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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Look to the skies!!!!
Last post by DaveM -
The one comparison you could make with Warburton, is that if Forests form under Karanka goes the same way it did under Warburton and we start playing with the kind of missing backbone and defensive errors we saw then, then he will be fired too.

Right now I'm enjoying the fact we are finally genuinely competitive at this level. Not a 'everything clicks and we look awesome' followed the next game by howling errors and dull sideways passing football that makes you nervous about every opponent you face. A genuine feeling that we can compete with everyone with a level of consistency that means that barring some ludicrous collapse, we should be in the mix for the play-offs until the tail end of the season. Perhaps not as exciting as escaping relegation on the final day, but a f*ck ton more satisfying on a week-by-week basis.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Look to the skies!!!!
Last post by tricky -
Probably not, but I don't know...my gut feeling is that he'll want to see us in the playoffs. Any distance off that will influence his thinking. An away run of Villa, d*rby, Norwich, and a home run of teams that wont be playing an open game, could conceivably leave us outside of the playoffs after xmas. If we were say 9th, or 10th, and five points off the playoffs would you be confident the manager gets to stay?
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Look to the skies!!!!
Last post by Nottingham Florist -
Which is why I predicted 8-12th. Outside the playoffs.

Yep, I get that. But the cluster of teams around us suggests that "outside the playoffs" isn't a very precise term.

Would Marianakis sack a manager who was a point outside the playoffs at Christmas? Even if that meant, say, we were 3 or 4 points off the automatic promotion places?
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Look to the skies!!!!
Last post by tricky -
Of course we are.  We are a much more expensive team than we were under Warburton. League position highly correlates with money spent. The question is how sustainable is it. If the answer is - not very, we need short term success, then kranky's longevity will be entirely determined by the belief one person has in his ability to deliver that in the required timescale.