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Offline paul_e

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #180 on: July 18, 2019, 02:27:34 PM »
Wasn't the initial reason for kalinic not playing down to injury and by the time he recovered we were unbeatable? Not exactly hard to understand why Smith might not want to make any unnecessary changes in those circumstances.

Just my theory - he was out through a legitimate head injury vs Albion. We recalled Steer to cover as Nyland was already out. I donít think Smith wanted to play Steer the rest of the way as he was completely untested. But then all of a sudden Kalinic has knee surgery. None of us heard of an injury he suffered so Iím guessing it was wasnít critical, could have waited and pissed off Dean. It just so happens that Steer hits the form of his life and Kalinic never gets a look in again after he gets back.

It was interesting to see him back last night and either he was playing to compete for the staring job or being put in the shop window. He did everything well last night so will see how this all unfolds.

I think steer earned the right to keep the shirt and then Kalinic was injured during the international break, from what I remember reading it was only a slight meniscus tear. It's the sort of injury that is just uncomfortable so you can play through but it really not a good idea. Catch it early and it's keyhole surgery with a turnaround of 4weeks, if you have to have a full repair it's 4-6 months so it did make sense to just go ahead straight away, especially considering we were very much an outside chance of the playoffs at the time.

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #181 on: July 20, 2019, 01:55:38 PM »
Bruce has done an 'emotional' interview in the Mirror today whereby he says he couldn't turn down the role again due to him turning it down in 2004 for loyalty reasons....Was it Roy Keane who said 'loyalty, loyalty, he wouldn't even know how to spell it.'  About someone else.

Offline john e

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #182 on: July 20, 2019, 02:02:58 PM »
in fairness Bruce has turned it round in super fast time at Newcastle can't knock him 100% win record

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #183 on: July 20, 2019, 02:04:06 PM »
He wasnít allowed to manage them due to work visa issues.

Offline john e

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #184 on: July 20, 2019, 02:06:58 PM »
He wasnít allowed to manage them due to work visa issues.

His presence in the stand was enough
that is the measure of the man

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #185 on: August 24, 2019, 02:10:45 PM »
Did anyone hear Michael Chopra describe wor Brucey as a mediocre championship manager in the week?  It is the first time Iíve heard anyone in the media tell it how it is.

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #186 on: August 24, 2019, 02:28:44 PM »
Did anyone hear Michael Chopra describe wor Brucey as a mediocre championship manager in the week?  It is the first time Iíve heard anyone in the media tell it how it is.

I'm pleased Chopra called him out, but it's a shame that it was said by a guy who was at best, a mediocre Championship Manager player! lol.

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #187 on: August 24, 2019, 02:38:18 PM »
True but at least he doesnít think heís good enough to manage Newcastle fueled by a kiss ass media frenzy.

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #188 on: August 24, 2019, 02:54:12 PM »
True but at least he doesnít think heís good enough to manage Newcastle fueled by a kiss ass media frenzy.

I couldn't agree more.  I am sick of the 'all boys together' mentality.  Bruce is a selfish twat and a boring manager.  I don't generally wish any ill luck on the barcodes, but whilst he's there, they can fook right off.

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #189 on: August 24, 2019, 07:11:49 PM »
Nathan Jones is a goner at Stoke isn't he?

I don't think I've ever seen a team hate a manager so much!

Offline Dazvillain

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #190 on: August 24, 2019, 08:54:08 PM »
Nathan Jones is a goner at Stoke isn't he?

I don't think I've ever seen a team hate a manager so much!
Not to mention a master stroke us not signing Butland

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #191 on: August 24, 2019, 10:49:28 PM »
Possibly, for the first time ever, I hope Spurs win tomorrow.

Offline Comrade Blitz

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #192 on: August 24, 2019, 10:56:41 PM »
Taxi for Mr Solskjaer!

Offline walsall villain

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #193 on: August 24, 2019, 10:59:34 PM »
Nathan Jones is a goner at Stoke isn't he?

I don't think I've ever seen a team hate a manager so much!
I heard a radio program about Nathan Jones a few months ago. I was really impressed with how he came across. I very nearly put a few pounds on Stoke for promotion after that. Luckily I didnít. Heíd done so well at Luton so Iím surprised itís not been good at Stoke.

Offline rob_bridge

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Re: Manager merry go round
« Reply #194 on: August 24, 2019, 11:01:12 PM »
Taxi for Mr Solskjaer!

Nah he is doing great

 


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