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O'Driscoll to get the nod?

O'Driscoll to get the nod?

So, could sky sports, and what they 'understand', be proven right again in quick succession as far as Pompey go?

They are pretty sure that Sean O'Driscoll will be named as our next manager.

I cannot sit here and lie, in all honesty I do not find this that 'inspiring' or 'exciting' but perhaps expectations of just who we might have got have perhaps gone a little too high in recent times.

Arguably for the first time questions are asked of CSI, and I say this with the greatest of respect to them and O'Driscoll, but what level of 'ambition' would this appointment show really?

For me it suggests that we are content to be a championship side battling to stay at such a level...

Then again maybe that is really what we are at this stage and given such a tough couple of years we should start to realise this a little more?

Conversations that I have had though leave us thinking, assuming O'Driscoll is indeed confirmed, that we approached for another manager - someone like Eddie Howe - but got knocked back and then, again with respect, O'Driscoll he has proven the alternative.

If he was our first choice, given that he has been on the unemployment line anyway, why did we not appoint him sooner?

Whatever though once this is confirmed, if it is, O'Driscoll will of course get my full backing and support - what should be a near certainty is that we will play some attractive football, as that is his way...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday October 29 2011
Time: 11:10PM

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Didn't I say so??!
pentonpompey
29/10/2011 23:13:00
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he was the first man i thought of even before SC went and said so on this site..Rug WHY are you so against him...he did wonders at AFCB and DRFC(until injuries hit hard)..he plays attractive poassing football..has an eye for a player and can work within a budget...I am disapointed too when the likes of OGS and EH were named as real potential managers...but they both seem to have knocked us back...Championship..well thats where we are and thats about our status..no ground..no training set up..no reserves...less tha 15000 home gates...If SOD is appointed i think that by may we will all be saying that it was a good appointment..because we will beat scum 4-1 at WEMBErleee in the play off final..MARK MY WORDS
plymouth graham
29/10/2011 23:35:00
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he was the first man i thought of even before SC went and said so on this site..Rug WHY are you so against him...he did wonders at AFCB and DRFC(until injuries hit hard)..he plays attractive poassing football..has an eye for a player and can work within a budget...I am disapointed too when the likes of OGS and EH were named as real potential managers...but they both seem to have knocked us back...Championship..well thats where we are and thats about our status..no ground..no training set up..no reserves...less tha 15000 home gates...If SOD is appointed i think that by may we will all be saying that it was a good appointment..because we will beat scum 4-1 at WEMBErleee in the play off final..MARK MY WORDS
plymouth graham
29/10/2011 23:35:00
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Hmm this is a man that has only managed league 1 players Will be interesting how he manages the likes of Rocha, TBHaim, Lawrence, Erik, Varney and Kitson.
PompNut
29/10/2011 23:40:00
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oh *****... wrong decision...
Chix
30/10/2011 00:07:00
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chix..who else was there?..he was interviewed last week..could have been appointed then,,but was'ny because CSI wanted OGS, thats why they flew out there to see him..thats fallen flat, as has EH at Burnley..so what was left-Dowie?-McGhee?...Ah maybe Brian laws...lets be sensible, who else was there...47 other no thank you's...I honestly Think this Will BE A Good Signing
plymouth graham
30/10/2011 00:25:00
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chix..who else was there?..he was interviewed last week..could have been appointed then,,but was'ny because CSI wanted OGS, thats why they flew out there to see him..thats fallen flat, as has EH at Burnley..so what was left-Dowie?-McGhee?...Ah maybe Brian laws...lets be sensible, who else was there...47 other no thank you's...I honestly Think this Will BE A Good Signing
plymouth graham
30/10/2011 00:25:00
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having said all that...his wikki page reads a little dull..
plymouth graham
30/10/2011 00:48:00
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I'll support him, he was poorly treated by his last lot , would've prefferrd OGS or Mark Robbins but the decision has been made - so ill support him.
russellm
30/10/2011 04:46:00
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Something to ponder.......I wonder how the scum felt when Nigel Adkins was appointed??...Bet they wouldn't swop him now though!.....................I laughed and said WHO???...Got that so so wrong
pentonpompey
30/10/2011 06:22:00
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