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Author Topic: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him  (Read 1875 times)

Offline Stu

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Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« on: October 15, 2017, 12:10:01 PM »

Offline Can Gana Be Bettered!?!?

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2017, 12:17:18 PM »
We were.

I long for the days when I expect us to win every game we play, as I did under MON.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 12:21:27 PM »
let's bring him back yes!

Offline Stu

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 12:30:25 PM »
We were.

I long for the days when I expect us to win every game we play, as I did under MON.

Not at home you didn't.

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2017, 12:39:10 PM »
I could only bring myself to skim read it but didn't we come 10th in his first season (rather than 11th)?

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 12:41:29 PM »
We were.

I long for the days when I expect us to win every game we play, as I did under MON.
We expected it but often we didn't win. In the years we finished 6th not winning enough at home kept us out of CL.

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2017, 12:48:48 PM »
We were.

I long for the days when I expect us to win every game we play, as I did under MON.

Yes, all our successes were down to O'Neill. The ninety trillion pounds he had to spend were nothing to do with it.

Offline Rudy65

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2017, 01:10:29 PM »
The only surprise was that Oliver Holt didnt write the article

Offline aj2k77

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2017, 01:16:05 PM »
I could only bring myself to skim read it but didn't we come 10th in his first season (rather than 11th)?

No, it was 11th and from memory the first time O'Neill had finished out of the top half of the league.

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2017, 01:18:09 PM »
Underperformed with the resources he had at his disposal.
The harm that MON did to us was a smaller scale version of what Peter Ridsdale did at Leeds. Both clubs are still suffering the damage that results from gamblers when they are let loose with other peoples money.   

« Last Edit: October 15, 2017, 01:25:37 PM by Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air »

Offline aj2k77

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2017, 01:20:52 PM »
To be fair to MON, he spunked untold millions to finish 6th but without him we were a complete rudderless ship. No one else at the club had a fucking clue. Once he was gone it was the equivalent of leaving your kids at home for a year and expecting them to keep the house running.

MON was/is average, Lerner the true villain.

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2017, 01:38:21 PM »
Can you imagine how many multiples of millions would need to be spent now to finish 6th? I despair when I think about what we are going to do when we get back to the top flight.

Offline aj2k77

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2017, 01:45:07 PM »
Well that's when we'd truly find out how much money Dr Tony really has.

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2017, 02:25:07 PM »
Indeed.

The problem Lerner had was that he wasn't rich enough to compensate for his lack of business sense.

I suspect Xia's got no money, so he'll need a a hell of a lot of commercial acumen.

(Which I personally doubt - but there you go.)

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Re: Martin O'Neill - the press still love him
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2017, 02:29:15 PM »
I could only bring myself to skim read it but didn't we come 10th in his first season (rather than 11th)?

No, it was 11th and from memory the first time O'Neill had finished out of the top half of the league.
Ah thanks, for some reason I always had it in my head we finished 10th in his first season (maybe that was a different reality where Phil Dowd sent Vidic off or at least booked him and we went on to win that final).