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Would sooner have someone with a more appropriate football skill set and experience like Barnard involved than any DTB member or Erik.
10th Nov 2018 15:27:07 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Wangle valley don: I know but I do think we need a discussion about it, like Portsmouth. I also think that some people presume people because AFCW fans because of the fans ownership model. I’m not sure that’s true in many cases.
10th Nov 2018 15:26:49 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
OI I’d expect the DTB to select the interview panel and set some key criteria for questions not all sit and do it
10th Nov 2018 15:24:33 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
WVD we are still semi pro in our structures with so much done via volunteers and part timers and multiple jobs per person, and that simply doesn’t function in key areas like player recruitment.
10th Nov 2018 15:23:28 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
You couldn't have all 9 DTB members conducting each interview, they would need to have 2 or 3 along with Erik and maybe an outside consultant doing the interviews then a recommendation and discussion within the DTB, with a bias to accepting the recommendation.
10th Nov 2018 15:19:43 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Silk I’d not disagree about that money but our problem was that squad got promoted a year too late for us to benefit from them.
10th Nov 2018 15:19:09 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
I said in the summer and will maintain this that I don't think that Neal's job should hinge on whether we stay up but if we look like a team. We do not look like a team at the moment and that is the big task. If we go down fighting so be it. It happens to most L1 & L2 teams. But looking like the strangers we did last night is not acceptable.
10th Nov 2018 15:17:04 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
IYSWIM
WVD snap, on succession surely the DTB should be involved in the selection process
10th Nov 2018 15:16:55 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Silk - "we can compete in L1 now and should be even stronger with NPL" - 1) L1 - Really? No sign of that under Ardley. 2) NPL - I doubt that will be the case if we are, as I expect, a mid-table L2 club when NPL is eventually completed - whenever that may be. And, that is, if we can even fund it.
10th Nov 2018 15:13:01 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
I just hope everyone who sees us in some kind of catastrophic existential crisis is signed up as a DT member, and intends to vote help bring in whatever change they want to see.
10th Nov 2018 15:09:56 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
wandle valley don
I don't see it that way, if I haven't made that clear... We're creaking and groaning at limit of our current structure, in an unforgiving league with high turnover, 4 relegation spots and occasional premiership basket cases.... run be in our position than Sunderlands.
Just from my memory and looking at the table I think 11 of the 24 have been in League One since we have been a league club. I think that L1 & L2 are pretty much the same standard apart from a few teams and we can compete in L1 now and should be even stronger with NPL. The real jump is L1 to the Championship.
10th Nov 2018 15:07:37 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Silk - I've been checking similar... 12-24 Have all played at least 1 season in L2 in last 6 seasons. As have 5 of the top 12. So 17 of 24 have played in L2... Not sure of how many in L2 have played in L1 over the same time period.
10th Nov 2018 15:02:05 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
wandle valley don
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
WVD - looking at the current bottom 12 we have played 10 of the 11 in League Two recently. I am not too sure about Scunthorpe to make the full set.
10th Nov 2018 14:53:52 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
wvd - good question about the succession. I imagine the DTB would form an interview panel. I believe Erik declined an interview led process before taking over so it is untested. If there isn't a succession plan then there damn well ought to be.
10th Nov 2018 14:49:35 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Silk - but how many of those bottom 12-14 go up and down over a sustained period?
10th Nov 2018 14:45:53 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
wandle valley don
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
As long as we are coached to play like crabs we won't score or win many..slows tempo down and allows oposition to have a solid bank to defend at the chance of a rare attack.
10th Nov 2018 14:44:36 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
spit the dog
Hasnt worked for 2 seasons and we are easy to play against.never look like a team under Ardley.
Whilst I think that possibly we cannot match the top six we can match the bottom 12-14 clubs if we get things right. Like Stanley this season we were more of a team in the first season. We are not this season and that, more than budget, will be the reason we could go down.
10th Nov 2018 14:43:33 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Mark - stay hidden is all I'd say to that.
10th Nov 2018 14:42:59 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
wandle valley don
I'm hoping an innovative model can be formulated, that allows for growth without ceding ownership.
Repd - true it's under a strain it's never faced before, because we're now 3rd season in a league with clubs at the other end like... Blackburn, Wigan, Bolton, Sunderland etching... so this league is different to anything we've previously experienced in this incarnation... but we are in control with an election current to fill the board with individuals who can help us adapt.
10th Nov 2018 14:40:27 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
wandle valley don
Still not finished reviewing candidates, but James McDonald seems like a good bet for a fresh face, with credentials to help negotiate upcoming complexities of change.
Lurker - I would wager that the side that got us promoted and our best L1 season cost a lot less, even allowing for inflation, that the side we have now. I am not too sure an extra 50k will make much difference to our footballing woes.
10th Nov 2018 14:38:22 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
Don't know this for a fact but would logically infer this.
I think we're really missing barcham. No one else tries to beat their man aside from Pinnock ocassionally. How long is he out
10th Nov 2018 14:37:55 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
raging womble
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Maybe just maybe, the unthinkable question needs to be fully discussed. Need an owner.....
10th Nov 2018 14:34:08 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
Ducks and hides
Question though - is there any info on CEO transition online? Is it a DTB appointed position? Or is it a membership vote to approve? COO was appointed by FCB or DTB?
10th Nov 2018 14:33:53 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
wandle valley don
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Wandle Valley - or it's never been properly tested before now...
10th Nov 2018 14:31:00 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
At Reading v Ipswich. Appears that Deji was at Portman Road having/about to have a medical on transfer deadline day before ITFC decided we were after too much money
SB - really? Cruelly exposed? That we have a board and an election and retain ownership of our club and are going back to Plough Lane, shows to me the strength of our model.
10th Nov 2018 14:29:10 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
wandle valley don
A bad run of results and a fanbase split of team management, is pretty standard for football.