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December 06, 2017, 11:08:40 PM
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Understandable, Royle's role was probably becoming marginalised and his role confusing in regard to remit and authority.

We've got Allardyce, Lee, Shakespeare and Walsh, so we've spread responsibility around. It's not a technique associated with success, and neither is the personnel.

BK is not calling the shots anymore and Unsworth was probably hampered by Royle's involvement. So there comes a time, when you realise you've not got a lot to contribute and club is heading in a different direction.

December 07, 2017, 01:55:41 AM
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I don't see a lot of reason to doubt the story, Koeman had a very difficult relationship with Walsh, and it's clear who won that fight. Allardyce appears to be a Walsh recruitment choice. Royle was there to help Unsworth, wouldn't be surprised if that included protection in club power struggles. Its big ego's fighting for their lucrative contracts and Walsh has won all the wars.

Anyone can see that recruitment has been a large part of the problem this season. It's not just a case of under performing stars needing a kick up the backside. There doesn't seem to have been a holistic approach, picking ingredients without any recipes in mind. We've sold/lost most valuable assets and our 7 biggest signings have been Williams, Bolasie, Schneiderlin, Klaassen, Keane, Pickford and Sigurdsson. It's not easy to pick out the success stories, performances or see profit.

December 07, 2017, 03:04:56 AM
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Obviously didn't intend to like that, what a load of bollocks speculation borne out of one posters saying "he had heard" heard from who ? The kid down the offie ? Is it so inconceivable that at 67 he simply decided to play a bit more golf ? Nah, not sensationalist enough is it ! "Don't see a lot of reason to doubt the story " Really ? How can anyone with a modicum of intelligence possibly see any reason to believe such a random post ?

Thanks for the like  ;)

December 07, 2017, 05:01:28 AM
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Your welcome, just tooled you lolol

It was always a risk

Likes are forever  :snigger:

December 07, 2017, 05:07:13 AM
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To get topic back on track, Royle has been a loyal servant over the years and whatever the reasons for his resignation. Still the last manager to win us a trophy and deserves huge amount of respect and appreciation for his contribution since.