Really good news.
I know this is Ben Rhodes dept but nothing gets the ok without PRs ok.. Ridsdale has taken a lot of flack over his tenure and rightly so at times, from me also, but over the last few months I feel he is really starting to get this club... finally (the Blackpool ticket situation being the latest).I'm inclined to give him a clean slate and see where we can go from here, Bitterness is bad😉!! Thought he came across really well on last week's Weekend warm up episode. 🙏🤞
This is was I was hoping to type but came up with my diatribe 😁😊. Great post NGI'm in the same position as this really. I wanted Peter out and the vast majority did but I've been more than impressed with how he has reacted to the criticism he's received and how he went about replacing McAvoy with someone that definitely isn't a 'yes man'.
I too thought he came across very well on the weekend warm up last week, I was expecting another fan criticizing sermon but it wasn't at all . The one thing you can tell with him is he really wants this club to succeed.
The Blackpool game situation really showed he's on our side not against us. Slate wiped clean for me.
hes not a manager,.Ridsdale is a good manager. Classic tactic to sign up your critics. They feel important, but then they are bound in to future decisions and less likely to be critical. I am not sure why an MoU was necessary from the 5 fans side. Egos aside.
On the other hand the club has been more active in engaging with supporters, and that is helping to improve the atmosphere.
So may be, all to the good.
Sorry to go against the grain, but this doesn't fill me with any confidence whatsoever - quite the opposite in fact.As PR said in most recent interview, until his Directorship ban expired, he could not take an directly active role in running the club, he had to be seen to be acting as advisor to TH, for fear of being challenged as a Shadow Director. He can now take a public, active role as a Director.
Blocked me on twitter a couple of years ago for challenging his political views, he can diss it out but cant take it.I've known Ben since I was about 8 or 9 and later played with him for Springfields. Always been a sound guy as far as I'm concerned.