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Offline hilts_coolerking

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3930 on: July 04, 2019, 09:57:59 PM »
I wonder whether hypothetically, if we'd been promoted under Bruce and he'd then left or retired or whatever, that as a Premier League club we'd have seriously considered hiring Dean Smith without the Villa connection.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3931 on: July 04, 2019, 10:19:31 PM »
I wonder whether hypothetically, if we'd been promoted under Bruce and he'd then left or retired or whatever, that as a Premier League club we'd have seriously considered hiring Dean Smith without the Villa connection.

Maybe we'd have finally given Yorke an interview! and then hired Southgate.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3932 on: July 04, 2019, 10:22:12 PM »
I think it will go the same for Lampard as it did/will for OGS. Hell get off to a good start then his lack of managerial experience will do for him. They will have an immediate rapport with the players due to their backgrounds but the pressures of managing a large Premier League club and highly paid players is a million miles away from the clubs they have previously managed.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3933 on: July 04, 2019, 10:23:40 PM »
I wonder whether hypothetically, if we'd been promoted under Bruce and he'd then left or retired or whatever, that as a Premier League club we'd have seriously considered hiring Dean Smith without the Villa connection.

The Villa connection was the icing on the cake for appointing Dean Smith. If he hadnt done well at Brentford I dont think hed have been hired at all by us. He came to us on merit.  And it was lower risk in the Championship. I reckon wed have gone for a more established name. That said, had we gone up last season under Bruce then wed still have Xia and wed have fucked up the next manager appointment. And it was never happening under Bruce this season anyway.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3934 on: July 04, 2019, 10:27:58 PM »
The Villa connection was the icing on the cake for appointing Dean Smith. If he hadnt done well at Brentford I dont think hed have been hired at all by us. He came to us on merit.  And it was lower risk in the Championship. I reckon wed have gone for a more established name. That said, had we gone up last season under Bruce then wed still have Xia and wed have fucked up the next manager appointment. And it was never happening under Bruce this season anyway.
Yep, agree with that.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3935 on: July 04, 2019, 10:38:59 PM »
Nwver disliked him and think hes been one of, if not, the best midfielders of his generation. I think this is a mistake for both Lampard and Chelsea...even though I can understand the reasons why both have made the decisions they have.

Agree with all of this, apart from the word "Nwver"
« Last Edit: July 05, 2019, 05:05:16 PM by West Derby Villan »

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3936 on: July 04, 2019, 11:03:45 PM »
The lack of due diligence in football management recruitment is brilliant. In what other industry would you employ someone with 12 months experience to fill one of the top positions in the country...

Chelsea have history when it comes to appointing big names with even less experience than Lampard. Gullitt and Vialli.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3937 on: July 05, 2019, 02:55:53 PM »
Phillip Cocu appointed Derby manager.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3938 on: July 06, 2019, 02:58:05 PM »
I think Derby have done very well. Cocu is more experienced  with extensive  success and probably  way better than Lampard. He was also a better player than Lampard IMO.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3939 on: July 07, 2019, 12:13:50 PM »
Cocu plus 4 million in compensation is a fantastic bit of business. Lampard didn't particularly impress me as a manager last season, so can see his stint at Rangers of the South being a short and unsuccessful one, hopefully.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3940 on: July 07, 2019, 04:16:24 PM »
Cocu plus 4 million in compensation is a fantastic bit of business. Lampard didn't particularly impress me as a manager last season, so can see his stint at Rangers of the South being a short and unsuccessful one, hopefully.

That's the thing, isn't it? It's a really difficult job, and if he fucks it up (which much better managers that him are capable of doing) he's pretty much shot his bolt.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3941 on: July 07, 2019, 04:25:55 PM »
He see that ex-Villain Simon Grayson is back as manager of Blackpool for the second time.  Not quite the poisoned chalice it was now that the Oystons have gone, but I get the feeling that there's still something not quite right at Bloomfield Road. 

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3942 on: July 09, 2019, 01:53:30 PM »
So Steve Bruce odds rapidly falling to be in at the SportDirect arena then? Excuse me whilst I piss myself laughing.....

Offline Hillbilly

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3943 on: July 09, 2019, 02:03:29 PM »
So Steve Bruce odds rapidly falling to be in at the SportDirect arena then? Excuse me whilst I piss myself laughing.....
Read that too. Please please please let it be true.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #3944 on: July 09, 2019, 02:08:41 PM »
So Steve Bruce odds rapidly falling to be in at the SportDirect arena then? Excuse me whilst I piss myself laughing.....

Good future planning, him being a promotion specialist and all that!