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Thread: I don't know about you, but...

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    I don't know about you, but...

    I've never felt this demotivated about supporting our team and club, ever.

    I can even say (very few) positive things; Wilson, Lewis and Hendrick are not the worst possible signings we could have ever made. They're clearly not Mertens, Vidal, Coutinho or Koulibaly, but they're decent for where we're at.

    And more generally, we do have some good players. Dubravka and Maximim especially come to mind.

    So, if we had been taken over and had hired a young, hopeful, talented manager with a modern outlook, we could have been on our way to something good, even if it takes a long time. Just the fact that we're going someplace could the fans new hope, and that's enough for anyone to support their club and attend games etc.

    Personally, even with the current squad, I believe we could be a much better side if we had a more ambitious, clever manager.

    But, as we all know, we are stuck with Ashley and Bruce - which is even worse than what we had before. Even with Pardew, we still had some good runs and at times a really good squad that gave us hope that we could establish our club near the top again.

    We just know that we're gonna do f*ck all this season except trying to stay up, and wait for Ashley to finally sell, and that's just hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieG View Post

    But, as we all know, we are stuck with Ashley and Bruce - which is even worse than what we had before. Even with Pardew, we still had some good runs and at times a really good squad that gave us hope that we could establish our club near the top again.

    We just know that we're gonna do f*ck all this season except trying to stay up, and wait for Ashley to finally sell, and that's just hard.
    not just hard, actually soul destroying

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    Quote Originally Posted by toonlegend View Post
    not just hard, actually soul destroying
    Agreed. Ashley doesn’t understand (or doesn’t want to) instill the key ingredient for supporters at any club: hope.

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    I’ve said this before on here and so have others - if the idiot had attempted to run the club properly, it would be worth a lot more than £300M now - look at Chelsea pre the Russian, third rate London club and now worth probably more than double what we are worth. I’m not saying he should’ve spent that sort of cash (and yes, there are likely other reasons behind the Chelsea investment than a love for a club he’d probably barely heard of beforehand) but just to allow it not to be run efficiently and allowed to grow without him sabotaging the whole blôôdy thing would’ve meant more value for his eventual end game.

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    Well exactly. We're told he's a brilliant businessman whereas the reality is that he had one very good idea and ran with it. And he should have stuck with it. If he'd invested properly in all aspects of the club then he'd have made his money back easily and would have avoided all the hassle he's had too.

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    Hassle for him is wiping his arse. Sir John made it clear that Ashley wanted to increase the exposure of Sports Direct, the club being in the Premier League did/does that and that is the reason he bought it. He's already made money from the club and won't lose a penny when he sells it.
    Last edited by Kal; 28-09-2020 at 06:19 PM.

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    Well said Hughie.

    I don't even bothering having games on, even if it's just phone anymore.

    I check my phone when I remember but that is it.

    I hate it and I hate feeling this way but I just feel so meh now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammy89 View Post
    I hate it and I hate feeling this way but I just feel so meh now.
    That line probably sums it all up the best.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jammy89 View Post
    Well said Hughie.
    Well the above-mentioned and then this

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