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I think that Ernest will do 1 of 2 things :-
A) Act in an incompetent manner,pretend that covid is the root cause of everything and continue to tell everyone that we are a well run club.
B)Stun all the non believers by announcing a plethora of mouth watering signings all on the same day.
What do you think?
I did mine by Paypal on Monday and received an e mail from the trust later the same day.
He would have really rated Ernest then.
Putting the club up for sale is one thing,finding a buyer is another.
With the club in it
s current state on and off the pitch i cant see many people forming an orderly queue.
For me there have been no highs,just empty promises none of which have been realised.
When he came in Swann mocked the way the club was run under Wharton .
Yes Wharton did lack ambition but the club over achieved and i never once feared for its future.
After 3 years of trying to find a suitable buyer Wharton`s health forced him to sell and along came Swann .
Since then it has been a mixture of ego trip and incompetence.
Firstly running the club with the expenditure of a lower championship club and the income of a mid table league 2 club which was unsustainable.Sadly it took Swann 6 years to realise that by which time the club`s balance sheet was embarrasing.
Now he is blaming covid for everything and slashing the playing budget.
When he first came he said that if he left he would leave the club debt free.! actually believed that because i understand he did that at Gainsborough Trinity.
What he failed to tell us was that in exchange for that he would take ownership of the club`s fixed assets,an act which has signalled the end for me until he has gone assuming that there will still be a club in existence by then.
The blow of losing his job must have been softened for Russ by the glowing tribute paid to him by the chairman on the club`s website.
Yes but that was the year we did get relegated back to league 2 and he guaranteed it.
Surely this cannot be true as our open and honest chairman would have mentioned it in his response to criticism of him selling the clubs assets to his own company.
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t it the chairmans decision to make him captain?
Ernest has a lot to answer for.
Mick,does night follow day?
I completely agree with NLI.
I would like to know if the people who were asking the questions were allowed to select which questions they asked Swann.If not,who did?
N.I.A bit like the year Swann guaranteed that we would`t get relegated to league 2.Yet another of his statements which was wrong.
I believe that there are some excellent questions above which accurately reflect supporters
views on Swanns tenure as chairman.
I would ask that the people posing the questions to Swann ask them exactly as submitted,don
t apologise for asking them,probe any bullshit answers,and dont kiss arse him.
The financial results for Swann
s holding company Cool Silk Ltd. might go some way to answering both your question and the Irons decision to curtail spending.
In the year to June 2018 the company lost just over £8million and just over £14 million in the year to June 2019.
I would be surprised if the results for the year to June 2020 give much cause for celebration.
I couldn`t agree more with your sentiments Sharp Shooter.
Sadly,it would be a very brave or foolish person who would take on The Iron in the state that Swann has reduced it to given the current economic climate within football.
However,we can but hope for a knight in shining white armour to appear on the horizon and rid us of the incompetence that Swann has brought to the club.
The answer to your question Northumbiron is that Swann is in charge and he remains totally incompetant with everyone gradually descending to his level.
I bet he had to fight off stiff competion to land that job.
How many other people were interviewed?
We become more of a laughing stock every day.
When he left Gainsborough Trinity he did leave them debt free and he said he would do the same to The Iron if/when he left.Let`s hope that this is one of those rare occasions when what he says and what he does are one and the same.
Rob was superb.I agree with him 100%.Swann is the definition of incompetence.
On the other hand i thought Matt Dean was pathetic.He seemed terrified to let Rob say what he,and a lot more people,think of Swann.
Fair point Ferrite,but could you really see Ernest allowing anyone but himself meddle with his club?
I completely agree with Ironawe.Don`t listen to what Swann says,watch what he does.Once again his opinion
of his own abilities is vastly overrated.
Excellent news.We now have a management duo who are intent on entertaining the fans.We now need Ernie to stop thinking that he`s a cross between Roy Of The Rovers and Joe 90,keep his nose out and let them do their jobs on the field and rebuild bridges off it.
So far in your tenure you have targetted championship football,attacking football,a new stadium,and a refurbished stadium.Why have you failed?
If the Scunthorpe Telegraph are correct our astute leader did intend to vote against it.
If enthusiasm and positivity count for anything Neil Cox will succeed,and i really hope that he does and we shall all be the better for it.
His chances of success would improve greatly if Swann leaves him alone to get on with it and concentrates on the things Neil can`t do like signing cheques.
Do you think that football genius Ernest could be making an appearance in the dug out?