Managerial Moves 2020/21

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He asked “how many “ you can’t answer a how many question with a town name!

“Right Smiffy let's try again shall we? This is called adding. If I have two beans, and then I add two more beans, what do I have?“

“a very small casserole nocoat “
 

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He asked “how many “ you can’t answer a how may question with Wigan man !

“Right Smiffy let's try again shall we? This is called adding. If I have two beans, and then I add two more beans, what do I have?“

“a very small casserole nocoat “

It was just a conversation starter...

Coventry.
 

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He asked “how many “ you can’t answer a how many question with a town name!

“Right Smiffy let's try again shall we? This is called adding. If I have two beans, and then I add two more beans, what do I have?“

“a very small casserole nocoat “
A bean stalk if you throw them out of the window.
 

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At Chelsea you have every chance of being sacked even if you win competitions. He's had a year and a half there and not threatened to win anything, that's despite spending £200m last summer. Therefore, the axe is probably being sharpened in preperation.
 

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At Chelsea you have every chance of being sacked even if you win competitions. He's had a year and a half there and not threatened to win anything, that's despite spending £200m last summer. Therefore, the axe is probably being sharpened in preperation.

I think taking the lead in an FA Cup Final can be seen as somewhat of a threat!
 
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At Chelsea you have every chance of being sacked even if you win competitions. He's had a year and a half there and not threatened to win anything, that's despite spending £200m last summer. Therefore, the axe is probably being sharpened in preperation.
I'm sure you're right about his position being under severe threat, but tbf that £200m spending is misleading, since due to a transfer ban, they weren't able to sign any new* players in 2019/20. (They had spent £150m in 2018/19)


* - They signed Kovacic permanently, but he had been there on loan the whole of the previous season.
 

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Always thought it was a strange appointment in the first place and purely based on his playing and populist legacy. He had no managerial experience other than a year scraping Derby to safety (another strange appointment IMO). Like many top players in the past he's one who just doesn't seem to cut it as a manager. Looks lost and clueless a lot of the time to me.
 

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Always thought it was a strange appointment in the first place and purely based on his playing and populist legacy. He had no managerial experience other than a year scraping Derby to safety (another strange appointment IMO). Like many top players in the past he's one who just doesn't seem to cut it as a manager. Looks lost and clueless a lot of the time to me.
To be fair he did get Derby to the play off final so slightly more than scraping them to safety, though I agree it was a strange appointment by Chelsea.
 

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To be fair he did get Derby to the play off final so slightly more than scraping them to safety, though I agree it was a strange appointment by Chelsea.
Chelsea just wanted a safe pair of hands during the transfer embargo knowing they wouldn't be able to attract a top manager if they can't sign players.

They now just need a way to get him out.
 
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To be fair he did get Derby to the play off final so slightly more than scraping them to safety, though I agree it was a strange appointment by Chelsea.
I'm sure the Transfer Ban had something to do with it. For with Chelsea having such a name for being a Sacking Club at the best of times, I suspect a few of the usual Big Names were wary about taking the job just then if they couldn't at least bring in a few players of their own choice.

Whereas for Lampard it was an offer he couldn't refuse at a club where the fans would always give him a chance; while for Chelsea it was a "shot to nothing".

I actually think he hasn't done that badly, all things considered, who might possibly "do a Solksjaer" for them if given time?
 

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I'm sure the Transfer Ban had something to do with it. For with Chelsea having such a name for being a Sacking Club at the best of times, I suspect a few of the usual Big Names were wary about taking the job just then if they couldn't at least bring in a few players of their own choice.

Whereas for Lampard it was an offer he couldn't refuse at a club where the fans would always give him a chance; while for Chelsea it was a "shot to nothing".

I actually think he hasn't done that badly, all things considered, who might possibly "do a Solksjaer" for them if given time?

yeah I’m surprised the wagons are circling so soon. He isn’t in bottom half and these things take time. No sleep lost if he is booted out but equally there have been so many cases of Standing by a manager and they go on to do great things
 

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Harris at Cardiff must be close...... losing to the sh*te this evening!! 😡😂
 
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If you take the Big 4 as Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea, 24 other clubs have won the League, FA Cup.or League Cup since 1970.
(Yes, I'm bored.)
I probably should have said 5 as Arsenal need to be included, although Man City & Chelsea are there because of their money spending ownership, The other 3 have spent huge sums too but more in a generating income basis as global brand. If you include Arsenal as I woudl, how many trophies have been won and how many teams have been in top division during that 50 year period? There have been a few clubs winning a few FA cups and League cups, but generally those 5 clubs are there or there abouts in each competition. The odd single league title was won and only Forest won it more than once?
 

