- Jan 23, 2015
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- Colchester United
After watching Hartlepool at our place a few weeks back, I thought it was inevitable Hartley would go, to me it looked like the players didn't believe in what he was trying to implement.
I don't think Graham Alexander would go there tbh, Curle and West could probably be the best shout. Local job for our old striker Colin West as he's from the North East.
Intruiged to see what Colchester decide to do, because they've just had the same people rotate jobs there for a few years, apart from when Hayden Mullians came in. Steve Ball will now probably take the team 18 months after being sacked and Wayne Brown will stay on as an analyst or something. Might even give Paul Tisdale one final throw of the dice after he was there briefly 18 months ago.
If only we had an outsider already in the door this summer with Football League managerial experience... Ross Embleton.
It's a really big appointment now though. Brown has been backed, the chairman has said it is a top 10 budget and it is very out of character for him to pull the trigger so early, so he must have more expectation this season/be genuinely concerned about relegation. If we were to drop, his heavily-invested academy project would be dead so it isn't something he can really afford to take chances with.
The whole club needs such a huge shake up on the footballing side, bin off the old faces who have been rotating for years and let a new guy come in with his own backroom team and take full control of that whole side of the club. There can be a healthy budget available for the right group to take the club on again but the general depression and malaise is so deep-rooted and ingrained throughout the club now that it's difficult to see a way back.
I went yesterday having only bothered a handful of times since the first covid lockdown, and I won't be back in a hurry. It really is an awful way to waste a few hours.