Rumour or hope?

Iron Bru Forums Blast Furnace Rumour or hope?

  • Author
    Posts
  • #282288
    ironkingironking
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: October 8, 2014
    Topics: 70

    Rumours of a board meeting to discuss Mr D,s future yesterday, more rumours of a board meeting with Mr D today?

    Rumours of cancelled evening functions by LT and Mr D later this evening

    Or are we just being hopeful?

    If the board do not act to stop the rot on the pitch, the goodwill and support they have thus far enjoyed may not last.

    #282291
    fans6464
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: February 14, 2015
    Topics: 418

    I think most sensible fans feel the frustration but also see the financial predicament there is in sacking a coach with a contract, thankfully this one has a set term .Rumours are just that ,rumours. They may will turn into facts .It’s pretty clear to me that the best course of action would be to announce his leaving at the end of the season. install a caretaker on a trial basis who may take it without a pay rise ? Then upgrade him/her when the Dean contract ends? As some like Dean,it’s fair to let him go gardening with a thank you and no hard feelings

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #282292
    IronaweIronawe
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 31, 2013
    Topics: 38

    Local trusted journo seems to know something is going on. If a new person is coming in then the first game on paper looks an easy one or do the board wait and do we waste another game on these tactics (which aren’t working and aren’t changing). Had a dream last night that ACG came back, although Jonny Bairstow was playing for us as well so don’t hold much hope out

    #282293
    Rene ArtoisRene Artois
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: September 18, 2023
    Topics: 127

    Hopefully gardening leave:

    Rumours – Time(x) will tell:

    Whatever will be, will be:

    Whatever will Eminem:

    #282297
    Rene ArtoisRene Artois
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: September 18, 2023
    Topics: 127

    Local trusted journo seems to know something is going on. If a new person is coming in then the first game on paper looks an easy one or do the board wait and do we waste another game on these tactics (which aren’t working and aren’t changing). Had a dream last night that ACG came back, although Jonny Bairstow was playing for us as well so don’t hold much hope out

    If Jimbob’s still at the helm of HMS Ranaground then Saturday’s game at Doldrum Park is going to be an embarrassment.

    #282306
    SideriteSiderite
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 12, 2014
    Topics: 75

    Radio silence across social media yesterday, so it may well be that something is happening.

    #282318
    Rene ArtoisRene Artois
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: September 18, 2023
    Topics: 127

    Radio silence across social media yesterday, so it may well be that something is happening.

    Radio Silence – I saw Mr D for the first time way back in 1982:

    #282325
    PaulSanfran49
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 23, 2013
    Topics: 67

    Don’t wish the sack on anyone but the whole picture has to be looked at.

    Since Michelle and her board took over everyone has helped as much as they can, attending matches, doing the new monthly draw, buying merchandise from the shop, attending race nights. If supporters perceive player disinterest they want to know why and how can it change. If it continues the revenue will reduce and gates will suffer.

    Huge decision ahead.

    4 users thanked author for this post.
    #282336
    FerriteFerrite
    Participant
    Online
    Registered On: December 23, 2013
    Topics: 98

    Are we really that fickle as a fanbase?

    #282339
    sufc.not.on.toursufc_not_on_tour
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 23, 2013
    Topics: 28

    IMG-0224

    #282345
    PaulSanfran49
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 23, 2013
    Topics: 67

    24 hours is a long time in football. But it is a huge decision with varied scenarios to consider such as Caretaker Team from within, Outsider for short term, Negotiate with someone at another club but may have to wait until season end to announce.

    Big decision and there are many things that could speed up or slowdown any change.

    #282346
    IronaweIronawe
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 31, 2013
    Topics: 38

    Sounds like we may be sticking with this magic formula for the short term. Let’s see how these full time professionals play against a team who are devoid of belief.

    #282351
    AwaywegoAwaywego
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: June 20, 2017
    Topics: 154

    Its only the same financial predicament as paying any of the injured players till the end of the season it’s in their and his contracts

    #282359
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 27, 2013
    Topics: 87

    It appears we have Dean until the end of the season. Telling you all now, this is going to backfire spectacularly.

    “There are currently No plans to do so ahead of Saturday’s trip to Bishop Stortford”

    We’ll probably play awful, scrape a win and this shit is going to continue.

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #282361
    SODIronSODIron
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: July 8, 2014
    Topics: 21

    After the last few days I feel JD is a zombie manager. He hasn’t been sacked, but everyone from Scunny Bunny, to the groundsman, to the players, the supporters know that it’s just a matter of time.

    This will undermine whatever respect the players had for him, and make his job so much more difficult.

    #282362
    IronaweIronawe
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 31, 2013
    Topics: 38

    We’re not getting promoted with Dean. The board may be too concerned with off field matters to focus on this, I don’t know but this will backfire – maybe the old sporting adage of giving them one too many not one too few games is where they’re at

    2 users thanked author for this post.
    #282363
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 27, 2013
    Topics: 87

    Look, Dean has had enough time now and he’s proved he’s not good enough. Michelle and co look like they’re giving him until the end of the season.

    Very, very dangerous mindset to have because we’ll sink in the play off’s.

