Ron Springett In The Net - Sheffield Wednesday

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#16 29/10/2020 at 20:12

Leicester got away with no penalty after going into administration. It was a great moment for me when I witnessed us condemning them to League 1 at their place a few years ago which included a beauty from Leon Clarke. 

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#17 29/10/2020 at 20:46

Yeah I agree, I was more comparing them from the benchmark of a club of that size. 

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#18 29/10/2020 at 21:11

The reality is that to get the club back on track doesn’t take a huge amount of outlay. It does take the owner admitting he needs help, building a structure and stepping back.

The operational side is an easy fix, and a relatively short term fix too. Ty’s idea on having a Club Operating Officer is common place in other fields. In essence, it’s the ‘business’ owner. You give them complete autonomy but understanding that what they do has an impact on the playing side in terms of revenue generation. We are competing with a premier league team in the city and several other clubs in the area, and we should be getting the biggest piece of the pie from a commercial aspect. I can tell you that our rivals wipe the floor with us off the field. The persons role has to be to build the commercial bridges again, get the businesses of Sheffield wanting to be involved. And at the same time, assessing how we function on the consumer side, how do we fill the ground, how do I get the fan spend per person up as high as we can etc.

The playing side is a longer fix. When DC came in, he made some smart decisions with Roeder etc. I like the idea of a DOF, but, at the same time, an older model where the manager has say over the first team strategy from top to bottom (staff, players, scouting etc.). The idea that you have someone who is responsible for football operations, especially in the academy is a clever one.

But... as I said in the outset, this is all dependent on Chansiri wanting to step back and let someone else do it. And as has been alluded too, he’s not got a track record of running a business. And as has been mentioned in other threads, the world of football business is different to the world of Thai business. I can confidently say he’s done some things commercially that clearly show that he struggles to grasp the business world he is operating in, and that includes understanding the football market and the commercial ‘fan’ market. 

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#19 30/10/2020 at 09:09


Fair assessment  

13.11.2010 at 20.51 emre...tbh, Hoylands goal gave me a semi 

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