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My Take On Warnock

We don't want that pig, blunt, *&^% as OUR manager, not a chance! Not my words, but I'm guessing the words of quite a few Wednesdayites tonight...

Although still a long shot, Crystal Palace's former Sheffield United manager, and fan, Colin...I mean Neil...Warnock, has been linked with the managerial hot seat at Hillsborough this week.

And today has seen the talk heat up, with Warnock not exactly playing down a potential move to the blue and white half of Sheffield in the national media.

Quite the opposite, in fact, with Warnock insisting the job is a great one to take on, heaping praise on the Owls, insisting we're a big club and that we'll turn things around before long.

This is where Vital Wednesday will probably see one of it's most heated debates...

When Warnock's name was mentioned I didn't think really think twice about it - 'no way', 'not a chance', 'no thanks' was my initial reaction.

Probably like most Wednesdayites.

But after some consideration, I think if Wednesday managed to get Warnock as manager at S6, it's be a great move.

First thing's first.

Although he's done a good job with Palace, and they're having a few financial problems (aren't we all!?), I don't think he'll come.

He seems midway through a job with Palace, and we all know he likes his time down in the South West of the country.

He's likely to stick it out at Selhurst Park.

But if we could tempt him here, putting his United roots to one side, his attributes are near perfect for the kind of manager we're craving at the moment to get us out of this mess.

He has desire, determination, and would surely fire up our current squad, who have little, if any, passion from what we've seen in the majority of matches of late.

His record too, at Bramall Lane, Palace, Plymouth, Huddersfield and Notts County, is superb in the Football League.

Experience? Check.

Good reputation in the game? Check, kind of...

I'd welcome his appointment if it came around.

I know a lot of you wouldn't - and I understand that, too.

But given the position we're in, and the manager's that are available, he;s the best of the bunch that we could potentially get here at S6.

We all know he was quoted as saying that he'd love to take us over, spend all our money, and get us relegated.

Nobody should take that seriously, it's banter.

If Warnock came here he'd have a job to do, arguably his biggest yet, and it'd be a challenge that he, as a man, would love to have, and succeed.

He didn't exactly leave S2 in good spirits either, and he'd have plenty to prove to to those in high, and not so high, positions at the Lane.

I expect plenty will disagree with me, I expect the minority will agree, but Warnock would definitely be up there on my list of candidates.




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The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 5 2010

Time: 5:27PM

Your Comments

I'd rather dip my scrotum in lukewarm acid than see colin at hillsborough in OUR tracksuit with OUR badge on the front in charge of MY club.
north stand owl
100% with North Stand Owl on this one.
Carbone's Padawan
Fair play North Stand. All ifs and buts, BUT, if bringing Warnock in meant saving us from relegation, would you take him then?
nickswfc
With Palace in turmoil, financially, Warnock could be looking to jump ship!
merlin
My Take on Warnock: arrogant pr**k who shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the managers seat.
owlswfc
Love him or loathe him I honestly think Warnock would be a great choice to get us back in the Premiership where we belong.
alantoft
Nick, if it was as simple as that then of course I would take Warnock. But you know as well as I do how bad the reception be from the fans, and every time we lost people would hark back to his infamous quote. I'd like to see a Warnock style gaffer, but I dondon't like or trust Warnock at what is an absolutely critical time for us. Also, he is tactically useless, just ask any Blade.
north stand owl
The ground would be empty and would have less money than we do now! now lets stop talking about Shearer and *****nock and be serious we need someone fast as there wont be many managers looking for work before long and we will get left with some second rate no hoper
bodsy owl
My initial thoughts were along the lines of "you f****** what?" He did once say that he'd spend all the money, buy useless players and leave us relegated and broken if he ever got the job (or words to that effect). Well we're nearly there already so what have we got to lose? (A genuine question) He would be able to instill a "no-one likes us, we don't care" attitude into the players since we aren't very fond of them at the moment and we love to hate him. That might just get them fighting as a team. Warnock is a good manager, if it weren't for the obvious I would say yes. If Lee Strafford takes this bet, it will be one hell of a gamble. If I were a betting man (and God knows I am) I'd say hell yes, courage and shuffle the cards.
robc
Warnock won't be coming, any more than Alan Shearer, Pele or anyone else the press decides to throw in the mix to create some kind of story. Appointing Warnock would be suicide for Strafford because unless Warnock gets us into the play-offs asap then this will only end one way. I do agree that Strafford now needs to get his finger out because the current crop of available managers is getting smaller everyday and the more games we keep losing in the interim only makes the job more difficult and less attractive.
baldowl
have look at this sounds like something happening i know we heard it all before but give it a chance http://www.swfc.co.uk/page/News/0,,10304~1919935,00.html LS interview think this why not got new manager as it depends on the investment which should be done one way or another by end of Jan
bodsy owl
#Not appointing until the end of January is idiotic. The new man needs the transfer window in order to sort the wheat from the just plain *****e. We need a decision now. As for investment in February, well I'll believe it when I see it. That comes under the classification: we've heard it all before. We need to accept that finances aren't going to change magically and get someone in now who knows the scope of the job. Investment? Well it is Panto season I suppose.
robc
not arsed whether he comes or not, but personally i dont think he f##ks about would and crucify the players, we need a big strong character and this guys got it.
owl25
whats the point of investement if we get relegated, lee sort yourself out!!!!
owl25
 

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