Amber Andy wrote:
zygon2003 wrote:I'm perplexed as to why everyone is angry about DF's dismissal
It was quite clear what his objective was and he was given the funds and the resources (Tyler Walker) to at least come second. He couldn't manage a draw against MK Dons or get past an under resourced Newport side over two legs. Surely you don't think the Radfords should have kept him on and given him even more?
Demps is clearly struggling but we need to show some support over the next few games and hope he turns it round. Making it toxic for him now would be sheer folly. Why would the Radfords remain interested by sacking a manager, paying compensation for another and then funding their transfer window in January for a mid-table finish. Drobe past their house in Retford and can't recall seeing money trees in the garden.
Fans are more angry about an inexperienced manager being appointed than DF being sacked.
I do think DF should have been kept on and given a budget to replace Walker ( the same budget as JD was given ). The squad didn't need much adding to.
I will always support the manager. Nasty remarks made at games to the manager and players only serve to make matters worse.
Whilst I respect the Radfords I think JR has made two bad decisions. The first was sacking DF the second hiring an inexperienced manager.
Sacking DF was the right thing to do. He had two seasons in which the first he blew play-offs, the second he blew autos.
I'm sure some would give him 10 seasons blowing automatics before even bringing his position into question because there is an odd love-in for him despite two seasons of heartache with him at the helm. From February onwards starting at Newport the writing was on wall. He had an objective to achieve yet failed and paid the price.
JD was a gamble, he earned and deserved an opportunity to have a crack at the role for that there is no doubt. Had it paid off it would have been seen as a masterstroke however at this stage it currently appears to be spectacularly exploding in front of our eyes through poor leadership, ill discipline and a lack of fitness.
Yes it was worth a gamble, but how long it takes for JR to swallow his pride and admit it's backfired before we lose touch with the early pace setters and who he then brings in will be the telling factor for how our season is likely to pan out.
I'm sure some are already thinking 22nd i'll take that if current form continues just to be safe from the conference (23rd if confirmation only 1 team drops as a result of Bury).