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« Reply #50 on: February 02, 2022, 06:47:59 PM »
A lot of fans are not ok with it

Personally, I'm long sick of hearing some Albion fans whinging this season and foaming at the mouth at any opportunity. The fact that a sizeable number are having another moan today is entirely predictable, they live for it. The idea that sacking Val in February would somehow unite the club was a fantasy.

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« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2022, 06:53:17 PM »
Personally, I'm long sick of hearing some Albion fans whinging this season and foaming at the mouth at any opportunity. The fact that a sizeable number are having another moan today is entirely predictable, they live for it. The idea that sacking Val in February would somehow unite the club was a fantasy.
We all should give a new manager a chance afterall they start with a clean slate here but it seems some are dead set against Bruce and that is quite sad.

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« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2022, 06:54:25 PM »
We all should give a new manager a chance afterall they start with a clean slate here but it seems some are dead set against Bruce and that is quite sad.

Even more ridiculous when you consider that all he is being asked to do is to manage us until the summer to try to get us promoted. Taking over in February, post window closing for less than half a season.

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« Reply #53 on: February 02, 2022, 07:17:06 PM »
Chris Lepkowski tweeted

Focus around Bruce but Gourlay appointment could be key. Derided for Reading failure but also executive experience with MU & Chelsea. Big job sorting out governance & direction of #wba. Hopefully starts with revamp of recruitment & reassessment of squad - some exits long overdue
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« Reply #54 on: February 02, 2022, 07:21:16 PM »
Chris Lepkowski tweeted

Focus around Bruce but Gourlay appointment could be key. Derided for Reading failure but also executive experience with MU & Chelsea. Big job sorting out governance & direction of #wba. Hopefully starts with revamp of recruitment & reassessment of squad - some exits long overdue
Was he not here as an advisor in the summer when we appointed Vi + our summer recruitment?

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« Reply #55 on: February 02, 2022, 07:31:40 PM »
Was he not here as an advisor in the summer when we appointed Vi + our summer recruitment?

Yes, but let's overlook that! Seriously, no way we can off load our older players on big contracts unless we pay them off. Same scenario with Phillips & Livermore for example as Gibbs.

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« Reply #56 on: February 02, 2022, 07:33:20 PM »
Was he not here as an advisor in the summer when we appointed Vi + our summer recruitment?


Err..............................Yes

Just had the appointment formalised that's all.

Same with Lai, he was calling the shots, just that he'll be taking a salary now, & hopefully, be a bit more visible.
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« Reply #57 on: February 02, 2022, 07:34:12 PM »
Was he not here as an advisor in the summer when we appointed Vi + our summer recruitment?
LOL, summer recruitment brings in his ex-captain and a bunch of journeymen the club had no intention of spending money on players I think we can thank Lai for that.

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« Reply #58 on: February 02, 2022, 07:34:42 PM »

Err..............................Yes

Just had the appointment formalised that's all.

Same with Lai, he was calling the shots, just that he'll be taking a salary now, & hopefully, be a bit more visible.

How do you know this John?

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« Reply #59 on: February 02, 2022, 07:51:28 PM »
Yes, but let's overlook that! Seriously, no way we can off load our older players on big contracts unless we pay them off. Same scenario with Phillips & Livermore for example as Gibbs.
Wonder what his advice was about extending the contracts of Philips and Furlong and the loan of Hugill.

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« Reply #60 on: February 02, 2022, 07:53:55 PM »
Looking forward to his comments on appointing Bruce: "scoured the globe, to find the right man" lol.

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« Reply #61 on: February 02, 2022, 07:54:20 PM »
How do you know this John?

How do I know what?
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« Reply #62 on: February 02, 2022, 07:59:39 PM »
Looking forward to his comments on appointing Bruce: "scoured the globe, to find the right man" lol.
Took the words out of my mouth 82!  Maybe he thinks it looks decisive and executive like making a quick decision.
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« Reply #63 on: February 02, 2022, 08:04:14 PM »
How do I know what?

