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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #1575 on: September 02, 2020, 01:11:49 PM »
Bilic must have instilled a cracking environment with the players under his watch. Pereira happy to sign, Krovinovic desperate to come back and now Grady seems interested to join permanently or bid wouldn't have been made. Got to say the man is trying to build something here  ;D

I remember being shot down for saying that players wouldn't come and play for Pulis. The usual response was that players move for money. I disagree. Slav seems a great character, man manager and plays a decent style. All of those have got to be attractive for some players.

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« Reply #1576 on: September 02, 2020, 01:16:39 PM »
I like Slav and want him to succeed but he needs to get off to a good start as his results at the end of last season will go against him imo.

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« Reply #1577 on: September 02, 2020, 01:24:20 PM »
I like Slav and want him to succeed but he needs to get off to a good start as his results at the end of last season will go against him imo.

I reckon more fans will point the blame at the board than at Bilic. Just a feeling
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« Reply #1578 on: September 02, 2020, 01:27:41 PM »
I can handle being relegated as long as we give a good account of ourselves playing half decent football with a young enthusiastic bunch of players
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« Reply #1579 on: September 02, 2020, 03:26:57 PM »
I remember being shot down for saying that players wouldn't come and play for Pulis. The usual response was that players move for money. I disagree. Slav seems a great character, man manager and plays a decent style. All of those have got to be attractive for some players.
All good points.
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« Reply #1580 on: September 02, 2020, 04:35:39 PM »
I remember being shot down for saying that players wouldn't come and play for Pulis. The usual response was that players move for money. I disagree. Slav seems a great character, man manager and plays a decent style. All of those have got to be attractive for some players.

Correct, footballers want to 1) play games, 2) enjoy their football & 3) get as much money as possible. Any decent striker would run a mile from Pulis. Under Bilic we play football in the right manner, have a coached pattern of attack. Not surprising that the gang from last year want to carry on. Let's just hope we can get Diangana over the line as you never know in football, anything can happen.

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« Reply #1581 on: September 02, 2020, 05:08:49 PM »
Correct, footballers want to 1) play games, 2) enjoy their football & 3) get as much money as possible. Any decent striker would run a mile from Pulis. Under Bilic we play football in the right manner, have a coached pattern of attack. Not surprising that the gang from last year want to carry on. Let's just hope we can get Diangana over the line as you never know in football, anything can happen.
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« Reply #1582 on: September 02, 2020, 05:50:10 PM »
Yes, I can see the vile lot offering £20K to WHU, just to get him. WHU would then take the money, after all it is business.

I dont think even West Ham would be stupid enough to accept £20k for Grady.
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« Reply #1583 on: September 02, 2020, 05:51:49 PM »
I dont think even West Ham would be stupid enough to accept £20k for Grady.

But you could imagine the Vile being stupid enough to offer it.

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« Reply #1584 on: September 02, 2020, 06:31:41 PM »
I dont think even West Ham would be stupid enough to accept £20k for Grady.

Maybe that's why our bid has been accepted. They haven't spotted where the decimal place is.  :D

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« Reply #1585 on: September 02, 2020, 07:08:30 PM »
Bilic must have instilled a cracking environment with the players under his watch. Pereira happy to sign, Krovinovic desperate to come back and now Grady seems interested to join permanently or bid wouldn't have been made. Got to say the man is trying to build something here  ;D

A team (including the coach) that loves to play for each OTHER is always more impressive and entertaining than a team of prima donnas... sum of the parts and all that. Still a couple of scary gaps to fill though... but I trust SB.
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« Reply #1586 on: September 02, 2020, 11:15:09 PM »
Slaven has a free hit for me this season.
If we bring in diangana krov kipre to add to periera. He keeps bringing the age down he recycles the poor strike force and we have a go at playing football relegation wouldn't be end of world.

We have a project that's going to take a few years to get us back to being established it would be nice if billic builds something over the years and gets us to being a respected pl outfit who have a go at the cups and make europe rather than just being there to keep up the numbers like the previous regimes
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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #1587 on: September 10, 2020, 06:40:04 PM »
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On Albion's website, Slaven Bilic has confirmed he wants another striker: "We talk about needing a striker that will give us something we don’t have from our other players, good players, in that position." #wba
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« Reply #1588 on: September 10, 2020, 06:44:48 PM »
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He added: "It’s very difficult even when you have the money but in our situation we don’t have the kind of support that would make it easier to find these players." #wba"


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« Reply #1589 on: September 10, 2020, 06:47:27 PM »
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Bilic also re-affirmed he wants Krovinovic & more signings . Bilic: "We wanted to keep together the team from last season and then add 3 or 4 to improve the quality. We have done everything (Pereira, Robinson & Diangana) but Filip. And we will try & get a few more players." #wba
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« Reply #1590 on: September 10, 2020, 08:19:16 PM »
Bilic is mega inebriated atm, a couple of people have told me this independantly and more worryingly he has lost his fire for the challange, looking at his latest video on the O/S I am inclined to agree.

