Jack wrote: ↑
05 Jan 2018, 17:22
Perhaps the problem with us making significant signings is that the financial controller at TQ1, whoever that might be, is getting cold feet and that is why we are getting the scraps and other Clubs are getting the better players ?
That must be part of the problem Jack i'm certain. However i think the club have been in decline and turmoil for some time now and been struggling at the foot of the table regularly so the proposition of a half decent player coming to Torquay, even on not bad money if the club were paying it isn't an inviting one for players anymore.
The club are gradually losing that status it holds as an ex league club amongst the footballing world and when you have spent a few years struggling at the foot of the NL you tend to get forgotten about somewhat. That is how many footballers would also view the club i'm sure.
The club really need to bring in 3 or 4 league 2 quality players and hope they have an immediate impact or the club are down. Sadly i don't think GI are willing to fund this transfer activity and in any case, for reasons i've set out above, how attractive a proposition is playing for Torquay on a short term deal when the club are 11 points adrift at the foot of the table?
The only players the club are likely to get their hands on for mediocre money aren't the calibre of what is required to overturn this deficit. Ok so they might get lucky with one or maybe two out of 5 or 6 but the club need every player who comes in to hit the ground running. Difficult even with signing 5 or 6 league standard players. Impossible with signing bits and bobs from here, there and everywhere.
The key thing is that anyone of the calibre needed who comes to Torquay now will do so only because they will be being paid relatively stupid amounts. Even if GI sanctioned this i'd question why said players would be coming down to the club with it in it's current state. It would be for money purely and i feel they wouldn't give 100% because they have the money in the bank regardless and can just disappear once the season is up.
There are no solutions.