Reading Blade (no login) Posted Jun 1, 2012 10:37 AM
I could turn that around. What evidence is there that we would have been better without him?
None is the answer I think. It's impossible to know either way.
I also believe that for every one Dave Whelan there are plenty worse than McCabe. I don't think he has got everything right. Other than the appointment of Robson, I have not really disagreed with any other decision/appointment he made at the time it was made. Looking back is very easy, doing it at the time is not.
I'd also say that the Chengdu venture has been a complete disaster and I wouldn't have got involved in that unless we were a really top side. Venturing and looking for commercial links is all well and good if you are established in the top flight but we've never been established under McCabe's stewardship.