I don't think the budget will stretch to our signing an experienced third striker without another wage leaving the squad and the obvious candidate has had a pretty decent preseason.
I hope that I am not criticising out of turn but as things stand I Can't say I am too impressed with Mr Warburton as his efforts to complete the squad have so far come to naught and if I was UR I might be feeling a bit let down and disappointed
Last edited by North London Bee; 8th August 2012 at 18:53.
Well it's one of two things, either Uwe learnt nothing from last season, or he's the unluckiest manager in the world when it comes to signing players.
I love all this 'automatic promotion top 6 expected'......'top six minimum requirement'.....of course we all want to go up but how about a reality check since we went up from div 3s in about 1934 (not sure of date)we have been promoted to the second tier of English football ONCE .....ONCE in 78 years !!!...thats how tough its been and will be...to be honest in the 4/5 years it will take to move to Lionel Road i'm not even sure its a great thing to get promoted immediately...what i DO expect is a return of entertainment and goals to Griffin Park ...lets be honest the last couple of seasons have been tough watching but its clear the sort of football Uwe wants to try and play lets hope he can achieve it ...if we have a tilt at the playoffs great ...if we dont get promoted i'm not going to be calling for his head as long as i've had value for my season ticket which i dont think i have over the past 2 years ...p.s a cup run would be nice as well.
We do need a left back!!!
If we end up starting Redwood in the Carling Cup match its probably not the end of the world which buys another week
It was just one of those things....
And yes we still need another striker and left back, but there are 46 league games still to go. It would have been lovely to wrap up all our signings by the end of July but in the modern transfer market this is not easy. There is often not much movement until near the end of August when transfers tend to have a cascading effect. Besides, has any other L1 side signed a striker who we would have definitely wanted?
Nice to see some people on here being positive. I think we have the 6th highest wage bill in the division this season. If I had a crystal ball I would think theres still a 70/30 chance of signing Hayes in the next few days. Don't think Jake will be our left back..a championship club will snap him up. We will sign a couple of youngest from fulham(give them a chance when it happens) to fill the gaps for the first couple of months of the season. Sh@t my crystal ball is getting hazing again.......
Warburton is not there to please UR, he's there because Benham obviously trusts him to 'look after the shop', since he (MB) cannot devote his full attention (or is attending to other aspects of the club).
I don't know how good Warburton is at the job MB asks him to perform; then again, since MB is putting millions of his own money into the club, he must be entitled to appoint just whoever the Hell he likes. And if UR is going to be allowed to continue in the Manager's job, he (UR) surely knows he has to put up with it, end-of.
Anyhow, one of the things which has most impressed me about BFC recently is that following one of the busiest and (potentially) most momentous periods at the club - MB taking over, Lionel Road, Academy, Development Squad, new Managerial/Coaching set-up etc - is the fact that the people at the top seem pretty "tight". That is, there seem to have been few leaks or rows, personality clashes, sudden changes of direction or recriminations when things don't always go to plan etc.
And for this, I imagine MB, MW and UR must take most credit (I don't really understand where Greg Dyke fits in, but possibly him too)