Every year 3 teams get relegated. Even if we do, (and that is still far from certain), it is not the end of the world. Anyone who seriously believes that any of the club leadership want us to go down needs to go see a shrink. Do you honestly believe that any of the Coates family wants to throw hundreds of millions away by seeing us relegated? Or for their name to be dragged through the mud? By over-reacting (suggestions of storming the executive suite), you are doing the things that have the best possible chance of alienating the owners who then say “right, that’s it. I’m not putting a penny in and we can just sink back to the third tier.” At least they’re trying. We may never have approached Rowett, Flores & MON turned us down. What do you want, to offer it to some bozo who would 100% accept? I’ d rather they take a few days to regroup, identify the next targets and, if they’re currently available approach them, (AVB anyone) and if they’re not, sign the deal now for next season and bring in someone on a temporary basis.
The real thing that makes us a laughing stock is the massive over-reaction on here.
I will support my club wherever they may be but my goodness what a shit shower of collective management has seen us come to MON refusing us
Thanks Coates family but how did you allow this?
Easy how quick people blame someone else when they’ve got rid of who they wanted to get rid off. Wake up and smell the coffee the people who wanted change have got it. Give yourselves a big clap for making us a laughing stock 👍
Well done to everyone who can make a positive out of the situation the board have sleep walked in to and actually convince themselves that compared to 18 months ago, MON is a decent option. What a shambles
Not being melodramatic but unless the new manager (if someone ever actually wants the job) can produce an almost total head shift, we're the weakest team in the bottom 3, have lost all momentum, shape and confidence just as others are beginning to gain it - SCFC board, look at Palace and hang your ostrich heads in shame. This situation is down to you, not Sparky.
My gut is we'll survive, by the skin of our teeth I strongly suspect, but 17th wil be a massive, massive result for us this season.
Sorry but your gut makes no sense if you then re read your sentence above, which I totally agree with
My heart hopes we scrape it, but my head says no chnace given the state we have sleep walked in to. Even when we have won we looked a shambles. Now we just look a rudderless shambles and our GD does not lie. Very rare for a team with the worst GD to stay up and no manager at the worst time of the season
We left it way too late, our squad is awful, especially if you compare it to the likes of West Sham & Palarse. We need 4 or 5 players and we need them before the next home game and they need to be quality players - highly unlikely to happen.
Any manager that has done their homework is not going to want to come here. I think we can still get to 35pts, but will that be enough, let's hope Southampton go into freefall
I fear this will come true, except for the Southampton bit. It really looks like too little too late and now we will really struggle to get any key players in with no manager still
THIS!! Tick tock, tick tock Stoke management every day, every hour every minute that goes by is another nail in our transfer window coffin. Do we do anything faster than snails pace in anything we do??
I don't agree. Just because what is happening isn't all over the media doesn't mean that nothing is happening. I think it's good that it isn't all being conducted in the glare of publicity. I'm quite sure the Chairman appreciates the urgency with the transfer window, but equally appreciates that this a huge decision which must be got right. Act in haste, repent at leisure and all that.
Indeed Malcolm. That is what makes this loyalty waiting approach even more nonsensical when the writing was 12 foot high a few weeks ago. Without a manager, and lets face it the paucity of choice is the big issue as we left it too late we will struggle to get the players we need if we are to survive another season
The whole club is culpable. The majority voted with their feet at the end of last season and yet the board just ignored it.
I have no idea if Hughes had control over signings, but one can not deny his formations and especially his substitutions were beyond comprehension
Mr Coates needs a long hard look in the mirror. As much as he has done for this club, he has also allowed this current situation to play itself out and pretty much any supporter could see it coming
To sack a manager in a transfer window is beyond incompetent
As a squad I have no idea anymore what we have - is it Hughes? or have we a squad who just cant play football? Right now we look lost and the first half against Coventry was beyond embarrassing I have seen better nogger at Lads annd Dads
A few weeks off in timing can hardly be considered “destroying the club”. Let’s see what happens over the next three weeks before castigating a man who’s done more for this club than anyone in living memory.