Tony Adams: Should He Stay Or Should He Go Now?
Speculation has been building in the papers, and the 3-1 defeat at Fulham had some papers reporting it as a done deal, out with big Tony and in with Avram Grant, but is it the right move?
Should the axe fall on the Portsmouth boss, or should Tony Adams be given time? That's the million dollar question, although in reality there is probably a lot more money riding on it than that.
Another valid question is have we given Adams a chance? He has lost Defoe and Diarra from a team that had already lost Mendes, Muntari, and Benjani. Has he been given the power to shape his own team? Well he has signed Bal Hadj, and now we have brought in Gekas, Pennant, and Basinas. Let's hope they were all his choices.
Looking at the fixture list, I can see the next three games deciding his future. I don't think many will be tipping us for a win against Liverpool, but if we don't pick up a win at home to Man City or at Stoke, that could well be the time that Sacha makes his move.
So who could replace him, and what would their chances be?
Avram Grant is the name we keep hearing, and that would be interesting. He did a surprisingly good job steering Chelsea's superstars, but how would he handle a dogfight at Fratton?
With the window closed, there is no scope for a new man to strengthen, so it becomes purely a coaching issue. Tony needs to shake the players up, take them on holiday, or do something to get out of the rut. If he can do that he could well have a promising career ahead. Surely it's now or never.
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