An exciting appointment, certainly the most interesting of all those mooted, but it still feels a massive gamble. I would feel a lot happier if I was confident that the net was cast far and wide across the continent to look for Potter's successor. I get the impression that we didn't really look beyond these shores - simply because there's no one with the appropriate know-how within the club. This isn't intended to criticise Birch, because he was brought in to sort out the finances, which he is well qualified to do, not for his DoF credentials. Finding a suitable candidate to fulfil that role should be the next priority, to ensure we're not left high and dry when Cooper inevitably leaves - hopefully because he's poached, rather than fired.