Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Playoff opponent bites the dust

As angst over our recent results flares on Charlton Life, spare a thought for the vagaries of the varying fortunes of football managers. As pundits and fans continue to look at Charlton with open mouths at the departure of Phil Parkinson earlier this year, spare a thought for Danny Wilson who took Swindon to the play off final last season after beating Charlton in the Semis.

Danny Wilson is a thoroughly decent bloke and manager with a good pedigree.  After failing to take Swindon up he had the guts ripped out of his team and Swindon have struggled ever since, culminating with Charlie Austins sale in January. As a decent man he has carried the can and resigned, but you have to wonder, should he really be held responsible for the teams under performance.

1 comment:

Kings Hill Addick said...

Did he resign, or whas he pushed?

I suspect it was the latter, but more likely to be for selfish reasons. Not that I have a problem with that.

I suspest that he left so that he would no longer be associated with what is coming. Swindon look in real, real trouble since Asutin has gone.

He still has a good enough reputation to get another job, but a relegation would not look so good on his CV especially as I'm not sure that the 4th division will be the lowest that they will fall.