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« Reply #60 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 12:54:52 »

Either way, if you can't be optimistic on the eve of the season, where is the joy in football?
Thats pretty much how I feel, even when we have a shit side (which I think we don't) I am always optimistic going into the new season, that optimism often changes fairly early but I at least try and be optimistic.
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« Reply #61 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 13:01:11 »

Out of interest, right now would people want a 2.6m budget and DF and Futch in charge or £1.5m and PB and NM in charge...?
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« Reply #62 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 13:06:55 »

Out of interest, right now would people want a 2.6m budget and DF and Futch in charge or £1.5m and PB and NM in charge...?

Brown, that's a no-brainer.*

I think it should be noted, though, that Brown probably meant 'expenditure' when he said 'budget'. It's inevitable that figure will rise, how close it will end up near the 2.6m Flitcroft ended up with at the end of the season is anybody's guess. He also said that Power has not said no (yet).

*Having said that, we've not had a season under Brown yet, but going by information at hand, it's a no brainer.
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« Reply #63 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 13:08:01 »

Either way, if you can't be optimistic on the eve of the season, where is the joy in football?
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« Reply #64 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 13:13:13 »

Four teams down from L1, Mansfield spending stupid money and entrusting a clown to do it. Lincoln. Notts County gambling. 8 teams there at least that would have a realistic expectation to outspend or be very close to us in budget terms.

What would satisfy you? If he'd said a budget of £2m and 4th, would we be trying to get promoted then? If we spend a bit more in January, as I'm sure we will if we're competing?

Again, PB has claimed 7th, which feels about right, and PB also reckons he finished above his budget position in every one of his 4 full seasons at Southend.

That to me says we have a realistic chance of promotion and anything but PO is a failure. Maybe LP looked at PB's record? Overspend on PB and the backroom staff to get more from the playing budget?

Either way, if you can't be optimistic on the eve of the season, where is the joy in football?

So you agree that Power is hoping that Brown has enough nous to overachieve and get us above our budget status.

In Div 4, budget doesn't guarantee you anything, beyond trends.  Meaning teams going up will mostly be spending a bit more and teams going down will largely have a smaller budget... those hanging around will mostly have a middling budget. It's not a 100% correlation, and therein lies the fun.
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« Reply #65 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 13:37:53 »

So you agree that Power is hoping that Brown has enough nous to overachieve and get us above our budget status.

Or that we are close enough come January to make stumping up more cash worthwhile
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« Reply #66 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 13:41:40 »

So you agree that Power is hoping that Brown has enough nous to overachieve and get us above our budget status.

In Div 4, budget doesn't guarantee you anything, beyond trends.  Meaning teams going up will mostly be spending a bit more and teams going down will largely have a smaller budget... those hanging around will mostly have a middling budget. It's not a 100% correlation, and therein lies the fun.

Yeah,  hence the point that we hire a manager to over-deliver, but it's not we're 20th and expecting play-offs. We're 7th and expecting play-offs!
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« Reply #67 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 13:48:00 »

I'm looking forward to the season, but I don't think we've got enough for an auto spot as things stand.

Is that OK?
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« Reply #68 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 13:53:43 »

I'm looking forward to the season, but I don't think we've got enough for an auto spot as things stand.

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« Reply #69 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 14:35:06 »

Far too much is read into budget size, itís one factor among many others which determines how a season goes.

Plus a lot of the figures banded around are speculation anyway
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« Reply #70 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 14:47:05 »

Far too much is read into budget size, itís one factor among many others which determines how a season goes.
It's not how big it is, it's how you use it. An astonishingly versatile phrase that can be applied to multiple situations
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« Reply #71 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 14:54:49 »

It's not how big it is, it's how you use it.
Which is why my football team is shite and my misses left me  Cheesy
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« Reply #72 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 16:49:48 »

Well as there are no new signings today I will go for....

                 Vigouroux
Knoyle    Nelson    Conroy     Taylor
   Diagouraga    Doughty    Alzate
Anderson                        McGlashan
                 Adebayo
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« Reply #73 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 16:55:19 »

Probably about right, only question mark for me is if PB fancies Twine instead of Anderson having done well recently.
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« Reply #74 on: Friday, August 3, 2018, 19:12:31 »

Outside chance of going to this one. Depends how long it takes to get back to town from holiday.
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