Has the cookie gone soft?
WELL after a bright start, we have been well and truly found out this afternoon on the west coast.
While SISU sit in their very plush London offices counting their millions from asset stripping a team so painstakingly built out of nothing, the meagre squad were on the end of a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Blackpool.
Our Strikeforce have disappeared,
The last three games have seen us without a goal, with losses to Doncaster, Swansea and now Blackpool, we haven't played anyone decent yet!
Since the Takeover of our club by SISU we have listened to the same story again and again, of how we want to be in the Premiership in three years.
That takes investment in the team, not in the stadium.
Of course every investor in anything does it for the chance to make a profit, but every successful business man will tell you that unless you re-invest some of your profit back into your business you will struggle to keep ahead of the opposition.
As early as the end of May we were told that the priority was a striker, a proven goalscorer, that Sky Blue fans would be very excited about, three months later, two of the best defenders outside the Premier League were offered to the highest bidder, like sacrificial lambs.
Chris Coleman, in my opinion, has done wonders to recruit the players he has, you cannot doubt his commitment to the team and the club, but whether they pat each other on the back or not, the relationship between the Chairman and the Dugout is far too close.
To go to the Chairman with your wishlist, after a very disappointing season, and be patted on the head and told to run along is not what we need, we need someone who will stand up to the Board and say "Back me or SACK ME"
An agreement in place that ensures that at least 50% of all profits from transfers go back into the team, this would still represent a healthy profit, in very difficult times to the bunch of Bankers in London.
What we have right now is a puppet show, with Punch (Ray Ranson) clobbering Judy (Cookie) and SISU well and truly pulling the strings.
Cookie needs to lose the Mr nice guy image, and come out fighting to save this club, and quickly.
Should he go, I doubt if there would be a queue at the door to Manage a club with such constraints, and owners with such big Carpetbags.