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Gone by mutual consent.

I for one am not happy about this.

Just now, Alextopman said:

 

 

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Just caught back end on radio Sheffield. He was saying it's not official yet. Can't believe it if it's true, could this be the first big mistake the new owner has made.

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If true... a BIG mistake.....

 

... new guy, squad decimated, tough year next year.... we all know how it goes, they were mad to sack Warnock last time this happened.

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I think he's lost the dressing room and the owners don't trust him with spending big, something has to be deeply wrong to have such an unprecedented bad season as this one.

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7 minutes ago, Brooker11 said:

I think he's lost the dressing room and the owners don't trust him with spending big, something has to be deeply wrong to have such an unprecedented bad season as this one.

Agree... I can imagine such as this...

 

"but we got you McBurnie and Brewster...."

 

"yeah, but I wanted Maupay and Watkins!"

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9 minutes ago, Brooker11 said:

I think he's lost the dressing room and the owners don't trust him with spending big, something has to be deeply wrong to have such an unprecedented bad season as this one.

If it had been an ordinary season I'd have to agree but alot of variables this season like packed fixtures and no fans. I said a while back this owner has only had the good times since taking over, now the fans will see what he's like without the stability Wilder brought to the club. There seems to of been a big breakdown in the relationship between the board and Wilder that's for sure.

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No players were brought in in the January window (even loans) when our already small squad was decimated by injuries.  No chance to turn things round as we were playing twice a week against bigger squads that could rotate players and cover injuries better.  Clearly, the owners had already decided to plan for relegation and a new manager, and not try to scrap to try and survive.  Chris couldn't just sit and take it anymore!

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1 minute ago, Thirsty Relic said:

No players were brought in in the January window (even loans) when our already small squad was decimated by injuries.  No chance to turn things round as we were playing twice a week against bigger squads that could rotate players and cover injuries better.  Clearly, the owners had already decided to plan for relegation and a new manager, and not try to scrap to try and survive.  Chris couldn't just sit and take it anymore!

Certainly seems like it looking in from the outside. All the fans wanting him gone look like they have what they wanted but we'll see soon enough if it was more down to goings on higher up than the team management.

I still think it's a big mistake letting him go.

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32 minutes ago, Alextopman said:

Gone by mutual consent.

I for one am not happy about this.

 

This is what happens when 'someone' controls a football club, not all decisions the owner makes will be agreeable to the paying supporters or right in the long term for the club, I think they have made a big mistake letting Wilder go, he may well personally go on to manage a bigger and better club, but as a Wednesday fan who has seen dem Blades having a laugh at our expense this last couple of years, I will have a little chuckle to myself if this decision backfires when thinking of those :wink:

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1 minute ago, Michael_W said:

This is what happens when 'someone' controls a football club, not all decisions the owner makes will be agreeable to the paying supporters or right in the long term for the club, I think they have made a big mistake letting Wilder go, he may well personally go on to manage a bigger and better club, but as a Wednesday fan who has seen dem Blades having a laugh at our expense this last couple of years, I will have a little chuckle to myself if this decision backfires when thinking of those :wink:

If this decision backfires it will  only the fans that suffer, the potless Prince will be quids in.

You're entitled to your little chuckle  after all the laughing we do at your club.

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Seems this is all Wilder's decision and whilst it is highly frustrating, you can understand why he is making it. He is a die hard blade and he doesn't want to be the man and fan that relegated them from the top flight. 

 

Do I think Wilder has warranted the sack this year? Absolutely not... and by the sounds of it, neither does HRH Prince Abdullah. But it seems the emphasis of the board is to let them go down and then they want to meddle and undermine Wilfer, with a restructure of the club.

 

I completely agree with the comments relating to the monies spent on Brewster and McBurnie. As it stands, neither have returned on the over inflated prices that we shelled out for them. 

 

But let's remember on thing....these players were not Wilder's primary window targets. He wanted others but he had a strict purse string to work to! The targets that he wanted, all shot up in price and we didn't increase the budget in order to bring them in.  I understand the reasons why.....After all it is all about self sustainability in line with projected revenue, but we had no pull in the market what so ever. 

 

What really grinded my gears this season, what a very negative comment made by HRH...this after only a couple of months or so into the season. We knew by mid November that this season was going to be a tough one for us.  As Wilder sought improvements to the squad in the January window, HRH was instead public in speaking of relegation. "if we go down" this and " if we go down" that.... it's one thing publically backing Wilder, but there was no reassurance for the hierarchy what so ever. We should have been hearing a very public "We will support Wilder in the window and we will try and bring in players to keep us in this league....we will do everything we can to stay in this league"....This never happened!

 

January was a huge swinging point for United and for Wilder. He desperately called for improvements to the squad, having identified at least 3 areas of needed improvement. He desperately called for that centre back to cover the quite obvious loss of JOC. He cried out for a bit of quality I midfield after noticing that they had gone flat. He was very open and public in his ambitions to improve things and likewise he was quite public when the budget wasn't made available to him.

 

Wilder has put together a thread bare squad of work horses. They have always competed at this level, but we have always lacked that bit of additional quality. We lack the individual players required to be successful at this level. 

 

Wilder wanted it, but HRH didn't want to fund his ambition.

 

Flip the coin and what is also hugely frustrating is that HRH purchased an Indian football league club in recent months....he is now in the final stages of buying a French club as well. Add this to his Belgian club and his UAE club and he is indeed forging quite a footballing empire, it may well bare fruition in years to come.......but investment into this club over the last 2 windows may have been the level required in order to secure Premier league status for years to come. 

 

Absolutely devastating that it has come to this. 

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