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Fan Letters: ‘Daniel Sturridge – he could do a job!’

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Dear Roker Report,

Just read in the media about Daniel Sturridge meeting up with Jordan Henderson in Mallorca.

Apparently, he’s without a club, I’m sure he could do a better job than a certain WG.

I know wages may be an issue, but as they say, if you don’t ask you don’t get.

Might be worth a try LJ.



Ed’s Note [Martin]: I think there’s more chance of Jordan Henderson coming back this season, Paul. In all seriousness, he could do a great job if fit – but he’s not played for more than a year and I suspect his wages would rule it out before it even got off the ground.

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He’s got form for scoring at the SOL
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Dear Roker Report,

Why did Stewart Donald lie when he said he had sold the club to someone who was going to invest money to get us promoted? We are, again, the laughing stock of the football pyramid. Owned by a billionaire but getting outspent by teams owned by toilet brush salesmen and a former binman.

Surely the prelude to completing any sale would have been that the new owner had the spend X amount on transfers the next season? But obviously not. What a disgrace.

All of the staff they have made redundant (including my own cousin who worked in marketing at the club for 20+ years) with the excuse that it will help them invest more into to the team..??

What the f**k am I witnessing? Is KLD’s plan just to siphon as much money out of the club as possible and then sell again?

Don’t even get me started on the season cards before I say something I regret.

Shame on every single one of them above the manager.

Andy Cogdon

Ed’s Note [Martin]: I must have missed a failed promotion attempt, Andy. Of course, I respect your right to have a view but me and you are at complete opposite ends of the scale here like. Investment in a club happens in a number of ways – transfers are just one. There’s clear evidence of investment being put in behind the scenes in terms of personnel, facilities, pitches etc. We had zero footballing infrastructure in place before the takeover began to happen. To write off a new billionaire owner (who will likely accumulate more interest on his trust fund in the blink of an eye than he’d make selling the club on again), purely because he’s not spent much in the transfer market four weeks before his first transfer window shuts is just absolutely crackers. In my opinion.

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Does KLD need to put his hand in his pocket?
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Dear Roker Report,

Johnson dropped in it? My backside. He’s the manager. Buck stops...

I sent them an email in January suggesting they go for Hayden Coulson and Anthony Ralston. It’s obvious to anybody and everyone what is lacking and what is needed. No need to pay anybody a couple of hundred plus a year to sort out the obvious.

Just pay me....!


Peter Farrier

Ed’s Note [Martin]: He’s the head coach, Peter – there’s a whole team above him conducting the transfer business. Johnson’s got a huge responsibility in terms of the football on the field, but it’s unfair and incorrect to say the buck stops with him transfer wise.

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