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Post by mcteeth » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:18 pm

Yeah I was going to post something similar and draw comparisons to Hurst. His record at Luton is exceptional but yeah dealing with the expectation at Stoke and some much bigger name players on big money with a lot more ego. He is far from destined to fail but definitely a lot of challenges stepping up.

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Post by mcteeth » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:29 am

Surprised it took Forest this long to can him, they love a sacking.

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Post by Dan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:55 pm

Interesting replacement though... Martin O'Neill takes over. The Forest fans I'm talking to don't seem too excited about that one.

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Post by mcteeth » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:25 pm

Legacy with Forest as a player but I'd be seriously underwhelmed appointing O'Neil these days. He's been pretty disappointing at Sunderland and ROI and some of the things that have come out about training and so forth don't make good reading.

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Post by Darth Rover » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:06 pm

Ethiaa wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:04 pm
David Wagner has gone. Nice bloke.
Wasnt he accused of fielding an under strength team when Rovers were facing relegation?

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Post by Ethiaa » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:36 am

Against Birmingham, yes. They'd got into the playoffs and were resting their team. That's up to them. The league and other teams are not in a position to be making value judgements on who a manager should be playing in which match. Nice != screws their own team to help a different one.

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Post by Dan » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:45 am

Ethiaa wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:04 pm
David Wagner has gone. Nice bloke.
A refreshingly open and honest statement from the chairman too:
"His achievements will rightly put him up there in Huddersfield Town history alongside great names like Herbert Chapman and Mick Buxton; legendary managers who changed the face of this club.
"As I have said previously, I had no intention of sacking David this season. Subsequently, David - being the great man he is - came to us and made it clear that he needs a break from the rigours of football management.
"We discussed making that change immediately, but he also made it clear he would give his all for the rest of this season before departing in the summer if we preferred.
"We all felt that David staying at the club until the end of the season was best, but we've kept discussions open and we all now feel that the time is right to part ways.
"I know the term 'mutual consent' is often a byword for the manager being sacked in professional football, but this is a truly joint decision. David has a real, genuine love for this club and, like me, his foremost concern in our talks has been to establish what is best for Huddersfield Town."

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Post by Darth Rover » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:10 pm

Ethiaa wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:36 am
Against Birmingham, yes. They'd got into the playoffs and were resting their team. That's up to them. The league and other teams are not in a position to be making value judgements on who a manager should be playing in which match. Nice != screws their own team to help a different one.
Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of contention for the Huddersfield job stating even he cannot save them. So it looks like Huddersfield will be playing championship football next season. Assuming that Rovers will somehow fail to make the play offs and the back door into the Premiership this season maybe our own very very nice bloke Tony Mowbray will oversee a victory or two over the Terriers next season. I agree Mr Wagner has done a splendid job and did what he had to do and why should he care about a club battling relegation. Maybe he did us favour.

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Re: Sack race

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:48 pm

Ethiaa wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:36 am
Against Birmingham, yes. They'd got into the playoffs and were resting their team. That's up to them. The league and other teams are not in a position to be making value judgements on who a manager should be playing in which match. Nice != screws their own team to help a different one.
Except there are occasions when they do just that. Ultimately it's unworkable - if it's in a team's interests to not give 100% they will find a way to do it, and any after-the-event sanctions will not benefit teams who are affected. But I was surprised the league didn't hand out a punishment all the same

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