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  1. No one asked. Apparently they like the look of Southwell in training so maybe hoping he will come good.
  2. At least we can thank JF for this season's cheap season tickets. A lot of people simply wouldn't have bought a season ticket this season after the 'dross' of last season.
  3. The only worry about Cameron King is his inability to last 90 minutes. I don't think any other team will be looking to sign him whilst that is the case.
  4. Yes, quite so. We are at a relatively higher level now so it will cost more if you want to progress but unfortunately it means taking bigger risks which the club / director are averse to so the chances of moving upward are reduced accordingly. I just think DB might regret not giving it one last real go when he looks back on his time at the helm.
  5. Bosomworth showed ambition in providing funds to purchase Vardy but hasn't shown the same since. I thought Rodney looked the part with potential to play at a higher level but could have been a flash in the pan. It would be good to see a last throw of the dice from DB before the money from transfers runs out and he leaves but it's a gamble I don't think he will take. Without a quality striker signing it's mid-table for me.
  6. Try asking Calrec. Might sponsor or do a cheap deal?
  7. Is it possible to buy a ticket for cash at the Shay? If so when and where? The advert on the website says the club office doesn't sell them.
  8. Amazing how businesses are allowed to not pay CMBC. Free advertising for Mbi for a couple of years. No wonder the pitch is in a poor state with no money to spend on it. The actual agreement is 44 pages long so not uploaded it. Freedom of Information Act 2000.docx
  9. To be fair he kept us in the National League but what we had to endure could not be classed as entertainment in any shape or form other than the start and end of the season. Even at the start we rode our luck and relied on set pieces. The only away match I went to was at Leyton Orient which was a great team performance but sadly they were few and far between. What we don't know is how much responsibility for last season was down to the board not backing him until we needed to bring in loan players to ensure our survival. It would appear that at the start of this season either our budget isn't big enough to pay for quality players or the board decided not to back him. Time will tell when a new manager is appointed and if he has the same issues in signing players.
  10. I agree with you there but we aren't a top team so the manager needs to have the communication skills to be able to keep the fans onside when the going gets tough.
  11. Whoever it is I will be amazed if they fit the job description. None of our recent managers have and therein lies the problem that we are unable to attract anyone of real quality. Nowhere in the description does it mention being able to interact with the supporter base which, like it or not, in the social media age it's part of his job to bring the fans onside so the club and fans are as one. I am not saying he should go online on forums such as this but he needs to be able to communicate and have the fans behind the team. People will support the team if they are kept informed and understand what is happening. JF was very poor on this front but I had sympathy with him when he explained that his tactics were partly down to players being out injured and he had to work with what he had which was basically a defence orientated team. Apart from the beginning and end, last season was truly appalling to watch and I would hope will never be repeated. I think this was largely why we have the season ticket offer for this season so not being able to improve the team during the course of last season, apart from the loan signings at the end, will cost us money this season. That is where short-term decisions get you. All we can hope for is the new manager isn't a repeat of the Fullarton / Kelly type of appointment but then again who will want to come to us who has a good track record? It does look like we need an experienced manager but whether he is successful or not here is down to pot luck. At the moment Moore, Aspin or similar or someone we haven't heard of who has had success lower down the pyramid look like the most likely options.
  12. Time the council used some 'prudential borrowing' that they are keen to do for other projects to install a Desso pitch. At least it would also generate some extra revenue. No doubt too late for this season but has to be done for next season (if we still have a club!)
  13. Quite so. Amazing that CMBC have actually done something. You have to wonder if sponsoring a stadium is really a good way for a business to advertise itself. How many people would mbi have signed up to one of their schemes through it? Hopefully very few!
  14. Amazingly mbi has been removed from the stadium signage. We are now the 'Shay Stadium' again. Who next for the kiss of death?!
  15. I seem to remember a company called Transline Recruitment sponsoring us that also went bust. So long as they pay upfront it's ok, as to whether the reputation of a company sponsoring us matters or not it depends where you draw the line. I don't think either Transline or Mbi have covered themselves in glory and have been involved in dubious business practices. It would be interesting to know how much mbi owe CMBC and if they haven't paid what was contractually due, why hasn't their name been removed and reverted back to just the Shay?
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