Spoke with Scott Wharton recently. He was hugely disappointed with how the season tailed off last year. Whilst he acknowledged the players failings, missed chances, conceeding late in games, poor performances at times, he said Mowbray had frustrated the squad from February onwards with selections and style of play. Apparently the squad wanted to attack far more.mcteeth wrote: ↑Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:52 amI think we need to see what the squad looks like come the start of the season. We've lost Rothwell and Lenihan two of our most important players last season one of which was captain. Loanees have gone back to Brighton one of which was our player of the season and it's possible we'll lose Nyambe along with BBD.
But from listening to Broughton there is a transfer budget and you get the sense they have a really good knowledge of the European market so hopeful we'll pick up some good transfers. The combined knowledge of the Scandinavian leagues might also help in terms of players being eligible through the GBE points system.
There has also been an emphasis on the style of football and continued development of young players so Premier League loans likely to be as important as they've been the last few season.
Still think there is a lot to be really optimistic about but it could well be a transitional season.
Encouraged by the CEO and DoF comments, but hard to imagine too much improvement with limited funds. Unless as mentioned decent Europeans fancy putting themselves in the PL shop window for a year or two.
Wharton also said the club was starting to show signs of neglect behind the scenes. Run on a shoestring.The training ground needed improvements, staff levels at an all time low, people leaving not being replaced, etc.