There are times I notice these similarities and attempt to make a change, so I'll catch a different bus which takes a different route - sometimes I'll even get off at a different stop and walk a different route, thrilling I know! I do this to make each day different and whilst ultimately I end up in the same place, the way I got there has changed.
Thinking about that for a moment, I wonder if Paul Cox after three years at the helm has decided it’s time to get off at a different bus stop.
His three pre-seasons so far have been the same, crammed with so many games he becomes confused and unable to pick a settled squad to start the campaign - I’ll look at this in more detail in another article but the common denominator is this - Two many games has equaled a split squad which as a result has equaled two many players and has taken time to eliminate into something special - namely January and the playoff push, title race and last term, survival.
This term the budget is restricted which means changes have to happen, players such as Marriott no longer become a piece of the furniture, they become an old sofa that must be replaced for half the price. It's harsh, but somberingly true.
Whilst it's not nice to see an old favorite go, it does add an era of mystery and excitement to the equation, who will arrive and how will the new team fare - our ultimate destination is football at a higher level, we will reach it one day but for now, the same sights sounds and characteristics have been put aside for something untested and untried, hopefully being unpredictable will be a risk worth taking - the only shame is we'll never get to say a proper thank-you or farewell.
All the best to those departing and thanks for the memories.
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