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« Reply #15 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 12:54:38 »

Just the usual speculation like Williams and Cooper all without fact to present to a forum or other media outlets
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« Reply #16 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 12:56:20 »

Did we have second worst budget in L1 last season?
Yes or no?
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« Reply #17 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 13:13:36 »

Did we have second worst budget in L1 last season?
Yes or no?

No one knows for sure but we'd have been bottom 4 for sure. The cost cutting this season was brutal, not just on the player side but operationally too. No overnight stays etc. The playing budget was minimal and the players we did get were set up to fail.
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« Reply #18 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 13:29:12 »

No one knows for sure but we'd have been bottom 4 for sure. The cost cutting this season was brutal, not just on the player side but operationally too. No overnight stays etc. The playing budget was minimal and the players we did get were set up to fail.


No doubt everyone has had to cut their cloth accordingly with the pandemic.
No doubt we’ve had it worse due to Power and a fuck ton of off field issues.

Was our budget bottom 4? don’t know.
Could Wellens have used the money better? Probably.


I think Wellens future career will go on to show which was the ‘real’ Wellens.
L2 Champions Elect or Worst team of all time.

His still deserves his fair share of blame for this season & of that my opinion won’t ever change.
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« Reply #19 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 13:32:34 »

Wellens may argue that was the best he could get in with the funds handed to him but I he'd stayed I still think we would have stayed up
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« Reply #20 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 14:37:15 »

If I turned down the opportunity to shag Ann Widdecombe, would it necessarily mean I said no due to loyalty to my wife, or maybe that I just didn't want to shag Ann Widdecombe?
You'd be punching well above your weight there and you know it.
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« Reply #21 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 14:40:04 »

I think some Swindon fans have forgotten how poor we were under Phil Brown. Wellens improved things very quickly.
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« Reply #22 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 14:53:21 »

You'd be punching well above your weight there and you know it.

Fair point.
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« Reply #23 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 15:18:06 »

I think some Swindon fans have forgotten how poor we were under Phil Brown. Wellens improved things very quickly.

Not that quickly,  we lost 4-0 at home to Carlisle  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 16:25:02 »

Not that quickly,  we lost 4-0 at home to Carlisle  Wink

John Sheridan’s Carlisle.
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« Reply #25 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 16:45:08 »

John Sheridan’s Carlisle.

That’s not fair. At that point we’d have been beaten by Supermarine.

Let’s be honest, love him or loathe him, want him back or want him to manage Oxford, he’s been arguably the most successful manager since De Canio who spunked money up the wall like a Labour Chancellor (couldn't resist) or a pissed up Arab Prince at a London casino. If Wellens had legitimately had the funds De Canio had we’d probably be on our way to the PL by now. But he didn’t and we’re not. When the financial shit storm is resolved to EVERYONES satisfaction let’s see who is available to take our club back up the league pyramid. Wellens may or may not be available, if he’s not we’ll have to see who is and who wants the job. FWIW LL is not over enamoured with the prospect of Robbie or Arthur Fowler being the next manager at Swindon Town.

Lastly in footballing terms, we’re bottom feeders who once in a while have a little bit of success from a manager who invariably is going to piss off at the first sign of interest from higher up the pyramid, as are any players who show some promise and if we have an owner like the current one they’re fucking going whether they want to or not. Let’s not delude ourselves. Our last glory days died when McMahon spent shit loads of money and failed to emulate Ardiles and Hoddle’s success.
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« Reply #26 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 17:31:50 »

Impossible to know one way or another. Our league win seems to be an outlier in comparison to his other seasons. Played some decent football but even when we won the league we were very suspect defensively.

I’m still not convinced that there wasn’t more luck than judgement involved in the league win, up until after the Bradford and Crewe defeats we were struggling and stumbling on the Fryers & Baudry partnership seemed to transform us. Also the goal scoring return we got from Doyle was an absolute one off and a massive part of our success.
In addition the original plan was for Adam May to be a starter and again we managed to bring in Grant late in the day once it was realised May was a massive mistake. Seems to be a case of how good at rectifying his early mistakes dictates success and obviously didn’t fancy it this season so bottled it.
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« Reply #27 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 20:07:23 »

Simple - he got us promoted as champions in his first full season. 
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« Reply #28 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 20:14:32 »

Simple - he got us promoted as champions in his first full season. 

Except it wasn’t a full season?
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« Reply #29 on: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 20:15:11 »

Except it wasn’t a full season?

FFS, He got us promoted as Champions.
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