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Re: The Managerial Merry-go-round: Knees Up Mother Moyes
« Reply #15925 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 08:44:38 AM »
Ah yes, headed nowhere *checks league table*
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« Reply #15926 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 09:15:56 AM »
 :blush:

To be honest I don't think we could've held on the top spot the way we were playing. Fortunately Real Madrid have been as unreliable as us, but with Suárez down I wasn't fancying our chances - he and Messi have been carrying the team all these months.
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« Reply #15927 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 09:23:56 AM »
how/what system does this guy play then?
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« Reply #15928 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 09:24:13 AM »
Sacking your manager when he has you top of the league. :lol: :lol: Only Barca.

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« Reply #15929 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 09:28:17 AM »
Sacking your manager when he has you top of the league. :lol: :lol: Only Barca.

Tbf this is our worst season record-wise since the last Rijkaard season. Real Madrid/Atlético are just sucking a teeny bit more.

Should have been done in the summer though, now it will only cause more upheaval. I think Setién is probably a better manager than Xavi, but Xavi's presence would probably calm things down and he'd have the respect of the dressing room (which is imho Zidane's best quality at Real Madrid, that he's Zinedine f***ing Zidane).
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Re: The Managerial Merry-go-round: Knees Up Mother Moyes
« Reply #15930 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 09:29:48 AM »
Also qualified out of a tough CL group easily
"Lots of young fellas runnin' around in shorts, that's the kind of think you like looking at, and I bet you like that too, only you're probably imagining what they'd look like without shorts, you're sitting there imagining that with a big smile on your face, ya dirty fecker"

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« Reply #15931 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 10:01:26 AM »
Either sack him before the season or in summer.

Seems weird to sack mid-way through season.

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« Reply #15932 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 11:14:06 AM »
Impressive :lol:

Not sure what you're getting at. Just stating that as of now, we're still in every major competition we were in at the start of the season and we're sitting where we were expected to be in the league, maybe even higher. A lot of pundits predicted 6th place.
Love how low expectations you've got :lol: Being behind Chelsea, with a completely inexperienced manager that sold their star player whilst having a transfer ban is good now, and even above expectations after what you spent in the summer? Great :thup:

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« Reply #15933 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 11:20:49 AM »
Impressive :lol:

Not sure what you're getting at. Just stating that as of now, we're still in every major competition we were in at the start of the season and we're sitting where we were expected to be in the league, maybe even higher. A lot of pundits predicted 6th place.
Love how low expectations you've got :lol: Being behind Chelsea, with a completely inexperienced manager that sold their star player whilst having a transfer ban is good now, and even above expectations after what you spent in the summer? Great :thup:

Tbf you can't judge fairly until the end of the season.

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« Reply #15934 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 11:34:38 AM »
how/what system does this guy play then?

He follows Cruyff (and Bielsa to a point), so either a 4-3-3 or 3-4-3 - he played a 3-4-3 mostly when at Betis - but if they need to seriously press then its a 3-4-1-2 - with this Barca team being a bit slow, I'd be surprised if the doesn't go with a 3-4-3 - ala us with Rafa - with the 2 either side of the forward tucked in - this should benefit both Messi and Griezmann - shame they don't have Countinho right now, could have benefitted a lot

Its possession based football with a cutting edge - not passing for the sake of passing  - with better players, he should be able to implement this quite well

And he is the biggest fan of Messi on the planet  :lol:

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« Reply #15935 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 11:51:27 AM »
I like him, I just think he comes at the very worst moment, midway into the season, with a restless dressing room (and he doesn't have the resume to command instant respect), and if the season unravels he won't get a chance.
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« Reply #15936 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 11:53:18 AM »
Impressive :lol:

Not sure what you're getting at. Just stating that as of now, we're still in every major competition we were in at the start of the season and we're sitting where we were expected to be in the league, maybe even higher. A lot of pundits predicted 6th place.
Love how low expectations you've got :lol: Being behind Chelsea, with a completely inexperienced manager that sold their star player whilst having a transfer ban is good now, and even above expectations after what you spent in the summer? Great :thup:

Chelsea started really well and Abraham is having a breakout year. Can't hold that against them. Our star player has been injured all year, and a 20+ a year striker was sold. According to everyone on here we have a s****, inexperienced manager also. We've also played Chelsea 3 times in 3 different competitions and won all 3, scoring 8 and conceding once? We'll catch Chelsea.

What about Spurs? Based on the opinion on here, far better coach than us, similar net spend to us in the Summer? Arsenal?

I don't have low expectations, I have realistic ones. Expected to be in a fight for 4th which is what is happening. I'm also optimistic mind. We have the youngest squad in the league and we'll be adding real quality to it in the Summer and hopefully in January.

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« Reply #15937 on: Thursday 16 January 2020, 02:08:16 PM »
Star player = pogba?
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« Reply #15938 on: Thursday 16 January 2020, 02:16:19 PM »
Yes sir. He's a ballbag but we're infinitely better when he's in the team.