Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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Why don’t we just announce he’s working for us? Worst kept ‘secret’ yet that he’s now employed by the Club in some capacity.

Can’t take that long to come up with a title surely?!
3 days ago
Brutal

If he was a chocolate Santa, he would eat himself
3 weeks ago
It also begs the question why do we need a dof when apparently non league teams can discover and sign better players without one?
3 weeks ago
We know the owners objectives now is money. Spending little and trying to asset strip.

In that terms Holdsworths done a fantastic job, in their eyes. I doubt Holdsworth has anything about league position to worry about.


What's odd about this, and I'm happy to be corrected if I'm wrong is that NC and S. Kidd also have roles connected with finance.

Why are three individual needed to cover financial aspects with the associated cost of their salaries, when the budget for the squad is constrained?

In the meantime there haven't been sufficient people to man the East Stand ticket office on matchdays.

Too many chiefs and not enough Indians to coin a phrase.




What would Clibben’s Kidd’s and Holdsworth’s combined salaries be and how does 2/3rd of that (keeping one purse strings person) equate to some decent signings? Like a decent striker, centre half, and creative midfielder?

One thing watching the FA Cup First Round games is even non league teams have a player in midfield capable of controlling the game. Decent strikers bar say Dagenham but I believe theirs were out with injury and decent stoppers. In fact watching these games we would with the current squad struggle in the National League.
3 weeks ago
We know the owners objectives now is money. Spending little and trying to asset strip.

In that terms Holdsworths done a fantastic job, in their eyes. I doubt Holdsworth has anything about league position to worry about.


What's odd about this, and I'm happy to be corrected if I'm wrong is that NC and S. Kidd also have roles connected with finance.

Why are three individual needed to cover financial aspects with the associated cost of their salaries, when the budget for the squad is constrained?

In the meantime there haven't been sufficient people to man the East Stand ticket office on matchdays.

Too many chiefs and not enough Indians to coin a phrase.
3 weeks ago
To be brutally honest most people looking at a 2 or 3million pg dangling in front of them would be keeping more than half an eye on money or any way to get away from it . Regardless of who is to blame it will definitely focus the mind .
3 weeks ago
Holdsworth couldn’t direct a subbuteo team
3 weeks ago
So you think Jenkins, Nixon and Pattinson should stay?


What a strange assumption to make. One which doesn’t surprise me from you however.
3 weeks ago
We know the owners objectives now is money. Spending little and trying to asset strip.

In that terms Holdsworths done a fantastic job, in their eyes. I doubt Holdsworth has anything about league position to worry about.
3 weeks ago
Is a failed manager really a good candidate as a director of football.

No experience or credentials for such a job.
3 weeks ago
Cutting the chase, Holdsworth has been a disaster-the league position covers it nicely
3 weeks ago
So you think Jenkins, Nixon and Pattinson should stay?

Sunderland have a sporting director? Is that the same thing? Kristjaan Speakman
3 weeks ago
They didn’t bring Holdsworth in.

I’d rather they ran the club well enough to be able to afford to spend well, as opposed to their model of spending money we haven’t got, shitting their pants, then having to go cap in hand to a someone else.
3 weeks ago
So which way will you stab them in the back then? They spent money, absolute madness, couldn't run a pie stand. Or brought Holdsworth in to prevent the haemorrhage of money, no ambition, just leeches. Why not use both?

Just imagine if Curle announced, I want to sign two L1 first team players , Premier League experience, L1 regulars on the go cheap because of money issues. Nixon won't let me. This board would have been orgasmic at the opportunity to slag the board off! You wouldn't have been able to move at the faux fury of Twinkle and Border lapping up their opportunity to be outraged on their sofas. Whining and bleating of Olympic standards. Cracking signings at over £250k a year for the pair weren't they, Hope and Etuhu?
3 weeks ago
A manager like Keith Curle who spunked 2m up the wall


With the absolute blessing of your mates on the Board.
3 weeks ago
A manager like Keith Curle who spunked 2m up the wall
3 weeks ago
He'll be celebrating his birthday today.
Whatever he does an increasing number of clubs see value in it. Morecambe wouldn't hire a DoF if it was perceived as not working. Interesting to note that the DoF takes training sessions as well


Don`t know what DH does all day but what Manager/ Head Coach in his right mind would want the DOF constantly looking over his shoulder,
interfering and wanting to take coaching sessions.
3 weeks ago
Iv been listening to Luke Steele on under the couch pod cast ( a fantastic listen some great stories about been Man U no3 keeper)

He said players were been missed by DOF and agents He said he would far rather the manager rang him than a DOF He said most players would take a bit less money if they felt the manager wanted them !!!
3 weeks ago
Clubs may see value in a DoF position, but it's such an amorphous (ooh) role that it doesn't mean the same thing from one club to the other - a buffer between board and manager (dave), someone who sorts out transfers (bit of dave), someone who chooses targets (dave says he doesn't do this), someone who passes on a bit of football knowledge before buggering off (definitely not dave)

If clubs saw actual value in what Holdsworth was doing they'd be poaching him, not just opening up a position with the same vague title
Can't see Holdsworth wanting to get his shoes dirty on the training pitch!

Happy birthday David. How about giving us all a present and leave our football club.
3 weeks ago
He'll be celebrating his birthday today.
Whatever he does an increasing number of clubs see value in it. Morecambe wouldn't hire a DoF if it was perceived as not working. Interesting to note that the DoF takes training sessions as well
Joined up thinking from a progressive club. Interesting how they see the role compared to the D of F job at CUFC.

Who would of thought that part of the role of a Head of Recruitment would be to "unearth some gems!!" Also talks about the role at Morecambe of this guy to turn free transfers into 7 figure sums, and time that he will also spend helping on the training pitch.

Meanwhile at CUFC, DH has stated that so far players brought in have all been the choice of the manager, and that his job is to sort out contracts. So what the hell does DH do the rest of the time?



Excellent question. All I see and hear him doing is blaming other folk for the failings on the football side of this club. He’s completely unaccountable, not to mention untouchable.
Joined up thinking from a progressive club. Interesting how they see the role compared to the D of F job at CUFC.

Who would of thought that part of the role of a Head of Recruitment would be to "unearth some gems!!" Also talks about the role at Morecambe of this guy to turn free transfers into 7 figure sums, and time that he will also spend helping on the training pitch.

Meanwhile at CUFC, DH has stated that so far players brought in have all been the choice of the manager, and that his job is to sort out contracts. So what the hell does DH do the rest of the time?
1 month ago
So from the Holdsworth interview on youtube, would I be right in saying he didn't actually agree with sacking him?
1 month ago
There's always some crap when it comes to the current owners and Holdsworth is another example, he may be PD's man but the idiots in charge went running to Day in the first place. Oh how i miss when they didn't own the club :(
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