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Gone Stale on Ståle?

I'm not a fan of the sack 'em culture in football these days.

When the likes of Roberto Di Matteo can be sacked at Chelsea just months after lifting the European Cup, it's quite clear that a football club manager in the modern day era is only one or two games away from the sack at anyone time, no matter what his achievements at said club.

So what of a newly appointed football manager? Just how much time should they be given if results are not happening?

Should he be given time to build his squad? Just when is it clear that things are not working?

Should Wolverhampton Wanderers be considering Ståle Solbakken's position after nine games without a victory? 3 points from a possible 27?

We've gone from the Kings of Wolverhampton to the Idoits of Wolverhampton over the past month, a phrase that is likely to stick with big Norwegian. But just how much time should he be given to return his squad to a regal standing?

"The players feel they are in a situation where they are really close to turning the corner. We have been there this season, we had something good going but that is difficult to argue now.' he told the Birmingham Mail.

He does have a point, we went through a lot of changes over the summer, saw a lot of faces leave Molineux and a lot of faces come in. That all takes time to gel and develop and understanding.

When a lot of those players are also foreign, then there should also be allowances for them to settle into England's culture and the style of the English Championship.

That goes for the gaffer as well, he will make mistakes, as will the players, its just whether or not you believe he will learn from them?

He continued: "I have to sort things out quick because it is not normal that players with that ability do so many technical mistakes... not just technical but also tactical mistakes as we did in the second half. Such little things can tip it the other direction.

"You can look for 200 reasons but it is not the first time it has happened.

So how do you feel about Solbakken?

astraltrader asked the question last week: Has Our Progress Under Stale Solbakken been Acceptable So Far?

Only 8% went with - Too early to tell
22% said that it's still a work in progress

Which left 70%, stating that progress under Solbakken has not yet been acceptable.

44% said No - It's been disappointing, while 26% said No - It's been a backward step.

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The Journalist

Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 29 2012

Time: 10:10AM

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Stale appears to be an astute individual. The signings he has made Sako, Dioumbia - and I am more than happy to have been wrong about Sigurdarson - have been very good. Judging him then, on having to deal with what was left after all our good players were sold off is quite harsh. Lets see what he is able to add to the squad in January, and see if those two scabs Morgan and Moxey are prepared to let go of some of the £30+ million they are sitting on. If he is able to swallow his pride and beg Frimpong to come back to us in January that would do nicely too.
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29/11/2012 11:09:00

MM had three years to get us up! Stale has been here five months? The Moxey/Morgan crap is wearing a bit thin -we need a new record! has for Frimpong - as Stale said, by bringing in another clubs injured/getting fit player what message does that send to or young players, who I might add the fans keep calling for? These players will never get a chance if we keep signing other clubs cast offs. Question - I wonder were Stale got the money from to buy the players he brought in? surely not JM/SM!
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29/11/2012 12:02:00

have you ever formed your own opinion johnwolf... or is your entire portfolio built up of slagging off others'. Frimpong was head and shoulders above everyone in our Premiership team, let alone, what we are now left with. So, pray tell what is your opinion, how do you see us moving fwd.... I dont think you have an opinion, I think you are addicted to bile and troll blogs looking for your hit. Seek help you tosser.
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29/11/2012 14:26:00

seriously you two need to stop interacting, go be friends on facebook or something and leave the rest of us here to talk about the club. Today I went onto the website and saw the dreaded "Club Statement", turns out stale is not sacked though, his car was vandalised. What idiot thought that was going to get the team scoring some points.... I still think stale will do a good job, injuries have been very unfortunate. What I will say is that I haven't agreed with his 100% of his decisions, namely the lack of new defenders, the lack of opportunities for Nouble and the Frimpng debacle. However he has a better manager CV than me so who am I to say hes doing it all wrong!!
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29/11/2012 17:19:00

Chelsea are an established top PL club. There 2, 3 defeats on the spin and your head is already close to the block, whatever you may have achieved only months before. At that level. that is to be expected, for 4, 5 clubs are breathing down your neck to grab the silverware, the money and the glory. WW are a revolution in the making: new manager, new style of play, new coaching staff, several new players, and new to the English game, at that .....all this requires time. In retrospect, that early winning streak was no blessing, it gave rise to expectations.
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