Thomas Frank - Signs to June 2023

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Statistically, he must be our best Manager/Head Coach since WW2? I can only recall the one bad run right at the start of his tenure.
Thankyou TF, whatever happens this month.

48% win percentage.

Managed: 144. W 69 D 35 L 40

Warburton was 50% but managed only 78 matches.

Smith managed 144 also. “Only” a 39.6% win percentage.

TF is certainly the best manager/coach in post-war era.
 

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48% win percentage.

Managed: 144. W 69 D 35 L 40

Warburton was 50% but managed only 78 matches.

Smith managed 144 also. “Only” a 39.6% win percentage.

TF is certainly the best manager/coach in post-war era.
Would be even better if he didn't have to deal with losing our best players and bedding in new ones.
 

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Thank you Thomas for another great season. You lost our two best players and only acquired one replacement but what a great choice.
87 points, third place, the leagues highest scorers and second best goal difference.
Superb effort regardless of what happens from here in. Only teams to finish above us were relegated teams with Parachute payments and players on massive salaries we couldn’t come near paying.
I’d love to see the posts of the gloom and doom merchants and the experts who were saying he should be sacked a few weeks ago and that we didn’t buy the right players in the summer.
 

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Thank you Thomas for another great season. You lost our two best players and only acquired one replacement but what a great choice.
87 points, third place, the leagues highest scorers and second best goal difference.
Superb effort regardless of what happens from here in. Only teams to finish above us were relegated teams with Parachute payments and players on massive salaries we couldn’t come near paying.
I’d love to see the posts of the gloom and doom merchants and the experts who were saying he should be sacked a few weeks ago and that we didn’t buy the right players in the summer.
:bounce::love:
 

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Thank you Thomas for another great season. You lost our two best players and only acquired one replacement but what a great choice.
87 points, third place, the leagues highest scorers and second best goal difference.
Superb effort regardless of what happens from here in. Only teams to finish above us were relegated teams with Parachute payments and players on massive salaries we couldn’t come near paying.
I’d love to see the posts of the gloom and doom merchants and the experts who were saying he should be sacked a few weeks ago and that we didn’t buy the right players in the summer.

not to mention a league cup SEMI FINAL!!
 

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Yep. It's insane there are still people on social media wanting Frank Out. Remember a load of people wanting to replace him with Chris Hughton.. Look how he's doing.. Sometimes sadly people just can't see what we've got til it's gone.
 

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Football365 aren’t sitting on the fence with their opinion of TF. Is this a click bait site?


“To be Frank, the manager is still a big part behind why Brentford are not already plying their trade in the top flight. Many still quantify Brentford’s success to the Dane, but their greatness is largely misunderstood. Brentford are succeeding despite Frank, not because of him...”
 

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Football365 aren’t sitting on the fence with their opinion of TF. Is this a click bait site?


“To be Frank, the manager is still a big part behind why Brentford are not already plying their trade in the top flight. Many still quantify Brentford’s success to the Dane, but their greatness is largely misunderstood. Brentford are succeeding despite Frank, not because of him...”

Strange take on it!
 

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Yep. It's insane there are still people on social media wanting Frank Out. Remember a load of people wanting to replace him with Chris Hughton.. Look how he's doing.. Sometimes sadly people just can't see what we've got til it's gone.
But … he’s not British, and he has a university degree … that causes problems for some people…
 

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Football365 aren’t sitting on the fence with their opinion of TF. Is this a click bait site?


“To be Frank, the manager is still a big part behind why Brentford are not already plying their trade in the top flight. Many still quantify Brentford’s success to the Dane, but their greatness is largely misunderstood. Brentford are succeeding despite Frank, not because of him...”
Yes
 

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Football365 aren’t sitting on the fence with their opinion of TF. Is this a click bait site?


“To be Frank, the manager is still a big part behind why Brentford are not already plying their trade in the top flight. Many still quantify Brentford’s success to the Dane, but their greatness is largely misunderstood. Brentford are succeeding despite Frank, not because of him...”

I saw that. Think it’s written by one of the few remaining Frank out mob on Twitter..

this link shows much better just what an incredible job Frank has done...

 

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This week is about the play off's and lets hope Thomas finishes the job over the next couple of weeks. He has achieved a remarkable amount with us; developed players to become assets and first team regulars; yes tactics wise I'm still not 100% convinced but I hope he is able to put that to bed against Woodgate and maybe in a big final; the squad is good enough, at this stage of the competition tactics will be key to get that extra 5%.

Without going on and on lol, my point is Thomas was hired as the mid to long replacement for Dean Smith. The appointment of Steven Pressley today on the face of it ticks most boxes for the role of Head Coach of BFC. I'd never expect our model to attract someone who's reputation is high as we've a unique model; we'd always be looking at hidden gem like we do with our players. The number one requirement would be developing players and being an innovative football coach - Pressley is a very impressive appointment; I rate him very highly and I presume he'll have some input into Thomas's first team preparations next season.

I hope Thomas wins promotion; and no matter what happens he remains with us for a number of years; but we're a club that looks ahead and it's possible the club has hired it's new long term Head Coach today.
 
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This week is about the play off's and lets hope Thomas finishes the job over the next couple of weeks. He has achieved a remarkable amount with us; developed players to become assets and first team regulars; yes tactics wise I'm still not 100% convinced but I hope he is able to put that to bed against Woodgate and maybe in a big final; the squad is good enough, at this stage of the competition tactics will be key to get that extra 5%.

Without going on and on lol, my point is Thomas was hired as the mid to long replacement for Dean Smith. The appointment of Steven Pressley today on the face of it ticks most boxes for the role of Head Coach of BFC. I'd never expect our model to attract someone who's reputation is high as we've a unique model; we'd always be looking at hidden gem like we do with our players. The number one requirement would be developing players and being an innovative football coach - Pressley is a very impressive appointment; I rate him very highly and I presume he'll have some input into Thomas's first team preparations next season.

