Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Dowie fourth favourite to get sack

Addicks supremo Iain Dowie is the 5-1 fourth favourite among Premiership managers to get the sack, according to today's Grauniad after Alan Pardew (evens, step forward Alan Curbishley), Stuart Pearce (5-2, ditto) and Glenn Roeder (9-2, another opportunity for Curbs).

The paper says, 'Having invested around £11m on players this summer Charlton require consistency from Dowie who, nevertheless, felt sufficiently confident to hang pictures at his new flat in Canary Wharf last week.'

'Bottom of the table, they are undergoing a seemingly colossal culture shock as Dowie's signings bed in - in Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's case alarmingly slowly - and a club which had effectively been run from top to bottom by Curbishley adapts to vastly different working practices. Big on psychology and sports science, Dowie's successes at Oldham and Crystal Palace had made him hot property but like Pardew, he is suddenly fighting for his job.'

I would hardly say that, bearing in mind that Charlton does not favour sacking managers and having almost yearly changes at the top, at least not these days thankfully. As other blogs have been emphasising, what we need now is unity among the fans and the team.

Full story at Sack


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