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  1. #1 Eternal Flame Rival Watch 2017/18 
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    Rival Watch continued......
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyZidane View Post
    And continuing the insane managerial-merry-go-round of the PL we now have De Boer and Bilic linked with the Swansea job.
    You remember De Boer and Bilic, they were sacked from other PL clubs earlier in the season and whose jobs were taken by other managers who had themselves been sacked by other clubs even earlier in the season.
    At the end of this season all the managers who were there at the start of the season will still be PL managers except they'll be at the clubs that the others started from.
    It's enough to make you gozzy.
    The problem they seem to be facing is that the managers who are doing alright, who haven't been sacked - if one of these clubs come sniffing around they're just being told to get lost. For which I have to say, good on them. Well done to the likes of Burnley and Watford.

    And because the clubs who are sacking managers are also usually, almost by definition, struggling - there doesn't seem to be a lot they can do about it.

    So they choose from the managers who are available - despite the very obvious reasons for their availability.

    At best these managers are specialists in avoiding relegation - but even if that's achieved they're just as likely to find themselves in the same hole 12 months later.

    And round and round it goes.

    Sacking managers mid-season may well bring short term results but it runs a serious risk of becoming a recurring theme.

    Thank goodness we were able to get Klopp.
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    That was quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ***Stuzzza*** View Post
    The problem they seem to be facing is that the managers who are doing alright, who haven't been sacked - if one of these clubs come sniffing around they're just being told to get lost. For which I have to say, good on them. Well done to the likes of Burnley and Watford.

    And because the clubs who are sacking managers are also usually, almost by definition, struggling - there doesn't seem to be a lot they can do about it.

    So they choose from the managers who are available - despite the very obvious reasons for their availability.

    At best these managers are specialists in avoiding relegation - but even if that's achieved they're just as likely to find themselves in the same hole 12 months later.

    And round and round it goes.

    Sacking managers mid-season may well bring short term results but it runs a serious risk of becoming a recurring theme.

    Thank goodness we were able to get Klopp.
    & hopefully we are able to keep him for many years to come
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    Originally Posted by JohnnyZidane
    And continuing the insane managerial-merry-go-round of the PL we now have De Boer and Bilic linked with the Swansea job.
    You remember De Boer and Bilic, they were sacked from other PL clubs earlier in the season and whose jobs were taken by other managers who had themselves been sacked by other clubs even earlier in the season.
    At the end of this season all the managers who were there at the start of the season will still be PL managers except they'll be at the clubs that the others started from.
    It's enough to make you gozzy..
    Just proves the old adage - One mans rubbish is another mans treasure
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    And cheers for the copy/paste. :santadolf:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouldiogs View Post
    That was quick.


    Quote Originally Posted by ***Stuzzza*** View Post
    And cheers for the copy/paste. :santadolf:
    No problem
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    Didn't know where else to post this but no room for sentiment at Sevilla, sacked their manager 1 week after his cancer op.

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42462210
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    In other news Borinho is whining about the fixture list after Leicester scored in 'Fergie Time'.
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    One to cheer Diddler up

    So the match Middlesbrough v Sheff Wed yesterday

    Middlesbrough sack Monk after win and Wednesday sack Carvalhal too
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    Can't think of many double sackings after both teams have met though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steviewonder87 View Post
    Didn't know where else to post this but no room for sentiment at Sevilla, sacked their manager 1 week after his cancer op.

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42462210
    Sentiment is overrated - leads to complacency
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    Can't think of many double sackings after both teams have met though.
    me neither
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    Sentiment is overrated - leads to complacency
    Hahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    Sentiment is overrated - leads to complacency
    And yet Sevilla is in 5th, and in he last 16 of the CL. It is, from the outside, a ridiculous firing.
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    Pulis talking to Middlesbrough
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouldiogs View Post
    Pulis talking to Middlesbrough
    What about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertretford View Post
    What about?
    Becoming manager.
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    i hope pep will try to get bonuci(he is unhappy in milan) once again and leave vvd for us
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    Pellegrino - must be looking over his shoulder with the transfer window coming up

    Southampton under Pellegrino can't buy a win with 3 losses and 3 draws and losing at the moment - making up their last 7 games without a win
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    Pellegrino - must be looking over his shoulder with the transfer window coming up

    Southampton under Pellegrino can't buy a win with 3 losses and 3 draws and losing at the moment - making up their last 7 games without a win
    It's only a matter of time before he gets the chop if these kind of performances continue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mihamiha23 View Post
    i hope pep will try to get bonuci(he is unhappy in milan) once again and leave vvd for us
    Or Inigo Martinez.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kloppsstars View Post
    Or Inigo Martinez.
    Too small.
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    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42488421

    Hahahahhahaha :rofl::rofl:
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    Quote Originally Posted by steviewonder87 View Post
    He is right ...the prices of buses are going up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by steviewonder87 View Post
    Pep is getting to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouldiogs View Post
    Pep is getting to him.
    He is running out of excuses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steviewonder87 View Post
    Nearly as good as his post match meltdown, which was as cringe worthy as his Bristol City were lucky jokes....
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    All the stories this morning about Jose's spending comments and none about the terrible result/performance- against the cash powerhouse that is Burnley? And just before the window opens too, everyone debating if Utd need to spend more. All he seems to be good at anymore is playing the press- print version
    'Okey doke, we'll leave it there so'
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedHed2 View Post
    All the stories this morning about Jose's spending comments and none about the terrible result/performance- against the cash powerhouse that is Burnley? And just before the window opens too, everyone debating if Utd need to spend more. All he seems to be good at anymore is playing the press- print version
    Burnley could end up with a EL place this year, 6 points clear of 8th place Leicester, that would be something. It's quite the job Dyche is doing.
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