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    Quote Originally Posted by ALWAYS_SFC View Post
    We might get Les` son, he is highly rated
    The news has hit you hard, hasn’t it pal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    The news has hit you hard, hasn’t it pal?

    I knew you would reply.... stalking again

    Stop trying to be like CB FRY, you are not in his league...

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    I'll take the job. I'll sign maxi gomez in January and buy Mike Ashley a wetherspoons sharer on the agreement that he gives us rafa. I'll slap the owners with a wet kipper and force them to pay for a technician to fix our "black box" as clearly its been playing up for years. I'll do all this before being fired within 24 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALWAYS_SFC View Post
    I knew you would reply.... stalking again
    Whatever makes you feel better, we’re one big family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    I'm worried we might end with a Steve Walsh/Craig Shakespeare/Claudio Ranieri dream team. "It worked before" type stuff.

    All available I believe, and the kind of lazy appointment I can see Gao regime making.
    I would be happy with Ranieri as Hughes' replacement to be honest.

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    I know he ballsed up totally at Everton (cocky "big club" shytes) but what would you think of koeman as reeds replacement? Would he be decent? I'd take it right now. He was at the city game. Is it just a coincidence? Maybe gao and kat have been having words with him to come back. Maybe I'm a bit tipsy.

    Apologies if this has already been speculated. I haven't read the entire thread yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    I'm worried we might end with a Steve Walsh/Craig Shakespeare/Claudio Ranieri dream team. "It worked before" type stuff.

    All available I believe, and the kind of lazy appointment I can see Gao regime making.
    I don't like Ranieri, but would be happy to go with Steve Walsh - I don't think he bought bad players at Everton, just Koeman struggled to use them properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supersubpuckett View Post
    http://www.griffinpark.org/forums/sh...d.php?t=131090

    mixed views on him from their forum - talks of a clear out at the top....sounds familiar......but then others think he's decent and is open and honest with the fans.
    To be honest, I think that's what most fans would appreciate a little bit more from the club.

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    Anyone else expecting us to jump out the frying pan into a ****-off big fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unbelievable Jeff View Post
    I don't like Ranieri, but would be happy to go with Steve Walsh - I don't think he bought bad players at Everton, just Koeman struggled to use them properly.
    Agree Steve Walsh is very good - his success at Leicester predated Ranieri and has long enough track record to conclude that it’s not just luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    Agree Steve Walsh is very good - his success at Leicester predated Ranieri and has long enough track record to conclude that it’s not just luck.
    I really hope whatever happens we get someone in soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    Agree Steve Walsh is very good - his success at Leicester predated Ranieri and has long enough track record to conclude that it’s not just luck.
    Why would he come out of retirement and leave his home in the NW for St Mary's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordonToo View Post
    Why would he come out of retirement and leave his home in the NW for St Mary's?
    When did he retire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordonToo View Post
    Why would he come out of retirement and leave his home in the NW for St Mary's?
    Just saying that if he’d be on my shortlist of suitable candidates whereas others don’t appear to rate him. Of course whether he’d be a desirable hire is one thing; whether it’d be feasible is quite another, though I don’t think it’s beyond the realm of possibility.

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    Very coincidental that he's going now. Statement less than 3hours old...

    I'd certainly take him, he has done a fantastic job at Brentford and is the kind of name we should be looking at more regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecuk268 View Post
    Who actually appoints Reed's replacement?

    Surely it needs to be someone with a good knowledge of the football scene worldwide. That's not Ralph or Kat, so who advises them?
    I'm saying the two fellers who represent Gao will have some input

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint86 View Post
    Very coincidental that he's going now. Statement less than 3hours old...

    I'd certainly take him, he has done a fantastic job at Brentford and is the kind of name we should be looking at more regularly.
    He’s a CEO, not a DoF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tajjuk View Post
    Target someone from a set up that is known to get more than their resources, makes good signings that sell for more and gets youth into the team, that is what we were supposed to be about until we lost our way.

    So identify a club in Europe or here where someone has a played a key role in that clubs success and see if we can tempt them to come work here.

    Marc Overmars Ajax's DoF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    He’s a CEO, not a DoF.
    Also he isn't going until the end of the year, we wouldn't have sa ked Les knowing this fella would not be here until January.

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    Who was that French scout we brought in recently? Maybe the ‘scouting’ role was all a cover up for a speedy promotion to DoF?

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    I'll do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddisalegend View Post
    Marc Overmars Ajax's DoF?


    Ajax are looking to make waves over the next few years, I believe their days of standing still are going to be over.

    If they get Alderweirld in the summer they will have a very very good team to challenge in europe

    Edit - I am a ajax fan as well

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    Who ever is appointed, it's going to feel like a long overdue renewal. Quite apart from Reed's poor last 30 months or so, he personified the staleness and atrophy which has descended on SFC. He seemed like an ageing civil servant waiting for the final superannuation payout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austsaint View Post
    Who ever is appointed, it's going to feel like a long overdue renewal. Quite apart from Reed's poor last 30 months or so, he personified the staleness and atrophy which has descended on SFC. He seemed like an ageing civil servant waiting for the final superannuation payout.
    Having seen Ralph's interview in the Echo I wouldn't hold out to much hope for things changing drastically if I'm honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by doddisalegend View Post
    Having seen Ralph's interview in the Echo I wouldn't hold out to much hope for things changing drastically if I'm honest.
    I wonder if he’ll go all North American franchise on us.
    The major hockey, and many other sports franchises, operate with presidents/CEO, general manager, finance, personnel, recruiting, development all managed and run by separate people. Nobody has one over riding leadership role in the way a DOF would. They’ll adjust the roles within the club so that Wilson heads up recruiting and others will adjust roles. That way we don’t need an DOF replacement, we fill the new roles like development

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintZamboni View Post
    I wonder if he’ll go all North American franchise on us.
    The major hockey, and many other sports franchises, operate with presidents/CEO, general manager, finance, personnel, recruiting, development all managed and run by separate people. Nobody has one over riding leadership role in the way a DOF would. They’ll adjust the roles within the club so that Wilson heads up recruiting and others will adjust roles. That way we don’t need an DOF replacement, we fill the new roles like development
    That's ok, as long as they can also convince the PL to have North American style no relegation.

