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BIron
February 14, 2020, 4:42pm Report to Moderator
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My error on the Wharton stuff, I stand corrected.

The fact remains that Swann has pumped millions in, and the club would not have enjoyed its more recent league status with it.

Let's see where the club ends up if running within its means.


All is forgiven!  all  I will say is the money is irrelevant  if the man in charge doesn't know how to utilise man management. Wharton ran a tight ship but he had his best interests of the club at heart. So did Lawsy when he was managing us, he was quoted as saying he treat our transfer budget as if it was his own money.  

Time will tell, certainly dark times for us and what looks like a bright horizon for you lot.

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All is forgiven!  all  I will say is the money is irrelevant  if the man in charge doesn't know how to utilise man management. Wharton ran a tight ship but he had his best interests of the club at heart. So did Lawsy when he was managing us, he was quoted as saying he treat our transfer budget as if it was his own money.  

Time will tell, certainly dark times for us and what looks like a bright horizon for you lot.

UTI


Cheers. And on the scale of things look how much that guy pumped into Rushden and Diamonds, and where are they now?
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It's possible to weigh up the positives (pumping money in) and negatives (creating instability by frequently and unjustly sacking managers, falling out with the local council) under an owner, and conclude that on the whole they're actually not very good. The idea that Scunthorpe would be out of the league without Swann's money is a nonsense. They've got a large enough fanbase to generate enough cash for a competitive League Two budget. The only reason their finances are in such a mess at the moment is because of Swann overspending on excrement players and wasting money paying off managers every 6-12 months.


Chris, I think you misunderstood my post, or maybe I didn't make it clear. I was talking about their recent stay in L!, not suggesting they wouldn't be in the league at all.

But now you mention it, bigger clubs than them have gone out. Look at Notts County. Far bigger fan base. And of course one GTFC. How about Tranmere? Orient? Bristol Rovers? Luton? Chesterfield ? Wrexham?

So it's not certain by any means, but it is far from 'nonsense' to suggest it's a possibility.  
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February 14, 2020, 6:02pm Report to Moderator
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All is forgiven!  all  I will say is the money is irrelevant  if the man in charge doesn't know how to utilise man management. Wharton ran a tight ship but he had his best interests of the club at heart. So did Lawsy when he was managing us, he was quoted as saying he treat our transfer budget as if it was his own money.  

Time will tell, certainly dark times for us and what looks like a bright horizon for you lot.

UTI


The problem you've got B...iron, is the same we've had for 15 years...a man in charge of the club who knows nothing about owning a football club but believes he knows everything..
We've been lucky with Holloway coming in and putting his money where his mouth is and as such gives us that "behind the scenes" knowledge.
Swann has the attitude of "it's my way or the highway", unfortunately I believe that will lead you down one path and that's the one to the back waters of football...as I've said, the rivalry is bitter between GTFC and SUFC but I'd rather your rivalry than that of the 6 finger brigade of LCFC..
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Chris, I think you misunderstood my post, or maybe I didn't make it clear. I was talking about their recent stay in L!, not suggesting they wouldn't be in the league at all.

But now you mention it, bigger clubs than them have gone out. Look at Notts County. Far bigger fan base. And of course one GTFC. How about Tranmere? Orient? Bristol Rovers? Luton? Chesterfield ? Wrexham?

So it's not certain by any means, but it is far from 'nonsense' to suggest it's a possibility.  


You missed Halifax and York otherwise spot on  


Supporting the Mighty Mariners for over 30 years, home town club is were the heart and soul is and it's great to be a part of it.

Jesus’ disciple Peter, picked up a fish to get the tribute money from it, Jesus left his thumb print on the fish, bless'ed is the Haddock.
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Also forgot our feeder club, Hartlepool.
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Stockport?  Darlington? Lincoln? Newport, Aldershot, Hereford even Barnet perhaps?

Not really 'nonsense' to think Scunthorpe could go out of the league at all is it?
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My first ever away game was at Scunny when i was still at school. Was the infamous game when the train got trashed on the way back and made the papers. Scared and excited in equal measure but my god the adrenaline rush...

If Scunny nosedive, then so be it, but i wouldn't wish that on any team.
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if I was a scunny fan i'd be more concerned with the 10 million loss in 2 seasons.




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My first ever away game was at Scunny when i was still at school. Was the infamous game when the train got trashed on the way back and made the papers. Scared and excited in equal measure but my god the adrenaline rush...

If Scunny nosedive, then so be it, but i wouldn't wish that on any team.


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