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He was also heavy on Kershbaumer, basically thinking we should make him one of our main men for the two or so years he played for us...

Kersh is an example where stats alone can't identify a player, as he did genuinely have really good numbers for assists, key passes etc, even with us. But he didn't really offer anything else, we'd be weaker as a team with him playing despite some effective through balls. It's a lesson in needing to use traditional scouting once a target has been identified, rather than just relying on the data which we definitely did that summer...

Knutsen has carried on developing his stats models and the company over the last 5 years, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say that his judgement has likely improved. He is still a good follow on Twitter and is very positive about us on the whole. But you can't see his recruitment here as a success when Colin was probably the only real success story, Woods was airlifted in once we knew it wasn't working.
 

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Did he have anything to do with manager choices?

Re-Invipai's comments we can always look back on things we were right about and forgot those we were wrong about. But during the firs (Ipswich) game of the season it looked worrying.
 

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Did he have anything to do with manager choices?

Re-Invipai's comments we can always look back on things we were right about and forgot those we were wrong about. But during the firs (Ipswich) game of the season it looked worrying.
He's on here - he told us no.
 

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Did he have anything to do with manager choices?

Re-Invipai's comments we can always look back on things we were right about and forgot those we were wrong about. But during the firs (Ipswich) game of the season it looked worrying.
He completely opposed Dean Smith’s appointment and Knutson was toast three months after he arrived. Make of that what you will. His twitter posts passim have proved he’s not let go.
 
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He completely opposed Dean Smith’s appointment and Knutson was toast three months after he arrived. Make of that what you will. His twitter posts passim have proved he’s not let go.
Who was his choice then?
 

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He completely opposed Dean Smith’s appointment and Knutson was toast three months after he arrived. Make of that what you will. His twitter posts passim have proved he’s not let go.
He wasn't very positive on that podcast.
 

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Anyone know which players we signed that Knutson was involved in?

Would be good to see a list to break down the successes and failures.
 

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Anyone know which players we signed that Knutson was involved in?

Would be good to see a list to break down the successes and failures.
That sounds like a student project...
 

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Anyone know which players we signed that Knutson was involved in?

Would be good to see a list to break down the successes and failures.
According to linked in he was with us between Oct 2014 and March 2016 and pre season after losing to boro in the play offs was when we recruited marinus as manager and signed KK , gogia, Hoffman, holdack, barbet, Ryan Williams, Josh mc, bjelland, vibe,Colin and woods..

We also loaned in canos djuricin and swift

We also signed Jack O'Connell in feb 2015 yet in that podcast TK claimed not to have known anything about him
 
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Anyone know which players we signed that Knutson was involved in?

Would be good to see a list to break down the successes and failures.
See further up the thread. Read it from the start.
 

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Yeah Pep Clotet was seen as quite an up and coming choice at the time, but in retrospect I think we are all glad that didn't happen.

Wasn't it the case that we offered him the position, but he kept stalling to see if the position at Swansea would open up so we just pulled the plug and moved onto Dean Smith instead? Was never fully clear on it but it seemed that way.
 

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Yeah Pep Clotet was seen as quite an up and coming choice at the time, but in retrospect I think we are all glad that didn't happen.

Wasn't it the case that we offered him the position, but he kept stalling to see if the position at Swansea would open up so we just pulled the plug and moved onto Dean Smith instead? Was never fully clear on it but it seemed that way.
I think he was being loyal to his mate Garry Monk, who now hates his guts, so that turned out well. He probably still has sleepless nights about turning us down
 

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I think it shows the value of joining an unstable club with a reputation for swift sackings TBH. No one knows if he would have been better had he joined us instead
 

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I think it shows the value of joining an unstable club with a reputation for swift sackings TBH. No one knows if he would have been better had he joined us instead
He was rubbish at Oxford as well though.
 

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Found it interesting if you read through the lines Ted would eat himself if he was made of chocolate though.His mention of utilising the long throw as they do at Midtjylland could relate to Goode signing.Ted is not someone you could warm to.
 

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I think the long throw option is a useful variation. Puts opponents under even more pressure to clear their lines rather than just putting ball out
 

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