- Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:18 am
Person offered two roughly identical jobs, takes the one offering the most money. Coming soon, news about bears and popes...
More seriously, I am not that bothered about Pompey missing out on players to the big spenders of L1. We are still in a period when the club's finances have taken a hit, as is true for all L1 clubs. At the same time there are at least 3-4 clubs spending big money (they probably don't have) to gain promotion, and some of them are going to be very disappointed. Trying to compete toe-to-toe with these clubs would be suicidal, and I think we are better taking a step back, hoping to be the Wycombe or Lincoln for 2021-22, but expecting to re-set next summer.
Once the squad building is complete, I expect that we will have a first XI that will be competitive. However, we will not be in a position to weather many injuries or suspensions. A big change from recent seasons where Jackett had two senior players for all positions, to the point where he didn't know which was first choice in many cases.
I realise that other people don't agree with this opinion, and that's fair enough, but standing back for a year is an approach that I can support.