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Clapham Grand
03-05-2006, 01:17 PM
Given the manager merrygoround that is about to happen this summer I thought I'd dedicate a thread to all of the rumours that will link Dowie with x or y club over the summer. Saves space and all?

Anyway first up is him being linked with the Boro job:

http://www.eatsleepsport.com/news_details.aspx?story_id=343324&l_id=1&t_id=50

Dowie set for Boro job Wed, May 03 2006 13:38
Crystal Palace boss Iain Dowie is being lined up to take over the Boro manager's job when Steve McClaren leaves for England.
McClaren is almost certain to be named by the Football Association as Sven Goran-Eriksson's successor as England coach on Thursday and that will leave Boro with the task of trying to fill the void left by him in time for pre-season training in early July.
However it appears the club's supremo Steve Gibson has been working hard to find a quality replacement in the off chance of McClaren leaving with Martin O'Neil a possibility and Alan Curbishley named earlier this week after he resigned as Charlton boss.

Despite the speculation it seems that Dowie, who took over the Eagles from Oldham in December 2003 and guided them from a relegation battle to the Premiership via the play-offs in the same season, is the man wanted to fill Riverside hot seat.

He was unable to keep Palace in the top flight beyond one season, but he has helped the club secure a play-off place again and has a great chance of leaving the Eagles as a Premiership side should he join Boro.

Gibson is renowned for the pain-staking research he did on McClaren before appointing him in June 2001 and it seems Dowie could be the man he feels will be able to carry on the good work carried out by the former Manchester United assistant boss over the past five years.

Ben H
03-05-2006, 01:35 PM
I like (or maybe that should be hate) the way the press 'link' people with jobs. It's a nonsence and amounts to nothing more than taking job vacancy x and matching it with out of work or promising manager y. If they speculate enough they're bound to get it right one day.

As for Middlesborough, that's just about as far away from Bolton as Selhurst is.

JJ
03-05-2006, 03:48 PM
It's their job. As long as people keep on buying their rags they will continue to fuel these rumour-type non-stories.

JohnA
03-05-2006, 03:55 PM
A job at Thales designing missiles

http://www.thalesgroup.co.uk/Thales_Corporate/index.cfm?2126B52C-E941-8EA1-C47E-F7D066E2F925

Sir.S.C Remembered
03-05-2006, 06:06 PM
Boro, Bolton, N''castle, Clowntown? All possibilities

welshneil
03-05-2006, 06:12 PM
Altrincham

budgie
03-05-2006, 06:37 PM
Crystal Palace

welshneil
03-05-2006, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by budgie
Crystal Palace
:lux: :lux: :lux: :lux: :lux: :lux:

GreatGonzo
03-05-2006, 06:49 PM
Originally posted by Clapham Grand
that will leave Boro with the task of trying to fill the void left by him in time for pre-season training in early July.

Well that rules Dowie out!

He would start pre-season training 10 days before the start of the season possibly fitting in 1 friendly where he would start mainly reserve team players! ;)

Explicit CPFC
03-05-2006, 08:30 PM
I don't consider Dowie leaving... not if we promote. We'll live and see.

Granada allover
03-05-2006, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by JohnA
A job at Thales designing missiles

http://www.thalesgroup.co.uk/Thales_Corporate/index.cfm?2126B52C-E941-8EA1-C47E-F7D066E2F925

No chance. Look at the job description: 'With unrivalled technology in defensive missile systems... Thales UK is able to offer a comprehensive capability in the fields of security and airborne protection.'

Ward, Hall and gang's inability to deal with headers by Gary O'Neil, Danny Dichio and Ricardo Fuller doesn't look good on the CV.

:( :clown: :(

nookiebear
04-05-2006, 09:18 AM
He will be linked with...

Villa
Boro
Charlton
Reading (if Coppell goes to any of the above)
Leeds (when they lose the play-offs and Blackwell leaves because of abuse from the fans)
Bolton (For when there is a last minute hitch for Roeder at Newcastle and Big Sam goes there)

Nigelbrag
04-05-2006, 10:01 AM
We have to be realistic, for Dowie to get the managers job at one of these (not big) but established premership clubs he would have needed to have proved his credentials to be able to manage at this level. Apart from doing a great job getting us into the premiership, he failed badly in the majority of quality of players that was brought in, and tactically to grasp what was needed to stay there. When you consider we had the good fortune of having AJ contribute with 22 goals,it was a scandal to get relegated. Then we only have to look at this season to realise the number of very basic errors in judgement he has made,and not grasp the need for changes when needed. And this in a very average division, we then also see the top two run away from the rest.
But if he was to go, i would love to see a dream pairing of Coleman as manager with Southgate as player coach take over.

sydnsteve
04-05-2006, 02:51 PM
Nigelbrag, agree with all you say, except I'd like to see Kit Symons given a go, with gareth as his assistant. However, there is zero chance of Dowie being wanted by Prem clubs. (except Villa perhaps)

Scroatey
04-05-2006, 03:02 PM
What was Steve McClaren doing before managing Middlebrough in 2001?

Isn't it becoming evident that scouting for a new manager is much like scouting for players? On Sky Sports News they were suggesting that the Middlesbrough board "did their homework" before appointing McClaren and knew plenty about his qualities which were deemed more important than his experience.

Clubs who search like that would happily give Dowie his chance. I think this summer the management merri-go-round will be moving at full tilt.

rhiannapaul
04-05-2006, 03:49 PM
curbishly lined up for palace if dowie goes !!!!

Shipp Ahoy!
04-05-2006, 03:54 PM
...Charlton
...Middlesbrough
...Newcastle

Scroatey
04-05-2006, 03:57 PM
...Aston Villa
...Birmingham :D

Ben H
04-05-2006, 04:16 PM
Allardyce for Boro, Dowie for Bolton, Bruce back to Palace. :clown:

limited_edition
04-05-2006, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Scroatey
What was Steve McClaren doing before managing Middlebrough in 2001?

Isn't it becoming evident that scouting for a new manager is much like scouting for players? On Sky Sports News they were suggesting that the Middlesbrough board "did their homework" before appointing McClaren and knew plenty about his qualities which were deemed more important than his experience.

Clubs who search like that would happily give Dowie his chance. I think this summer the management merri-go-round will be moving at full tilt. What were Boro doing before McLaren came along ? I think they were a bit of a yo-yo club under Robbo. Boro's expectations have changed now. They need to be competing for Europe every year, either through the leagues, or through the cups. Dowie needs to get us up again before being even considered for a job like Boro.

AlgotTheEagle
04-05-2006, 06:06 PM
England :D

Hope he stays whatever we get promoted or not. Love you Sir Dowie :lux:

eddieskyclad
04-05-2006, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by limited_edition
What were Boro doing before McLaren came along ? I think they were a bit of a yo-yo club under Robbo. Boro's expectations have changed now. They need to be competing for Europe every year, either through the leagues, or through the cups. Dowie needs to get us up again before being even considered for a job like Boro. Technically Middlesbrough under McLaren are only a little better than they were under Robbo.

Robson did get Boro relegated once (the year Boro were deducted points for not showing up at Blackburn) but really he had established them as a mid-table Premiership side in the middle of his tenure. The only real difference between the two is where Robson finished 9th, McLaren finished 7th and while Robbo could only get to the finals of the FA and League Cups McLaren won the League Cup.