Author Topic: Boston Utd  (Read 3003 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

dillydilly

  • Posts: 634
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Utd
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2022, 09:21:22 AM »
Strange how a group of people (us) can all be on the same side, with the same hopes and aims (progress of KLTFC), yet disagree on aspects and personnel to achieve those ambitions.  Not being controversial for the sake of it, but I donít understand how SC often gets a bad press on here when he has personally paid for the most impressive progress in our rather unimpressive history, while IC is looked on as having great ability, even after two solid seasons with hardly a win, mainly, IMHO, through picking teams with up to eight defenders !  Itís all about a combination of contacts and cash availability, almost nothing more.  Will he have them at Boston ?  I suspect players may be more willing to go to Boston than us, but weíll see.  COYL, and HNY to all.

TonyM

  • Posts: 985
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Utd
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2022, 01:57:08 PM »
Strange how a group of people (us) can all be on the same side, with the same hopes and aims (progress of KLTFC), yet disagree on aspects and personnel to achieve those ambitions.  Not being controversial for the sake of it, but I donít understand how SC often gets a bad press on here when he has personally paid for the most impressive progress in our rather unimpressive history, while IC is looked on as having great ability, even after two solid seasons with hardly a win, mainly, IMHO, through picking teams with up to eight defenders !  Itís all about a combination of contacts and cash availability, almost nothing more.  Will he have them at Boston ?  I suspect players may be more willing to go to Boston than us, but weíll see.  COYL, and HNY to all.

Maybe part of the disagreement comes from different views of what success looks like.  Just to explain why I personally have an issue with parts of SC's way of running the club, and to be fair to him he is more than happy to discuss this, is that it has been underpinned by a very short term view.  I think he thought that if he threw enough money at the on-field part of the club, fans would come in good numbers which would allow the club to eventually backfill the areas that were relatively underfunded.  Maybe if we hadn't got promoted from the NLN this may have transpired but to go into the NL with a step 3 infrastructure, particularly off the field has proved to be a disaster.  Others also have an issue around his management style and I still don't think he appreciates how much the club (effectively SC himself) needs to build not burn bridges with a wide range of organisations and individuals, I appreciate some may be 'beyond reconciliation' but that isn't a reason to continue to go around almost looking for battles. 

Also before heaping too much praise for how much SC has 'personally paid', I think that will only be apparent at the end of his time and we can see what proportion of his loans need to be repaid, given the level of debt at the club (both to SC and Sport England) it is going to take someone (or a group) with very deep pockets to take on the ownership of club unless deals can be done to reduce the debt dramatically - basically to date the short term 'impressive progress' has been achieved by mortgaging the club's future imo.  Unfortunately this has been a pattern across football and whilst it isn't a guarantee that this model automatically results in a 'crash and burn' ending, I think there are enough examples around that it isn't unreasonable to be concerned

Stevie

  • Moderated
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Utd
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2022, 07:01:20 PM »
Although I have lived south of Kings Lynn for 50 years I was born in Boston and continue to support The Pilgrims. For the record, their training base is Doncaster and I would not have thought that IC or Bazza would apply for the managers job as they are both southern based and unlikely to want to move to a club in a lower league even though they are a former football league team.

Blue_and_Gold

  • Independent Moderator
  • Posts: 3604
  • Supporters, not customers, achieve more together.
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Utd
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2022, 07:15:24 PM »
Although I have lived south of Kings Lynn for 50 years I was born in Boston and continue to support The Pilgrims. For the record, their training base is Doncaster and I would not have thought that IC or Bazza would apply for the managers job as they are both southern based and unlikely to want to move to a club in a lower league even though they are a former football league team.

Good enough explanation, but looking ahead to next season, what level will the two teams be playing then? I would think that would be taken into account, and although training may be in Doncaster this season, that probably won't be the case if you become e a NL Club again.  :dontknow:
The young people may be able to run faster, but older people know the shortcuts.

Mallard

  • Trusted User
  • Posts: 5569
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Utd
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2022, 07:25:49 PM »
I think Craig Elliott was Northern based and his player recruitment might have had a Northern bias.   If IC took the job I would suggest that might change and the training base would be more locally based.

If IC did end up at Boston I wonder if he would follow Elliottís  example of speaking to the press?   Not something Culverhouse ever looked that comfortable with.

Stevie

  • Moderated
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Utd
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2022, 03:09:47 PM »
Paul Cox new manager at Boston - come to us from Kettering :clap:

Dazzarugby65

  • Posts: 305
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Utd
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2022, 09:11:37 AM »
 :farmer: :oldman" I have to say, I had the unfortunate pleasure of visiting Boston earlier this week, and I have to say that the new Jakemans stadium looks a million dollars, very modern and futuristic looking, out of town, parking available, food outlets in close proximity and on the side of a main road, to me this looks like a great piece of business for there club. Hopefully in the future we will have the pleasure of visiting and coming home with 3 pointís. :oldman" :farmer:

Mallard

  • Trusted User
  • Posts: 5569
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Utd
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2022, 09:59:18 AM »
I thought parking was an issue around there Daz?.  Loved visiting the old York Street Ground.  Things move on a guess.  Have they started pulling the old stadium down yet ?

Mallard

  • Trusted User
  • Posts: 5569
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Utd
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2022, 12:37:41 PM »
So with Paul Cox leaving Kettering for Boston obviously leaves a vacancy.  Now what Ex Kettering player can anyone think of who is doing well managing at a slightly lower level ?


Blue_and_Gold

  • Independent Moderator
  • Posts: 3604
  • Supporters, not customers, achieve more together.
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Utd
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2022, 12:51:11 PM »
So with Paul Cox leaving Kettering for Boston obviously leaves a vacancy.  Now what Ex Kettering player can anyone think of who is doing well managing at a slightly lower level ?

He's got to be in the frame for the job (deservedly so).

That would leave a job open at Bedford.

With one of the applicant's for the Boston job apparently not turning up for his interview, I wonder if he'd fancy that gig?
The young people may be able to run faster, but older people know the shortcuts.

Blue_and_Gold

  • Independent Moderator
  • Posts: 3604
  • Supporters, not customers, achieve more together.
    • View Profile
Re: Boston Utd
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2022, 03:06:32 PM »

With one of the applicant's for the Boston job apparently not turning up for his interview.......


Guess we know why now.
The young people may be able to run faster, but older people know the shortcuts.

 

SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal