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Richard's Dunne McLeish A Favour

Richard's Dunne McLeish A Favour

Richard Dunne has taken his turn to back the manager valiantly today.

Speaking to the Official Site after all the negative press this week, Dunney is the next in line to explain how good a manager Alex is off the pitch.

'Alex is a good man, he wants the club to do really well. He's here all day doing absolutely everything he can to try and get things right. He talks to every player and wants their feedback to see what we can do to improve things. He's trying 100%, he treats us with great respect and treats men like men.'

Dunne adds that McLeish is fair after games, if a player has done well he will praise them and give them a pat on the back, if they've had a mare he'll be honest about it.

'You need to give the manager time, he has a fierce will to win. He needs time to put his stamp on the team and build a squad and team to challenge, you can't bring success overnight.'

Petrov, Given and now Dunne...I wonder who next?

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday February 11 2012
Time: 4:04PM


If only ECK would do us all a favour and F off!!!
11/02/2012 16:49:00
If this was any other manager with the same record we would all be agreeing that he needs time to bring in his own players and put his mark on the side. I am struggling to see why him coming from the Blues should make any difference to that sort of thinking. Its natural for a manager to need time. For me its about time the players put into practice what they keep banging on about and start performing to their maximum and turning draws into wins to take the pressure off the manager.
11/02/2012 17:28:00
whvilla - well said. But as other comments show some people will never accept him. Not sure himw leaving would do us a favour - 4 managers in less than 3 seasons would not be good news.
11/02/2012 17:55:00
Well said chap : )
11/02/2012 17:59:00
Fully agree , get behind big Eck and support him
11/02/2012 18:17:00
OK. So everything that we already knew is true. He's a nice guy, he wants to do well, he's trying hard, he brown-noses the older players and isn't capable of bossing them around, he won't drop his favourites regardless and just moans at them afterwards, he asks players how to improve things because he doesn't know himself...............The overriding factor is that he isn't a good manager. I'm sure that he would be a good number 2 (and NO I don't mean turd,) or good at managing people in a workplace office type environment, BUT he isn't a manager that will succeed in this day and age where tactics are needed so much. He has got by in life because of his genuine qualities and that's obviously why Randy bought into him. He just isn't clever enough tactically and never will be good enough......... Clap clap to Gordon for suggesting that people will never accept him because he was at the Bloose. I'm going to get a username very similar to yours and just post that on every article to save you the bother mate as you really don't have anything else to say even though what you say is clearly not correct to anyone with half a football brain!!!!! ******** ***** ****** *******
11/02/2012 18:24:00
he should be given longer.keane was a great signing.given too and i think nzogbia will come good.people are entitled to their opinions but i think they should support the team on the day and get behind is going to be tough enough without grumblings and protests around the ground
11/02/2012 18:35:00
iv tried to support mcleish but since that spurs game my backing for mcleish has dwindled... he only knows long ball football... i want to believe he will sort it out but i just cant see it happening... his inability to see warnock is a liability is a case in point... warnock should have been dropped long before the wolves game and should have been dropped from all first team affairs after that swansea game...
11/02/2012 19:13:00
Long ball football my ar*e. Been to All the home games and few aways and we DONT play long ball MOST of the time. Get this myth out of your minds. I agree with Gordon and whvilla and of course steff. If fans put as much effort in VOCALLY backing the team and NOT booing as they do in beating Eck and the players at every opportunity life on these forums might be refreshing.
11/02/2012 20:14:00
I think the fact that Alex Mcleish has not got the best record in the prem at all and the fact he was a blue nose his been relegated twice so there is a big enough reason not to like him - i was one of the few that said to myself when he was apointed i will give him a chance as he is going to get a very rough ride with the fans - however with the reent results and the growing rumors of player unrest i can only assume we willbe in the championship - i will back my villa all the way
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11/02/2012 21:17:00
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