Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Clearing his desk?

Today's Guardian claims that Fat Fred's New Year's Resolution is to plunge the club into further chaos and sack the manager, with Academy director Glen Roeder a likely short term replacement before ex-mackem Fat Sam Allardyce brings his brand of long ball football to SJP.

Needless to say, I hope this is absolute bollocks.

Firstly, I really don't think sacking Souness would be a constructive step, if for no other reason than it will leave us scratching round for a manager in the middle of the season when most, if not all, of the good managers already have gainful employment.

Secondly, anyone who has seen Bolton play this season, or any season since they joined the Premiership will realise that Allardyce favours a team of cloggers, who lump long balls forward and who dive and cheat (and spit) their way to undeserved victories whilst employing the depressing 4-5-1 formation.

Thirdly, if Sven Goran Eriksson does decide to pack in the England job after the World Cup (or is politely asked to clear his desk in the event we fail to get out of the group stages) then Fat Sam will, in all probability, be fighting with Steve (doing his best to get the smoggies relegated) McClaren for the England job. In which case, we'd be left looking for another manager whilst probably saddled with a load of shit players brought in by Allardyce.

With a host of winnable fixtures on the horizon, surely we would be better off spending any money that changing the manager might cost on playing reinforcements, with Defence, Midfield and Attack all in need of strengthening, and the Treatment Room seemingly needing extending to meet the ever growing demand.


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