Lakenheath Old Boys

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Sunday, October 04, 2015

The Sack Race Debate

Well, chaps - it was quite an eventful day in the Premiership, wasn't it? But one issue was tossed up by the events that has implications for the PPP and needs to get sorted out.

During the Merseyside Derby this morning, we heard that Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat and the club had come to a "mutual agreement" that Advocaat would be leaving the club. That is, Advocaat had resigned, albeit probably just ahead of being sacked.

Later in the afternoon, after the matches had ended, the BBC reported the big news that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers had been sacked.

So, where does that leave us? One manager (Rodgers) was clearly sacked by his club, but that was only after another one (Advocaat) had resigned hours before. Which should count as the "First Manager to be Sacked in the Premiership).

To make all of this clear - two of our PPPers (Man Utd Rules and The Red Dragon) chose Dick Advocaat to get sacked first and would stand to receive two points in the game, while no one was prescient enough to pick Brendan Rodgers.

So, what say you? I'll let the majority decide this one and will abide by that decision. Next season, though, I may make the category more open and just say "The First Manager to Leave A Club." Let me know and I'll assign points accordingly.


Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think that other than Chelskilad , we pretty much stated our opinion by email. I double checked because I know that in the past mutual consent has counted as a sack. According to media reports Mr. Advocate resigned by choice. He was not officially forced out and we don't know what happened behind closed doors.Therefore Brendan emphatically wins.

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