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[Albion] Kieran McKenna



Bob!

Coffee Buyer
Jul 5, 2003
11,335
They’ve seen him with a full squad I just don’t get it. I have a theory Europe wasn’t meant to happen this early. The fan base is now full of expectations the manager wanted to push on for more success and it didn’t suit Bloom & Barber to make the investment to push on in the manor RDZ wanted to.
So what’s the plan now hover around mid table?

Top ten regularly.
Europe or a cup if we have a good season
 




They’ve seen him with a full squad I just don’t get it. I have a theory Europe wasn’t meant to happen this early. The fan base is now full of expectations the manager wanted to push on for more success and it didn’t suit Bloom & Barber to make the investment to push on in the manor RDZ wanted to.
So what’s the plan now hover around mid table?
I agree that it could be a howler but Roberto spouting off about it publicly is the crux of the matter. As for Roberto, its put his immediate hopes of a big club coming for him into a little doubt because of his dissing or made them think again?
 




jackalbion

Well-known member
Aug 30, 2011
4,480
They’ve seen him with a full squad I just don’t get it. I have a theory Europe wasn’t meant to happen this early. The fan base is now full of expectations the manager wanted to push on for more success and it didn’t suit Bloom & Barber to make the investment to push on in the manor RDZ wanted to.
So what’s the plan now hover around mid table?
It certainly feels like that, manager out grows our ambition, so we just revert to type.
 


Lizzibee

Member
May 22, 2024
13
Thanks for posting.

I think he’d have significantly more here, as despite your far superior history, at this moment in time, Ipswich are some distance behind Brighton in PL terms (obviously I’m biased).

I guess the question for McKenna is that if Ipswich go down next season, would he have missed his chance, as his stock will drop somewhat, and arguably he could be considered to have failed at the top level (albeit with an inferior squad).

Brighton never play their hand publicly, and it’s very possible that we’re not even interested despite what the papers and Sky said…… I mean nobody reported RdZ.

Re Sarmiento……. Of course for a price 😉😃

Good luck - there’s a big part of me that hopes McKenna does give it a go at Ipswich.
hello - name the Sarmiento price - that Southampton goal is priceless
Not sure his stock would fall - look at Kompany - that's gone ok. That said, dont think we'll go down - we'll be a surprise package again
The input he has at Ipswich is massive - he has the final say pretty much in everything - no questions asked
 




Stato

Well-known member
Dec 21, 2011
6,958
I probably shouldn't jump on this being an Ipswich fan but....
The feeling at the club is that McKenna isn't leaving (apart from odd twitter posters)- the messages before the end of season and post have been about continuing the journey with Ipswich and at the moment our major shareholder is over for discussions. This happened last year and ended with a new contract for him.
Manchester United is a curve ball but that is too much of a toxic place for him, likewise Chelsea. He is untested in management so is a massive risk for those two to take him at the moment.
As for Brighton - personally I don't think it offers much more than what he has at the moment as a complete package. At the moment he has complete control over facilities and development and player recruitment and retention and as much money as he wants (and as regulations allow).
Much of what is circulating is social medial and unfounded. Mark Ashton came out the other day and said not to believe social medial or anything until it came from the club.
I get we wont keep him for ever, but the current feeling is he'll stick a season with us. He signed a new contract last season without the guarantee of PL football so can't see that changing. Whatever he is being offered will match most clubs.
I could be wrong, but...
our major shareholder from America wouldnt be over if McKenna had said hell no, I'm not staying...
Let's see what happens - but whatever happens can we keep Sarmiento?
Good luck to you with or without McKenna. As fans we know little if anything about the goings on and it's the hope that kills you. Don't underestimate the leap you have to make next year. Our first year in 2017/18 was the last time that all three promoted teams survived. Since then 11 of 18 haven't survived their first year. Everyone has loads of money to spend and they have already been spending it for more transfer windows than you'll get the opportunity to. All of the odds are stacked against the new teams and the small teams and if you show any signs of beating the odds, they'll soon be sniffing around anyone who works for you offering them more cash than you can possibly pay them because you don't have a nation state's wealth to pay lawyers to pretend you didn't, or to justify selling hotels to yourself.
 








AZ Gull

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Oct 14, 2003
12,259
Chandler, AZ
I probably shouldn't jump on this being an Ipswich fan but....

The feeling at the club is that McKenna isn't leaving (apart from odd twitter posters)- the messages before the end of season and post have been about continuing the journey with Ipswich and at the moment our major shareholder is over for discussions. This happened last year and ended with a new contract for him.
Manchester United is a curve ball but that is too much of a toxic place for him, likewise Chelsea. He is untested in management so is a massive risk for those two to take him at the moment.

