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Michael Kenrick
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1 Posted 01/04/2020 at 19:23:33
Great piece of compilation work there, Patrick, including some details of that tumultuous season that have been long forgotten.

This would be the pinnacle of Moyes's over-long spell for me. The victory over Man Utd – just look at that team!

I'd forgotten how long the Fortress Sports Fund saga dragged on. Maybe it was ridiculed from Day 1, but amazing how outspoken Paul Gregg was – shows you the club have become a lot better at 'controlling the narrative', as Paul the Esk would have it.

Patrick, when I formatted your piece for the webpage, it wasn't always clear where your quoted newspaper items ended. Let me know if I got anything wrong that you want to change.

Thanks again.

Tony Abrahams
2 Posted 01/04/2020 at 19:42:43
Great read Patrick, I didn’t realise how badly our points dried up after Christmas that year, and the Villa away game, (I couldn’t see where our next points were coming from) plus that great game against United, proved very valuable in the final straight.

I remember seeing Samuelson, being introduced to the AGM, by Kenwright, and my first thought was that he was an extra off Emerdale Farm, so I’d definitely say the Fortress money was being ridiculed from the first day by some, and maybe helped Mr Kenwright step up his due-diligence, to help him find out that the man in a one bedroom flat in Manchester, wasn’t being serious!

Patrick McFarlane
3 Posted 01/04/2020 at 20:00:13
Thanks Tony#2 your comments are very much appreciated

Michael - the formatting is fine as far as I can tell but many thanks for your help and comments. Perhaps for the next one I could signal where the extracts start and end.

Steve Carse
4 Posted 02/04/2020 at 21:50:25
The last third of the season was classic Moyes – throughout his time, the closer we got to success the more conservative his approach.

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