xmastree wrote: I'm sorry Biggs, but this is not consolidation. There's no defensive structure in place for next season, no foundations whatsoever. Yet all you can do is naively whoop about "what the management team have got up their sleeves to push us on".
It's not a naive whoop at all, it's just a reasonable hope. I don't think people normally whoop about consolidation anyway, it's way too boring
And I think we have consolidated on the pitch as well as off it. This summer we'll be coming off the back off the second of two of the most bizarre seasons in living memory, having had two broadly positive years and coming into a League One season where we will have come out of Covid in (touch wood) a very healthy and competitive financial position.
Obviously it's hard to know for sure what players will go, stay, or be signed... but we'll probably be lining up with a now fully blooded Michael Cooper, a returning and hugely promising Adam Randall in a midfield with Panutche Camara, with an incredibly exciting couple of young forwards who are ours. Under a management team who have had a season to suss out what's required, that seems a pretty decent core... though I'd 100% agree the defensive signings will be absolutely key as it will be largely a blank state.
None of us know whether we'll be promoted or relegated, but there are surely lots and lots of reasons to be very optimistic.