Quantcast
  1. Welcome to Bantam Talk

    Why not register for an account?

    Not only can you then get fully involved in the community but you also get fewer ads

  2. Premium Membership now Available


    Please see this thread for more details

    Dismiss Notice

David Sharpe appointed Head Of Football Operations

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by ahar964, Mar 30, 2024.

  1. Manningham bantam

    Manningham bantam Impact Sub
    P.L.23/24 Entrant

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    1,521
    Likes Received:
    1,707
    He might do the honourable thing and step down ;) If Sparks is still in the position he is now and let’s say Sharpe comes to the club on a part time basis in whatever position,then I see this has only save Sparks job.

    We need big change.
     
    Ponty City and Bantamsteve like this.
  2. chris mac

    chris mac Fringe Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    550
    I will believe it when I see it
     
    vladimir likes this.
  3. chris mac

    chris mac Fringe Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    550
    Sounds like one of sparks, bum chums.
     
    Ponty City, Mal Content and vladimir like this.
  4. Parader

    Parader Impact Sub

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2018
    Messages:
    1,169
    Likes Received:
    2,241
    If true, it again exposes the lack of football connections at the top of the club. However, he does have good, relevant experience and seems reasonably well thought of at his previous clubs.

    If he does come in it will be very interesting to see what his actual role is.
     
    Mal Content, Bantamsteve and Dennis like this.
  5. Steve1970

    Steve1970 Squad Player
    P.L. 21/22 Entrant P.L. 20/21 Entrant P.L. 20/21 Top 20

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    3,973
    Likes Received:
    5,094
    He will be the one that rings the plumber about hot water in the kop toilets ?
     
    Mal Content, vladimir and Jay like this.
  6. wetherbywhaler

    wetherbywhaler Impact Sub

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    1,683
    Likes Received:
    4,887
    No, Dave is well in his 80s now and spends most of his time in Caribbean Also not very well.
     
    Jay likes this.
  7. Foghornleghorn

    Foghornleghorn Squad Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant Euro 2020 P.L. 20/21 Top 10

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    3,283
    Likes Received:
    4,332
    Sorry to here that.
     
  8. Kevin1954

    Kevin1954 Squad Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    17,021
    Likes Received:
    14,517
    It’s started already ….written off before he’s even officially announced. Some forum members….true to form as always, think we are Liverpool , Man City and Man U rolled into one.

    We want a DoF……but not that one ! Jeeze .
     
  9. Kevin1954

    Kevin1954 Squad Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    17,021
    Likes Received:
    14,517
    You are being rather polite;)
     
    1975citygent likes this.
  10. TallinnBantam

    TallinnBantam Regular Starter
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    6,042
    Likes Received:
    8,086
    He’s coming in to assist Sparks isn’t he? Sparks will remain. Expect some PR BS (from Ryan) about how he’s doing this and the other doing that….jointly. It’s a waste of a wage for sure!
     
    Mal Content likes this.
  11. Kevin1954

    Kevin1954 Squad Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    17,021
    Likes Received:
    14,517
    I wonder if this is what GA alluded to last week…” Other things going on “ which he wasn’t prepared to repeat or words to that effect.?
     
  12. Birky Bantam

    Birky Bantam Impact Sub
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant

    Joined:
    May 15, 2018
    Messages:
    2,017
    Likes Received:
    2,297
    I can't agree with those saying he's inexperienced when he is 10 years experience in football with different roles. It also wasn't too long ago he was linked with joining the club. Also after the Mansfield game there were a lot of people praising them and how the club was set up, he was a big part of that as Director of Football then CEO before he left to help with the family business.

    It was mentioned in the Director of Football thread but I don't understand why some are obsessed with the idea that whoever it is needs to be an old has been manager. This is a completely different job to being a manager and we are seeing a lot of top clubs go for people with little or no playing history.
     
  13. Kevin1954

    Kevin1954 Squad Player
    P.L.22/23 Entrant P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    17,021
    Likes Received:
    14,517
    Ah yes the owners fancy lady was made CeO with nil experience…Remember it well!
    This place would have melted!
     
  14. Campbell's soup

    Campbell's soup Impact Sub
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    8,073
    Likes Received:
    13,598
    article-0-0DE1CD6C00000578-553_468x384.jpg
    I'd be fully behind her.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  15. Onside

    Onside Squad Player
    P.L.23/24 Entrant Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    9,118
    Likes Received:
    15,351
    I am not bothered what age he is. He looks like he has done a great job with Mansfield and Wigan.
     
    Kevin1954, Idlebantam, CRASS and 3 others like this.
  16. Fordy117

    Fordy117 Just call me Mr Flip-Flop!
    Bubbles car wash

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    17,405
    Likes Received:
    14,424
    They’re mates.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    vladimir likes this.
  17. Bantam Begins

    Bantam Begins Squad Player

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2019
    Messages:
    1,416
    Likes Received:
    1,706
    No wonder Mansfield are top.
     
    Ulysses S Grant likes this.
  18. Bantamsteve

    Bantamsteve Impact Sub

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    7,669
    Likes Received:
    9,714
    More brownie points than Gent on his first day then
     
    Steve1970 likes this.
  19. borderlescott

    borderlescott Squad Player

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2018
    Messages:
    4,928
    Likes Received:
    8,422
    Ha ha
     
  20. Kentucky Fried Bantam

    Kentucky Fried Bantam Emergency Backup

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2022
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    141
    Taken from the Mansfield Town forum. Here's what Nigel Clough said about his time-

    “I think he has taken the club forward in the last three years both on and off the pitch. We'll miss him, certainly from the football side of things, for his contacts and his football brain, knowledge and nous."

    “He has been a very good colleague and friend as well over that time so we will certainly be keeping in touch. He will be at the end of the phone if we need him, which is good."

    “Sometimes it's a lot of work behind the scenes that people don't appreciate, but I think he has been responsible for a lot of progress here.”

    The most positive comment here being how he's rated for his influence running the club from a football perspective, which is certainly where Sparks is struggling the most.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice