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December 12, 2017, 05:58:10 PM
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Whatever one thinks about Big Sam joining Everton I  have just watched his press conference pre-Newcastle and I can only describe it as impressive.
He answered questions fully, went well beyond what was asked, gave a lot more insight and understanding of his thinking even down to talking about commitment from U14''s parents.
And really down to earth. Makes for a pleasant change from the shallow stuff one normally hears from all managers.
He continues to grow on me!
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December 12, 2017, 06:00:13 PM
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Whatever one thinks about Big Sam joining Everton I  have just watched his press conference pre-Newcastle and I can only describe it as impressive.
He answered questions fully, went well beyond what was asked, gave a lot more insight and understanding of his thinking even down to talking about commitment from U14''s parents.
And really down to earth. Makes for a pleasant change from the shallow stuff one normally heats from all managers.
He continues to grow on me!

I've not seen this one yet, but his pre derby presser was equally impressive. Let's face it, he has to be the oldest manager in the league now, he's the grandaddy and not as immature as the rest :) I think you get to your 60s and the small stuff doesn't matter anymore and you say shit exactly as it is, good or bad.
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December 12, 2017, 06:01:30 PM
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We all thought Martinez did great press conferences when he first came. And then Koeman had a great 'couldn't give a fuck' attitude at press conferences.

At this stage, I couldn't give a fuck. I'll judge him by his management of the team and how it plays, rather than a few soundbites.
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December 12, 2017, 06:06:10 PM
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I've not seen this one yet, but his pre derby presser was equally impressive. Let's face it, he has to be the oldest manager in the league now, he's the grandaddy and not as immature as the rest :) I think you get to your 60s and the small stuff doesn't matter anymore and you say shit exactly as it is, good or bad.
Very true, I think he will say it exactly how it is.
I loved watching Klopp make a total fool out of himself after Sunday but at least it was real emotion and that's what football is about. It's the peevish petulance of the likes of Mourinho and Wenger that makes me angry. It devalues the game and treats fans like morons.
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December 12, 2017, 06:06:20 PM
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We all thought Martinez did great press conferences when he first came. And then Koeman had a great 'couldn't give a fuck' attitude at press conferences.

At this stage, I couldn't give a fuck. I'll judge him by his management of the team and how it plays, rather than a few soundbites.

So far so good on that front too.
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December 12, 2017, 06:08:26 PM
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We all thought Martinez did great press conferences when he first came. And then Koeman had a great 'couldn't give a fuck' attitude at press conferences.

At this stage, I couldn't give a fuck. I'll judge him by his management of the team and how it plays, rather than a few soundbites.
It's an observation and an appeciation not a judgement yet.
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December 12, 2017, 06:12:00 PM
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I've not seen this one yet, but his pre derby presser was equally impressive. Let's face it, he has to be the oldest manager in the league now, he's the grandaddy and not as immature as the rest :) I think you get to your 60s and the small stuff doesn't matter anymore and you say shit exactly as it is, good or bad.
................he's 63 .Wenger and Hodgson are a few years older .
You're right on the other thing though ,I'm in my 60's and it gives you the opportunity to just say what you think.
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December 12, 2017, 06:12:46 PM
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................he's 63 .Wenger and Hodgson are a few years older .
You're right on the other thing though ,I'm in my 60's and it gives you the opportunity to just say what you think.

Wenger's French though, and Hodgson is the FA's boy. But I had forgotten about those two :)
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December 12, 2017, 06:28:11 PM
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Martinez called a spade a JCB. Koeman called it an Interglot, always a bit too Dutch for us. Big Sam calls a spade a spade, but he's from the Midlands so he would, wouldn't he. Up to now, he's doing OK. The main thing for me is... he's calling the players out. All of them. If nothing else he's here to steady the ship and lay foundations. He seems to be doing his job as was intended as far as I can make out. Koeman cleared the deadwood. We need someone to clean up Koemans misfiring project. I do like the idea that he's big enough to look after himself in the manager go-round too.
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December 12, 2017, 06:48:09 PM
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We all thought Martinez did great press conferences when he first came. And then Koeman had a great 'couldn't give a fuck' attitude at press conferences.

At this stage, I couldn't give a fuck. I'll judge him by his management of the team and how it plays, rather than a few soundbites.

I agree. But there are unquestionably a significant number of our fans who like/need the touchy-feely thing. You just have to see Koeman's reign for evidence of that.

December 12, 2017, 06:57:44 PM
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Hi interviews are the main reason i've come around to him, very very switched on manager.
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December 12, 2017, 07:09:32 PM
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You get the feeling he is embracing the chance to finally manage a big club too. After all, that what he has wanted all these years.
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December 12, 2017, 08:09:15 PM
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I agree with Shropshire. His press conferences are causing me to get on board with him more. Seems genuinely likeable and more optimistic than his reputation
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December 12, 2017, 08:15:44 PM
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First came Martinez. But he was too nice. Then came Koeman. But he was too mean. Now we have Big Sam. And he seems just right.
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December 12, 2017, 08:18:41 PM
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First came Martinez. He was too nice. Then came Koeman. He was too mean. Now we have Big Sam. And he seems just right.

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