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posted Dec 10, 2009
Didn't realise he was ill - sorry to hear that. Please remove my previous comment. Thanks.
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Interestingly, Citizen, he did the same for Argyle first time around......went to Southampton and recommended Bobby Williamson as next manager.....who I believe is in Uganda these days !!
Why remove it, Citizen ?? Personally, I think it's more demeaning that people want to blame Parkinsons was to blame for his dreadful second tenure. I thought it was irrelevant. He didn't cut it at this level at either Argyle of Sheffield Wednesday - Parkinsons was neither here nor there.Don't get me wrong, his first spell in charge was an unmitigated success but we forget that this was at a lower level whereby 'blood and snotters hoofball' has a slightly better chance of success. At this level, working hard isn't enough. You need guile, skill and ability to survive in the Championship - alongside workrate and desire. It's a tough league.
Sturrock the best manager we've ever had? I'm sorry, have you forgotten about Ian Holloway already? Sturrock had to go, I only hope we get some decent players in Jan to replace all the talent we lost...
Holloway was not a great manager. He was a 'Championship Manager' manager who left the club in a real mess. There is more to management than what Holloway did.
forestgreenfan, pilgrim just beat me to it. Yes we have forgotten about Holloway already. He is not fit as a person to lace Sturrock's boots.
Financially, yes, maybe he did leave the club in trouble, but he also left a club that was pushing for a playoff place. To be honest, if the choice is a relegation battle, or a push for promotion and the financial benefits of that, I know what I'd prefer...
Paul Mariner will be a good manager. He did a *great* job with the New England Revolution under Stevie Nicol, making the best with some poor talent. Too bad an MLS side didn't open up their wallet and purchased him, but I wish him all the best and a successful tenure at Plymouth. I can think of about 10 teams in MLS off the top of my head that would be better with him in charge.
I wasnt using his illness as an excuse, and Im sure he wouldnt want that used. Selling the best players is though. Remember the first season and how they did - look at the clubs those players are with now. The old adage of never going back springs to mind. Can anyone name a manager who did and was succesful again? Even Howard Kendall could'nt do it
Holloway managed to do both a very good job in getting the club well up the league with some very good players, and yet a very bad job in that a lot of those players did not have contracts renewed at crucial stages at the same time!Hence, when Holloway went (under a cloud of his own making with what he said on his departure) the club was really in a bit of a mess....Best wishes to Paul Sturrock in his new role, while also hoping that Paul Mariner can turn things around....let's start moving back up the league...
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