As for Brighton - personally I don't think it offers much more than what he has at the moment as a complete package. At the moment he has complete control over facilities and development and player recruitment and retention and as much money as he wants (and as regulations allow).

Much of what is circulating is social medial and unfounded. Mark Ashton came out the other day and said not to believe social medial or anything until it came from the club.

I get we wont keep him for ever, but the current feeling is he'll stick a season with us. He signed a new contract last season without the guarantee of PL football so can't see that changing. Whatever he is being offered will match most clubs.

I could be wrong, but our major shareholder from America wouldnt be over if McKenna had said hell no, I'm not staying...

Let's see what happens - but whatever happens can we keep Sarmiento?
As a football fan, I hope McKenna does decide to stay at Ipswich and continue the amazing job he has done so far. It will be tough, for sure, but I wish Ipswich well for next season, whoever the manager is.
 




Lizzibee

Member
May 22, 2024
13
Good luck to you with or without McKenna. As fans we know little if anything about the goings on and it's the hope that kills you. Don't underestimate the leap you have to make next year. Our first year in 2017/18 was the last time that all three promoted teams survived. Since then 11 of 18 haven't survived their first year. Everyone has loads of money to spend and they have already been spending it for more transfer windows than you'll get the opportunity to. All of the odds are stacked against the new teams and the small teams and if you show any signs of beating the odds, they'll soon be sniffing around anyone who works for you offering them more cash than you can possibly pay them because you don't have a nation state's wealth to pay lawyers to pretend you didn't, or to justify selling hotels to yourself.
Fully know the leap is massive - more than LG1 to Champs but you have to give it your best shot and be good to turn some heads. 4th from bottom would do me (said that last year too). Just hope we can give a good account of ourselves - the fans and club are good and relishing it
 




Lizzibee

Member
May 22, 2024
13
As a football fan, I hope McKenna does decide to stay at Ipswich and continue the amazing job he has done so far. It will be tough, for sure, but I wish Ipswich well for next season, whoever the manager is.
It will be tough - but up for the challenge - we'll give 100% whatever that ends up as
 


Sirnormangall

Well-known member
Sep 21, 2017
3,051
I probably shouldn't jump on this being an Ipswich fan but....

The feeling at the club is that McKenna isn't leaving (apart from odd twitter posters)- the messages before the end of season and post have been about continuing the journey with Ipswich and at the moment our major shareholder is over for discussions. This happened last year and ended with a new contract for him.
Manchester United is a curve ball but that is too much of a toxic place for him, likewise Chelsea. He is untested in management so is a massive risk for those two to take him at the moment.

As for Brighton - personally I don't think it offers much more than what he has at the moment as a complete package. At the moment he has complete control over facilities and development and player recruitment and retention and as much money as he wants (and as regulations allow).

Much of what is circulating is social medial and unfounded. Mark Ashton came out the other day and said not to believe social medial or anything until it came from the club.

I get we wont keep him for ever, but the current feeling is he'll stick a season with us. He signed a new contract last season without the guarantee of PL football so can't see that changing. Whatever he is being offered will match most clubs.

I could be wrong, but our major shareholder from America wouldnt be over if McKenna had said hell no, I'm not staying...

Let's see what happens - but whatever happens can we keep Sarmiento?
Congrats on your promotion after such a long absence. Hopefully you’ll keep your manager but be prepared for the rape and pillage of any one who works for you by the big six and their self entitled followers. Hopefully Sarmiento will stay with us- we could have done with him last season, not sure why we loaned him.
 






Lizzibee

Member
May 22, 2024
13
Congrats on your promotion after such a long absence. Hopefully you’ll keep your manager but be prepared for the rape and pillage of any one who works for you by the big six and their self entitled followers. Hopefully Sarmiento will stay with us- we could have done with him last season, not sure why we loaned him.
Already hating the PL and all it stands for. Reckon the journey will be better than the destination.
Think we have Sarmiento on a loan this year but will see - he was awesome for us. Not a starter but an impact sub
 


rebel51

Well-known member
Jan 4, 2021
816
West sussex
I probably shouldn't jump on this being an Ipswich fan but....

The feeling at the club is that McKenna isn't leaving (apart from odd twitter posters)- the messages before the end of season and post have been about continuing the journey with Ipswich and at the moment our major shareholder is over for discussions. This happened last year and ended with a new contract for him.
Manchester United is a curve ball but that is too much of a toxic place for him, likewise Chelsea. He is untested in management so is a massive risk for those two to take him at the moment.

As for Brighton - personally I don't think it offers much more than what he has at the moment as a complete package. At the moment he has complete control over facilities and development and player recruitment and retention and as much money as he wants (and as regulations allow).

