mkowlthesexynewversion Posted May 13 Share Posted May 13 I think this applies irrespective of the match Thursday, the presumption however is the season ends. The topic title refers to 2 areas, one us the fans (or some of them) and the other the owner. For the fans it is time to simply accept we are not a big club. Our tradition, history and achievements are frankly irrelevant. Our average place in the pyramid this last 25 years is something daft like 40th. That history should be an asset but hangs like a liability. Many other fans see us as arrogant, ideas that we are too big for this league. I have to say, though not on here, there is a lot of justification to that allegation. Particularly during the unbeaten run. However the more important consideration is really with the owner. The top line is really what is the intention for him and Sheffield Wednesday. The rumours indicate he is quietly looking to sell on, but what real value is a League 1 club. So for me he has 2 possible options, sell up or frankly change the approach of how we recruit and develop our playing side. The fact that 14 players (I believe) are out of contract is beyond comprehension. I get the way football works then churn is always going to be high, 20% to 30% maybe but 50%. I think the impact this uncertainty for the players at this business end of the season can not be underestimated. But it's my long term bugbear. When DC came in, he did bring the funds to uplift us, to address some of the infrastructure issues that were holding us back. The play offs in 2016 in hindsight came too early. It lead to a mindset of sprinting to the line. No real long term planning, spend and fuck the consequences, enticing ageing players that have gained promotion elsewhere, not on sourcing players with potential. I get why, this is where the 2 worlds above collide. Our fans want the quick fix, we are "too good" for this. DC seeks to fulfill this. Frankly I don't think either mindset will really change and in that case then ultimately, in my opinion, we will never progress Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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