Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Parky sacked

Reports are circulating that Phil Parkinson has been sacked: Parky These have now been confirmed by the official club site.

All the backroom staff have gone (it is best to have a clean out in these circumstances). The name of Dennis Wise has been widely mentioned as a possible replacement. Onw would hope that the new owners have someone in mind as we don't want a repeat of the post-Curbishley fiasco which did lasting damage to the club.

Dennis Wise is favourite with the bookies st 2-1; Gareth Southgate and Chris Coleman are both 6-1; Iain Dowie and Kevin Blackwell are 8-1; and Alan Curbishley is 16-1 (Curbs would never come back in my view and I don't think it would be right for him and the club.

Let's hope that any new manager has sufficient funds to replace some of the mediocre players. They are a good part of the problem. However, poor decision-making was evident last night in the initial formation and the substitutions. The new owners want to see the club in the Championship, as all fans do, and they feel that a fresh start is the best way to achieve that. They have been prepared to act decisively.

Keith Peacock has been appointed temporary manager which should steady the ship with Damian Matthews as his assistant.

The King is dead. Long live the King!

9 comments:

newyorkaddick said...

This is absolutely the right decision.

Whether or not their choice of replacement is similarly well-timed and executed remains to be seen.

Blackheath Addicted said...

It's confirmed on the club site. Parkinson, Breaker and Kinsella all gone.

Anonymous said...

Much as I wanted stability, and desperately wanted Parky to do well, to go a half season with only one good performance out of a well above average League One squad, leave me to conclude that this was the right decision. We were convined he would be given until the end of the season , in view of Slater's comments. May be last night's result was a shock too far - but if so it suggests that no one is waiting in the wings.

Whoever takes the job, their first game will be a stiff challenge..

Pembury Addick

AC said...

Not convinced this decision is right. I hope I'm wrong. But I think this set of players is a mid table bunch. You never know, maybe a new face will give the team a lift. I'm not hopeful though. You've got to feel a bit for Parkinson though. He inherited a mess. Dennis Wise?...please no...

Anonymous said...

a man who last season only lost in the playoffs to penalty shootout. Had no money to spend and produced a team of mainly free transfers to remain in a play off position mostly this season. Give him his due, not many could achieve this. Parkinson did a very good job on very limited resources I see Dowies name is in the betting lists!!!! -- and he spent £11 million. God forbid he returns

Anonymous said...

I believe this was the right decision and that if Parky had stayed we would have drifted away from automatic promotion and even the play offs by the end of the season. I also question our scouting network as most players brought in have been poor even on a shoe string budget. In the football league, whatever the division, games are won in the middle of the pitch and we have no quality there. I still can't see what Racon does and although I like Semedo, he can't pass to save his life. Also every other team competing for promotion have an established goal scorer. We rely on a left-back! Hopefully the board saw this last night and whoever they have in mind as new manager will address this asap.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance @3ky was a link to Pardew
Now hopefully a new era dawns
If Wise does come in good luck to him
In the meantime Keith Peacock won t let the club dowm

Anonymous said...

I can't see a new manager being announced until after the Spurs game. The board will not want their new gaffer's first game to end in us being shown how to play football at The Lane. I would let Peacock have that one and I hope he tells the team to just go out and enjoy themselves as it's clear that sitting down and going through tactics with them doesn't work.

WattO said...

Thanks, Parky. It was a decent effort. Unfortunately, your tactical nous, and your luck ran out.