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Author Topic: Dr T has pulled the trigger  (Read 70897 times)

Offline Tuscans

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2016, 10:03:16 PM »
Can't believe a thread has already been started.

Offline curiousorange

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2016, 10:04:13 PM »
I don't think there will be a set in stone condition for Xia to get rid. Even if we stabilise and we're clinging to the play-off chasers by hook or by crook, the stuff he comes out with makes me think he'll just lose patience out of the blue and it'll be some innocuous date, like a Tuesday afternoon in December.

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2016, 10:07:17 PM »
Too many managers given too much time.

Offline JUAN PABLO

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2016, 10:09:14 PM »
steve clarke probably

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2016, 10:11:07 PM »
No change yet....give it 15 games...The only positive I can find is that we have been unlucky, shit, tactically inept, fragile, shot in confidence...the list is endless and somehow we are "only" 8 points off the Barcodes...who have just banged out 5 or 6 wins on the spin.
But he needs to find the set up fast now...4231 isn't working, regardless of missed chances. Until we start punishing teams I would have thought he needs to go at least 4321.

Offline pauliewalnuts

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2016, 10:11:53 PM »
Can't believe a thread has already been started.

I can - ultimately, the results are nowhere near good enough, which is bound to encourage speculation.

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2016, 10:12:59 PM »
Sorry I'm not happy, but sacking the manager after 8 games is fucking mental.

Offline curiousorange

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2016, 10:14:34 PM »
Being 8 points off Newcastle sounds too much like being 8 points from safety last year. Every week we seemed to think we needed one win to get a run going, but it didn't happen. Personally I think this season is already a write off - I'm a pessimist by nature but new owner/new manager/new player bounce didn't happen and I can't see where that necessary shot of confidence is going to come from now.

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2016, 10:14:58 PM »
Sorry I'm not happy, but sacking the manager after 8 games is fucking mental.

I can't believe Dr T is going to want to watch his investment take a battering straight away.  Already, it must be considered very unlikely that we'll go up.  I don't want RDM to go, but I think the new owner looks like he won't put up with failure.

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2016, 10:15:10 PM »
For the money that's been spent on the team, to see a performance as lacking in courage and ambition as that is really fucking galling, I have to say.

Offline VinnieChase84

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2016, 10:16:09 PM »
Think this is turning point for RDM now. Shame but given our next few fixtures, can't see us getting anything. Will be bottom 3 by then and patience will run firmly out

Offline myf

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2016, 10:16:18 PM »
I'd give him till reading away mid October- 6 more games and requirement of reaching 20 points. Otherwise it's time for Bruce, with a fortnight before our trip to the sty.

Look at the teams above us and consider how much we've spent!

Offline Tuscans

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2016, 10:18:17 PM »
Can't believe a thread has already been started.

I can - ultimately, the results are nowhere near good enough, which is bound to encourage speculation.
It's embarrassing though. The way people talk on here we would end with seven managers a season. We acquired a new team last season and ended up with 3 managers in thinking it must be their fault why we're crap. We purchase a brand new team this season and if we start doing the same 1 month into a season then we'll end up going nowhere again.

I agree with Robbie not being the most tactically astute manager around but lets just see what he does moulding this lot for a little longer than 7 poxy games.

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2016, 10:20:22 PM »
Sorry I'm not happy, but sacking the manager after 8 games is fucking mental.

I can't believe Dr T is going to want to watch his investment take a battering straight away.  Already, it must be considered very unlikely that we'll go up.  I don't want RDM to go, but I think the new owner looks like he won't put up with failure.

I'm sure he won't, but sacking a manager after 8 games in which we've overhauled an entire squad is not going to help anything. RDM needs to show he's learning from these sort of mistakes, but it is far too early to talk about a change. If we get into that sort of cycle we'll never go anywhere.

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Re: If Dr T Pulls the Trigger...
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2016, 10:23:00 PM »
I think that if Di Matteo had been a universally popular appointment, more fans would be patient with him. But - and I stand to be corrected - a lot of people were ambivalent with Xia's choice because there were more obvious options this summer. That doesn't give him much time to get it right.