To bail something out you have to be taking on water, we were not in debt. The cup money was not used to pay back money that had already been spent, it was used to try to attract better players, which it did. The club were still at the bottom spending wise though, and have always punched above their weight.rncfc wrote: November 6th, 2023, 8:46 pmOf course we were bailed out by it. We were perennial relegation candidates before the cup runs, and promotion contenders after them.Bangitintrnet wrote: November 6th, 2023, 5:23 pmWe weren't bailed out by the cup runs, they provided money for the club to spend.rncfc wrote: November 6th, 2023, 3:55 pmNot really sure what the first sentence has to do with the rest, but the point I'm making is it's not an easy game at all. They'll fancy their chances.Chepstow'sFine wrote: November 5th, 2023, 6:19 pmAre you 12? We're in League Two in the EFL. They're in the National League which is a league below us. Regardless of their form I think they might just about be bothered about playing us at home. I imagine it'll be close too but to suggest they'd be slight favourites at the bookies is beyond mental.rncfc wrote: November 5th, 2023, 3:16 pm Let's be honest, they aren't going to be too bothered about coming here with the form they're in.
Imagine it will be quite close, and they might even be slight favourites.
But as has been said elsewhere, it's as good an opportunity to progress as we could have hoped for.
All eggs in this basket for me, one win and a bit of luck and we could find ourselves being bailed out by the cups again.
Likewise when HJ talks about an investment of £500k, in terms of signing players with two years contracts for experienced players who can make a difference, that's only 2 or 3 permanent signings.....
Where are we in the league now the cup money is gone?
Without those cup runs we'd already be non league again. To suggest otherwise is fanciful.