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To be pedantic Charlesworth agreed to accept Anton and appoint Monty. It is not a totally one way street.I for one was critical of him not selling to Lee and still am. No one predicted Trump coming and crippling plenty of Chinese businesses just as no one predicted that Peter Turnbull would be screwed by the GFC.
However bad Newcastle has been the last few years, they have been more successful than us.
And I think you are way off the mark about Phelan, the academy and Monty’s view of Phelan. It was an absolute clusterf$&k under Phelan that only changed when Anton came in, Schembri oversaw the program and Monty became technical director.
Players moving overseas to bigger leagues to develop is commendable and we must have them under contract to get compensation in the form of a decent fee, but when transfer fees between A-league clubs are introduced we must not lose valuable players to opposition clubs for want of being able to match more money.and Kuoll & Nizzy
Agree - there is no shame in being a "selling club" most are except for 2 or 3 at the very top of the pyramid. They key is that we get fair compensation for players we develop AND that $$$ gets reinvested in the squadPlayers moving overseas to bigger leagues to develop is commendable and we must have them under contract to get compensation in the form of a decent fee, but when transfer fees between A-league clubs are introduced we must not lose valuable players to opposition clubs for want of being able to match more money.
Maybe with a richer owner prepared to invest more in the Club this will not be so great an issue. However, at the moment and with a future owner with the same beliefs as Charlesworth (the Club must be self supporting) it could be vital. With the current, or similarly minded owner in the future, the success of the Trust could be even more important.
I could get behind this. Would do wonders for our player retentionRight. I have the answer if we want to keep Charlesworth at arms length.
Every year the trust just buys a Lambo for our favourite player.
Just imagine the smile on Kuol's face doing laps at Terrigal or donuts at the haven with his mates in this. All it needs is a Mariners badge.
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