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Author Topic: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach  (Read 9242 times)

Offline Mister E

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #135 on: August 09, 2020, 05:34:18 PM »
This is a dream appointment arriving at the opportune moment of a midsummers night.
in August? - way off June 21st!

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #136 on: August 09, 2020, 05:42:46 PM »
Dean is wise to bring in someone experienced to assist, as the job can diminish lesser men. The taming of the Shrewsbury manager many years ago is evidence of this.

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #137 on: August 09, 2020, 06:41:57 PM »
This is a dream appointment arriving at the opportune moment of a midsummers night.
in August? - way off June 21st!

Cut him some slack. The temp is regularly north of 30c these days, June was springy in comparison.

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #138 on: August 09, 2020, 06:55:25 PM »
Astronomical summer begins on the solstice and ends on the equinox, so midsummer would be somewhere around 45 days later, 6th of August-ish. Obviously, these dates are all advanced by about 3 weeks for meteorological summer, but where'd be the fun in that?

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #139 on: August 09, 2020, 07:36:56 PM »
Dean is wise to bring in someone experienced to assist, as the job can diminish lesser men. The taming of the Shrewsbury manager many years ago is evidence of this.
Turner was tamed more by Ellis's actions.We hammered QPR 5-2 towards the end of his first season.Rideout ,a really young striker,had scored 14 in 28 ,and I thought we would prosper the next season.I presume Ellis was behind the decision to sell Rideout and Cowans to Bari.Rideout was replaced by Stainrod and Andy Gray for whom sadly it was one season too far . Steve McMahon  and Cowans  were replaced by that Vile Spawny Bastard,Hodge.
Relegation was avoided but it was inevitable.It was a poor team and a threadbare squad beyond  Turner's ability and McNeil's interest.
SGT struggled for 2 years until the return of Cowans and the signings of God and Platt aided his managerial acumen.

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #140 on: August 09, 2020, 08:09:59 PM »
Small point of order, Platt was signed in the February of the second division season.

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #141 on: August 09, 2020, 08:33:57 PM »
Small point of order, Platt was signed in the February of the second division season.
Trying to sum up the problems that SGT inherited.It's  when you look back and see the outcomes that some judgements can be (re)assessed.I feel Turner has been castigated because of Villa's transfer policy where  cost cutting seemed the main concern.I'm not sure about the exact fees but I think Cowans and Rideout went for 500k,Stainrod and Gray came in for less than half.Foster and Ormsby sold ,Gibson went for 275k and Elliott in for 400k. Hodge in for McMahon at a fairly similar fee.
Mortimer,Bremner and Withe also went.We had Dorigo and Daley as part of the team,A more positive transfer policy and the traumas following Turner's first season might have been avoided.
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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #142 on: August 10, 2020, 12:15:12 AM »
Saw the news feed and came straight here for the puns.

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #143 on: August 10, 2020, 12:16:09 AM »
We have a news feed?

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #144 on: August 10, 2020, 12:21:13 AM »

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #145 on: August 10, 2020, 12:23:01 AM »
Saw the news feed and came straight here for the puns.

Dawg, you're back! And all it took was Shakespeare.

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #146 on: August 10, 2020, 12:25:38 AM »
All we need now is Seattle Villain to hold on to his seat.

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #147 on: August 10, 2020, 08:52:28 AM »
Good appointment.

An old boss of mine (Baggies fan) used to date Shakespeare back in the 1980s.

It was the era of the Big Hair, she said he got through more spray than she.

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #148 on: August 10, 2020, 10:16:26 AM »
Good appointment.

An old boss of mine (Baggies fan) used to date Shakespeare back in the 1980s.

It was the era of the Big Hair, she said he got through more spray than she.

That's the best ITK we've had for quite some time. And useful too.

Anyway, did anyone notice if this was announced on the Twelfth Night after the season ended?

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Re: Craig Shakespeare- New Coach
« Reply #149 on: August 12, 2020, 03:48:17 PM »
Are we going to have three assistant coaches?   What happens to O'Kelly and Terry?

 


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