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Insight into Wrexham signings - fascinating

Discussion in 'General Football' started by BennyTheKing, Jul 8, 2024 at 2:56 PM.

  1. BennyTheKing

    BennyTheKing Breakthrough Prospect

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    Just listened to Ryan Reynolds talk about how he speaks to every player they sign and potential signings.

    He’s up front and says he doesn’t get involved in footballing matters A but he’s interested in is stories and storytelling.

    So he wants to know from players what their story is, what motivates them, what they are doing or want to do for their family.

    it’s a fascinating insights as it’s all clearly about signing players with the right character - which also ties in to Parkinson’s approach if you remember where character played a huge part in the signings he made.

    I wonder what Rupp ask our players? Or even does he speak to them?
     
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    Unlikely, since he didn’t even speak to our new manager for several weeks after he signed.
     
  3. Onside87

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    They get a lot of shit Wrexham but they are doing things the right way imo. The only way to climb the leagues is to spend some money and if the owners are willing to spend then I can’t see anything wrong with it. Reynolds is also a very astute business man along with appearing to be a very likeable person. Good luck to them.. i wish they’d bought us.
     
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  4. JoeBcBcfc33

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    Parky and Stuart put lots of emphasis on whether they can handle the crowd when the grounds full and when the crowd turns. Obviously worked better for Parky but we need to be doing that whoever the manager is. At this level the players we sign are used to playing infront of a few thousand where you can take a few bad touches and try stuff that doesn't come off without tens of thousands moaning at you, we've signed loads who just crumble at VP.
     
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    It's like they bought it, not even by complete mistake, and actually want to run it.

    Ah well.

    We can't have everything.
     
  6. Captain Grumpy

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    Rupp doesn’t need to,that’s why he employs Sparks, Gent and now Sharpe who I believe do exactly what you refer Reynolds to do.
     
  7. SimonW

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    There can absolutely be a problem with owners throwing money at a club but it depends how they are spending it. If you look at Newcastle crying about not being able to spend a billion every transfer window on players then thats where its bad because ultimately players are short term assets that can quickly turn into liabilities if an owner gets bored and stops covering their cost.

    However if you look at Wrexham their budget for players while decent isn't completely out there and where Rob and Ryan are putting way more of their money into is areas where even if they pissed off in a 3 seasons time the club now has a much more solid base that it can support itself. And actually its not just been that investment in the club directly but also what they have put into the city in general to raise it up because if you make the city more prosperous the club also then financially benefits from that.

    And thats what you want with owners, not ones people who see it as a play thing or a state who see it as a way to sports wash who if they get bored or it stops serving their geo-political goals have burdened the club on the transfer fees owed and wages front as they haven't grown infrastructure and community revenues at the same rate or ideally more to cover it
     
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