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SOD Off Back To Bournemouth?

After the terrible excuse for a football performance on Saturday we ask, should O'Driscoll stay or should he go?

Its only been a few weeks since he took charge, but does that matter? Does the lack of passion, tactics and formation show that, despite what John Ryan thinks, SOD is not going to be the next Arsene Wenger?

Pro O'Driscoll fans will point to the 45 minutes of good football we played against Bradford.

Those against will argue that it was only the fact that we had gone behind that meant we had to go on the attack. If Bradford hadn't scored, would we have gone for a point?

SOD said after the Blackpool game that he had hoped we might have 'nicked' a goal. Is that acceptable, for a home game, to try and nick a goal?

Those wanting rid already say that we lack width, as SOD plays a narrow formation, and we dont have the players to do that. He lacks passion and the desire to win. We have gained 4 points from three draws and one lose.

Is it better to go all out for the win and loose (as Rovers did at times under Penney) or do you like O'Driscoll's tactic of negative play and hoping to grab a goal?

When JR brought Sean to the club he said it was because of the attractive attacking football that Sean likes to get his teams playing. WE have the players to play that game, the experience of playing that way and yet, O'Driscoll does not want to be positive.

Are you happy?

Should the fans rally round him?

Can we bounce back?

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Date:Tuesday October 3 2006

Time: 8:47PM

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Clever title, very clever. I was reaching for my 'complain to Vital' button when I read on a little further. lol!
greyhound
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03/10/2006 20:53:00

Give SOD time. He's not that bad you know.
tis_red
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03/10/2006 21:43:00

Its tricky, I don't think he should be judged until he's got the players he wants in after the january window. But at the same time how long can we keep performing like we have done, it seems to be one good performance then one bad performance. I was always pro Penney and realised what a good job he was doing, I doubt we would of been sixth bottom if he was still with the club!
dazza71
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03/10/2006 21:55:00

gd point dazza, wot can he do with the ***** players u got, not including james o'conner or stock of course
afcbmarcus
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03/10/2006 22:25:00

I wonder if John Ryan is now regretting giving Penney the push?
sandgroanun
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03/10/2006 23:18:00

If we carry on playing in this negative style, we will mostly draw, win a few, and lose a few, and finish the season with points about equal to games played, like we are now. That spells relegation. Fair enough o'driscoll can buy new players in January, but by then the season could be all over for us.
temaze10
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04/10/2006 07:48:00

if he is that poor then i think he should stay till the year 2015 you will make a good unibond side lol
mvmiller
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04/10/2006 08:04:00

I would have been prepared to give SO'D a chance with these results however I find his press conferences neutral at the best of times and often negative. I this attitude not only contradict the "destination championship" campain but also gives the players an excuse for not giving 100%. Were we to have a well known manager with a proven track record at a higher level the players would then have to stand up and be counted.
ROversNaith
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04/10/2006 10:01:00

He does himself no favours by the way he comes across in his interviews.
NathanDRFC
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04/10/2006 11:48:00

It is very disappointing to hear such negative comments from the supporters (fueled by SOD's persona when interviewed) after such a short time. I agree that the results are not what we had hoped for. I agree with Dazza about Penny. However lets try and get behind the team. Not for SOD but for DONCASTER ROVERS FOOTBALL CLUB.
viking phil
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04/10/2006 17:51:00

i think we should give him a chance but how much of a chance should we give him we want wins not draws and deffently not loses.we are being good to him but in my eyes he is getting payed for nothing.we need a win on fri.
no.1 rover
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05/10/2006 07:46:00

As things stand, Sean is managing a club that don't play the football he likes. He's obviously going to try and change your style of play and thus it cannot be expected that the players will adapt to this immediately. At Bournemouth he got a team performing that had no resources whatsoever. Give him a chance guys.
Leedsscum
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05/10/2006 13:17:00

Bit disappointed you want him out so early on into his reign. Don't give people time do you?!
Tierney
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05/10/2006 17:24:00

You lot have got to be the most impatient fans there has ever been, we had him for 23 years and we never called for his head once, but what the heck maybe his heart and his head is still at bournemouth eh !!!!!
red_chattey
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08/10/2006 10:13:00

 

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