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Is Dublin the most realistic option?

Is Dublin the most realistic option?

Leicester City's unproductive performance against Cardiff was such a predictable duplicate of previous failures and in truth, were any of the fans surprised.

For a game of such importance, both to City and to Craig Levein, the atmosphere was flatter than the Fenlands. A few half-hearted songs and a lot of silence.

Even the Levein Out chants were half-hearted, the radio phone in I listened to while driving home, all so measured and reasonable. Where has the passion gone?

Have the fans been deadened by so many seasons of disappointment or is it simply they wouldn't know which way the club should turn if the board did decide to change direction.

Like every other fan I've scoured the options. All they do is emphasise the board's predicament.

Well, it certainly won't be universally popular but I'm going to put a case forward, if change is eventually made, for Dion Dublin.

No, he's never been a manager. But Levein has been a manager and look how he's done in England!.

However, Dublin has a few plus points too bearing in mind we would need someone to manage this squad until the end of the season, not to manage a new squad of the chosen manager's own choice.

The club would not want to spend a fortune changing manager and they can't really afford the manager to take weeks assessing his players. So:

a)Dublin is already on the payroll.

b)He knows all the players well.

c)Many of the younger lads mention how much he has helped and encouraged them suggesting he is highly regarded.

d)He is still probably our most inspiring figure.

e)He has experience of top level and Championship football.

f)He has experience playing as a defender and attacker.

g)He will have loads of contacts.

h)He will have experienced all sorts of coaching methods and motivators.

Leicester look increasingly like being relegated in any case. Dublin might just be the one man who would probably be immediately available who knows the set-up well enough to change our fortunes in time.

He might fail. But anyone might fail at this stage and especially someone unfamiliar with the abilities of our basically new team. If he did fail we could have a more considered alternative lined up in the summer.

Anyway. I put the idea forward for debate. What do you, the fans think.

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Date:Saturday January 21 2006
Time: 9:13PM

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