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  • #204241
    IronaweIronawe
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    The state of our Chairman…
    Can’t play two up top because of COVID
    Having a go at the old boy season ticket holder
    Covid only affects Scunny
    The guy just makes it up as he goes along
    Not forgetting the standard veiled threat about ‘I could’ve walked away’

    Do us all a favour and carry it out.

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    #204242
    IRONINTHEBLOODIRONINTHEBLOOD
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    He might as well piss off,he has lost any passion he had for the club.weve heard it all ,new ground,refurb ground,flats,u23 failed team ,crap manager,crap team,condones boring football.

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    #204244
    SharpShooter24Sharp_Shooter24
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    Really poor!!

    Might as well just play the previous interviews as it’s always the same old stuff churned out

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    #204245
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    All he does is blame covid. Does he not realise that every other club are suffering with the constraints too ?

    Olomola is fit and he isn’t being played. No excuse setting up like that, it’s unacceptable….simple as

    Very non committal on the better players signing new deals as well so as I predicted, McGahey, eisa, Karacan and Gillead will all be off.

    How can this style of football be defended ?

    So it’s a new season next season…if Cox is playing this negatively now, is he going to get players in who are better than Gillead, Eisa and Karacan to enable us to play more expansive ?

    I highly doubt it.

    No excuse….Stick Olomola upfront with Loft, in a 4/4/2 with Gillead and Eisa/Green out wide and at least give it a go.

    Sorry, I’m just not convinced with cox at all.

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    #204247
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    I’d rather he said nowt. It was the same after the last Bru podcast with him.

    Even the tone of the voice is depressing.

    Don’t want to hear excuses, just want to see some decent performances to finish the season.

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    #204248
    IronaweIronawe
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    Swann doesn’t want oven ready footballers he wants more KDT Mooney Jarvis types who are unproven and absolute garbage.

    Stunning business model

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    #204252
    alcazaralcazar
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    I’m saying nowt.
    If I mention told you do, Deerey starts crying.
    If I say Swann should go, I either get asked who would replace him, get told no-one will, or get told I’m just a Swann hater.

    So I’ll leave it to those allowed to comment.
    But my thanks above will leave no-one in doubt as to my feelings.

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    #204258
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    ‘I’ll leave it to those allowed to comment.’

    Aww, shall we get the violins out? 😂

    #204260
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    To be fair Alcazar has been pretty much spot on. This is absolutely shocking what’s going on at the minute down at GP.

    I don’t get why Swann keeps giving interviews in which he blames covid for everything. All the other clubs have experienced similar problems with it.

    If all he’s going to do is blame that all the time, he may as well not say anything. I want honesty, not the same old excuses.

    Not interested.

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    #204265
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    All true, and knocking the elderly season ticket holder who said it would be his last season, was a particularly cheap shot.

    The chairman claims everyone’s been ‘working so hard’ and blames Covid, but as other say above, this is the same at all clubs, yet their fans haven’t had to put up with dismal performances season after season.

    As has been said before, it’s not just the league position, it’s the repeatedly dull performances which are driving fans away, coupled with management that doesn’t seem to give a fig about the fans.

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    #204274
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Not disputing anything Alcy says or has said before on the matter and never have done. But if anyone thinks there hasn’t been plenty of others saying similar things for years then they’ve got selective memories. Thing is, quite a few of those posters aren’t around anymore so it’s easy to forget. I saw someone posted something about needing a marketing drive to get fans back but that it probably won’t happen. Indeed, pigs might fly. The probability of it not happening speaks volumes.

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    #204277
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    I think the Chairman could have handled the reply about the old fan who’s been going since 1948 a lot better.
    But does nt this sum up how the fans are treated at Glanny Park and shows the real attitude between the Club and the Fans.
    Instead of the reply he gave would nt a good PR answer of been something like ‘ I m sorry how you feel at the moment especially after supporting the Club for over 70 years. Please come as the Clubs guest at the first game back ‘

    #204280
    alcazaralcazar
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    ‘I’ll leave it to those allowed to comment.’

