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  • Dougs 16 Dec 2013 16:43:23 69,079 posts
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    Ha, was just going to ask which club had tapped him up
  • nickthegun 16 Dec 2013 16:44:00 61,057 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Zola has resigned from Watford, get on him for the West Brom job.
    I would be surprised. Watford have been fucking shite this year.

    I think he has fallen on his sword rather than quit to get a new job.

    Edited by nickthegun at 16:47:00 16-12-2013

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  • imamazed 16 Dec 2013 16:46:40 5,902 posts
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    Punctum wrote:
    imamazed wrote:
    Punctum wrote:
    Arsenal fan?
    No, just lamenting the loss of top club player managers.
    Can't think of any top ones?
    Ruud Gullit, Vialli, Hoddle, Souness, Dalglish, Dennis Wise (OK I'm pushing it now).

    Still.
  • nickthegun 16 Dec 2013 16:47:19 61,057 posts
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    Roy of the Rovers.

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  • Trowel 16 Dec 2013 16:48:00 18,016 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Trowel wrote:
    Zola has resigned from Watford, get on him for the West Brom job.
    I would be surprised. Watford have been fucking shite this year.
    Awful run of form of late, but did well last season for them. Strangely his odds came in to 2/1 on Betfair for the Spurs job for a brief moment - people not really thinking straight there.
  • nickthegun 16 Dec 2013 16:48:41 61,057 posts
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    They did well by virtue of being the Udinese B team.

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  • MrFlay 16 Dec 2013 16:50:06 1,019 posts
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    What a strange decision.

    Spurs are only 8 points off the top.

    There are very few top class managers available right.

    There will be a lot of very good managers without a job after the World Cup.

    AVB should've got until the end of the season at least. I think he knew he was going to be sacked by his expression during yesterday's game. He looked devastated at half time.
  • Dougs 16 Dec 2013 16:50:49 69,079 posts
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    It's just the whole "new challenge thing" that sets bells ringing
  • Punctum 16 Dec 2013 16:55:31 1,024 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    Punctum wrote:
    imamazed wrote:
    Punctum wrote:
    Arsenal fan?
    No, just lamenting the loss of top club player managers.
    Can't think of any top ones?
    Ruud Gullit, Vialli, Hoddle, Souness, Dalglish, Dennis Wise (OK I'm pushing it now).

    Still.
    I'd agree with Dalglish, Vialli, and maybe Hoddle.

    And yes, Wise is pushing it!
  • Trowel 16 Dec 2013 16:56:54 18,016 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    They did well by virtue of being the Udinese B team.
    To be fair they signed a lot of those players on permanent deals at the end of the season.
  • Ultrasoundwave 16 Dec 2013 17:02:59 3,398 posts
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    The-Bodybuilder wrote:
    Gotta feel sorry for AVB
    I feel a bit sorry for him, but then i think he's just got a 4.5 million pay-out from Spurs and i'm pretty sure i remember reading he had a 9 million pay-out from Chelsea.


    Dont start a whip-round for him just yet......

    Edited by Ultrasoundwave at 17:03:17 16-12-2013

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • mangojoe 16 Dec 2013 17:08:44 424 posts
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    Sorry to use the old 'I go to the games so I know better' but the football we played under AVB was atrocious! Last season was a false position because of Bale. He really had no plan B if A was going wrong. Personally I don't like the director of football setup and Harry was right in wanting rid of it before he took over but surely AVB had agreed on this setup before taking the job.

    Edited by mangojoe at 17:09:25 16-12-2013
  • Trowel 16 Dec 2013 17:19:05 18,016 posts
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    BT claim AVB's been trying to get out since the summer:

    http://sport.bt.com/sportfootball/football/englishfootball/avb-wanted-to-leave-spurs-since-summer-S11363859395025

    Edited by Trowel at 17:20:54 16-12-2013
  • MrFlay 16 Dec 2013 17:20:55 1,019 posts
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    Rafa would do a great job with this Spurs squad. Thankfully he's doing well with Napoli.
  • Blakester 16 Dec 2013 17:23:51 3,652 posts
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    Dalglish would be amazing karma for the Spurs fans on here :-P

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

  • President_Weasel 16 Dec 2013 17:25:03 9,603 posts
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    Levy's the safest pair of hands in the business; even if his managerial signings haven't quite worked out he's still keeping Spurs in contention (and away from a Leeds or Portsmouth style death spiral) without needing massive injections of outside cash from kleptocrats and oil-rich, come to think of it the oil guys are kleptocrats too.
  • nickthegun 16 Dec 2013 17:26:00 61,057 posts
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    Speaking of Dalglish, Hoddle has done nothing for eight years. Why is everyone so desperate to get him back?

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  • Deckard1 16 Dec 2013 17:27:16 29,184 posts
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    For me there was always a lingering feeling that AVB is a massive bellend, despite him doing his best to hide it at spurs. I always get the feeling the people working with him don't really like him.

    Fish fingers and chips pretty straight forward.

  • King_Edward 16 Dec 2013 17:28:44 11,467 posts
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    And unlike Dalgleish, Hoddle didn't do much first time around.
  • nickthegun 16 Dec 2013 17:30:00 61,057 posts
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    I do, as covered a few pages ago, believe that had hoddle not been hounded out of the england job, we would have reached at least a final by now.

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  • FWB 16 Dec 2013 17:33:28 45,216 posts
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    AVB always came across as a whiny bitch. At Chelsea you kind of let it slide because you imagine the owners must be a serious pain in the arse, tho no sympathy for going there. Yet at Spurs he was still bitching.
  • nickthegun 16 Dec 2013 17:35:01 61,057 posts
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    His first clue that levy was going to give him the bullet was that he had to park his car with the academy kids this morning.

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

  • Trowel 16 Dec 2013 17:38:15 18,016 posts
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    Missed the news earlier about Rory Delap's retirement, went right over my head.
  • FWB 16 Dec 2013 17:40:02 45,216 posts
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    Guess it's the manner they lost that's the killer, not the losses themselves. Still ahead of Utd and just behind the top four.
  • spindle9988 16 Dec 2013 17:44:49 3,660 posts
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    I still like hoddle (not a spurs fan) and he is apparently one of the best coaches in the world
  • Trowel 16 Dec 2013 17:46:05 18,016 posts
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    Di Marzio saying Tim Sherwood is taking over at Spurs - part time I can imagine, but he seems to think full time?
  • Trowel 16 Dec 2013 17:49:57 18,016 posts
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    The EU have opened a case against Spain for illegal State Aid given to seven Spanish clubs, including Barca and Real.
  • FWB 16 Dec 2013 17:56:21 45,216 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    The EU have opened a case against Spain for illegal State Aid given to seven Spanish clubs, including Barca and Real.
    About bloody time. Guess the Germans have had enough of financing it.
  • President_Weasel 16 Dec 2013 18:09:50 9,603 posts
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    You can't just let entities off paying their taxes. About time too, hear hear.
  • Punctum 16 Dec 2013 18:16:20 1,024 posts
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    spindle9988 wrote:
    I still like hoddle (not a spurs fan) and he is apparently one of the best coaches in the world
    Just a shame his man management skills are shite. Although, with age, he may be better in that regard now.
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