I’ve still got faith in Micky Adams

I’ve still got faith in Micky Adams

OVF’s Rob Fielding says he doesn’t agree with some fans who have called on manager Micky Adams to go.

Rob Fielding writes…

Adams isn’t perfect (that’s why we’re not top of the table) but I strongly believe that the good elements he brings outweigh the bad…

There has been a fair amount of criticism of manager Micky Adams following the disappointing result against Crewe Alexandra.

Adams isn’t perfect (that’s why we’re not top of the table) but I strongly believe that the good elements he brings outweigh the bad. I also think Adams has been the victim of his own success earlier in the season. Yes, slipping out of realistic play-off contention is disappointing but seriously, would you have taken tenth place in League One at the start of the season? I definitely would.

I disagree with those fans who feel the club could manage perfectly well without him. I think it’s an over-reaction to a few bad results and a “grass is greener” viewpoint. Fans should be careful what they wish for. After all, the last time Adams was replaced we all had to suffer the short-term disaster that was James Gannon. Before he wreaked havoc on Burslem, Gannon was being hailed as a new messiah, but instead we got “busgate,” Exodus Geoghaghan et al…

 It is not just coincidence that the three longest serving managers of the last thirty years – Rudge, Horton and now Adams have all delivered success…

One of the many heart-warming elements of the Rudge regime was that allied to the manager’s own skills, there was a continuity and consistency that came from having one man in charge for a long period. In that same period our neighbours Stoke City had countless short-term managerial appointments and endured one of the worst spells in their history.

I think we should stick with our current, proven and experienced man and not gamble on a change for change’s sake. It is not just coincidence that the three longest serving managers of the last thirty years – Rudge, Horton and now Adams have all delivered success. I feel that providing there is stability and continuity at the club, Adams has the attributes and experience to deliver even more.

Feel to agree or disagree with my views. You can add a comment at the bottom of this article.

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