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August 04, 2016, 03:48:27 AM
Reply #30


Looking forward to seeing how Alderweireld and Vertonghen fare.

Will good defenders cover Roberto's tactical shortcomings or will he drag the defense down to his level?

Hoping he teaches them things to take back to Spurs

August 04, 2016, 03:52:03 AM
Reply #31


Comedy gold.

How the fuck did he pull this one off?

August 04, 2016, 03:55:17 AM
Reply #32


16/1 for the World Cup in Russia. Get it while you can.
There are only two things I can't stand in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures... and the Dutch.

August 04, 2016, 04:00:37 AM
Reply #33


Just read on the BBC that Belgium wanted a "strong and open communicator" who has a "proven track record in transmitting tactical and strategic knowledge" to top players.

August 04, 2016, 04:01:46 AM
Reply #34

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I have to return some videotapes.

Vamos lá Everton!

August 04, 2016, 04:02:45 AM
Reply #35


I wonder if he will ask Witsel or Felllaini to assume his genius plan of dropping between the centre backs?  Absolute game changer of a tactic that is.

August 04, 2016, 04:03:20 AM
Reply #36


Wonder if he'll try get Ferguson to put the cones out
It's the roll I way

August 04, 2016, 04:05:13 AM
Reply #37


The most telling thing for me was that when I first read it, I was about 75% certain it was a piss take. Maybe higher.

August 04, 2016, 04:06:24 AM
Reply #38


Er........................... ...WHAT?!?! What are they doing?!?! Martinez to follow Wilmots..................
Ahh.....Boucheenie i presume

August 04, 2016, 04:08:09 AM
Reply #39


Might suit not being a week to week manager

August 04, 2016, 04:09:10 AM
Reply #40


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Must be in the essential section of the application form - experience of making a team less than the sum of its parts.

August 04, 2016, 04:12:58 AM
Reply #41


Martinez is very fortunate to get the Belgium job, and to be fair, I think it is a much better job than managing Hull. Perhaps having been sacked at Everton, Martinez has had a long time to think about what went wrong and starting at a new managerial job he might just implement things a little differently, depending on just how rigid his philosophy is, I certainly don't expect Belgium to be solid defensively.

Saying that, the Belgian FA must have looked at his cup record in the last few years and the fact that he won the FA Cup with Wigan and reached 2 semi-finals with us last season whilst also helping us do quite well in the Europa League until that game in Kiev. Perhaps international football would suit Martinez's style.

I wonder how he'll get on with Lukaku, especially as not long after he was sacked Lukaku admitted Martinez had "lost the dressing room". Plus he rarely played Mirallas in the last year so I can't see him feature in the Belgian team unless there was an injury crisis.

Let's see how he does, he might very well surprise us - if Leicester can win the Premier League, just imagine Martinez lifting the World Cup in Moscow in 2 years time.

August 04, 2016, 04:13:53 AM
Reply #42


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Might suit not being a week to week manager

A weak week to week manager at that.

August 04, 2016, 04:14:24 AM
Reply #43


Lukaku looked ecstatic when given the news.

'That's bad that!'

August 04, 2016, 04:18:02 AM
Reply #44


It's the players that sucked, guys.