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Nigel Pearson - Confirmed ‘Manager’ Till End of Season


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19 minutes ago, TedsHeadIs Red said:

The question is whether Pearson's no nonsense approach will be right for our players.

Will they be motivated or will they crumble under such discipline? After all, they haven't proved themselves to be tough nuts so far.

Nigel may have to bring some cotton wool.

NP: “I’ve talked about aura already, and it never ceases to amaze me that when people meet me, they say, ‘Oh, you’re much smaller than I thought you were.’ Is that something to do with my presence? I don’t know. I’ve learned to use the tools that I have. I’m approachable, I have warmth and I have humanity. I like the company of people, but I like to know where the lines are. “

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15 minutes ago, The Bard said:

He did a very good job at Watford. They were all but down when he took over. 

 

14 minutes ago, Monkeh said:

Sacked him lost the last 2 without him and got relegated, he would of kept them up

 

11 minutes ago, billywedlock said:

They were 7 points adrift when he took over, and 3 points safe with 2 games to go when he was sacked . That they then got relegated was crazy. Reading the press, it says he was being tipped for manager of the season if he had kept them up. So hard to say he did not perform. Derby is less clear what went wrong though. 

 

10 minutes ago, petehinton said:

The job he did at Watford was unbelievable?!

 

4 minutes ago, TheReds said:

Unsure how you can think he didn't do a decent job, all things considered in his last job at Watford? Any manager to even get them close to surviving from when he took over would have struggled imo.

I am simply pointing out that some Watford fans don't think he did such a great job, as confirmed here: Views of Watford supporters: Nigel Pearson | WFC Forums

Their last two games were against Man City and Arsenal so dubious to suggest they definitely would have stayed up had he remained in post. I agree, from the outside it looked like he did very well, but then I doubt any of us were watching all of Watford's games. 

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1 minute ago, Kid in the Riot said:

 

 

 

 

I am simply pointing out that some Watford fans don't think he did such a great job, as confirmed here: Views of Watford supporters: Nigel Pearson | WFC Forums

Their last two games were against Man City and Arsenal so dubious to suggest they definitely would have stayed up had he remained in post. I agree, from the outside it looked like he did very well, but then I doubt any of us were watching all of Watford's games. 

Some supporters probably thought Holden was the best manager since Dicks, not sure it a useful yardstick.

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20 minutes ago, TedsHeadIs Red said:

The question is whether Pearson's no nonsense approach will be right for our players.

Will they be motivated or will they crumble under such discipline? After all, they haven't proved themselves to be tough nuts so far.

Nigel may have to bring some cotton wool.

Never been a fan of players who you need to mother to get the best out of them

they are the type who hide when the going gets tough

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25 minutes ago, BRISTOL86 said:

I’m guessing he may be expected to work with the current coaches until the end of the season and then will be offered a permanent deal if it’s in everyone’s interests, and given free reign to bring his own team in? 

Here’s hoping because on the evidence of what we’ve seen on the pitch our coaching is horrendous. 

I believe he usually uses Craig Shakespeare. 

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29 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

True. It is a slight concern though that you really have to go back to 2014/15 for the last time Pearson did an impressive job at a club - Leicester.

Did not do well at Derby or in Belgium with Leuven. 

I think we all have misgivings about Nigel and each circumstance is different but for where we are right now? 

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8 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

 

 

 

 

I am simply pointing out that some Watford fans don't think he did such a great job, as confirmed here: Views of Watford supporters: Nigel Pearson | WFC Forums

Their last two games were against Man City and Arsenal so dubious to suggest they definitely would have stayed up had he remained in post. I agree, from the outside it looked like he did very well, but then I doubt any of us were watching all of Watford's games. 

