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« Reply #2550 on: May 23, 2019, 07:08:44 PM »
Haha, this club is an utter joke. We're looking at 4 managers, each is totally different from the other and they all play polar opposite styles of football. This is all after we sacked we'll-score-more-than-you Moore, decided we wanted the pragmatic Wagner, interviewed the attack-minded Jokanovic and then gave the job to sit-deep-and-counter-attack Shan.

Imagine wanting to buy a new car, and narrowing it down to either a Vauxhall Corsa, a Hummer, a Lamborghini Aventador, or a Ford Model T. That's this football club when it comes to managers. Except we finish a test drive in the Lamborghini and go, "nah, I'll just walk for the rest of the year and then have a rethink".

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« Reply #2551 on: May 23, 2019, 07:14:41 PM »
Haha, this club is an utter joke. We're looking at 4 managers, each is totally different from the other and they all play polar opposite styles of football. This is all after we sacked we'll-score-more-than-you Moore, decided we wanted the pragmatic Wagner, interviewed the attack-minded Jokanovic and then gave the job to sit-deep-and-counter-attack Shan.

Imagine wanting to buy a new car, and narrowing it down to either a Vauxhall Corsa, a Hummer, a Lamborghini Aventador, or a Ford Model T. That's this football club when it comes to managers. Except we finish a test drive in the Lamborghini and go, "nah, I'll just walk for the rest of the year and then have a rethink".

Hang on, that’s a bit harsh, I’ve got a corsa and it does exactly what it says on the label. I deliberately didn’t writ tin  ;D
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« Reply #2552 on: May 23, 2019, 07:16:22 PM »
The worrying thing for me is the four man shortlist seems to contain about 10 managers! They’ve had since March to get this done, they should have had 2 lists ready for either premier league managers or championship. We really need to get the majority of the squad ready for preseason which means we need to get a move on.

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« Reply #2553 on: May 23, 2019, 09:28:18 PM »
I'd be delighted if Labbadia could be convinced to take the job. That's the level of manager that could allow us to "do a Wolves" - get promoted and enjoy our time in the big league. But as others have mentioned, Albion usually let you down in the end. Hope I'm proven wrong. Call me naive, but I genuinely don't think it will be Appleton though. Surely the club can't be that short sighted?

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« Reply #2554 on: May 23, 2019, 09:41:21 PM »
The worrying thing for me is the four man shortlist seems to contain about 10 managers! They’ve had since March to get this done, they should have had 2 lists ready for either premier league managers or championship. We really need to get the majority of the squad ready for preseason which means we need to get a move on.

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« Reply #2555 on: May 23, 2019, 10:47:58 PM »
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« Reply #2556 on: May 23, 2019, 11:30:23 PM »
Tea lady, it is then !
;D The tea-lady has many talents. Most pundits on here have had her playing "up front",midfield and centre back not to mention the managers position.
The question is who will be making the tea? Jenkins??? LOL

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« Reply #2557 on: May 24, 2019, 06:14:44 AM »
;D The tea-lady has many talents. Most pundits on here have had her playing "up front",midfield and centre back not to mention the managers position.
The question is who will be making the tea? Jenkins??? LOL
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« Reply #2558 on: May 24, 2019, 06:37:00 AM »
OK we're being a little light hearted and making a lot of suppositions on this thread.
The fact is that no one outside the club knows who are on this list of 4.
Personally I'm hoping for the best but fearing the worst.
The club has done nothing in recent years to suggest it has a long term strategy in place.
We just seem to limp from one disaster to another.
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« Reply #2559 on: May 24, 2019, 08:05:56 AM »
OK we're being a little light hearted and making a lot of suppositions on this thread.
The fact is that no one outside the club knows who are on this list of 4.
Personally I'm hoping for the best but fearing the worst.
The club has done nothing in recent years to suggest it has a long term strategy in place.
We just seem to limp from one disaster to another.

Is there a problem with that? Considering the lack of communication from the club, it's only natural that fans will adopt a laissez-faire and be self-deprecating approaches to the club as a method of expressing and relieving frustration
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« Reply #2560 on: May 24, 2019, 08:58:44 AM »
OK we're being a little light hearted and making a lot of suppositions on this thread.
The fact is that no one outside the club knows who are on this list of 4.
Personally I'm hoping for the best but fearing the worst.
The club has done nothing in recent years to suggest it has a long term strategy in place.
We just seem to limp from one disaster to another.

Wholeheartedly agree.

We've had since February to resolve the manager issue.

The club have only recent confirmed they now have their four man shortlist.

