Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly?
Tim MacWilliam, Future Radio From the fallout of his sacking it seemed Glenn Roeder will not be missed, he alienated fans, was abrasive with the media and injected ill feeling to our family club.
Tim MacWilliam, Future Radio
From the fallout of his sacking it seemed Glenn Roeder will not be missed, he alienated fans, was abrasive with the media and injected ill feeling to our family club. He was understandably damaged by his experience at West Ham and Newcastle and I have huge admiration for the way he got back on his feet following the brain tumour and this no doubt is an inspiration to many people.
If only he could have injected some warmth to his public personality and occasionally turned the other cheek rather than banishing anyone who dared offer an alternative view perhaps he would have been given more time, instead we hear of staff tip toeing past his door in case it incurred his wrath and another bawled out for not washing the practice balls correctly.
I always had a wry smile at his declaration of positive thinking as if he had just read the latest book from Paul McKenna and put a poster on the wall.
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The way the board dealt swiftly with the sacking on Wednesday was commendable and I wonder if some kind of spat preceded the decision as it was obviously done without any kind of forward plan. More than 24 hours of silence following the decision isn't what you would expect from our board.
Approaching the Irish FA for an unlikely Worthy return borders on the absurd. Is there some kind of short term memory loss? The protests on the fateful day in October 2006 made the Roeder out campaign look like a toddlers tantrum; has that all been forgotten not to mention a huge pay off to Nigel which could have paid for a half decent player, or at least their wages.
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The week isn't over yet but must rate as one of the most surreal in the clubs history, Its like a dream where are in a plane spiralling to the ground and both engines have cut out, meanwhile the pilot has forgotten how to fly - lets hope we all wake up in time.