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3 minutes ago, Roger Red Hat said:

I missed the bit where he got Derby promoted. Something our next appointment is supposed to achieve.

So we shouldn’t go for Gerrard because Lampard didn’t get Derby promoted?

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2 minutes ago, maxjak said:

On Oddschecker at 10.59 am  Houghton is 6/5 Gerrard 8/1...........so talk of the Liverpudlian maestro's odds falling are just not true.  Houghton is a shoo in, the bookies rarely get it wrong.

What about Hughton?

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18 minutes ago, Major Isewater said:

Bringing in this type of appointment is a huge gamble whilst at the same time boosting the profile of the club.

Appointing an experienced successful coach like Hughton would also boost the profile of the club whilst being less of a gamble.

Gerard would create a media buzz and put our club in the spotlight but is that necessarily the best thing for us ?

We are used to ‘ flying under the radar ‘ suddenly we would become the team everyone wants to beat , raising their game to show SG just how good they are. 
 

Are City about to become ‘ fashionable ‘ ? 
 

 

Imagine if you will Major that you're a young woman out in town and looking for a date (there you are in your high heels and short skirt...)

That night you get the number of two blokes. The first is called Hughton. He's a handsome enough chap, perhaps a little dull but you get the impression he's husband material.

The second is called Gerrard. He's the sexy option and he'll look great in your Instagram selfies, but you don't know if he'll treat you right. Do you give him a chance to prove himself, or is it too much of a risk?

 

 

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38 minutes ago, Notbarrymanc said:

This is a mistake. It screams of the David James situation where SL wanted someone, anyone to boast our PR, regardless of the impact it would have on the pitch.
 

James was a calamity. Using the Fat Frank model of 18/19 Derby, I don’t see much difference here. Short termist loans from Liverpool will not get us autos, and the playoffs have never been our friend. We’ll see the same rookie mistakes we saw from LJ and Fat Frank, and no pathway for the academy as we’ll become Liverpool’s pathway instead. Add in the managers fee and Liverpool’s fines and it’s not even the cheap option. Do the right thing and bring in Hughton 

With all due respect it’s nothing like that situation. DJ was at the end of his career, getting a last payday, didn’t really care how it went, also the club was in all sorts of problems on the field anyway.  With SG he’s joining a club with solid foundations, good squad of players, has some experience of managing one of the biggest clubs in Europe, chance to really push on as a manager so he will be determined.

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1 minute ago, mozo said:

Imagine if you will Major that you're a young woman out in town and looking for a date (there you are in your high heels and short skirt...)

That night you get the number of two blokes. The first is called Hughton. He's a handsome enough chap, perhaps a little dull but you get the impression he's husband material.

The second is called Gerrard. He's the sexy option and he'll look great in your Instagram selfies, but you don't know if he'll treat you right. Do you give him a chance to prove himself, or is it too much of a risk?

 

 

Where's Houghton in all this?

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I'd be pleased with Gerrard personally. Like the way his Rangers side play and they have narrowed the gap with Celtic despite them having a much bigger budget and had a good run in the Europa league. 

He's obviously a massive name as well and we will become much more appealing to players with him here. 

 

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The fact that nobody is short odds-on suggest that the bookies don’t know who’s really in the running.  This won’t be a big book in the grand scheme of things, and they aren’t gonna lose any money unless people suddenly get a whiff of an appointment and get in before they react (unlikely).

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18 minutes ago, maxjak said:

On Oddschecker at 10.59 am  Houghton is 6/5 Gerrard 8/1...........so talk of the Liverpudlian maestro's odds falling are just not true.  Houghton is a shoo in, the bookies rarely get it wrong.   Just before i posted i checked elsewhere, and on Skybet Gerrard IS 6//4, so thats a big difference.  However I trust Oddscheckers spokesman who seems convinced Houghton is the man for us.  Confusing isn't it?

Gerrards odds are falling. Look at some of the bookies websites 

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20 minutes ago, mozo said:

Imagine if you will Major that you're a young woman out in town and looking for a date (there you are in your high heels and short skirt...)

That night you get the number of two blokes. The first is called Hughton. He's a handsome enough chap, perhaps a little dull but you get the impression he's husband material.

The second is called Gerrard. He's the sexy option and he'll look great in your Instagram selfies, but you don't know if he'll treat you right. Do you give him a chance to prove himself, or is it too much of a risk?

 

 

Me in my younger days. drag queen episode 10 GIF by RuPaul's Drag Race
 

I would probably have taken them both on . 

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1 minute ago, And Its Smith said:

Gerrards odds are falling. Look at some of the bookies websites 

U r correct, it would seem the normally reliable Oddschecker is not up to speed. and that Paddy Power and Skybet have Gerrard as equal favourite.  I give up, i think, like everyone else i will just wait and see.  Thanks for the update.

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Just now, maxjak said:

U r correct, it would seem the normally reliable Oddschecker is not up to speed. and that Paddy Power and Skybet have Gerrard as equal favourite.  I give up, i think, like everyone else i will just wait and see.  Thanks for the update.

Wait and see and hope it’s Hughton.  

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5 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

The fact that nobody is short odds-on suggest that the bookies don’t know who’s really in the running.  This won’t be a big book in the grand scheme of things, and they aren’t gonna lose any money unless people suddenly get a whiff of an appointment and get in before they react (unlikely).

Robbie Fowler was on the news tonight. He’s leaving OZ for an opportunity in the UK

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Personally, I'm still more keen on Hughton. I'm a bit apprehensive about Gerrard; it's a massive risk but I do understand the benefits that his name carries alone. However, can we be bothered to watch another manager learn his trade for the next few years? 

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12 hours ago, ScottishRed said:

It doesn’t stop individuals having two ‘jobs’.

 

12 hours ago, James54De said:

Just forget the idea. It would not be allowed. 100%.

Rooney gets 50k per week as a player & 50k per week as a coach. Coaching wages don't count towards FFP.

Of course Derby are the masters of FFP loopholes, but I'm sure there could be other potential holes.

Not that I'd want to see our club go down that route.

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1 minute ago, The Dolman Pragmatist said:

Linked with Birmingham.

On the news ABC oz it was suggested he has been appointed as a head coach but it didn’t say the club and his four kids are looking forward to living back in the UK.

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6 minutes ago, Seneca the Younger said:

 

Rooney gets 50k per week as a player & 50k per week as a coach. Coaching wages don't count towards FFP.

Of course Derby are the masters of FFP loopholes, but I'm sure there could be other potential holes.

Not that I'd want to see our club go down that route.

The 50:50 role only applies to Lg1 and Lg2 so was a bit of a myth for Rooney.

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9 minutes ago, Seneca the Younger said:

Of course Derby are the masters of FFP loopholes, but I'm sure there could be other potential holes.

Plenty of a***holes at Derby.

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3 minutes ago, View from the Dolman said:

Also LJ was a midfielder, Gerrard was a midfielder. We must never appoint a former midfielder as manager ever again.

That’s why Fowler was a forward. Wait and see,

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59 minutes ago, Moments of Pleasure said:

We're not a big club, remember 

But we do have a big, big benefactor ( big shame he's fwightened of people who know about football)

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