Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

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Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby Tommy » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:40 pm

Wolves manager Stale Solbakken the latest to win.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have sacked manager Stale Solbakken after just over six months in charge. The Norwegian was dismissed by the Molineux board hours after Saturday's shock FA Cup defeat by Luton. Solbakken, 44, has struggled to make an impact since replacing Terry Connor in July 2012. Wolves are 18th in the Championship - six points above the relegation zone - and have won just three of their last 17 matches in all competitions.


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Re: The Sack Race

Postby FredFlintstone » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:43 pm

Somewhere Mick McCarthy is laughing...

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby Tommy » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:59 pm

Four Championship managers sacked in eleven days -

Nottingham Forest - Sean O'Driscoll - 26 December 2012
Blackburn Rovers - Henning Berg - 27 December 2012
Barnsley FC - Keith Hill - 29 December 2012
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Ståle Solbakken - 5 January 2013


Fifteen Championship managerial changes since the end of last season, including nine sackings.

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby MightyWhite » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:08 pm

Forest fans were rather cool over the appointment of McLeish to begin with. They're now at the point of full meltdown following the defeat at home to Oldham today. I'm loving it :lol: Sadly I expect the cunt to be gone before the winters out.
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Re: The Sack Race

Postby Tommy » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:13 pm

I think he'll do alright, he's not the worst out there by a long shot and he has a decent squad to work with.

Presently Blackburn, Barnsley and Wolves are all without a manager so it could mean yet more musical chairs. I wonder who will be next? You'd assume that Lee Clark is staring at the precipice given the fact that his team isn't without talent and yet still facing a relegation battle.

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby Eddies Boots » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:14 pm

MightyWhite wrote:Forest fans were rather cool over the appointment of McLeish to begin with. They're now at the point of full meltdown following the defeat at home to Oldham today. I'm loving it :lol: Sadly I expect the cunt to be gone before the winters out.


Doesn't that exactly sum up our new owners' dilemma with Colin. You think you have a decent squad, and just need an experienced hand to guide them.
With so many sacked this year, you would think that one of them would be a decent bet under new ownership, but how long to you give them to prove it.

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby AndyPaul » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:53 pm

Dean Saunders is the new Wolves manager - Jesus fucking Christ :lol:

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby PETER O'POOLE » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:19 am

Dean Saunders leaves Doncaster with their blessing ....

Yeah, I bet they drove the Cunt there with a Police Escort and Outriders once they realised Sean O'Driscoll was back on the Market.

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby Dale White » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:43 am

tommydski wrote:I think he'll do alright, he's not the worst out there by a long shot and he has a decent squad to work with.

Presently Blackburn, Barnsley and Wolves are all without a manager so it could mean yet more musical chairs. I wonder who will be next? You'd assume that Lee Clark is staring at the precipice given the fact that his team isn't without talent and yet still facing a relegation battle.
Fuck me, so you'd think he'd be alright for us :lol: if that happenend it would tip OEE over the edge. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Sack Race

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:34 pm

From Inverness to Barnsley; it appears that Terry Butcher got lost on his way to Paradise.

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby BigVinnie » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:47 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:From Inverness to Barnsley; it appears that Terry Butcher got lost on his way to Paradise.


Second in Scotlands finest league, possibility of a Champions League playoff spot, or a relegation scrap in England's second tier?

Barnsley it is then! :roll:

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby Tommy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:17 pm

Another weird turn of events - Blackburn are apparently on the cusp of recruiting Blackpool manager Michael Appleton.

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby thechubbyone » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:46 pm

tommydski wrote:Another weird turn of events - Blackburn are apparently on the cusp of recruiting Blackpool manager Michael Appleton.

Incredibly strange. I know he was up against it at Portsmouth, but he was still shit. He's then gone to Blackpool and won 2/11 games. I suspect Blackpool are fucking delighted with this development.

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby Tommy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:55 pm

You'd think so but they reportedly rejected the advance, only to have Appleton not appear for training this morning. So basically he's going to be at his third club in three months, having not been sacked from either previous job.

This would make a little bit more sense if he was highly coveted for past achievements or ability but he seems to have done badly everywhere thus far.

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby Mustafaster » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:33 pm

tommydski wrote:You'd think so but they reportedly rejected the advance, only to have Appleton not appear for training this morning. So basically he's going to be at his third club in three months, having not been sacked from either previous job.

This would make a little bit more sense if he was highly coveted for past achievements or ability but he seems to have done badly everywhere thus far.

Perfect example of the Peter Principle innit.
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Re: The Sack Race

Postby Fax Man » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:37 pm

Wouldn't have anything to do with him being an ex-Scum player, would it? Fergie Mafia get everywhere.

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby Phil LUFC » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:09 pm

tommydski wrote:You'd think so but they reportedly rejected the advance, only to have Appleton not appear for training this morning. So basically he's going to be at his third club in three months, having not been sacked from either previous job.

This would make a little bit more sense if he was highly coveted for past achievements or ability but he seems to have done badly everywhere thus far.

I'd wager he'll be looking for a 4th before summer.

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby Tycipa » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:35 am

Mustafaster wrote:
tommydski wrote:You'd think so but they reportedly rejected the advance, only to have Appleton not appear for training this morning. So basically he's going to be at his third club in three months, having not been sacked from either previous job.

This would make a little bit more sense if he was highly coveted for past achievements or ability but he seems to have done badly everywhere thus far.

Perfect example of the Peter Principle innit.

More the Steve Bruce Principle from 10 years or so ago
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Re: The Sack Race

Postby Man Called Sun » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:07 am

Mustafaster wrote:Perfect example of the Peter Principle innit.

I'd never heard of that before, so I just googled it.
It absolutely nails at least 50% of my colleagues.

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Re: The Sack Race

Postby Tommy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:09 am

Bradfelona manager Phil Parkinson currently being touted as a replacement for Appleton at Blackpool.


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