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Offline ScalleysDad

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Blimey. I want to be a football manager.
« on: October 12, 2019, 07:37:08 PM »
So Ranieri gets yet another gig in Italy as "the former Leicester and Chelsea manager" becomes the Sampdoria boss. I think they might be leaving us out on purpose so as to not crush his cv. I wonder if he took files and a strategy plan to this interview.
It's a merry ground gone completely mad.

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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 08:25:52 PM »
I saw the news on Sky Sports and he was definitely mentioned with regard to us as it showed him at our training ground, gesticulating wildly to God knows who. How someone still thinks he is employable is completely beyond me. Moreover why does he bother also? He can't need the money. Maybe he still foolishly believes he has something to offer the game?

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 08:32:45 PM »
It is staggering that he still gets a job.  :doh:

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2019, 09:01:44 PM »
It is staggering that he still gets a job.  :doh:

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That reminds me, is the mad German still employed??

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 09:20:19 PM »
It is staggering that he still gets a job.  :doh:

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That reminds me, is the mad German still employed??
    yes she is still the chancellor of germany

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2019, 09:43:24 PM »
It is staggering that he still gets a job.  :doh:

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That reminds me, is the mad German still employed??
    yes she is still the chancellor of germany


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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 05:06:50 AM »
Yes he did horribly at Fulham but he has one of the most remarkable managerial achievements ever with Leicester. You can't take that away from him.

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2019, 07:45:32 AM »
Yes he did horribly at Fulham but he has one of the most remarkable managerial achievements ever with Leicester. You can't take that away from him.

True... we always talked about the need for players to gel with each other.

The coach, backroom staff and upper management also need to understand, have aligned goals and work as a team with each other.

Parker looks like a good fit with Tony Khan's style of management... so far:)

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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2019, 05:37:24 PM »
It is staggering that he still gets a job.  :doh:

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Maybe so, and he certainly tanked at FFC, but you can never take away from him that Championship Season.  He'll be able to trade off that for some time to come, and probably deservedly so.  Maybe Leicester too quick to sack him?


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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2019, 07:50:53 PM »
It is staggering that he still gets a job.  :doh:

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Maybe so, and he certainly tanked at FFC, but you can never take away from him that Championship Season.  He'll be able to trade off that for some time to come, and probably deservedly so.  Maybe Leicester too quick to sack him?


Maybe one day when we are all really bored we can revisit the 'Pearson built a team, Ranieri rode it, Ranieri lost it' topic. Quite clearly a decent chap who loves his Mum but as a coach nurturing and developing talent and maintaining the highest levels required he has rather blagged it.

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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2019, 11:38:09 AM »
I saw the news on Sky Sports and he was definitely mentioned with regard to us as it showed him at our training ground, gesticulating wildly to God knows who. How someone still thinks he is employable is completely beyond me. Moreover why does he bother also? He can't need the money. Maybe he still foolishly believes he has something to offer the game?

Starting to sound a lot like Liverpool fans talking about Hodgson.

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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2019, 04:18:40 PM »
It is staggering that he still gets a job.  :doh:

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Maybe so, and he certainly tanked at FFC, but you can never take away from him that Championship Season.  He'll be able to trade off that for some time to come, and probably deservedly so.  Maybe Leicester too quick to sack him?


Maybe one day when we are all really bored we can revisit the 'Pearson built a team, Ranieri rode it, Ranieri lost it' topic. Quite clearly a decent chap who loves his Mum but as a coach nurturing and developing talent and maintaining the highest levels required he has rather blagged it.

That was a wonderful season but I think Craig Shakespeare had a lot to do with it. He had been Pearson's right hand man. Then the following season the original tinker man tried to change the style. When it became A Comedy of Errors for him it was Alas poor Claudio and Shakespeare took over and went back to the old style of play and they picked up....until he got sacked!   :doh: 

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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2019, 04:25:54 PM »
It is staggering that he still gets a job.  :doh:

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Maybe so, and he certainly tanked at FFC, but you can never take away from him that Championship Season.  He'll be able to trade off that for some time to come, and probably deservedly so.  Maybe Leicester too quick to sack him?


Maybe one day when we are all really bored we can revisit the 'Pearson built a team, Ranieri rode it, Ranieri lost it' topic. Quite clearly a decent chap who loves his Mum but as a coach nurturing and developing talent and maintaining the highest levels required he has rather blagged it.

Don't get me wrong, he is certainly under scrutiny as a top coach, and you raise valid arguments.  I thought his (mis)handling of R. Sess was very telling.  BUT, even if all he did was "ride it", still a major accomplishment.  Winning that league is no easy thing, as we all know, and that team came out of nowhere, not on anyones radar to even finish top half.  I suspect he can still trade on that.

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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2019, 04:28:49 PM »
While we're on the topic of football manager, if Cottagers come out and lay an egg v Stoke, I will be very disappointed, and I think you would have to look at Parker and his staff.

The club has two full weeks to prepare.  I know ALL the games are tough, there is never a 'given', but Stoke is struggling and this is an opportune time for FFC to get back in the race.  Based on schedule strength/opponents to be faced, it's reasonable to expect wins over the next four games, assuming we still think FFC can capture top two this campaign. 

It's all about preparation and focus heading into this Stoke tilt.  Fingers crossed FFC can capture three points and start riding a winning wave.  COYW!

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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2019, 07:08:39 PM »
While we're on the topic of football manager, if Cottagers come out and lay an egg v Stoke, I will be very disappointed, and I think you would have to look at Parker and his staff.

The club has two full weeks to prepare.  I know ALL the games are tough, there is never a 'given', but Stoke is struggling and this is an opportune time for FFC to get back in the race.  Based on schedule strength/opponents to be faced, it's reasonable to expect wins over the next four games, assuming we still think FFC can capture top two this campaign. 

It's all about preparation and focus heading into this Stoke tilt.  Fingers crossed FFC can capture three points and start riding a winning wave.  COYW!

You know how much time Stoke has to prepare? It's also two weeks. Should we really have these talks about questioning SP every time we may happen to have a bad result? And also, we are already in the race, just have a look at the table.


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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2019, 05:00:42 PM »
While we're on the topic of football manager, if Cottagers come out and lay an egg v Stoke, I will be very disappointed, and I think you would have to look at Parker and his staff.

The club has two full weeks to prepare.  I know ALL the games are tough, there is never a 'given', but Stoke is struggling and this is an opportune time for FFC to get back in the race.  Based on schedule strength/opponents to be faced, it's reasonable to expect wins over the next four games, assuming we still think FFC can capture top two this campaign. 

It's all about preparation and focus heading into this Stoke tilt.  Fingers crossed FFC can capture three points and start riding a winning wave.  COYW!

You know how much time Stoke has to prepare? It's also two weeks. Should we really have these talks about questioning SP every time we may happen to have a bad result? And also, we are already in the race, just have a look at the table.

I think critique can be justified.  I think most here have an expectation of promotion this season.  This begins a stretch of games (next 4) that could see FFC top two.  I would like to see a 'good', complete game, even if they should happen to lose or draw.  We really have yet to see a solid 90 minute performance.  We've seen several very good 'halves', but still waiting for this team to put things all together.  Can't cry over spilt milk (points dropped over 1st 8) at this point, and yes, Stoke has time to prepare too, but if FFC has desires of promotion, I think it's about time we start seeing some progress regards a solid 90 minutes.

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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2019, 04:56:09 PM »
Yep, I would say FFC slayed an egg v Stoke.  Terribly disappointing result.  Not good.