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Bowen Leaves Club

31 August 2020
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Former manager Mark Bowen has made a clean break of it and left Reading Football Club. And who can blame him? After being unfairly dumped as first team manager just as the new season was about to get underway, he was offered to move back to his old position as director of football but has chosen to depart. Bowen may not have been a popular choice when he was installed as manager last October, but he leaves with much respect for his time at the club and his conduct as manager. He also was successful in guiding the club to a mid-table finish from a relegation position on arrival and did let to justify being relieved of his position.

In our forum polls, over 80% of Reading fans think that getting a new manager in is the wrong decision, and over 60% are underwhelmed or worse that the new manager is Veljko Paunovic. It is clear that fans are not happy with the club's decision to remove the manager, the chief executive, and be left without a director of football with just days to the new season. It is unnecessary chaos at a time when stability is needed.

 

Discussion On This Story:

 WoodleyRoyal

» 25 Aug 2020 10:22

So we’ve all read the story by now looks like Bowen is out and we will have a new manager in place for the start of the season. Is this the right move. Discuss

 SouthDownsRoyal

» 25 Aug 2020 10:25

Ooo a poll 8)

Problem for me is I can only really answer AFTER the appointment :lol:

If it’s someone half decent or very decent then yes, I’m no Bowen fan.

If it’s Mark Hughes or someone who got a random foreign team mid table In their third tier of football in their country then no.

 gazzer, loyal royal

» 25 Aug 2020 10:27

So the rumour has it that everything has been decided. Bowen is to move back upstairs and the new manager has been decided. New manager has to quarantine but club are trying to get an exemption for him

 WestYorksRoyal

» 25 Aug 2020 10:28

Hope the owners see this poll and take it into account.

 Zip

» 25 Aug 2020 10:29

A definite no from me. The last thing we need just before the start of a new season is another manager with a different philosophy and approach. No wonder we have no recognisable style of play.

 SouthDownsRoyal

» 25 Aug 2020 10:30




LOL

 Zip

» 25 Aug 2020 10:33



I suspect you’re right. As a club we are in a constant state of flux with a never ending turnaround of managers and players. We end up with no identifiable playing style and continue to struggle. This is not the way to run a decent football club.

 WoodleyRoyal

» 25 Aug 2020 10:33




LOL

Reckon they have a goosey from time to time. I heard on the grapevine DD is Dai’s favourite poster.

 SouthDownsRoyal

» 25 Aug 2020 10:48

Maybe Dai has a hobnob account

 Gunny Fishcake

» 25 Aug 2020 11:25

He's gone , club is a joke

 RFCMod

» 25 Aug 2020 11:34




LOL

Reckon they have a goosey from time to time. I heard on the grapevine DD is Dai’s favourite poster.

Dickie Davis ?

 SouthDownsRoyal

» 25 Aug 2020 11:34



:shock:


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