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How would you rate Luke Dowlings tenure to date (26 may 2021)

Roaring success, we'll be lucky to keep him
2 (1.8%)
Doing well given the limitations he has to work under
9 (8.1%)
Ok
16 (14.4%)
Poor, could be doing better overall
49 (44.1%)
Abject, needs to be fired or walk,
35 (31.5%)

Total Members Voted: 111

Voting closed: June 05, 2021, 12:28:58 PM

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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #875 on: June 14, 2021, 03:16:34 PM »
Believe me, I am in no way a fan of Dowling but surely the man must be near the end of his rope?
He must be getting more frustrated as each day goes on and Lai keeps making his job more and more difficult.
At what point does he just call it quits? He could easily get another job elsewhere.
If that were to happen, god help us with whoever Lai decides to bring in this time  ???

I guess at this point...

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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #876 on: June 14, 2021, 03:17:37 PM »
Well at least the pressure is off to find a Head Coach! We can now spend the rest of the month looking for a DOF!!!!

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« Reply #877 on: June 14, 2021, 03:18:33 PM »
Fully out of his depth , the list of signings and the scatter gun approach backs that up .
Should have been axed well before and that's on Lai and Co  , the only surprise is it didn't happen after Allardyce failed .
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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #878 on: June 14, 2021, 03:18:48 PM »
Good riddance. Don't let the door hit you on the way out Luke.

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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #879 on: June 14, 2021, 03:19:46 PM »
Joseph Masi Tweeted

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Which is fine but why leave it this late to get rid of him he should have gone as soon as relegation was confirmed with a new guy coming in to replace him almost straight away.

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« Reply #880 on: June 14, 2021, 03:20:10 PM »
This has been inevitable since the blow by blow of the manager search was leaked. The timing sucks but at least we are shot of Dowling who even with the best will in the world was at best lumpen.
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« Reply #881 on: June 14, 2021, 03:20:27 PM »
Good riddance. Don't let the door hit you on the way out Luke.
Think the door has been removed due to all of the comings and goings!

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« Reply #882 on: June 14, 2021, 03:20:43 PM »
The warning lights that were flashing are now on full beam. Going cap in hand to Jenkins would seem to be the obvious move now. What is it 3 weeks until the players are due to report back , things need sorting quickly before then . If we get a manager in the loss of DoF can be overcome initially
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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #883 on: June 14, 2021, 03:20:58 PM »
great timing...not..!!..quite where we go from here i don't know...Jacko states there are plenty of Sports advisers out there....I wouldn't trust this lot to even think of that....the lunatics have well and truly taken over the asylum... :-\

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« Reply #884 on: June 14, 2021, 03:21:37 PM »
Regardless what you think of Dowling, it just sums up how much of a **** show it is right now and just one less thing we could have done with IMO
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« Reply #885 on: June 14, 2021, 03:22:38 PM »
So we will pay compensation to sack Dowling but not compensation for a manager.

We are rudderless and about to have an uninformed and directionless transfer window.

We are at the edge of a precipice. I hope JP is enjoying his retirement
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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #886 on: June 14, 2021, 03:24:09 PM »
Best news I've heard today now if the owner would do one I'd be well happy.

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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #887 on: June 14, 2021, 03:25:56 PM »
He was useless, sure it isn’t what we need now but I didn’t fancy another Transfer Window under his supervision.

Makes the manager situation even more messy mind.


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« Reply #888 on: June 14, 2021, 03:27:06 PM »
Can we tempt the academy staff back now he’s gone?

In all seriousness though, I’m not bothered about him leaving, the timing probably isn’t the best but it is what it is. If we can get a mew DoF in with the new manager, both will be eager to impress.
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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #889 on: June 14, 2021, 03:27:15 PM »
For those saying good riddance etc...John Percy and Masi have both said that he wanted Wilder, which Lai overturned.

I'm not the biggest fan of Dowling and think he was a bit of a loudmouth. However, that would have been the best deal we'd have done all window. Now we are looking in the bargain basement. It also potentially moves more power to the owners...perhaps with Dowling staying it was better the devil you know. Who on earth would want to work with us right now, wether as a dof or manager?

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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #890 on: June 14, 2021, 03:28:00 PM »
Looking forward to Chief Executive Xu Ke‘s statement! Perhaps they have a manager from China planned - remember Sammy Chung anyone?!

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« Reply #891 on: June 14, 2021, 03:28:50 PM »
Here's a novel idea. Just get a manager, not a head coach. Maybe removing Dowling is a prelude to this.
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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #892 on: June 14, 2021, 03:30:13 PM »
Think the door has been removed due to all of the comings and goings!

They won't shell out for a new one either.

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« Reply #893 on: June 14, 2021, 03:31:09 PM »
This is fantastic news, there is no other way to spin it. The guy is a disaster and this gives us a completely clean slate. I'm absolutely delighted.

There are plenty of sports management consultancies that the guys at the top of the club can access to move forward. Big no to a 3rd spell of Jenkins too.
On the one hand pleased to see Dowling gone, but who are these sports management consultancies, and what qualifications do you need to run one? 
I would have thought knowing the club culture was an important qualification, which gives Jenkins a head start.
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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #894 on: June 14, 2021, 03:34:54 PM »
For those saying good riddance etc...John Percy and Masi have both said that he wanted Wilder, which Lai overturned.

I'm not the biggest fan of Dowling and think he was a bit of a loudmouth. However, that would have been the best deal we'd have done all window. Now we are looking in the bargain basement. It also potentially moves more power to the owners...perhaps with Dowling staying it was better the devil you know. Who on earth would want to work with us right now, wether as a dof or manager?
bloke was in over his head Jenkins probably covered his limitations as he appointed Slaven. Allardyce was no brainer when owner lost faith in Bilic and it appears he wanted Wilder even when those that employ him told him no.

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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #895 on: June 14, 2021, 03:35:52 PM »
Shocked. Not shocked.

He had to go.

I’m very happy about this personally
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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #896 on: June 14, 2021, 03:36:08 PM »
Perhaps the stadium caretaker (Miles?) who apparently blocked Wilder could be the new DOF - we could do with a clean sweep at the club!

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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #897 on: June 14, 2021, 03:36:15 PM »
He was useless, sure it isn’t what we need now but I didn’t fancy another Transfer Window under his supervision.

Makes the manager situation even more messy mind.
Exactly this , poor from the club but another Window of poor signings and short term thinking ? No thanks.
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Re: Luke Dowling
« Reply #898 on: June 14, 2021, 03:38:27 PM »
We really are a shambles.

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« Reply #899 on: June 14, 2021, 03:39:13 PM »
Great news, shame Lai (or whoever actually owns us) isn’t following him.

We need a complete overhaul of this club, unfortunately there’s no chance these owners appoint anyone useful to replace him.