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Message to The Board

Regardless of all the takeover talk doing the rounds at the minute there remains a more pressing issue that needs addressing right now.

Stuart Pearce should be relieved of his post as Manchester City manager with immediate effect.

An enormous 77% of those polled on this website believe that the Pearce era should end.

This result comes despite the recent upturn in away form that effectively ensured City's Premiership safety.

What the club, and manager himself, cannot continue to hide away from is the abysmal home form and standard of football on display.

This current City side stand on the brink of immortality as the lowest ever scoring home side in the history of top division football. That's not just post 1993 history but the whole history of the game.

That Pearce still believes he is the right man for the job is a measure of his delusions. Given more time he will continue to take this club in one direction only: downwards.

Make no mistake, the style of football Pearce has forced us to endure this season is not a result of any monies he has or hasn't had to spend; it is a result of his ultra negative coaching style. Give him any amount of money and that will not change.

With the news of the resignation of Sam Allardyce I believe the time to act is now. Forget giving Pearce the reigns to mastermind derby day humiliation and get Big Sam in. Ok his football is at times dull but I have yet to see any side that serves up duller fare than City under Pearce.

We may have new owners in a few weeks but I'm sure they would prefer a genuine manager in charge over a man who has proven he hasn't got what it takes.

Results in full

Pearce in or out?

In - 23%

Out - 77%



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Andy Leggott
Date:Monday April 30 2007
Time: 1:45PM

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Couldn't agree more Andy. We are heading for yet another one up front - hope for the best - concede a goal - playing "system" reverts to chaos scenario on saturday. This time the stakes are much higher and I do not want to see Pearce and his Sherwood "may as well be men in tights" cronies lead us nowhere any longer. Even if he scrapes a result, the Football Association taxi must be made ready for the off.
Johnny Baguette
30/04/2007 14:31:00
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"I'll get me tracksuit then"
Craig Cain
30/04/2007 17:53:00
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As an outsider looking in I'd say give Pearce more time. I think he has the qualities to become a top manager. Fergie didnt make a success of your neighbours overnight.
DeanoVilla
01/05/2007 11:30:00
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Deano it isn't as if he hasn't had time. Over two years in post and a continual slide to where we are at now. If you were at Eastlands Saturday that City performance wasn't a one off, it's the norm. We have seen just ten goals at home this season and that is down to Pearce's tactics rather than any lack of funds he may have faced. As I said elsewhere Reading have had nothing like the sort of money available to them that Pearce has had but they have played attacking football and been a success.
31 years
01/05/2007 11:50:00
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Deano, please don't get taken in by the BBC MOTD/FA spin of nice bloke, great with youth team spin. Pearce has had to use our Academy kids more regularly as his own mercenaries have been so poor or relentlessly injured. Secondly he has had two full seasons to take us backwards with an appalling record. I would also question his use of the younger players as many have been played out of position, used for 5 minutes or had their confidence shattered. Finally, this myth that Taggart was given time by the rags. Yes, and shedloads of money.
Johnny Baguette
01/05/2007 12:45:00
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Not forgetting major honours with Aberdeen
Craig Cain
01/05/2007 12:48:00
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