- Mar 17, 2010
Every CEO would have final say based on cost I would guess. If the player had a particularly bad reputation then they may object. However, it seems Woodward wants to have input into who we actually sign, which is a different thing. It basically renders the DoF pretty useless. I see no other reason why we would turn down so many of the best DoFs as many of them meet the criteria that you mention, which I agree with.No, Woodward would be involved in transfers no matter what the DOF job remits are and he will always have the final say, you can make that statement for every CEOs in the world. I agree with your last point though, the issue is to attract the correct people and also identify them. Personally I don't trust Woodward and everyone else including SAF to identify a good DOF, their decisions and the ones that have allegedly been supported by SAF and SBC have been shortsighted and lacked inspiration.
Funnily enough the template in football is always the same and always been like that. It's basically SAF at Aberdeen, you look at someone young in a smaller club who is objectively overachieving, the same is true for DOFs, scouts and coaches.