Too early to judge Blackpool boss

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

KEVIN Gallacher believes it is hard to judge Michael Appleton’s Blackpool reign after only 12 games in charge at Bloomfield Road.

Appleton was appointed as Blackpool boss in November after leaving Portsmouth, where he was forced to battle the club’s financial problems.

The 37-year-old has won two, drawn eight and lost two of his games at Blackpool so far but did not take training yesterday after Rovers made an official approach to speak to him.

“Blackpool looked at him and saw that he has been in charge of a club in turmoil where he had to deal with losing players and bringing new ones in,” Gallacher said.

“He’s gone to Blackpool but after only 12 games he’s not really set the world on fire, I think he’s had two wins in 12 games.

“But I know people do talk about his coaching skills.”

Gary Bowyer has won all three of his games in caretaker charge so far and Gallacher believes that has reduced the urgency for an appointment.

“Any manager’s a gamble, whether he’s an experienced one or not,” said the Scot.

“But Gary Bowyer has done well so far and has been getting results.

“That buys you time to have a look at the situation.”

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8:00am Fri 11 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

What would Jack make of the Venkys?
What would Jack make of the Venkys? makaveli96
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8:09am Fri 11 Jan 13

A Darener says...

Mincemeat!
Mincemeat! A Darener
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8:10am Fri 11 Jan 13

kazluvsrovers says...

makaveli96 wrote:
What would Jack make of the Venkys?
What does anybody make of the Venkys???
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: What would Jack make of the Venkys?[/p][/quote]What does anybody make of the Venkys??? kazluvsrovers
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8:20am Fri 11 Jan 13

rovertoys says...

looking at the game against Wolves before any mention of appleton I would say 3 points. Now I doubt it
looking at the game against Wolves before any mention of appleton I would say 3 points. Now I doubt it rovertoys
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8:59am Fri 11 Jan 13

cboyer says...

it is too early to judge after 12 games and its also too early to be taking a gamble on him mid way through season just as we was getting some momentum going with GB these brain **** try and unsettle things again
it is too early to judge after 12 games and its also too early to be taking a gamble on him mid way through season just as we was getting some momentum going with GB these brain **** try and unsettle things again cboyer
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9:18am Fri 11 Jan 13

lusorover says...

The fans can play a big role in the rest of the season by getting behind him and giving him the benefit of the doubt until such time as he screws up - if he does.
The fans can play a big role in the rest of the season by getting behind him and giving him the benefit of the doubt until such time as he screws up - if he does. lusorover
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9:22am Fri 11 Jan 13

cruzy_cruz says...

His win % makes Steve Kean look like a footballing God
His win % makes Steve Kean look like a footballing God cruzy_cruz
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9:29am Fri 11 Jan 13

Only1Garner says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
His win % makes Steve Kean look like a footballing God
No one makes Kean look like look like a footballing God
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: His win % makes Steve Kean look like a footballing God[/p][/quote]No one makes Kean look like look like a footballing God Only1Garner
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9:45am Fri 11 Jan 13

Fyrover says...

Please let's all get behind him
Please let's all get behind him Fyrover
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9:50am Fri 11 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

cboyer wrote:
it is too early to judge after 12 games and its also too early to be taking a gamble on him mid way through season just as we was getting some momentum going with GB these brain **** try and unsettle things again
Madame Desai and Agnew, Apparently Shebby's blown it and is now being "transferred" to concentrate on the academies.
[quote][p][bold]cboyer[/bold] wrote: it is too early to judge after 12 games and its also too early to be taking a gamble on him mid way through season just as we was getting some momentum going with GB these brain **** try and unsettle things again[/p][/quote]Madame Desai and Agnew, Apparently Shebby's blown it and is now being "transferred" to concentrate on the academies. blueblooded
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9:55am Fri 11 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

This is also why BRAG are in an uproar and threatening further protests, the who JA/SEM link is also being thrown around by singh supporters who feel they have an ally at Ewood whilst he's in control.

it's all Agnew and Shaw at the moment, with the madame taking back control - to the frustration of Balaji and the boys. She's not happy with the results since darling Stevie left and S & A have managed to convince her that its not working with Singh in control.

My thoughts are the Singh haters have now invited the wolves to rhe feeding table again..
This is also why BRAG are in an uproar and threatening further protests, the who JA/SEM link is also being thrown around by singh supporters who feel they have an ally at Ewood whilst he's in control. it's all Agnew and Shaw at the moment, with the madame taking back control - to the frustration of Balaji and the boys. She's not happy with the results since darling Stevie left and S & A have managed to convince her that its not working with Singh in control. My thoughts are the Singh haters have now invited the wolves to rhe feeding table again.. blueblooded
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10:22am Fri 11 Jan 13

moh says...

cboyer wrote:
it is too early to judge after 12 games and its also too early to be taking a gamble on him mid way through season just as we was getting some momentum going with GB these brain **** try and unsettle things again
will the players play for him? At least he wont lose games as he is a draw specialist. Look at Blackpool results lately.
[quote][p][bold]cboyer[/bold] wrote: it is too early to judge after 12 games and its also too early to be taking a gamble on him mid way through season just as we was getting some momentum going with GB these brain **** try and unsettle things again[/p][/quote]will the players play for him? At least he wont lose games as he is a draw specialist. Look at Blackpool results lately. moh
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2:11pm Fri 11 Jan 13

DanBlackburn says...

