Friday, February 03, 2006

One chance

There's an excellent article in today's Guardian which talks about Souness' time at the club and takes the view that sacking him was the right thing to do.

Interestingly, the article comments that neither Luque nor Babayaro were Souness signings, and were in fact foisted upon him. Now this would hardly come as a surprise given that Fat Fred was allegedly the man responsible for Nicky Butt and Fat Pat who Robson was lumbered with.

The question has to be, why? Why does Fat Fred (a man who has made his money in scrap metal) think he is a great judge of a footballer? If he wants to pick the team, can't he just invest in a copy of Championship Manager, or play Fantasy Football, like the rest of us? By doing this, he is seemingly enjoying a massive ego trip. "Look at me" he is saying, "I know best".

Well, sorry Freddie, but your judgment of footballers is not that hot, and you really should leave that side of things to the professionals. Particularly when they are the ones who shoulder the blame when things don't work out.

Of course, the question now is whether Fat Fred has the ability to make one good decision?

He simply must make the right appointment now, or we're going down. Maybe not this season, but certainly next.

Here's hoping he gets it right.


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