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Oxfordfox83 last won the day on 5 November 2015

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  1. What’s that got to do with anything??! Let’s keep it to one simple question to see if I understand your point of view: was Claudio Ranieri a bad appointment in 2015, just because he was sacked 20 months later?
  2. What do you expect? Forest had to get relegated for Clough to finally leave them-was he a bad appointment? Wenger made Arsenal a punchline for 10+ years-was he a bad appointment? Or were they both the right men who stayed until the wrong time? I can’t understand how you’re viewing football management jobs if you think anyone who is ever sacked didn’t have a value in the first place...
  3. Jobs are finite, especially in football, and sometimes (as in the post you quoted) people come in to do a job and they’re not right for the next job. Maybe you can keep us up but can’t use tactics of your own; maybe you can manage Pearson’s squad to the title but not build your own squad; maybe you’re a superb team-builder but you’re unpopular with the media and have a career-ending son. No one leaves managerial jobs these days-it’s too lucrative to be sacked (see also Conte at Chelsea). So firing well is as important as hiring well, and I reckon since the Sven era (aside from giving Claudio a sentimental couple of months too long) they’ve had both sides pretty much bob on...
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    Newcastle 0 - 2 Leicester

    Think Benitez is a decent cup manager when his team is good enough. He plays very conservative, but very effective defensive football. The reason he never wins league competitions is he can never get his teams to break down opponents. At Liverpool, he drew far too many games he should have won, and his sides ever since have lacked penetration. It actually suits Newcastle in the PL because he’ll nick the odd win and get points, and Cardiff and Huddersfield are going down already, but they hardly dominated the Championship when they came up...
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    Nacho man assist appreciation thread

    We can all set up multiple accounts Stu... (I also think Nacho and JV would work...)
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    The King's reign seems over.

    There’s a large Polish gentleman outside to see you sir. He appears to be wearing his scuffling elbows...
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    One footed player's

    If it can twinkle off all five arms then I’m in!
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    One footed player's

    1. Messi has been unquestionably the best player in the world throughout most of his career. 2. The goal he scored in the World Cup was with his right foot, with a piece of control most top players would be delighted to carry out on their strong foot. 3. That is all.
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    Harry Maguire and Man U

    Pretty sure he said the owners made it clear he wasn’t for sale in May, so he hadn’t contemplated it. He loves the club, is grateful for us giving him the platform to have the summer he just had and is looking forward to the season ahead. Much rather he made that clear and truthful statement than giving it ‘Leicester till I die’ before heading off to Everton for 50p/week more.
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    Most overrated City player

    Stretching the definition a bit, but someone who played for us and went on to be massively overrated: Harry Kane. He hits the ball really hard, and reliably scores 1 in 4 good opportunities. He also has no discipline in playing centre forward and misses 3 in 4 chances. He is a decent enough PL striker but not one of the best and way off being an England great. Hugely overrated.
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    Most overrated City player

    Dude, you’re overrated. And no one rates you.
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    Shinji Okazaki - the forgotten man

    Do we need to be ruthless? Are we on the breadline? If so, do you really think we’ll get someone equally good for less money? Honestly, the one resource we have plenty of is cash. Players who can and do work for us and for the cause even from the fringes are rare and precious. Keep.
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    RUDKIN - How Does He Keep His Job?

    Biggest thing he did wrong was let Claudio clear out our sports science and psychological teams-if he’s above the manager that he should have told Ranieri to deal with the things he understood and focus on his own job. But would anyone really have stood up to CR after 2016? Impossible position, just like putting up opposition to his requests for overpriced underperformers.
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    RUDKIN - How Does He Keep His Job?

    I'm going to be ****ing buzzing when Ward turns out to be the reincarnation of Dino Zoff and we're telling Barcelona to stick their 150m, we're keeping our best.
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