That Lai was calling the shots. I'm not saying he is or isn't but i believe he has been very hands off until Wilder.

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« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2022, 08:06:20 PM »
Took the words out of my mouth 82!  Maybe he thinks it looks decisive and executive like making a quick decision.


Think you're being a tad unfair there Alex, today's events haven't happened overnight Ron Gourlay has had plenty of time to look at his options.

As a quick fix, SB probably fits the bill fine, but like you I would rather see a longer term approach.

Problem is, if SB works out he will be the long term approach
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« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2022, 08:09:40 PM »

Think you're being a tad unfair there Alex, today's events haven't happened overnight Ron Gourlay has had plenty of time to look at his options.

As a quick fix, SB probably fits the bill fine, but like you I would rather see a longer term approach.

Problem is, if SB works out he will be the long term approach

Of all the problems we have, taking long term approach is not one of them.

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« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2022, 08:11:22 PM »
We all should give a new manager a chance afterall they start with a clean slate here but it seems some are dead set against Bruce and that is quite sad.


Bet you said the same about Pardew
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« Reply #67 on: February 02, 2022, 08:13:08 PM »
That Lai was calling the shots. I'm not saying he is or isn't but i believe he has been very hands off until Wilder.

Don't think so, even Pulis had to go to China to discuss potential signings, & local journos have said that he authorises spending.
Think he had his fingers burned with the Williams/ Goodman fiasco.

Also, having now appointing himself chairman, he will almost certainly become more involved & take a salary.
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« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2022, 08:13:43 PM »
All you can say is that going on the comments from Reading fans and local media, this is a terrifying appointment.

Amusing that Lai bought him in as an advisor and despite a string of poor decisions, Lai has then taken Gourlay's advise to hire himself as CEO.

Worried.
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« Reply #69 on: February 02, 2022, 08:14:31 PM »
Don't think so, even Pulis had to go to China to discuss potential signings, & local journos have said that he authorises spending.
Think he had his fingers burned with the Williams/ Goodman fiasco.

Also, having now appointing himself chairman, he will almost certainly become more involved & take a salary.

Will be interesting to see going forward. I think we have suffered from him, what feels like, not watching his asset like an hawk.

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« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2022, 08:17:16 PM »
Of all the problems we have, taking long term approach is not one of them.

Would you like to read the whole of my comment & then come back to me?
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« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2022, 08:18:57 PM »
All you can say is that going on the comments from Reading fans and local media, this is a terrifying appointment.

Amusing that Lai bought him in as an advisor and despite a string of poor decisions, Lai has then taken Gourlay's advise to hire himself as CEO.

Worried.

My instincts too. I have, perhaps an unfair idea, that Gourlay will be a guy who deals with his contacts and it'll be jobs for the boys and agent led recruitment.

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« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2022, 08:20:37 PM »
My instincts too. I have, perhaps an unfair idea, that Gourlay will be a guy who deals with his contacts and it'll be jobs for the boys and agent led recruitment.

There is always a very small chance that Gourlay may know what he is doing and do a good job, but a much more likely chance that he will make a complete mess of it and leave our club closer to league one than the premiership. Exciting times.

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« Reply #73 on: February 02, 2022, 08:21:53 PM »

Think you're being a tad unfair there Alex, today's events haven't happened overnight Ron Gourlay has had plenty of time to look at his options.

As a quick fix, SB probably fits the bill fine, but like you I would rather see a longer term approach.

Problem is, if SB works out he will be the long term approach
You'd hope they did some sort of due diligence, but everything points to SB being the only interviewee. Or otehrwise they managed to hide it very well from the journos.
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« Reply #74 on: February 02, 2022, 08:22:15 PM »

Bet you said the same about Pardew
I don't think I commented on Pardew not that it's relevant I'm just not the type to whine before I'm actually given something to whine about.