Jamie wrote:You're really scraping the barrel now with this "getting up to speed" stuff. He isn't an apprentice learning a new trade. Hes got one of the 92 most desirable jobs in English football. This isn't the platform for him to learn his trade... This is a professional football club with a big budget, big ambitions and expectations. If had a bottom half budget I'd agree he needs time to learn. That isn't the case. The chairman has set very clear expectations for the season.
Clearly it's not his fault hes not capable. It's the chairman's fault for taking a risk with a rookie. When you take risks you have to accept there can be a downside. Not all risks work out. This one hasn't, it shows no signs of "coming good" so it's time to correct the mistake and try something else.
JR needs to sort this out. His credibility is damaged with each passing day and each poor result. The time to act is now while the season can still be saved.
If you think creating 3/4 chances - which we missed and lost the game - justifies more time then there may be no helping you.
Be honest, your issue is the sacking of someone, anyone, not the fact hes actually any good or not or will come good. You just dont like people getting sacked. DF failed, you backed him. JD is failing, your backing him...
The saying in business goes... hire slow, fire fast... ie take time making the right appointment, but if you haven't. Act fast to correct it. That is very apt here.
Jamie I have two issues,
1 Are we being too hasty in sacking a rookie manager who has shown improvement ?
2 The fear that the board will make a knee jerk reaction and once again make a poor decision ( as they did with JD ), when appointing a new manager. Dismiss the comparison with Notts County and Chesterfield as much as you like but it could easily turn out like that.
Both these issues are based on facts.
Many on here want him gone now, with little thought or regard of what follows.