ashfordblue wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:48 pm
valleyroad wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:39 pm
So given you have been sceptical of every appointment, who exactly of the managers out there that would currently be available to ME would you appoint?
saint jude wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:53 pm
You're right. Give it enough time and he'll have the honour of dragging the club into the realms of fourth league "football" Team is only going in one direction as long as the manager remains in position. Did you know as it stands we're currently in our lowest position is the structure of the league in some 60 years ? No Town side that hardly few could recall has ever occupied 12th place in the third league or gone as far low as that. Who's fault is that ? You don't really need to pose the question now do you.
On the issue of people disagreeing with each appointment made during Evans tenure as owner it's true that a considerable number wouldn't have disagreed with them at the time but can remember a great many far from pleased about each name brought in. I was largely sceptical of most - and wasn't disappointed.
Manager and owner as originating source of a pandemic that has cost thousands of lives ? Not sure what response for that. Yes they're a pair of f**king balloon heads but try not to trivialize what has been, and is, a serious matter.
Something else in a previous post about giving it time. How much time to do you need, 15 years now of non-events and unmitigated garbage some of us have had more than enough
. Don't see how a managerial change also today and right now could feasibly be much worse than what Lambert's doing but OK if you insist.
It currently looks like they will have a season max to get promoted ??
VR Apart from Burley, all Ipswich's successful managers have been of the older type managers who have worn the T shirt and have excellent knowledge of the players availability market, Like Ramsey, Robson, Royale, etc, all knew what players to bring in to make a team work like clockwork, the only one of Evans appointment's so far who's had some credibility was M McCarthy, he just didn't back Mick at the crucial time when we needed strengthening when in the playoff's position, so if we are to go down the route of a new currently working managers, the likely one's would be of the Warnock, Allardyce, Moyes, type mould, and you have to ask would the Cowley's come here after turning us down once before, Would Paul Cook take a chance on us ??? any manager that's worth his salt would say to Evans, look I'll work with what you've got here, BUT, when I ask for back up with players to bring in to strengthen the squad for a promotion push, I will not expect you to say NO. So there is your Achilles heel with our owner, he doesn't commit at the critical time and hence our current position.
So if Lambert does go who is there out there of any quality who would take up the challenge, I will be very interested in yours and others serious replies to this answer of WHO would take up the challenge?????
So I'm not wholly convinced by the Cowley's. Did well at Lincoln but their time at Huddersfield wasn't overly impressive. Wouldn't rule them out and they may be a possibility. I think Paul Cook would be mad to come to Ipswich and don't think he will. A club like Bristol City should be looking at him. His stock is way too high to come to Ipswich Town at the moment.
Guys like Moyes, Allardyce etc are Premiership/Championship managers. They don't need to take a job like Ipswich. They will get better if they sit it out.
If he was available I'd go for a Tony Mowbray type figure who is capable of doing the job and given where Tony was when he was given the Blackburn job, that type of manager would suit Ipswich. As it is that was Lambert when he got the Ipswich job !!!
Of the list for the Bristol Rovers job, I'd only rate Pearson, Parkinson, Pulis and Monk. I'm not conviced anyone wants them at Ipswich but sacking Lambert may leave that to be the options ???
If I was looking at someone trying to take their first job in management I'd think of a Jody Morris type figure . Someone like Terry is probably way out of reach.
So... I kinda posed the question as I'm first of all not 100% ready to fire the gun on Lambert but I'm also not really convinced of the alternatives.
Wouldn't want to be Evans.
Be interesting to see what others think as many are calling for Lambert to go but would be good to hear the alternatives from people and then see the debate.
Maybe a trip down the type of route Norwich and Huddersfield went with foreign coaches may work but its a big gamble that I'm not sure Evans would really entertain.