Paul Ince has never been the easiest footballer to like. Aggressive, shirty, mouthy: he is not exactly up there with Gianfranco Zola in the popularity stakes. Even so his departure as Blackburn manager should give everyone pause for thought. There was nothing remotely encouraging about it.
The first thing to be said is that Ince was unlucky. Brad Friedel and David Bentley were on their way before he arrived at Ewood Park and Roque Santa Cruz has spent the autumn apparently preparing himself mentally for a reunion with his former manager at Manchester City. Losing your team's central spine isRead More »from Ince’s sad goodbye