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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #150 on: May 02, 2019, 12:36:13 AM »
Darren should of put him in his place or got rid when his head couldn't fit through door, might have still been head coach.

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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #151 on: May 02, 2019, 01:01:41 AM »
I always thought he came to us with the intention of taking our manager's job if DM got the boot.

The cynical amongst us could argue that he persisted in his passing out the back philospy knowing that it would get DM the sack and in turn him the job.

The fact that he jumped at the chance to go to Luton proves he was desperate to be a manager.

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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #152 on: May 02, 2019, 07:22:13 AM »
Wonder who his assistant will be? It sounds like they have always wanted to work together so maybe Moore will go in as his assistant. Watching their careers will be interesting.

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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #153 on: May 02, 2019, 11:49:04 AM »
Confirmed now


https://www.lutontown.co.uk/news/2019/may/graeme-jones/

The article confirms this was agreed in Feb while he was at WBA with our boards permission. Must have been offered a tenner to begin talks.

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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #154 on: May 02, 2019, 12:20:29 PM »
Confirmed now


https://www.lutontown.co.uk/news/2019/may/graeme-jones/

The article confirms this was agreed in Feb while he was at WBA with our boards permission. Must have been offered a tenner to begin talks.

Interesting - this sort of casts a doubt over the theory that Darren walked because the club wanted rid of Jones. Clearly Jones was already sorted when Darren was given the good news........
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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #155 on: May 02, 2019, 12:46:59 PM »
Interesing - this sort of casts a doubt over the theory that Darren walked because the club wanted rid of Jones. Clearly Jones was already sorted when Darren was given the good news........

How very true... We will never find out what actually happened.

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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #156 on: May 02, 2019, 01:29:00 PM »
Won't last very long and will get the sacked.

In hindsight, he was the worst signing of the summer.

Had Moore opted for someone like a Shakespeare then he'd still be here now.
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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #157 on: May 02, 2019, 03:42:15 PM »
It’s called planning ahead. Without or without promotion, it looks like they’d arranged for Jones to be in place for next season. Risky? For sure...but they’ve stuck to their guns. It’ll be interesting to see how it pans out.

and the incumbent caretaker manager (Mike Harford) has said he doesn't want the job !
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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #158 on: May 02, 2019, 06:39:08 PM »
It was always very obvious that Jones wanted a Head Coach role. Whether it was wise for Darren to bring him in as an assistant given his ambitions is debatable. However whatever the dynamics things plainly headed south during January and February and that coincided with Luton's initial approach.

No one will ever be quite sure about what happened behind the scenes but I suspect Jones' role was more important in the overall scheme of things than maybe he should have had. It will be interesting to see how he does at Luton.
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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #161 on: May 06, 2019, 08:13:02 PM »
Talk the talk but can't walk the walk

As a Head Coach / Manager and his own man, that has still to be determined.
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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #162 on: June 18, 2019, 10:49:45 PM »
If we had any other boss in charge, I'd have thought Luton would have rocked up and turned us over. But I'm feeling confident with Super Slav in charge. Can't wait. I really hope we give Jones and co a drubbing.

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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #163 on: August 02, 2019, 10:30:22 PM »
Didn’t work out for Jones at Albion, but I hope it works out for him as I would rather see a coach with a philosophy for playing football than a Pulis type of approach to football.
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« Reply #164 on: August 03, 2019, 09:44:59 AM »
Now he is the coach at Luton is the time to judge what sort of coach is GJ; whether it was he or Darren Moore who was behind the long run of poor performances or whether, being the relative outsider, he was blamed falsely for that spell.  Was he the evil Svengali that some have painted him?

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Re: Graeme Jones
« Reply #165 on: August 03, 2019, 10:17:18 AM »
Lads, Graeme Jones is no longer an Albion employee as such this thread has been moved to the General Sports forum so the main board remains Albion related.
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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #166 on: August 03, 2019, 04:02:01 PM »
Interesting - this sort of casts a doubt over the theory that Darren walked because the club wanted rid of Jones. Clearly Jones was already sorted when Darren was given the good news........

Jones should have been booted out as soon as he went for the interview.

BTW Skyclad, I you a kiss fan as your avatar suggests?

I ask because we went to see them a few back in brum and although not big fans we really enjoyed their final show.

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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #167 on: August 03, 2019, 04:19:06 PM »
Jones should have been booted out as soon as he went for the interview.

BTW Skyclad, I you a kiss fan as your avatar suggests?

I ask because we went to see them a few back in brum and although not big fans we really enjoyed their final show.

I am indeed Balis, a big Kiss fan. First saw them in 1976 at the Birmingham Odeon - a date they referred to   at the gig

That show a couple of weeks ago was awesome.
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Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« Reply #168 on: August 03, 2019, 08:39:44 PM »
I am indeed Balis, a big Kiss fan. First saw them in 1976 at the Birmingham Odeon - a date they referred to   at the gig

That show a couple of weeks ago was awesome.

I been to a lot of concerts, but that show was tremendous.

The pyrotechnics and the lead singer going over us on the zip wire were great and we could feel the heat from the stage when ever the flames came out.

My wife and I usually sit down, but we were glad we didn't for that one as we'd missed the missed the full effect of the aforementioned.