Writer: Simon Heaney
Date:Saturday December 1 2012
Management styles don't just relate to a style of play, they relate to the whole package. Pitch side, pre-match interviews, the works. We have certainly had some contrasts in recent times. One minute Tony Parkes calling us 'little Blackpool' who's objective was to 'stay in the division'. The next, Ollie with the same players on day one talking of promotion.
If managers were a night out, then Mourinhio or Mancini would have you in a top restaurant, ordering vintage wines we've never heard of. Knowing in the back of our minds the relationship would never last. Ollie is a raucous night in Blackpool. Drinking shots, going to loud brash bars, gate crashing a party and probably waking up hugging an inflatable and sporting a tattoo. A surprisingly fantastic night, but again, can you keep doing it?
Tony Parkes - well, we probably wouldn't have even go out. The World is such a scary place, we best stay in with a cup of cocoa and watch some David Attenborough programmes.
So what is Appy? One striking feature is he has yet to utter the word 'promotion' I
In the context of desire. His press conference this week did mention it, but in the context of 'Do you think Ian would have stayed here if he thought this side could get promotion?' It was quite a striking moment. This is the side Neil Warnock described as 'the best in the division. If we finish one place behind them I'll be happy.'
So no promotion talk. All sensible stuff about 'not building on sand, but building on strong foundations.' Our night out with Appy would probably be a couple of pints in the Red Lion, then a Chinese on the way home.
It's hard to fathom what is the best really. But it certainly is taking some getting used to. Do we miss the talk that we can achieve greatness, punch above our weight and over achieve? During these cold Winter nights maybe we need talk of a wild night drinking shots and not worrying about what time we are going to arrive home?
Maybe a couple of pints and a takeaway is better in the long run? Whatever the answer, 3 points at Peterborough will certainly go some way to lifting this hangover.
Date:Saturday December 1 2012
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