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    #201073
    BigLeftToeBigLeftToe
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    Who’s had the biggest influence in turning us from a team challenging in the League 1 playoffs to a team fighting for their Football League survival? You? The (many) managers? The players?

    #201075
    DarrynStampGoalMachineDarrynStampGoalMachine
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    How are you going to get us out of this mess.

    That’s the only question he needs asking.

    #201078
    IRONINTHEBLOODIRONINTHEBLOOD
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    When are you going to have a serious reality check,this team and manager are the worst in our league history even worse than the 1970,s era.I know because as a youngster I watched it,at least in them days the team had an attacking intent.Swanny what are you going to change to keep us up,let’s hope you just don’t bury your head in the sand.Actions speak louder than words.

    #201079
    cassidystashcassidystash
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    How have we ended up with such an oversized squad of largely sub-standard players?
    Who scouted/identified them?
    Who made the decision to sign them?
    Did you learn nothing from the signing of Dom Vose, Johnny Margetts, Clayton Lewis, Yasim El Mhanni, James Horsfield. (Feel free to add to the list, I know there are more)

    #201084
    cliffbyrnesrightpegCliff Byrne’s Right Peg
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    Why have we signed so many players? (Especially during Covid)

    Who do we blame for so many being sub-standard?

    What is the transfer policy?

    Is there a contingency for the club in non-league?

    #201088
    BottesfordIrons5North Lincolnshire Irons
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    I would like to ask Peter Swann. “When you first came and took over our Club Scunthorpe United did you feel that you had something to prove?”

    My reply to him will be that well he has certainly done that. He has proved himself unfit to run a football league club.

    #201089
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    Were the previous records of Jarvis and Turan checked before signing the pair of them on 2yr contracts ?

    Turan 80 games, 11 goals 2 of which were for Weston Super Mare.
    Jarvis 99 games, 18 goals 14 of which were scored for Basingstoke Town in the 2016-17 season.

    If they were checked…what was your reasoning for signing the pair of them ?

    Stick that to him…piss taking sod

    #201092
    harrismrh4marty303
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    1 At what point do you call it a day.
    2 What will you do when you leave you did say you would pay the debt.
    3 why is your son picking players for the club at the age of 21 he as no experience.
    4 the players don’t seem to be playing for the manager or they wouldn’t keep making the same mistakes each game.
    5 sort your mess out

    #201099
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    Would you be prepared to sell the club to the fans?

    #201103
    ironkingironking
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    Dear Earnest Pawn

    Having a track record of not listening to fans and actually challenging us to buy the club if we didn’t like the way you were running it.

    1) What made you listen to the supporters who demanded you sign a team full of young in-experienced players?

    2) Would you care to name those so called supporters?

    3) Failing to answer Q2 would you care to admit that your stock phrase is complete and utter cock and bull?

    4) Do you understand that among the many insults during your tenure that trying to blame the supporters for this latest faux pas is probably the greatest of those insults.

    5) Do you also understand that whilst some supporters are frightened for the future of their club without your wife’s money, a great many others are frightened for the future of their club with you in charge of the purse strings?

    6) Are you aware that the negatives against you now far far out way any positives?

    #201107
    IronfanIronfan
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    Assuming we still have a club. What will his strategy be for next season. Promotion back into the league at the first attempt or a season of consolidation with the bonus of more exciting and attacking football

    #201108
    bartonscorpionbartonscorpion
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    How can a club like ours afford to operate a squad of over 30 players and a management staff of over ten people, and why with half the season played, can we still be playing with out any League Two standard centre forwards or goal keepers?

    What is the point in having an under 23 team, when we have reched the middle of January and they have not played a handfull of games since September??.

    Who is to blame for bringingi all the sub standard players??.

    And I will ask the question that all our once club worshiping supporters are needing an answer to, at what point will you decide that the club is heading out of the football league after seventy years, and the present management that are in charge of the club of Cox, Wilcox, Lillis, Musselwhite and the club scouting leader need to be given a taxi out of our club, in fact there is enough dead wood to order a mini bus instead.

    #201116
    BigLeftToeBigLeftToe
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    Would any of your family members still be inclined to refer to fans who thought relegation was a distinct possibility as morons?

    #201129
    emmjayPeter Promise
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    I believe that there are some excellent questions above which accurately reflect supportersviews on Swanns tenure as chairman.
    I would ask that the people posing the questions to Swann ask them exactly as submitted,dont apologise for asking them,probe any bullshit answers,and dont kiss arse him.

    #201134
    chiefphotoDavid
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    If Mr Swann mentions reaching two play off semi finals while in League One will someone tell him to shut up, it means nothing!

    #201136
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Since Graham Alexander left you have appointed several managers with very different levels of experience and ability, yet all have produced the same poor results, and as yet none have seen out a full season. In fact each has been progressively poorer. The football we are seeing at present is arguably the worst since the club entered the league in 1950.

    Similarly we seem to be signing poorer players. Fans understand that we have a much smaller budget than in previous years, but the recruitment of four forwards (Loft, Jarvis, Turan & Mooney) with limited ability must now be seen as false economy. In hindsight would it not have been better to bring in a young hopeful like Mooney alongside an experienced L2 striker?

