Royal Rother Pathetic dismissal of the huge achievement of 2 promotions and a Cup competition in which we beat 3 top flight teams - all in the space of 5 years.
He may have been limited but he was a very successful manager for us.
Oh, and I’m not usually one of those tedious pedants with such an empty life that I have to point out spelling mistakes, but, in this case, I feel the need. Whatever your origins, it’s SIMOD not Simon.
5 top flight teams actually in the Simod win - QPR, Oxford, Forest, Coventry, and Luton. All top 10 1st division (prem now) teams that season except Oxford with Forest finishing 3rd and QPR 5th. Coventry were also the FA Cup winners the previous season and Luton would win the League Cup a few weeks later against Arsenal. Hell of an achievement really considering all the teams were pretty much at full strength as resting players wasn't a thing back then. Especially as we were in the process of getting relegated.
Mind you, after 87/88 Branfoot lost the plot and 88/89 was about as bad as it can get - only avoiding relegation to Div 4 on the last day and a terrible atmosphere at home games at the end of the season and many anti-Branfoot demonstrations...