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?!
1 month ago
Looking forward to DH’s Press Conference appearance today…

:p
1 month ago
Morning Marko

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


Whats the cost of a stadium? £30m? Selling Pioneer wouldn't raise that much. We can't even raise £200k for Zanzala. Unless someone comes out the woodwork it's not realistic. I agree it woud be great to get it resolved but its just not currently doable. Only option is The Philip Day Arena, currently.
1 month ago
Before game on Saturday the Barrow pundits were saying Zanzala is back in the team . He goes missing in games too much and needs to bring more to the team .
Some said that last season so maybe that may have a bearing on why the extra wasn't offered as he was offered what they thought he was worth and not what Zanzala thought . Bradford obviously agreed .
1 month ago
We can't even raise £200k for Zanzala.


In what way?
1 month ago
Looking forward to DH’s Press Conference appearance today…

:p


What time is it at?
1 month ago
We can't even raise £200k for Zanzala.


In what way?


Signing on fee
1 month ago
Holdsworth press conference bingo:

"This club is in a very good place"

"The ridiculous bonus scheme is a thing of the past"

Any more?
1 month ago
If you seriously think we should be paying out £200k Signing-On Fee’s on top of Wages in L2 then your crackers Marko!

Say we offered a 2yr deal, that’s roughly £2k a week ON TOP of a similar wage likely!

Madness…
1 month ago
Something along the lines of:

With respect I then have to do what I do, which is get the best value for money, opportunity and scenario for Carlisle United

Love’s that kind of sentence does DH! :)
1 month ago
He has spoken:

Marko - bang goes your argument that all decisions are made by Holdsworth and Clibbens - DH has stated today that after the manager shortlist has been drawn up, it will go to a vote, including the board.
Also, in my opinion, worrying that they would strongly consider Skelton if he won 3 games. Isn't what they did to Kavanagh, and we know how that ended. Skelton is not the man for me.
1 month ago
"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 don't pick the players."

"If it was my team, it would be a completely different set-up."


So our illustrious Director of Failure claims to have zero influence on the players chosen coming into the club - what an absolute joke.

JUST F OFF HOLDSWORTH.
1 month ago
Not defending DH but it’s been stated numerous times that CB picked the Players, then DH attempts to bring them in.

The Coach then coaches and the DoF does the business side. That’s how it works?!

(Apart from Dinzeyi :) )
1 month ago
Could of swore DH said he was the one who identified Dinzeyi through his contacts and that one was down to him.

I mean, CB picking the players could be - DH: I've found this lad, he looks like he has real potential, what you think? CB: well i've got no [censored] defenders, get him in.

Is that CB picking his players?
1 month ago


(Apart from Dinzeyi :) )


Is that mods abusing the edit feature?
1 month ago
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!
1 month ago
Were any comments made or questions asked about whether the new manager will be permitted to add to the squad?
1 month ago
Lots of it 'as expected' and echo one or two others views that he speaks well - I always feel that he's a switched on, honest and intelligent guy whenever I hear him interviewed. Was gracious about Beech, which I think was the right thing to do - the man was clearly a nice bloke with some good ideas, it had just gone wrong and he didn't have a fix.

I didn't infer as much as others on Skelton, just felt like he said what he needed to say to keep him motivated and on side.

One thing I did find weird was him hanging unnamed players out to dry over 'trust issues' and letting Beech down. I think we can all see that a few senior pros, and possibly even new players, have looked frustrated or 'gone missing' in the last few weeks, but can't see how a DoF saying that provides much motivation to them in the short term. Felt very, very odd.
1 month ago
It will be interesting to find out if all the current BoD have a vote on who the new manager is. If I was a new incoming owner the last thing I would want is to allow the previous disastrous regime dictating who my new manager was. I suspect they will all gat a vote because I think none of them are going anywhere. Just a share shuffle to get the horsemen off the hook and PD ensuring he gets any future cash bonanzas.
1 month ago
"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.


ie must use the same agents as me so we are singing from the same hymm sheet, now pass me the brown en :p allegedly
1 month ago
It doesn’t take a lot for some of us to be soft-soaped does it?

“Speaks well” isn’t going to keep us up.
1 month ago
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!

Does that mean he is not a DoF then TSW. That would just make him an administrator/contracts man.
Most clubs DoF set the parameters (such as style) for the club for the manager to implement, as the DoF is meant to be a long term appointment at the club and the manager is usually much less permanent. The theory of having a DoF is to stop each new manager wanting to rip things up and start again with his own players in each time they get a job.
I personally think it is just him trying to avoid scrutiny, as usual, however well he speaks. It is getting cleaer and cleaer he is a PD/EWM/Purepay employee in all but name, and is not going anywhere while the debt is owed.
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