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  1. Nice work, the homepage looks clean, simplistic and easy to navigate. Enjoyed the TM 'Cut out and Keep Guide'...
  2. I've never been so unenthused for a new season, but Billy Barr leaving surely isn't that much of a surprise? Nor does it show 'all is not well' behind the scenes... He's an u23 manager who is being given the chance, albeit at a lower level, to work in first-team football. Something most coaches normally strive for.
  3. Not shooting you down at all but I don't believe it, two things stick out to me that don't add up. Kean was a disgrace, but I don't believe he would turn up drunk. It doesn't fit the profile before he joined the club, he was a very well respected coach. I severely doubt he would rock up to training inebriated. He was just a terrible manager. When were said coaches not allowed to go and watch players? That has been the case anyway for the last 15 months. We have certainly heard before the pandemic of scouts going to games across Europe. Even TM has suggested in the past that it was important that players were watched before any major judgements.
  4. All valid questions absolutely. I remember the first game streamed on iFollow in September last year, think it was Bristol City. They simply couldn't handle the amount of traffic and it all went down for 10/15 minutes. I hope they are going to be prepared for every risk. And you're right about us paying for a downgrade, if this is that they will learn very quickly how the social media audience can trash a platform.
  5. Technology is A LOT more advanced than 10 years ago. Yes it requires an experienced team, but the simplicity of streaming to fans has never been easier in what is a streaming-led digital world. I work in broadcasting. And I don't have any say in this operation, just a bystander who is intrigued to see what they produce.
  6. I think it does make sense. There is not a lot of managers out there who are of the calibre we require and will come? Perhaps they are waiting patiently for that manager to come along, and are not just willing to fire and hire. TM is not my option, but he is over a panic manager signing like Pulis. Begs the question, if it's true, who was the manager and what calibre of manager are they looking for? Another interesting aspect of this summer will be recruitment. I've said before I don't think TM is in charge of that and proof will be in the pudding if we see Pickering/Kaminski type signings as opposed to Ayala/Douglas. If that was the case, would add up to the theory that TM is only here whilst they source a high calibre replacement. This is all guesswork based on what gets posted on here sometimes so don't take this as someone who does not want TM gone. But I can see the value in keeping him until they get the right appointment.
  7. Rothwell leaving is good news for me. Move him on if we can. I find his inconsistency frustrating. It is players like him who give us false hope. His moments of brilliance are rare, I can only remember 4/5 occasions where he has produced something of significance and the data we are being led by could suggest this. Happy to be proved wrong.
  8. Bennett staying, on a (hopefully) much reduced wage, would be fine for me. Needs to be dropping to at most 5k a week however.
  9. Duly noted regarding "its too easy sometimes to simply criticise from the sidelines." I would wholly agree and accept that my first point was harsh. I do genuinely hope this works. The objective of the letter seems to send the message that we, the fans, need better and consistent communication from Venky's. Let's see if they respond.
  10. It is poorly written in language and structure. Only my opinion of course, but I say that as someone who writes for a living. More importantly, the objective is not clear either nor does it offer any form of solution. Letters as such only serve to undermine their cause.
  11. That seems to be the ultimate winner here. He has it, in abundance.
  12. If he is here to stay, I don't think he'll be making the signings, and he will accept that. He's lost a lot of his clout with the owners and, to keep his job, he will do as he's told when it comes to recruitment. That is why the players who are leaving this summer, know they are leaving and that decision has gone above TM, i.e Johnson, Evans, Holtby, Downing and Bennett. Fact is, results aside, he's proved himself unreliable in his recruitment. Breo and Gallagher outweigh Dack and Arma. Ayala outweighs, well, there hasn't been a successful permanent defensive signing in his tenure. Kaminski wasn't TM. It appeared, in fact, in January he was in the dark about the Pickering signing, so that process has already begun. So, he can discuss transfers all he wants, but he knows that he isn't in control of it. Rightly so.
  13. Most decent (ethically and tactically) managers will hold their hands up. This from a National League manager, and yet TM has never once put his arrogance to one side. I'm absolutely disgusted.
  14. Think if TM is replaced, it will be a Head Coach, and therefore any recruitment process will have already started using the new department set up. Kaminski and Pickering are the fruits of that labour so far and will be the system going forward. It appears (I have no ITK knowledge btw) that TM will pay the price for poor signings such as Ayala and even Douglas. Those were his deals and he effectively has shown the owners that he should not be in charge of who the club signs. I would agree.
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