    #201138
    lesgeolesgeo
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    Do you ever insist that your managers should play positively rather than defensively?
    If not – why not?

    #201145
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    Whilst I appreciate the admaral efforts of the brew team with this and the podcasts and will be following the chat, you have to question the value of interviewing the prawn. His answers will be so predictable and he certainly won’t be divulging and secrets or details of anything new like names of incoming/outgoing players.
    The best thing he could say is that there will be a Paul Fox for sale board going up Tuesday morning, with an attachment say quick sale wanted.

    #201160
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Sadly I think both Vader & Alcazar (on the other thread) are right.

    We’ll no doubt get phrases like – “Look! I’m a fan like the rest. I hate to see us losing, of course I do. But …….”

    Covid, no money from the government, no fans in the stadium etc etc.

    Other clubs, some with a fan base smaller than ours are producing better football. Accrington, Rochdale, Newport, Forest bloody Green! So no excuses please.

    Nothing positive will be forthcoming, just a list of excuses and a failure to answer questions.

    Hope I’m wrong but I won’t hold my breath.

    #201178
    bartonscorpionbartonscorpion
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    Without him answering with excuses, can you please ask Mr Swann the simple question of “if he ever broaches the fact with Cox and all the other managers that have been employed at Scunthorpe, why they all start off by telling the supporters that they will be getting their players to play entertaining attacking football”, but they all set up the team, even when playing poor teams at home with one up front, and then play the most boring defensive rubbish seen in my case for 69 years. We get this week after week and it goes on and on with no one doing anything about it, the whole set up from managers, coaches, player scouts and actual players are a laughing stock.
    This is the worse team that I can ever remember since joining the league in 1950, and I have a really good memory!!!!

    #201181
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    I’ve always wondered what brought him to Scunthorpe United in the first place. He has often complained in the press about how being a chairman of a football club is really hard work & a thankless task, so why does he do it? What drives him and what does he get out of it?

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    One other question – does he regret not being able to make things work with Paul Hurst, given that things seemed to be going in the right direction at the time?

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    Which has priority, the Sands Venue Building in Blackpool, or the Sands Venue Stadium in Scunthorpe? It seems there are costly holdups with the former. Are you primarily a property developer/racehorse owner. or a football club owner/enthusiast?

    #201189
    forever ironforever iron
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    Peter the buck stops with you. We have 2 weeks left of the transfer window show us you are serious about keeping us in the league. S.O.S save our Scunthorpe. you can walk away we cannot. Get rid of some of the rubbish players and put your hand in your pocket and buy some strikers. Now is the time to show us supporters you mean business.

    #201191
    lesgeolesgeo
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    Please confirm that you are not hanging on, trying to avoid bringing in a striker and just sitting with fingers crossed that Kev and Fela will be back to repair all the damage.

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    bartonscorpionbartonscorpion
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    Whilst you are buying a striker, see if the same club have a goalkeeper they don’t want, any one will do as ours are both rubbish.

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    One other question – does he regret not being able to make things work with Paul Hurst, given that things seemed to be going in the right direction at the time?

    For many a man with wealth to use ownership of a sporting club or venture is seen as a symbol of prestige. Swann claims to be a football fan and in love with the game in podcasts made with Iron Bru previously. I believe him. I don’t doubt that he has interest in seeing Scunthorpe succeed, because his motive, in my opinion, is that he sees running a club as a worthwhile hobby in a sport he enjoys and as a means of reflected accomplishment on himself.

    Why did he come to Scunthorpe? He was at Gainsborough around this time and it was no longer succeeding, and we were a local club after new owners after Wharton wanted to retire. He saw opportunities with a league club for his own prestige and ground redevelopment/relocation.

    Obviously this didn’t come to pass, but I think he was genuine in his intention to move and redevelop. The problem was he promised more than he could deliver and put too much faith in the council and then burned bridges. I think he trusted himself too much to deliver his promises and they have failed, building up fan expectation, and leaving disappointment in the fanbase. He has since had to make cuts due to the failing of a push for the Championship and now coronavirus impacts. This has led to the bargain bin squad we largely have now, dressed up as an exciting attempt to grow young players from non-league into an accomplished team.

    I don’t it’s as cynical as Swann having no care for the club. I think he does, even if it is directly linked to seeing it do well to reflect him. The issue I think is that he was overly confident in his own abilities to deliver what he wanted, made a rod for his own back with too many sackings, often when doing well, and a poor understanding of football. It was ok when he was sailing high when times were good and he was willing to fund, such as with Alexander. After that he couldn’t find the right manager and panicked with a less than able squad and continuously sacked managers in a desperate attempt to revitalise, leaving squads which weren’t that of the manager of the time, making it unbalanced and with new signings coming in on the ever more cheap route.

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    How many of this seasons recruits were signed with the recommendation of our former Chief Scout – Mr LEE TURNBULL.

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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    After what he said about the previous owner, he had better not be running the club as a worthwhile hobby. More business like was how he wanted the club to be run under his leadership, increased debt, poor decision making regarding managers and players and disillusioned supporters doesn’t seem very business like to me. Quite ironic how the man accused of running the Iron as a hobby was far more successful in terms of results and appointing successful managers and left us less in debt then we are now. Swann might say the loans are his debt and not the club’s but he will want his money back someday, now that is a business like certainty.

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