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Blades Set to Reward Adams' Valiant Effort?

Blades Set to Reward Adams' Valiant Effort?

Port Vale boss Micky Adams is the latest name to be linked with the vacant managerial position at Bramall Lane, after leading Port Vale to the automatic places in League 2.

Adams, who took control of the Valiants as a lower midtable side teetering on the brink of relegation with the boardroom in disarray. However, the former Leicester City and Coventry boss turned around the fortunes of the Staffordshire based club and they're now challenging Chesterfield for top spot in the fourth division.

What Adams does possess is a desire for the Blades, as a boyhood United fan he previously went on record as saying they were the only club he would leave Vale for.

Adams' number two, ex Blade Geoff Horsfield said: 'The gaffer's name is going to be touted around because in 18 months we've gone from the bottom of League Two to the top without spending a great deal of money."

'Micky is a professional, and he has also managed in the Premier League and the Championship with Leicester City and Coventry.

His name was always going to be mentioned in connection with this job, especially as he was born in Sheffield and he's a United fan.

But Micky gets on with the job and, as he's so professional, he won't get unsettled.'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday December 15 2010
Time: 10:42AM


***** me....please no!! he's a lower league manager that can take us forward not backwards
15/12/2010 11:22:00
This is just the sort of crap I didn't want to hear, no offence to Adams, after all he is a united fan, but look at his record, he has turned around the fortunes of on club in the bottom league, we need someone better than Adams. Please Birch go over to the Keepmoat.
Stonky Blade
15/12/2010 13:08:00
HERE HERE STONKY......Keepmoat is the only place we need to shop whatever it takes, because a drop into league one will cost us a hell of a lot more than 500k it will cost in compo for OD!! a cheap appointment that no one wants will only drive the fans away......brown surely wouldcost double in wages that OD would command, and lets be fair he caused all sorts of problems at the well as wasting masses of money!!....IT HAS TO BE OD!!
15/12/2010 13:14:00
I can't disagree about O'Driscoll but I don't hold out any hope whatsoever. Why would he want to join a club in the state we're in? Can anyone tell me when McCabe last showed any imagination, commitment or even got a key decision right? We're in this mess because of one man and one man only. Him and his stand-in Birch will stick to their old ways - cheap and convenient. On that count I'm the perfect replacement because I'll do the job for nowt - we'll probably get relegated but what the hell I won't cost anything. Three or four points from the next 3 games (2 at home) and Carver/Ellis will be deemed a success.
15/12/2010 13:33:00
PS - What exactly does Ellis do? He doesn't coach, he doesn't buy players because we don't buy any and he doesn't stand on the touch line. I've heard he is (was) a mate of 'Arry - so was the Walker c*ck-up last season down to him? Furthermore, if things are so tight how come we've got such a top heavy management (not team) structure? The new PLC board is made up of Kevin McCabe (Chairman), Trevor Birch (Chief Executive), Simon McCabe, Scott McCabe, Mike Farnan (Executive Director), Simon Argall (Operations Director), Simon Capper (Finance Director) and Stephen McBride. That's 8 The new football club board has Kevin McCabe (chairman), Chris Steer (deputy chairman), Trevor Birch, Mick Dudley, John Burnley and David Green. That's another additional 4 In addition to that we've got :David Harrop, Finance Director (that's a second one in addition to Simon Capper) plus a Head of Finance, Craig Burns. Then there's Steve Bailey, Major Events Managing Director (when did we last have a major event?). Last but not least Saeed Rehman, Business Centre Director. That's SIXTEEN executives (that's excluding the erstwhile Jason Rocket who is still hanging around - another of McCabe's wonderful appointments!). Let's remember, SUFC is important to us all but in business terms it's relatively small but it has an executive structure bigger than many FTSE 100 companies. If costs need to be cut ...........................................................
15/12/2010 13:54:00
I've got a fairly handy record on Football Manager, and I'll do it cheap too Bucks. Together, we could be the dream team. Although, if Vital is anything to go by, I'll only be doing the home games because of work commitments. We can have Glouc as our chief scout because he lives in the south, bladeforlife as our PR man because he's full of positive vibes and TheBladesWay can track down Danny Webber for a return. Sorted!
15/12/2010 15:09:00
Excellent post Bucks well done.....everything that i have been saying about macabe is and has come to light....some on here are now realising that....the macabe lovers!!! thats a cracker when macabe was asked about speed on sat and he said it was news to him....the tosser why lie through his bare teeth to the fans.....if the next manager is a cheap option from the lower leagues then the club will lose the fans!!!
15/12/2010 15:18:00
no they wont lose the fans...and if people stop going then the club is better off without fair weather fans...the club didnt lose fans when they took lower level warnock did they??? Adams is almost the same as warnock in terms of achievements so its jsut wrong to say we will lose fans...
15/12/2010 15:34:00
I don't think they will lose the fans as such, but despite people like Wilder, Howe and Keith Hill being excellent choices, the fans wouldn't get behind them, and they would be slated before the first game.
15/12/2010 16:46:00
Which is why when myself and Bucks are offered the position I will kindly turn it down.
15/12/2010 16:47:00
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