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Dowie goes!

Dowie goes!

A short, rather terse, statement on the QPR official website states simply that, after 15 games in charge, manager Ian Dowie`s contract has been terminated, with immediate effect.

Gareth Ainsworth has been placed in temporary charge of the First team, as "Caretaker Manager" until further notice.

This sacking has been called for by many fans, although I personally would have preferred to see the same manager in charge for a full season as I feel that the last thing our club needs is the instability of management change.

Since Ian Holloway`s departure, we have had five managers - that is not the sort of stability that is needed to build for the future or build up confidence. Who will want to come to us now, knowing that, if things go wrong for a little while, the chances are that person will lose their job?

Dowie was not a popular choice when appointed, but surely he should have been given a reasonable chance? After all, we are 9th in the League at the moment and in the last 16 of the Carling Cup - a feat certainly not achieved this time last year, when Gregory was shown the door!

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Writer:sandydl
Date:Friday October 24 2008
Time: 1:11PM

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sorry totally disagree,i wonder if as you say we had of kept dowie till the end of the season and we would have been fighting relegation,what would you have said then,no we all saw it coming and thankfully the club has now seen it,he just was'nt tactically aware enough,but good luck to him in his future,i think he might need it.
simmo69
24/10/2008 17:12:00
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Simmo69 - we wouldn't have been relegated under Dowie - but that's not important any more, is it?!! There are loads of people who disagree - but I dont think we needed another game of "who'll manage QPR"!! Maybe we should have a "X Factor" type competition . . .
sandydl
24/10/2008 17:34:00
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all we needed for a month or so was stability and this happens...
LeeCookFan
25/10/2008 00:41:00
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