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  • Punctum 16 Dec 2013 14:44:12 1,045 posts
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    Nexus_6 wrote:
    Tom_Servo wrote:
    I don't think sacking AVB now was the right decision, but I can see the case for it.

    What I don't understand is why there isn't more questioning of the people who are having to do all this hiring and firing in the first place.

    It's like if you kept hiring underwhelming staff in the office. You just wouldn't get away with it, surely?

    Say, you headhunt an exciting Spanish guy. He comes over, you interview him, offer him the job. But it turns out he can't adapt to the different way of doing things in your office. Sacked.

    Get an old hand in to steady the ship. Sure he occasionally dips into the fridge and takes your lunch, but he does pretty well. But no, you think, it's time for another exciting foreign guy. He's young as well, and we're going to spend a lot to give him the staff he needs on his team in the office. But it all goes wrong. Again.

    Poor you. What bad luck that you keep hiring the wrong staff.
    Are you saying Harry Redknapp was stealing peoples sandwiches?
    No wonder he got the sack. Gross misconduct right there.
  • Dougs 16 Dec 2013 14:55:41 69,542 posts
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    It's a good job it wasn't someone's butter.
  • Trowel 16 Dec 2013 14:55:57 18,073 posts
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYhaqGQNozM
  • Blakester 16 Dec 2013 15:01:40 3,671 posts
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    I wonder how the spurs fans on the forum feel about Baldini now? They were harping on over the summer about what a great acquisition he was.

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • Dougs 16 Dec 2013 15:04:37 69,542 posts
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    Still too early to say imo. Same with AVB really.
  • Punctum 16 Dec 2013 15:15:39 1,045 posts
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    I don't get what all the fuss is with Baldini? Who has he signed that's poor? AVB didn't manage or motivate them properly.
  • imamazed 16 Dec 2013 15:17:00 5,964 posts
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    BRAD FRIEDEL AS PLAYER MANAGER PLS
  • Punctum 16 Dec 2013 15:17:50 1,045 posts
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    Arsenal fan?
  • thedaveeyres 16 Dec 2013 15:18:12 11,599 posts
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    Oh Andre :(

    Hurt feelings

    Edited by thedaveeyres at 15:19:01 16-12-2013

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  • FWB 16 Dec 2013 15:19:32 45,650 posts
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    Does this mean Spurs are going to start scoring?

    Klinsmann to return and win the league.
  • Bremenacht 16 Dec 2013 15:19:42 19,666 posts
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    It's a crap sacking and will effectively write off the rest of the season. I'm pretty sure AVB would have had a chance of engineering a run at 4th spot. Players will now be thinking where they might go next summer.

    There's a form of panic or anxiety that's so bad that an otherwise rational person can choose certain death rather the continued anxiety. e.g. hanging by your fingernails off a bridge - so scared of falling that you let go. This is what Levy has done.
  • imamazed 16 Dec 2013 15:22:57 5,964 posts
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    Punctum wrote:
    Arsenal fan?
    No, just lamenting the loss of top club player managers.
  • robc84 16 Dec 2013 15:24:00 6,101 posts
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    Is klinsmann any good as a manager? Don't remember him doing anything. Not at club level anyway.
  • askew 16 Dec 2013 15:24:39 12,747 posts
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    Edgar Davids could come over from Barnet.
  • nickthegun 16 Dec 2013 15:25:51 61,348 posts
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    Or wherever he lives before he nips down the road for 90 minutes every few months.

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    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • Tom_Servo 16 Dec 2013 15:25:59 18,082 posts
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    Paolo Di Canio isn't doing much.
  • Dougs 16 Dec 2013 15:26:40 69,542 posts
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    robc84 wrote:
    Is klinsmann any good as a manager? Don't remember him doing anything. Not at club level anyway.
    He did well for Germany, but he had Loew as his No2 IIRC....
  • Punctum 16 Dec 2013 15:27:58 1,045 posts
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    I don't think it was panic and anxiety. AVB got smart with the DOF comments and that was it. The reporter gave him the opportunity to shirk some responsibility, and he took it.
  • Punctum 16 Dec 2013 15:28:02 1,045 posts
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    I don't think it was panic and anxiety. AVB got smart with the DOF comments and that was it. The reporter gave him the opportunity to shirk some responsibility, and he took it.
  • nickthegun 16 Dec 2013 15:28:24 61,348 posts
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    They arent going to go with anyone who has even a small element of risk. The only thing they can do now is throw money at a safe pair of hands. I would argue that this puts even Laudrup out of the running.

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  • robc84 16 Dec 2013 15:28:49 6,101 posts
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    Seems like a good fit potentially. But just not sure if he is a good manager or not.

    He is managing the states right?

    Edit: re klinsmann

    Edited by robc84 at 15:29:37 16-12-2013
  • Tom_Servo 16 Dec 2013 15:28:51 18,082 posts
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    I think he just got a contract extension at the USA, and they've got the World Cup in six months.

    Plus I think he likes living in LA too much to come over.
  • Tom_Servo 16 Dec 2013 15:31:32 18,082 posts
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    David Moyes cancels Christmas

    A source told The Sun: 'This year's Christmas lunch contrasted heavily to those under Sir Alex Ferguson, which were filled with fun.

    'This time it was far more serious thanks to the new managers' speech. The youth team stars were gutted not to put on a show'.

    According to The Sun, Ferguson used to serve soup in the kitchen 'wearing a pinny' before settling down to watch the panto.
  • nickthegun 16 Dec 2013 15:35:46 61,348 posts
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    10 quid on hernandez as Widow Twanky.

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  • Punctum 16 Dec 2013 15:37:31 1,045 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    They arent going to go with anyone who has even a small element of risk. The only thing they can do now is throw money at a safe pair of hands. I would argue that this puts even Laudrup out of the running.
    This.

    If I was Levy, I'd do everything to get Cappello.
  • The-Bodybuilder 16 Dec 2013 16:20:16 14,446 posts
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    Gotta feel sorry for AVB, his career seems to be in a negative spiral.
  • merk 16 Dec 2013 16:20:53 146 posts
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    vijay_UK wrote:
    merk wrote:

    I have no doubt that Levy will be looking at the Swansea heritage of Rodgers and Martinez and I'd put a large amount of money on him attempting to get either Laudrup or maybe even Martinez.
    Would Martinez want to leave Everton for Spurs? Can't see it, and Martinez doesn't seem the type to jump ship too easily.

    As for Laudrup, this could happen. There were some grumblings during the summer with Swansea, so this is where Levy might go.
    Martinez nickname at Swansea is 'Judas'. He's always looking to go to a bigger club. Spurs seem like they have more money to spend than Everton, so I don't see him prevaricating too much.
  • Punctum 16 Dec 2013 16:32:11 1,045 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    Punctum wrote:
    Arsenal fan?
    No, just lamenting the loss of top club player managers.
    Can't think of any top ones?
  • Trowel 16 Dec 2013 16:41:29 18,073 posts
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    Zola has resigned from Watford, get on him for the West Brom job.
  • Youthist 16 Dec 2013 16:42:16 10,083 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    They arent going to go with anyone who has even a small element of risk. The only thing they can do now is throw money at a safe pair of hands. I would argue that this puts even Laudrup out of the running.
    Has DiCanio all over it

    "Good chess players think one move ahead. Great chess players think two or three moves ahead."

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