Yeah ......It's the same old same old scenario right through the club.....extremely frustrating for fans especially on this forum, if only the club owners had a quarter of the enthusiasm the supporters had........as I said at the start of the EIHL road it's still a case of treat the fans with the contempt they deserve................pathetic.
Much as I dislike saying this but Bobby Chaumont would have been a good target for Thinel to hit but I suppose the back checking may have been a problem ...........lol. Sebastian would have been better to watch a bit earlier in his career but would probably have been out of the budget limit then.
Yep could easily have an assistant coach who plays or a Brit like Nottingham, Hutchins is an extra cost but like others on the bench Todd surrounds himself with some friends. You have to laugh when the Management, Coach and Happy Clappers say that moaners as they describe some people on this forum always complain yet manage to implement some of the ideas put forward on here at a later date sometimes 6 years later......at least the penny has dropped........under estimating has a bit of a theme about it I see.
I think they should be announcing a couple of key signings before any tickets are on sale surely......well anybody with half a brain would show some intention to compete to help ramp up the sales.......at Fife it's lose the Captain and let someone else leak the bad news out about the coaches return, the only consistency at Flyers is to get things horribly wrong.
Same old Same old in store for 17/18, well it saves writing scripts for the cardboard cut-out he can just use the same one we have heard for the entire EIHL journey so far, I wouldn't have had Todd or his buddy back in the building, it must be the easiest job in hockey with the order of the day being .......Under-achieve, this coming season is the proverbial camel's straw for even the most ardent Flyers fan ..... I hope Mr Muir sets his sights a good bit higher or even better we get a Todd Kelman type of GM.
That type of info has been mooted on here for the last 6 years, apart from Braehead the other Scottish teams do not have the right approach to fill their rinks, I have seen those teams sell out their rinks in the past.......right product = success in my book.
I have had 2 favourite sports in my life, Ice Hockey and Motor Sport, the amazing coincidence is the fact that both were better imo in the 80's than they are now. In the hockey world back then there were 3 imports and local lads with teams like Durham, Whitley and Nottingham in the mix along with Racers,Rockets and the Flyers.......we can't turn back the clock but surely a bench full of imports does not make it The Great Game,we should also consider the fact that we need a GB team which requires players who have had loads of ice-time honing their skills with a target to aspire to (ie Belfast this week). Money they say is the root of all evil but one thing is for sure if you have it you can flaunt it but why does it have to be the Neil Black league surely at worst there would be a 50/50 split at these board meetings unless the likes of Manchester have ideas well above their station. Perhaps this is why there are plans for expansions in London and other venues in the wing with the Scottish clubs being viewed as stocking fillers until a preferred set-up is in place.
From a spectating point of view the Conference system is not good I feel.....far too much repetition but I suppose the players will be happy to not do hundreds of bus miles every weekend and the likes of Dundee & Edinburgh rubbing their hands with Fife fans visiting numbers and cash flow. At the end of the day it seems to be what Neil Black wants is the order of the day, it's his baw and we have to lump it....bit like the local scenario to a lesser degree.
He certainly never under-estimated the league, plus points is he is a nice lad to talk to, wants to win, builds an offensive team WITH grit. On the negative side is obviously the Frank affair and some folk would not want an ex purple army leader.