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After today, is there any chance of Duchatelet having a re-think?

After today's very surprising result, I find myself wondering if there is any chance that Duchatelet might just question his position on the club and perhaps a consider a change of tack. We know he wants out but it is also crystal clear now that he also wants to find a way out that saves him face by not taking an embarrassing financial loss even if that delays an eventual sale. Even he should be able to see that he has now passed the tipping point where he wants far more money than the club is worth and that the gap will only widen from here as things stand. He can hope for further windfalls from sell-on clauses or player sales but the chances of that closing the gap on the losses sufficiently to enable him to sell at a realistic price is also beyond a realistic tipping point. In the circumstances and the fact that we find ourselves a promotion away from the riches of the Premier League, I wonder if Duchatelet might give any serious thought to providing Bowyer with an investment to try and win his way out of his conundrum? It would go against everything he has done to date and he has already railed against the "financial graveyard" of the Championship but at some point he might consider just what the financial risk might be to win the big one?
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  • I'll agree with you provided he spend £5m on Cullen and £20m on Nketiah by Thursday with an additional four loan signings
  • No. No chance at all.  
  • No. He is likely to break even this season.
  • On a serious note I think the recent interview with Bowyer explains Roland's mind

    Bowyer has what sounds a positive phone call with Roland, puts the phone down and Roland posts the statement

    A few hours later and they speak again, everything sorted!!

    I mean WTF has gone through Roland's mind to even post that Statement when there is clearly nothing to trigger it

    Unless of course Bowyer isnt being 100% truthful himself in these interviews
  • I think your conclusion and optimisum maybe right but for the wrong reason. 

    I think Bowyer was shopping off list A at the start of the window.  Cheap players that he would want even if there was a take over.  Some that would be good squad members what ever the final result.

    List B is players he would want if there had been a take over a few weeks ago, most will have signed for other clubs.

    List C players he would go for if there was no take over.  I think we will see a few of these sign this week, maybe even some on small fees. 

    It's a fine balancing act, you can't get all your As and Cs then get in the BS. 

    We will see. 
  • Surprised anyone would think he might. 
  • Good God No, he wont even find out the result until Lieven de Turck dials in for their telekit on Tuesday
  • There is absolutely no chance. Thank god we have Bowyer and Duchatelet had a good go at messing that up.
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  • He is not interested in Charlton Ath, as he said he spends 2% of his time worrying about us. He wants out, but wants to cover his losses, so he can say how clever he was.
    He wants to build houses at Sparrows lane and develop the Valley. He could do a deal tomorrow if he wanted too, just greedy. Typical capitalist, masquerading as a socialist!
  • No chance, he refuses to learn anything resembling a lesson and is actively spiteful towards us 

    As has been said, we are very fortunate to have Lee Bowyer and very unfortunate to be owned by shitarse
  • Do you want to buy some magic beans? 
  • If he was going to turn his disastrous reign around he would have done it after the playoffs. He's more likely to feel vindicated whilst wanking over Sheffield United.
  • No.
    All this crap about keeping the operating costs low so that he makes the club more attractive to sell is also bull. He just doesn't want to part with a penny more than he has to.

    Since the day he owned the club it was always about selling players to make a profit. The EFL partly screwed that idea up but the total incompetence of the people put in positions of power did more damage.

    The irony is that now he won't invest he has a management team who could give him what he wants.

    Invest a couple more million a year to give us a good chance of staying in the championship. Sell on a young player or two a season and he'd make a profit every year.
  • The bloke is an absolute dick head, so no!
  • No.
    Roland fuck off. 
  • edited August 3
    The irony is that you don't find managers like Bowyer every day - the same way as you don't find ones like Curbs. You support them and they give you more than you put in. With a bit of support we could be looking at promotion. Instead, we nearly lost him and only have him for a season, where clubs will really be taking notice. The blueprint to get success on a budget is always, find the right manager and support him. But give him a budget that isn't the worst in the League FFS! Help him a bit! Duchatelet has no awareness of his opportunty because whilst he must have worked out Bowyer is decent, his actions after Wembley, where he nearly lost him, shows he doesn't really get how decent.

    With a lot of managers, you give them a decent budget and they spunk it away. Bowyer is in the top 5% IMO.
  • The irony is that you don't find managers like Bowyer every day - the same way as you don't find ones like Curbs. You support them and they give you more than you put in. With a bit of support we could be looking at promotion. Instead, we nearly lost him and only have him for a season, where clubs will really be taking notice. The blueprint to get success on a budget is always, find the right manager and support him. But give him a budget that isn't the worst in the League FFS! Help him a bit! Duchatelet has no awareness of his opportunty because whilst he must have worked out Bowyer is decent, his actions after Wembley, where he nearly lost him, shows he doesn't really get how decent.

    With a lot of managers, you give them a decent budget and they spunk it away. Bowyer is in the top 5% IMO.
    Sorry mate, I normally agree with you, but Derby have just spent about £10 million on a player we all wanted to sign.  To be able to compete with that isn't a "normal owner".

    Its a stupid or reckless owner.

    Murray did his bollocks on a £800,000 striker (about 2 million in today's money). How much would Mendonca go for now?  10, 15 million or more? BTW Sunderland paid less for Kevin Phillips!

    I get where RD is coming from but at the same time you can't play 9 card brag with 7 cards and he knew the rules. 
  • edited August 3
    I'm not saying you compete with that. I'm saying you give him a budget that isn't easily the worst in the league and make it a bit easier for him. And if you work out you might have somebody a bit special, give him a little bit extra. But certainly not be reckless like Derby are. I hope it backfires for them and it has a decent chance of doing so. 

    Look at Sunderland - they have a bang average manager and spent the most in League One last season. My point, is spend much less and have a decent manager and you do better. But there are not that many managers like Bowyer in the game. And I don't think Duchatelet gets that. Maybe Dreisen hasn't told him. 
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  • No. 

    No.

    And thrice NO.
  • Hé has already had rethinks before. We've got an English manager, and kept him for over a year. Anything's possible with such an unpredictable person.
  • The only thing that Roland will be thinking about this morning after yesterday’s result will be, am I selling the club too cheaply.
  • edited August 4
    I’ve no idea what Roland’s game is, the only way he’s going to get his overflated price is by getting us in the Premier League.

    Which is unachievable without financial backing, he’s really a bit clueless.
  • conversely, our success on a wafer thin 'allowance' might convince him that he is in the right .. stay thin, hungry and eager ((:>) .. the motto on the Duchatelet family crest
  • But we haven't had success yet - without the players in, it is still going to be a struggle.
  • edited August 4
    No chance. I fully expect players to leave. 

    I honestly think we are stuck with him until he croaks it. 
  • But we haven't had success yet - without the players in, it is still going to be a struggle.
    But we haven't had success yet - without the players in, it is still going to be a struggle.

    Mr M.. you and I are travelling along different roads today .. no success ? .. are you having a 'senior moment' around the promotion following our Wembley win over the 'Black Cats'
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