Sunday, 14 December 2008

D-Day for Paul Jewell

Well we finally get to play a club who are arguably under-going a more prolonged and dramatic collapse than ourselves. Welcome Derby County then to the Valley. Under pressure Paul Jewell could find defeat at the Valley his last match in charge as reported in the Daily Mail.

Relegated last season after amassing the lowest points total in Premier League history, Paul Jewell had to preside over the embarrassment of seeing his side propping up the Championship table in the early weeks and they have fallen back again recently after a mini-revival which saw them win their first match in over 12 months! Jewell has managed only 6 league wins in 46 games and despite Derby's semi-final League Cup appearance where they have a possibly humiliating exit against Manchester United reserves, he faces the sack if we beat them tomorrow.

It is probably as much a reflection on the state of our own club that a defeat against us is deemed so bad that your manager gets the sack. Still, we shouldn't be overly concerned as long as we get the win. Derby's recent form of a point from the last 15 matches our own but they have won more recently than us. However, if there is dissention in their ranks and a split dressing room this might be the opportunity some have been waiting for. How desperate are we?


Kappacino Kid said...

We are desperate!!! Sacking after defeat to charlton is a long tradition - notables include Ron Atkinson from Man Utd., In fact we are responsible for the record number of Premier league titles and two European Championship Cups, if we had not beaten Man U at Old Trafford on that day, Atkinson may have survived fergusson may never joined United and led them to such success, so by default we are two time European Cahmpions.

Suze said...

Now there's a new slant on adversity. Maybe if we lose to Paul Jewell's side tonight, we'll go on to lift two Champion League titles, and as said, numerous Premier League ones.

But, for now...I'm just starting the car.