WTF have they been doing for the last three months?
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« Reply #2561 on: May 24, 2019, 08:58:58 AM »
;D The tea-lady has many talents. Most pundits on here have had her playing "up front",midfield and centre back not to mention the managers position.
The question is who will be making the tea? Jenkins??? LOL

We can't move the tea lady from her current position.

She's the only one at the club doing their job correctly !!!

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« Reply #2562 on: May 24, 2019, 09:09:21 AM »
Wholeheartedly agree.

We've had since February to resolve the manager issue.

The club have only recent confirmed they now have their four man shortlist.

WTF have they been doing for the last three months?

Having a tea dance while re arranging deck chairs on the Titanic?

Flower arranging?

Picking fluff while navel gazing?

Monitoring/stalking the sh!t out of candidates?

Sweet fk all?

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« Reply #2563 on: May 24, 2019, 10:00:41 AM »
Approaching the situation with due diligence and rigour for the benefit of the future of the football club and its supporters  :D ;) ;D :-* :-*
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« Reply #2564 on: May 24, 2019, 10:15:16 AM »
Approaching the situation with due diligence and rigour for the benefit of the future of the football club and its supporters  :D ;) ;D :-* :-*

Club speak for 'waiting for the transfer window to close' thus saving on wages so we can retain extra staff.

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« Reply #2565 on: May 24, 2019, 10:55:08 AM »
Wholeheartedly agree.

We've had since February to resolve the manager issue.

The club have only recent confirmed they now have their four man shortlist.

WTF have they been doing for the last three months?
at a guess they were rebuffed by their original targets as they couldn’t get guarantees and didn’t know which league we’d be in. So they’ve built the shortlist getting in contact with managers while giving Shan the role and now we are in the Championship are following up said shortlist to see if they are still interested and check any new options that are available.

But I’m just guessing.


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« Reply #2566 on: May 24, 2019, 11:44:17 AM »
Im still sure it will be someone thats out of work, as we just don't do compensation. They will need to be cheap, and have low expectations, as this board have proved time and again they they don't posses any clear vision. It's all about cost cutting. They haven't learnt that going down this route will always end in disaster. We keep repeating the same mistakes, expecting a different outcome. The board need to remove their blinkers and actually take the best man available, regardless of any compensation or not. But I fear it will be yet another 'Yes' man that the board can control, thats also happy to work with peanuts.

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« Reply #2567 on: May 24, 2019, 01:12:25 PM »
Im still sure it will be someone thats out of work, as we just don't do compensation. They will need to be cheap, and have low expectations, as this board have proved time and again they they don't posses any clear vision. It's all about cost cutting. They haven't learnt that going down this route will always end in disaster. We keep repeating the same mistakes, expecting a different outcome. The board need to remove their blinkers and actually take the best man available, regardless of any compensation or not. But I fear it will be yet another 'Yes' man that the board can control, thats also happy to work with peanuts.


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« Reply #2568 on: May 24, 2019, 02:03:27 PM »

The 2 best men linked and available will not cost a penny in compensation.
they will however cost the most in wages and therefore over the course of the contracts could end up costing the club more
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« Reply #2569 on: May 24, 2019, 02:41:37 PM »
Back room staff gone already. If there is not someone lined up to start Monday morning this is even more of a terrible decision then it looks.

9th March this was posted, what an absolute disgrace.

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« Reply #2570 on: May 24, 2019, 02:44:50 PM »
9th March this was posted, what an absolute disgrace.

One for stato's who is the longest serving caretaker manager in English football?

Jim Bentley at Morecambe FC, nearly 9 years.

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« Reply #2571 on: May 24, 2019, 02:56:41 PM »
Labbadia is in China today.
Maybe a talk with the chairman after that?

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« Reply #2572 on: May 24, 2019, 04:12:35 PM »
Labbadia is in China today.
Maybe a talk with the chairman after that?

https://twitter.com/eintracht_eng/status/1131843903286579200

I thought I read he was interested in working in China as well as England, so he could be killing two birds with one stone, metaphorically speaking od course.
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« Reply #2573 on: May 24, 2019, 04:22:34 PM »
I thought I read he was interested in working in China as well as England, so he could be killing two birds with one stone, metaphorically speaking od course.

Apparently, he turned down 2 offers from Chinese clubs. Interesting angle from one of the German quotes that they were linking the fact that we happen to have a Chinese owner. Probably just a coincidence though. He's due back in Germany this weekend and apparently open to talking to his old club Hamburger SV. But they are in a worse mess than we are. However his family are settled in Hamburg which may be a factor.
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« Reply #2574 on: May 24, 2019, 04:23:00 PM »
I think the Albion may go for the Cowleys if it's a buy one get one free offer.