Amber Andy wrote:Cleveland_Stag wrote:BH_Stag wrote:CassellsCap wrote:There isn’t a day goes by without a manager being sacked and tipped for the job at Mansfield. We have a manager and until we have a vacancy it’s all irrelevant. We had a good manager in DF and he’s gone ( sorry to say ) now we have JD and even though things could be better we have to back him . He is Mansfield through and through and deserves time and a bit of respect given the years he’s been here. A change of manager could see us even worse off = CFC , NCFC.
Being Mansfield through and through has absolutely nothing to do whether he is a competent manager or not.
Also, how many years are we now gonna go on about the plight of Notts County just because they got it horribly wrong and went down? That has nothing to do with us either. We can’t live in fear of sacking a poor manager because Notts County went down when they did. You can easily pluck another example out where changing a manager worked out well...
... last year Villa were languishing in mid table, brought in a new manager, he turned it round and they got promoted. I’m not saying we’re gonna go and get promoted this year, but It’s more likely that if we appoint a proper manager we’ll be better off in my opinion.
Completely agree BH. Notts County’s demise last season has nothing to do with us, and like you said there will be countless examples where a team has sacked a manager who was underachieving and replaced him with someone who went on to meet certain expectations.
Also, County sacked someone in Kevin Nolan who had been there for over a season and a half, and had just had a good season managing them the year before when they made the playoffs. Completely different to what Dempster has so far done. They then replaced him with Harry Kewell who had done even less in management than Nolan. Obviously if we sack Dempster, unlike County, his replacement would surely be someone with experience in the lower leagues who may have a promotion(s) on his CV already.
So Nolan's record was similar to Flitcroft's and they sacked him. Then they replaced him with someone with a lot less experience, then sacked him and replaced him with an experienced manager, and they were relegated.
I can definitely see a similar pattern emerging
I don't care even if there is a 'pattern'. Sacking Dempster and replacing him with an experienced manager gives us a better chance at competing in the top half of the table. Anyone that defends keeping Dempster with the "look what happened to Notts County" argument is foolish and clearly lacks any ambition.