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7 minutes ago, bcfc01 said:

I think thats a bit of a leap tbh.

Its much more likely the club will move to appoint someone other than Hughton (if they're not able to reach agreement with him) and that person looks increasingly likely to be Holden imo due to the lack of time now available and due to the fact he knows and accepts the constraints of the job - recruitment etc etc. Another leap, but more likely imo.

I just have the feeling that if the club sticks to its current processes regarding recruitment, selling players, and promoting academy players, they'll find it difficult to get anyone through the door. They have to compromise - maybe they have, I don't know, but given the time this is taken, I doubt it.

The timing just now appears quite specific.

If it's Holden they could've appointed him Friday, Saturday, today etc etc 

Why wait till a couple of days before training restarts? 

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26 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

Based on what I think I know, it's a theory.

Given it seems we're highly unlikely to appoint anyone before tomorrow night's game, but highly likely to appoint someone by the end of the week (as training restarts next week), it's either a coincidence, or there is indeed something riding on the game for us. 

I'm starting to think it's the latter.

I suppose that makes me and a fair number of us on here Fulham fans tomorrow night!

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2 hours ago, TheCulturalBomb said:

The fact that Hughton is on 5/1 on SkyBet and Howe is 6/1 shows how well off we are in thinking he is coming here.

The odds only reflect the money staked by people. The bookies are exactly the same as everyone on this forum, they haven’t got a clue who will get the job.

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54 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

What club takes nearly 5 weeks to appoint a successor when numerous realistic candidates are readily available?

A simple statement acknowledging fans concerns and offering reassurance that the process remains ongoing, with every intention to appoint the right candidate to take the club forwards, wouldn’t be inappropriate.

I know you’ll say that’s obvious, but after such a long time I would argue a simple acknowledgement is better than continuing to say nothing.

I think we need to get ready for disappointment. This has all the hallmarks of Dean Holden getting the gig.

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3 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

The timing just now appears quite specific.

If it's Holden they could've appointed him Friday, Saturday, today etc etc 

Why wait till a couple of days before training restarts? 

Agree , it won’t be Holden 

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3 minutes ago, Portland Bill said:

The odds only reflect the money staked by people. The bookies are exactly the same as everyone on this forum, they haven’t got a clue who will get the job.

I can never understand how people don’t know how bookmakers work, no wonder so many are taken as mugs.

I don’t bet btw.

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4 minutes ago, RedRock said:

What about the kit?

The way it’s going with everyone else having announced their flashy new Hummel kits, we’ll be cobbling together a shirt using their off-cuts.

Thought we were about ‘continuous improvement’. Our centenary shirt comprised a load of off-cuts sown together, surely we’re going to improve on that. 

If we’re holding off a managerial announcement to reveal the kit at the same time then the powers that be have hugely misunderstood the general feeling of the fan base!
 

Unless wearing the new kit makes you look 15 years younger and guarantees you a date with Sienna Miller then they’re having an absolute crisis.

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7 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

The timing just now appears quite specific.

If it's Holden they could've appointed him Friday, Saturday, today etc etc 

Why wait till a couple of days before training restarts? 

They’re getting the sand bags and water cannon in place.

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3 minutes ago, cidercity1987 said:

If the other option is Scott bloody Parker then I'll definitely take Holden. Frank on the other hand, wow

Frank would be a great choice but even if Brentford lose tomorrow that isn’t happening.

Welcome Dean as the new HC. FFS please no.

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20 minutes ago, YGBjammy said:

Regarding JL and Tinns tweets, do we actually think Tinnion would be privvy to who the new manager will be? 

Yes, because he is the go between from the Academy to the first team coaching staff, SL would want his opinion on certain things I would say. 

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22 hours ago, Davefevs said:

You, you may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine there's a manager

The man without a name

Some say that he was interviewed

Or that he never came

Imagine Stevie Lansdown

waiting by his phone

Oh ho ho-a-oh

 

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42 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

The timing just now appears quite specific.

If it's Holden they could've appointed him Friday, Saturday, today etc etc 

Why wait till a couple of days before training restarts? 

