Registered On: December 24, 2013
I don’t think Swann leaving will solve anything, BRI. That’s also why Swann retains my support, Ferrite. Be careful what you wish for.
Plenty of football club owners find themselves in similar situations. Running a football club is incredibly hard and even the best run clubs find themselves having problems. Look at Liverpool — the injuries they’ve had this season have cost them dearly even with the size and quality of squad they have. At the same time many Man Utd supporters want a different manager even though they’re top of the league — at least that’s what the big Man Utd fan that I know keeps telling me.
I don’t agree with a lot of things Swann’s done, especially his interference with transfers and the managerial merry-go-round. But I can’t think of a single manager the supporters weren’t glad to see the back of, mainly because of complaints around the “entertainment” on offer. Well, what I wouldn’t give to have a lack of entertainment right now to get a few decent results under our belts.
As for excuses, Cliff, I think Swann’s been pretty honest about accepting responsibility for the club’s plight; and of course covid’s had a massive impact, especially given much of his wealth is tied-up in hospitality.