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  1. I can imagine the board sitting at their boardroom table and thinking about the problem of such a short pre-season, worrying about a new manager having the time to analyse such a big squad. They may therefore not want to lose the knowledge of the players that Holden has, especially if they feel that Holden’s general attitude gains respect from the players, as I can imagine he is well liked. This is a solution that I can imagine them brainstorming.
  2. I remember on a recent documentary of England managers that Shearer and Rio said one of the problems that they feel Hoddle faced as an England manager was that when he trained with them, it was clear that he was still better than half the team and his skill put some of the players to shame (not with any intentions to, I am sure.)
  3. All joking aside, Hoddle was an incredible player at spurs, Monaco, Chelsea and even got Swindon promoted to the prem as a player manager. I remember him on football focus as a kid and he was talking about 352 and sweepers back when everything was still 442. Plus when you hear Shearer and Rio talking about his knowledge of the technical side of the game when he managed them for England, having that brain behind our team would hopefully be a recipe for some football that is easy on the eyes. Although he is a pundit now, at least he has been a manager, at the very top level, for Chelsea, spurs,
  4. Don’t worry squire, I spent years standing up for my sister’s Indian boyfriend and my own, ex, Mauritian girlfriend who suffered racial abuse, I just believe that it counts for all skin colours and classes. And as I work in a hospital I tend to dislike abuse of the older generations too. No harm, no foul.
  5. The online Macmillan dictionary states that gammon means: “An insulting reference to a middle-aged white male who angrily expresses his right-wing political views.” So tell me again that you didn’t insult anyone’s skin colour.
  6. Well it usually is the minority who find words insulting their skin colour and class to be racist, but if you think it is ok to insult other people’s skin colour and class because other people do it, then that says more than I ever could.
  7. Perhaps, but why does that allow the use of racist language directed at a person’s skin colour and class as in the following post? The fact that the mods allow such racism is disappointing.
  8. What is with all the fan-boy hate here? Christ, so he doesn’t like the one sidedness of the podcast, I have to agree. I used to listen to every episode, but then it started towing the club line with LJ, which no doubt helped it get on Robin’s TV, but that is up to them. If that is how these fans doing a podcast actually feel about their team then fine, it doesn’t mean if you don’t share that view that you are a villain. It is no doubt this one-sided view that led to other podcasts being started, but so what? Everyone is entitled to their opinion on the team we all support. You can listen to a
  9. Would this be a reference to Monty Python's "I'd like to complain about the amount of people who complain about people complaining?"
  10. I am failing to understand where this whole Hughton won’t play youth has come from. He was Spur’s under 21 coach from 93 to 99, I believe, and so that appears to me a hell of a lot more experience working with youth, at a high level, than our last manager whose remit involved “promoting youth.” And saying that Hughton then became assistance coach at spurs from 99 to 07, he must have seen some of those come through the team. Sounds a much better fit for “the pathway.”
  11. Ah my bad, didn't realise. Hopefully someone will give him the position as number one, as if he has had his ideas ignored by LJ, which the changes he has made since taking the helm could suggest, then I doubt he wants to play second fiddle again. Hopefully he can do well for us and for his C.V. until the new guy arrives then get a job in one of the leagues below. I'm sure he has learnt a lot during his time here, a bit of what works and a lot more of what doesn't. Plus it would be nice for him to manage a team that takes six points from the gas. Enjoying the podcast by the way.
  12. I very much doubt Holden wants the job here of head coach. He has always struck me as the most sensible of the three, the one who actually thinks before opening his mouth, and he will no doubt be aware that if he stays he will be tarred with the LJ brush. He also seems inwardly confident enough to stand on his own feet, which is no doubt why he has been made temporary head coach, rather than as part of a pair. His decisions with regards to team selection and more importantly allowing a greater freedom of play seems to suggest that he knows, and probably has known for a long time, LJ’s failings
  13. I fear you may be right. I’m sorry you don’t appear to understand what our nation’s gift to the world involves – parliamentary democracy (not to be confused with the polis of Athens’ democracy where only men who were or had been hoplites could vote and, I might add, involved a yearly vote where one of their citizens would be exiled.) And I’m sorry you don’t seem to realise what the referendum vote was actually about, sovereignty. But if you did, I respect the choice to not want sovereignty. That is democracy after all.
  14. Really, so you feel it is ok to infer that those who voted for the right of this country to return to a parliamentary democracy, a system where the people elect temporary representatives whose views they feel represent their own – mp’s - to represent them in a forum where all the “common people” are likewise represented by representatives they voted for - the house of commons – giving the voters the power to make their own laws that are the highest power in the land, rather than allowing these laws to be overridden by another power outside the realm of the voters – i.e. the e.u., are racist? H
  15. Mods I have to point out that all these comments that suggest that racism influenced those who voted for self-determination for our nation in the eu referendum three years ago, are in fact displaying racism themselves as the original declaration of human rights decreed that people could not be discriminated against due to race, religion, or political disposition – the last only being removed on stalin’s insistence due to the millions of his own people that he killed or placed in camps due to there political beliefs. So all these posters who are claiming that brexit voters are linked to racism
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