Then there are those on various boards who claim that Wedge should be fired. I read each of their posts carefully to see if they offer a fact, an insight or an opinion that goes on the side of the balance sheet that says Wedge should be fired. If I'm not persuaded than I challenge the poster giving him or her another chance to persuade me.
It seems to me that when there exists questions like whether a manager should be fired that you start with the status quo as the presumptively correct answer and that supportable reasons must be offered to rebut the presumption.
What I see on various boards, which is reflective of real life, are people who make up there minds with precious few facts and then view everything in terms of how does it support their positions. For some no matter what Wedge does they will find a way to say he was wrong (or that is motives were insincere) and should be fired.
Usually the allegations against Wedge are pretty general in nature and with little or no specific support. For instance The Homeless Rhino recently wrote (and I apologize to him for singling him out):
Fundamentals and defense are in part a function of effort, and that's something over which a manager can exert some influence.
Who's defense is he talking about and what control can he exert over it? Same questions regarding fundamentals.
Up until recently it was very popular to argue that Wedge had "lost control of the team" and that "some players had given-up" Who were these players and what support is there that Wedge had lost control?
In responding please keep in mind that poor little old defenseless me cries easily.
Lassiez les bon temps roulez.
[Editor's note: Jen has just gone and hidden under her bed]