The reason they lost the play offs remember was that “the pitch was too dry and we wouldn’t wet it for them” yeah because we are going to doctor the pitch to suit you! Then the other week the pitch was too wet. Guys a clown, pleased for Charlton he has gone.I don't like to see people losing their job but this guy was deluded, arrogant and never accepted responsibility for his own failings.
After we beat Swindon fair and square over two legs he didn't show an ounce of humility instead talking about his players being assaulted (which in spite of dozens of cameras there is zero evidence for). He and his odious Swindon team had thought they had won it after the first leg with their comments...it was the most satisfying result I can remember.
He then called us anti football because we stopped his Barcelonaesque team from playing the other week. The excellent Liverpool team from the other year stopped the opposition from playing first by pressing....are we supposed to just sit there and watch them play? I honestly can't stand the tactic of possession for possessions sake...FGR used to do it and were somehow lauded as this wonderful possession based team. Possession means nothing unless you do something with it.
What an odious prick and I'd be amazed if he gets another job in the league.
He had a few games for us the year we won the Conference (2004). He's probably a better manager than player.I see Charlton are apparently interested in England U20 manager Ian Foster. We were interested in the summer before we appointed Mark Kennedy but he wanted to take charge of them at the then U19's Euro's.
That's a big loss!Our assistant Mike Garrity has gone to QPR to be back with Neil Critchley after they met his release clause.
You never hear too much about him but by all accounts he was very good setting up a side out of possession and we've done really well with that in the last couple of months. It'll be interesting to see who we replace him with, it took a while to sort an assistant out in the summer and I can't imagine it'll take as long mid-season.
No, they couldn't leave it any longer. Something dreadfully wrong as that team is better than relegation fodder. It just seems that while things were going well, he was fine but can't fix it when it turns bad. Also last years team was not his, it was Russell Martins and they continued playing the same way. It seemed a good appointment as in not rocking the boat but now From almost autos to relegation contenders in six months is not good.Not a surprise really. Dreadful start and dreadful home form with no real sign of any change. They've left it as long as they could. Wonder what that means for Manning.
Do you think he was stuck in his way of playing and wouldn't change it?No, they couldn't leave it any longer. Something dreadfully wrong as that team is better than relegation fodder. It just seems that while things were going well, he was fine but can't fix it when it turns bad. Also last years team was not his, it was Russell Martins and they continued playing the same way. It seemed a good appointment as in not rocking the boat but now From almost autos to relegation contenders in six months is not good.
I still like Manning but as you say, what for him now.
Dunno how Jim Rodwell keeps getting jobs at Clubs, I've never heard a good thing about him.Dean Holden named Charlton manager.
Not the most inspiring of appointments?
I don't know him from Adam but Leeds fans aren't happy.New coach appointed at MK - Mark Jackson from Leeds.