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Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:40 pm
by Tommy
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.


:salute:

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:43 pm
by FredFlintstone
Somewhere Mick McCarthy is laughing...

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:59 pm
by Tommy
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.

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:08 pm
by MightyWhite
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.

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:13 pm
by Tommy
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.

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:14 pm
by Eddies Boots
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.

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:53 pm
by AndyPaul
Dean Saunders is the new Wolves manager - Jesus fucking Christ :lol:

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:19 am
by PETER O'POOLE
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.

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:43 am
by Dale White
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:

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:34 pm
by eric olthwaite
From Inverness to Barnsley; it appears that Terry Butcher got lost on his way to Paradise.

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:47 pm
by BigVinnie
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:

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:17 pm
by Tommy
Another weird turn of events - Blackburn are apparently on the cusp of recruiting Blackpool manager Michael Appleton.

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:46 pm
by thechubbyone
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.

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:55 pm
by Tommy
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.

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:33 pm
by Mustafaster
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.

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:37 pm
by Fax Man
Wouldn't have anything to do with him being an ex-Scum player, would it? Fergie Mafia get everywhere.

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:09 pm
by Phil LUFC
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.

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:35 am
by Tycipa
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

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:07 am
by Man Called Sun
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.

"Employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence." :joker2:

Re: The Sack Race

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:09 am
by Tommy
Bradfelona manager Phil Parkinson currently being touted as a replacement for Appleton at Blackpool.