You can only judge by his results at Watford and they were excellent and who'to say he wouldn't of got anything against Man City in what was a meaningless fixture for them and a woeful Arsenal team

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5 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

 

 

 

 

I am simply pointing out that some Watford fans don't think he did such a great job, as confirmed here: Views of Watford supporters: Nigel Pearson | WFC Forums

Their last two games were against Man City and Arsenal so dubious to suggest they definitely would have stayed up had he remained in post. I agree, from the outside it looked like he did very well, but then I doubt any of us were watching all of Watford's games. 

A lot of what they’ve said correlates with when he had covid which is a fairly large caveat and in the sky article it sounds like he had it for some time. Obviously from the outside it would’ve looked like he started well and tailed off 

Football fans forget players and management are humans (some are exceptional) themselves 

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28 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

True. It is a slight concern though that you really have to go back to 2014/15 for the last time Pearson did an impressive job at a club - Leicester.

Did not do well at Derby or in Belgium with Leuven. 

 

These are my concerns as well.

I think if he's appointed we have a pretty decent chance of getting out of the tailspin we're in and picking up enough points this season that at least we won't get to witness a Pearson v Barton technical area glare-off in 21/22.

Whether he's the long-term guy for us, I'm less convinced.  But like everyone else who comes here, they start with a clean slate as far as I'm concerned.

I'm mainly happy that it appears Steve Lansdown didn't take an aeon to make a decision.

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1 minute ago, bristolcitysweden said:

Will the players react to flogging 

Is this a Swedish coaching method Tommy ?  Make them swim naked in the Cumberland Basin and then a good flogging with a lump of birch ?

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I certainly think he is a good choice to come in and stop the immediate rot, as said at least until the end of the season. Beyond this season I am unsure, but as of right now keeping us away from getting sucked into a relegation fight is the job, and I think he is a great choice for that.

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5 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

 

 

 

 

I am simply pointing out that some Watford fans don't think he did such a great job, as confirmed here: Views of Watford supporters: Nigel Pearson | WFC Forums

Their last two games were against Man City and Arsenal so dubious to suggest they definitely would have stayed up had he remained in post. I agree, from the outside it looked like he did very well, but then I doubt any of us were watching all of Watford's games. 

They were 7 points from safety when he took over, and he got them 26 points from 22 games. No I didn't watch every Watford game, but I still don't see how that is not a very good job looking from the outside. Would they have stayed up with him, maybe, maybe not. But what we need now is to simply stay up, and I think he will do that and if he gets us playing half decent football on top of that then it's a massive bonus and deserves consideration for a longer contract. I am more than happy if we appoint him, as I think he will stop the rot, and give some players a massive kick up the arse. We can all judge the style, tactics etc at the end of this season.

 

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1 hour ago, Richard Head said:

“Let’s talk about the future now we’ve put the past away.” Less Than Zero - Elvis Costello

More Pearson informed SL:

"Don't you think that I know that walking on water won't make me a miracle man?"

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Personally, my preferences (of those realistically linked) were Cook and Neil. Howe after that, though I’m not/was not convinced this was the right moment for him.

Pearson, to me, is a high risk, high reward appointment. I worry it could implode if he goes heavy handed with a group of players already feeling sorry for themselves but on the flip side, if he brought stability, it’s a calibre of appointment that could easily take us to the next level.

Presuming it all goes through it will be fascinating to hear the sound bytes from Ashton/Lansdown on how he will fit into the model if our relationship extends beyond the summer.

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6 minutes ago, S_C said:

Personally, my preferences (of those realistically linked) were Cook and Neil. Howe after that, though I’m not/was not convinced this was the right moment for him.

Pearson, to me, is a high risk, high reward appointment. I worry it could implode if he goes heavy handed with a group of players already feeling sorry for themselves but on the flip side, if he brought stability, it’s a calibre of appointment that could easily take us to the next level.

Presuming it all goes through it will be fascinating to hear the sound bytes from Ashton/Lansdown on how he will fit into the model if our relationship extends beyond the summer.

Why do you think this might be the case?

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