Down the Lou!
Wednesday 1st November.
Oh quelle surprise! Itís Lou Macari. The caretaker manager has
been offered a 2-year deal and this should see us nicely into division
2, and possibly towards division 3. He has been allowed to increase
the payroll a tad though by bringing Joe Jordan in as his assistant,
whilst John Deehan (somehow) retains his coaching role. The appointment
of Jordan comes as a little bit of a surprise but as a highly combative
player it is to be hoped that he is able to put some badly needed
fire back into the bellies of the players.
Although I feel a little disappointed with the appointment of the
caretaker manager who has overseen one of the most barren runs in
the clubs history, it is to be hoped that now he has full charge
of team affairs he is able to get on with the most important task
of dragging Town off the foot of the table. I am also disenchanted
by the fact that Deehan hasnít collected his cards although perhaps
Barry Rubery couldnít afford to pay compensation again after having
made an earlier settlement to Steve Bruce. One thing that does seem
fairly clear is that the purse strings donít seem to have been loosened
at all and it is very much a case of trying to pull things out of
the mire with the squad that has got us into this mess in the first
The new management team have the worst possible fixture on Saturday
with an extremely tough looking visit to Craven Cottage where Fulham
have been rampant this season, but I suppose we might as well get
it out of the way. The problem with being bottom of the league is
that everyone else is better than we are!