Pundit’s curse

Grays Athletic have parted company with manager Justin Edinburgh and chairman Mick Woodward has installed himself as manager until the end of the season. It’s an unsurprising move but a slightly baffling one nonetheless.

Grays aren’t going to achieve anything this season promotion-wise but it may be time to re-asses if they’ll get pulled into a relegation fight (although I think they’re a little too far away from the bottom four for that to happen). Putting an interim manager (especially the Chairman, who is unlikely to stay in the hot seat for any length of time) in until the end of the season with a couple of months to go doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

Under Edinburgh, Grays had enough about them to stay firmly mid-table. If you’re going to replace him, why not wait until the summer?

With Woodward sticking himself in, there’s not going to be much of a chance to restructure the squad until a new manager comes in, and having Woodward in charge for such a long length of time may deter future managers if they think the Chairman may undermine them.

Grays needed a shot in the arm. They didn’t need said arm hacking off. Perhaps I’m being disingenuous to Woodward, but I can’t see too many sides losing much sleep over playing the Blues for the rest of the season.

A few days after I asked the question where they go from last weekend’s defeat to Exeter. Downwards would now appear to be the answer.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Pundit’s curse”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




del.icio.us

Top Posts

RSS What I’m Twittering about

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
February 2008
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Mar »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829  

Throw letters together and send them to me

Yes, this is my name. And my email. Use it wisely or you're not getting a biscuit with your tea: garyllewellynandrews [at] gmail [dot] com

%d bloggers like this: