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« Reply #8850 on: March 09, 2024, 11:24:29 PM »
Valerian Ismael sacked by Watford.

Tom Cleverly takes over.

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« Reply #8851 on: March 10, 2024, 11:37:30 AM »
Just got to focus on ourselves. We’ve got 60 pts and need at least around 74. 14 points from 11 games. Very doable with our fixtures.

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« Reply #8852 on: March 10, 2024, 02:32:59 PM »
Valerian Ismael sacked by Watford.

Tom Cleverly takes over.

What next for him? He’s racked up so many clubs now in his relatively short managerial career. He lasted a lot longer than most at Watford though!
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« Reply #8853 on: March 10, 2024, 02:39:41 PM »
What next for him? He’s racked up so many clubs now in his relatively short managerial career. He lasted a lot longer than most at Watford though!


I think he's done. He's failed everywhere but Barnsley.

Watford fans making the same exact comments as every other club he's managed  " one plan, no plan b"   " puts players in wrong positions" etc

I thought Watford would keep him till end of season as can't go up or down realistically but sounds like things were getting toxic there, same as when he got found out here.

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« Reply #8854 on: March 12, 2024, 06:58:04 PM »

I think he's done. He's failed everywhere but Barnsley.

Watford fans making the same exact comments as every other club he's managed  " one plan, no plan b"   " puts players in wrong positions" etc

I thought Watford would keep him till end of season as can't go up or down realistically but sounds like things were getting toxic there, same as when he got found out here.
So blues then 😃
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« Reply #8855 on: March 13, 2024, 09:51:33 AM »
So blues then 😃

If he never works again, he shouldn't be skint, should he?
That said he has Stoke written all over him!
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« Reply #8856 on: March 13, 2024, 10:52:57 AM »
If he never works again, he shouldn't be skint, should he?
That said he has Stoke written all over him!

Maybe they'll go for the Val/Pulis dream team route?
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« Reply #8857 on: March 13, 2024, 01:47:33 PM »
So blues then 😃

Wherever he goes, losses will follow for me

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« Reply #8858 on: March 16, 2024, 05:20:07 PM »
Watford win their first game without Val because Val is gone.

Mainly draws elsewhere although Norwich won to take 6th. Hull didn't play, they have Cov next, a draw would be nice there.

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« Reply #8859 on: March 16, 2024, 05:54:53 PM »
I don't envy the Blues run in.

Hopefully they won't get sufficient points to stay up and Brady can give it large in the third tier.

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« Reply #8860 on: March 16, 2024, 05:56:42 PM »
I don't envy the Blues run in.

Hopefully they won't get sufficient points to stay up and Brady can give it large in the third tier.


I've got no issues with the blues, got a few blues mates who are sound as a pound but what their owners did was bloody stupid

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« Reply #8861 on: March 16, 2024, 06:17:40 PM »
The wheels have come quickly for Schumacher at Stoke.

It would be brilliant to see them and Blues go down with us helping along the way by beating Stoke  like we beat Blues.

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« Reply #8862 on: March 17, 2024, 06:24:10 PM »
I've got no love for Leeds or Ipswich but I'd be howling if Leicester bottle this  ;D
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« Reply #8863 on: March 17, 2024, 07:12:35 PM »
I've got no love for Leeds or Ipswich but I'd be howling if Leicester bottle this  ;D

Reminds me of when we almost bottled it Bilic season!

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« Reply #8864 on: March 18, 2024, 12:43:03 PM »
I've got no love for Leeds or Ipswich but I'd be howling if Leicester bottle this  ;D

God no, we do not want to be playing against Vardy in the play offs
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« Reply #8865 on: March 19, 2024, 08:33:58 PM »
Gary Rowett close to Blues return until end of season - The Athletic

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« Reply #8866 on: March 19, 2024, 09:59:44 PM »
Confirmed


Birmingham City FC
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The Club can confirm that Manager, Tony Mowbray, will take a formal leave of absence until the start of pre-season 2024/25.

The Club has appointed Interim Manager, Gary Rowett, with immediate effect.

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« Reply #8867 on: March 19, 2024, 10:13:41 PM »
Confirmed


Birmingham City FC
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The Club can confirm that Manager, Tony Mowbray, will take a formal leave of absence until the start of pre-season 2024/25.

The Club has appointed Interim Manager, Gary Rowett, with immediate effect.
Good fit. Have always thought Rowett and his football suit Blues.
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« Reply #8868 on: March 19, 2024, 10:41:31 PM »
Good fit. Have always thought Rowett and his football suit Blues.


Better than Ismael anyway!

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« Reply #8869 on: March 19, 2024, 11:22:20 PM »
Gary Rowett close to Blues return until end of season - The Athletic

Wonder whether he'll be (allegedly) tarting his @rris to other teams while looking for better terms from his employers after every win this time around? Suppose he best win a few so we can find out.
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« Reply #8870 on: March 20, 2024, 01:15:00 PM »
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« Reply #8871 on: March 20, 2024, 01:16:08 PM »
Wonder whether he'll be (allegedly) tarting his @rris to other teams while looking for better terms from his employers after every win this time around? Suppose he best win a few so we can find out.

It's short term so seems likely.

Saying that rumours on Twitter that Mowbray is done medically, forced retirement basically and won't be back

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« Reply #8872 on: March 22, 2024, 05:53:21 PM »
pswich Town


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📰 The Club is delighted to announce a significant investment from US-based private equity firm, Bright Path Sports Partners.

The investment of up to £105million secures a c40% stake and is an exciting step which will further secure the Club’s future.

Full details. ??

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« Reply #8873 on: March 23, 2024, 05:41:20 PM »
pswich Town


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📰 The Club is delighted to announce a significant investment from US-based private equity firm, Bright Path Sports Partners.

The investment of up to £105million secures a c40% stake and is an exciting step which will further secure the Club’s future.

Full details. ??
40% =105m, which values Ipswich at £260m 🤔, that valuation makes us a bargain for Mr Patel
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« Reply #8874 on: March 23, 2024, 05:52:49 PM »
40% =105m, which values Ipswich at £260m 🤔, that valuation makes us a bargain for Mr Patel
Note the investment is "up to" £105 million. This could mean anything, but may be (for example) the figure if they get promoted to the Pl and stay there for a couple of seasons.