The Doctor wrote:
Read my reply to the Cotterial thread.
Two average managers, two long ball merchants. Lets get someone in with a bit of imagination, long-termism and vision if we are to sack Fletcher. Not mediocre, serial faliures.
But we're already doing long-termism with Carl Fletcher. It would make no sense at all to get rid of Fletcher and then bring someone in on a long-termism ticket. If Fletcher is replaced it would have to be for someone to make an immediate impact.
Are long-termism and short-termism mutually exclusive though?
Id argue it's possible to have someone carry on for the long-term vision of possesion football but also be a bit more canny in the short-term and not make so many of the errors that Fletch has made. I don't want Fletcher out just yet, I still think he can turn things around but he has been outfoxed in games and he has made mistakes in the transfer market. If somebody can make less of those mistakes, thus picking up more points in the short-term but still carry on the long-term plan of drilling passing football into the players then that could possibly be the best of both worlds.