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Offline paul_e

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2700 on: January 26, 2023, 06:43:38 AM »
Not sure if this is by THAT Nick Timothy. Good article anyway.

https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/february-2023/how-to-manage-up-with-emery/

I struggled with it as soon as got the number of games under Gerrard wrong, it was 2 wins from 11 because of the leicester game being postponed. That sort of basic error puts me off because it would take a few seconds to check.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2701 on: January 26, 2023, 06:53:35 AM »
That article should be shown to the likes of Danny Mills and other useless pundits. Mind you they would only read a line or two before making up their own agenda like they do on their highlights analysis.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2702 on: January 26, 2023, 06:56:33 AM »
Not sure if this is by THAT Nick Timothy. Good article anyway.

https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/february-2023/how-to-manage-up-with-emery/

I struggled with it as soon as got the number of games under Gerrard wrong, it was 2 wins from 11 because of the leicester game being postponed. That sort of basic error puts me off because it would take a few seconds to check.

Yes that was incorrect, but the basic jist of the article was pretty spot on it is analysis I thought.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2703 on: January 26, 2023, 07:00:54 AM »
Very good article, I particularly liked the ďpig headedĒ part about Gerrard.

Itís been a great start under Unai, itís still early days but there are so many positives about the start we have made under him.

I hope he is backed in the transfer market correctly, as I think id he is Europe wonít be far away at all, with a couple of quality additions it may just be this season.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2704 on: January 26, 2023, 07:49:38 AM »
That article should be shown to the likes of Danny Mills and other useless pundits. Mind you they would only read a line or two before making up their own agenda like they do on their highlights analysis.

It would help more if they could read

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2705 on: January 26, 2023, 08:07:52 AM »
Not sure if this is by THAT Nick Timothy. Good article anyway.

https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/february-2023/how-to-manage-up-with-emery/

I struggled with it as soon as got the number of games under Gerrard wrong, it was 2 wins from 11 because of the leicester game being postponed. That sort of basic error puts me off because it would take a few seconds to check.

I sympathise with that, and offer a bit of advice - avoid some of the Villa podcasts. A few of them canít seem to remember results and scorers, and particularly canít recall points and games totals from relevant points in the season. A bit grating after a while.

Note to podcasters -  it was 9 points from 11 games.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2023, 08:09:33 AM by Percy McCarthy »

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2706 on: January 26, 2023, 09:21:38 AM »
Not sure if this is by THAT Nick Timothy. Good article anyway.

https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/february-2023/how-to-manage-up-with-emery/

I struggled with it as soon as got the number of games under Gerrard wrong, it was 2 wins from 11 because of the leicester game being postponed. That sort of basic error puts me off because it would take a few seconds to check.

Yes that was incorrect, but the basic jist of the article was pretty spot on it is analysis I thought.

I agree, I just find it amazing that someone would do an article like that and not confirm their stats, I just think if you're sloppy with something that anyone could check with a minute on the internet then where else are you cutting corners?

I don't mind it in things like forums or conversation (and I'd count podcasts as conversations) and I can even accept shoddiness on blogs pages, etc, but when you're writing for a professional publication it's just poor.

On the article more broadly there's nothing in there to disagree with, it looks a lot like many posts people have made on here and clearly written by someone who is a Villa fan first and foremost. That honesty, a few big words and an out of place fact about Villareals nickname is refreshing i guess but it's not the sort of insight that would convince me to subscribe to the magazine.

It is that Nick Timothy and, like his time as a spad, it feels a bit like he left the work unti lthe last minute and then rushed something out without much thought or fact checking.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2707 on: January 26, 2023, 09:24:01 AM »
Not sure if this is by THAT Nick Timothy. Good article anyway.

https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/february-2023/how-to-manage-up-with-emery/


Yep, THAT Nick Timothy. "Nick Timothy is the author of Remaking One Nation: The Future of Conservatism and a Daily Telegraph columnist."

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2708 on: January 26, 2023, 09:56:20 AM »
Oh, that beardy twat

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2709 on: January 26, 2023, 11:10:57 AM »
I've not idea who he is or his politics, but it's a good article and he clearly knows the club. 

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2710 on: January 26, 2023, 11:24:45 AM »
I've not idea who he is or his politics, but it's a good article and he clearly knows the club. 

He was the advisor who suggested to Theresa May it would be a good idea to trigger article 50 and then waste the first few months after doing so on a general election where the support for brexit would deliver her the strong majority she needed.

He is definitely a Villa fan and the article clearly reflects that.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2711 on: January 26, 2023, 11:31:14 AM »
Not sure if this is by THAT Nick Timothy. Good article anyway.

https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/february-2023/how-to-manage-up-with-emery/


Yep, THAT Nick Timothy. "Nick Timothy is the author of Remaking One Nation: The Future of Conservatism and a Daily Telegraph columnist."

He writes some proper nonsense on other topics, but that article is spot on.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2712 on: January 26, 2023, 12:19:20 PM »
If you click his name on that article, it tells you more about him. It is THAT one.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2713 on: January 26, 2023, 02:15:11 PM »
I think he is a ST holder. His brother is, John Timothy.

When John was the CEO of the Portman Group, given my 'day job' I met a couple of times on work stuff. UTV.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #2714 on: January 26, 2023, 05:27:58 PM »
Irrespective of errors over Gerrard's record,  this article is worth it alone for this devastating summary of Steeeeeeevie G:

"Rigid in his tactics, and tactless with his players..."

Scouse nail hit firmly on the head

 


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