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I probably should have said 5 as Arsenal need to be included, although Man City & Chelsea are there because of their money spending ownership, The other 3 have spent huge sums too but more in a generating income basis as global brand. If you include Arsenal as I woudl, how many trophies have been won and how many teams have been in top division during that 50 year period? There have been a few clubs winning a few FA cups and League cups, but generally those 5 clubs are there or there abouts in each competition. The odd single league title was won and only Forest won it more than once?
Derby and Dirty Leeds have also won the League twice since 1970 - but at least as far as the League is concerned I wouldn't argue with your point that the Champions League places have all been pretty predictable for a few years now, and that nothing much looks likely to change for a while.
 

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Derby and Dirty Leeds have also won the League twice since 1970 - but at least as far as the League is concerned I wouldn't argue with your point that the Champions League places have all been pretty predictable for a few years now, and that nothing much looks likely to change for a while.
And Everton. Forest only won it once. There are also teams all the way down to the National League who’ve been in the PL, let alone the top division since 1970.
 

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Said he wouldn't last long!! :ROFLMAO:
 

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Harris gone and gone and gone (once for each of Sergi’s goals, to the tune of the old Ariston ad).
 

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Surely Millwall will be seeing the back of Rowett soon despite their win last night - 2 wins in 16 league games.
 

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OK. So who's going to start the rumour that Cardiff want Thomas :)
Rumours need to have at least a tiny grain of plausibility to gain traction.
 

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Rumours need to have at least a tiny grain of plausibility to gain traction.

I'm sure there will be someone from the "Frank out" faction that will be desperate to start one!
 

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They’ve been rather quiet recently, thankfully.
They'll be back when the team is announced for Sunday's game
 

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If we lose to Swansea people will be wanting him out...especially if there was one player in the starting lineup that they'd rather not play...

I'd be surprised if Millwall got rid of Rowett though. This season is too late realistically to make a charge, and they don't purely think in the short term. I'm not sure what they'd gain by getting rid of him.
 

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And Everton. Forest only won it once. There are also teams all the way down to the National League who’ve been in the PL, let alone the top division since 1970.

who?! I’ve been racking my brain who from the national league have been in the PL?!
 
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who?! I’ve been racking my brain who from the national league have been in the PL?!
Other than arguably Wimbledon (actually a different club so doesn't count imo), none of the 49 clubs who've played in the PL have been down in the NL:
List of Premier League clubs - Wikipedia
Though Bolton and Oldham have pushed it recently.
 

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who?! I’ve been racking my brain who from the national league have been in the PL?!
Gah, I meant Notts County but realised they got relegated the final season of the old system.

Oldham and Bolton are the current lowest placed PL teams.
 
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Carlisle?, or was that pre-prem?
Just a bit!
Recalling Carlisle United's legendary First Division stint in 1974/75
Though as that piece points out, Bill Shankly, branded Carlisle's climb to the top as "the greatest feat in the history of the game."
Shankly both played for Carlisle (1932/33) and managed them (1949-51).

Though I'll give you the NL - I'd forgotten that they dropped down to the Conference Premier for season 2004/05, coming straight back up via the play-offs after one season:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Carlisle_United_F.C._seasons
 

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Gah, I meant Notts County but realised they got relegated the final season of the old system.

Oldham and Bolton are the current lowest placed PL teams.

Actually Bradford are, but they're all pretty close in the league at the moment.
 

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Actually Bradford are, but they're all pretty close in the league at the moment.
Right you are! Though I think Grimsby were a top flight club when we last were and they’re lower and they’ve also been down in non-league too.
 

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Just heard on the radio that Mick McCarthy set to be appointed Cardiff manager - staggering lol
Amazing that these managers keep failing, get the sack, and then get another job.
 

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Slade > Trollope > Warnock > Harris > McCarthy

That's not really a progression, is it?
 
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No 😂 even cardiff dont deserve that or do they 🤪
OK, he's never been/going to be a top notch manager, but if you look at his actual record, it's not that bad for this level:
Mick McCarthy - Wikipedia

And if his style of play is distinctly agricultural, that merely reflects the fact that he's taken over at clubs which were in trouble and with no money to spend. A bit like Cardiff, in fact.
 
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