Duffy is an odd one, a lot of rumours around last night from ... he asked not to / refused to play, was carrying a knock and during half time it got worse ..... hope it was the latter.Louth4sam wrote: ↑Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:10 pm Very disappointed that Duffy didn't get a run out for the fans to give him a proper send off. I'm also disappointed that Perth didn't come over to the fans too. If it is his last game he also deserved a send off and for fans to show our appreciation.
Felt a bit bittersweet last night, sad that it's the end of an era but excitement about the next era, if StatSports lads get the bug, their input could eclipse what Peak6 could have offered and not just financially.
Perth .... if Vinny is being let go, you would have to assume he is hurting, which most can understand. I was against his return, but by god he did a good job and brought a little stability and balance to the team.
StatSports ..... their connections etc. could make it an interesting ownership period. Imagine what Rovers and co must be thinking .... Dundalks owners have access to all their GPS stats ;) Knowing the owners as I do, I doubt they will do anything silly, however they will reinvest anything which is earned. The question is how long they feel they can finance it / do they want to finance things until European money comes back in and books are balanced. Or will it be a case of living within our means .... time will tell, I just hope some lads are not calling for change at the first sign of a wobble. It will take time to get a squad together and to get back to levels expected. One thing that would interest me is, what are the ownership percentages? Do StatSports have the majority, is it 50-50 with Andy or do StatSports own it outright and Andy is their as an advisor?
As long as Rovers are acting as a feeder club for Celtic and Desmond is balancing their books by paying over the top fees and Derry have a bottomless pit, it will be very difficult for Dundalk to play in the same financial league as them. Both clubs must have been cracking open the bottles when the news broke that Peak6 were gone .... as money was not an issue for them.