracts to players who were coming off a hot streak Buying without a clear idea of how the player was going to fit or complement the squad An overall lack of planning and direction The frequent changes in not only management but playing style as well has meant that huge sections of the squad are no longer suitable from one season to the next and it took a lot of ground work to shift back and forth from style to style. It's felt at times like we never getting beyond laying the ground work of a squad but still accumulate a whole raft of players that just don't fit what we are trying to do. Whatever your opinion about playing style and it's importance, it's vital for any success in this division to craft a squad where the different parts of the squad complement one another and fit an overall cohesive plan. Due to the nature of players at this level they tend to be pretty skilled in a few areas but week in others, so you have to think about how best to fit them in and what kinds of players you need around them to get the most out of them. 
    I've mentioned it before but the underlying issues with our transfer activity in the past 5 or so years can be largely encapsulated in a single transfer; Bradley Johnson. Now, I pick out Johnson not because he's a bad player but because he's a decent player that we signed for the wrong reasons and we really didn't think it through. For a bit of context I think it's important to remember a few things going into 15/16 we had a squad developed around quick passing football, a really strong set of midfielders where we had just been hit by a couple key injuries, we had just signed Butterfield and we were transitioning to slower possession based game under Clement. It was really debatable whether we needed to add another midfielder especially one that wasn't a specialist DM  and especially on a long term deal but if we were going to sign someone it was blatently apparent that the midfielder needed to be really good on the ball and capable of creating space for both themselves and their teammates. Yet we sign Johnson, a player who just so clearly was not suited for that type of play given his poor ball retention, not being the most mobile  and not being great at finding space; he was almost the opposite of what we needed out of an advanced midfielder at that point. But not only do we sign him, we break the transfer record for a player Norwich were trying to sell and give a 29 year old a massive, long contract. All in all we end up massively overpaying for a player that doesn't complement the squad, doesn't fit how we were trying to play, don't take into account why he'd been successful previously and in a position we were already well stocked.
    TLDR; Just because you can spend 6M on a player doesn't mean you get to switch your brain off and not do due diligence
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    brady1993 got a reaction from TheAllestreeRam in Was it really so bad to spend and try and get to Prem .   
    The problem wasn't so much the spending. The problem wasn't even really gambling on going up. The problem was that combined with the following factors;
    Schizophrenic changes in management Shallow scouting Overpaying and handing out massive contracts to players who were coming off a hot streak Buying without a clear idea of how the player was going to fit or complement the squad An overall lack of planning and direction The frequent changes in not only management but playing style as well has meant that huge sections of the squad are no longer suitable from one season to the next and it took a lot of ground work to shift back and forth from style to style. It's felt at times like we never getting beyond laying the ground work of a squad but still accumulate a whole raft of players that just don't fit what we are trying to do. Whatever your opinion about playing style and it's importance, it's vital for any success in this division to craft a squad where the different parts of the squad complement one another and fit an overall cohesive plan. Due to the nature of players at this level they tend to be pretty skilled in a few areas but week in others, so you have to think about how best to fit them in and what kinds of players you need around them to get the most out of them. 
    I've mentioned it before but the underlying issues with our transfer activity in the past 5 or so years can be largely encapsulated in a single transfer; Bradley Johnson. Now, I pick out Johnson not because he's a bad player but because he's a decent player that we signed for the wrong reasons and we really didn't think it through. For a bit of context I think it's important to remember a few things going into 15/16 we had a squad developed around quick passing football, a really strong set of midfielders where we had just been hit by a couple key injuries, we had just signed Butterfield and we were transitioning to slower possession based game under Clement. It was really debatable whether we needed to add another midfielder especially one that wasn't a specialist DM  and especially on a long term deal but if we were going to sign someone it was blatently apparent that the midfielder needed to be really good on the ball and capable of creating space for both themselves and their teammates. Yet we sign Johnson, a player who just so clearly was not suited for that type of play given his poor ball retention, not being the most mobile  and not being great at finding space; he was almost the opposite of what we needed out of an advanced midfielder at that point. But not only do we sign him, we break the transfer record for a player Norwich were trying to sell and give a 29 year old a massive, long contract. All in all we end up massively overpaying for a player that doesn't complement the squad, doesn't fit how we were trying to play, don't take into account why he'd been successful previously and in a position we were already well stocked.
