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Nigel Pearson - Confirmed ‘Manager’ Till End of Season


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54 minutes ago, RedorDead BCFC said:

Anyone thinking him sitting in the stands tonight is concerned. You can bet he gets messages to Simpson and Dowling during the game. Albeit small part but he will have some say tonight. 
OOC players would be looking at this as an incentive to perform as they will be aware of what he can bring to this club and will want to be part of it. 
Players won’t be scared, more than likely looking forward to working with him. 

I wouldn't be surprised if he sits in the stands for the first half and then storms down the steps into the dressing room at half time, gives them an absolute bollocking, and then is in the dugout for the 2nd half! 😂

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After months of being so p!ssed off it is so refreshing to have some hope back. I thought I'd have a look at our odds for a top 6 finish. I got 325/1 !! I know we have been total dug sh!t but that is ridiculous value. It has gone down to 275/1 this morning but brilliant value imo. 11/2 to finish top 12 !!

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50 minutes ago, redsince1994 said:

Ee lad you were lucky. I was t' neighbour in pile of stinging nettles.

Used t' dream of having a dock leaf

We were on council list for  a pile of stinging nettles.

 

Used to live in a pile of dinosaur turds till I was 38 with mum dad and 37 relatives.

 

Was cosy and warm, but we didn't complain.

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Not sure if this has already been posted but check out the below at 13.05 mins in for Kasper Schmeichel absolutely raving about Pearson, his man management skills, the effect he had on his career and on putting the building blocks in place for Leicester's success.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08bblch

I think I am now more excited by Pearson's appointment than for any other in memory. Definitely up there with the Coppell appointment. Can't wait for him to get started!

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Ashton moved fast, decisively and SL has backed the appointment with good money, we presume. Nothing new, both top men and hoping NP lives up to the expectation; save us this season and prepare the club for better things next season.

Should keep this forum less full of whingers and gas for a while - well Saturday at least

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13 minutes ago, Hampshire Red said:

Ashton moved fast, decisively and SL has backed the appointment with good money, we presume. Nothing new, both top men and hoping NP lives up to the expectation; save us this season and prepare the club for better things next season.

Should keep this forum less full of whingers and gas for a while - well Saturday at least

this appointment had nothing to do with ashton, this is steve stepping in as his ceo and chairman had failed 

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2 hours ago, RedRock said:

We didn’t even have an electric calculator in my day. 
 

We had something called a ‘slide rule’, which was one step forward from counting on your fingers (which I still did as a slide rule appeared well beyond my mental capacity then...and probably still is now). Look it up!

When I started my first job back in the 60's, I was a trainee accountant in  a company making sheet metal items, long gone now, but were in Southville.   The only equipment we had was our brains and a hand operated adding machine, the ladies who came in twice a year to check all the accounts, used comptometers.  Ha Ha, those were the days. 

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Just have to keep him now.

Us, Cardiff and Bournemouth now all with interim managers until the end of the season. Maybe some vacancies at the end of the season in a couple of the teams coming down at least. If he does really well here, he will be more attractive to some of those, all with bigger budgets.

I suspect if things go ok, it will be much more us having to still be attractive to him than the other way round. Got to really ‘love’ him and make him feel he can make a real difference here, over the rest of the season.

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1 hour ago, supercidered said:

After months of being so p!ssed off it is so refreshing to have some hope back. I thought I'd have a look at our odds for a top 6 finish. I got 325/1 !! I know we have been total dug sh!t but that is ridiculous value. It has gone down to 275/1 this morning but brilliant value imo. 11/2 to finish top 12 !!

275/1 for a side that hasn't scored in over 7 hours of football and has made losing compulsory yet you think that brilliant value?

As they say ' When The Fun Stops - Stop!'

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It sounds like Pearson is very much the father figure style of manager; he’s caring, supportive but also a firm hand when lines are crossed.

I personally think our young squad will respond to that. 

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24 minutes ago, BTRFTG said:

275/1 for a side that hasn't scored in over 7 hours of football and has made losing compulsory yet you think that brilliant value?

As they say ' When The Fun Stops - Stop!'

I'd be interested as to what Villa's odds were at this point of the season for the year they won the play offs, after 34 games Villa were 13th and 11 points off the play offs. Yes much better squad but still it was a massive task.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, mozo said:

It sounds like Pearson is very much the father figure style of manager; he’s caring, supportive but also a firm hand when lines are crossed.

I personally think our young squad will respond to that. 

They've all got a chance to respond Mozo. If they do I'm sure NP will get more from them than we've seen of late. If they don't it will be because either they're deemed not good enough by a Manager who knows the standards required for success at this level, or they don't want to be here. It will be an interesting process to witness whatever the outcome. In NP we trust. COYR

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Bit late to this after an utter nightmare of a day yesterday

Great appointment, decisive, definitely one of the best available and should be able to start something if possible. Get why contract til seasons end because Covid/other opportunities and hopefully will work out well for both parties. 

Everything we could possibly want realistically

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1 hour ago, Hampshire Red said:

Ashton moved fast, decisively and SL has backed the appointment with good money, we presume. Nothing new, both top men and hoping NP lives up to the expectation; save us this season and prepare the club for better things next season.

Should keep this forum less full of whingers and gas for a while - well Saturday at least

Good on him if he did, however I have a sneaking suspicion that he did so as a result of SL’s boot being metaphorically directed at his backside. I get the feeling it was  more like SL stepped in, told MA what he wanted and told him to make it happen. Would be interesting to know how much SL was involved in convincing NP to come here.  If MA achieved this on his own initiative then he has gone up hugely in my estimation.

For what it’s worth, Ive always suspected that things started to go downhill during GJ’s time when SL moved to Guernsey and was no longer “just down the corridor” from the manager, on a day to day basis, although I know there are some who felt that he got to involved in team matters at that time. There must be  a different mentality and motivation when you are responsible for running the club (MA) as to when your money is running the club (SL). 

SL has shown he is prepared to be patient and back his managers/coaches, but it is good to see that he is also prepared to act decisively when his patience is exhausted.

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22 minutes ago, downendcity said:

Good on him if he did, however I have a sneaking suspicion that he did so as a result of SL’s boot being metaphorically directed at his backside. I get the feeling it was  more like SL stepped in, told MA what he wanted and told him to make it happen. Would be interesting to know how much SL was involved in convincing NP to come here.  If MA achieved this on his own initiative then he has gone up hugely in my estimation.

For what it’s worth, Ive always suspected that things started to go downhill during GJ’s time when SL moved to Guernsey and was no longer “just down the corridor” from the manager, on a day to day basis, although I know there are some who felt that he got to involved in team matters at that time. There must be  a different mentality and motivation when you are responsible for running the club (MA) as to when your money is running the club (SL). 

SL has shown he is prepared to be patient and back his managers/coaches, but it is good to see that he is also prepared to act decisively when his patience is exhausted.

Spot on, it's a great appointment by SL & Pearson will unite the club like Gary Johnson did when he was appointed. And he's a much higher calibre manager. 

Only Ashton can spoil that if he doesn't give Pearson the autonomy he will demand. If that happens Pearson will leave in May.

I think it time to search for a more cost effective CEO, paying Ashton £50k per month for a reduced role is excessive.

We're extremely fortunate to have the Lansdown's as owners. 

 

 

 

 

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I’m still stunned by his appointment, in a positive way of course. But it’s very, very different from our norm and about time. 

I like LJ but I felt we wasted years on that ‘Project’ which looking back wasn’t ever likely to work. I hope SL has got that experiment out of his system and will leave Pearson to be his own man.

Have we ever had a more experienced manager, I can’t think of anyone relatively recently?

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