Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Discuss all things Rovers related except...

Holy Poll-ie, I made a fooly of myself and made no poll

Option 1: The Igor Tudor Crested Pancake Gibbon
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18%
Option 2: The Klammering Kestrel Klub
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No votes
Option 3: Archimedes running around a bath house naked, shouting "I got it!"
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36%
Options, I have options. You'll see my options soon, and when you do see my options, you will be like "All of those options are optional." You will keep asking me, "How do you have all of these optional options?" I can't answer you because it's optional. So the option is on the table to make Rovers Great Again, and we will make Rovers Great Again by winning so much, it will be optional for us to win so much. We could just win a little, but we want to win bigly to the big league. And that's how French Stewart will make Rovers Great Again!
5
45%
 
Total votes: 11

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by mrblackbat » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:11 am

Have you considered that the players he picks might be the ones in our team putting in the most effort? What do you do if none of your players or the players available to you give a shit? Pick nobody and forfeit every game?

The things people put on managers is ridiculous in this age of massively overpaid journeymen.

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by Gaz » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:37 pm

mrblackbat wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:11 am
Have you considered that the players he picks might be the ones in our team putting in the most effort? What do you do if none of your players or the players available to you give a shit? Pick nobody and forfeit every game?

The things people put on managers is ridiculous in this age of massively overpaid journeymen.
Madness isn't it. Maybe just get rid of managers then and leave it to the players....

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by mrblackbat » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:29 pm

Might not be as crazy an idea as you think.

I don't recall ever playing football and being completely unable to do anything because there was no manager. Lack of any footballing ability, sure, but not because of no manager.

The fan opinion of what a manager can influence on the pitch is stupendously over inflated.

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by Gaz » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:04 pm

mrblackbat wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:29 pm
Might not be as crazy an idea as you think.

I don't recall ever playing football and being completely unable to do anything because there was no manager. Lack of any footballing ability, sure, but not because of no manager.

The fan opinion of what a manager can influence on the pitch is stupendously over inflated.
Quite possibly the biggest amount of shit I've ever read!

You are actually comparing probably playing football as a kid/Sunday league to professional footballers...fucking hilarious mate :doh:

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by mrblackbat » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:41 pm

Or: you have no sense of humour. ;)

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by Gibbon » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:05 pm

Will this:

a) turn into a 20 page argument
b) turn into a 30 page argument
c) kestrel

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by mrblackbat » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:41 am

D) Let me tell you about arguments. We have so many arguments available right now let me tell you. The number of arguments is yuuuge. I have so many arguments, I have them all over the place. The Chinese have great arguments. Their arguments are so much better than our arguments, its like... Take Lionel Messi and have him play in your Sunday league team, that's the difference between Chinese arguments and our arguments.

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by Rover the Top » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:28 am

Gaz wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:04 pm
mrblackbat wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:29 pm
Might not be as crazy an idea as you think.

I don't recall ever playing football and being completely unable to do anything because there was no manager. Lack of any footballing ability, sure, but not because of no manager.

The fan opinion of what a manager can influence on the pitch is stupendously over inflated.
Quite possibly the biggest amount of shit I've ever read!

You are actually comparing probably playing football as a kid/Sunday league to professional footballers...fucking hilarious mate :doh:
So what, you think managers control professional players with a joystick or something? :shrug: Whether it's a Premier League player or just a kid on a school yard, someone watching has no control over whether they hit a sublime pass, slice the ball, run the full length of the pitch or fall flat on their arse. We have a poor squad compared to what we're accustomed to, not capable of putting in the performances we want on a regular basis. Managers have become scapegoats for too much beyond their control, it defies logic.

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by Gaz » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:50 am

Rover the Top wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:28 am
Gaz wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:04 pm
mrblackbat wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:29 pm
Might not be as crazy an idea as you think.

I don't recall ever playing football and being completely unable to do anything because there was no manager. Lack of any footballing ability, sure, but not because of no manager.

The fan opinion of what a manager can influence on the pitch is stupendously over inflated.
Quite possibly the biggest amount of shit I've ever read!

You are actually comparing probably playing football as a kid/Sunday league to professional footballers...fucking hilarious mate :doh:
So what, you think managers control professional players with a joystick or something? :shrug: Whether it's a Premier League player or just a kid on a school yard, someone watching has no control over whether they hit a sublime pass, slice the ball, run the full length of the pitch or fall flat on their arse. We have a poor squad compared to what we're accustomed to, not capable of putting in the performances we want on a regular basis. Managers have become scapegoats for too much beyond their control, it defies logic.
Talk about point missed...

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by Rover the Top » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:52 am

Gaz wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:50 am

Talk about point missed...
Yes I think everyone can see you missed it.

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by Gaz » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:22 am

Rover the Top wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:52 am
[quote=Gaz post_id=238158 time=<a href="tel:1508140258">1508140258</a> user_id=142]

Talk about point missed...
Yes I think everyone can see you missed it.
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And what point was that?

You are focussing on a managers control of a game on match day, and completely disregarded everything else I.e. the training/coaching in the week...the tactics...the formation...I could go on...

I'd also argue a manager can massively influence results/performances during a game (substitutions and tactical changes)

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by mrblackbat » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:15 pm

mrblackbat wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:41 pm
Or: you have no sense of humour. ;)
Or: you have no sense of humour. :|

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:58 pm

mrblackbat wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:41 am
D) Let me tell you about arguments. We have so many arguments available right now let me tell you. The number of arguments is yuuuge. I have so many arguments, I have them all over the place. The Chinese have great arguments. Their arguments are so much better than our arguments, its like... Take Lionel Messi and have him play in your Sunday league team, that's the difference between Chinese arguments and our arguments.

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by mrblackbat » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:01 pm

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Re: Oldham Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Sat 12/10 2017 @ 3 pm

Post by Stanleyrover » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:56 am

Maybe if we ask Sir Alex to come out of retirement and coach us, we will become Premier League standard again!! Maybe we just have players with not much talent anymore. Managers can only do so much to help players..it is not rocket science..just kick, run and kick again.

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