But not too early to judge Berg after 10 games?

The man is useless. Look at his Portsmouth and Pool record.

Clearly the Cancerous Venkys want someone who really can plummet Rovers even quicker into Div1. He has taken Blackpool down 9 places since taking over.

It all defies belief. I am convinced part of his salary will be going to Shaw. Why else? What an absolute joke of an appointment.

We are the new Coventry.
But not too early to judge Berg after 10 games? The man is useless. Look at his Portsmouth and Pool record. Clearly the Cancerous Venkys want someone who really can plummet Rovers even quicker into Div1. He has taken Blackpool down 9 places since taking over. It all defies belief. I am convinced part of his salary will be going to Shaw. Why else? What an absolute joke of an appointment. We are the new Coventry. DanBlackburn
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2:26pm Fri 11 Jan 13

MxMave says...

I refuse to get behind another useless inexperienced manager. After Kean left, I gave it a go, to see if we could restore confidence. But at this point, we've set ourselves back again.

I bought a season ticket this year because i belived like most that our squad was capable of putting on some good performances against the lower level championship sides. Obviously, this wasn't the case and I gaurentee the second season in the Championship will see 5k ST's sold MAX. It really does beg the question, are Venky's slowly asset stripping? It really does look this way.
I refuse to get behind another useless inexperienced manager. After Kean left, I gave it a go, to see if we could restore confidence. But at this point, we've set ourselves back again. I bought a season ticket this year because i belived like most that our squad was capable of putting on some good performances against the lower level championship sides. Obviously, this wasn't the case and I gaurentee the second season in the Championship will see 5k ST's sold MAX. It really does beg the question, are Venky's slowly asset stripping? It really does look this way. MxMave
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4:12pm Fri 11 Jan 13

blackburnsoutherner says...

Give him a chance for fcuk sake jeez!!!!!!!!
Portsmouth side wnak

Blackpool side better but still wnak

Mighty rovers side half decent and alot better that the other two so he has got some players to work with???

At least he hasnt lost neally all his games so thats better than the berg that sunk the titanic
Give him a chance for fcuk sake jeez!!!!!!!! Portsmouth side wnak Blackpool side better but still wnak Mighty rovers side half decent and alot better that the other two so he has got some players to work with??? At least he hasnt lost neally all his games so thats better than the berg that sunk the titanic blackburnsoutherner
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4:45pm Fri 11 Jan 13

GraniteCityRover says...

makaveli96 wrote:
What would Jack make of the Venkys?
Chicken feed!!
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: What would Jack make of the Venkys?[/p][/quote]Chicken feed!! GraniteCityRover
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12:06am Sat 12 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

makaveli96 wrote:
What would Jack make of the Venkys?
welll would have thought jack was appalled at the mere thought of foreigh ownership, look at the present situation,,jack was right all along,,venkys and the restn of the corrupt yes men out now,,your not wanted at ewood,,try turd moor l hear they are looking for an injection of cash from anywhere,,poor things,
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: What would Jack make of the Venkys?[/p][/quote]welll would have thought jack was appalled at the mere thought of foreigh ownership, look at the present situation,,jack was right all along,,venkys and the restn of the corrupt yes men out now,,your not wanted at ewood,,try turd moor l hear they are looking for an injection of cash from anywhere,,poor things, noddy57
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12:07am Sat 12 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

makaveli96 wrote:
What would Jack make of the Venkys?
welll would have thought jack was appalled at the mere thought of foreigh ownership, look at the present situation,,jack was right all along,,venkys and the restn of the corrupt yes men out now,,your not wanted at ewood,,try turd moor l hear they are looking for an injection of cash from anywhere,,poor things,
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: What would Jack make of the Venkys?[/p][/quote]welll would have thought jack was appalled at the mere thought of foreigh ownership, look at the present situation,,jack was right all along,,venkys and the restn of the corrupt yes men out now,,your not wanted at ewood,,try turd moor l hear they are looking for an injection of cash from anywhere,,poor things, noddy57
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12:13am Sat 12 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

too early to tell ,,,listen l reckon looking at his record,lm certain he will be sacked within 6 months, lf lm wrong you can get back to me and shoot me, but the thing is if lm right l can come back and pick my man for the job,,hows that,,life is simple if you take the time to see the obviouse,,
too early to tell ,,,listen l reckon looking at his record,lm certain he will be sacked within 6 months, lf lm wrong you can get back to me and shoot me, but the thing is if lm right l can come back and pick my man for the job,,hows that,,life is simple if you take the time to see the obviouse,, noddy57
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