The whole deal was structured around a c £150m rent deposit which gave 11 years cover.The bank grabbed it in 2010 so it was doomed to short term failure.
The fact is it’s now flourishing.
The parallel with Carlisle is the stadium can be built was some financial engineering but it needs Council support.I don’t disagree on the club finances-I have been a critic of the Curle regime for a long while.
My view is based around sorting the stadium issue out before speculating elsewhere.Otherwise you are potentially building on sand
“We can’t rush into something”.— BBC Sport Cumbria (@bbccumbriasport) October 14, 2021
Here’s some of what Carlisle United’s director of football David Holdsworth had to say at today’s media briefing.
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"The new manager must have the ability to lift this group, and he must know the group."
Interesting that he must know the group. I would think that will put Gavin Skelton in with a really good chance if he wants it.
I thought he spoke well tbh and confirmed what many of us thought - in that the manager identifies the players and DH sorts out the contracts as a go between to prevent PD/The Board being ripped off/taken for a ride by players and their agents.
I guess the problems arise if the manager keeps identifying players and the powers that be keep telling him they can't afford them. Nothing has been said by Beech on that score and probably that is not surprising with him being inexperienced and new to management-would likely have been a different story with a Curle or Sheridan!
And so what if he mentioned a particular player to Beech, he could presumably have said no.
Therefore if the players suddenly stop performing as they appear to have done from where they were some 9 months or so ago, it has to come down to the manager - unless there was some sort of bonus system which was reneged upon!
It did sound as if GS has a good chance of taking on the managers role if the players decide to perform over the next 3 games or so!