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Title: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: DJ EmmJee on August 27, 2011, 04:49:03 PM
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: Baggies on August 27, 2011, 04:53:28 PM
 :D I think he wanted everybody to know Long was his signing. He has though given Ashworth lots of credit this summer so we know they have worked as a team this summer.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: DJ EmmJee on August 27, 2011, 04:55:13 PM
I have no problem with what he says. Just as long as we do the business.

40 points by Xmas please Roy!  ;D
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: KnaveofAlbion on August 27, 2011, 05:07:00 PM
That bit about us thanking him for Long after Roy is gone worries me....  Is Roy thinking he won't be here in a year or two?!  :'(
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: DJ EmmJee on August 27, 2011, 05:09:13 PM
Eye on the England job, ay he.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: Baggies on August 27, 2011, 05:17:57 PM
Id be very surprised if Hodgson gets the England job after failing to make the step up at Liverpool. Redknapp needs to really fluff up this season to not get the England job after Capello leaves.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: GrGr on August 27, 2011, 05:17:57 PM
Roy talks a lot doesn't he. I think I will have to turn a dear ear now and then or I'll get annoyed.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: Political Cake on August 27, 2011, 05:19:56 PM
He certainly is more media-friendly than RDM ever was. Still, can that only ever be a good thing for everyone?
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: gerry m on August 27, 2011, 05:24:43 PM
Id be very surprised if Hodgson gets the England job after failing to make the step up at Liverpool. Redknapp needs to really fluff up this season to not get the England job after Capello leaves.

problem is Baggies he is a experienced manager also a quite spoken easy going but more importantly is not going to rock the FA boat.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: GrGr on August 27, 2011, 05:27:20 PM
He certainly is more media-friendly than RDM ever was. Still, can that only ever be a good thing for everyone?

Not when he talks out his backside. Roy is a good manager but he has his ideas about how things should be done, still his point of view and methods are one way, there are many different ways to achieve the same objectives. Roy is set on his own way for better and for worse. His methods to me look a bit dated and stiff (eg 442) but I am sure they work for him as they are based on his vast experience. But I don't like it when he starts to ride his hobby horses and proclaim them to be the best way to do things. He has a bit of an ego does Roy, as is clear from that interview. Roy is not necessarily God's gift to football (or West Brom).
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: wba1993dave on August 27, 2011, 05:31:28 PM
I would love it if he got the England job , i would feel quite proud that one of our managers has gone on to manage England, my biggest worry is that we will give Appleton the job when he hasen't managed in the lower leagues and he has no experience ???
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: Dudleylad on August 27, 2011, 05:42:50 PM
He knows his record stands up against most, you listen to similar experienced managers they all talk and act the same.

One things for sure the players will respect Roy alot more than someone with little experience and it shows.

However some have mentioned Appleton potentially replacing him if/when he does go, if he has learnt from Hodgson then it could be a good appointment as the he will be respected also due to the time period he has worked at the club
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: GrGr on August 27, 2011, 05:55:16 PM
Appy has even less experience of being a manager than RdM had. Can't see us repeat signing an unexperienced leader/manager if we remain in the PL.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: up_the_baggies on August 27, 2011, 06:01:12 PM
Well, lets hope Shane Long turns out to be a velly velly good signing Roy! ;D
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: jjb0rdell0 on August 27, 2011, 06:05:51 PM
If Roy leaves at the end of the season, we stay up comfortably, and Everton don't get a cash injection...id put a sneaky tenner on us going for Moyes...
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: Dudleylad on August 27, 2011, 06:11:51 PM
Appy has even less experience of being a manager than RdM had. Can't see us repeat signing an unexperienced leader/manager if we remain in the PL.

Theres a difference though as Appleton is approaching a decade at the club this experience would help him if he has learnt under Roy for 18 months.

Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: DJ EmmJee on August 27, 2011, 06:12:12 PM
If Roy leaves at the end of the season, we stay up comfortably, and Everton don't get a cash injection...id put a sneaky tenner on us going for Moyes...

And I would
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: wba1993dave on August 27, 2011, 06:16:38 PM
Moyes to us ,

(http://adaptiveblue.img.s3.amazonaws.com/topics/p/jeremy_peace/small)  No Chance!
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: off_foo_182 on August 27, 2011, 06:27:20 PM
The most important signing for us is the manager. If we tied roy down on a 3/4 year deal i'd be more over the moon than any other signing this year... and we have made some crackers! Don't think it will happen somehow.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: DJ EmmJee on August 27, 2011, 06:29:13 PM
Moyes to us ,

(http://adaptiveblue.img.s3.amazonaws.com/topics/p/jeremy_peace/small)  No Chance!

Bit like Roy 12 months ago?
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: wba1993dave on August 27, 2011, 06:36:24 PM
Bit like Roy 12 months ago?

