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Author Topic: Should we sack Steve Walsh?  (Read 66176 times)

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January 24, 2018, 02:02:00 AM
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Cassius

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Now I'm no expert but for me, a DoF should be working with the hierarchy to agree a strategy and playing style for the club (not just the first team).

They create a recruitment plan around these two and install scouts across the world to establish lists of appropriate signings.

They look at the squad, its strengths and weaknesses and identify players that don't fit the strategy and playing style. They move players on and bring in new players to fit.

They then identify a manager to coach the squad and pick a team that fits the squad and playing style.

They represent the continuity across these different areas and don't operate as a single point of failure.

A manager can't do all of this and coach the first team at the same time. A DoF is such an important role to get right.

And we've got it badly wrong.


February 18, 2018, 04:05:57 PM
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I've been giving this a lot of thought, weighing up what I know of Walsh, his remit and responsibilities, how he comes across, our recruitment, continuity and the people brought in around him and while my knowledge of a lot of this is limited to just rumours and hearsay, I think my answer to the original question is yes, we should sack the sack of shit.

I should also say that a DoF should be strong enough to overrule a manager on a signing. They should be responsible for the long term, the vision and general style of the club. The manager coaches the available players to the agreed style. The manager is a short term, replaceable role in this structure and their opinion should be valued but not final.

If they're not strong enough to back down over the signing of a player that doesn't fit this, they're not right for the role.