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August 13, 2018, 04:16:40 AM
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Didn’t know he was 29.

Have to think what type of player he can be once he loses that explosiveness he has.

I like Kenny myself but he’s not good enough really.

I think you probably are right about Kenny but thing was he was thrown in the deep end last season where he had to play every game for a long time and in a team playing shit.  I'd like to give him some more time where he can play less frequently and in a team that's playing well before I completely write him off.  Chances are that he'll still not be good enough but I think judging him on last season it a little harsh.


November 05, 2018, 02:31:11 AM
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Not a great idea sacking somebody without having a replacement lined up nevermind alternatives. There’s a World of difference between Silva and Allardyce and plenty of other options in between.

What would have happened if Watford hadn’t have sacked Silva?

Are you really suggesting there was nobody else between Allardyce and Silva?

If he was such a short term strategy and given the money he’s been paid and paid off with Moshiri made him the highest paid football manager in the world for 6 months work.

It’s mind blowing madness especially considering we were and are still paying Koeman.



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November 05, 2018, 02:50:16 AM
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It's really obvious what happened with the benefit of hindsight.  They wanted Silva, couldn't get him and Allardyce had us by the balls as things deteriorated in the meantime.  There was no point in looking for another long term manager at this stage because they were clearly going to get Silva in the summer otherwise, his sacking was irrelevant.  Allardyce and his bloated contract was a necessary evil in the circumstances.

It wasn't pretty, and it certainly wasn't cheap.  But in the circumstances you can see how it ended up that way and you're missing the point somewhat if you're questioning why we didn't go for someone else instead of Allardyce once we couldn't get Silva.


November 05, 2018, 03:41:09 AM
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If Silva hadn’t have been sacked by Watford, who plainly didn’t want to deal with us after turning down a record compensation package, what was the alternative? Keep Allardyce for another year?

I’m happy Silvas here, I’ve always liked to see us playing attacking football the type his teams play. But I’m sure you’ll agree they’re polar opposites as manager and the idea we made him the highest paid manager in the world ever and then gave him £50m to spend for a six month job doesn’t fit for me. Looks like terrible planning whichever way you look at it, especially considering Silva doesn’t really fancy Tosun and Walcott pushing on like you’ve said yourself.

We would have got him in the summer.  Yes they played hardball mid-season but there's no way it wouldn't have happened in the summer if he'd continued to make it clear he wanted to leave.  We didn't get lucky that he was sacked, it was an irrelevance.