We aren't a football league club we are Non League side. The fact of the matter is we are here because we deserve it. 2 seasons in and we haven't lit the place on fire because it's our level. I would much rather watch us play at our level and be competitive than be getting toshed every week at Morecombe. Let's not fool ourselves we will struggle in League 2. We aren't the money bags some people like to think we are.
Okay, what nonsense. League 2 is pish standard as well. We will not struggle and Palios said top 1/3 budget whatever league we are in - so I would fully expect a playoff challenge with MM at the helm.
We were on a downward spiral for years - that's why we fell so quickly when it finally caved in. We had an owner just keeping us on life support and no stability in the playing squad or manager. So yes factually we are non-league right now, but I'm not accepting that as our long term fate.
Now we have an owner setting us in a sustainable direction, a proper manager, and a somewhat settled squad. It is all about momentum, getting a team to gel and stability. There are many clubs with a similar support base (and no sugar daddy) able to survive nicely in league one and even mount the occasional playoff bid. That is what we can and should strive for as 'where we belong' - not thinking ourselves as small fish in a big pond. Sorry Tranmere Rovers is still far more of a known club than Morecambe, Newport, Stevenage and all the other traditional non-league clubs. Our pedigree in the Football League - even in the darkest days of the 80's we were a League club - let's not forget that and resign ourselves to defeatist small club mentality. Realistic, yes, but confident and optimistic about the club's potential!