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We all have our opinions on the club from team selections, Lerner and who should be the new manager etc and it’s unlikely we will ever all agree, but I had this thought about our future and I would like to hear if anyone agrees with me or thinks I am talking rubbish.
Whoever the club chooses this time, they have to get it right as if we get relegated this season I don’t see us ever coming back from it and we will be a championship club at best in the future, similar to Leeds and Forest etc.
My reason for thinking this is simple; its money.
Over the last few years the top four have cemented their annual place in that top four with the money they have made from the Premier league and Champions league with only Liverpool who are hanging on by their finger nails, the only real challenge to the top four.
So I can see from next season the top 15-16 in the premier league will amass enough money to the point that they will not be involved in the annual relegation fight and the bottom 3 will yoyo with the three promoted teams each year, where except for the odd exception no one else will be able to compete for promotion each year.
So if we go down this season, there is no guarantee we will come straight back up as I think it would take 2 or 3 seasons for us to turn the club around and that includes a new owner and staff down through the club to get us back to being a stable club with ambition.
And by then it may well be too late to ever come back to being a premiership club.
I am interested to see if anyone agrees with me, that the club must appoint the right manager this time and we must not go down this season.