Neil Critchley: QPR sack manager after 12 games in charge - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64654963
He will surely be top of their list but would he go with the position we are in? I truly hope not.
Hopefully, and with all due respect, it's more along your Mawson to Luton lines, then the Mehmeti to Brizzle City one!
Oh Mr Cat I’m not sure if you have the inside line or got lucky recently. That said, the next few days might lead to some sleepless nights.
I hope I'm wrong and of course I apologise if I am. But this one is the same source as Mehmeti.
So what are you hearing ?
QPR are the fourth Championship club to sack two managers this season. Impressive going.
More chance of me meeting the Pope than him going.
I have not been worried about GA leaving at all, but two things now give me pause: firstly, @thecatwwfc has an official ITK identification card now, and also is obviously honest in how he qualifies the rumours as not being 100%.
Secondly, the reality is that if GA has the six month stint and is fired, he must know that Wycombe would take him back with open arms in the future, so no bridges would actually be burned. Not only does he deserve a job for life here, but also a second bite at the cherry should he test himself higher up first.
It would just be exceptionally sad timing with the run we are on. I have always seen Blooms as the manager in waiting, and am not surprised that he is building well at Colchester, but I can't see him jacking in a job so close to home in which he has already had such success.
Another ITK, or best guess?
I'm not an ITK, but the source is.
Nah he’s just panicking. He’s claimed “this is the time Ainsworth will go” for every QPR sacking in the last 3-4 years.
I've never claimed any such thing.
This sounds uncomfortably like "where there is smoke, there is fire" this time around. @thecatwwfc has been reliable, and if someone is telling @ReturnToSenda the same thing, we are looking at two sources (or the same source being exceptionally certain). Definitely a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach now.
I have a horrible feeling this will be one of those posts the kids will mark "this aged well".
Why would Ainsworth, who would need a couple of years to build the culture he requires, go somewhere where fans and board will give him 6 months max to succeed?
Also, didn't someone mention FFP in regard to this previously? An out of contract manager would be more prudent. Reverend Jones might be the preferred option in this case.
I also just saw a tweet from a QPR (self-proclaimed) ITK claiming it is done. The claims are stacking up rather disconcertingly.
I will not begrudge GA testing himself at all - it is purely the timing that is absolutely gutting now.
I wonder if seeing how quickly Blooms has turned the Colchester culture around has made GA realize it can potentially be done more quickly? I think it is harder to do as you go up the divisions (as footballers turn into "brands" as you mover upward and perhaps a little less prone to buy into the "All for one, one for all" rhetoric) but perhaps it has emboldened GA to think it does not have to be long term.
Because it's always been his massive ambition?
Because we've just lost Mawson and Mehmeti, the Couhigs are making less than promising soundbites about their future interest, and the summer might be a budget slash fest?
Thank you Cardinal. And how is the weather in St. Peter’s Square this evening?
I think this could also depend on whats in GA's contract. Some managers and staff can also have a compension / club in a higher league release clause. I'm hoping that Gareth stays but also, we have never been a club that stands in people's way if there is a better opinion being put forwards.
My big worry with this is that it would hasten the Couhigs' apparent desire to sell up and we could end up with someone who turns out to be trouble. That's always a possibility, of course, but there's surely a greater risk with a rushed sale.
Would be woeful timing and could easily blow our end of season run.
Who would we even put in charge temporarily? Would be a huge ask for the new GK coach, development team manager or any of the others?
The Couhigs don't have any experience of hiring a manager either, they've really lucked out with Gareth.
Surely they'd go for a name, after critchley.
Ainsworth will need to leave, but would he take the job now?
I'd hope they'd go for Wilder
Sam Grace until the end of the season or Dobbo if we could convince him to stay
If he does go, we are losing Scowen back to QPR, that's for sure. Probably some others too, considering how many are out of contract. Perhaps GA can persuade them to massively overpay for Forino in around a year?
Pete? I joke of course. It will be Nathan Jones.
The fear was always that they go for the very obvious, and probably best solution - Ainsworth!
We've been lucky they've ludicrously ignored it for a long while.
From a quick glance, their fans are very split on the prospect of Ainsworth. Some don't want him for fear of him failing and tainting his legacy, others for (their perception of) his style of football.