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40 SAFCdohaFair point - I think our respective clubs have cornered the market in inexplicable failures in management! I certainly thought MON, SAFC and NQ were a perfect match - but hey, what do any of us know. I thought Dalglish and Gullit were great choices....and boom!
Hi Loadsamoney,I guess that with each experience he will learn so maybe his tenure at SAFC may be slightly different. However long that may be ! As I say, only time will tell and he can't be any worse than some of the dross we've had before. We are serial underachievers so hopefully he can change the mentality.
Hi SAFCDoha...We are indeed in better shape... But importantly. just about as good a shape as PDC could ultimately achieve with us. It's madcap, great fun and exciting... But surely not sustainable.His record against "better teams" is excellent so I think SAFC will benefit (by definition most premier league teams are "better").I think he's a good signing for you and he needed to move on from us
@47._mitch_ I haven't been able to decipher what you were on about, if English isn't your first language, not a bad attempt.As for Ellis Short, how was he to know that MON would flop so spectacularly?And for someone barely literate to call Sunderland stupid, well put it this way it made me laugh!
Sunderland's performance throughout the season has been very poor, but even so have thrown away lots of points due to lack of confidence. The last two defeats against Chelsea and Man Utd were only the result of freak goals. Will be one mighty scrap but in the end will be a fine dividing line that could depend upon luck and being able to win, even undeservedly.
48 LoadsamoneyYou have obviously more knowledge about PDC than I have from a supporters point of view. You say on balance, so that means the negatives outweigh the positives, but would you say you're in better shape now than before he took over ? It would appear to me that you are.Ultimately, time will tell, and all managers run their course, except for SAF !
Re 46 No.......And your point is exactly what ?Re 47 mitchFair enough, you have an opinion. I personally think the owner has made what is called an each way bet. He's a very wealthy man so i don't think he is a defeatist, more of a calculated gambler. Time will tell.
West Ham were in a similar position at the start of the 08/09 season. Zola, who also didn't have premier league experience, took over about two months in. He did well with the inherited squad, but in his first full season we finished 17th.Point I'm trying to make is, don't judge Di Canio until he has a full season under his belt - also, losing to a team with millions to spend doesn't mean a thing
PDC... What's the story?As a Swindon fan, on balance I am happy he is at SAFC... He'd run his course at my club which is what he will do every 18 months at every club he turns upside down in 18 months.He's a nut-job who has an ego bigger than his native country... He has useless tactical awareness and his man-management skills are "to shout"... But to be fair, it's a hell of a ride for 18 months
44.SAFCDoha - if that was case maybe he should have waited till end of season! if indeed ur correct. also I think your chairmen is defeatist if that's the case, sunderland if won last night and relegation prob wouldn't have been a issue. so in answer to ur question , no I don't believe that to be case
The whole club has been found wanting. Sinking like a stone. Lets see how many of your "to good for SAFC" stick around to prove a point. Stephen Fletcher a giant, the rest a joke.
Re 43 FergyTimeDead right. O'Neill, the one we wanted, has been as big a let down as McMakemoney was all those years ago. Shame as he's a nice guy and everybody was willing him to do well but, inexplicably he's been found wanting big time. If you're going down, and I personally think we are, then you do it with a bit of fight, rather than a sleepwalk !
Re 41 mitchDo you not think that the owner had one eye on the Championship when he made the appointment. Given Di Canio's experience at lower levels ?Maybe not such a stupid/club after all ?
@41, Mitch Sunderlands gamble to stay up was one they simply had to take-whether PDC is the correct choice or not, they were going down. I don't think its as big a gamble as appointing a manager with one promotion and no big club/top 4/winning experience as Liverpools? And the rest of the football world would certainly prefer to listen to PDC than rodgers
It didn't take him long to use the lack of fitness excuse a lot of new managers use when taking over a struggling team.Maybe O'Neill let them eat and drink what they want and come into training when they felt like it.Could it not be a total lack of confidence as they haven't won for over 2 months and they are just not good enough to compete with Chelsea. They can be super fit but bad players
my business is in trouble , I know im going to fire the person who hasn't done anything to better the situation other then spending30mill and being in same position as 1 year ago, and hire some bloke who has a very little experience and known in top flight , nor has any experience in a relegation fight, if it indeed works out its luck as its a gamble - a big gamble- stupid club
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