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Offline Elgindon

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Re: Managers in England
« Reply #1120 on: October 03, 2018, 06:39:45 PM »

 Have never understood how fans of the clubs Steve Bruce has managed,are able to build up any affinity with him,when he's jumped from one similar sized club to another,often in the same league.
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Re: Managers in England
« Reply #1121 on: October 03, 2018, 07:00:39 PM »
Maybe they just like his books
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« Reply #1122 on: October 03, 2018, 07:06:17 PM »
Maybe they just like giving him his books


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« Reply #1123 on: October 03, 2018, 07:51:03 PM »
At least he got a cabbage this time as a parting gift
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« Reply #1124 on: October 10, 2018, 08:20:51 AM »
Wolves have surprised me this season. I watched one of their first games and they were pedestrian and lacking in quality. Only one defeat in 8 is brilliant for a newly promoted side. Nuno EspĂ­rito Santo kens fit he's deein.

The team directly above them in the EPL right now also benefit from a good manager. Howe has done a cracking job at Bournemouth. They're both ahead of Jose Mourinho after less than a quarter of fixtures played.

Cardiff are rock bottom. I've never rated Warnock. Entertaining for sure - as a man rather than opinion on his style of play - but a total blustering charlatan, full of shit.

Mark Hughes once again faces a season-long fight against relegation and like Steve Bruce, it wouldn't surprise me if he took them down. They remind me of each other those two, not just cos they played for Man U.

A good manager makes ALL the difference.
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« Reply #1125 on: October 10, 2018, 01:40:04 PM »
I know a fanatical Wolves fan.

A royalist and loyal England fan he has been insufferable since the referendum, just waiting to get rid of the nasty Europeans from Englands shores.

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« Reply #1126 on: October 10, 2018, 02:33:58 PM »
I know a fanatical Wolves fan.

A royalist and loyal England fan he has been insufferable since the referendum, just waiting to get rid of the nasty Europeans from Englands shores.

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« Reply #1127 on: October 25, 2018, 06:24:51 PM »
Ipswich bin their manager. Sort of level of club that might be interested in DM. Fingers crossed anyway...

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« Reply #1128 on: October 25, 2018, 08:06:50 PM »
Ipswich bin their manager. Sort of level of club that might be interested in DM. Fingers crossed anyway...

Would be a step down IMHO.
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« Reply #1129 on: October 25, 2018, 08:20:25 PM »
Possibly, but in all likelihood, the sort of club he's going to get.

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« Reply #1130 on: December 03, 2018, 12:39:54 PM »
Hughes is gone. He can keep giving out all the hard luck stories but he can't argue with results.

Unlike other situations, I don't see a bounce back effect happening with his departure. Spurs at 2/5 on Wednesday should be great value.
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« Reply #1131 on: December 18, 2018, 11:13:15 AM »
Mourinho gone. The most painful endurance in management now unenduring.
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« Reply #1132 on: December 18, 2018, 01:46:13 PM »
Only thing left on his CV that needs filled is international management. His own country I doubt could ever win a World Cup so I doubt he would manage them for now but Spain or Italy could be viable. Or indeed, Brazil as he speaks the language.

Saw he was linked with a return to Inter but surely that would be a retrograde step

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« Reply #1133 on: January 07, 2019, 12:34:12 PM »
Some posters reckon Liverpool will win the EPL this season. Understandable given their 4 point lead at the top but what about the Klopp factor? Has he really got what it takes to cross the line? Is his core made of steel? Is he made of the right stuff? Or was he a tall specky kid who got lucky?

I really like the man. His enthusiasm is infectious. He knows how to smile and have a laugh and there's no doubt that he's assembled a superb unit at Anfield. He's got a great eye for a player and there's no doubt that they are properly motivated under him. But his personal record in the biggest of matches, including the Champions League finals that he's lost is either bad luck on the day or a symptom of his true nature. Even last week, their first defeat of the EPL season was a defining game. Had he won that, 10 points would've been a massive advantage but they would still have had to grind it out with 51 points still up for grabs.

Winners are tough. They don't care about being popular and friends with everyone. They're driven to succeed and have desire and determination levels that are almost scary when you're in their presence, so utterly focused as they are. Most of all, they believe that they're the best. I don't know if Klopp believes it. Maybe he's still this gangly awkward kid who's blustered his way into the upper echelons of the game, albeit on the back of some excellent management and some solid results. But like the excellent technical golfer who's often in contention but yet to win a major, there must be a question mark about his ability to cross the bridge and actually deliver on the biggest of stages. Winning the EPL would be a testament to his stamina and mental fortitude, just as winning the biggest trophies requires total belief. It is these specific issues that he's yet to prove. Will be a very interesting next four months.
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« Reply #1134 on: January 16, 2019, 01:14:32 PM »
Stephen Pressley appointed manager of Carlisle. Used to have a bit of a soft spot for them but hope the hun c@nt leads them to relegation now

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« Reply #1135 on: February 24, 2019, 12:02:53 PM »
Claude the fraud Puel binned by Leicester. Terrible appointment.
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« Reply #1136 on: February 24, 2019, 12:43:49 PM »
Claude the fraud Puel binned by Leicester. Terrible appointment.

Brenda bookies favourite to take over. I think Celtic would insist on him seeing the season out but can envisage being allowed to join them in the summer.

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« Reply #1137 on: February 24, 2019, 01:03:59 PM »
There are certainly two ways to skin a cat. When Leicester won the league they regularly had around 35% possession and won a lot of games by the odd goal on the counter attack. Watched a fair bit of them this season and they have actually played very well in a number of their games but failed to win. Last night's highlights showed they had 27 attempts on goal and 65% possession yet got beat 4-1.

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Re: Managers in England
« Reply #1138 on: February 28, 2019, 06:03:15 PM »
Ranieri sacked after only 3 months in charge at Fulham. Madness.

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« Reply #1139 on: February 28, 2019, 07:23:23 PM »
Was an absolutely crackpot appointment in the first place. However he was leading them to certain relegation anyway so they probably see it as a worthwhile gamble.