I’ve been expecting this all day and have been keeping a close eye on the news, but typically it seems the announcement was made while I was listening to my music library in the car on the way home.
So I’ve literally only just heard it myself.
There’s just no doubt that it had to happen.
The football had been rubbish all season, the away fans turned, the manager turned on the fans and then the home crowd strongly vented their feelings. It was all following a pattern we’ve seen before.
I know a few of you won’t agree, but now we’ve actually done the deed, I’m a bit sorry he’s gone really.
Let’s not forget that he re-united the club with the fans, even if only for a while. And he stayed with us this summer when it probably would have been easier to walk, just as it seemed we were in our worst situation in 50 years.
I also worry that any new manager that comes in also won’t be able to get a tune out of our players.
But I guess that’s just the perfectly normal feeling of not liking the unknown.
But I think that mostly I’m quite happy that it’s happened now.
I predicted he’d get 10 games and I was pretty close, as it’s actually 11.
Whatever, it’s early enough for us to be able to turn things round.
And let’s face it, whoever comes in can barely do a worse job. It would seem that there’s plenty of room for improvement with the squad (particularly the top 13 or 14 or whatever).
The latest news is that Kevin McDonald will lead the team against Millwall and it’ll be interesting to see what happens there, although I don’t expect much to change.
From memory, he pretty much continued what had previously been happening in his previous stints as caretaker.
So hopefully it’s onwards and upwards then.
Although I massively worry that the new manager will struggle, purely because of the unbalanced squad.
Which is where I think we are going to have to show a little patience, at least until we’ve seen what happens in the winter window. Which brings FFP into the fray again.
Thanks for the positives Steve.
But here’s looking forward to some watchable football.