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  • #201070
    IronaweIronawe
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    No middle of the road questions, no questions about catering, shops, new ground, you have to ask the awkward questions in your Swann interview. The future league status of this club is the only priority

    No accepting COVID as an excuse that affects no-one else
    Press him on matters such as recruitment
    Press him on the land – if the club folds what will he do with the land. (his words – we’ve only got until March potentially without further help)
    Ask him why he thought bringing in his son as chief scout was ever the answer – as Rob said on RH nobody is buying his BS about Cox wanting him.
    Ask him why he thinks they know more about football than football people
    Ask him if HE actually watched Jarvis, Loft, Hippolyte, Spence, Cordner, Vincent, play.
    How did he get to his assessment of pace energy excitement. If he truly believes this (presumably he think Trump won the election)then ask him why the fans are watching the worst performances in the clubs history
    ask him how long Scunthorpe have been a league club
    ask him what specific lessons did he learn when he said he had learnt lessons

    Apologies for the rant but I am genuinely concerned for the future of this football club now.

    #201072
    forever ironforever iron
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    He needs to act now and do whatever it takes to keep us in the league.

    #201074
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Good post IA.

    Brad/Matt/Matt should just email Swann your OP.

    #201080
    IRONINTHEBLOODIRONINTHEBLOOD
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    Ironawe not a rant mate ,you are 100% spot on.Swann and his bullshit will see us relegated without a doubt.The club will go bust and he will sell the land.

    #201081
    waltersleftfootwaltersleftfoot
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    Great rant IA I have supported the Iron since 1961 when we finished 9th I believe in the old Div 2 so I have seen some dross but what is being served up now is absolute garbage one man to blame Swann

    #201083
    alcazaralcazar
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    Excellent post from IA.
    But the chances of those questions getting asked, I’d put at 50/50.
    The chances of Swann answering any, somewhere around 0%.

    Waste of everyone’s time.

    #201097
    BottesfordIrons5North Lincolnshire Irons
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    Dont apologise for the rant Ironawe. Its not a rant its pure facts. I agree with absolutely every statement you have made. In my oinion Swann is unfit to run any football league club and him and his family should do the decent thing and sell their shares and leave.

    My husband and i have been supporters of our Club since 1958 and my father long before that. This is the worst team i have seen wear Scunthorpe United shirts and this in my opinion is the absolute worst this Club has been run in all that time. The only way it is being run now is into the ground by a Chairman and his family, who in my opinion havent the slightest idea regarding football on and off the pitch. Nor do they understand how to treat supporters with respect and value.

    I cannot believe how our Club has gone so downhill since the departure of Steve Wharton, our previous Chairman, during his tenure we had great success with promotions and several trips to Wembley and many good cup-tie runs. When Peter Swann first came here he said Steve Wharton had run the Club as a hobby. Well yes he treated it as his hobby too and went to all home and away matches, always applauded the players off the pitch and his heart was in Scunthorpe United. But also he was a very shrude businessman and wouldnt have allowed us to have the debt hanging over our Club which we have now.

    These are very worrying times for Scunthorpe United supporters who value our league status and it shouldnt be allowed for one family to destroy our Club.

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    #201185
    FerriteFerrite
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    When Peter Swann first came here he said Steve Wharton had run the Club as a hobby

    That was one of the first statements that put me off Swann, I thought it was incredibly disrespectful to the previous owner given that, whatever you think of Wharton, he had just overseen the most successful few years in the club’s history. Whatever Peter Swann thought privately, and he may well have had good reasons to back up his comment, I don’t understand why he would put it on the record.

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    #201196
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    When Peter Swann first came here he said Steve Wharton had run the Club as a hobby

    That was one of the first statements that put me off Swann, I thought it was incredibly disrespectful to the previous owner given that, whatever you think of Wharton, he had just overseen the most successful few years in the club’s history. Whatever Peter Swann thought privately, and he may well have had good reasons to back up his comment, I don’t understand why he would put it on the record.

    The one thing that came through in all those player podcast interviews was the respect the players had for Mr Wharton. Would the same response be forthcoming regarding Mr Swann.

    #201200
    BucksironBucksiron
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    I very rarely post on this site now but given where things stand feel it is right to do so before Swann’s talk this evening.

    I always backed Wharton while he was the owner and have been one of the few to back Swann 100% since he arrived. I will continue to back him but must say the following:

    1. I feel completely let down by what’s happening at the club. The managerial merry-go-round has been a disaster and contributed enormously to where we are now, for which Swann has to accept 100% responsibility.

