Ok, most of you hopefully know my way of thinking.
While I try to be positive and enthusiastic on the whole, I also like to think that I can be very quick to condemn/complain about the club or the team.
But when it comes to managers, I believe they should be afforded a reasonable amount of time before we write them off.
Oohah has given reasons as to why Tim Sherwood should be sacked and they’re understandable.
Our record since the FA cup semi final has been shocking.
The situation isn’t helped by the fact that we’ve had our worst top flight start since Billy McNeil, where we were relegated.
But I still have a feeling that getting another manager won’t solve anything.
So no, he shouldn’t be sacked yet, simple as.
Because it’s far to knee-jerk a reaction, in my opinion.
The consensus is that we have decent players (or at least better than we’ve had for a while), players where we can see that there’s something in them;
Traore scares the proverbial out of me, let alone Premier league defenders. Ok, he looks a bit injury prone at the minute, but he’s been kicked to bits by Notts County and probably hasn’t got past that knock yet.
Amavi is decent going forward and if he messes up defensively, he has the pace to recover, albeit he’s prone to mistakes. Whatever you think, he’s at least done ok.
Gana looks very decent.
Ayew changed the game against the Blues and showed he has the makings, as performing in a Derby is about as tough as it gets.
Gestede, while I’m not convinced by him, there’s no denying that if you put the ball on his head from the right angle, he has every chance of putting it in the net.
Crespo actually looked better than £500,000 worth, his one mistake apart.
Richards is a great signing and there have been calls on here for him to get an England recall.
I’ve probably missed some, but I’m sure you get the point, in that Sherwood has signed decent players.
And if he’s signed them, I’d like to think he knows exactly how he want us to play.
Of course, it’s not just a matter of signing the right players.
You need to make them work together and that’s the tricky part. A part that takes at least some time.
Which is where I’d remind some of our older fans about a certain manager, who signed what seemed a very poor bunch of players.
Until they fitted together, where the club went onto great things.
Of course, I could be talking rubbish and Sherwood will never make it work.
But who might come in?
I’ve seen Sam Allardyce touted, but come on, is that really what we want?
A 100% pragmatist, who will never take a club anywhere higher than mid table on average, because he’ll play for the draw, just to avoid defeat?
While I can see the attraction at the moment, he isn’t the future.
Some new up and coming foreign manager must be the solution then, but I really can’t think of one and don’t believe Aston Villa will do it either. Venglos still rings in my head.
Forget all the top managers, as we won’t pay the money and Lerner definitely won’t give the budget required.
I doubt even Moyes would want to come to us and he’s possibly the best domestic shout.
That’s an interesting thought, that Tom Fox might entertain, but no doubt that would be a while away from now.
So who would come in, is the question?
I don’t believe we’re even looking at the answer yet.
Is that short sighted?
I don’t think so. Not after a few weeks with Sherwood having his own team, where we need to disregard all that went on last season.
It’s just not how the hierarchy of a senior premier league club works.
Hence Sherwood will be staying until at least Christmas, in my opinion.
So, summing up, I don’t believe he’s been given enough time and I don’t believe there’s a good enough alternative out there.
No doubt some of you might think differently, which is fair enough.