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Roy Of The Roasters

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  1. The trouble is it didn't, and we're not. I'm surprised at the number of people who think that failing by a small margin counts as a partial success given that the consequences were so severe. I think Chansiri is a well meaning man who probably does care about the club but who is, or was, rather inexperienced in the ways of English football. He probably genuinely believed that a big budget + a continental coach with an extensive CV equalled nailed on success. I can remember the days when we didn't have a pot to p*** in and players were paying their own travel costs to matches, so now we've got a wealthy owner I'm cautious about wanting a change of ownership. I just hope that DC is smart enough to learn lessons from his mistakes, or at least to take advice from people who know and understand the domestic leagues. He does at least seem to have lost interest in continental coaches, which maybe is a sign that the penny is starting to drop, but there's another harsh lesson looming. Much as I despise our pungent neighbours across the city, they've shown how it's possible to turn a sinking ship around with the right manager and shrewd, affordable recruitment. When our current s***storm finally abates Chansiri could do worse than look at how they did it.
  2. The big problem in my mind is that he's never been anywhere long enough as a manager for anyone to know whether he can build on his early good work. There's no shortage of managers who have made a good start only to see it all slowly unravel. But we've got him now, he's made a good start, and if yesterday is anything to go by he's got a bit of tactical nous.Keep up the good work Gary.
  3. I believe he insisted on signing his record deal on the pitch at Hillsborough. What a guy!
  4. You would have thought that if he was after a free agent, the deal would have been done by now. A couple of thoughts occur to me. The obvious one is that Chansiri is giving Bully time to prove himself. Another is that he has targeted a manager currently in employment who - for whatever reason - is not immediately available but may be later in the season. Alex Neill? Danny Cowley?? Or here's a thought. Maybe he anticipates Steve Bruce might be looking for a job in a couple of months. Stranger things have happened........
  5. Very sorry to hear this. I believe he had suffered ill health in recent years. He looked, at times, like a special talent. I'm not really sure what went wrong or whether he really got a meaningful opportunity with us, but he never seemed to make the step up that I thought he was capable of. Terrible age to die. RIP Junior.
  6. Agree with all that. I realise this is a minority view, but if he became available before we appoint a permanent manager then yes, I would hold my nose and take him back. The way he behaved was s**t, but sometimes you have to put emotion to one side and look at things rationally. I was really pleased to have got him, really pleased with the progress we made under him and really pleased with the work he was doing behind the scenes. For the first time in a long time we seemed to have an experienced manager with a great track record at Championship level who understood what was needed both on and off the field and had the contacts and reputation within the game to bring the right people in and make those improvements. I don't see too many managers around of that calibre who are available or realistically attainable, so yes, I would have him back tomorrow. But in return I would expect him to eat a fair amount of humble pie, and I would insist that any new contract had a big release clause so that he couldn't even talk to another club unless they agreed to meet this.
  7. This is a Sky Sports readers poll. All I read from it is that a lot of people hate us.
  8. I think his stock has fallen recently. The Stoke job was clearly too big for him, and from being pre-season favourites last season they went backwards and were no better than mid-table by the time he got the push. Wrong man for us.
  9. I think what p***** me off more than anything else was the way he 'resigned' to force a move. I was disappointed up to that point but OK with it. But then to walk out while he was under contract....... How would he react if any of his players had behaved like that?
  10. I'm still bewildered how a sizeable portion of our fanbase still seem to think that Carlos' tenure was a golden era at S6. Yes, he got us to the play-offs in successive seasons, but we payed a high price. He failed both times, his brand of football was becoming increasingly dour, the recruitment was shocking and in his final season he was being found out big time. Plus we're now left with a FFP hangover that may yet hold us back.
  11. I've got an Ipswich supporting mate at the office who laughed when we signed him. Dominic Iawful he called him. Well that's fine by me; call him what you want but he's doing a reyt job for us.
  12. Got to give him time, though. We're on a good run at the moment but it won't last forever. Please lets not turn on him if results start going against us.
  13. In my book, 6 targeted signings in a starting line up of 11 qualifies as major upheaval. And how do we afford them? Unless Bruce has a list of out of contract gems from the lower leagues. I'm afraid I see no easy answers. It's going to be a case of tinkering for a couple of seasons until we've cleared out the dead wood and unwound the FFP issue.
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