Friday, April 18, 2008

Thaksin needs to heed the virtue of patience

Much has been made this week of Thaksin's comments this week regarding his displeasure of the performances and results over the second half of the season.

Whilst the tone has mellowed slightly in the press - from Sven facing the axe to now 'not being backed' it is all a little worrying.

The second half of the season has of course been largely disappointing in comparison to how we were at the turn of the year, but Thaksin would be wise to step back and consider just what has been achieved this season since Sven came in - namely turning around a relegation threatened side into one challenging for Europe. Sven has now though had a year under his belt to get to the know the club and the league, and with the right additions over the summer we should be in a position to progress and kick on further.

Sven has brushed aside the reports this week, and a key factor could be that leading figures around the club appear to be advising Thaksin (correctly) to continue the path that has been taken and that replacing Sven would be a mistake.

A large part of this (and some of the things we have seen previously) is perhaps down to Thaksin's naivety in the world of football, and whilst it is a business, it is a very unique one and you simply cannot turn round the fortunes of something overnight.

Dismissing Sven at this stage would be catastrophic given our current position, and a move that would set us back almost to last summer before Thaksin and Sven arrived. It is also a move I don't expect to happen, but Thaksin appears to be priming himself for a more hands on and active role in the day to day running of the club.

Something that will keep all concerned firmly on their toes.

vote it up!


Anonymous said...

I can't belive all you City fans who really take this media created rubbish seriously. When talking to the gutter press you have to wheigh your words carefully, or they will come out very twisted on print. Dr. Thaksin does not speak English well enough to deal with this, and I'm sure he will rubbish this "news" as soon as he is confronted with it. There are many rag loveing jurnos out there who just love to make trouble for us writing c**p like this. Please don't give them the satisfaction of believing it.

Danny Pugsley said...

I'd disagree it was media created.

I think Thaksin has been naive (which I mentioned) but I do think it is a little more than the 'gutter press' simply concocting a story out of thin.