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May 14, 2016, 03:15:33 AM
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http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/everton-explore-sporting-director-model-11330466

I know we can point to examples where it hasn't worked, but I think it might be a good idea. It's not just a European thing, most clubs have a variation of that role now, and I think it'll be another step in the development and modernisation of the club.

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Only if it's someone who's part of the club's firmament, like Joe Royle.
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May 14, 2016, 03:49:08 AM
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Would royle not be a little out of touch now?

I wouldn't think so. I'd be more concerned that the role isn't hands-on enough for him, not all people can tolerate that.
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May 14, 2016, 03:54:48 AM
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What would someone in that role do though? I don't like the idea of them bringing the players in as surely the manager should do that as it's his system?

In an ideal world the DoF is in continuous discussion with the head coach about transfer targets. Once they have a list, a good DoF does the donkey work of chasing them up, monitoring their availability, talking to agents and so on. He also organizes the scouting and deals with the contracts of the players already at the club.
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May 14, 2016, 04:05:28 AM
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OK cool, my only worry would be if they had a difference of option over targets, like kinnear and pardew at Newcastle, that would be absolute bollocks

Yeah, what I painted was the ideal picture.

If you hire a dickhead or just a mate of a mate, you get what Newcastle got. It is a tricky position to get right.
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May 26, 2016, 10:38:41 PM
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Surely you remember his amazing spell in charge managing Charlton? You know...lasted about 2 months when they saw him as the saviour after Iain dowie? Had curbishley for about 10,000 years then went through dowie and reed and got pardew in all before Xmas I think.

To be fair, after Iain Dowie most managers would've been seen like a saviour.
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July 19, 2016, 01:47:13 AM
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I find it hilarious that other teams fans are slagging us off for spending alike mad and ruining the game etc, whilst all we did so far was get a new manager who brought his back room staff with him as most do oh and bought Fulhams unwanted goalkeeper !! So far Everton has not done anything to deserve the rants that I have seen so far!

Are they really though?
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July 19, 2016, 01:58:26 AM
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I was hoping that getting a billionaire owner meant that we would just throw loads of massive transfer fees about to be honest and that we would pretty much buy success like Chelsea and City did, but manage to keep our heart and actually appreciate the success

Without quoting my favourite Siv Widerberg poem about the subject (I've done that to death anyway), I don't think that would be possible.

You can only appreciate what (at least on some level) you worked for.
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July 19, 2016, 02:40:53 AM
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Unless someone is going around various internet sites and commenting at the bottom of the pages and also tweeting crap pretending to be fans from different clubs then yes they are. So far I have seen nearly every team that we have so called interest in one of their players comment on the stories about us chucking money around etc etc.

Fair enough, I don't read tweets. :)
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January 25, 2018, 06:41:07 PM
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Apparently rates Klaassen.

Me too.

I rate him a 2 out of 10.
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