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Penney Dropped

Doncaster Rovers have today parted company with manager Dave Penney. Dave Penney has been the most successful manager in the clubs history, guiding them to two promotions and, last season, 30 seconds away from the League Cup semi finals. Last season the team finished in 8th position, just outside the playoffs.

Although Rovers had not got off to the best of starts, Ryan was at least expected to hold the axe for a further 5 games as he openly told the players at the start of the season that Penney had ten games to come good.

Fans are already speculating on who they would like as the next manager, Kevin Keegan, Steve Nicol, even former player Gynn Snodin. However, it will be a very difficult task for Ryan to find a manager with a better managerial record than Penney, without having to lure one away from his exisiting club. Though Ryan is not adverse to throwing money at players to get them to sign, so he may use that tactic when trying to get the manager of his choice.

Alternatively Ryan may opt for the cheap option of putting Director of Football Mickey Walker in charge, though Walker has not managed a football league club before.

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Date:Wednesday August 30 2006

Time: 10:03AM

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So at this early stage, who's in the frame to be his successor? Hows about Brian Little? :P
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30/08/2006 11:29:00

well micky walker will take it for sundays game and barry richardson will assist him so good luck.
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30/08/2006 12:36:00

There's loads of rumours circulating - so, who would you prefer as your next manager?
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30/08/2006 21:59:00

I am gutted to see him leave and I think after 5 games its very premature after what he as done for the club in the last 5 years. I think something's been going on since christmas last year though I could never understand how sean Thornton was constantly being left out after being are best player.
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01/09/2006 16:46:00

Keegan would be one big gamble.
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02/09/2006 15:20:00

Keegan would love it, he'd love it!!!
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02/09/2006 17:53:00


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