e17 wrote:That C&H article is an unofficial club statement wrapped up in some pretty points that will never happen.
The bit about “becoming Portsmouth” if they leave is the true point of that post. Sowing seeds for Sully.
Don’t swallow it
As soon as the last vestige of credibility is gone a messenger becomes obsolete. In order to remain a messenger who retains some
credibility at least for some
Southon is trying a different tack because the tried and trusted one wasn't working.
No way would there have been stuff lie that from C+H even week ago, but the ****-storm around the club has flared up and the old way of responding to troubles is no longer sufficient and in any case he needs to aim his message at a new audience - those likely to march - and they are deaf to his usual propaganda bilge.
But as others have said, we need to look at his key message - one that is meant to scare the fans into timidity and so keep his masters in place - i.e. chase the Daves out and the club will do a Pompey.
I said the other day that the wagons are being circled. Unprofessional media outlets like Dave Sullivan Jnr have pulled their twitter accounts, or have had the club tell them to scrap it? . Their more 'professional' and resilient attack dog has been tweeting today as if she's finally been re-activated after months in mothballs. And now Southon has been deployed to water down antagonism / scare the fans in the guise of someone coming around to our side of the argument - anyone fooled by the sly, sycophantic, gutless, oily rag only has themselves to blame.
As you say E17, I'm not buying it. Thing is that this change of tack is a sign that we're on top. By making an argument that incorporates some of our criticisms Southon has had to at least give the appearance of pretending to move in our direction. Like a tug of war team rooted in the sand once they are budged there's no getting a foothold again and they are clearly struggling in the space we've made. Keep it up boys and girls.
ps - prediction for a Southon article coming to you soon. Either, he's looked at the alternatives and reluctantly had to conclude there's no one else out there. Or if we sign someone, anyone half decent he'll say he was wrong and that the Daves can take us where we'd like to go.