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Thread: Restructuring of the football side and recruitment of a trading expert

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    I keep tweeting Adam Blackmore about asking questions around the restructuring of the football side to see what Work Matt Crocker has Initiated by asking Martin Seemens about it or by setting up an interview with Matt Crocker himself.
    My request has fallen under deaf ears.
    Its all very well interviewing players from the past and reopening old wounds but I d like actually know whatvthe club is doing to improve us in the future.

    Where has all the talk of a recruitment expert coming in gone? Important topic especially when you will have a transfer window in or around the summer or in september.

    All these topics are not being covered, so does anyone know anything on this?

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    The last comment on recruitment from Semmens at the last forum was that we had people lined up who were employed at the time so were looking to sort by the end of the season.

    As you say, would be good to get an update. It's been quiet on what Crocker has been doing since he joined...but that's not a bad thing.

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    Recruitment? This summer? Doubt it.

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    a lot will depend on how many we can get rid of to be able to buy
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFC Forever View Post
    a lot will depend on how many we can get rid of to be able to buy
    That has no bearing on the restructuring staff wise, not player wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevy777_x View Post
    I keep tweeting Adam Blackmore about asking questions around the restructuring of the football side to see what Work Matt Crocker has Initiated by asking Martin Seemens about it or by setting up an interview with Matt Crocker himself.
    My request has fallen under deaf ears.
    Its all very well interviewing players from the past and reopening old wounds but I d like actually know whatvthe club is doing to improve us in the future.

    Where has all the talk of a recruitment expert coming in gone? Important topic especially when you will have a transfer window in or around the summer or in september.

    All these topics are not being covered, so does anyone know anything on this?
    Semmens said the person is currently employed. So the delayed season and delayed transfer window will have an impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
    Semmens said the person is currently employed. So the delayed season and delayed transfer window will have an impact.
    An internal promotion? Perhaps someone who used to assist Ross Wilson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic Saint View Post
    An internal promotion? Perhaps someone who used to assist Ross Wilson?
    Employed at a different club, so not an internal promotion

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    Has Crocker even started yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
    Employed at a different club, so not an internal promotion
    It sounds good. Our owners investing in strengthening the squad with a new transfer guru, poached from another club, advising them on which players to buy.

    Just imagine us behaving like other clubs: reinvesting the Premier League money in building a better team. Is that really going to happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Saints View Post
    Has Crocker even started yet?
    Yes he started in February

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
    Yes he started in February
    Either Crocker, or the new trading expert, if ever appointed, could start with looking at some of the dire merchandise being designed and offered by the Saints Store. I've ben looking for some exciting Saints kids clothing for my lively grandchildren, a boy toddler and a four your old girl. The offerings are pretty abysmal. I will have to buy what is there, but why can't the Store go back to basics and produce simple colourful kit for kiddies with bright and cheerful Saints red and white stripes suitable for young boys and girls?

    It hurts for me to say this but in Rupert Lowe's time the Saints Store offering for youngsters was much better both in design and appeal than is available today.

    As a follow-up comment I feel that the general quality of SFC design especially kits (and logos plastered onto kits) has deteriorated in recent years. Too cluttered. It used to be so good and widely admired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eelpie View Post
    Either Crocker, or the new trading expert, if ever appointed, could start with looking at some of the dire merchandise being designed and offered by the Saints Store. I've ben looking for some exciting Saints kids clothing for my lively grandchildren, a boy toddler and a four your old girl. The offerings are pretty abysmal. I will have to buy what is there, but why can't the Store go back to basics and produce simple colourful kit for kiddies with bright and cheerful Saints red and white stripes suitable for young boys and girls?

    It hurts for me to say this but in Rupert Lowe's time the Saints Store offering for youngsters was much better both in design and appeal than is available today.

    As a follow-up comment I feel that the general quality of SFC design especially kits (and logos plastered onto kits) has deteriorated in recent years. Too cluttered. It used to be so good and widely admired.
    Why would the Director of Football and Scouting Boss be involved in that. What a waste of time for them. Would rather we go it right on the pitch rather than in the shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eelpie View Post
    Either Crocker, or the new trading expert, if ever appointed, could start with looking at some of the dire merchandise being designed and offered by the Saints Store. I've ben looking for some exciting Saints kids clothing for my lively grandchildren, a boy toddler and a four your old girl. The offerings are pretty abysmal. I will have to buy what is there, but why can't the Store go back to basics and produce simple colourful kit for kiddies with bright and cheerful Saints red and white stripes suitable for young boys and girls?

    It hurts for me to say this but in Rupert Lowe's time the Saints Store offering for youngsters was much better both in design and appeal than is available today.

    As a follow-up comment I feel that the general quality of SFC design especially kits (and logos plastered onto kits) has deteriorated in recent years. Too cluttered. It used to be so good and widely admired.
    That would not come under their remit, that is retail and they deal with football

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