Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by Ian1779, Feb 23, 2015.
Parted company apparently...
Can't put the link up from work but it's on the offal.
Another scapegoat for the regime's disgraceful lack of investment...
Its the right decision ...
Dave Hockaday, an ideal replacement for when we are in league 2.
Had to be done.
He has underperformed. The 'investment' whether or not we think it is good enough is better than a lot of teams in our league. Most of those are performing better.
I feel sorry for him. Best of luck to him in the future, heart was in the right place. It's probably for the best but how fucking depressing is it?
Strange though how he was more or less a messiah last season but once all the better players had been sold from under his nose he's now a shit manager....
Nice man ..crap manager ...sums him up
Shame it didn't work out for him......but he was clearly in trouble & appeared to have run out of ideas.....well, good ones anyway...
Thanks for playing SP....
At some point surely a football manager has to be somewhat accountable for the failings of the team he manages, regardless of circumstance.
Talked a good game, but sadly it just didn't work.
Crap/cheap players were recruited to replace good ones, and this is the unsurprising result.
He is not the only one to blame though.....
Ah well. Good luck to him and his family. All the shit he has put up with, both from the fans and SISU suprised HE didn't walk ages ago. God help the fallen mighty Sky Blues. PUSB
if you look back on the sixfields seaosn you will see a helluva lot of goals were long balls over top to wilson.
not sure we ever played the pretty football pressley talked about.
Lets be fair, he's a good bloke and I don't doubt that many wanted him to be a success at the club, which may have given him more of a chance with the fans than others would have got.
Yes he had to work under some financial constraints and yes his sacking will put him out there as a scapegoat by the owners in some regards - but the bottom line of it is that it's a results business and as results stand Coventry City will be in league two next season which is entirely unacceptable. He's had ample opportunity to get it right but has made a rod for his own back recently with odd press conferences and strange tactical decisions. I do wish him all the best for the future though.
The owners need to get an experienced manager in and they need to do it sharpish, I don't know whether getting Hockaday in was always a part of the masterplan but hopefully he isn't being lined up to take charge. I think that ultimately he will do, as who worth their salt would really want to work for SISU?
I think we did... but never realised how much Leon Clarke contributed. He was the catalyst for so much we did.
We seem to be very unlucky with these crap managers
We have had a lot of them in the last 7 years
I expect us to be top six come the end of March then.
I expect to see a playoff push now.
Seriously though, he had to go. Best of luck to him in the future.
Can't fault his effort but you certainly can fault his Football and Man Management credentials. Very happy that he has been given the boot although this will no doubt be a temporary relief. Waggott and Fisher have about as much knowledge about picking the correct manager as a chimp does flying a plane.
Good luck Steven Pressley...and thanks for your passion. I wish it had worked...
i fear its too late
Thank Fuck for that. Fuck the wanker. nothing will replace the hard earned money Ive spent on the club to watch the inept tactics this season. I think one shot on goal averages at costing me 40 quid a pop.
Sadly it wasn't all his fault. I look forward to bakes slotting one home on Saturday and rubbing the shit decisions them fucking monkeys at the top have made in order to fund their court appearances.
Regardless I'll be 110% behind the lads on Saturday and I hope whoever is in charge can put them in the positions they like to play for a change.
Correct decision, sadly to a good bloke whose heart was in it, but couldnt get the best of his players.
Whilst working under SISU must be like having both arms tied behind your back, it will be interesting to see if harmony increases in the camp, and to see if the performances from many of our under performing players actually improve under a new manager, and whether with the disharmonius relationship now severed if they actually can get their arses into gear and play well.
You know what I think Hockaday could be good until end of the season! I think he'll get a good gropup of players playing again, fresh slate. Get Turgott in and lets see what happens. A gate increase on Saturday now?
so presumably using his wealth of footballing knowledge, waggott will pick the team for saturday
Gives us a proper chance at survival now
What a glorious day this is
We can only hope the new man (whoever it is) can rejuvenate the squad quickly enough to avoid relegation
Hopefully the new manager syndrome gives us enough of a adrenaline shot to be alright. Or at least allow me to see a home win in 2015.
Given his performance at Falkirk I couldnt understand why he was appointed in the first place. But hey-ho lets see who they bring in this time
Spot on. SISU are shit owners but at the level we are at it appears we have a budget that should, at the very least, see us comfortably in the top half. Two things really stood out for me, the number of opposition managers and ex pros who have made comments about how we should be doing better with the squad we have and the number of players who aren't much good for us but leave and have a sudden upturn in form.
Not a fan of chopping and changing but there's little option really as we're clearly headed for L2. Assume we'll get Hockaday until the end of the season and if he keeps us up I expect he'll still be in charge next season.
I would like an apology from the telegraph and cwr please.
He changed the DNA of the club we don't need a manager we need a forensic scientist to change it to a winning one
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It's wonderful to see him doing such a grand job at Fleetwood Town, playing amazing football with heart and passion, I mean some would call it the...
This article reminds me so much of the Pressley, I would be banging my head off the dashboard listening to the radio on the way home hearing his...
Pressley Last 15 In Charge Before The Sack
won - 3
lost - 5
drew - 7
Mowbray Last 15
won - 3
lost - 9
drew - 3
Have now less than 4% points worse win ratio than Mowbray.
On current form they will be better than him by the end of the season.
"Ohhhh that's a shame for SP "
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