13:21, Wed 9 Oct
Must have posted a million times about people exaggerating.

Cotterill did really well at Bristol City, OK at Donny, but lost it after that at BCFC

Redknapp had a great record earlier in his career, would have been a great gee-up merchant, but the clubs that he was at in the later parts of his career did have a tendency to suddenly accrue large debts

Zola? Stats show that for all that he was great player and apparently a decent bloke, he's a poor manager.

Monk? Long and solid playing career at Swansea, decentish record as a manager to date, but does seem to have been linked more than most with the scourge of modern footy - dodgy agents.

Like most clubs at our level we've had a fair share of chancers, spivs and the like...which I guess we all have to do until we find a mutual fit.

Oh and Oakwell never held 100K. Sure it used to have a vast uncovered open end - approx 20K, so smaller than Hillsboro at 23K - where the professional Yorkshiremen who live there could boast about 'ow 'ard they were
15:15, Wed 9 Oct
Sacking of Gomes at Reading just been confirmed. Mark Hughes to take over apparently.
Tell you what that crack is really moreish.
15:22, Wed 9 Oct
Another one Michael Morrison has seen off
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15:45, Wed 9 Oct
Balti
They can profit from our dealings however they like as long as the players they bring in have a positive impact on the side. And, considering the restrictions imposed on him, Garry Monk had a good track record in the transfer market.

Hilarious you can suggest that as Redknapp really was a major remnant of the ‘brown paper bag’ era. It really isn’t ‘all right’ for managers to profit in any way they want.
16:26, Wed 9 Oct
They have spent shitloads of money.
16:27, Wed 9 Oct
Super Hans
Sacking of Gomes at Reading just been confirmed. Mark Hughes to take over apparently.

and the Reading technical director is ours and Hughes' old pal Mark Bowen.
06:33, Thu 10 Oct
HackneyBlue
Super Hans
Sacking of Gomes at Reading just been confirmed. Mark Hughes to take over apparently.

and the Reading technical director is ours and Hughes' old pal Mark Bowen.

They were the whole reason that Savage left, that really was the beginning of the end of our Prem "success" (unbeatables notwithstanding of course). Bruce never really got to grips with Bowen's departure (Eric Black anyone?) let alone Savage leaving.

Still smarts...
08:02, Thu 10 Oct
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HackneyBlue
Super Hans
Sacking of Gomes at Reading just been confirmed. Mark Hughes to take over apparently.

and the Reading technical director is ours and Hughes' old pal Mark Bowen.

They were the whole reason that Savage left, that really was the beginning of the end of our Prem "success" (unbeatables notwithstanding of course). Bruce never really got to grips with Bowen's departure (Eric Black anyone?) let alone Savage leaving.

Still smarts...



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11:25, Thu 10 Oct

But Eric Black spoke fluent French

... apparently he still does :-)
11:27, Thu 10 Oct
yep went massively downhill when Bowen left
11:36, Thu 10 Oct
Bruce instigated Bowen's departure as I remember it?
16:11, Thu 10 Oct
newblue
Balti
They can profit from our dealings however they like as long as the players they bring in have a positive impact on the side. And, considering the restrictions imposed on him, Garry Monk had a good track record in the transfer market.

Hilarious you can suggest that as Redknapp really was a major remnant of the ‘brown paper bag’ era. It really isn’t ‘all right’ for managers to profit in any way they want.
Certain Managers have or have had it installed into their contracts that they get a cut of whatever profits they generate selling players, Dario Gradi and Barry Fry being two such notable examples. Such clauses now don't even stop at the Manager at clubs.

And as long as the side is doing alright on the pitch I don't give a eff if the manager or anyone else is filling his or her boots. Take two managerial greats and ironically enough self anointed Socialist men of the people, Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough. Sir Alex tried to siphon of numerous deals through his son before the Beeb caught him out on it (hence why he didn't talk to them for nearly ten years) and Clough pocketed cash from transfers, exhibition games, cup final tickets...wherever and whenever he could get his hands on it, he'd get his hands on it.

Do/did United fans care about Ferguson's blatant nepotism? Do/did Forest fans care that Clough had his hands on enough brown envelopes to fill a branch of Staples? No, because the fact they looked to make a few quid for themselves every now and then didn't affect the wonderful teams they put out.

Until whatever he was doing was negatively affecting the side then as far as I'm concerned Garry Monk could've sought to conduct transfers through Barney the Dinosaur for all I cared.