Dempster wasn't left with him on the books, he was a loan in January. He was a poor signing though. Still got 4th though
For another poor/bang average signing. What about Gethin Jones?
Also the strange decision to play Alex MacDonald at RWB.
You assume I'm thinking DF is some unfallable god. No he was a manager who did really well over a season and got us higher than we have for nearly 2 decades and should have been given another season. I had to defend that view and now I'm some sort of lovesick teenager. Fact is Dempster wasn't the right choice, neither was Coughlan and Clough is having a tough time of it at present but I'd like to think he will come good.
The question for me is: why should Clough get more time? He's never got promoted out of this league and in professional football leagues got one promotion as manager on his cv, albeit a promotion to the championship. How would he know how to get out of this league?
I'm nearly always an advocate of giving managers time, Dempster and Coughlan were exceptions, Dempster had the team knackered after 60 minutes and picking up so many cards, Coughlan improved us a tad but then went without a win for alot of games with ko sign of improvement. Clough has improved out attacking play in my opinion just the defence is a shambles, not helped by injuries. So I'm not after him being sacked.