I hope Thomas wins promotion; and no matter what happens he remains with us for a number of years; but we're a club that looks ahead and it's possible the club has hired it's new long term Head Coach today.

2 failures as Manager I believe, not sure why you consider it such an impressive appointment?? With no inside knowledge whatsoever I would not be surprised if Kevin was considered the likely replacement when Thomas leaves.
 

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2 failures as Manager I believe, not sure why you consider it such an impressive appointment?? With no inside knowledge whatsoever I would not be surprised if Kevin was considered the likely replacement when Thomas leaves.
I'm certain the appointment of Thomas' successor will be entirely unemotional.
 

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A few Palace supporting mates of mine are hoping they can nick him in the summer what with Hodgson being out of contract, half their team too. They think he can find them the jewels and get them playing the right way.

Why does every set of fan always think it's the manager who chooses the signings. Clubs increasingly are using their own people for it and we're very public about that fact here. Palace do need something new though, but not sure Frank is the answer to be honest.
 

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This week is about the play off's and lets hope Thomas finishes the job over the next couple of weeks. He has achieved a remarkable amount with us; developed players to become assets and first team regulars; yes tactics wise I'm still not 100% convinced but I hope he is able to put that to bed against Woodgate and maybe in a big final; the squad is good enough, at this stage of the competition tactics will be key to get that extra 5%.

Without going on and on lol, my point is Thomas was hired as the mid to long replacement for Dean Smith. The appointment of Steven Pressley today on the face of it ticks most boxes for the role of Head Coach of BFC. I'd never expect our model to attract someone who's reputation is high as we've a unique model; we'd always be looking at hidden gem like we do with our players. The number one requirement would be developing players and being an innovative football coach - Pressley is a very impressive appointment; I rate him very highly and I presume he'll have some input into Thomas's first team preparations next season.

I hope Thomas wins promotion; and no matter what happens he remains with us for a number of years; but we're a club that looks ahead and it's possible the club has hired it's new long term Head Coach today.
You need to stop speculating and you have no clue what is going to happen, just like the rest of us.
 

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You need to stop speculating and you have no clue what is going to happen, just like the rest of us.

Sounds like you're telling me off lol

No but football is all about opinions. My point is Thomas was hired by the club who ultimately took over from Dean Smith when that time came; Pressley has been hired whilst Thomas is still with us and will work within the club..................🤷‍♂️.

Not every opinion is right; it isn't speculating but what is true is it's a similar move to that we've made in the past, it's an interesting move and I don't think I'll be a million miles away from my theory but time will tell and it is certainly for another day; hopefully a day well in the distance.
 

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After losing Watkins and Benrahma, I was quite certain that Christian Nørgaard, Rico Henry, Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock, Josh Da Silva and Bryan Mbeumo were the clear favorites to win 'Player of the season'. Almost all of them has been out of contention due to injuries. Fair play to Thomas Frank (and the entire coaching staff) for still finishing convincingly 3rd while developing the team.
 

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After losing Watkins and Benrahma, I was quite certain that Christian Nørgaard, Rico Henry, Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock, Josh Da Silva and Bryan Mbeumo were the clear favorites to win 'Player of the season'. Almost all of them has been out of contention due to injuries. Fair play to Thomas Frank (and the entire coaching staff) for still finishing convincingly 3rd while developing the team.

As an outsider to your player of the year. Janet
 

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Is there any way we, the fans, on GPG can possibly send out our message of support and encouragement to Thomas and the boys for the second leg?

I think we may have done something like this previously, our personal messages can be sent to the team prior to Saturday's return match. I realise our

support in the stadium will make enough noise to spur the team to victory. However , by writing something inspirational & from the heart,

might show the boys how much promotion would mean to our fans and the love we have for our club. This might indeed give Thomas and the boys,

that extra motivation & push they need to see the job through - who knows, it might make the difference they need! Just a thought!
 

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Is there any way we, the fans, on GPG can possibly send out our message of support and encouragement to Thomas and the boys for the second leg?

I think we may have done something like this previously, our personal messages can be sent to the team prior to Saturday's return match. I realise our

support in the stadium will make enough noise to spur the team to victory. However , by writing something inspirational & from the heart,

might show the boys how much promotion would mean to our fans and the love we have for our club. This might indeed give Thomas and the boys,

that extra motivation & push they need to see the job through - who knows, it might make the difference they need! Just a thought!
Decent idea, but I think the huge promotion bonus clauses in the player's contracts (including those that'll be off in June) should give them all the "motivation" they need.........
 

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Wonder if Saturday will be his last game in charge?
 

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Decent idea, but I think the huge promotion bonus clauses in the player's contracts (including those that'll be off in June) should give them all the "motivation" they need.........
Perhaps we should all wave £50 notes instead of making noise, then.
 

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I guess Micky Adams would have been the last to make the list?
 

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One of the best 50 managers in the world, according to FourFourTwo


Let that sink in. Brentford have one of the best 50 managers (head coach). In the world.

Yet we still have idiot supporters who want rid of him.
Wow what an honour for him, that's a serious achievement to be fair... FourFourTwo are a bit of a modern football institution.

Hopefully will serve as a bit of a reality check for the morons who want him gone every week. Our current and previous coaches are in the top 50 in the world, I reckon our recruitment model know what they're doing after all ;)

I hope he stays even if we don't make it this year.
 

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he doesnt attend training ?, that's bollox innit ?

It says he doesn't "join in" which is different to not attending. I think he's very much a hands on coach but is probably worried he'd lose authority if the players actually saw him play.
 
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