Promotion from National League

Always the managers fault here not the clowns running the show.

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The blokes on the board are useless arseholes obviously :smiley: but Clarke wasn’t without his faults especially the examples I’ve just mentioned.

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Thats fair in some ways mate the difference is backing though and when he has been he has done well good team around him there and good owners.

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It’s just another example of players/managers not doing well here - and doing better other places. It’s become a familiar pattern.

I’m not shocked given the fallout of the last 5 years.

Let’s hope Flynn has the same effect as Clarke had at Vale, and the club actually decide to back him this summer.

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Abso bloody lutely

He has to mate or then what? its shit or bust for me now.

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Don’t think anyone is saying that he doesn’t have his faults, more that with the right backing and set up he’s a proven, successful manager at this level.

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Yep, this place is a graveyard for talent.

He’s now only 1 of 2 managers to come out of this place in the past 40 years, maybe, to go on to some level of success.

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It didn’t work out at Walsall for whatever reasons. He looked like he was ill at times with the stress.

He has a pretty good CV for his age that a lot of managers would kill for. Let’s not forget why he left Walsall, because we sold players and gave him nothing to replace them with. A pretty wise move from him.

I’m not sure what backing he has had at Port Vale, I read that their top earners were on £1850 a week and we have heard stories that of what Wilkinson is on at Walsall. I guess having help with the recruitment at Vale has helped a lot.

I’m not sure about giving him a 5 year deal though, there is only one winner from that deal and it won’t be Port Vale.

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I think that’s as good a summary as any.

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Fancy grabbing a player by the throat and WWF slamming him into the ground then flying into a challenge like that minutes later I bet these managers despair at times :joy:

Watched Wrexham v Grimsby at my old man’s & what a cracking, good quality game it was!
The best footballing side was clearly, in my eyes, Grimsby & I’m glad that they won.
Not fussed who wins the final next week though it seems clear to me that there is very little differentiation, quality-wise, between the National League & League 2…

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Yeah, sounded a great game. Hope Grimsby come up, but I feel it’s one of those situations where they’ve already given everything they have.

Get in Grimsby!! After the last 2 games I really hope they come up now.

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Wrexham get better attendances than we do. Glad its not them though

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Gonna miss those 6 points off Vale like.

Also, why did we ever let Benning go?

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Completely, if god forbid this goes wrong and Flynn goes then it really will be a very long way back for Pomlett and Co.

I can perhaps understand your comparison in respect of financial investment but, Wrexham and Salford are as far apart as you can get. Wrexham are a proper club lucky enough to have received an unexpected financial boost… and i don’t begrudge them. I’d much rather have them in the league than Salford, with their attendances, which are on a par with us, if not better.

Having said that, not unhappy that Grimsby have given themselves a chance to join us.

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Despise Fail with every bone in my body but some things more important than football. Obviously won’t mean a huge amount to DC in the big scheme of things but I for one don’t begrudge him a moment of light after what he’s been through. As for who comes up… couldn’t give a monkeys really, all got their positives and all good away days. Moors would be good a. cos never been there and b. i’d get a chance to rip the mick out of Karl from Bolt Thrower who now goes there since he got banned from St Andrews :sweat_smile: :rofl:

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They’ve averaged 8,114 at home this season. Whatever else you can say about them, their attendances are very good. What we’d give to average that many.

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