Sackings all round
News from around the lower divisions:
The south London and north Kent unemployment office was bulging with activity this afternoon. Tango Man fresh from his citrus intake this morning was first to stick the knife in just after breakfast when for the 11th time in 7 years he changed his manager. The unusually media-shy Jordan announcing Peter Taylor's demise in two lines on the club's website
Jordan would do well to remember his first act as owner of the Palarse which was getting rid of Steve Coppell after a couple of pre-season losses. Back in 2000 Alan Smith was the soup de jour, with Coppell not considered good enough. Hmmmm.
Mouthy git Neil Warnock has of course been lying in wait and one suspects that the Orange one will pass the reigns onto the Yorkshireman for his 9th managerial job. However as the saying goes, if you put lipstick on a pig, it is still a pig. Just maybe an orange one.
Palace could always turn to Willie Donachie though, who got shown the door at the rust bucket this afternoon. "This decision was taken by the board with a heavy heart,"
spouted deputy chairman Heather Rabbatts
as little Willie was seen being buried under the concrete of a building site on the Old Kent Road.
Now I know Murray et al tried their level best to up our average last year when it came to managers but The Lions will now be looking for their 7th manager in 2 years. Donachie only signed a new contract in March and with a lack of funds ex-cheeseroll Richard Shaw may get the job permanently but I expect Millwall fans will be calling out for someone more experienced after a succession of 'young up and coming' managers.
Also this afternoon the Gills got rid of Mick Docherty
(son of Tommy). How that idiot Scally can blame him over Iffy Onuora for Saturday's drubbing at Swindon doesn't make any sense, but rarely does that funny looking man make any sense at all. Gillingham remain without a manager but are known to be keen to interview one of the Valley Express drivers, proven to be able to bring fans into the ground.