Despite off the field issues, a great servant of the club and, you might recall, one of the first to sign up and stay at the club when all around him were jumping ship. God knows what we're gonna do for flair next season if he's leaving the club.
This has been a bit of an own goal in terms of publicising both at the ground on the day and on the website. Could have done a lap of honour and a bit of name-checking at half time and on the site. Would have been good to know exactly who was in amongst that crowd.
Just out of interest, what are you hoping to achieve by "outing" anyone who believes the current board are doing a bad job? This seems a very unnecessary way of airing dirty laundry in such a public place.
My name, in case you don't know it, is Mark Ward, by the way, and I have no interest in stating whether the board is doing a good or bad job. I am a supporter of the team.
Of course, the ridiculous exodus at the end of 2013 was nothing to do with players being offered less money for 2014, was it? I'm afraid the facts are that Kear's coaching and tactics worked a treat in 2013, and even last season - despite having to completely rebuild the starting XIII, we finished well inside the top half of the table. In any other season (i.e. one which didn't result in half an entire league being relegated) finishing 8th would have been a relative success.
On the whole, we've declined since 2013 due to the fact that other clubs have begun to show an ambition and drive (both on and off the field) which is far, far greater than our own. How exactly did we choose to build on a groundbreaking success in 2013? By letting almost an entire squad leave and not putting season tickets on sale until mid-December.
As I mentioned in my previous post, Kear's tactics have sometimes been a little baffling this season. He's not entirely blameless. However, the fact that some fans refuse to look past his failings and consider the wider issues is the main reason why, as a club, we're on a fast-track to the knackers yard.
I cannot understand the insistence of certain people on this forum that the blame lies squarely at the head coach's door. It never really does. There are a number of contributory factors that have resulted in the club being in the position it is, the vast majority of which have been earmarked above by Tom. The "rose-tinted" glasses are being worn by those who believe the club's current malaise would be resolved by the removal of John Kear. I can say, with some degree of certainty, it would not.
which has not happened in past & now we are trying to do.
And why was that, Kevin? I put everything I was given on at the earliest opportunity. Thing was, unless I generated it (eg match reports, interviews) it was always static due to lack of material coming through to me. Worth painting an accurate picture of the past for balance.
Your right about Haggerty,but don't criticise him when you've got a dickhead like Reittie. Good run out for both teams,think a draw would have been a fair result but I would say that,good luck for season,I think you'll need it,only joking!!!!!!
What exactly did Reittie do wrong, apart from showing a bit of passion in a local derby? Perhaps you should address his alleged behaviour and your assessment with him directly next time you're up at the Mount? He always seems happy to engage with supporters.
Haven4ever - you are clearly a very bitter and twisted chap. It's over, decision done. Looking forward to handing Whitehaven a good strumping next season and making that particular day just a little bit more miserable for you.