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Opposites attract: Sean O'Driscoll and Steve Cotterill


Forest's new arrival

By MJL
January 19 2012

With the annoucnement made last night that the former Doncaster manager has joined the club, fans are wondering if this marks the begining of the end for the floundering Forest boss.

On the surface these guys seem like chalk n' cheese and yet it is this pairing that are to attempt to steer Forest to retention of their Championship place. Of course Rob Kelly and the utterly pointless Hasselbaink are still here but we'll ignore them, shall we?

As soon as news emerged that O'Driscoll was coming to the City Ground fans' omnipresent bemoaning of Cotterill's position at the club grew even greater. Surely the new arrival is much better suited to managing Forest than the current gaffer. Here is a man that plays attractive and flowing football, being appointed beneath a man to which the concept of midfield is seemingly alien.

Although it may not seem like it however, Coterill has an apparent reputation as a motivator within the footballing world. Perhaps his sometimes sickening optimisim and ability to see the good in his players' performances will pay off now that he has this man by his side. Perhaps Steve deserves a little more time to turn things around.

In football whilst the manager is the man the fans direct their vitirol at in the face of poor on-pitch performance, it is a collaborative effort. If Cotterill really is Mr. Motivator then being stuck with McClaren's hapless backroom staff could be the reason we have been seeing a severe lack in tactical awareness at the minute.

For the next two days at least, Forest fans can be optimistic. West Ham on Saturday however will prove whether O'Driscoll's appointment really can make the difference.

 

 

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