Monday 25 January 2021

Lampard and Harris out, who next?

With Frank Lampard on his way out at Chelsea, a small prize for the first of the 'Bowyer out now' crowd who says he should be brought in at Charlton:

A sacking that has attracted less attention is that of Neil 'Chopper' Harris at Cardiff, Mick McCarthy being brought back from Cyprus to replace him.  At least he has also been Millwall manager (where he did quite well).

Harris was sacked for not meeting expectations, but I think it was his poor progress with his Welsh lessons.

I have a bit of an issue with Rod Liddle.  He is a Millwall fan who has a pop at Charlton from time to time on the lines of us all being anoraks or train spotters.  However, he was supportive over Roland and I do find his columns in The Times and The Spectator a good read, even if I don't always agree with them.  He does write well.

Liddle has a good old go at Cardiff fans complaining about the 'dinosaur' McCarthy when they had expected Pep or at least Eddie Howe.   He points out that the last time the Bluebirds won anything was the FA Cup in 1927.

Fans who want Bowyer out should be careful what they wish for.  The Cowley brothers have been mentioned, but they weren't exactly stellar at Huddersfield.  In fact, they are a good illustration of the Peter principle: you get promoted until you reach a point where you can no longer perform well.

Bowyer makes mistakes, he is still relatively inexperienced.   However, everything that went on in the summer and the salary cap limit his options.   Moreover, as Curbs used to say 'It's a long old season' and it's not over yet.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'm definitely in the 'Bowyer isn't good enough to progress this football team' club.
    I wouldn't care if he got the heave-ho, but I get the feeling Sandgaard will stick with him for this season.
    As for any potential replacement. I would like to think TS has the pulling power to get someone from higher up the managerial pyramid than Cowley X 2, Harris, McCarthy etc.