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    I suspect the appointment of Mitchell would be delayed but is perhaps agreed verbally or in principle. Perhaps for next summer? Its not a coincidence that he was previously linked and now we have gone for the Leipzig manager who were both at the club together. We are very clearly going to copy the Leipzig model (our old model under Cortese and Poch - Pre balding old greedy fat man).

    Its brilliant really, Les did nothing but dismantle the previous regime from the second he got control of the club. He's gone, and immediately we seem to be in for a Poch style manager and getting Mitchell back. All his hard work, completely ripped up and reversed within weeks... Love it.

    If reed had stayed he would have been far worse for this club that Lowe. Taking us from a European contender to a league 1 team, whilst destroying our identity. I have no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capitalsaint View Post
    Sunday Mirror suggests Steve Round... https://www.skysports.com/football/transfer-paper-talk

    Villa fan reaction to his sacking (not that it means much) https://www.villatalk.com/topic/1548...round/?page=15
    I would struggle to think of any one worse we could appoint tbh. I'd rather have les back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint86 View Post
    I suspect the appointment of Mitchell would be delayed but is perhaps agreed verbally or in principle. Perhaps for next summer? Its not a coincidence that he was previously linked and now we have gone for the Leipzig manager who were both at the club together. We are very clearly going to copy the Leipzig model (our old model under Cortese and Poch - Pre balding old greedy fat man).

    Its brilliant really, Les did nothing but dismantle the previous regime from the second he got control of the club. He's gone, and immediately we seem to be in for a Poch style manager and getting Mitchell back. All his hard work, completely ripped up and reversed within weeks... Love it.

    If reed had stayed he would have been far worse for this club that Lowe. Taking us from a European contender to a league 1 team, whilst destroying our identity. I have no doubt.
    What a load of old pony. Talk about revisionist history.

    Reed was an integral part of our rise and should take great credit for our continued rise after poch left.

    Things went wrong under his watch but just as he was rightly criticized for this so he should be given credit for when things went well.

    This sort of ******** is what makes this forum so depressing these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevematthews635 View Post
    What a load of old pony. Talk about revisionist history.

    Reed was an integral part of our rise and should take great credit for our continued rise after poch left.

    Things went wrong under his watch but just as he was rightly criticized for this so he should be given credit for when things went well.

    This sort of ******** is what makes this forum so depressing these days.

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    Alright Les calm down.

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    Won't be Paul Mitchell.

    There has been talk that former recruitment chief Paul Mitchell, now working for RB Leipzig, could return to the club.

    However, the Daily Echo understands that is not an option that is currently being explored.
    Source: https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/17...uttl-tomorrow/

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevematthews635 View Post
    What a load of old pony. Talk about revisionist history.

    Reed was an integral part of our rise and should take great credit for our continued rise after poch left.

    Things went wrong under his watch but just as he was rightly criticized for this so he should be given credit for when things went well.

    This sort of ******** is what makes this forum so depressing these days.

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    Couldnt agree with you more!

    Nobody on here has any idea what goes on behind the scenes, right at the top! Saint86 has no idea whether Reed was moved on as he also didnt want to see the prize assets sold every season like us, its just easy to presume it was all Les's fault and what he wanted.

    I would hazard a guess that the DoF would actually be the one that would want to keep the best players, as he is judged on team results/position, etc whereas the owners hold the purse strings and want to balance the books and make profit!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint86 View Post
    I suspect the appointment of Mitchell would be delayed but is perhaps agreed verbally or in principle. Perhaps for next summer? Its not a coincidence that he was previously linked and now we have gone for the Leipzig manager who were both at the club together. We are very clearly going to copy the Leipzig model (our old model under Cortese and Poch - Pre balding old greedy fat man).

    Its brilliant really, Les did nothing but dismantle the previous regime from the second he got control of the club. He's gone, and immediately we seem to be in for a Poch style manager and getting Mitchell back. All his hard work, completely ripped up and reversed within weeks... Love it.

    If reed had stayed he would have been far worse for this club that Lowe. Taking us from a European contender to a league 1 team, whilst destroying our identity. I have no doubt.
    spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim Reaper View Post
    Alright Les calm down.
    He's right though. Reed was appointed a year before we were promoted from League 1 and for all the good Cortese did (and I'm willing to give both of them enormous credit) he was sacked long before Reed for mishandling the clubs finances.

    Rebuilding the squad in 2014 to be not only competitive but better for the next 2 years is a decent achievement and more impressive than simply spending our way out of League 1.

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    Reed and Matt Crocker being linked to the now vacant Technical Director post at the FA
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46440109

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    Sky Sports are calling Ross Wilson the Director of Football Operations, is he filling in for Les temporarily?

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    Quote Originally Posted by st alex View Post
    Sky Sports are calling Ross Wilson the Director of Football Operations, is he filling in for Les temporarily?
    Both he & Les have created so many titles for themselves, I can't keep up.

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    Went a bit quiet on this front. Whether theres any legs to the Mitchell rumour remains to be seen. This appointment is crucial however. All the talk of how good a manager RH is, but if theres a lack of vision from the top and recruitment remains poor then it doesnt matter who is in charge

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsaint View Post
    Went a bit quiet on this front. Whether theres any legs to the Mitchell rumour remains to be seen. This appointment is crucial however. All the talk of how good a manager RH is, but if theres a lack of vision from the top and recruitment remains poor then it doesnt matter who is in charge
    Do you think a top quality manager would join us if we have not changed our ways?
    Mitchell will still have contacts at this club and I’m pretty sure RH has spoken to him about it.
    IMHO Mitchell will join us soon.

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