I think its all down to lack of transfer and wage funds, its fair to say he is not overjoyed by the Kipre and Button signings and refers to them as squad players. I really hope we can overcome these issues as I really rate him very highly and I am desperatefor him to stay and succeed.

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« Reply #1591 on: September 10, 2020, 08:23:57 PM »
I think he's only just realised how our board operate, i'd be depressed too.

I wonder if deep down he thought it was all a bit of bluff talk about them not spending to try and get some cheap deals but now he's alert to the fact they were deadly serious about not investing or boxing clever with the money.

I'd imagine he can't quite believe a board would be so laid back about throwing away a chance at securing a PL future for a small risk.

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« Reply #1592 on: September 10, 2020, 08:40:30 PM »
Shame, he does seem a bit down from the things we are seeing and there have been a few online mentions to the fact we haven't heard from him much this summer.

It's a difficult window, I get that, but this is whu we need to be working at our optimum when it comes to transfers. I don't think the club are currently in a position to maximise their resources sadly.
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« Reply #1593 on: September 10, 2020, 08:42:04 PM »
I thought he was being quite pragmatic.
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« Reply #1594 on: September 10, 2020, 08:44:23 PM »
If we are in the middle of negotiations and he is starting to throw his toys I’d be marching him off the premises in the morning.
I know plenty on here think he’s the messiah...I think he’s ok ,but you cannot have a manager being grumpy in the media without consequences.
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« Reply #1595 on: September 10, 2020, 08:53:48 PM »
If we are in the middle of negotiations and he is starting to throw his toys I’d be marching him off the premises in the morning.
I know plenty on here think he’s the messiah...I think he’s ok ,but you cannot have a manager being grumpy in the media without consequences.

It’s how managers are, you cannot blame Slav for these words it’s because he cares and it’s a fair reflection on how the fans are feeling. Would you prefer a yes man? Alan Irvine perhaps?

Slav got this team promoted and was our chief scout last summer with Pereira. Without Slav the club would not be premier league. At worst we’ve extended 2-3 years of competing and at best we’re back on our way to being an established top flight club. That’s more than ‘ok’ in my book. .

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« Reply #1596 on: September 10, 2020, 09:00:44 PM »
If we are in the middle of negotiations and he is starting to throw his toys I’d be marching him off the premises in the morning.
I know plenty on here think he’s the messiah...I think he’s ok ,but you cannot have a manager being grumpy in the media without consequences.


It's his reputation on the line. I don't blame him.

As things stand we are likely to get a severe pasting. Before you scream " LETS SEE WHO WE GET FIRST!".From the interview theres not going to be much more quality forthcoming by how he acts/sounds. If we do a Derby then his stock drops considerably. Of course I think he's aware we'd have one of the smaller budgets but not this small.

I suppose he's mentioning these things to try and protect his own value.

Come the likely pastings every week and relegation "Hey, they wouldnt spend money, what more could i or you do?" type of thing.

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« Reply #1597 on: September 10, 2020, 09:07:19 PM »
If we are in the middle of negotiations and he is starting to throw his toys I’d be marching him off the premises in the morning.
I know plenty on here think he’s the messiah...I think he’s ok ,but you cannot have a manager being grumpy in the media without consequences.
One of the worst posts ever....Go dunk your head in a bucket of cold water! I like a manager with fire in him!
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« Reply #1598 on: September 10, 2020, 09:08:17 PM »
If we spend anywhere in the region of £14m on Grant and £5m on Krov, which I still expect to happen, our total expenditure will be something like £35m (excluding Pereira) plus future incentives.

In the circumstances thats probably around what could have reasonably been expected. If he doesn’t like it, he maybe needs to look at what seems to have been his own insistence we get the gang back together.

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« Reply #1599 on: September 10, 2020, 09:14:25 PM »
It’s how managers are, you cannot blame Slav for these words it’s because he cares and it’s a fair reflection on how the fans are feeling. Would you prefer a yes man? Alan Irvine perhaps?

Slav got this team promoted and was our chief scout last summer with Pereira. Without Slav the club would not be premier league. At worst we’ve extended 2-3 years of competing and at best we’re back on our way to being an established top flight club. That’s more than ‘ok’ in my book. .
I fail to see how him being publicly unhappy is going to help us negotiate a deal for a player that he wants ?
Slav was in charge when we went up...I’d consider that other managers may have gained promotion earlier and at least been able to retain top spot when we had an eleven point gap.
I’m glad you feel that it’s more than ok ...that’s you opinion, to which you are entitled as am I .
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