    TLDR; Just because you can spend 6M on a player doesn't mean you get to switch your brain off and not do due diligence
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in End of the season polls   
    1) Out -  I just don't see how his position is remotely tenable and I think if his name was John Smith this wouldn't even be a discussion. Given the level of the squad (which I perceive is around midtable in quality), the players coming back from fitness and the amount of time available I'd have expected any semi-competent manager to have guided us out of trouble and already be well on their way to outlining their style and developing some of the younger players. I've seen very little to suggest that our survival was anything more than briefly having Bielik fit, getting CKR fit, getting Rooney (who was an increasing liability) out of the team and happenstance (what with Rotherham's fixture pile up and Wednesday's points deduction). There's just hasn't been a deal there that to me would suggest that it would be correct to continue on with Rooney and I think we would be much better off starting the new season with a completely clean slate.
    2) Coaching Staff - This feels somewhat a trick question because you can easily make a case for any of the three questions and it's very clearly a combination of all of the above. Personally I think the two strongest cases you can make are with an underperforming squad the buck stops with the coaching staff or with an underperforming coaching staff the buck stops with the management of the club as a whole. I went Coaching Staff but I don't think there is a huge amount between any option.
    3) No - There is a lot about Alonso that seems dubious. There is big question marks over money but then there are some other rumbling questions like his general attitude and what happened at Wednesday. The entire thing just screams of red flags to me and I think I will be relieved if it just quietly goes away.  
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    brady1993 got a reaction from VulcanRam in Derby vs Sheff W (H) Matchday Thread   
    I did watch the game but it was honestly a toss up about whether or not I was going to and it's for similar reasons why I've been trying to stay off the forum. 
    It just felt pointless and depressing, like before the game it felt like we would inevitably conspire a way to lose the game, play like garbage and meekly get shuffled into the league 1. For the past few weeks I've tried to distance myself a bit from the forum and the club in general because I found that all it was giving me was stress and a sense of bitterness. I can talk on here about this or that problem but it feels like it's the same discussion about the same problems that has been circling around for months. I can watch the game live but it's almost inevitably going to a turgid performance by an under coached side that doesn't look like it knows what it's doing and the same mistakes being repeated by management and players a like ad nauseam. It was just getting my down and I was taking no joy from something that is ultimately entertainment. Especially given the current circumstances I really questioned whether it was worth it and for the most part the answer was no. Coming on here or watching the game felt more like passively compulsively doing as opposed to doing it for the active joy of it. And so I tried to take a step away.
    Ultimately the only reason I watched yesterday was because it was on at 12.30 and I didn't have much on till later in the afternoon, even then I seriously considered whether doing anything else would have been "healthier" and considered the same at half time. I'm glad I did watch it in the end and I had a palpable sense of joy and relief at the final whistle. But since then my feelings have slipped back to the negative with an overwhelming sense of papering over chasm like cracks and I suspect if things coast on like they are doing we will be in for a healthy dose of more of the same next year. The ironic thing is even now when I know it's probably not a great idea for me, here I am responding to you mostly out of sense of trying to given a genuine question a genuine answer.
    TLDR; I know I shouldn't watch the car crash but here I am
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Deej in End of the season polls   
    1) Out -  I just don't see how his position is remotely tenable and I think if his name was John Smith this wouldn't even be a discussion. Given the level of the squad (which I perceive is around midtable in quality), the players coming back from fitness and the amount of time available I'd have expected any semi-competent manager to have guided us out of trouble and already be well on their way to outlining their style and developing some of the younger players. I've seen very little to suggest that our survival was anything more than briefly having Bielik fit, getting CKR fit, getting Rooney (who was an increasing liability) out of the team and happenstance (what with Rotherham's fixture pile up and Wednesday's points deduction). There's just hasn't been a deal there that to me would suggest that it would be correct to continue on with Rooney and I think we would be much better off starting the new season with a completely clean slate.
    2) Coaching Staff - This feels somewhat a trick question because you can easily make a case for any of the three questions and it's very clearly a combination of all of the above. Personally I think the two strongest cases you can make are with an underperforming squad the buck stops with the coaching staff or with an underperforming coaching staff the buck stops with the management of the club as a whole. I went Coaching Staff but I don't think there is a huge amount between any option.
    3) No - There is a lot about Alonso that seems dubious. There is big question marks over money but then there are some other rumbling questions like his general attitude and what happened at Wednesday. The entire thing just screams of red flags to me and I think I will be relieved if it just quietly goes away.  
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Norman in Derby vs Sheff W (H) Matchday Thread   
    I did watch the game but it was honestly a toss up about whether or not I was going to and it's for similar reasons why I've been trying to stay off the forum. 
