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We still have a recruitment team in place and Howe apparently already had targets in mind for January, specifically for staving off relegation, and so I really don't think the DOF needs to come in for transfers to be done.

 

The DOF is more important for the restructuring of the club's whole footballing setup, and then for the longer term recruitment of players once staying up has been achieved.

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I must admit, it's quite concerning that they haven't sorted this out. Assuming they were always going with this model, why haven't they appointed one? They've had enough time.

 

If they're going into January without an experienced DOF, it feels like amateur hour to me mind. Leaving transfers entirely in the hands of Howe could well be a disaster. Might be wrong, but feels like that to me.

 

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We don't know the scale of the refurbishment at this point. They've had to put £38m in just to get the day-to-day up to scratch. Who's even working on things atm? They've joined a club with no apparent corporate structure whatsoever. There's no wonder it's taking time to get stuff nailed down. 

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14 minutes ago, Yorkie said:

We don't know the scale of the refurbishment at this point. They've had to put £38m in just to get the day-to-day up to scratch. Who's even working on things atm? They've joined a club with no apparent corporate structure whatsoever. There's no wonder it's taking time to get stuff nailed down. 

 

The problem is unfortunately is that they were caught out with the speed of things. They either were not expecting the takeover to be given the green light full stop, or were not expecting anything to proceed until January at the earliest and most probably next Summer.  

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1 hour ago, Yorkie said:

We don't know the scale of the refurbishment at this point. They've had to put £38m in just to get the day-to-day up to scratch. Who's even working on things atm? They've joined a club with no apparent corporate structure whatsoever. There's no wonder it's taking time to get stuff nailed down. 

 

Good pointy on the no structure thing. I'd imagine it would be hard to persuade a top DoF etc when they'd literally be sitting with nobody to delegate to, and such like. I wonder if, at the same time as DoF talks are going on, they're also employing various levels of management throughout the whole business. 

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I think the most important appointment, that will probably shape the way the club grows the next decade, is going to be who they pick for CEO. That appointment will run everything from the business to the football side. These things take time of course but I'm looking forward to seeing some news about their search in the near future. I wonder if they will go for a Saudi, or something with close links to PIF, like City did with Khaldoon.

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1 hour ago, AyeDubbleYoo said:

It’s not exactly a quick job. 

 

They took the club over on October 7th like. You'd think, given the importance of January that a DOF/Technical director would be priority.  I mean there's been no appointments (other than the manager, which if reports are to be believed especially, wasnt particularly smooth) at all.

 

Maybe it's teething problems, maybe I shouldn't be concerned at all but you'd hope they'll have a decent plan and are all set to go as soon as that window opens. Can't see how at least one senior appointment wouldn't be part of that. If that's the case they're leaving it late imo.

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14 minutes ago, Doctor Zaius said:

 

They took the club over on October 7th like. You'd think, given the importance of January that a DOF/Technical director would be priority.  I mean there's been no appointments (other than the manager, which if reports are to be believed especially, wasnt particularly smooth) at all.

 

Maybe it's teething problems, maybe I shouldn't be concerned at all but you'd hope they'll have a decent plan and are all set to go as soon as that window opens. Can't see how at least one senior appointment wouldn't be part of that. If that's the case they're leaving it late imo.

 

What exactly has given you the indication they're leaving it late? The January window closing in? That should not be the key motivator for hiring our executive staff. 

 

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2 minutes ago, The Bonk said:

 

What exactly has given you the indication they're leaving it late? The January window closing in? That should not be the key motivator for hiring our executive staff. 

 

 

Well that is it, yeah. Especially considering that we seem to be hurtling towards relegation. However I do recognise that these appointments shouldnt be rushed. I just hope they're not rushing due to careful consideration and a clear vision amongst the controlling parties as opposed to incompetence or lack of know how. :dontknow:

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In terms of finding players I think even if they came in now January wouldn't be enough time for a DOF to make a massive difference but a bit concerning maybe about who is going to be doing the negotiating in January if nobody does come in

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41 minutes ago, Doctor Zaius said:

 

Well that is it, yeah. Especially considering that we seem to be hurtling towards relegation. However I do recognise that these appointments shouldnt be rushed. I just hope they're not rushing due to careful consideration and a clear vision amongst the controlling parties as opposed to incompetence or lack of know how. :dontknow:

 

Imagine we have enough contribution through Staveley's advisors, PIF, the Reuben's to guide us through until they're comfortable leaving an executive branch in place to run the day to day. 

We're all so conditioned to expect the worst from King Tat and his threadbare operation of our club the past 14 years. 

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1 hour ago, triggs said:

In terms of finding players I think even if they came in now January wouldn't be enough time for a DOF to make a massive difference but a bit concerning maybe about who is going to be doing the negotiating in January if nobody does come in

 

Most likely Howe since he basically runs everything at Bournemouth. Would be bad if new owners without knowledge in this area manage the negotiations.

 

Think Staveley desperately needs support in CEO/ DOF helping to run the club though.

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It’s not implausible that the people they want in key roles are already attached to  someone else. If that’s the case they wouldn’t be in a position to share until they have a signed contract. 
 

it’s not smoke and mirrors like the previous clown. They just want to make the right decisions for long term success. Timings etc probably have caught them out but I have faith they’ll get it right. 

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