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chaos33
October 9, 2014, 6:24am
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In simple words they are One Season Wonders. They'll have a year or two near the top then sink into the mire, Barnet obviously have a big catchment area, they are different to us,


Oh, a year or two now. Rob, you've undermined your own argument in your answer. Halifax appear to be having 2 consecutive good seasons. That's two in two years. One season wonders don't do that by definition. Gateshead too have been consistent contenders. I can't see what Barnet's catchment area has to do with your stance to be honest - you were talking about fans putting money into the club through the turnstiles. Barnet's crowds are not as good as ours.


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October 9, 2014, 6:47am

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Gateshead are massively bankrolled like us. I imagine our budgets are similar. Like halifax they also have a geographical advantage in that they are close to big cities.

Most importantly though those two teams have excellent non league managers, unlike us.


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I should explain myself when I said that I fear we'll sink lower. It's not that I don't have faith in the board to turn things around but to do so requires the fans to keep faith in the board over a long period. If the fans lose faith in the board then either the board will pull the plug citing lack of interest or they will lower the budget to such an extent that we'll sink lower because we don't have the money to mount a challenge on the league.

Maybe a new messiah will emerge or we'll get lucky and assemble a squad for peanuts in the future which hit the jackpot in one magical season but I am not banking on it,


How long is a long period? Hasn't he had long enough? When will the tide turn?

More questions than answers, as usual.

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October 9, 2014, 9:33am

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How long is a long period? Hasn't he had long enough? When will the tide turn?

More questions than answers, as usual.



Ten years. I think the tide already has turned, we've been in the play-offs for the last two years. It might take as ten or even fifteen attempts to get promoted, some of those years we might not even reach the play-offs but it's a long term project, there's no avoiding it. There is no simple fix, other than giving up then you don't have to worry about it.


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I should explain myself when I said that I fear we'll sink lower. It's not that I don't have faith in the board to turn things around but to do so requires the fans to keep faith in the board over a long period. If the fans lose faith in the board then either the board will pull the plug citing lack of interest or they will lower the budget to such an extent that we'll sink lower because we don't have the money to mount a challenge on the league.

Maybe a new messiah will emerge or we'll get lucky and assemble a squad for peanuts in the future which hit the jackpot in one magical season but I am not banking on it,


Rob,
       Why is the size of the budget always quoted in these discussions?
       The size of the budget doesn't guarantee anything.
       I'm sure that the budget was hardly touched when all the local lads were in the first team. Using the budget wisely is what matters.
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