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Sandy - new MD starts sometime next month.
23rd Feb 2024 15:40:45 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Got a new blog out, on not being very good after going behind in games. Give it a read if of interest... [Link]
23rd Feb 2024 15:03:58 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Trigs - the kind of thing you'd *hope* a strong MD will be able to put right.
23rd Feb 2024 14:48:42 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
We’re not just fan owned and run badly. Never seen so many wrong decisions made time after time. They can’t get anything right at the first attempt and often make things worse after the initial bad decision.
23rd Feb 2024 14:45:34 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Off the pitch our aim should be operate at break even, then majority of revenue from player sales can go into capital investment. Into the stadium, training ground, buy high yielding London commercial real estate etc.
23rd Feb 2024 14:09:43 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Plus of course, championing anything that annoys Daily Mail readers
and bottle tops ;-/
23rd Feb 2024 14:08:53 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Spit - "You've seen the film, now eat the star!". Fred Elliott's shop window poster when he sold reindeer meat one Christmas.
23rd Feb 2024 14:08:31 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
Still makes me chuckle!
Let's be honest it is not just fan-owned clubs that stagnate in League 2 as Bradford and SwinDon attest to. And would you want to be a Birmingham City fan who every season their deepest hope to obtain mediocrity.
23rd Feb 2024 14:06:39 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
Whilst we have the added burden of the stadium debt we are no different from most privately owned clubs as their owners either don't want or are unable to fund their rise above mediocrity. See Crawley. I think believe that selling out will not make a difference is as naive as thinking we can be Champioship in five years as a fan-owned club. We will be like Gillingham are now - decades of meandering in obscurity for decades regardless of ownership.
Crowded concourse, sun in fans' eyes, rain in lower seats, 3rd floor, kit, parking, turnstiles too slow, ST Sent too late,
23rd Feb 2024 14:05:46 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
HT queues for beer, catering prices/queues, floodlights, advertising hoardings, team strip, sponsors, stairs to reach main stand, quality of play, financial losses, hair-cuts, team discipline, manager's debrief, tickets, OS, cheap tickets for ethnic groups, owners, meetings, programmes, the phoenix ....
23rd Feb 2024 13:57:47 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
if we were well run and winning every week, what would we have to moan about
23rd Feb 2024 13:45:22 
[90.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Tomato, 29 years and 2 for me (unless you count our demotion to the CCL then its 10 :)
23rd Feb 2024 13:38:30 
[95.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Oo er missus!
Hello Shane- it’s fair that I probably didn’t express my previous post very clearly, but what I meant to say then was that we would have a range from the bottom of L2 to the middle of L1 and would struggle to get above that with our resources. I am just really saying now that we should target spending more time towards the top of that range (ie inL1), so I don’t think the two posts are inconsistent, but it just shows how slightly different wording can give a very different impression.
23rd Feb 2024 13:37:54 
[148.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
It’s not shit it’s the reality of being fan owned, it’s all very well singing We own our own club to Wrexham and other monied clubs but the reality is we will stagnate or decline without some sort of financial input at some stage
23rd Feb 2024 13:25:33 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
It’s the relegation battles that hurt not the relegations. Drudgery of a season and then a few draws and a win to earn the same thing the following season.
23rd Feb 2024 13:20:47 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Only one top half finish since we got back into the league. That’s shit.
In 61 years I've only seen 4 relegations so it can't be all that bad?
23rd Feb 2024 12:53:10 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Championship in 2 years.
23rd Feb 2024 12:52:26 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Well Nick 'aiming to spend more time in L1 than L2' is a welcome advance on your 'just staying at this level' ambition of less than 2 hours ago 😉
23rd Feb 2024 12:38:54 
[194.lo.gg.ed] 
shane
At this rate we'll be aiming for the champions league by teatime!
RIP John Savident ,i say RIP John Savident.
23rd Feb 2024 12:38:01 
[10.lo.gg.ed] 
Fred Elliott
Talking of off field activities - when does the new MD start?
23rd Feb 2024 12:23:00 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
And how quickly can we start beating him up for not delivering on the third floor? :-)
If I was looking for a realistic set of objectives for the club for the next decade, I would say that on the field we should aim to spend more time in L1 than in L2 (and none at all out of the league) and off the field we should be in a position where we reduce the operating loss to a level which we can realistically cover from player sales on a sustainable basis. I realise that this probably won't excite the youth market much but it is actually achievable (but not easy) and if we could do it would be a meaningful step forward from where we are now.
23rd Feb 2024 12:16:01 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
I know it was a lifetime ago but for the first few years of supporting Wimbledon I was just happy to be there watching live football, the same could be said about todays youngsters who now that we have a ground big enough can come and be able to see the game(which wasn’t always the case at KM)without worrying too much about the result
23rd Feb 2024 12:14:23 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
OI - I genuinely couldn't tell you what young people do/think/feel these days but I'd hope many if not most of our 16-24 year old fans would now be stuck with us for life as i was by that age. But I also suspect that age group is not massively represented in the DT membership who are the only fans who get to make decisions on fan ownership percentages and gambling sponsorship yet they will have to live with the consequences of those decisions longer than you or I will
23rd Feb 2024 11:58:37 
[194.lo.gg.ed] 
shane
I also think when votes on things like gambling sponsorship are taken the DT have a responsibility to be very clear what the consequences are likely to be ie less money for players and to pay off debt.
shane - possibly not, depends on each individual. Do younger people get stuck life long with the first club they support as most people my age seem to? Or do they move to get success or to follow favourite players (as Timmy seems to suggest we should)? Good to be ambitious, wise to be realistic
23rd Feb 2024 11:50:41 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Accepting not excepting
23rd Feb 2024 11:47:13 
[194.lo.gg.ed] 
shane
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
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