    Aww, shall we get the violins out? 😂

    Boo boo, I’m just a replica pistol and can’t help myself…

    #204281
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    🙄

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    #204308
    SODIronSODIron
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    I missed the interview with Swann as I chose to walk my dog instead (no that’s not a euphemism for something else) but I suspect it went along the lines of “Covid, developing squad, one for the future”.

    To me last night’s performance highlights just how far we have fallen over the last few seasons. When Swann and co. arrived at Scunthorpe they made promises of a new ground, entertaining football, and all played at the Championship level. Whilst we did briefly flirt with the playoffs in L1, the decline over the last few seasons has been truly dreadful.

    I guess he can say that now we no longer play at Glanford Park that he did deliver a new stadium, albeit in name only…but what we’ve witnessed over the last couple of seasons is very far from entertaining, let alone the standard of the Championship.

    I actually feel sorry for Cox, even the most experienced of manager would struggle to polish the turd that has become Scunthorpe United. There is no cohesion in the squad. Players make simple mistakes match-after-match, and there is scant evidence to suggest that things are going to be any better next season.

    I suppose one thing has been good for us this season. The fact that there have been no fans allowed into the stadiums has meant the players are becoming accustomed to playing in empty grounds. This’ll come in handy next season when we’re back at sub 3,000 home fans.

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    #204346
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    Just had this email: –

    “As a thank you for taking part in the club’s survey and leaving your details, we are pleased to enclose a unique discount code for you to get 20% off when you shop online at sufcshop.com before the end of this weekend.”

    The end of this weekend? Wow that’s just four days away, so I’d better get a wiggle on if I’m going to get a discount on “soon to be last season’s” replica shirts.

    Oh, hang on I missed the small print: –

    “Excludes some sale items and p&p.”

    A four-day discount FFS! I mean, come on Peter!

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    #204350
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    I think the Chairman could have handled the reply about the old fan who’s been going since 1948 a lot better.
    But does nt this sum up how the fans are treated at Glanny Park and shows the real attitude between the Club and the Fans.
    Instead of the reply he gave would nt a good PR answer of been something like ‘ I m sorry how you feel at the moment especially after supporting the Club for over 70 years. Please come as the Clubs guest at the first game back ‘

    As I say about the humberside statements / interviews or the Iron Bru podcasts he does not talk TO the fans he talks AT them ! There is a huge difference.

    He goes on about what he has spent, don’t think he has ever admitted how much the club has wasted on some players ! Just some to look at Vose, Margetts, Hallam, Olomola – doesn’t say who got them so wrong. There is no point calling in because it is a waste of time.

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    #204351
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    Would anybody mind posting a link to the interview ?

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    #204367
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    I have been fairly supportive of Swann but the interview on RH was pathetic as he seemed to be OK with everything but we all know it isn’t

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    #204371
    KeadbyIronKeadbyIron
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    Would anybody mind posting a link to the interview ?

    https://t.co/fTSpC2zgpK

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    #204372
    bartonscorpionbartonscorpion
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    Hi guys, I have had a couple of Bru / Scunny fans call me today suggesting that I am the ‘old codger’ that cropped up on the Mr Swann interview on Tuesday, I think that this is not the case, because I have been attending Scunny’s matches since 1951 (not1949), and I think the age of 90 was stated, I wish the fan the best, but I will be 80 in two weeks time, so a bit to go to catch up!!!, maybe it was supposed to be me, with a couple of errors being made ha ha!

    I also have stated on here that I shall not be renewing my long term season ticket, even though I have some good friends that sit near me, it is simply because I am not enjoying what is being servedup up on the field, and with this bloody 5-4-1 system that has been adopted at GP, what’s the point of going!!!! This does not men that I will not atten any matches, but that I will select an odd game, just because The Iron are in my blood, but good luck to any season ticket holder that does renew their tickets, and I wish them and the club all the best.

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    #204376
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    What exactly did Swann say about the man who’s been supporting the Iron since 1947?

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    What exactly did Swann say about the man who’s been supporting the Iron since 1947?

