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    Dowling gone!

    Luke Dowling has departed WBA by mutual consent. Maybe the tea lady is taking over his role?

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    I know most on here are not fans of Dowling but I think his departure is ominous, he pushed for Wilder and probably did the honourable thing and left when he was overruled by FOL. We are now a club run hands on by a puppet master who knows absolutely nothing about the game. Worrying times!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP67 is back! View Post
    I know most on here are not fans of Dowling but I think his departure is ominous, he pushed for Wilder and probably did the honourable thing and left when he was overruled by FOL. We are now a club run hands on by a puppet master who knows absolutely nothing about the game. Worrying times!!
    Whether he quit or he was pushed I'd imagine it's chaos behind the scenes. I'd wager he walked away as he can't get anywhere with the recruitment issue, so that leaves us with Ken who has no background in the game and no manager. Marvellous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP67 is back! View Post
    I know most on here are not fans of Dowling but I think his departure is ominous, he pushed for Wilder and probably did the honourable thing and left when he was overruled by FOL. We are now a club run hands on by a puppet master who knows absolutely nothing about the game. Worrying times!!
    Whether he's done the honourable thing or not, overall his stay has been a bit of a disaster.

    Without even going into his transfer dealings. He ripped apart our youth team and handed Villa several of our brightest young players and coaches. That will come back to bite us in the coming years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP67 is back! View Post
    I know most on here are not fans of Dowling but I think his departure is ominous, he pushed for Wilder and probably did the honourable thing and left when he was overruled by FOL. We are now a club run hands on by a puppet master who knows absolutely nothing about the game. Worrying times!!
    You are completely correct '67. Dowling may not be everybody's 'cup of tea' but the board were unanimous in the appointment of Wilder and then that Chinese idiot vetoes it! How can you run a football club with someone like him calling the shots. It's an absolute disgrace and beyond comprehension. Something really drastic has to be done about the situation, and quickly!

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    What a complete and utter mess our appalling owners have left us with.

    No manager and no Technical Director to appoint the next manager.

    No one credible will touch us with a barge pole now in what could be one of the most make or break times for the club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leicesterbaggie View Post
    You are completely correct '67. Dowling may not be everybody's 'cup of tea' but the board were unanimous in the appointment of Wilder and then that Chinese idiot vetoes it! How can you run a football club with someone like him calling the shots. It's an absolute disgrace and beyond comprehension. Something really drastic has to be done about the situation, and quickly!
    Crazy thing tho is he (Lai) knows nothing about football so decision must have been purely financial

    Downing is getting a load of stick and not without reason, but he bought in Periera Diangana and some other decent players and we did get promoted and Bilic was a very good appointment

    Moving forward we will not even get that quality of player or manager

    I do agree though that he was messed up with the youth system and players
    Last edited by BaggieSingh; 14-06-2021 at 02:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBA123 View Post
    Whether he's done the honourable thing or not, overall his stay has been a bit of a disaster.

    Without even going into his transfer dealings. He ripped apart our youth team and handed Villa several of our brightest young players and coaches. That will come back to bite us in the coming years.


    Spot on!! The whole thing is a complete mess and a shambles! The club is being ripped apart!

    What manager would want to come in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaggieSingh View Post
    Crazy thing tho is he (Lai) knows nothing about football so decision must have been purely financial

    Downing is getting a load of stick and not without reason, but he bought in Periera Diangana and some other decent players and we did get promoted and Bilic was a very good appointment

    Moving forward we will not even get that quality of player or manager

    I do agree though that he was messed up with the youth system and players
    Bilic was the one who identified Periera and Diangana.

    I also read Bilic didn't want to permanently sign Diangana because he thought he would take up too much of the budget.

    Dowling signed Austin, Zohore, Kipre. I'm not sayinghe was always wrong, but generally his transfer business has been poor and the way he dealt with our youth setup was abysmal.

    Again, I have read somewhere that Lai has lost faith in Dowling. All depends on who he brings in to replace him, but I can't say I'm that disappointed he's gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBA123 View Post
    Bilic was the one who identified Periera and Diangana.

    I also read Bilic didn't want to permanently sign Diangana because he thought he would take up too much of the budget.

    Dowling signed Austin, Zohore, Kipre. I'm not sayinghe was always wrong, but generally his transfer business has been poor and the way he dealt with our youth setup was abysmal.

    Again, I have read somewhere that Lai has lost faith in Dowling. All depends on who he brings in to replace him, but I can't say I'm that disappointed he's gone.
    Donít get me wrong Iím not a fan of Dowling
    Just want someone with experience

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