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The "do they mean us?" thread pt 2

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On 30/10/2019 at 18:15, Langston said:


I still fancy United to go for a more glamorous, continental name – it's Arsenal worrying me to be honest.

Genuine question...do you think Arsenal would look at Mourhino? I would take Brendan every day of the week personally, but I do wonder that. 

 

 

On 30/10/2019 at 20:43, cambridgefox said:

Used to like Mike Dickin,Alan “ porky” Parry,John Gaunt years back with the non sporting shows.

hillarious.

I used to like Mike despite him disliking people with tattoos! Sad of him to die in a car crash. 

 

I was listening to Mike when the planes hit the Twin Towers. 

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1 hour ago, Mickey O'Neil said:

Genuine question...do you think Arsenal would look at Mourhino? I would take Brendan every day of the week personally, but I do wonder that. 

 

 

I used to like Mike despite him disliking people with tattoos! Sad of him to die in a car crash. 

 

I was listening to Mike when the planes hit the Twin Towers. 

He was a grumpy sod.

” Ive had a gut full “

 

i still say” my health is not in question “ at work 😂

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1 hour ago, Mickey O'Neil said:

Genuine question...do you think Arsenal would look at Mourhino? I would take Brendan every day of the week personally, but I do wonder that. 

 

 

I used to like Mike despite him disliking people with tattoos! Sad of him to die in a car crash. 

 

I was listening to Mike when the planes hit the Twin Towers. 

Perfect fit

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11 hours ago, UpTheLeagueFox said:

Possibly thought we needed to 'move on' from him which, given Vardy's form since Feb, appeared to be a spectacular own goal.

 

There were already big cracks by the end of his first season so it wasn't just the last few months.

One assistant manager told me privately they knew all about issues behind the scenes and factored that into their game plan. Goes without saying they beat us.

Do we play them this weekend by any chance lol 

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9 hours ago, Mickey O'Neil said:

Genuine question...do you think Arsenal would look at Mourhino? I would take Brendan every day of the week personally, but I do wonder that. 

 

 

I used to like Mike despite him disliking people with tattoos! Sad of him to die in a car crash. 

 

I was listening to Mike when the planes hit the Twin Towers. 

I was listening to Mike Dicken as news of the Diana car crash started to come through. He handled it superbly as more information started to emerge.

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“Everybody goes on about Tielemans.

“I’m a little bit: Urgh, really?

“I’ve not seen the Tielemans everybody else has. Give me Maddison every day.”

- Jason Cundy

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51 minutes ago, The People's Hero said:

Jason Cundy - One letter from the truth.

Does he even watch a match in full? So much of what Tielemans does people don't even see.

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4 hours ago, StriderHiryu said:

This is a fascinating listen. Really gives some great context as to the culture of the club that Pearson setup as well as praising Rodgers and his staff very highly. 

 

The podcast mentions that now a new manager is not allowed to tear up the structure in place at the club. Seems like there is a great culture behind the scenes and the club want to protect it for as long as possible. 

Only just had a chance to listen myself - very much worth it. Plenty of interesting stuff about what is planned for the training ground.

 

I'm so ****ing excited about our future.

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8 minutes ago, urban.spaceman said:

Only just had a chance to listen myself - very much worth it. Plenty of interesting stuff about what is planned for the training ground.

 

I'm so ****ing excited about our future.

I think we all know the club is very well run, but hearing it straight from the Horses mouth so to speak just confirms it. Some things I found interesting were:

- They deliberately look to hire people with new ways of thinking at a rate of one per season. Hence the head of analytics joining the club this season.

- The new head of analytics is already making quite a big impact and many are excited to see what comes out of it.

- Really bigs up Pearson and Dave Rennie who is our Head of Physiotherapy. Said Pearson made a culture where new ideas are listened to and actively discussed and this is something that goes all the way up to the owners in terms of the way the club is run. 

- They are already expecting a big shake-up in the way things are done in a few years based on emerging technology and are thinking about ways to use it creatively. E.g. Virtual Reality for players to see their position on the pitch at any point in time.

 

Fascinating stuff!

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https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/11847573/premier-league-grades-10-games-in-every-club-rated-so-far

 

Leicester: A

 

There was cautious optimism in the summer given the impact that Brendan Rodgers had made in the spring but that has made way for full-blown excitement given Leicester's early season form. The Foxes are third in the Premier League and they deserve to be there. No team has a better defensive record. Only Manchester City have outscored them.