    It just felt pointless and depressing, like before the game it felt like we would inevitably conspire a way to lose the game, play like garbage and meekly get shuffled into the league 1. For the past few weeks I've tried to distance myself a bit from the forum and the club in general because I found that all it was giving me was stress and a sense of bitterness. I can talk on here about this or that problem but it feels like it's the same discussion about the same problems that has been circling around for months. I can watch the game live but it's almost inevitably going to a turgid performance by an under coached side that doesn't look like it knows what it's doing and the same mistakes being repeated by management and players a like ad nauseam. It was just getting my down and I was taking no joy from something that is ultimately entertainment. Especially given the current circumstances I really questioned whether it was worth it and for the most part the answer was no. Coming on here or watching the game felt more like passively compulsively doing as opposed to doing it for the active joy of it. And so I tried to take a step away.
    Ultimately the only reason I watched yesterday was because it was on at 12.30 and I didn't have much on till later in the afternoon, even then I seriously considered whether doing anything else would have been "healthier" and considered the same at half time. I'm glad I did watch it in the end and I had a palpable sense of joy and relief at the final whistle. But since then my feelings have slipped back to the negative with an overwhelming sense of papering over chasm like cracks and I suspect if things coast on like they are doing we will be in for a healthy dose of more of the same next year. The ironic thing is even now when I know it's probably not a great idea for me, here I am responding to you mostly out of sense of trying to given a genuine question a genuine answer.
    TLDR; I know I shouldn't watch the car crash but here I am
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Andicis in End of the season polls   
    1) Out -  I just don't see how his position is remotely tenable and I think if his name was John Smith this wouldn't even be a discussion. Given the level of the squad (which I perceive is around midtable in quality), the players coming back from fitness and the amount of time available I'd have expected any semi-competent manager to have guided us out of trouble and already be well on their way to outlining their style and developing some of the younger players. I've seen very little to suggest that our survival was anything more than briefly having Bielik fit, getting CKR fit, getting Rooney (who was an increasing liability) out of the team and happenstance (what with Rotherham's fixture pile up and Wednesday's points deduction). There's just hasn't been a deal there that to me would suggest that it would be correct to continue on with Rooney and I think we would be much better off starting the new season with a completely clean slate.
    2) Coaching Staff - This feels somewhat a trick question because you can easily make a case for any of the three questions and it's very clearly a combination of all of the above. Personally I think the two strongest cases you can make are with an underperforming squad the buck stops with the coaching staff or with an underperforming coaching staff the buck stops with the management of the club as a whole. I went Coaching Staff but I don't think there is a huge amount between any option.
    3) No - There is a lot about Alonso that seems dubious. There is big question marks over money but then there are some other rumbling questions like his general attitude and what happened at Wednesday. The entire thing just screams of red flags to me and I think I will be relieved if it just quietly goes away.  
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    brady1993 reacted to LeedsCityRam in Big Summer   
    Massive summer & you're right, the wage bill is going to be at its most manageable since 2013 but still with plenty of talent/saleable assets in the squad. Its a great opportunity.
    There's no reason why we can't be top half but we need to sort out the off-field situation quickly with respect to the ownership & bringing in a competent manager. We can then focus on the recruitment we need.
    Ideal chain of events;
    1. Alonso's takeover is blocked by the EFL on the basis of non-transparency of funds, his association with Matt Southall & his Trump-esque tweets suggesting he has the emotional intelligence of a 14 year old
    2. Rooney spits his dummy out & resigns...'I saved this club & deserve better'
    3. Club is taken over by the rumoured local bid. No big spending but plan to run the club sustainably focusing on young talent & improving players.
    4. Director of Football hired to run the football side including overall responsibility for scouting, recruitment & Academy
    5. Ian Evatt joins as new manager on a 3 year deal
    6. Bring in players in areas of real weakness from June onwards...especially CB, CF & arguably a dominant midfielder
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    brady1993 got a reaction from JustOneBiblicalKazim in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    The more I hear of Evatt, from Evatt and see how his teams play I can't help but feel he's really worth taking a shot on and ticks a lot of boxes. All of the following seems true about:
    Wants to play attractive attacking football and is doing it at a level notoriously which is not that Young, upcoming manager but has experience Has taken or looks like taking up both teams he's been in charge of  (Going off the rams interview) seems to recognise the value of a good academy Comes across as somebody who carries themselves with integrity  Seems to genuinely want to come here It's hard to not look at him as somebody who would be a cracking fit.
