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  • kentmonkey 31 Mar 2013 10:13:57 20,074 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Haha, brilliant. I can't stand O'Neill, fuck knows how he gets so much love in the media. Because he gives good interviews or press conferences I guess.
    Agreed. The media are all questioning why they've sacked him it seems, whereas I'd have thought the obvious question would be 'why didn't you sack him sooner?'

    I get why they employed him, as he's not had a terrible record in the past, not great, but possibly good enough for what they needed to achieve over the next two years. But it wasn't working out.
  • nickthegun 31 Mar 2013 10:19:37 55,848 posts
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    They are questioning it because, at this point of the season, what can a new manager do?

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    He totally called it

  • kentmonkey 31 Mar 2013 10:31:35 20,074 posts
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    Keep them up for one.

    They have been on an awful run, have looked awful all season, and they've realised that they're in real trouble of going down. We've seen the 'new manager effect' countless times before. All they realistically need is 3 wins out of the next 8 games and they're safe. The morale boost of having someone new in, especially if the players had lost confidence in the old boss, can achieve that alone.
  • spindle9988 31 Mar 2013 11:26:23 3,367 posts
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    I think o Neil woud of kept them up. Didn't think they played awful yesterday.
    Sunderland is still an attractive building job for managers, great stadium, and maybe a kitty if they keep em up
  • Jono62 31 Mar 2013 11:42:54 13,628 posts
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    Roberto Di Matteo to come in and fluke survival for Sunderland, although it'll be tough for him to do it without Drogba.
  • ecureuil 31 Mar 2013 11:51:13 76,011 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    Haha, brilliant. I can't stand O'Neill, fuck knows how he gets so much love in the media. Because he gives good interviews or press conferences I guess.
    Agreed. The media are all questioning why they've sacked him it seems, whereas I'd have thought the obvious question would be 'why didn't you sack him sooner?'
    Indeed. Read a stat yesterday that said he won 7 out of his first 10 games there, then only won 9 of the next 45.

    Is there a reason why people hate him so much? Is it just backlash over how he's supposedly overrated by the media?
  • oceanmotion 31 Mar 2013 12:12:10 15,243 posts
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    Ha, sure fans are looking forward to that lot.

    On Saturday night bookmakers installed McClaren as the early favourite to move in at the Stadium of Light, with Hughes close behind him, followed by Di Matteo and Paolo Di Canio, the former West Ham striker and Swindon manager.
  • roz123 31 Mar 2013 12:25:42 7,107 posts
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    I heard Di Matteo is going to manage Schalke 04 next season
  • Tom_Servo 31 Mar 2013 13:15:57 15,532 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Haha, brilliant. I can't stand O'Neill, fuck knows how he gets so much love in the media. Because he gives good interviews or press conferences I guess.
    More than a bit unfair, IMO.
  • morriss 31 Mar 2013 13:20:52 70,749 posts
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    Leicester over-performed but were awful to watch, but still, he did well with what he had. Managing Celtic is easy. What else has he done?
  • kentmonkey 31 Mar 2013 13:43:17 20,074 posts
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    Also Sunderland season tickets are up for renewal by this Friday at the latest. That means that bringing in a new manager this week may sell a few more season tickets if people feel like progress might be made.

    I've heard that season ticket renewals were quite low. You'd expect them to be with no guaranteed PL next year, but a manager shake up, especially considering how boring they've become, might not be a bad thing financially for them.
  • Gartt 31 Mar 2013 13:50:28 1,688 posts
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    Benteke is such a beast, just outmuscles everyone.
  • Jono62 31 Mar 2013 13:51:26 13,628 posts
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    Oh Gabby. Missed a great chance. Liverpool dominating which makes for horrible viewing.
  • Gartt 31 Mar 2013 13:56:40 1,688 posts
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    We're getting back into it now, some lovely passing from villa.
  • ElNino9 31 Mar 2013 13:59:31 13,141 posts
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    Villa are only playing mid table opposition, bit they're playing some lovely stuff.

    The ball for Agbonlahor's chance was a beauty.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • ecureuil 31 Mar 2013 14:01:27 76,011 posts
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    Class finish from Benteke.
  • Jono62 31 Mar 2013 14:01:38 13,628 posts
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    \o/
  • Gartt 31 Mar 2013 14:01:56 1,688 posts
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    Get in, after all that passing, route one did it.
  • azurelas_2 31 Mar 2013 14:04:58 1,095 posts
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    @EuroStalker
    Wilshere, Walcott, Lennon, Ashley Young, Ox-Chamberlain...

    Those are the ones I can think of.
  • ecureuil 31 Mar 2013 14:06:34 76,011 posts
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    Rooney used to take players on regularly, but he hasn't done it for years. Don't know wtf happened.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 31 Mar 2013 14:09:19 6,654 posts
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    I was sure Rooney would develop into the best player in the world.
    Gutted.
  • Deleted user 31 March 2013 14:10:57
    Out pacing isn't really the same as dribbling.
  • Tom_Servo 31 Mar 2013 14:16:07 15,532 posts
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    England's lionheart
  • Jono62 31 Mar 2013 14:19:50 13,628 posts
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    So far, I prefer Baker to Clark at CB. He seems more assured there. Clark has a habit of getting too close to players and allowing them to spin him.
  • LionheartDJH 31 Mar 2013 14:33:57 19,295 posts
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    Get in Jordan! Good pass from Coutinho.

    She dives for cheese pasties

  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 31 Mar 2013 14:36:19 6,654 posts
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    Great pass
  • Jono62 31 Mar 2013 14:42:38 13,628 posts
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    Phew!
  • kalel 31 Mar 2013 14:48:20 83,871 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    So far, I prefer Baker to Clark at CB. He seems more assured there. Clark has a habit of getting too close to players and allowing them to spin him.
    How you feeling about him now?
  • Jono62 31 Mar 2013 14:54:19 13,628 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Jono62 wrote:
    So far, I prefer Baker to Clark at CB. He seems more assured there. Clark has a habit of getting too close to players and allowing them to spin him.
    How you feeling about him now?
    The same.
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