League One 20/21

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I know there is no god given right to get promoted but for the last few seasons we've either been in the play offs or just off them and i know its hard to get out but i think we need to get there to develope as a club, Like i said off field we're really strong, But on the field we're just that little short. As for MT being given the time most managers aren't, I think it can lead to being too comfortable and i think he needs to be set a target if given the funds.
btw - that wasn't a dig re 'getting there' just an observation that it's always going to be a challenge for any team to finish in a promotion spot - whereas unless you're punching hugely above your weight to get promoted in the first place; if you've got a sound side you have a decent chance of survival.

My comment on MT wasn't meant to convey an opinion either way on his suitability or otherwise. It would be weird if fans weren't at least asking questions and evaluating his performance three seasons in (I say that as someone who never really warmed to Kenny Jackett or his football). I'd be asking a) has the team made tangible progress under his managment?; and if the answer to a) is 'no'; b) are there justifiable reasons for that? I'd be particularly thinking about those questions if I were thinking about putting some more money in to the playing side of things rather than seeing next season as another of consolidation.

To go back towards the original topic: L1 is an oddity. There are nearly always three or four sides in a bit of a freefall (e.g. owner pulled plug on funding, etc.), a couple of surprise packages having a terrible season, and a couple of smaller teams trying to survive/consolidate. Hence my comment on establishing/staying in L1 being potentially easier than getting there in the first place.
 

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btw - that wasn't a dig re 'getting there' just an observation that it's always going to be a challenge for any team to finish in a promotion spot - whereas unless you're punching hugely above your weight to get promoted in the first place; if you've got a sound side you have a decent chance of survival.

My comment on MT wasn't meant to convey an opinion either way on his suitability or otherwise. It would be weird if fans weren't at least asking questions and evaluating his performance three seasons in (I say that as someone who never really warmed to Kenny Jackett or his football). I'd be asking a) has the team made tangible progress under his managment?; and if the answer to a) is 'no'; b) are there justifiable reasons for that? I'd be particularly thinking about those questions if I were thinking about putting some more money in to the playing side of things rather than seeing next season as another of consolidation.

To go back towards the original topic: L1 is an oddity. There are nearly always three or four sides in a bit of a freefall (e.g. owner pulled plug on funding, etc.), a couple of surprise packages having a terrible season, and a couple of smaller teams trying to survive/consolidate. Hence my comment on establishing/staying in L1 being potentially easier than getting there in the first place.
Don't worry, There are plenty of Grecian fans given their opinions on MT here on Exeweb, I think for us to get into L1 would be such a big moment, Especially if we manage to establish ourselves there, This is my own personal opinion but I'm sick and tired of seeing clubs come up from the NL and "overtaking" us and getting promoted, I just think "Why can't that be us?" I don't think we've made any progress (On the pitch) over the last decade since we were relegated from L1, Has MT himself made progress as a manager since he got the job? He's always been honest in his interviews but our play, Especially in the 2nd half of this season it seems he's has trouble coming up with a plan B, Also you ask a big question about a decent budget and trusting MT to use it wisely, For me the Jury's out, We don't often get a decent budget and if he blew it, How long before we can afford a next decent budget? I do know this summer will be a hugely important for MT and ECFC, Our pitch needs sorting and not on the cheap and we need quality players who aren't carrying injuries and don't contribute to the team.
 
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