Locky_McLockface wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:14 pm
streetrifle wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:31 pm
To; Locky McLockface: Its still entirely possible for us to go up this season via automatics or play offs under a new manager. The stakes are high for the owners with the riches of the Championship in view. Do they really want another year in League One, because I'm not sure the fans would swallow that. I agree that it would require contracts for Gallen, Wigley and Co to be paid up but that is an expense that is allied to progress and ambition in football at times. The 'new manager' syndrome in football often provides great stimulus and the right choice of new manager would provide a great boost to the fans and players alike.
Yes. You're quite right. We could. With the benefit of hindsight, I agree that they should have gone earlier in the season, but it didn't happen.
But what you're suggesting they do costs money. They do not have any money coming in to do that with.
As a resident of Suffolk, I have a number of friends who are Ipswich fans. The buzz that Cook has already brought to the club and his public announcements that they can still get auto-promotion, has already created a momentum which I suspect makes them "the team most likely to sneak promotion at the death". Their owner is in the same position as ours (and not very popular with the fans, so didn't feel the need to appease them) but has decided to swallow the costs, and roll the dice.
It'll be interesting to compare the two different approaches of the Pompey and Ipswich owners at the end of the season.