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October 26, 2017, 04:22:19 AM
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I thought from early on in the season that something was wrong with the squad, but I suppose with that feel good factor of some big transfers and also a tough start in the league that no one expected much of it masked over the fact that he had lost the dressing room. Probably many small things have built up and into the players not giving their all under Koeman.

Was the Barkley situation the start of the downfall? That would kind of fit in the timeline. If someone is well liked in the dressing room and someone pissed them off why would it not effect the other players, then maybe some of Koeman's other shall we say quirks start to niggle then before you know it everyone thinks the boss is a wanker.

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October 26, 2017, 04:35:35 AM
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October 26, 2017, 05:51:32 AM
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“I had Olivier Giroud in the building,” Koeman added. “He would have fitted perfectly, but at the very last moment he decided that he’d rather live in London and stay at Arsenal.

“That was really hard to swallow. You tell me, where you can get a better striker? Lukaku was so important for us, not just because of his goals. He had a certain way of playing as a striker – strong.

“He could hold the ball, he always had an eye for the goal, he was fast. If things were not going well in a game, if we could not play the way we were used to, there was always the option to use the long ball towards him.

“All of a sudden [after Giroud’s decision], we were missing such a player. With Nikola Vlasic and Wayne Rooney, we had attackers who want the ball at their feet.

“When you are struggling as a team with the build-up from the back, and we no longer had the option to kick it long, you know you have a problem.”


October 26, 2017, 05:54:37 AM
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“Last Thursday, after our defeat to Lyon in the Europa League, I knew it was crisis time," Koeman told Dutch football magazine VI . "I am not daft, I know how the football world operates.

"I could figure out how things could go. I was sure I would be on the bench against Arsenal on Sunday. But another defeat against Arsenal and I could see that anything would happen.

"And if things did not improve in those last games, I had worked out what would happen.

"Maybe there was a chance to coach against Chelsea in the EFL Cup and maybe I would be able to do Leicester City away and Watford just before the international break."

October 26, 2017, 06:19:19 AM
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'I was on holiday when I received the Premier League fixture list by e-mail.

'I looked at it and saw that five of our first nine games would be against clubs from last season's top six: Chelsea, Tottenham, Man City, Man United and Arsenal.

'I looked at it again and I said to myself, ''Phew!'

'That is not going to be an easy run, in particular with a Europa League run at the same time and a really early start with all the players because of the European games. And most of all, because I had lost my striker Lukaku.'


Ronald mate he's left us, get over it man.

October 26, 2017, 06:58:16 AM
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'I was on holiday when I received the Premier League fixture list by e-mail.

'I looked at it and saw that five of our first nine games would be against clubs from last season's top six: Chelsea, Tottenham, Man City, Man United and Arsenal.

'I looked at it again and I said to myself, ''Phew!'

'That is not going to be an easy run, in particular with a Europa League run at the same time and a really early start with all the players because of the European games. And most of all, because I had lost my striker Lukaku.

Not making Excuses for the guy. But there's 3 massive parts in this quote to why he was sacked. Tough start + tons of new players + no striker.

He was doomed from the start.


October 26, 2017, 12:06:44 PM
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Not making Excuses for the guy. But there's 3 massive parts in this quote to why he was sacked. Tough start + tons of new players + no striker.

He was doomed from the start.

Nah, he got himself sacked by the manner his teams played and the way he went about game management also he had lost the players. That's why he was sacked.

October 26, 2017, 03:37:12 PM
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We used to start absolutely shite every year under Moyes, but he never seemed like he lost the dressing room, this was completely different this year with Koeman.
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