We need to assemble a squad for the start of next season which seemingly could be only 5 or 6 weeks away from the end of this one. The "Golden Thread Team" were not qualified on any level to deliver on their dream. Its a nice dream to have but if the Club are going to go down that route then they first of need to still have a Club and secondly search and recruit the individuals with the skill sets required to do that. Trying to shoe horn all that in right now would be madness and even more ridiculous than the nonsense from last Summer.
Warnock's football isn't as dire as Pulis's, not the Golden Thread vision admittedly but nor was Karanka's or Big Jack's but if it stabilises MFC it can provide a platform from which to build. We are already reading and hearing about Warnock's man management skills and how he encourages players especially the younger ones and even Morrison who definitely needs someone like Warnock to help him get his head straight. I doubt that Morrison will be here next season but the approach in dealing with him is something that a young Manager won't have in his locker just yet but is extremely valuable. It was something that Karanka for example struggled with and some players openly rebelled or at least were open in their cynicism.
Crazy thought is that we know Warnock could get us promoted to the Premiership and without signing overpriced players on huge salaries with moderate skills. In the past he has picked moderate players up for moderate prices and moderate salaries as well as a few decent individuals to add a bit of spark. That Spence, Tav and Coulson for example are already at the Club is perhaps a decent start. I think those players would benefit from a Warnock figure more so than a younger Manager eager to use Boro as a stepping stone on their way to Manchester, Madrid or Milan.
With Warnock we could feasibly see Premiership money (or Parachute money if it comes to that) again. Hopefully the Club would have learnt from their past mistakes and with interim planning and phased foundation work then in place they could go again with the Golden Thread which will be a lot easier than trying to do it when you haven't got two brass farthings to rub together. Of course we may never see the Premiership again in our lifetime but all the more reason to be prudent and practical. Twelve months ago most predicted the Woodgate outcome but I doubt that we thought that it would actually have been as bad as it turned out but nobody predicted Covid-19 or the effect that it would have on the game and even now we aren't sure just how deep that effect will bite or the long term consequences of it. The World has changed dramatically over the last twelve months, I don't think now is the time to gamble with blue sky thinking as attractive as it is. If MFC were my business right now I would be focusing on making sure we get through the next 18 months and beyond and come out the other side.
But this won’t wash with the more sceptical of the fans.
This wasn’t a pop at your idea of how to maintain a clubs stability whilst trying to push for promotion as I agree it’s the golden egg solution of how to do it. Just it’s a tightrope the chairman/financiers need to walk