so terry butcher has turned down the barnsley managers job. what a shocker. who in their right mind would want to manage a club that is rock bottom of the championship and has no money to spend on “strengthening the squad”*. O’Driscoll didn’t. and went public in the papers to state as much! paul ince’s name has been mentioned in dispatches. but would YOU knowing you are third. choice, and have nothing to spend?
ok, we’ve broke even again financially, but theres an old saying that to make money you have to spend it
sign someone who may be in the twighlight of his playing years, but would be a crowd puller.
look at Gazza. burnley signed him when he was teetering on the edge of being a has been. but it brought folks through the turnstiles, thus generating revenue that not only helped pay his wages, but sign other new players.
but there’s the rub. barnsley football club have always been happy to take money by selling players, but very rarely do they splash the cash on new talent. look at Vaz Te. sold to west ham for £250,000, yet was any spent?
so on we plod. managerless. until 5pm saturday. cos if we beat Leeds, then whats the betting Flitcroft is given the job full time to the end of the season?
*i. other words “getting rid of the old shite for decent players”