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Author Topic: Past Managers, Love or Hate?  (Read 12970 times)

Offline VillaTim

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #210 on: June 02, 2024, 10:23:22 AM »
The only positive part of the DOL era was winning at The Sty , Kevin Phillips goal.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #211 on: June 02, 2024, 10:53:47 AM »
The only positive part of the DOL era was winning at The Sty , Kevin Phillips goal.

When he bought Solano we were ace for a bit, then we he left we were shite again.

Can't remember who it was who said as a player the only thing he was interested in was making money

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #212 on: June 02, 2024, 10:56:03 AM »
Someone mentioned it earlier , Hourihane , another very good steve Bruce signing as was Kodija and Adoma .

Kod and Albert were signed under RDM.

Is that every defence of Bruce from Coopers roundly seen off now?

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #213 on: June 02, 2024, 12:22:44 PM »
Three I actually could not stand, O Leary, Gerrard, and O'Neil after his first season.
Some I felt sorry/embarrassed for, Lambert , so out of his depth, rambling man, Bruce, limited , but lots of shit going on behind the scenes he picked himself up and went again. McLeish, cringeworthy appointment. Decent Human. Tactics Tim, should have left after keeping us up, always has a good word to say for us.
Heroes, Crowe, Ron, Brian, Big Ron, Barton, Worthy mention, The Doc, Gregory, Deano
The rest in my lifetime (maybe I missed a biggie) Forgettable, Cummins, Turner, Dr Jo, Black, Cox ?, Hollier, the Italian, the guy who took us and Man city down
Some pretty poor administrations along the way as well, from the guy who cycled to villa park, The Bendall's who if I remember correctly were crooks. Lermer after he lost interest and realised O Neil had spunked his money. Time has not softened my memory of Doug. And how did tony con his way in ?
Hopefully this really is a new dawn with owners and management.

You missed out Garde, which probably says a lot about how his tenure went.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #214 on: June 02, 2024, 12:41:45 PM »
Pauliewalnuts has posted one of the greatest summaries ever posted on here.

Lambert - thought it was a great appointment and started well. Soon disintegrated. Those photos of him and Keane sat on the bench looking like a couple of piss soaked tramps just sum up that grim period perfectly.

Lambert might have had more goodwill if he'd left the previous Summer (I fully expected him to go and was amazed when the new season started that he was still here and even more so when he signed a new deal).  There was no way back for him at the end as you couldn't defend it anymore.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #215 on: June 02, 2024, 12:44:25 PM »
Can't remember who it was who said as a player the only thing he was interested in was making money

I remember reading stuff about him in WSC when it was still a bit edgy.

No idea why this stuck in my mind but I also remember they used to go on about what an arsehole Alan Ball was and how his Mrs would turn up at training when he was managing somewhere and shout at players through a loudhailer.

Pretty sure wsc was also one of the few publications (maybe the only one) who would acknowledge what everyone who met Bobby Charlton thought of him - ie he was an absolute wanker.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #216 on: June 02, 2024, 12:47:56 PM »
Pauliewalnuts has posted one of the greatest summaries ever posted on here.

Lambert - thought it was a great appointment and started well. Soon disintegrated. Those photos of him and Keane sat on the bench looking like a couple of piss soaked tramps just sum up that grim period perfectly.

Lambert might have had more goodwill if he'd left the previous Summer (I fully expected him to go and was amazed when the new season started that he was still here and even more so when he signed a new deal).  There was no way back for him at the end as you couldn't defend it anymore.


The original   ‘ i now have the players to play it out the back and play possession football’ 😳

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #217 on: June 02, 2024, 01:42:39 PM »
Pauliewalnuts has posted one of the greatest summaries ever posted on here.

Lambert - thought it was a great appointment and started well. Soon disintegrated. Those photos of him and Keane sat on the bench looking like a couple of piss soaked tramps just sum up that grim period perfectly.

Lambert might have had more goodwill if he'd left the previous Summer (I fully expected him to go and was amazed when the new season started that he was still here and even more so when he signed a new deal).  There was no way back for him at the end as you couldn't defend it anymore.


The original   ‘ i now have the players to play it out the back and play possession football’ 😳

I always remember Lamberts first press conference.  Although i was in favour of him getting the job, his body language was hunched up with his arms folded, almost as if he was on the defensive straight away.

That said, the first season there were some encouraging signs.  We played Liverpool off the park up there and then the Sunderland game.  The 15 goals of Christmas and the Bradford humiliation spooked him and we were dull as ditchwater after that.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #218 on: June 02, 2024, 01:55:11 PM »
They came before Sunderland.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #219 on: June 02, 2024, 04:25:11 PM »
The only positive part of the DOL era was winning at The Sty , Kevin Phillips goal.

When he bought Solano we were ace for a bit, then we he left we were shite again.

Can't remember who it was who said as a player the only thing he was interested in was making money
I recall DOL's agent was also his lawyer . Always prepared for a tribunal that bloke.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #220 on: June 02, 2024, 05:25:04 PM »
That would help explain why he’s never worked again.  Neither in the game nor as a pundit. I’m not surprised at all, the massive sugar bag.

Financially he didn't need to work again. He had a gig out in Saudi, naturally enough, after us. Big payoff there too. Baros, maybe his big signing, disappointed really.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #221 on: June 02, 2024, 06:05:51 PM »
That would help explain why he’s never worked again.  Neither in the game nor as a pundit. I’m not surprised at all, the massive sugar bag.

Financially he didn't need to work again. He had a gig out in Saudi, naturally enough, after us. Big payoff there too. Baros, maybe his big signing, disappointed really.

The only good thing about Baros was that Houllier somehow deemed him worth one John Carew, which is also the best thing Houllier did for us.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #222 on: June 02, 2024, 06:15:48 PM »
Tony Cascarino said that when they were in the RoI squad O'Leary would talk about anything except football.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #223 on: June 02, 2024, 06:24:05 PM »
Tony Cascarino said that when they were in the RoI squad O'Leary would talk about anything except football.

I’m surprised O’Leary ever talked about anything other than himself.

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Re: Past Managers, Love or Hate?
« Reply #224 on: June 02, 2024, 06:24:47 PM »
That would help explain why he’s never worked again.  Neither in the game nor as a pundit. I’m not surprised at all, the massive sugar bag.

Financially he didn't need to work again. He had a gig out in Saudi, naturally enough, after us. Big payoff there too. Baros, maybe his big signing, disappointed really.

The only good thing about Baros was that Houllier somehow deemed him worth one John Carew, which is also the best thing Houllier did for us.
I think that was MON wasnt it? Carew came in the same January window as Ashley Young didnt he?

 


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