ParisStag wrote:I don't see how Demps is a 'gamble'. We aren't going to go down so even if he doesn't work out, we'll be mid-table at worst. Priming a young coach in house is a better way of knowing your candidate - where perhaps we didn't know Flicker or Evans that we'll - and lots of good young managers seem to come out of nowhere look at the Cowleys. They'd only managed school teams and amateurs before getting the Braintree job.
If the aspiration is still "Project Promotion" (Radford's words in the main) then of course it's a gamble! If the agenda has now changed and we're playing the longer game then your point is valid. What I don't get is the shift if there is one. Gung ho for last few seasons and now foot off the gas?? It might be foot off the gas but that's how it could be seen.
The dismissal is one thing, the appointment is another.