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We assume the owners know nothing about football in this country yet they certainly know about the clubs connection with the name of Clough and how that is linked with Forest. They would have been fully aware of the significance of making this move after that game.
So I couldn't help wondering why? We're only 9 games in and we've just lost our first away league match 1-0. Couldn't they have waited to see what happened at the next home game? After all, would another game make much difference?
But then a thought occurred to me. We're playing Ipswich at home tomorrow night, and although they are above us in the table their away form has been terrible, getting only 1 point from the first 12. So it is possibly the most winnable game at home so far this season on paper.
So if the owners have already decided it's time to move on, but we sneak a win against Ipswich, it's going to be hard to sack him then.
But then we have Leeds on Saturday and Nigels record against them is exceptional so what's the betting he'd get another win then? He certainly seems to be able to get his sides to play in another gear when Leeds are the opposition. So if we win that one too, then we have a two week gap for an international break which means that the club have to wait until Watford on Oct 19th before the next opportunity arises to make the move, by which time we've just won two home games and even an way defeat wouldn't necessarily be considered suitable grounds for getting rid. So potentially it could end up running to the end of October.
I know, it's all very speculative. Lots of 'if's' in there. But a discussion must have taken place to decide to make the move if we lost at Forest rather than waiting for a less sensitive match to use as the trigger.
It's just a possible theory. I thought I'd share it in case anyone had any others. 01 October 2013 00:06 Started on 'The Ram Inn' forum
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