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Yoda
May 18, 2015, 8:00am
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Fenty must invest this summer and not in January like he normally does when it is too late if we had Palmer all season we would have won the league. Hurst must also be more positive in games and not sit back when we get a lead in a match, we need to finish top of the league to go up we have to go all out for the title.

I hope Fenty does not release another negative statement about how we have lost money again etc etc and is a bit more positive and upbeat.

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I think the key thing in the summer is to keep as much of this squad as possible together (minus the players nowhere near te Startin 11) with some wise additions in other areas.

You have to think that if can we do that we are going to be up there challenging for top spot.


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Don't know if many heard Hurst's post-match interview with Blunderside, but he indicated there that we couldn't have afforded our end of the season for the whole year. Obviously pushed the boat out a little with the January signings which almost paid off, but not quite.

It will be interesting to see how many of these players can be retained next season or, failing that, replaced with equivalents as capable.

It is very important that we don't end up short of strikers in the same way we did at the start of this season. Hurst obviously expected to sign at least one of his targets back then but the fact he wasn't able to cost us too many points.
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May 18, 2015, 9:21am
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Think it's not investment that will be the problem it's improving our pre season prep, said in another thread think we worry a bit too much about fitness more than the way we play, hopefully if we can keep most of the squad together we can start a season not trying out some new formation or style and start winning right away
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Don't know if many heard Hurst's post-match interview with Blunderside, but he indicated there that we couldn't have afforded our end of the season for the whole year. Obviously pushed the boat out a little with the January signings which almost paid off, but not quite.

It will be interesting to see how many of these players can be retained next season or, failing that, replaced with equivalents as capable.

It is very important that we don't end up short of strikers in the same way we did at the start of this season. Hurst obviously expected to sign at least one of his targets back then but the fact he wasn't able to cost us too many points.


i was going to make this very point. think people have also forgotten the horrendous injury crisis we had going into the season, which couldn't have been foreseen, and affected us badly for the first 3-4 games.
one other point i was going to make:
i really hope that the positivity that has been engendered in the last 3 months can be translated into improved season ticket sales - that would make a huge difference to the budget possibilities
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Time for Fenty to be brave and ambitious, with a stronger budget and a few key additions this team could win the league.
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i was going to make this very point. think people have also forgotten the horrendous injury crisis we had going into the season, which couldn't have been foreseen, and affected us badly for the first 3-4 games.
one other point i was going to make:
i really hope that the positivity that has been engendered in the last 3 months can be translated into improved season ticket sales - that would make a huge difference to the budget possibilities


Think on the back of a good Wembley performance despite the loss they need to get the early bird prices out as early as possible and try and make the overall package a good one just try and capitalise on any increased interest as much as possible rather than doing the standard and then hoping for the best. Maybe do family packages if they don't already let kids cajole there parents into getting them
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I've been saying that the title is won on the first half of the season performances , if for once we can come out of the blocks firing on all cylinders then we might have a chance . If we start next season with ten new players that are strangers to each other then I'd expect more of the same.give the manager the money now and not a week before the season starts or half way through it
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Think on the back of a good Wembley performance despite the loss they need to get the early bird prices out as early as possible and try and make the overall package a good one just try and capitalise on any increased interest as much as possible rather than doing the standard and then hoping for the best. Maybe do family packages if they don't already let kids cajole there parents into getting them
Yes looking at how the team played yesterday and the massive support we brought made me proud to be supporting this team.I for one if the price was right would certainly be interested in buying a season ticket now whereas before no if I lived nearer the ground.The fans make the club and the more we can get in the better



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Some good points and for me the budget is key. I have always pleaded for sanity and not to overspend but I do think a push needs to made now if we are to ever get ourselves back up. There will be teams with bigger budgets. FGR paying players stupid sums but I hope we can all dig deep and support the club financially in their plans which in turn may get our benfactors to up their level of support.

I do know it is easy to spend other peoples money!

In our first season down here we had players on virtually double what most are on now. Unfortunately Woodsie was unable to spend the budget wisely enough.

Most on here have commented on Hursts eye for a player, most of his signings have done a good job but he has had to a slightly reduced budget each season (at least at the outset). I would take that into consideration in trying to boost the budget to enable PH to get the players in who he wants. His track record proves he will spend it more wisely that those in the past. I totally understand that JF has had his fingers burnt, and his wealth reduced, by handing managers budgets who have wasted it on journeymen and wasters

The Mullens share investement enabled us to get Robertson, Jolley and Palmer in and this, I assume, was in addition to the original budget.

I don tthink it will happen but I'd like the club to try and enginner a package to boost the playing staff and foster supporter relations/buy in. If we sell x number of the season tickets by 1st July the budget is y but if we can sell x plus 1000 the budget will go up by a certain figure. We certainly need to try and keep the positivity the fans have on board

I hope we can keep the strong defence but imo the big investemnt to win the league needs to come up front. We need more goals. I would certainly try to keep LJL, 20 goals in a season is excellent for someone who ' cant finish'!
Akinde make Barnet champions, we need a similar signing to add to what we hope to retain.
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