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Re: 7th and more Allardyce or 10th and a new manager?
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:16:21 PM »
I just don't see why people want us to tread water for another 12 months, which is what we'd be doing if he stayed on. He was a short term appointment and it looks like he'll meet his brief.

If another manager comes available or expresses an interest to join us and buy into what we're looking to achieve then why would we not want to explore it? I don't see any positive in keeping a manager in charge who will probably set out next season to firstly make sure we don't get relegated and then once that's achieved will then tell us we shouldn't be expecting too much as the top 6 are light years ahead so let's be grateful if we can finish 7th and maybe have a cup run, providing we don't play any of the top 6 away otherwise we'll throw that game because it's an expected loss.

I feel like we've entered the twilight zone and gone back to pre-2010.

Now I agree with this, to an extent. If another manager becomes available or we know they can be cherry-picked, then we should go for them. Unlike Martinez and Koeman, though, I wouldn't just sack Allardyce at the end of the season unless we have this replacement lined up.

But a lot of it depends on how we play between now and the end of the season. If we look like we're being more progressive, achieve 7th and prove we can actually outclass teams, then I reckon he'd have earned another go - unless this mystery manager becomes available and the opportunity is too good to turn down. If we bumble along playing more dull, uninspiring stuff then yeah, the need becomes more pressing to look elsewhere.

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