Why the hell does everyone keep banging on about Fitton. We got relegated from this league under him with a team far more expensive, experienced and ill-disciplined. Plus, correct me if I'm wrong, but he achieved nothing of note off the pitch either? And sold to the money-men who allowed PDC to spunk a fortune before walking off into the sunset without a second's thought for our future?
PDC got results. He was on course to bring Championship football to the CG. Crawley spent way more than STFC in League 2 and Bournemouth spent way more in League 1. Where are they now? Premier League for Bournemouth and League 2 for Crawley - we'll be passing them on our way down to the Vanarama next season.
Last time in League 2, gates were up at least 1,000 on what might have been expected, there were numerous extra cup games, the team was disciplined and organised and there was a buzz (perhaps I rashly failed to notice the anxiety-ridden fans whose financial literacy prevented them from joining in)
Unless Power pulls a rabbit out of the hat, there will be no rebound promotion next year, not even an attempt. He has truly fiddled while Rome burned this season. Give me bad management over no management anyday. Power has fiddled while Rome burned and next season will see gates plummet, unlike the last relegation to League Two.
Let's go down many tiers, have the players pay a weekly match fee for playing to cover costs and finally achieve the holy grail of sustainability. Hell, we could form that team ourselves and go out for a beer or three the night before with no shame.