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If it happens and when the books have been balanced with the top earners gone, without wanting to sound too despondent, mid table hovering reorganisation could be on for me.
What kind of gates would the Boro get then?
All I have seen so far is a player purchased, and apart from a squad player no one has left or for that matter have we even seen a bid. So what do you define as a high earner? Compared to Newcastle players, Boro players were paid a pittance (relatively speaking). Keith Lamb has said Boro don't need or want to sell anyone although he concedes some players might want to leave. It has to be admitted that playing in the Championship would be just too much for some players egos even though it was down to them that Boro ended up there. I think an average gate for a Boro home match in the Championship will be around 20-22,000 and I don't think many will travel far to support them on a regular basis.
Now... Boro are in the Championship, it is going to be difficult to get out in one season, we are probably going to lose a few 'name' players, and they will not get the crowds they used to... anything else you want to whinge about?
- 1 Reply to kht20
Your mixing up reality with whinging, kht. Whingeing doesn't come into the equation---and nobody can criticize Gibson for what he's done for the Boro, the guy's been fantastic for the club.
Getting back to my point of view at the turn of the year though, still say if the Boro wanted to stay up Southgate should have gone then.
In Steve Gibson's own words---"we are now a resourceful Champoinship club". That's been his plan for a while, quite obvious to me.
But he shouldn't give Southgate money to spend---he should get rid of him.