    The guy said he was fed up, that this team was the worst he’d seen in his time and that this year’s season ticket would be his last. Swann’s response was “what can you do”, followed up by defending his position and saying something along the lines of “if you don’t want to buy a season ticket then that’s your choice but be grateful there’s still a club to support”.

    Now, despite my views about our chairman, I’m actually pretty sympathetic to his position at the moment. It clearly has been very difficult running a football club at the moment and it must really grate to hear complaints from fans when you know how hard you’ve been working behind the scenes.

    However, in what other business would you get the CEO being so publicly dismissive of complaints from customers? It just wouldn’t happen or, if it did, the business would end up going the way of Ratner’s.

    What I would have liked to hear was some positivity, no matter how hard that is to find at the moment, some hope for the future, some recognition that complaints might be valid even if you don’t agree with them, some engagement and recognition that the fans are going to be crucial to getting us through this crisis. It doesn’t matter if Swann doesn’t believe that, in situations like this the message is crucial. Especially after just telling us how important it is to get fans through the gates next season!

    For example, can you imagine Nigel Adkins talking about the fans in this way? Of course not, he’d have talked for 5 minutes about “controlling the controllables”, “little old Scunny” and by the end of it you’d be convinced we were going to win the league next season in front of 8,000 fans every week. That’s the sort of positivity we need right now!

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    #204402
    bartonscorpionbartonscorpion
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    I think that when Mr Swann stated that he had many reasons to turn his back on the club, but hadn’t done so, which sounded as if the supporter had no real reason to say that, and should stick with them.

    I think that when Mr Swann stated that he had done all that he possibly could for the club, was not what fans wanted to hear, the one thing that he could do was invite Cox into his office and INSTRUCT him to get the team to entertain the fans now that we are safe, and to shelve this one up front defensive rubbish that he has instilled into the team.

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    #204404
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    It must really grate to hear complaints from fans when you know how hard you’ve been working behind the scenes.

    I worked really hard to make a full-size chocolate teapot, only to be told it wasn’t fit for purpose.

    Some people complain just for the sake of it.

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    The thing that struck me was that PS was less convincing than previously that we wouldn’t get relegated !
    It’s good he has kept the club afloat but his interview was a poor marketing effort, and his response to Whitton Iron was a real faux pas.

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    #204412
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    It was the most deflated I’ve heard him on an interview and doesn’t fill me with confidence moving forward.

    The response to the season ticket holder was a poor listen, I don’t necessarily agree with the complaint but you have to at least acknowledge their opinion and offer an argument to come back.

    It reminds me of the max bell book incident, another PR own goal.

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    Lets be right the Chairman has scored quite a few PR own goals in his time at GP, from promising the earth ground wise, promotion wise , to stopping fans bringing a drink into the ground particularly during winter, moaning that fans have food and drink outlets to use, instead which in reality are poorly stocked, poorly run and understaffed to the point of being 6th in the queue at halftime and still not getting served before the 2nd half kicks off. He throws in the odd ” blame me I can take it ” routine during some interviews but its not convincing and in reality its everyone elses fault but his. Listen Mr Chairman, you are in charge and the buck does stop with you, same as 127,000 Covid deaths stops at Johnsons door, thats the reality of being top dog, glory when or if it goes right and an arse kicking if it doesn’t.

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    #204414
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    I’m not entirely sure what anyone expected Swann to say. The fact is he tells things as he sees them, which isn’t great from a PR perspective but if nothing else is pretty honest.

    I can’t disagree with anyone who is unhappy with his response to the old supporter. Again from a PR perspective it’s the last thing he should be saying. At the same time the guy is human and must be as fed-up with things as everybody else.

    Of course the buck stops with him, but in the current circumstances I don’t think anyone can blame him about using the covid situation. Given his business he’ll have taken a massive hit over the past 12 months; and while he’s clearly far more fortunate than many he will still have had a difficult time.

    I strongly suspect he’s found running the club far more difficult than he imagined. While I do understand why many are very unhappy with him — I’m not exactly chuffed to bits with how things are — I’m not convinced anyone else could do any better.

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    So what did you think of the lineup and performance on Tuesday night Bucks?

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