By CandH follower The Cat
Sacking managers due to outrage on social media alongside the echo chamber of the news media is a very EASY thing to do for a weak chairman.
Imagine life as a Watford supporter and being held hostage by a chairman who probably bases his decisions on the daily ramblings of a section of supporters who possibly believe that Watford should be in the Premier League playing Champions League football, is both unrealistic and insane.
I was brought up to understand that you have to cut your cloth to suit. We all admire clubs that have a plan like this, and maybe, knowledge, understanding and a clear road map are what most supporters need.
Decisions should be made based on this knowledge, understanding and trust. At Palace, it doesn’t seem that many of the “essentials” were in place and to use (if true) the fallback option of a 75 yr-old Roy Hodgson, will leave most Palace supporters perplexed.
Surely this can’t be seen as great decision making and for Steve Parrish to name-check our club, as if to validate his decision sounded even more ridiculous to me.
Absolutely agree. The echo chamber of social media that you mentioned has become a terrible thing when it comes to getting the truth. One website or you tube channel says something and all the others repeat it whether there is any truth in it or not. They tell you they are just reporting on what is being reported elsewhere but nobody is prepared to decry these myths. It’s like they are scared to say anything different so they all just copy each other. I’ve seen it recently with the false rumours that the West Ham camp are all at loggerheads with each other. Supposedly the players and staff don’t get on etc. all rubbish. It was based on the look and mannerisms etc of the bench at the time we were losing four nil in a game. Like anyone would have been particularly happy at that particular moment in time. If you look at the bench when we’re winning six nil on aggregate in the latest European game you would have seen that team spirit was as good as its ever been. If the board of our great club actually listened to the echo chamber of social media Moyes probably would have been sacked long ago. I’m pleased that they don’t react to nonsense or noise and have the strength of character to persevere. I’m pleased they are sticking by Moyes because they realise that with ten games to go Moyes is our best bet not only for Premier league survival but also for European glory.
Totally agree Hugh and Clive.
There are only 3 points between bottom 9 clubs and of those 6 have changed managers. So change does not make any real short term difference to team fortunes. Most of social media screams for sacking and also resorts to personal abuse rather than rational criticism. Lastly most have no idea what to do next! If there are issues about team performance then we have a largely experienced bunch of players so if there are issues raise it with club captain and then take it up with the manager. That’s what everyone else does in a work environment!