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Ipswin
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We'll never know of course but could we have 'done a Tranmere' if Hurst had left the basis of the promotion team alone and just added a few here and there


Conference to League 1 in quick time doesn't look that difficult, well not for Tranmere, Lincoln, Luton et al just for Grimsby Town (and Cambridge before anyone points it out)
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You speculate to accumulate so that ruled us out
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You speculate to accumulate so that ruled us out


I don't know how much Tranmere have speculated. Lincoln OK and Luton too I suppose but how different is the Tranmere squad?

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Total failure to capitalise on the momentum of promotion and Operation Promotion. Club happy to bask in the glory of selling 3000 season tickets without doing anything to go for a higher total. Then dicked around with managers and alienated the fans.

We could easily have done a Tranmere with the right approach at the top.


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I don't know how much Tranmere have speculated. Lincoln OK and Luton too I suppose but how different is the Tranmere squad?



I don't know that either for sure Swin, but I guess keeping their leading scorer from their National League promotion winning team rather than selling as we did maybe helped

The same manager and the same ethos would have helped no end too.... fine margins all along but they had a stability all season long that we never had in our first year back
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We were doing OK till Hurst went so I guess the answer is possibly. We could have certainly done more to keep him, and Amond, and Toto but it's more about the mentality to me - for the last God knows how long, our board has wanted to cut corners financially, even though we've always been pretty well supported.
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We were doing OK till Hurst went so I guess the answer is possibly. We could have certainly done more to keep him, and Amond, and Toto but it's more about the mentality to me - for the last God knows how long, our board has wanted to cut corners financially, even though we've always been pretty well supported.


I don't think the blame (or reason) lies wholly with the board. I am firmly convinced that if Hurst had done more to keep the bulk of the play off winning team (especially the spine of Toto, Nolan and Amond) and added just one or two new faces we would have been serious play off challengers, like Tranmere this season

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If we had an ambitious board and some stability who knows. We had such an unstable first season that we had no chance to build on new signings and gain any momentum. Hurst didn't keep players he later signed for Shrews so kinda shows he wasn't really interested and staying to build around his best players. We were not doing so badly at the point Bignot got the sack. He was dropped the day after a big away win.

Club has been a big mess since returning to the league which is how we left it. We need stability and to build a team on retaining key players and adding players around them that compliment their skills. We also need to start finding tactics that work. If Hurst had stayed that season,who knows but I don't think Hurst and some of his players cared after getting promoted and proving the critics among the fans wrong. From what Hurst and some of them said post GTFC they were not enjoying playing for us but enjoyed playing with Hurst.


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If my aunt had had balls she would have been my uncle.

We can play the “what if” game for ever. We don’t know enough about the behind the scenes shenanigans that went on with Hurst and Bignot to make a real judgement. The only thing we do know is that the team lost momentum when it lost important players and momentum is the vital factor if you want to progress.

We did the multi-promotion trick twice in my time as a supporter and both times the key was keeping the core of a successful side and adding to it to keep things fresh. We didn’t get rid and start again like Hurst did.


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If my aunt had had balls she would have been my uncle.

We can play the “what if” game for ever. We don’t know enough about the behind the scenes shenanigans that went on with Hurst and Bignot to make a real judgement. The only thing we do know is that the team lost momentum when it lost important players and momentum is the vital factor if you want to progress.

We did the multi-promotion trick twice in my time as a supporter and both times the key was keeping the core of a successful side and adding to it to keep things fresh. We didn’t get rid and start again like Hurst did.


I would have thought that this can be arranged on the NHS nowadays so who knows.... maybe we could have done a Tranmere after all?
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