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Re: The View from the Top
Posted by: That Bloke With The Dog
Date: 01/02/2018 18:52
But Cooper has access to the actual numbers, wsm man, and they speak otherwise.

I'm really liking this guy. Right from when he nipped in the bud any attempt by the ECB to relegate Somerset, by instructing solicitors to prepare for legal action before any such trickery might be attempted.

To my mind, that same sort of clarity and decisiveness is reflected in the ticketing and membership changes. He could have gone for some sort of half measure which made things worse, but would have deflected criticism from himself - such as getting rid of the likes of Davey and Meekeren, retaining the previous membership fees and structure, and putting up with the sold-out stands continuing being a quarter empty during the T20s.

Nobody would have complained. And when the club got relegated owing to couple of injuries and England call-ups among the seamers, that would have just been put down to ill luck.

Instead he's done the work, looked at the figures, and tried to do what's right for the club as a whole, if not necessarily for his own popularity. Nobody who deals effectively with the sort of situation he describes is ever thanked for it. Instead, the majority would rather carry on muddling through in the hope the club can keep getting away with it.

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