    2 users thanked author for this post.
    #282364
    IronaweIronawe
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 31, 2013
    Topics: 38

    Maybe the board are not concerned with another season in this league.
    I don’t know how much more of this standard of football and officiating I could take.

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #282367
    cassidystashcassidystash
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: January 4, 2014
    Topics: 98

    Based on what I’ve seen this league is the one our players are equipped for. However nobody deserves the standard of officiating we’ve had to endure. When we were a “small” team playing “big” teams they always seemed to get the benefit of decisions, why doesn’t that work in NLN?

    #282372
    Iron-aweIron-awe
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: June 21, 2017
    Topics: 11

    Based on what I’ve seen this league is the one our players are equipped for. However nobody deserves the standard of officiating we’ve had to endure. When we were a “small” team playing “big” teams they always seemed to get the benefit of decisions, why doesn’t that work in NLN?

    I think cass because the refs back then in the EFL knew what they were doing (wink wink) , this lot clearly don’t know how to referee full stop.

    #282373
    Rene ArtoisRene Artois
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: September 18, 2023
    Topics: 127

    Maybe the Board have done the cost / benefit analysis of promotion and have calculated that it’s financially sounder to remain in NLN.
    I have being thinking this for a while now.

    #282379
    cassidystashcassidystash
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: January 4, 2014
    Topics: 98

    If so, the players have certainly taken the idea on board and are giving their full support.

    2 users thanked author for this post.
    #282385
    AwaywegoAwaywego
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: June 20, 2017
    Topics: 154

    Surprised no one is asking for a statement from the club, Dean or the players, if Swanny was still in charge people would want one.
    Guess no one question the great Michelle, in she we trust.

    #282386
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: May 8, 2017
    Topics: 94

    They are asking the like on the Facebook page awaywego. Latest is someone suggesting that every player writes what’s really going on and signs it, in their own blood.

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #282387
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
    Moderator
    Offline
    Registered On: January 3, 2014
    Topics: 64

    Well we need a reaction from someone after Tuesday.

    If it’s not forthcoming from the ownership then it will have to be from the coaching and playing staff.

    #282388
    TheJuryeffsOutTheJuryeffsOut
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: April 1, 2023
    Topics: 9

    What is the right call for the club to make now ?
    Could another manager get these players to stay second in the league and have a chance of winning the playoffs or do they write this season off now by leaving things alone and risk losing a lot of revenue between now and the end of the season ?

    #282391
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 27, 2013
    Topics: 87

    or do they write this season off now by leaving things alone and risk losing a lot of revenue between now and the end of the season ?

    It will be more than a risk, it will become a reality. A large section of fans “me included” have had it with Dean and the longer this is left the more and more they will become frustrated with the management, Michelle e.t.c for allowing it to carry on.

    This will become a harsh reality and I can’t see it taking much longer. Once Michelle leaves this all to play out she’s literally throwing away all the good work this season and people won’t have it.

    They have all asked for us all to pull together and that we have all done. No chance in hell people are going to let this season slide without seeing ambition in wanting to gain promotion.

    Michelle needs to explain the situation via a statement. My fear is they’re banking on us beating a completely shite Bishops Stortford side to then give Dean their full backing with a boat load of positive claptrap to follow.

    I have a feeling this isn’t going to end well.

    2 users thanked author for this post.
    #282398
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
    Moderator
    Offline
    Registered On: January 3, 2014
    Topics: 64

    If Michelle comes out and gives JD the old “vote of confidence” we know how that usually ends.

    #282399
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 27, 2013
    Topics: 87

    Well if they let this play out they’re virtually chucking the season in because no hope in hell we’re going to make it out the play offs. That’s if indeed we even make them !

    Michelle and co need to do something shortly. They can’t keep quiet in the background letting this continue, surely ?

    #282400
    ironfromafarironfromafar
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: October 10, 2021
    Topics: 16

    Based on what I’ve seen this league is the one our players are equipped for. However nobody deserves the standard of officiating we’ve had to endure. When we were a “small” team playing “big” teams they always seemed to get the benefit of decisions, why doesn’t that work in NLN?

    I think cass because the refs back then in the EFL knew what they were doing (wink wink) , this lot clearly don’t know how to referee full stop.

    The refs have been consistently total gash in this league .. its proven week in week out , prime example the guy against Chester was having a blinder until the red card n then lost the plot missing 2 stone wall pens in the latter stages.

    Maybe the Board have done the cost / benefit analysis of promotion and have calculated that it’s financially sounder to remain in NLN.
    I have being thinking this for a while now.

    Could well be true Rene … lets face it if we were lucky to go up how would we get on the the NL with this bunch.

    What is the right call for the club to make now ?
    Could another manager get these players to stay second in the league and have a chance of winning the playoffs or do they write this season off now by leaving things alone and risk losing a lot of revenue between now and the end of the season ?

    Real tough call for the BovD TJO .. Saturday JD must know hes in the last chance saloon so come 5pm im sure things will be clearer.. loose hes gotta be gone win he stays to fight another day ..then there is the real prospect of a draw and what then ?????

  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.