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    Interesting article in The Guardian:

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...amily-fortunes


    Relevance to Saints? Well, not mentioned in the article was the two years that Anthony Pulis spent at our club. Who can possibly forget him?

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    its quite an interesting subject, it happens in all walks of life and all industries on some level really. I think it gets vey interesting though when its not someone directly involved eg whats happened at cardiff - thats more akin to a pay off of an agent than nepatism

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    Nepotism happens everywhere and tbh it is an understandable concept as to why it happens anyway.

    elites are self-perpetuating and it isn’t a meritocratic society just yet

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    I seem to remember Lawrie's son Chris McMenemy was on our books as a player, then the coaching staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    I seem to remember Lawrie's son Chris McMenemy was on our books as a player, then the coaching staff.
    He was yeah. Pretty sure he ended up at Newcastle at some point - possibly in Keegan's days there?

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    Nepotism has certainly always been around in all walks of life but there's a difference between giving somebody a leg up or first chance compared with long term support for incompetence, as in AP's case.

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    Not quite sure about the Pulis nepotism at Saints as ( very fortunately) Tony Pulis has yet to manage Saints.
    However when our incumbent manager bought his son,who's knees lasted 20 minutes, fans' concern was evident long before we were relegated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsland Red View Post
    Not quite sure about the Pulis nepotism at Saints as ( very fortunately) Tony Pulis has yet to manage Saints.
    However when our incumbent manager bought his son,who's knees lasted 20 minutes, fans' concern was evident long before we were relegated.
    I saw AP play a few times at Staplewood utter utter rubbish - shouted a lot couldnt do it himself.
    At least with the one with the shot knees I got to sit near Louise.....she was probably better than Davenport too

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    .....I think most of the 32,000 in the stadium were better than Davenport

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    The BBC are world leaders at nepotism

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    Kevin Bond....Lawrie must have owed his father a favour!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    I seem to remember Lawrie's son Chris McMenemy was on our books as a player, then the coaching staff.
    Chris McMenemy played local football for a while.

    Not much better than average and never paid his subs!!

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    I always thought if it wasn’t for Dalian Atkinsons rather, Ron, he’d have never made it as a proffesional footballer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsland Red View Post
    Not quite sure about the Pulis nepotism at Saints as ( very fortunately) Tony Pulis has yet to manage Saints.
    However when our incumbent manager bought his son,who's knees lasted 20 minutes, fans' concern was evident long before we were relegated.
    Pulis junior was at Saints and he owed his place in football to his dad. The article is about nepotism in sport.

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