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May 14, 2019, 12:41pm Report to Moderator
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I've probably missed something but where's the assumption that Scunny are going to spend big coming from?

They're losing money at a worrying rate, Swann has already tightened the strings within the last 12 months and only loosened them in January when it became apparent they were in danger.

Everything I've read suggests that he (or his wife) has had enough and is no longer prepared to bankroll the club.  

Paul Hurst isn't a manager I would be appointing if I had a lot of cash to spend.
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Regarding Hurst, if you assume Scunny are going to spend big again this season, I think I'm right in saying that it will be the first time he's been at a club which has been one of the top few spenders in the division. There were always 3 or 4 clubs spending more than us in the Conference and Shrewsbury and Ipswich wouldn't have been spending anywhere near the bigger clubs in their respective divisions.

This being the case, anything other than promotion would be seen as failure for them. Our division is the easiest to get out of by far and, if you splash enough cash, it ought to be enough to win you promotion. Obviously, the arrival of Salford onto the scene will affect the dynamic but you'd still think the onus will be on Hurst to win promotion or bust.

He doesn’t respond well to that kind of expectation does he? First season at Shrews was his style, making the rescue. Couldn’t fail, stop up and he’s a hero, go down and it was the other bloke’s fault. Then It seemed to frighten him the next year to be at the top of L1 and fans expecting him to carry on and get them automatically promoted. But he didn’t, he went back to his conservative ways, lost games to strugglers and then failed the playoffs. I think he was surprised by how hard life was at Ipswich. He was hoping for another miracle worker tag with them finishing mid-table.

But Scunny? Swann will expect results from Day One and right through the season. If they fail to get automatic promotion he will not be happy. Hurst will look at the budget and see it is 4th or 5th biggest and that will be his aim in the table. Not exactly compatible.

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Can I be the first to say it?...Hurst out.
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Can I be the first to say it?...Hurst out.

Not seen those words typed since we were about to play the second leg of a playoff final.  

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And boy did he get lucky in that leg!!
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I thought we were by far the better team and deservedly won.

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