Date: 15th December 2010 at 10:43am
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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.’


33 Replies to “Blades Set to Reward Adams’ Valiant Effort?”

  • 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.

  • HERE HERE STONKY……Keepmoat is the only place we need to shop at… 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 KC….as well as wasting masses of money!!….IT HAS TO BE OD!!

  • 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.

  • 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 …………………………………………………..

  • 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!

  • 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!!!

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • bucksblade – That is what is called the gravy train, more people upstairs than on the pitch, that is so bloody wrong, really good post there, we should look at getting it sent to McTurd.
    Can anyone remember the last time that we the fans actually got the man we really wanted?

  • gleadless – they didnt lose the fans??? do you call average gates under warnock WHEN HE FIRST JOINED of 9,000 not losing the fans? christ WTF!!!

  • one game then – and that was at the end of heath….blades dont have moer than a core of 15000 fans and we can get 22 23 when doing well…dont forget average of only 20k when we were in top two 5 years ago….

  • i hope the sky story is right i would love odriscoll but be aware lads sky do have a tendancy to make stories up so poeple go straight on sky bet and place money…very crafty .. for me first choice o driscoll or then brown adams wilder/howe/hill/poyet

  • 15 years ago I might have agreed gleadless, but now I think we are square with them, if not a few over. 20 at the bottom isn’t a bad attendance, if we were going for promotion it would be close to 25. We are a top 20 club if run right, so why are we were we are? Over to you BFL.

  • Sheps, time is such a wonderful healer. Come back Danny all is forgiven. I would gladly swap our strike force now for Asaba and Webber!

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