Much of what is circulating is social medial and unfounded. Mark Ashton came out the other day and said not to believe social medial or anything until it came from the club.

I get we wont keep him for ever, but the current feeling is he'll stick a season with us. He signed a new contract last season without the guarantee of PL football so can't see that changing. Whatever he is being offered will match most clubs.

I could be wrong, but our major shareholder from America wouldnt be over if McKenna had said hell no, I'm not staying...

Let's see what happens - but whatever happens can we keep Sarmiento?
Your welcome on here, just thought I'd say my old man took me to see Ipswich v Birmingham 1977, I had a crush on Ipswich just before they got real good,(thought I'd put that in so no one calls me a glory hunter lol).hope you keep mckenna for the decency of football, and stay up alongside us, one last thing stuff the hell out of those turds up the road.
 


Lizzibee

Member
May 22, 2024
13
Your welcome on here, just thought I'd say my old man took me to see Ipswich v Birmingham 1977, I had a crush on Ipswich just before they got real good,(thought I'd put that in so no one calls me a glory hunter lol).hope you keep mckenna for the decency of football, and stay up alongside us, one last thing stuff the hell out of those turds up the road.
thanks, on both counts :)
 


Hiheidi

Well-known member
Dec 27, 2022
1,390
As for Brighton - personally I don't think it offers much more than what he has at the moment as a complete package. At the moment he has complete control over facilities and development and player recruitment and retention and as much money as he wants (and as regulations allow).

I think you are overestimating how much you would be able to spend this window with FFP in place.

Ipswich made losses of £18m last year and £12.5m the year before. FFP rules are that PL clubs can't lose more than £105m over past three seasons, but there will be much less allowable losses for Ipswich because of the season in L1 and the Championship which have different limits/rules - someone on here estimated that you'd be allowed losses of £61m - which means you could spend less than £30m. I'm not sure how far that would get you, especially in terms of leverage for a manager.

Brighton made a profit of £122m last season and are on track for similar this season, so could really offer a new manager a bumper spend - I'm pretty sure it was reported that Tony was happy to do so this Summer.

People criticise us for selling players, but it's the only way to be able to survive and spend further in the PL. Plus players (and staff) agitate for moves as you might be about to find out. We've lost about 11 playing and backroom staff to Chelsea, three to Newcastle and two to Arsenal in the space of two years. It is a nightmare but something you will have to get used to if you continue to be successful.

On to your other point about not knowing what more Brighton could offer (aside from money - which would be nowhere near Man U/Chelsea), our squad was decimated by injuries last season which affected us a lot. But the fit squad contains Japan's best player, the winner of the AFCON best young player award, players that represent their national teams in Brazil, Argentina, Germany, England (and England youth), Netherlands, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Ecuador, Scotland, Poland, Ireland, Paraguay.

Plus we have a state of the art training ground, Category 1 academy and recently hired one of the best sports doctors on Germany to prevent another injury crisis! These things take time, patience and a few set backs.
 




I probably shouldn't jump on this being an Ipswich fan but....

The feeling at the club is that McKenna isn't leaving (apart from odd twitter posters)- the messages before the end of season and post have been about continuing the journey with Ipswich and at the moment our major shareholder is over for discussions. This happened last year and ended with a new contract for him.
Manchester United is a curve ball but that is too much of a toxic place for him, likewise Chelsea. He is untested in management so is a massive risk for those two to take him at the moment.

As for Brighton - personally I don't think it offers much more than what he has at the moment as a complete package. At the moment he has complete control over facilities and development and player recruitment and retention and as much money as he wants (and as regulations allow).

Much of what is circulating is social medial and unfounded. Mark Ashton came out the other day and said not to believe social medial or anything until it came from the club.

I get we wont keep him for ever, but the current feeling is he'll stick a season with us. He signed a new contract last season without the guarantee of PL football so can't see that changing. Whatever he is being offered will match most clubs.

I could be wrong, but our major shareholder from America wouldnt be over if McKenna had said hell no, I'm not staying...

Let's see what happens - but whatever happens can we keep Sarmiento?
Welcome and its good to see you being back amongst the elite after a long time away. Think a lot us on here were cheering you on to get the job done and congrats to you👏👏 back to back promotions is no mean feat. As for cherry picking, you'll get used to it although it's frustrating all the same. Good luck next season.
 


Lizzibee

Member
May 22, 2024
13
Welcome and its good to see you being back amongst the elite after a long time away. Think a lot us on here were cheering you on to get the job done and congrats to you👏👏 back to back promotions is no mean feat. As for cherry picking, you'll get used to it although it's frustrating all the same. Good luck next season.
Thank you - been a painful journey but great to beat Leeds to the second place! Its been a surreal a and tough two years but good to be competing and show our face as such
 


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