Manager Thread redux

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I would think Woodgate at Bournemouth is more down to them not being able to appoint who they want at this time.
In isolation it sort of makes sense, given their seemingly public pursuit of Henry; but given the sacking of Tindall seemed to be on the basis of promotion vs. not promotion (I think they were in the final play-off position at the time despite a relatively short poor run), it seems a bit weird for a board to replace a rookie manager awarded a three-year contract, who wasn't doing that badly, with someone with one previous job and a win rate of just over 1 in 5. I can't see how Woodate represents an upgrade?
 
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Nigel Pearson installed at Ashton Gate.
It will be interesting to see if/how the dynamics in the background are affected there and if the hierarchy are serious about having a manager, rather than head coach, beyond the summer. I can imagine Pearson being a challenge for their CEO who, given he was happy for high-performing regional sales manager Lee Johnson to do his thing before replacing him (after an 'exhaustive recruitment process') with Dean Holden on the basis of the latter being an 'outstanding human'. Barton at Rovers actually seems like quite a good fit for the club - and I don't say that in a disparaging way - whether or not he'll be able to get a tune out of their squad (who did manage to school us last week) is another matter; their recruitment over the last eighteen months is why they find themselves where they are.
 

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Personally I think that the Pirates problems have a lot to do with the appointment of Starnes from the Janners. Think our Cornish friends were mighty pleased to get rid of him, and the fortunes of the good ship Mayflower are now on the up, whilst the Gas are sinking faster than the Titanic ! 😎
 
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Personally I think that the Pirates problems have a lot to do with the appointment of Starnes from the Janners. Think our Cornish friends were mighty pleased to get rid of him, and the fortunes of the good ship Mayflower are now on the up, whilst the Gas are sinking faster than the Titanic ! 😎
He doesn't seem the most convincing - didn't he spend time at Yeovil and Swindon too? Almost as though he's trying to do a mini version of 'doing the 92' but as a football administrator; and focussed solely on the HTV/TSW regions.
 
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