A bit off my usual topic, but I thought I’d quickly blog on Stuart Pearce. As a Manchester City supporter (born within a couple of miles from Maine Road) I’ve mixed feelings. I hope we’re not throwing the baby out with the bath water (as football, clichĂ©’s are allowed.). It does remind me somewhat of when Peter Reid was sacked when City were riding high in the top half of the Premiership – soon after we were in Division 2. I hope history won’t repeat itself.
Yet an injection of cash is needed, and Pearce’s departure seems to have hastened that. City’s huge debts have crippled its ability in the transfer market for years, and the hope is that’ll now change (I’m resisting the temptation to start talking about personal debt in relation). So having paused for Pearce, hopefully itâ€™s onwards and upwards.