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Doug In Correct Decision Shocker

According to Beefy, Doug might just have got it right

If these stories about DOL potentially being sacked at Easter are true then I’m with Unky Herb on this one and I think he has played it well to ignore all of the hysterics that have gathered pace over the past weeks and months.

We all went into this season prepared to give DOL another chance, a chance to prove last season was blip and that we could recapture what we achieved in that initial season.

The Donny debacle was followed by sufficiently good results that it warranted him staying (just about).

However, the last three months have really been atrocious and it is now painfully obvious he has lost the dressing room and has no clue himself how to turn things around, so trots out all these excuses so as to make his failure look a bit rosier when it comes to future job interviews. I imagine the last six weeks HDE has, like us, wanted rid of him – but he knows better than any of us the financial implications of this action and that has to balanced against the financial implications that come with a takeover. We may claim to know facts and figures but ultimately we don’t and he does (other than the accounts).

He can presume that the new owners will want a total changing of the guard and that includes DOL, so the financial burden of the pay off he can happily leave to any future owners and muddle through until the end of the season with current regime. Now comes the big, decisive part: No premiership = No takeover or considerably less money. The drop in value and lack of interest if we were to drop I imagine is far in excess of any amounts needed to pay up DOL & co’s contracts.

The only answer is if we have any doubts as to relegation then leave it until we are facing the big six pointer games (Blose and WBA) as the vast majority of times a caretaker manager gets promoted from within the club he is known and respected by the current players and, in turn, for at least a few games, they give more than they have in the previous month and that is what is needed to ultimately stay in the division (witness Roeder the reserve coach and Shearer the club legend).

So, if Sid the club legend and Kevin Mac the reserve coach do takeover until the end of the season it is a big pat on the back – stood on the edge of a cliff – from me for Dear old Dougy. If he could just see his way to follow DOL out of the door then top marks all round!

By Beefy


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday March 21 2006
Time: 1:01PM

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dol is a cheque book manager , look at leeds , when the funds dryed up so did the wins , poor tatics poor man managment nough said v
COOP1407
21/03/2006 14:10:00
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dol is a cheque book manager , look at leeds , when the funds dryed up so did the wins , poor tatics poor man managment nough said v
COOP1407
21/03/2006 14:10:00
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The whole thing does seem to hinge on the takeover. If theres no takeover then its obvious that we need a manager that can manage effectively on a limited budget, however if theres a significant injection of cash then a manager must be appointed that can handle money sensibly. However in both cases its clear that O'leary really isnt the man.
andrew144
21/03/2006 14:18:00
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The whole thing does seem to hinge on the takeover. If theres no takeover then its obvious that we need a manager that can manage effectively on a limited budget, however if theres a significant injection of cash then a manager must be appointed that can handle money sensibly. However in both cases its clear that O'leary really isnt the man.
andrew144
21/03/2006 14:18:00
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Totally agree, greeat write up Beefy, oh and i love the animated adverts, class! seriously though, i really hope that the theory that we WILL be taken over and that we are all sat here with our collective balls in cold water is right coz if we get to the end of the season and stay up and nothing happens i'll be.......well just the same really, kind of thick skinned about dissapointment after this season! UTV!
mtones
21/03/2006 14:20:00
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Totally agree, greeat write up Beefy, oh and i love the animated adverts, class! seriously though, i really hope that the theory that we WILL be taken over and that we are all sat here with our collective balls in cold water is right coz if we get to the end of the season and stay up and nothing happens i'll be.......well just the same really, kind of thick skinned about dissapointment after this season! UTV!
mtones
21/03/2006 14:20:00
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WHOS TO SAY THAT IF AND WHEN THE TAKEOVER HAPPENS THAT WERE GOING TO GET A LARGE CASH INJECTION. IF VILLA WAS SUCH AN ATTRACTIVE PROPOSITION FOR INVESTORS, THE CLUB WOULD HAVE BEEN IN NEW HANDS BY NOW. THIS SEEMS TO BE DRAGGINGING ON FOR FAR TOO LONG. JUST LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TAKEOVERS AT CHELSEA (24 HRS)EVERTON (A COUPLE OF WEEKS) AND EVEN MAN UNITED WAS CONCLUDED IN RELATIVLY SHORT TIME COMPARED TO WHATS HAPPENING HERE AT B6
JASON
21/03/2006 17:06:00
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WHOS TO SAY THAT IF AND WHEN THE TAKEOVER HAPPENS THAT WERE GOING TO GET A LARGE CASH INJECTION. IF VILLA WAS SUCH AN ATTRACTIVE PROPOSITION FOR INVESTORS, THE CLUB WOULD HAVE BEEN IN NEW HANDS BY NOW. THIS SEEMS TO BE DRAGGINGING ON FOR FAR TOO LONG. JUST LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TAKEOVERS AT CHELSEA (24 HRS)EVERTON (A COUPLE OF WEEKS) AND EVEN MAN UNITED WAS CONCLUDED IN RELATIVLY SHORT TIME COMPARED TO WHATS HAPPENING HERE AT B6
JASON
21/03/2006 17:06:00
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Good point Jason.
Tierney
21/03/2006 17:09:00
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Good point Jason.
Tierney
21/03/2006 17:09:00
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