As we all knew and expected, the inevitable has now been confirmed, that’s fine and we move on. I understand that there will be compensation, contractural issues etc, whilst I’ve not, (to date), owned a football club, I would have either;
- Sacked him for pitching up at Blackburn with his Stoke chums, when we were playing and he was still employed as our manager?
- Whilst I don’t, (currently), have any professional qualifications in employment law, could we not have suspended him? (hence holding onto his contact – not because we want him, just to fuck him off)
Who’s the next Boss?
- Strong noises last night about Mowbray
- Not my 1st choice, but he had a good 5 seasons at Blackburn
- Being realistic and managing expectations, Blackburn are an established Championship team – that’s not a bad short term aspiration for us?
- I’ll back whoever manages us, without going all Graeme Souness, I find it much easier to be onboard with a no nonesense, tough man manager, I’d be ok with Mowbray
- Few other names in the mix, all fairly positive too
- We categorically cannot go into the next game without a manager, we lost at Cheltenham last season due to a lack of leadership and inability to make a substitution. Albeit against better opposition, we arguably did the same yesterday? Better opposition is the key term here, we cannot have 3 or 4 games without any decent leadership – at this level, you just get beat every time you play, 100%
- I feel emotional when I think about Wembley in May, it will forever be a great memory spent with some great people, one of whom I spent yesterday with, who was able to spend Wembley with his boy, (and boy… he’s some boy for one boy). Wembley can never be undone, never ever❤️⚽️
- When our previous manager arrived, we could only dream of not being third tier shite?
- This week, we have signed the Costa Rican Pele and a French bloke from PSG for €5 million…. lets not forget that this time last year we were owned by a short armed prick who couldn’t afford to buy grass seed
- We are OK, we’re in better shape than we’ve been for 6 years, (all relative etc)
- Whilst it’s nice to be important, it’s much more important to be nice, The official SAFC Statement not thanking him makes me happy, could be a right laugh when Stoke visit the home of football in March
- SAFCBlog doesn’t normally work Bank Holidays, but let’s see what tomorrow brings?
FFS, sometime before Wednesday