I was listening to Radio 5 on Saturday and they were discussing Tony Pulis's fate (before their win at Ha!Ha!) One of the commentators remarked that it was bit like the situation at Charlton, Alan Curbishley had established the club in the Premier League, but the fans wanted to get rid of him so that they could get someone who could take them to the next level. And look what happened, the commentator said.
In fact this was never the view of the vast majority of fans, just of the usual suspects, one or two of whom managed to express their views on 606 which were then taken as representative of the fan base as a whole.
I sense that Curbs felt that he had done all he could at Charlton and wanted a new challenge, hopefully at West Ham. We all know what happened there.
We all knew that Curbs would not stay for ever. The biggest mistake made by the Murray era board was not to invest sufficient effort into succession planning. The result was the curse of Dowie, followed by further errors. Now, with Sir Chris, we are on our way back.