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April 27, 2019, 05:22:15 PM
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We've definitely gone more direct in the last 6 weeks or so. Maybe that's because we've been playing top 4/6 opposition but the more direct style has been noticeable.
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May 06, 2019, 03:49:07 AM
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Can't ignore his big success rate with his signings. Only Mina still has something to prove and injuries have been mitigating in his case.
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September 16, 2019, 01:15:36 AM
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Can you train players not to flap when things go wrong? I dont think you can, too many of ours completely lose their heads

Of course you can. You have players in the side that recognise the signs early and for 10/15 minutes they circle the wagons. Let's walk before we can run, or before we know it our season will be over.
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September 16, 2019, 01:33:36 AM
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The lack of surprise at the result and performance is probably the biggest indictment of Silva and Brands.
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September 17, 2019, 12:30:22 AM
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Can't be doing with another mid season sacking.
Got to give Silva the full season at least.
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September 17, 2019, 12:46:53 AM
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I’m not sure it even matters anymore. We seem to have little ability to pick a good manager anyway. Give him this season and next then move onto the next disappointment without having to pay this 1 off

It's got to be more than coincidence that apart from a two year spell with basically the same team thirty odd years ago we haven't found one top manager.
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September 17, 2019, 01:50:30 AM
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Moyes was a top manager

Yes fair enough, maybe I meant we can't find a manager that can win significantly more games than he loses.
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September 17, 2019, 04:27:30 AM
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Yes, I fear that too, but you just have to hope that this philosophy of buying exciting young players excites and inspires Kean, Richarlison, Bernard, Pickford, and Digne to want to stick around and become our accomplished senior players as we enter our new era in our new stadium.
It's naive to think players will even consider the possibility of playing in a new stadium when committing the prime years of their careers.
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September 18, 2019, 01:15:28 AM
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We employed a manager when we were unable to decipher his track record.
Therefore he can't be accused of not living up to expectations after 14 months.

We've taken a punt and we should see it through for the rest of this season at the very least.
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September 22, 2019, 12:52:11 AM
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Kind of getting sick of the need for potential new manager talk. Why do we never land lucky with these appointments? I'm not totally done with silva possibly because I was working and haven't seen any of today but a two nil loss at home to Sheffield United is diabolical

Because that's exactly what we try and do, get lucky. There is no method or diligence going into our appointment process.
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September 22, 2019, 02:28:44 AM
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I thought Brands rubber stamped Silva's appointment.
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September 22, 2019, 04:27:52 PM
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If we do change it will be interesting to see how Brands handles it. If we change without a plan and end up in the situation we found ourselves in last time it will be a very obvious case of not learning from our mistakes.

I'm still happy to give Marco the rest of the season anyway. Eighth and a cup run is still possible which is what we could realistically demand from him, even less so after the striker/center back fuck up of the summer window.
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September 22, 2019, 04:45:59 PM
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Who do you have in 7th

Early days but Leicester must be favourites.  With a manager who's been attainable for the last couple of years as well.
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September 22, 2019, 08:45:34 PM
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I think we’ve bought the past 12 months with a view to building a squad that transcends managers.

We’ve bought players at good ages who should in the main have their best years ahead of them.

I’d be amazed if another manager couldn’t get a better tune out of these players rather than sticking them in a rigid 4-2-3-1 every week and watching them flounder to try and make it work.

All you want to see is a bit of flexibility so we can at least appreciate we’re attempting new approaches and different options.

Not convinced that will be the best policy for us.
We're probably unable to attract the same quality of players as the top six and certainly not the top four.
We need a manager who can find a system that produces a team that is greater than the sum of its parts. Imposing players on the manager could make it more difficult.
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September 22, 2019, 10:14:14 PM
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There's no point sacking the manager without having a replacement sorted.

We're not going to go down, we still have two cups to play for and the difference between eighth and tenth at this stage isn't going to derail all our big plans.

Give him the season and then make a decision.
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