Kenny Burns: O'Driscoll has every reason to feel angry at Nottingham Forest owners
I HEARD Sean O'Driscoll's comments after he had led his Bristol City side to a 2-0 victory against Nottingham Forest.
He was polite and dignified when it came to the club as a whole, praising the players, its supporters and history.
He pointed out how he left Forest one point off the play-offs, when he was axed in such brutal fashion after the 4-2 win against Leeds on Boxing Day.
That shocked fans and the club has been in free-fall and turmoil ever since.
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And that is why it was no surprise to see him take a swipe at the Al Hasawi family.
He, like Billy Davies, must feel he has more than a little unfinished business at the City Ground and pointed out how Forest have fantastic players and fantastic supporters. Now, he added, they just need fantastic owners. Ouch
But, given the nature of his exit, it is no surprise he is hurting.
But while I did not agree with the timing of the sacking, I never felt O'Driscoll was the one to lead the club to the Premier League.
Yes, they were one point off the top six, but I never felt like they were going to roar up into the top-two places or anything like that.
The passing football was too much for show, too much about possession and trying to look good rather than having an end product. I could not see that changing.
Don't get me wrong, O'Driscoll is a really nice guy, a top coach, he has done well and did a good job at Forest.
But would he have got them over the line? I'm not too sure.
However, he has every reason to feel angry at the Al Hasawis.
And he would have really enjoyed his weekend after putting one over the men who he felt treated him with such distain.