niall_hearty2000 wrote: ↑Sun Oct 08, 2023 9:08 pm
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Our current owners are there to keep the club a float and to ensure the future of the club, there is absolutely no money to be made in the LOI so expecting some money man to come in and give us free money with no return is the bollix. The current management team made up of yes men(ex players and mates) have been given a budget and between them bought a lot of terrible players. The few good players we do have are playing in a system that changes from week to week and makes them look like headless chickens. apart from okane we have developed little or nothing over the last few years and bar one or two even less have been brought into the first team. Unless someone on here can show me on paper the exact playing budget available I’ll continue to believe it’s not the shockingly low one that people on here tend to think. At the minute everyone is frustrated but whinging on about past owners and current owners with no solid evidence to prove spending is getting boring, in my opinion the team and management are the cause of frustration due to their awful performance all season with a lack of leadership, tactics and pride.
I’ll buy your defence of the owners however I’ve a genuine question, why won’t they run the club like a business? Fundraisers the fans can get behind , golf classics etc. Sligo raise tens of thousands every year. Why can’t Sean, Andy and Alan have a meeting and PR event with The 1903 and announce joint fundraising initiative??
Maybe the board could get involved in fundraising but the majority of these initiatives are usually run by fans(the 1903 or the shed side army) but there just doesn’t seem to be an appetite for it for some reason apart from goal times and match day programs, but blaming the owners for the shit on field recruitment and a budget that no one on here has a clue about is pure madness.
Shit onfield recruitment and poor budget ultimately go hand in hand wouldn't you agree? The fact that we are relying on a lot of loan signings 3 of which have been on 6 month deals also tend to side with a poor budget. Not slating Elliot off as don't think he's got a fair crack at it, but equally signing player from the Scottish lowland league would also equate to a poor budget. Having to do most of our dealings late in the tf window again imho equates to a small budget.
Ah Niall, we had millions and bought shit, so no a budget definitely doesn’t go hand in hand with a good or bad recruitment. Loan signing do go hand in hand with every loi squad regardless of budget, loaned players parent club often foot a good percentage if not all their wages so it makes sense to take on a few. As to the delay in signing players I can’t answer that but we need to be doing business a lot earlier be it player recruitment or managerial changes which is probably down to the budget available and yes this is another thing the owners could improve.