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Author Topic: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?  (Read 23806 times)

Offline LeeB

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2023, 06:54:51 PM »
I thought he'd spend a couple of seasons doing just enough to avoid the sack while sucking all the positivity out of the club. I got that one wrong.

Yes, we should be thankful he was so evidently out of his depth

Offline Rigadon

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2023, 07:00:32 PM »
I think it would've been really close.  We would've been bottom 5 for sure.  Thank goodness we didn't have to find out and got a truly great manager in to rescue the season.  This thread reminds me how much of an improvement we've seen and with the exact same group (+Moreno).  Amazing. 

Offline Brazilian Villain

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2023, 07:04:01 PM »
Daft question as they'd never have allowed it to happen. Like they er, didn't.

Do you think if I'd married Eva Longoria in 2007 we'd still be together or would it have ended in divorce as well?

*Probably doesn't warrant its own thread either.

Offline Beard82

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2023, 07:24:48 PM »
Daft question as they'd never have allowed it to happen. Like they er, didn't.

Do you think if I'd married Eva Longoria in 2007 we'd still be together or would it have ended in divorce as well?

*Probably doesn't warrant its own thread either.
100% you would have ditched her.  She snores, and never takes the bins out

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2023, 07:26:17 PM »
What Risso said.

Offline Brazilian Villain

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2023, 07:43:00 PM »
Daft question as they'd never have allowed it to happen. Like they er, didn't.

Do you think if I'd married Eva Longoria in 2007 we'd still be together or would it have ended in divorce as well?

*Probably doesn't warrant its own thread either.

100% you would have ditched her.  She snores, and never takes the bins out

Haha, more true than you realise. :( 

I'm oft reminded of Captain Renault's admonishment of Rick in Casablanca when it comes to this type of thing.

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2023, 07:43:36 PM »
Gerrard will be one of the many whose last job will be managing the Villa. A small number have gone elsewhere but failed in a short term and many have slowly disappeared from view.

Online dorsetvillian

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2023, 07:45:31 PM »
Yes we would have.

Offline Brend'Watkins

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2023, 07:50:40 PM »
After the defeat in our first game v Bournemouth he should have been dumped. We looked a disorganised rabble. So much for “see what he’s like when he’s had a summer with them”

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2023, 07:53:32 PM »
As disappointing as the end of last season was, I was prepared to let Gerrard have a crack over a whole season and I think that was the case for most of us on here. That start to the season really shocked me. I couldn't believe we were back to another bloody relegation battle. Personally I'd have sacked him after West Ham. It was only four games in but it was already looking bad and I never liked the prick anyway. I can understand why more time was given but those following couple of months were almost unrelentingly awful. Even the mini unbeaten run we went on was dire. I don't think I've ever been as nonplussed after a win than I was after that awful Friday night Southampton game. Fair play to the owners for acting when they did. It wasn't too late and they got the most important bit, the next appointment, absolutely spot on.
After the opening game of the season, I wanted him gone.  That was the most disappointing performance I have ever seen.  I watched it at my Nan's 90th, so didn't see it all but I was expecting a new start, but saw a dead end.

I said to my brother that evening, that this only ends one way and the sooner the better.  The small amount of belief I had was lost that day. 

So I phone Eva and said I'd had enough

Offline Deano's Mullet

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2023, 07:53:35 PM »
Yes. He hadn't got a clue. There was no plan A or B.

Online Dave P

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2023, 07:54:48 PM »
If we had beat Fulham in 2018, we wouldn’t have lost to Fulham in 2022 and we wouldn’t be where we are now.

As for Gerrard, I thought he’d be unsackable. My Gerrard out moment was West Ham at home. I don’t think we’d have gone down but we’d have been below Chelsea for sure.

Offline SaddVillan

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2023, 07:55:48 PM »
 It's Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevie G's 43rd birthday today.

On behalf of Villans across the world I haven't sent him a card.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2023, 07:58:10 PM »
Yes. He was utter shite and the club was getting toxic with him here.

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2023, 08:00:30 PM »
Although you'd still have had some blaming the players or saying it's only been 38 games as we finished bottom.

 


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