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seasider wrote:That's the confusion though. Didn't Sadler say Championship within 2 or 3 years. Grayson could argue that he was still on track!I was just using it as a hypothetical. In this situation we knew what was expected of Grayson. In other situations we might not know, which is why the outside commentary about letting managers go too soon may be based on false expectations. It would be great to give all managers 3 years to succeed, but if they fail to meet their goals, whatever they may be, then they should be sacked.
seasider wrote:I understand manager's stick together but the use of the word 'disgrace' is slightly over the top...
Agreed on the wording. Though Holloway isn't completely wrong. In general, clubs need to give managers more time to get their players and systems in place. The real problem comes when clubs fire multiple managers too quickly in succession. You end up with a bunch of players who were suppose to meet different visions for the club, which ends up being a mess.
That being said, Grayson was given money to spend, he was expected to put in a system of play that would create stability within the club. Instead, he has spent the money poorly and the system of play has not been established 7 months into his tenure.
All the best managers never slag off the players in public. Can't expect Dunn to slate Heneghan especially having not seen a reply.
The season is dead but at least a team was picked today where you didn't spend two minutes scratching your head.
I recall some pretty good ones doing it from time to time, but the key is the timing of it.
sudds green wrote:
Said all the right things in post-match interview about effort, then fell into type, suggesting, "Haven't seen it.... Ben slipped.... two big lads colliding ".
Realise managers criticising individuals on air might be seen as counter-productive, but wouldn't it be more refreshing if both manager and player came on to admit a stupid assault like that cost us the game. Where's the fucking humility?
Definitely a time and place for the manager/ player being honest about certain aspects of the play. Dunn doing it now just after just being named caretaker manager probably isn't the best time though. A lot of players see open critisim as a betrayal.
Graves wrote:Surely promotion is already out of sight for us? Consolidation.
Agreed, it is out of sight. I was just wondering if Dunn is being given the freedom to play his style or is this a respect the point kind of appointment. The best case scenario is that Dunn only oversee's a few games until a new manager is appointed.
Magic147 wrote:What's his win percentage since his last promotion?
They're clearly used to watching their team get absolutely battered so just competing for part of the game has them pissing their pants.
Which should give us pause that maybe we are not out of the woods yet. Finally got a victory, but against one of the worst teams in the division whom we let compete with us, according to their fans.