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Were Wolves right to sack Dean Saunders?

Were Wolves right to sack Dean Saunders?

Now that the dust has begun to settle around Wolverhampton Wanderers, we are asking was it the right decision to sack the boss?

On the one hand, Saunders has had 20 games in charge and was the captain of the ship as Wolves sank without trace on the final day of the season as League One football for next season was confirmed with a whimper at Brighton.

But did the buck really stop with him? Did he deserve the chop?

Our recent poll asked just what was the turning point for Wolves and a massive 86% point towards fifteen months ago when Morgan and Moxey sacked Mick McCarthy (43%) and Terry Connor was named boss after a shambolic managerial hunt came to an end without a new face walking in through the door (43%).

Only 2% thought the appointment of Stale Solbakken was the turning point, while 12% pointed the finger firmly at Saunders.

Saunders went two months without a win when he first took over, form that saw us slip from 17th to 23rd, a run of five wins in eight saw Wolves season revive somewhat only for a hideous injury crisis to strike leaving us with three consecutive defeats.

Would we have stayed up if it wasn't for the injuries? Was momentum on our side or was it just short and brief decent run of form?

If you think Saunders should have been given the benefit of the doubt vote no in our poll to the right of this forum, if you think it was the right decision to sack him, vote yes.

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Date:Thursday May 9 2013
Time: 10:00AM


Wrong to appoint him, right to dismiss him. With MM it was wrong to dismiss him at that time and with SS, it was right to appoint him and wrong to dismiss him. And if the matter of dignity did not weigh on both SM and SS, I would have hoped for the return of Stale.
09/05/2013 14:46:00
Nothing but moot points being raised at the minute. The cancer that blights wolves is a big fat tumour called jez moxey ... cut away any other bits you like, as long as he stays the patient will die.
10/05/2013 09:51:00
Sadly Ad you are right- DS was the latest in a string of poor decisions and 20 points from 20 games he had to go. They acted swiftly there but there has not been one single mention of The Fat Man or the rest of the board- all the oldies have come out and blasted the club saying exactly what we have known for a long time that there is something wrong from the top to the bottom of the club and sacking one person is not going to resolve it. If Grease is so good at his job why did he fail repeatedly to release funds when we most needed them. Successive transfer windows came and went when we were desperate for players on none were signed. Also, maybe he would like to explain how he sanctioned any of the managers accumulating a squad of about 400 players- can he explain why we are stuck with a 25 million quid wage bill and, if he is such a good poker player in the market how he thinks he is going to unload such garbage who are otherwise going to linger around thanks to being handed 5 year deals most of which have 2 or 3 years remaining as we plunge to the Third Division. With the financial rules in place as it stands I am not sure we are going to be able to bring players in until we get shot of 7 or 8 of the top earners so that's going to be a good sell to any manager who may be interested. As far as contracts go they have had the last 3 on rolling one year deals. I think this time they might find with our record of sacking managers the next one is going to want a bit more security and a show of intent that they are going to support him by offering a 2 or 3 year deal to build the club. Finally, as far as finances go how about giving the fans a proper break and following the Wigan example for one and offering kids tickets for a fiver. After what they have done to the club and lack of investment they can not expect people, the fans to invest can they. It is too much money for families to watch Crawley so surely drop the prices and you will get bigger crowds which will balance itself out. Anyone buying the new shirt- looks like Stevie Wonder designed the collar.
New York City Wolf
10/05/2013 16:34:00
Owen Coyle is the man for the job......Enough said
11/05/2013 12:13:00
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