 

Jamie Vardy has been in extraordinary form ever since Rodgers took over and the team's young midfield continues to impress. At the back, the loss of Harry Maguire has barely been felt at all thanks to the assured performances of Caglar Soyuncu who has been a revelation. Leicester are flying and the recent 9-0 win over Southampton was the culmination of that.

 

That result will be difficult to top but they are capable of sustaining this. Rodgers' side have already played five of last season's top seven so, in theory at least, a more winnable run of games awaits them. Only Liverpool and Manchester City have picked up more points over the past eight months so this is no flare up - Leicester will be looking to keep this run going.


Adam Bate

 

Only Liverpool got a higher grade with an A+

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1 hour ago, urban.spaceman said:

 

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Can you imagine being seen as the "lesser" of two clubs, two clubs from the same city, and then watching as a similar "lesser" team from a city (Manchester) with two top level clubs in it, do exactly as you wish your club would do. All this after being the lesser club for ****s knows how long, only to see this "bigger" club emerge from its own lean spell into a european giant again?

Surprised the blue side of Merseyside has not yet declared martial law.

They seem to get by imagining they are in some way a fallen giant, rather than just fallen.

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24 minutes ago, StriderHiryu said:

Gary Neville:

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If you look at what he achieved at Liverpool, then at Celtic, and what he is now doing at Leicester, we always talk about foreign coaches having philosophies and values and Rodgers improves teams, plays good football and he is quite innovative.

He does seem to be a great coach in terms of the players enjoying working with him and I'm asking the question now of why he wouldn't be seen as one of the next big coaches of one of the big clubs.

You look at Manchester City appointing Pep Guardiola, you probably won't see Rodgers' name linked with that job because people will be thinking of someone else, but why not?

Look at what he's done in terms of the football he plays, the improvement he has on players and working with them on the pitch.

People will say he hasn't won that much silverware in England but the reality is, people speak about Mauricio Pochettino really highly but he hasn't won silverware in England either - although I know he got to a Champions League final last season.

Ultimately, from Brendan Rodgers' point of view, if he gets into the top four this season, he has to be looking at the very top jobs in English football.

 

So if we're in the Champions League next season having finished 4th or higher, and have a squad full of exciting young players and one of the best strikers around, with more money to invest - we still wouldn't been seen as one of the top jobs in English Football!? 

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15 minutes ago, Les-TA-Jon said:

Been saying it for years - the lifespan of an average manager is 3 years or less - there's nothing wrong with changing manager per se - so long as the broader strategy and philosophy of the club as a whole is not changed. 

So many clubs, when looking for a new boss apply to managers and willing tear up or change their set up to accommodate them. It should be the other way around. You determine your strategy and philosophy and hire managers that fit that - if you do it right, you can change your manager every few years and not experience any meaningful disruption. 

Absolutely the correct way of going about things. This is why the likes of a Mourinho would never be any good for us. Yes a manager/head coach has to have a certain amount of freedom in respect of team matters but not to the extent that it goes against the philosophy of the organisation. This is why recruitment is so important, and not just in terms of the playing staff but throughout the club. Getting in people who are not just talented but who "get" the project and have the right attitude. Our senior management have shown the way, and it is a model that obviously works. A football club is no different to any other business or workplace. if people are respected and made to feel included then they will perform much better. There is much truth in the adage "you can do enough for a good boss" . Compare the love that comes out of our club compared to what is happening at Newcastle.

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16 hours ago, urban.spaceman said:

 

Thing I loved the most. was him saying that when Rodgers came, with 4 of his own staff, they integrated, they didn`t take over. 

Very encouraging, and I fancy this is a condition imposed by Top, Susan and Rudders :thumbup:

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Dare I say it we do seem a very contented proud lot of bunnies with our team and club at the moment don’t we ?

i think we all need to be patient with our players ( Soyuncu ) is a prime example. Perez, Barnes others and let the internal workings of the club do what they are good at without instant criticism ( Rudkin ) Being a fan for 55 years these truly are halcyon days in the history of our great club. 

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52 minutes ago, Les-TA-Jon said:

Gary Neville:

So if we're in the Champions League next season having finished 4th or higher, and have a squad full of exciting young players and one of the best strikers around, with more money to invest - we still wouldn't been seen as one of the top jobs in English Football!? 

The media really needs to understand the majority of football fans in the country couldn’t care less about the “top 6”, they mention them at every possible moment in a way that is disrespectful to every other club. If we qualify for the champions league, we ARE one of the top jobs

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