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Andrew3000 in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    Completely agree with everything you've said, just wanted to tack something on to the highlighted. I'd say that not only have we had the mindset you've said we've done it with zero thought as to why they've been successful or how that can be adapted to the club. They are the obvious example but if you look at how Brentford operate it's completely within this purview; they catch players and managers on the rise who fit how the club plays and then sell them on, using the funds to progress. It's why they've been steadily rising it up the league, year after year despite every year selling off a top player or two or losing their manager.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ramarena in vs Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    That's the totality of it though. We look like we've worked on set pieces a bit, I'll concede that but even then we aren't scoring from them really. But we don't look like we have a plan of progressing the ball, creating space creating chances or any combination play. 
     
    I mean now you are just exaggerating, this squad isn't great but we've had worse. Similarly we've had worse attacking players on paper and done more them. If players were performing at a level they'd shown previously I'd perhaps buy it was the squad but they've played better almost universally.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ramarena in vs Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Whilst they aren't coached not to move they are coached to do it. Usually you see teams have little triggered moves along with other bits of movement that appears instinctive but has been drilled to death in training so it becomes instinctive. We, under Rooney don't really have that. Players often don't look like they know what to do and often will stand stationary marking themselves out of the game. I suspect the frequent rotation hasn't helped that but honestly we look really undercoached at times.
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ramarena in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    The more I hear of Evatt, from Evatt and see how his teams play I can't help but feel he's really worth taking a shot on and ticks a lot of boxes. All of the following seems true about:
    Wants to play attractive attacking football and is doing it at a level notoriously which is not that Young, upcoming manager but has experience Has taken or looks like taking up both teams he's been in charge of  (Going off the rams interview) seems to recognise the value of a good academy Comes across as somebody who carries themselves with integrity  Seems to genuinely want to come here It's hard to not look at him as somebody who would be a cracking fit.
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Jimbo Ram in McClaren update   
    Eeh I get what you are saying but there has been few instances where I've personally thought how we set up was a big reason why we got the result and generally it's been varying degrees of keep it tight and hope to nick something.
    Overall though even with your argument, he's got it wrong more than he has right.
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Duracell in McClaren update   
    I kinda agree and disagree. I'm critical of Rooney and I don't think he should be in a job anymore but there was a small run from the Swansea game to the Sheffield Wednesday game where we switched to more of a true 433 and started to look pretty good, especially when Sibley was introduced into the attack. But that's it, we never built on it and I think there was a bit of evidence to suggest teams had worked out how to shut us down with Bielik after that run anyway. I suspect even if Bielik had remained fit we'd have seen a down turn in results anyway just not as drastic.
    The brief run of decent results was primarily down to a fully fit Bielik with secondary factors being Wisdom being fit (and picking a consistent back 4), CKR being fully fit and not having to play Rooney. I've seen little encouraging about the coaching, tactical nous and man management from the current coaching set up and lot that is quite discouraging. Being frank the only reason Rooney is still manager is because of a combination of his name and the transition of ownership. No matter what happens in this last 2 games* we should look to move on in the summer and do it quickly.  
    *I guess if we went out and battered Swansea and Sheff W and looked to have fixed the myriad of issues we have been showing tactically that might be enough to give me pause. But only a reckless gambler would take that bet.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Arsene Titman in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    The more I hear of Evatt, from Evatt and see how his teams play I can't help but feel he's really worth taking a shot on and ticks a lot of boxes. All of the following seems true about:
    Wants to play attractive attacking football and is doing it at a level notoriously which is not that Young, upcoming manager but has experience Has taken or looks like taking up both teams he's been in charge of  (Going off the rams interview) seems to recognise the value of a good academy Comes across as somebody who carries themselves with integrity  Seems to genuinely want to come here It's hard to not look at him as somebody who would be a cracking fit.
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Jourdan in vs Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    That's the totality of it though. We look like we've worked on set pieces a bit, I'll concede that but even then we aren't scoring from them really. But we don't look like we have a plan of progressing the ball, creating space creating chances or any combination play. 
     
    I mean now you are just exaggerating, this squad isn't great but we've had worse. Similarly we've had worse attacking players on paper and done more them. If players were performing at a level they'd shown previously I'd perhaps buy it was the squad but they've played better almost universally.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from nottingram in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    Interesting interview if anyone is bored. He talks a lot about how he got Barrow playing football in a league where the ball spends more time in the air and is overall philosophy.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in vs Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Whilst they aren't coached not to move they are coached to do it. Usually you see teams have little triggered moves along with other bits of movement that appears instinctive but has been drilled to death in training so it becomes instinctive. We, under Rooney don't really have that. Players often don't look like they know what to do and often will stand stationary marking themselves out of the game. I suspect the frequent rotation hasn't helped that but honestly we look really undercoached at times.
     
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