A while ago I wrote somewhere (perhaps Johns blog?) that I thought Craig Moore would have the professionalism to but any personal differences with Postacolou aside for the good of the club. Seems I was wrong.
The Courier Mail is reporting that Craig Moore has announced that he will be leaving the Roar for good in January because his relationship with Postacoglou is strained beyond repair. From a fans point f view this is hugely dissapointing, yet another body blow to end what my fellow Roar blogger John has accurately labled the Roar's Annus Horribilus.
Lately Moore's heart has not looked in it, distracted by the world cup, upset by the loss of his mates Farina and Miller, Moore's form has dipped so low that Socceroo fans have been as concerned as Roar fans. By leaving the club in its time of need Moore has spat in the face of the loyal fans scampered of the sinking ship.
According to Hammish's account of the account of the game, Moore did not even lead the players over to thank the fans who travelled in numbers down to skilled park and then had to watch the team be mauled. Not good enough, time to go, if the Roar are going to stay in the top six they need all hand on deck and giving !00%. McJosh and Devere have never let the club down and will remain one of the best central parings in the league.
So well done to the club for backing the coach when presented with Moore's unprofessional and arrogant "him or me" ultimatum. A managers job becomes impossible once players sense he does not have the board's complete backing. However marks off for keeping the fans in the dark. The Roar's webpage does not mention that Moore has resigned (do they think we will not notice he is gone??). More points off for the pathetic Chairman's Christmas message. Three pathetic lines of best wishes - we don't need or want the chairman's best wishes - we want some news about the direction of the club, the vision, what is the game plan...
Loyal fans will continue to support the club in Moore's absence, but they wont support a club without a plan to give them some hope. Even if it a modest one to gradually rebuild the squad and the support.