- Aug 12, 2009
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Not only that but Marvel the Magician would struggle to keep us up with the disparity in budgets.In the last 4 seasons (prior to this one) we had 2 promotions, 1 credible position the championship and 1 very very credible position in the Premier League. He's won manager of the year once, came second in another season and had numerous accolades along the way.
This season does not wipe that out. We would be fucking idiots to not see how he did in the first couple of months of next season.
Every signing we make has to be a gamble because we can't afford the finished articles, and a gamble is just that!!! Some will work but most won't, that's why they're gambles.
Chris has been working with two hands tied behind his back because of budget constraints and whoever is brought in to replace him will have to manage exactly the same scenario.
I can't think of anyone one more successful or more experienced than Chris in doing this over an extended period of time, all the way back to Halifax Town.
I therefore can't think of anyone better qualified to take over the reigns.
I'm absolutely certain in my mind that if CW/AK were competing on a financially level playing field they would be near the front of the race, but the reality is they're not on a level field and that as a club we never will be in that situation.
Continually losing by one goal must be completely disheartening for the players and for the management (as well as the fans) but nevertheless I see a team that my be out of it's depth but it has never stopped trying and none of the players or management deserve the despicable abuse that has been flying about from from so called "fans".
The reality is that we can't compete at the top and we need to accept that last season was exceptional, and that this one represents the norm for a club in our financial position.
Such is life.
Roll on August and hopefully pre match pub meets and we go again.