Holden now favourite 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
 

I just hope this doesn’t become reality 

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If we lose Hughton to Bournemouth, I would be so pissed as it could have been avoided.  Surely the club, using common sense, would know managers would be sacked. Job opportunities would become available at other clubs. When LJ was sacked, were their any jobs available? Since LJ was sacked, Birmingham, Watford and Bournemouth now all have vacancies. Some are also saying that the Burnley job might become available and also potentially Fulham. All of these roles are on par or better than our position. If, and a big if, we've lost out because of out dithering, I'll be annoyed. We will know this when we find out where CH goes as he is certainly our number one choice. 

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2 hours ago, Red Grovesy said:

Wow. Took voluntary redundancy almost four years ago - Not heard 'Kaizen' since I left. Sent a shiver down my spine!

Sat here in a cold sweat now 😁 

Strangely enough i just took VR 4 hours ago! No Kaizen mentioned but definitely lots of changes afoot. 

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Holden has been part of the Lee Johnson set up from day one. 
 

A set up that failed, like it or not. 

So how can the club ever consider to take on part of Lee Johnson’s team for the new coach job is beyond me. 
 

He’s not high profile enough and will never temp top players into the club. 
 

Chris Hughton certainly would. 
 

 I understand the club has to work within its means but quite frankly if Holden is given the job I cannot see it being successful. 
 

It’s rumoured the current squad like him! Maybe but you don’t chuck a No2 into the depend because current squad players like him. 
 

We need a new man with fresh ideas and someone who can enter the market and have a really good chance of bringing in top quality players who can push the club to a playoff place at least. 
 

And of course will our fan base be happy with DH getting the job?  That’s a big fat no

Whereas Hughton will get us all buzzing 

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1 hour ago, ScottishRed said:

I think we need to get ready for disappointment. This has all the hallmarks of Dean Holden getting the gig.

I dunno, it’s all so confusing! A contact of a City employee told me today that the ‘2nd interview short list’ was Hughton, Cook, Neil and Adkins - but I don’t know who or what to believe at the moment! It’s fun though! All this angst over a guy who will be sacked in two years time, then off we go again!!! Wahey!! 😳😄🍷🕺🏻

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7 minutes ago, Dolman Block B said:

Holden has been part of the Lee Johnson set up from day one. 
 

A set up that failed, like it or not. 

So how can the club ever consider to take on part of Lee Johnson’s team for the new coach job is beyond me. 
 

He’s not high profile enough and will never temp top players into the club. 
 

Chris Hughton certainly would. 
 

 I understand the club has to work within its means but quite frankly if Holden is given the job I cannot see it being successful. 
 

It’s rumoured the current squad like him! Maybe but you don’t chuck a No2 into the depend because current squad players like him. 
 

We need a new man with fresh ideas and someone who can enter the market and have a really good chance of bringing in top quality players who can push the club to a playoff place at least. 
 

And of course will our fan base be happy with DH getting the job?  That’s a big fat no

Whereas Hughton will get us all buzzing 

Let's face it, SL and those in charge were probably happy with LJ's performance up until it was near impossible for us to get 6th place this season. Despite playing rubbish football for the past two seasons, the crap tactics and the losing runs.

I really hope they're not thinking that Holden he can just build upon what LJ has done.

  

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1 hour ago, Kid in the Riot said:

The timing just now appears quite specific.

If it's Holden they could've appointed him Friday, Saturday, today etc etc 

Why wait till a couple of days before training restarts? 

Unless all other avenues have turned into dead ends and Holden is the only option left even if as a temporary measure.

How the odds have changed on the 4 favourites this evening is alarming. Neil from 3/1 to 10/1, Cook from odds on to 6/1 and Holden has shortened from over 10/1 to odds on favourite.

Now I know odds are dependent on money being placed but thats a massive change. Does someone know something?

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10 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

WTF???!!!

Ha ha. 
I know you’ve started running recently mate, but didn’t think you were on the old Nigel Adkins diet too!! 

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