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Sunderland sack O'Neil

Discussion in 'Premier League' started by Creaky, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Creaky

    Creaky Admin

    It appears that Sunderland have sacked Martin O'Neil tonight.

    Is this the right decision?

    Who do you think will replace him?
     
  2. deansaliba

    deansaliba Member

    I think it was a mistake, but the thought of relegation panics many clubs into changing managers, but they only have a handful of games to go, I don't think it gives a new manager enough time. Apparently Di Canio is a firm favourite to take the helm,
     
  3. alfpt

    alfpt Member

    Only time will tell if it was the right decision, but I like Martin O'Neill. I don't know who will replace him, but I think DI Canio would be agood option, he would certainly boost the team moral they much need to start playing good football so they can stay up, which I hope they do.
     
  4. Creaky

    Creaky Admin

    Read they are hoping to have a new manager in place by Monday, all seems a bit pre-organised.
     
  5. Creaky

    Creaky Admin

  6. alexqueiros

    alexqueiros Member

    Di Canio is a good choice, as long as he can control himself and people let go of the fact that he is a fascist.
     
  7. deansaliba

    deansaliba Member

    Looks like things have started with a bang, the Vice Chairman has resigned in protest of him being given the job because he couldn't tell the different between a fascist and a racist.
     
  8. alexqueiros

    alexqueiros Member

  9. seeya555

    seeya555 Member

    Di Canio is certainly a fairly interesting choice when you consider his past statements and actions. An immediate reaction of course was the resignation of Vice chairman David Miliband, but I am really interested in the reaction of the fans and also whether Di Canio can actually help the team.
     
  10. cole_stanley

    cole_stanley Member

    Gold star to this guy! Although we'll see how the fans actually react to him. Might be a pretty short lived position.
     
  11. Regardless of his managerial capabilities, nobody seemed bothered that he was a 'facist' when he was boss of league one Swindon but now he's in charge of premier league Sunderland, it seems to be headline news. Symptomatic of the hype surrounding the prem being stoked by a desperate media?
     
  12. cole_stanley

    cole_stanley Member

    I think it was just a slow news day. Or the reporter writing that was a disgruntled Swindon fan.
     
  13. Creaky

    Creaky Admin

    He's certainly made his mark, waiting to see what actually happens on the pitch this weekend.
     
  14. Yeah, will probably be a bit of an anticlimax after all the political posturing. May be interesting to see how the Chelsea fans greet him knowing their somewhat dubious connections to far-right groups.
     
  15. deansaliba

    deansaliba Member

    Not exactly an easy start for him is it? He will certainly get something out of the players as he is very passionate and demands the same from his players.
     
  16. bazzie89

    bazzie89 Member

    One thing for sure with PDC is that it will be a roller coaster ride for the Sunderland supporters. Not sure there are many others openly more passionate about football. Think this one can go either way, Ellis Short will end up looking either a genius or a complete fool over this decision. Can see his thinking though. One good thing, at least it takes him out of the equation for the West Ham position should Big Fat Sam move on. ;)
     
  17. alexqueiros

    alexqueiros Member

    It'll be interesting to see what PDC can do. If he takes Sunderland down, he'll be credited with the failure of the whole season. The fans will quickly forget O'Neill either way.
     

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