17:29, Sat 28 Nov
Foreign Manager ✅
Big Legendary Name ✅
Best Name Around At The Time ✅
Proven Track Record In The Division ✅

Throw in some bandaids ✅

It’s fair to say Blues have tried all approaches where it comes to managerial appointments and where has it got us? How far down the line are we? How much money has been squandered? How better is the squad now to what it was?

Karanka may pan out, I doubt it i very much do, I don’t believe he will be leading this club come next season, three year plan sounds all sensible but these owners and this board really aren’t patient and let’s be honest after investing in this blokes big salary and letting him have absolute say on the players he wants, to then serve up with what we’re getting is a recipe for disaster and you’d be a fool to think otherwise.

Where it all ends I do not know! It was quite damning for Karanka to state that there’s no money after Luton and he doesn’t have the players to play this or that way but that isn’t going to change is it, he has to implement a strategy that will obtain promotion that’s his MO! Right now we’re again a bottom half to relegation threatened outfit and don’t think we’re too good to be drawn into that battle, whereas before we had Ches goals, or a a manger wanting to have ago in Monk or a manager to inspire like Harry, what right now has Karanka got that will drag this club away from that level of completion? We have ground out draws against Luton, Rotherham, Coventry and lost to Wycombe.

I don’t want to be miserable, Blues don’t do a lot for my mental health at all but I bloody love them and I always will.. I can’t tell you what then winning does for my weekends! someone please tell me it will be better or there is a time it will all just click? I just don’t see it under Karanka, I want him to succeed but I don’t see it in the teams performance, I don’t see it in his ideas or tactics and substitutions, he even sounds deflated on his post match interviews, the fans are already divided.
Worrying times it really is.
17:31, Sat 28 Nov
"How better is the squad now to what it was?"

I think it's seriously better .. i really do
17:33, Sat 28 Nov
Paul cook or warnock was the alternative but dong knows best all the time...
17:35, Sat 28 Nov
It is a grand masterplan. Play terrible football when no-one is watching. Steady the ship. Then slowly nip a few 1-0s here and there and slowly climb the table.
17:35, Sat 28 Nov
Since Chrissy Hughton left, our succession of owners seem to follow a pattern.
If they’re fail, they are given time until they hit the relegation zone and then are sacked or leave.
If they are any good, save the club from relegation and improve, they are then sacked.
The only change in the pattern is the alternating good-bad-good sequence. It now appears that one under-performer is following another.
17:36, Sat 28 Nov
TaylorJay84
It’s fair to say Blues have tried all approaches where it comes to managerial appointments

No we haven't.

Mentioned it in a thread the other day that we've not tried a manager who's currently doing well in the current league we're in.

Paul Cook seemed to tick most boxes and fulfills the above, but was overlooked for whatever reason.
17:36, Sat 28 Nov
Mario kempes 78
Paul cook or warnock was the alternative but dong knows best all the time...

I guarantee if Paul Cook had taken the job, you'd have been on here moaning we should have had Karanka.

As for Warnock - just no.
17:36, Sat 28 Nov
How many people would swap Karanka for Colin now ?
SHA's Resident Estate Agent
17:37, Sat 28 Nov
Neil Warnock immediately after Clotet's departure was announced would have been my choice.

Once Clotet had finally gone Warnock was in post at Boro. At that point my choice would have been Lee Bowyer or Steve Evans.

I was pretty ambivalent about Karanka when appointed, and I still am. The football we play under him is stultifying, but we aren't going to go down this season.
17:37, Sat 28 Nov
I feel your pain, I really do
17:38, Sat 28 Nov
Undefeated in 3. We'll be fine.
17:39, Sat 28 Nov
LH_4
TaylorJay84
It’s fair to say Blues have tried all approaches where it comes to managerial appointments

No we haven't.

Mentioned it in a thread the other day that we've not tried a manager who's currently doing well in the current league we're in.

Paul Cook seemed to tick most boxes and fulfills the above, but was overlooked for whatever reason.

I think we tried that in Monk? He was fairly decent in the championship, atleast under him I felt some hope going into games, we were brave and if we lost we had ago, he also found a balance of having ago whilst not being opened up like a tin of beans.. did he have better squad than we have now? Che and Jota I know but we have attacking players now who are criminally under-utilised due to this managers set up and beliefs.
17:40, Sat 28 Nov
Doug Stamper

I was pretty ambivalent about Karanka when appointed, and I still am. The football we play under him is stultifying, but we aren't going to go down this season.

Can you guarantee that?
17:42, Sat 28 Nov
It's the players for me. No cutting edge, no class.