It seems the natives are getting restless!
Or at least some of us are.
And to be fair, I can understand, as it’s become seemingly more obvious day by day that Steve Bruce is the man who’s going to be coming in.
Well, at least that’s how it seems.
Which means if it’s true, there’s a very valid point to be made that each day that passes means less time for Bruce to get to know the players before a very important game against the Wolves.
Hence we’re quite simply wasting time and should have appointed the bloke last week.
So what are the reasons why we haven’t appointed him yet?
I can think of a few, but the main ones revolve around Xia not being in the country and China has just had a week off. I know we think it’s highly urgent that we appoint, but while I don’t know what Xia’s actually been up to, maybe he’s just wanted to try and get his head around things and think about our situation?
Let’s face it, while we’ve said “this next appointment is one of the most important in our history” every time we’ve been after a manager since Martin O’Neil, I’d guess many of you will probably agree with me in saying that this time, it really, really is.
If we get this appointment wrong, the simple fact is we could end up back in the third tier of the Football league.
And that’s downright scary.
And then consider who’s the one who’s going to get the dog’s abuse, if we do get it wrong?
It isn’t going to be you or me, as much as most of us are calling for Bruce to come in.
I really don’t envy Tony Xia having to choose in the slightest.
There are also other reasons.
We know we’re down to two candidates, with the other possibly being Steve Clarke.
But maybe there’s another candidate that we don’t know about? I agree, it’s unlikely, but the press don’t have a clue, as we’ve seen by some of the people who’ve been put forward in their stories.
Just the same as we don’t.
Or of course, it could be something as simple as ironing out the details is taking longer than it ought.
Bruce is known for being a straight player and will want things his own way.
Whatever, I’d be surprised if the new manager isn’t in place before the Wolves game.
Because, regardless of what we might have read about the board being impressed with Steve Clarke, I think if that were particularly true, we’d have appointed him straightaway. Why wouldn’t you? He’s here, after all.
No, Clarke doesn’t make sense.
So if it is Bruce, I reckon he won’t want to let Clarke lead the side out. He seems itching to get going again, which means he’ll be doing it himself.
Talking of Xia, he’s been listed as one of the crazy top ten owners.
And apparently got the right hump.
You have to laugh.
And then Ayew is crocked after his Ghana escapades. What a surprise.
What next? Jedinak? (if he starts for the Aussies, that is).
If we didn’t have bad luck, we wouldn’t have any at all.