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Enough Is Enough

City's freefall is now out of control. Another tactically clueless performance and embarrassing FA Cup defeat leaves Stuart Pearce surely now staring down the barrel.

That was dreadful. Those of us dreaming of FA Cup glory should have known better when you consider the nosedive and absolute shambles that the City board and amateur management approach have brought us down to.

Joey Barton and Richard Dunne were absolutely right to question the desire of the mercenaries Pearce has squandered transfer fees and heavy wages upon.

It is absoultely unacceptable to see the opposition go down to 10 men and then create absolutely NOTHING of any bite or fight. Totally undeserving of that amazing support. The substitutions were appallingly timed and what little playing system or guile there was, reduced into mayhem. Once again, there was evidently no idea how to proceed tactically.

Enough is enough and I see no other alternative other than to sack Pearce and his clueless backroom staff NOW in a desperate attempt to save our Premiership status. The board should consider their positions as well having sanctioned a pathetic barrel scraping transfer and wage policy that has led us to this.

Pearce's record is appalling and serious damage has already been done. The management team is an amateur lower league shambles and way out of its depth...and that's an insult to the lower leagues.

The mercenaries have given up on Pearce as Cole, James, Bunn and Flowers did and I suggest there is a big problem amongst the players themselves.

I'd prefer to see Sturridge, Abdoun and Miller in the starting eleven against Chelsea. Batterings remain on the cards. Hand the management to Barton and Dunne. Could they do any worse??!!

I cannot believe the situation has been allowed to reach this stage. Is anybody running our club??!!




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 11 2007

Time: 6:36PM

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I do hope the embarresment you speak of isn't that of losing to Rovers as if that is the case then that's wrong. Hopefully you're embarresment is that of your teams performance? Amazing how quickly football can change, Pearce was a candidate to be the next England manager a few months back now he's not good enough for City. I still think you'll stay up be this under Pearce or someone else.
Hughes Da Man
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11/03/2007 19:44:00

Don't worry. The manner (yet again) of the defeat was embarrassing. That's three times you have beaten us this season. If I were you I'd talk your team up some more. Pearce talked up for England came on the back of the run the team went on after he took over on a caretaker basis. The people wanted a Lionheart manager. So many City fans have wanted him to succeed but he just has not got what is required. The board could have considered bringing an experienced director of football to help him. Instead they allowed the shambles to develop. 89 points accrued from a possible 225 and couting. What the FA see is beyond me.
Johnny Baguette
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11/03/2007 20:01:00

The result was expected .... the performance was again ***** poor. I didn't think Rovers were anything special today and any team that were capable of mustering a shot on target would have troubled them. It's worth bearing in mind that no City fans thought SP was capable of the England job. That was the preserve of those that knew no better.
mcfcandy
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11/03/2007 20:13:00

We may not have been great today but did what we had to to get through and I'm more than happy with that. Even with shots on target they'd have had to have beaten Bradders in goal and that task isn't easy, ask Arsenal! Good luck for the rest of the season the City fans deserve better.
Hughes Da Man
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11/03/2007 20:29:00

Just out of interest any City fans that maybe fancy a chat on the game Walkerbout - until 9:30pm (the online Rovers forum) us currently taking place in the Vital Blackburn forum, the FA CUp match with City is one of the subjects.
Hughes Da Man
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11/03/2007 20:31:00

It amazes me that city are in the position that they find themselves. The fans definitely deserve better and maybe pearce needs to go, but beware that changing managers arent always the proper thing, just look at west ham.
powerspur
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11/03/2007 21:20:00

Even with two games in hand it makes for tough reading, the Chalton bandwagon is now heading up the table and I suppose you need a couple of wins to move back into the safety zone.
col8
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11/03/2007 23:02:00

What strikes me when I listen to the manager's comments is this seemingly shoulder shrugging complacency. If that's passed on in the dressing room and on to the pitch it's no wonder we are in this mess. powerspur, you are right but at least the Hammers took action. Our board do nothing and have done next to nothing all season except let the downward spiral continue. col8, I just don't know where those wins will come from. What I must say is I am concerned that Joey B got some stick when he threw his shirt into the crowd. He is not to blame IMHO and I am worried that anger directed at vital players like him could see him leave if the nightmare scenario takes place.
Johnny Baguette
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12/03/2007 07:19:00

 

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