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Offline ASHTONVILLA

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #240 on: June 03, 2024, 05:59:11 PM »
Liked

Saunders / Barton
Atkinson
Taylor
Little
Smith

Disliked

O'Leary
McNeill
Garde
Lambert
Di Matteo

Liked as a person but didn't rate as a manager

Turner
Mcleish
Bruce
Venglos
Gerrard

Liked for a while

ONeill
Gregory

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #241 on: June 03, 2024, 08:42:42 PM »
Tony Cascarino said that when they were in the RoI squad O'Leary would talk about anything except football.

Cas absolutely hates O'Leary, it's kind of a strange one as they were teammates for years but weren't competing for the same position. DOL has an uncanny ability to piss people off, Charlton of course exiled him from the international squad for years in one of his first acts as Ireland manager. Martin Laursen is another one who can't stand him.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #242 on: June 03, 2024, 08:44:18 PM »
Pissing off personalities as diverse Tony Cascarino, Jack Charlton and Martin Laursen is quite the range.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #243 on: June 03, 2024, 09:23:01 PM »
Remember that Berson guy we signed? Was huge hype, he came in and looked neat and tidy and then didn't play again and was just loaned out for a year or two.

Pretty much identical to Sanson. Our record with French players isn't the best.
Ginola, Amavi, Makoun II, Veretout, Six. It's a long list.
There is an even longer list of English players who have been shit for us. Our record with English players is therefore worse.

Offline Monty

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #244 on: June 03, 2024, 09:27:43 PM »
Remember that Berson guy we signed? Was huge hype, he came in and looked neat and tidy and then didn't play again and was just loaned out for a year or two.

Pretty much identical to Sanson. Our record with French players isn't the best.
Ginola, Amavi, Makoun II, Veretout, Six. It's a long list.
There is an even longer list of English players who have been shit for us. Our record with English players is therefore worse.

No BE. We've already 'gone foreign' and it hasn't worked.

Offline edgysatsuma89

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #245 on: June 07, 2024, 01:26:51 AM »
Can someone help me out here? I'm trying to remember the name of a manager who Dean Saunders hated (and most of the players). There was some story about the manager and a player having a scrap and Dean saying he wanted to kick the manager while he was down. I think Dean was pissed at someone scoring as well as it kept him in a job. I heard it on the Socially Distant Sports Bar podcast a while ago so it was probably a Wales manager. It's just bugging me that I can't remember.

Edit: Ignore. I did what I should have done in the first place and looked at all the Wales managers he played under. It was Bobby Gould.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2024, 01:32:28 AM by edgysatsuma89 »

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #246 on: June 07, 2024, 06:55:25 AM »
Can someone help me out here? I'm trying to remember the name of a manager who Dean Saunders hated (and most of the players). There was some story about the manager and a player having a scrap and Dean saying he wanted to kick the manager while he was down. I think Dean was pissed at someone scoring as well as it kept him in a job. I heard it on the Socially Distant Sports Bar podcast a while ago so it was probably a Wales manager. It's just bugging me that I can't remember.

Edit: Ignore. I did what I should have done in the first place and looked at all the Wales managers he played under. It was Bobby Gould.

Before you got the end I'd ruled out Villa (Little/BFR), Oxford and Derby (Arthur Cox) so it was either Souness or Gould.

Offline edgysatsuma89

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #247 on: June 07, 2024, 06:30:31 PM »
Can someone help me out here? I'm trying to remember the name of a manager who Dean Saunders hated (and most of the players). There was some story about the manager and a player having a scrap and Dean saying he wanted to kick the manager while he was down. I think Dean was pissed at someone scoring as well as it kept him in a job. I heard it on the Socially Distant Sports Bar podcast a while ago so it was probably a Wales manager. It's just bugging me that I can't remember.

Edit: Ignore. I did what I should have done in the first place and looked at all the Wales managers he played under. It was Bobby Gould.

Before you got the end I'd ruled out Villa (Little/BFR), Oxford and Derby (Arthur Cox) so it was either Souness or Gould.

Dropping Savage for jokingly chucking a Maldini shirt in the bin and then reinstating him a day later. Sounds like a bit of a.. err... character.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #248 on: June 07, 2024, 10:58:40 PM »
Can someone help me out here? I'm trying to remember the name of a manager who Dean Saunders hated (and most of the players). There was some story about the manager and a player having a scrap and Dean saying he wanted to kick the manager while he was down. I think Dean was pissed at someone scoring as well as it kept him in a job. I heard it on the Socially Distant Sports Bar podcast a while ago so it was probably a Wales manager. It's just bugging me that I can't remember.

Edit: Ignore. I did what I should have done in the first place and looked at all the Wales managers he played under. It was Bobby Gould.

Before you got the end I'd ruled out Villa (Little/BFR), Oxford and Derby (Arthur Cox) so it was either Souness or Gould.

Dropping Savage for jokingly chucking a Maldini shirt in the bin and then reinstating him a day later. Sounds like a bit of a.. err... character.

Wales were also training at a prison before games in those times. No wonder Giggs never wanted to play for them.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #249 on: June 11, 2024, 12:23:29 AM »
Respected/Revered: Crowe, Saunders, Taylor, Big Ron, TMWWOW, Gregory(at least the start),
MO'N (in some respects), Bruce(see across), Deano, Unai.

The rest (I started in 1965) were either not very good or were in a near-impossible situation where the way the club was run made any progress very difficult. (e.g. Joe Mercer).

Offline johnny from donny

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #250 on: June 11, 2024, 06:03:05 PM »
Liked: Saunders Atkinson & Taylor
Disliked: O'Leary,  McNeill & Di Matteo
Trying to forget: Bruce, Garde and Lambert
Absolutely hate with every fibre of my being and that's putting it VERY mildly: Houllier and Gerrard .

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #251 on: June 11, 2024, 06:07:22 PM »
Can someone help me out here? I'm trying to remember the name of a manager who Dean Saunders hated (and most of the players). There was some story about the manager and a player having a scrap and Dean saying he wanted to kick the manager while he was down. I think Dean was pissed at someone scoring as well as it kept him in a job. I heard it on the Socially Distant Sports Bar podcast a while ago so it was probably a Wales manager. It's just bugging me that I can't remember.

Edit: Ignore. I did what I should have done in the first place and looked at all the Wales managers he played under. It was Bobby Gould.

Before you got the end I'd ruled out Villa (Little/BFR), Oxford and Derby (Arthur Cox) so it was either Souness or Gould.

Dropping Savage for jokingly chucking a Maldini shirt in the bin and then reinstating him a day later. Sounds like a bit of a.. err... character.

Wales were also training at a prison before games in those times. No wonder Giggs never wanted to play for them.

I think it was Mark Hately on the Under the Cosh podcast recently that said Gould was a wanker, literally his words.

 


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