Who REALISITCALLY would want the job?
Could you really see a top name manager like a Geoff Chapple, a Mark Wright, a Nigel Clough wanting to manage Gravesend?
I dont mean to be downcast about Fleet as a club, i just think that there is a number of people on this board that live in "cloud-cook-coo-land" when it comes to things such as players and managers for Gravesend. Fleet is not a big fish in this league. Therefore, we need to get the best from what we've got.
We are not going to get players of Akinbiyi, Lisbie class (even on loan), simply because they will not even be in the slightest bit interested in coming to a conference club when they can sit and stay on the cushty number they are already at.
This club has progressed way beyond my expectations since Ford took over (surely we can all remember Halesowen and Harrow) and it is down to him that we all now have extremely-raised expectation levels.
A couple of season ago, all i'd expect from gravesend would be mid-table mediocrity in the ryman, doc martens that was served up by Weller, Aldous, Lovell.
However, people are now hopeful, expecting mid-table mediocrity in the next league up full of much bigger and more financially backed clubs (almost like a non-league div1 and premiership if you will).
Just remember all you fickle fans, who has been the manager of this club whilst this has been achieved but also lets try and stay in the realms of realism too.