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    I doubt there will be a Director of Football, I dont think any of the Board would have a clue who to appoint. There isnt a football person on it! Not even an English person, unless I've missed someone. I just want to think my team is run by football lovers willing to invest. Don't see any prospect of either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dellman View Post
    I doubt there will be a Director of Football, I dont think any of the Board would have a clue who to appoint. There isnt a football person on it! Not even an English person, unless I've missed someone. I just want to think my team is run by football lovers willing to invest. Don't see any prospect of either.
    What would that board do if Hughes decided to resign then?

    If you don't think they are capable of overseeing a simple recruitment process for a board level sporting director, how can they ever recruit anyone connected to the playing side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    What would that board do if Hughes decided to resign then?

    If you don't think they are capable of overseeing a simple recruitment process for a board level sporting director, how can they ever recruit anyone connected to the playing side?


    I'm trying to imagine what it would be like to be interviewed for a job by Ralph...

    Ralph " ahh Mr Moyes come in to this space I like to call a "room". Please sit down on that device I like to call "a chair".

    Moyes "errh thanks"

    Ralph " Let me introduce you to our owner Mr Goa. He doesn't actually speak English. Luckily I have a full roster of words at my disposal"

    Moyes "ok"

    Ralph "First I should let you know a few things about the club. We are a large micro club with a variable, neutral, cost based, gender fluid budget.

    Thanks to our academy we don't buy talent we make it! and then errmm... send it out on loan to league one in the hope someone will buy it.

    We are an ambitious club set on champions league glory but also mindful we are just behind Accrington Stanley in terms of resources....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefScummer View Post
    I would be happy with Ranieri as Hughes' replacement to be honest.
    Raneiri could make a good replacement for Uncle Les.

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    That would be a step in the right direction...

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    oh yeah I think the board will **** themselves silly over him

    He appointed Daniel Farke as head coach in May that year and has helped reconstruct a new squad, despite raising over £80m from sales of players including James Maddison, Alex Pritchard, Josh Murphy and Jonny Howson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangelyBrown View Post
    That would be a step in the right direction...

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    For us perhaps, but not sure he'd see it that way .. leaving a team on the up at the top of the Championship for one possibly going the other way.

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    How do we have a shortlist of candidates when our esteemed Chairman told us that we were going to undertake a thorough review of our football operations now Reed had be sacked?

    Turns out it was more BS from Ralph, and they are quite happy with the structure they just want a better candidate.

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    Probably the Quincy Promes of football administration.

    A load of media hype/rumours and then it all goes quiet and then we recruit no-one or someone utterly hopeless.

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    Well if he’s true to form, expect someone’s whose coaching at Dortmund to be our new manager

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    Interesting bit on Webber:


    Webber went to Queens Park Rangers under Mark Hughes and regretted the decision, taking a pay-cut to go to Wolverhampton Wanderers as head of recruitment for the first team under Jez Moxey.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...-a8625396.html

    Can't see why he'd want to come to us whilst he's at a well run club at Norwich with things going well for him.

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    In a quirky twist, Webber replaced Ross Wilson @ Huddersfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    Interesting bit on Webber:




    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...-a8625396.html

    Can't see why he'd want to come to us whilst he's at a well run club at Norwich with things going well for him.
    Unless he brings their head coach with him.

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    Stuart is a decent, smart and talented young guy.

    He loves his job at Norwich and his wife is also employed at the club.

    Would take a lot (money) to get him to move just now

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    Unless he brings their head coach with him.
    Who only has 8 months left on his contract incidentally

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    "Webber went to Queens Park Rangers under Mark Hughes and regretted the decision, taking a pay-cut to go to Wolverhampton Wanderers as head of recruitment for the first team under Jez Moxey."


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    Obligatory YouTube video...


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    Sounds like an estate agent who’s played too much FM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    Sounds like an estate agent who’s played too much FM.
    I thought there was some good stuff in there.

    The pertinent quote is: "The job, in a nutshell, will be judged on how good the recruitment is and how good the head coach is".

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    Seems to know where he is going and what he wants but having a Board in China does not turn him on. Has the Hoddle "Them things" syndrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eelpie View Post
    Raneiri could make a good replacement for Uncle Les.
    Too late, he's gone to Fulham.

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    Picked up this quote form a Guardian article -

    Transfers are the responsibility of the sporting director, Stuart Webber. His strategy for the club also involves the promotion of youth
    Maybe we are going for both, Webber and Farke

    I like these quotes from/about Farke -

    The 40-year-old’s Borussia Dortmund II squad conceded the fewest goals in the German fourth tier last season, but Farke revealed he is a disciple of possession football.

    “It depends on the players you have got but to bring it to the point I like to have the ball,” he said. “I like to be in possession and dominate the games. I hope to bring it to the guys so we can fulfil the hopes and expectations. I want my players to stay compact, to defend and react well. I want a brave team, an offensive team, a team who will press high.

    “I like my teams to be in possession and it is the quality of possession that makes a difference. That is what determines which positions you lose the ball and how dangerous those situations are. I work on concentrating on an idea with the ball but with my team last season we had the fewest number of goals against us.

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