Better presser from Cooper. Not much to disagree with, but I can’t see any particular pattern or style emerging although it is difficult with so many changes week to week. It’s December and we still look like a bunch of blokes that have just met on the bus. This slow, indecisive stuff definitely isn’t ‘The Swansea Way’ but it seems the only option is to persevere with this group.
I’m getting really sick of the fatuous nonsense he’s regurgitating now. The ‘team’ was admittedly awful but he went straight into blaming the naivety of players we have been telling him to drop. The biggest culprit is the ‘skipper’ ffs. Anyone asking him if he takes any responsibility?
Following the club’s announcement that the catering provider had changed for this season, we decided to try it out and asked for 3 pints of lager from the scores stacked up behind the counter. Three of us virtually spat out the foul offering at the same time. It was truly vile and we immediately made representations that something was clearly wrong with what was being served up. The manageress appeared and offered us something else and we chose the inoffensive liquid they describe as ‘beer’ instead. This bladder wash was acceptable only as a benign alternative to the ‘lager’ but we were then amazed to see the manageress and her staff refilling each plastic cup and replacing them back for resale! Draw your own conclusions, but as far as we are concerned, the catering provision has slumped to new depths- and we will not be using it again.
Apparently: The Academy is being cut back to Tier 3 All Youth coaches will be part-time The kids will be back at Llandarcy or the Elba and the First team back at Landore Fairwood is being offloaded back to the University....or another buyer like a Health Club chain They can’t afford to pay McBurnie’s bonus for scoring so he’s being used sparingly Most of the young players who have come through this season are being lined up for transfers If Potter gets an offer, he will be off because it will involve a compensation payment.
We are in a battle for survival. I am depressed. Shades of 1982 all over again.
I admit I was naive but I actually believed the garbage about relying on the kids to rejuvenate the club and I stupidly renewed my season ticket early. Now that I have experienced another painful dose of reality I really don't feel like I want to give my money straight to some hedge fund and want a refund. Am I as deluded as Jenkins and the sellouts. Have I been royally shafted but without the multi-million pound cuddle in the morning?
Anyone know if the fella who collapsed on his way home is ok? He was being well attended to, and a lady was giving CPR until a doctor stopped to help. Terrible thing to see and during the Xmas break gotta feel for his family.
Seriously how bad was that defensive performance? How bad was Fer? Did he do anything positive tonight? Has Mackay got ANY desire and killer instinct? So frustrating. This club is desperate for some GENUINE LEADERS. Rant over. Gutted.
1. Jenkins’s resignation as DOF with immediate effect and the Trust to be co-opted by the owners to work with them to oversee the transition 2. Carlos, his staff and all the Recruitment people P45’s today 3.Curt and Leon take the team for the last game in the PL 4. John Toshack appointed DOF to become a member of the Board, oversee the Academy, player recruitment and development and to mentor a young ambitious British Manager 5. Alternative choices as DOF- Glen Hoddle, Graham Jones, Brian Flynn, 6. DOF to draw up shortlist of young, ambitious British candidates for the Manager job- suggested possibles- Craig Bellamy, Frank Lampard, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes duo 7. The Board in association with the Trust to conduct a PUBLIC review to understand the causes of our relegation and publish a strategy for the regeneration of the football club and an objective to return to the PL within three years. 8. Appointment of a new Recruitment team by the DOF to prioritise assembling a squad able to effectively compete in the Championship. Obviously, this is far from perfect and only initial thoughts for the way forward, but it’s good therapy and anger management. Hopefully it will be seen as a positive addition to a public conversation that is sure to run and run. STID.
Although I understand Naughton has been suspended by the FA over his conduct in the Watford game, seeing as it couldn’t have come at a worse time for the club, will he also be disciplined by the club or does a PL suspension disqualify that?
Michael Calvin and Jim White ( not the SCFC2 variety) on Talkshite now- but actually got the reasons for our plight spot on: Football philosophy sacrificed to the God of money Trust and support from the fans to the Board blown apart by American dollars Abysmal recruitment and no strategy - leaving Paul Clement, an excellent coach with an IMPOSSIBLE JOB
Ki, Fer, Mawson, Narsingh, Routledge, Mesa, Carroll, Ayew, McBurnie, Fede and Fabianski gone in May. Leaves us- Naughton, Olson, VDH and Bartley Clucas, Fulton, Dyer and Bony. Keeper and a ‘10’ needed.....as a start.