03 Jan 2018 14:12:07
Controversy warning! Do you think Radz is truly targeting promotion this year? I appreciate he certainly wouldn’t turn it down but unlike a lot of owners he’s only ever stated an expectation of the playoffs.

When you look at our most recently linked signing, he’s just a boy falling under that well used phrase ‘one for the future’. The future for us fans is always the next game we play of course, I personally would rather we signed Hugil but that will cost considerably more. Then when the Team slumped and we all wondered whether TC would survive, the buzz word used consistently by Radz and TC was the “project” “long term project” Buying the ground back was amazing for us but also strategically vital for Radz.

I would think we will know for sure post this transfer window as to whether there is genuine intent to get promoted this year IF we use some of the Wood/Taylor transfer funds. Of course I want promotion as soon as possible and my passion for achieving that certainly clounds my judgement. But Radz is a very very astute businessman certainly far cleverer than me, so is the plethora of young players we continue to stockpile all to do with next seasons assault or god forbid the season after?

Probably our most telling my transfer window for many seasons, still a better problem to have than what we’ve endured in previous seasons. Personally hope we buy proven championship players to go with what we’ve got, Hugil, Madine, Kayal, Walton (Brighton Keeper at Luton is sensational) and a experienced left back whom I’m struggling to find. MOT

1.) 03 Jan 2018
03 Jan 2018 15:33:40
Classof92, glad you clarified your post with the controversy warning, don't want a post that asks questions of the club to labled negative. Agree with your sentiment and agree AR does have a good business brain. We do seem more geared towards building for the future rather than the present, although I believe AR hoped the recruitment to the first team squad at the beginning of the season would be enough to get us up. For a time it looked to be going that way, but unless we strengthen for a real play off push this transfer window, I believe we will fall short.

2.) 03 Jan 2018
03 Jan 2018 16:36:33
I think his intentions have been made very clear from the start; one step further than last year, which means the play offs. I don't think he's ever openly stated that promotion was a target for this year, and doubt we will see the investment in this window to push for it. Reckon we will have to be patient for a little longer yet. tho I still find the positives in the whole "investment for the future" thing.

3.) 03 Jan 2018
03 Jan 2018 17:28:36
I agree lads. Promotion this year to any business man is a no brainer but play offs or at least a valiant effort would not be a failure. If we keep all our assets intact. We, seemingly, have the foundations in place, with a little winter/summer recruitment, for a concerted effort next season. This season a glorious failure will be accepted by most fans but next year; expectations will be higher and possibly automatic promotion is the only target.

4.) 03 Jan 2018
03 Jan 2018 17:31:17
I agree totally Brightwhite The point I was trying to convey was as much as I want us to be promoted this year every year. The ‘project’ may have always been a 2/3 year deal. So when you asses against the project, ground repurchased lots of exciting talent for the future, attendances up. It’s going exactly as Radz hoped/planned for. Which is probably why Radz appears so calm and pragmatic on his Twitter posts whenever we have slipped up! I’m very happy, just passionate to get back to where we belong, as we all are.

5.) 03 Jan 2018
03 Jan 2018 21:30:24
Bang right 92, and I'm with you all the way! And leodis, yep, just yep. MOT!

6.) 04 Jan 2018
04 Jan 2018 15:39:03
I can see the promotion aim being the next few years but we will take it if it comes earlier. we won't be spending over the odds and it looks like we are clearly aiming to develop our team from the youth ranks either to sell on for decent money or to add to our own first team. I can't see it being this year for promotion myself.

7.) 05 Jan 2018
05 Jan 2018 10:04:00
Didn't he say " within 3 years or he'll let someone else try" I think he's spot on Look at the money some other clubs spent ( owls) last year. They'd swap with us right now Slow and steady sometimes wins the race If he'd have been in charge when ridsdale was I suspect we'd have been a lot better off in the last 15 years