Moyes will not leave Everton for us, and i cant see JP paying 5 million or even more for compensation , Moyes next job will be for a top 4 team . Actually see him becoming the next Arsenal manager sooner rather than later or even Man U but he will have to wait a while for that one
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: Mike on August 27, 2011, 06:37:56 PM
Shocked to see that people think that Moyes is a possibility.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: up_the_baggies on August 27, 2011, 06:39:04 PM
I'm guessing the club would be scouting a potential future manager as soon as Hodgson joined the club, I remember hearing Ashworth say that's how the club works?

Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: lordbaggie on August 27, 2011, 06:43:15 PM
I think the Appleton issue will be problematical when Roy leaves (unless that's a long time coming)

Appy is ambitious and won't appreciate not being propelled into the top seat, but his lack of no 1 experience would be a major concern for me
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: DJ EmmJee on August 27, 2011, 06:43:59 PM
Shocked to see that people think that Moyes is a possibility.

I'm shocked at all these people who apparently can read the future with an accuracy rating of 100%.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: wba1993dave on August 27, 2011, 06:49:20 PM
I think Owen Coyle would be a bit more realistic than Moyes
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: off_foo_182 on August 27, 2011, 07:15:59 PM
I think Owen Coyle would be a bit more realistic than Moyes

No way. Moyes is much more realistic. Coyle won't leave Bolton he is born and bred.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: jjb0rdell0 on August 27, 2011, 07:18:26 PM
What's the reasoning on moyes being an impossibility?
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: jonny on August 27, 2011, 07:25:08 PM
No way. Moyes is much more realistic. Coyle won't leave Bolton he is born and bred.

With a thick scottish accent!!
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: DJ EmmJee on August 27, 2011, 07:26:12 PM
Coyle won't leave Bolton he is born and bred.

Most people are born and bred.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: Baggies on August 27, 2011, 08:30:36 PM
I'm shocked at all these people who apparently can read the future with an accuracy rating of 100%.

We cant say for sure what the next months hold, but considering Moyes turned down Villa and has stayed at Everton all these years, what makes people think he would leave to come to us?

Moyes could leave Everton this year with their problems but Moyes, and Coyle for that matter, will not be looking to move sideways or down when they leave their clubs.

I think Moyes will hold out for the Spurs job myself.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: baggieboyjop on August 27, 2011, 08:47:03 PM
With a thick scottish accent!!

Aye!!  ;D
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: wba1993dave on August 27, 2011, 09:16:59 PM
David Moyes to spurs

Owen Coyle to Everton

?

might stick a few quid on that happening when Moyes leaves :P
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: Adder on August 27, 2011, 09:27:30 PM
Don't really like the way Roy has talked Long up this week - yes its for the media but, let him develop quietly its very early days and patting yourself on the back is not a great habit either.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: DJ EmmJee on August 27, 2011, 10:07:52 PM
what makes people think he would leave to come to us?

I don't think that would happen.

I reckon there is a POSSIBILITY of him leaving Everton due to being inebriated off, either this season or next. Spends some time out of the game, and then we approach him when Roy departs.

All hypothetical of course, but it is far from beyond the realms of reality. No one knows for sure if he would or wouldn't come here. No one stated he would on here, I only saw 2 posts saying it would be worth a bet. Yet we had posters instantly writing the scenario off with the mentality of "he would never come here."

Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: kris_boing on August 27, 2011, 10:13:06 PM
There is no question that Roy is after the England job.  He absolutely MUST have a good season with us though to stand half a chance against media darling Redknapp.

I feel I am going to be annoyed because more often than not the press will be asking about him and the England job at every opportunity and Roy will be more than willing (almost courting) the questions during club (WBA) press conferences.
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: baggieboyjop on August 27, 2011, 10:14:46 PM
Don't really like the way Roy has talked Long up this week - yes its for the media but, let him develop quietly its very early days and patting yourself on the back is not a great habit either.

I think this is a fair point and one i agree with to an extent. It is all well and good heaping the praises on him now that he has had a great start and we all hope it continues for years to come but life isnt perfect and if it did all go tits up then roy would look a little silly. But thats thinking a bit too negative. Keep it up shane!!  :D
Title: Re: Roy Hodgson: The epitomy of modesty
Post by: Rich99 on August 27, 2011, 11:03:50 PM
Clearly right now, Roy at the moment has a license to say whatever he wishes, he's certainly earned it, but I do think he may be jumping the gun a little here.  After just 2 games for the club, it's still very early days to go declaring Long an enormous success in my humble opinion.

Still, on the bright side, Roy's seen much more of Long than we have.  I hope Long continues on from his bright start and 'm very much looking forward to watching him grow into the player Roy clearly believes he will.