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Re: Next up: Barrow (A)
Posted by: ADD
Date: 08/01/2018 09:02
The failure to bring on Gumbs is also indicative of a tendency to go for the inadequate but experienced. The return of those we have loaned out only takes the squad backwards
The constant summer in and outs and loanees are what got us to the NL in the first place unless we change that we won't get out. Clubs survived e much higher up the league pyramid than us on smaller budgets and that's because they have an ethos and they know what they are looking for.
Correct - there is no ethos as you say unless to sign experienced players found wanting. MM recruitment has been awful consider - Dawson (yes he signed him!), Mangan, Alabi, Waring, McEverley, Green, Cole, Rokka and I would include Wallace who was always a very risky gamble. Worse some were signed on 2 year contracts for heaven's sake so we will forking out money we don't have next season as well which already puts us at a disadvantage whatever League we are in. Ok bring in one "shop in potential" signing which may not pan out but that should be it. The others should deliver and they patently didn't so MP has been forced to find money to allow MM into the loan market wasting even more money to try and prop up these bad decisions.
Meanwhile he ignores our young homegrown players like the plague unless forced into it as even Clarke who arguably also had a fair bit to do with our purple patch would never have been given a start IMO if Ridelagh had stayed fit.

That assumes that MM is responsible for signing players, which none of us actually know, and as I understand it MM isn't responsible for signings at the club which would be backed up by the signing of Almond in between managers. Apparently MM and MP have had talks over this earlier in the season due to our poor form where MM requested to sign players of his choice leading to the arrival of DMH and Banks.
Correct you have to assume that MM is responsible for signing players which I do. I doubt MP who is a successful business man would have the time or the inclination to be involved in scouting players plus MM has brought in several players he knew well from previous positions such as Mangan. Either way for next season it needs to be someone else.

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