    2. Swann cannot blame supporters for venting their feelings. I’ve disagreed with the moaners and groaners on numerous occasions but understand their frustrations completely — I feel them myself. Supporters deserve to know that Swann remains 100% committed to the club and will continue to provide the financial support necessary for it to survive, with the immediate priority to remain in the league.

    3. We know that covid has changed everything and made financial planning extremely difficult but supporters deserve to know that Swann has a plan to turn the club’s fortunes around.

    I’ve never agreed with those who knock the club in the past and I won’t be starting now. Finding problems is the easiest thing in the world — it’s solving them that’s difficult; and while I understand supporters’ feelings I also appreciate it won’t be easy for Swann, especially at the moment.

    I do, therefore, remain 100% in support of the club and the owner. He needs to learn from past mistakes and do everything possible not to repeat them. In the meantime he must provide the resources necessary to get us out of the appalling situation we find ourselves in.

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    #201201
    waltersleftfootwaltersleftfoot
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    Agree with a lot you say but Sorry Bucks but he will never learn

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    A question of Devil’s advocate here for Bucks. What do you say to those who think that ridding us of Swann is the best or only way to solve the situation?

    This is not my opinion, to reiterate, and I am concerned that those who call for Swann to be gone are not considering the risks of having no interest from a party that is desirable.

    #201219
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    I do, therefore, remain 100% in support of the club and the owner. He needs to learn from past mistakes and do everything possible not to repeat them.

    I share a similar sentiment to the majority of your post, however where we
    Differ is the above quotation.

    You can’t learn from mistakes when you hold no accountability and search for exterior motives for what’s going wrong.
    For example: tonight’s podcast I expect
    Blame to be shifted on Covid in some
    Degree or any suitable reason that fits.

    #201220
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    1. I feel completely let down by what’s happening at the club. The managerial merry-go-round has been a disaster and contributed enormously to where we are now, for which Swann has to accept 100% responsibility.

    What does accepting 100% responsibility actually mean? Or rather, what does it look like in terms of concrete actions rather than just talk?

    Also, given all you have said about your concerns about the position of the club & prospects for it, why does the owner retain your support?

    #201222
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    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.

    #201223
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Plenty of football club owners find themselves in similar situations.

    But only three of them are below us!

    #201229
    FerriteFerrite
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    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

    Personally, I would put Wilcox, Alexander, McCall & Hurst on the list of managers I’d liked to have seen stay in recent years.

    #201231
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    Bloody hell ferrite, Wilcox and McCall?

    #201232
    GurnelistaGurnelista
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    Sounds out of his depth and clutching at straws. He signs a manager with no management experience, and approves his decision to hire Swann junior, who also has no experience, but ‘has a plan to get the club into the Championship’. Yet, he can’t put his finger on why performances have been so poor.

    I’m sure he means well, but I really don’t think he’s able to see the error of his ways, and while he’s surrounded by ‘yes men’, nobody will tell him.

    Should he go? Got to be careful what you wish for in these straitened times, as has often been said. Some would say it couldn’t get any worse, tho’.

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    #201236
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    We’d have stayed up if McCall had stayed I reckon because we literally couldn’t have finished the season worse.

    As for Wilcox, put it this way: I was much more on Jeff Stelling’s side!

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    chiefphotoDavid
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    Two hours to say COVID and no preseason.

    #201243
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    The hosts don’t help matters. I appreciate all the hard work Matt puts in with this site and the twitter page but he and the others could have made it a bit more challenging for him.

    Some of those questions sent in were cracking….non got asked though. Time is an issue but even still, ask a few of the difficult one’s.

    That’s the last one I’m wasting my time listening to.

    Damp squib.

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    #201247
    IronaweIronawe
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    disappointed with the lack of challenge to some of Swann’s nonsense. Understand they have to he careful but the guy is wrapped up in his own self importance to see whats happening to the club.

    He’s a walking contradiction and thinks Jarvis is a footballer showing promise – I think Swann would have Harold Shipman in charge of vaccinations

    #201254
    BigLeftToeBigLeftToe
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    We all know the reasons why we are where we are:

    Shit decision making at the top.
    Shit manager.
    Shit coaches.
    Shit players.

    It really is as simple as that. We don’t need Swann to tell us, he can keep spouting “Covid” and “no pre season” as much as he wants. He’s only making himself look even more deluded.

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