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O'Driscoll 'keen' but Jones it is?

O'Driscoll 'keen' but Jones it is?

The News has said that Sean O'Driscoll has 'applied' for the Pompey job but Dave Jones is going to be the new manager I reckon - and that is an appointment I would be happy with.

WOTS, and plenty of weekend 'rumours' seem to support the fact that it is he that will take on the challenge at Fratton next...

Lets look at it this way, taking these factors into account.

· He is a manager with a good track record, and is proven at this level - and to be fair he has even done ok at a higher one, so has done well throughout the English league pyramid.

· He can get his sides playing decent and entertaining football - and being 'entertained' for my money paid is something I want more of.

· He even has a bit of personality about him without being overly cocky or arrogant (sorry Cotts, no 'dig' at you...honest!)

Jones 'seems' to tick most, if not all, of the boxes that David Lampitt said that a new manager needed to tick.

Some will argue we could 'do better' but more importantly, and dare I even say realistically, we could do a lot worse, right?

Forget the fact that he is a former 'scummer' - I suspect he does not remember his time with them that fondly to be honest! - and remember that he is now a 'skate' and back him, assuming he does of course get the job...


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Date:Monday October 17 2011
Time: 10:31AM


On what basis is Dave Jones going to be appointed.. Sticking ya neck out on this one a bit Ruggers.. All I've heard is word of mouth rumours that have been elaborated at ever turn.. I think this is a bit of 'carried away' gossip mongering by Pompey fans
17/10/2011 11:05:00
.. and as for O'Driscoll .. one win in 19 games when sacked from Donnie .. Wasn't that some peoples problem with Cotterill ?
17/10/2011 11:07:00
totally agree on o'driscoll tho, would not want him tbh.
17/10/2011 11:18:00
based on what lampitt has said someone like jones, like i say, ticks the boxes...
i know people often 'mock' WOTS but if this tells you that he is one of a couple 'approached' it tends to make you think it more likely? so, i guess this - coupled with lampitts thoughts - is what lead me to this conclusion.
is 'sitting on the fence' something that you often criticise me for chixy, well surely this is the opposite. a 'hunch' i guess like you and your previous hunches with eriksson but more likely ;-)
17/10/2011 11:18:00
I saw Peter Reid at Fratton Park before the game... ;-)
17/10/2011 11:29:00
Dave Jones was at the club ahead of the game on Saturday. He was escorted to his car behind the Fratton end by 2 suits, at approx 1:45pm Now i do not know if he was there agreeing terms, having an interview, or what, but i can swear on anyones lives you ask me to, that he WAS there.. So read into that what ever you want. I then asked one of the suits who said they could not TELL me anything, as not aloud, but when i asked Is Dave Jones to appointed one nodded. I asked if that would be today (Saturday), he shook his head. I then asked if it would be today (Monday), he again nodded, but the other shrugged shoulders. I would assume that means he IS the new manager, but the suits were not able to confirm exactly when to be announced?
17/10/2011 11:35:00
0're getting far too antagonistic :-) hee, hee... PS : I like the one on the left, he's got a nice smile ;-))
17/10/2011 11:38:00
sorry Rug but Lampitt has said a whole lot of nothing about who they want and from what I've heard they've received some 40 applications (but thats about as reliable as wots probably :P lol), if thats true i'd imagine (or at least hope) theres at least 1 or 2 better candidates in there than Jones?
That said if Jones does get appointed i won't really have any problems, he's got a 40% win record and HR only had a 44% record and look where he got us, although hopefully this time we can do without the ridiculous over spend lol
17/10/2011 11:38:00
is that a 40% win record wherever he has been or just with cardiff m@? and is redknapp's just with us or overall?
if both are overall througout their careers then looking at who both have managed over these careers if jones has an overall win rate of 40% then that is bloody good...altho i am guessing it is only based at cardiff and redknapp us?
17/10/2011 11:57:00
well HR actually has a 46% the 1st time and a 42% the 2nd time around with us but is only at 40% overall probably because of the 26% from scum (he's at 48% with spurs which is more than a little impressive)
Jones on the otherhand was 41.9% at Cardiff and 41.1% overall (but he had 48% with stockport) but HR's had a lot more time in the prem and so the harder games etc but DJ's 40% with Wolves says hes not far off imo
so yea should be a good manager
17/10/2011 12:05:00
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