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  1. From what he says, and there are various Ep interviews, the recruitment team respond to MA. So yes, ultimately, recruitment is run by MA and the people involved in that team do require scrutiny. There is a great need of improvement in this area and it is equally responsible for the un-coordinated mess we are in as a club as LJ was. Unless recruitment is of the highest order you can put any coach in you want and it will fail. Leeds have a CEO and a director of football (who was the brains behind bringing in Biesla) We have one person doing both. The challenge for Sl is not small. Who is advisin
  2. I know from the perspective of a family member who played for him. It is very notable what Lam does and how he does it. Put simplistically he knows what he wants and explains to everyone what he wants. You are left in no doubt as to your role and requirements. it does not change , and he will tell you one to one what you did well or were missing. You know where you stand. Interestingly, on the football side, players loved SC for doing the same. He never roasted you in public. Tactics and all, but the great leaders and winners are great with people. Klopp? Great coach or leader ? Exactly.
  3. His promotion side was full of goals, and a very much a 4-4-2 . Not sure that can work the same today, and he got bogged down trying not to lose games in the Prem. But he comes across as an astute person and certainly has a good solid experience. There are no perfect appointments, and the aim here is to get to the Prem not win it. He looks a solid competent choice. But then we do not know who else is interested, and a little odd he has said he is interested in a public way. Maybe to dispel any doubt he would not want it. I am sure the club have had a lot of interest they just need to decide wh
  4. I would think you need to go back and hear his (SL) pre Blackburn comments . Sat at home watching on tv and you see 30 plus million sat on the bench. Then the next game 7 players are axed. You are hardly going to be convinced your man is in control. I think that set the tone, then 2 more losses and it was time to move on. He backed his man with money and loyalty. But he does want to see the Prem in his lifetime. Timing was rapid but due to limited time before next season they had to act. Be interesting to see who they go for. All managers get sacked so you tend to think of their last job. I do
  5. Great job at Coventry, but the current need is of a more recent top level experience . The game has moved on . Would have been ok 4 years ago. Would also prefer someone who is not already linked in with the club behind the scenes to avoid LJ Mk 2. Why have we always got to look to L1 or L2 .
  6. If the betting market is to be followed Ryan Lowe is now odds on favourite .
  7. Agree with your perspective, and we should now be an attractive proposition after the work of the last years, add in the soon ( ?) to be completed training facility and the set up is impressive. I do feel though that the recruitment and technical off-field teams need a substantial revision during this next phase. If the calibre of new manager/coach is the level we expect, they will be demanding that anyway. Due to timing I expect an announcement this week.
  8. Pepjin Lijnders , Chris Hughton, Slavisa Jokanovic Paul Cook
  9. When he signed, I think many were simply asking "where will he play ?" . We still have no answer to that question. Another signing , where we do not seem to have an idea where he fits in. Which is surprising when we have used, is it now 9 different formations. We should stop signing players until we have worked out how we are going to play. There is an ongoing mismatch (game to game sadly) . Wells is another jigsaw piece that is in the wrong box . When Liverpool or Man City sign a player, almost anyone(non clubl fans) can work out where they are going to play , what attributes they will
  10. His signing was one from the past bad decision book. Age wrong and motivation maybe wrong. He was messed around from day one mind, and it was clear he regretted coming here very early on. It was not what he expected. He was happy at QPR and really should have signed for them but they had zero money for a deal. He looks lost to me . It is hard to draw conclusions when the team has no confidence and is in a rough patch with a lot of chopping and changing. He is a decent player but we won't see that until we establish a pattern of play that is consistent and the pieces of the jigsaw fit toge
  11. Well the news of Wigan going into Admin might change his mind. Go get him then....
  12. Well I fully expect team changes , and Bentley to start. Up front. Hard one to call, Forest are on a good run , want to cement that play off position, and may just prove hard to break down. We will also be more resolute in defence which will mean one shot on goal each half for us. We may sneak a 1-0 to keep the Bristol red flag flying, but if they get an early goal I expect heads to drop as the season will be practically over. You need more or less 70/67 points for play offs, I cannot see 5/4 wins from the last 6 games. But I doubt there will be a battering as NF will be wanting any poin
  13. I meant the guys do a great job (podcast) . The gas have never done a great job apart from being consistently awful.
  14. He has also gained promotions. That is a skill , and it is rare and takes a particular approach to management, team building , consistency and application. I had not appreciated how well he has done. Thanks for the insight it is very interesting.
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