Arthur directs blame on Smoulderwood..

Perhaps not in so many words, but our dear Chief Executive Mark Arthur was on t’radio this morning, presumably in a late bid to address the grumblings still going on in the Forest supporters world after Saturday’s supreme disappointment.  Frankly, it’s not really anything particularly revolutionary or new.

In a nutshell (although of course, the silver-tongued fellow rarely speaks thusly), he hinted that if Smoulds doesn’t deliver promotion this season, then he’ll be out on his ear.  Now that’s hardly rocket science, now, is it?  It’s clear what our mission is for the season, and having already failed once, it’s unlikely we’ll be wanting him to do it again, now, is it?

When I think with my head then this approach makes sense – it seems churlish to change manager when he can’t make signings or settle in properly, but when my heart does the talking I can’t help but wonder what would happen if we managed to get a new manager in who could immediately spark a run of results to consolidate a place in the top two.

All in all, on the eve of a much anticipated loan signing to be confirmed, it seems an odd thing to come out with.  We saw before that in the past when a manager has been under pressure certain elements of our squad were only too keen to stick the metaphorical boot in (ironically by not sticking their actual boots in when needed!).

Of course, we have largely a different squad compared to then, so I would sincerely hope that this would not be a factor this time around – although anybody unfortunate enough to have travelled to Bournemouth at the weekend would certainly not unreasonable to suggest that the players representing us that day weren’t giving 100%.

Anyway, you can read the way the BBC decided to report the comments by clicking just here.  It’s a bit of a non-story really, in my opinion, and a neat diversion from Arthur about his own implication in our demise since he was a fairly big factor in our appointment of Smoulds in the first place!

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6 Responses

  1. He forgot to mention whether him and Doughty will also be sacking themselves if/when we fail to gain promotion?

  2. Bit difficult to “sack” a man the club owes a chunk of cash to, though… Arthur on the other hand, he’s fair game!

  3. I FOR ONE WOULD EXPECT ARTHUR TO GO ON THE SAME DAY OUR PROMOTION TO CHAMPOINSHIP WAS NOT ACHEIVED …….HE IS
    HAS FAILED OUR FINE CLUB IN DETAIL …..DOUGHTY MUST AXE THE AXER

  4. DEADWOOD OUT DEADWOOD OUT DEADWOOD OUT

  5. CAPITAL LETTERS! CAPITAL LETTERS!

  6. Aye, lets sack the manager for getting us to 4th place, 4 points off automatic promotion (with a game) in hand. Changing a manager with 18 games to go often works….just look how well Leeds are doing now that Wise has left……

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