Student or Learner
In the sentence below:
If only two of those variables could be ticked off, he was in for a battle.
Does "could be ticked off" mean "could be listed"?
and He was in for a battle means that he was in trouble?
not a teacher
So I told him: if it was a good club, with good history, some financial leeway, and a chairman who understands the game, he would have a chance. If only two of those variables could be ticked off, he was in for a battle.
It would have been better if you had posted the fuller context from your previous question, as above.
There are four conditions that, if present, would give him a good chance of success. If only two of them can be confirmed (ticked off) then he would have major problems.