Yeah, if we can announce a decent signing before the next game (And by decent, I mean re-signing one of the players we want to stay) then I think it will also build a bit of momentum with the fan base.
I hope you are right buddy. Need it done properly and lots of work to get the respect back in the community.Call me the eternal optimist but I think we have finally turned the corner.
I am not certain that we will get another win this year, but we appear to have found a coach.
The other reason is that, after listening to Shaun's talks on various media over the last week, I think that the Club has finally identified that there are no quick fixes and are preparing to start a proper reconstruction.
Looking forward to hearing announcements of a football director, coach, goalkeeping coach, stadium rights and some players.
Agree, but from what I’ve been told, others may heard differently perhaps, I don’t think last year was a low commitment year.This might be a necessary rocket up the ars.e
People are starting to fear another low commitment year ahead - we can't afford to fail again with this and will have to fight at all costs
Different poaching a part time TD (junket really) to a first team manager. Unlikely we would see a penny imho.If/when Phelan leaves us for his full time assistant coach role at Man U, do you think they will give us any sort of good will payment? I know that United paid the Norwegian club that Ole was managing around $1 000 000 AUD when they took him back to United.
Ron Smith as TD? Dunno what he's doing now.I think a bit of column a and a bit of column b on this one. luck had a massive part to do with it as did poor coaching/recruitment - and I agree that at first mulvey looked a sound option that just didn't work out
we did spend competitively (that is, mid to lower mid table spend). and it was terrible bang for buck. Rallis a definite factor.
but we also went on the cheap. half a season without a S&C coach. McCormack leaves - no replacement. In fact all of our injuries and player losses were not replaced spend for spend, our incomings were 2 free sheffield players. I think we started with a competitive spend but within a short period were back to bare bones and sub-par players. we know the support spend in terms of backroom is a fraction of what other clubs spend
when Stajcic came in i aired the same concerns about his network and ability to attract players. this is still a concern. but i do suspect his coaching ability will be above what we've seen so far. you don't take a national team to the top of the world by luck. and we can all see the cattle he is working with. we're definitely better than the 8-2 we were recently.
IF Phelan stayed to oversea the network aspects then Stajcic could work. Without that there is some concern.
Need a quality TD to make this work, if it's even true Stajcic is staying on (seems likely, but unconfirmed)
Depending on your viewpoint I think most people would argue somewhere between 3 to 5 of those outcomes should have been foreseeable to average joe. We don't have footage of Cisse's performances but there should have been doubts about his pace unless he's really hit the wall within 12 months. Oar has his detractors and did we ever have a plan to utilise McCormack or were we just expecting him to be a different player to last year? The other two have been discussed enough.Then look for the amount of bang we got from those bucks spent, it explains a lot about our season.
The other point is the that the Club Participation Agreement also allows for clubs that draw less than 10,000 be dropped. Why has that not been applied to Adelaide United, Brisbane, us, Melbourne City FC, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix and WSW. Only Melbourne Victory has met that criteria every year.CCM totally deserves relegation. In common law however you have a strong argument that, had it known relegation was possible, it would have acted differently, which is what underpins the concept of grandfathering. So you'd think at least CCM would be exempted from the 4 in 6 rule, but when has common law ever reigned in Australian football?
That would be a nightmare to enforce and you’d almost certainly get legal action over the FFA not holding up theor responsibilities to the game. At least ladder positions are a relatively even playing field, there’s no chance of some clubs pulling better than others based purely on location. The roar, Adelaide and Perth all have to do it without the luxury of cross town fans to bump them up.The other point is the that the Club Participation Agreement also allows for clubs that draw less than 10,000 be dropped.