SillyBilly Posted February 26, 2012 Share Posted February 26, 2012 Don't worry- I'll close the door on the way out. The season ticket renewal package was the straw that broke the camel's back for me. An admission of failure seems to be discreetly emanating from the club on the basis that even Mr Glick refrained from his usual "top 6" propaganda. There was no "judge us by our actions" more a conscientious shift to the direction of the academy. However, the less monetarily endowed of us will continue questioning why any billionaire would bother with such a frugal grass roots strategy but alas, I'm told they have the interests of the club at heart; afterall we need only look at Portsmouth and now Rangers to remind ourselves of the consequences of bad fiscal policy. Admittedly there were some accompanying tokens on offer to spend on garments stained with a distorted Rams head in the club's shop; this appears to have satiated a decent number. The wage bill is still reportedly carrying extra weight, as the limit of NC's ability seems to be, at best, the ability to maintain egregiousness on less resources then it lays down a poignant marker of what is to come. F**k all. Nigel in golfing terms seems to hit par for a considerable part but with the propensity to hit bogeys almost at will. Net result is a club whose spend in the championship (which I'd estimate to be around top 12) continually returns bottom half finishes. As of now, the club seems closer to attaining relegation than promotion with NC boasting 3.5 years in the job. Some speak of his excellent transfer record, reminding us of Bailey, Fielding, Ward, Brayford etc. Some speak of his clueless recruitment policy having seen wingers shipped in and shipped out, players signed and then not being played etc. The reality imo is equidistant between the two extremes. Aside from his remarkably average transfer record, the major point of contention appears to be his man management skills. One would hope that Nigel isn't as churlish and aloof with his players as he appears on the radio after a defeat. He seems to have inherited BC's arrogance and stubborness but lacks the charisma. Watching his body language pitch side would almost have you queuing up for death row, I'm not sure what effect a manager has on the team being animated on the touchline but Nigel might want to try it, I'd have thought anything is worth a try considering his dismal win record. I'm still alarmed we haven't scored inside the last 10-15 minutes all season (think our latest goal is 75th min?) and this in my mind reflects on the negative outlook we take forward into games. Its the sort of thing a conspiracy theorist would have a wet dream over yet there appears to be no fuss made of such an embarrassing statistic. Derby away is pretty much a non-entity of a fixture interms of us making an impression on the game, its galling to see us show so much respect to mediocre teams. "Fortune favours the brave" certainly ain't one of those quotes on the wall at Moor Farm. All in all, I'm thoroughly bored with everything at the club, have little confidence in Clough ever doing anything beyond average, no confidence in a board which failed alongside Jewell and now don't have the stomach to risk any more outside investment (beyond covering losses) and a support base which keeps reminding us "doubters" that progress is being made. Sadly, unless anything changes I'm done. Enjoyed all the major contributors on this board since the DET went down, best wishes for the future. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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