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Bournemouth Boss To Belle Vue

Despite earlier rumours that Huddersfield's Peter Jackson was in the running, news is breaking on the South Coast that Bournemouth manager Sean O'Driscoll has accepted the Belle Vue job.

However, with O'Driscoll having won nothing more than the occasional manager of the month award, Rovers fans will feel bitterly let down.

John Ryan had hyped the fans and press with names such as Kevin Keegan and the club's official site had 'big name' managers Peter Reid and Gary Megson listed in a poll, not the lowly calibre of a League One manager.

Without wishing to condemn O'Driscol before his first game in charge, Rovers fans may well be calling for his head at the end of the season if the team fail to make the play-offs as that would be seen as a step backwards.

Ironically, the game against Bournemouth was Dave Penney's last game in charge at Belle Vue.

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Date:Thursday September 7 2006

Time: 10:05PM

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After all the talk of a 'name' this seems a very odd appointment.
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07/09/2006 22:20:00

What's your source????
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07/09/2006 23:12:00

Can I also add that Sean also won the Div 3 playoffs with us in 2003. Cheers.
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08/09/2006 00:46:00

Very poor choice. What has he done? Got them relegated and then promoted and then miss out on the playoffs. How can anyone say that he is a better option then Dave Penney. I hope those fans calling for Dave Penney to resign are happy now.
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08/09/2006 10:18:00

Donny Star now running the story
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08/09/2006 11:41:00

Mmmm, I am not sure, the decision as been made now and what we have to do is get behind him but I think a lot of fans will be unhappy because they was expecting a big name. I think we also need to take a reality check and remember we are still in the 3rd division. I personally think he as done a very good job with a limited budget and feel with the sort of money we have been spending he will do ok. I have enjoyed Bournemouth's style of football when I have seen them play and I thought they were the best team I saw when they routed us a few season's ago 5-0. Lets hope he can bring James Hayter with him. If it's true good luck sean.
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08/09/2006 15:12:00

***** off hayter aint goin nowere
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08/09/2006 16:41:00

you know a new manager always brings the best players from his old club. Beware the transfer window!!!!!!
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08/09/2006 16:44:00

hayter wont want to go, i hope
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08/09/2006 17:34:00

Like most Rovers Supporters when Sean O'Driscoll was named I felt a little let down. Particularly after all the hype of exPremiership, Championshir SPL Managers applying for the job. we then find that Mr Ryan went to Bournemouth to ask if they could talk to him. When I listened to Dave Morris (Rovers CEO) interview on the officail website he was asked two questions the answers i was not happy with. First how much compensation did we pay Bournemouth the reply thats personal. Second how long a contract did Sean get answer thats personal. How can they be personal when they affect DONCASTER ROVERS. is mr Morris paying them out of his own pocket or are Doncaster Rovers paying them. That means the money from the turnstiles. we should be told what it is costing Doncaster Rovers Supporters.
viking phil
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09/09/2006 03:36:00

Very good points Phil. How long is SOD's contract?
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09/09/2006 12:17:00

Let down viking philo let down. He is a cracking manager, just wait and see. As for us AFCB fans, well let's see who we can bring in. We've just signed Darren Anterton and if rumour is right, Jamie Redknapp will be coming back to his roots. Get in there!
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11/09/2006 16:23:00

tis_red i'm not saying that he is a bad manager I will give him his chance and after listening to his interview this evening on the official web site he sounds confident calm and assured. I enjoyed what I heard but I would still to know how much we paid for him and how long his contract is.
viking phil
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11/09/2006 19:17:00

Hope you Rovers fans realise how lucky you are to have Sean.
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13/09/2006 09:22:00


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