Lord Kangana wrote:
He's doing the majority of the job he was asked to do, ie rescue us from the financial train wreck of the last regime. Anyone who's good with figures will note that whilst Coyle is in profit on his dealings, the income from player sales does not match outlay from the likes of Elmander/Shittu/Taylor/Cahill etc. They represent a substantial, irrecoverable loss to the club. He (or appears to be) replacing these "assets" with more salebale versions. ANd reducing the wage and age of the squad. So far so good.
I have no idea why he didn't stick with the formations that worked in the early part of this year, and I've no idea why we win comfortably one week, then lose miserably for several weeks after. That has me as baffled and frustrated as the next man.
On balance, I don't know of any worthwhile replacement who is willing to work under the constraints of the first paragraph, yet has the demonstrable ability to remedy the second. Its still my belief that the board are, and will, stick with their man. Regardless of our polls.
I don't think there is any evidence to date that Coyle will make a profit on his dealings. I'm not sure that as it stands we'd have any offers for any of the players he's signed for cash. In fact I'm fairly convinced we'd not. So they're going to have to do really well to encourage significant bids before their contracts run out.
We will be able to judge that in a year or too.
And not in a million years would it offset the losses if we went down.