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Who will win the 2019/20 PL??


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Was the hapless Balls departure interesting. I saw the sad fat wanker trying to reinvent himself as a popular TV personality. I know he was doing some dancing stuff on Strictly and was doing some kind of travelogue a la Portillo.

Yes, I wasn't aware of the DOF until recently but he does seem a good'un and so is the manager. As for staying up, I think you've got a really good chance as you only have to be better than the three shittest teams in the division. I think you'll still be better than Watford and Brentford so that just means one more. :lol:
C Palace implosion incoming... With a bit of luck
 
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I think there's every chance there. I'm not sure about Vieira's credentials at all. I thought he was a tremendous player and loved watching him but football has a long history of great players being shit-awful managers.

There's a couple of others who were very lucky that Sheff U, the baggies and Fulham were so crap. I'd look to Southampton and Burnley as being weak again. Ings looks like he could be on his bike, for a start, which will hurt them badly. We are, apparently, after Ward-Prowse, so if that is true and comes off that'll wound them even more.
 
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I think there's every chance there. I'm not sure about Vieira's credentials at all. I thought he was a tremendous player and loved watching him but football has a long history of great players being shit-awful managers.

There's a couple of others who were very lucky that Sheff U, the baggies and Fulham were so crap. I'd look to Southampton and Burnley as being weak again. Ings looks like he could be on his bike, for a start, which will hurt them badly. We are, apparently, after Ward-Prowse, so if that is true and comes off that'll wound them even more.
I like Viera a lot, but I fear that this is going to be a complete fucking disaster. His time at Nice may be repeated.
 
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I like Viera a lot, but I fear that this is going to be a complete fucking disaster. His time at Nice may be repeated.
I wasn't exactlly sure about what he'd done previously but had a recollection of things not going well. Same with Henry. He went managing somewhere and, whilst I don't know what he's actually up to now, I know at one point he was having a disastrous run at whatever club he'd gone to.
 
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I wasn't exactlly sure about what he'd done previously but had a recollection of things not going well. Same with Henry. He went managing somewhere and, whilst I don't know what he's actually up to now, I know at one point he was having a disastrous run at whatever club he'd gone to.
He did well at NY City (or whatever they're called) in the MLS, but that counts for fuckall, and then he went to Nice and initially did pretty good there too...as most clubs do after a manager is fired and a new one comes in, and then it went to shit and he was fired too.

This whole great player = great manager bullshit fails almost every time. Often it's down to being pushed too quickly and the wheels falling off, never to recover.
Lampard at Chelsea was the most recent example of this; the thing is, I feel that Lampard would make a great manager. He has the knowledge, intelligence, and contacts, yet he's was thrown in the deep end at Chelsea and his best bud Abramovic fired him 18 months later. He should have stayed where he was, at Derby and learned the roped properly.

I feel that while he's gone into a high-profile job (for a first appointment), Gerrad has done the right thing at Rangers. Shitty league, low expectations and a Celtic that has won 192 titles on the bounce, or whatever the fuck the number is.
But he's done brilliantly. Done far better than expected, learned the ropes, handled the pressure, etc., and will eventually move on to a team in a big league and do well.
 

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It was a twat move really from Lampard and there was possibly somewhat hubristic. Obviously, I don't know the operation of his mind but I'm not sure what made him think he had the requisites for a role like that. He should have stayed at Derby.

His old mate John Terry is doing it a smarter way by being assistant at Villa for the last three-ish years, working as part of a team of very experienced coaches, sucking all the knowledge in. I've no idea if he'll make a good manager or not but he's giving himself every chance with a good grounding.

Gerrard did surprise me, despite the lower standard of the league he's in. He just never struck me as having what it takes, but my judgement is obviously questionable. :lol:

The one who makes me laugh is Dwight Yorke. Absolute fucking idiot who can barely string an intelligible sentence together who gets pissy at not being offered interviews at Premier League clubs. Last time I heard, he hadn't even got a decent level of coaching badges but every time the Aston Villa managers job comes up he thinks he should get interviewed. :rofl

Why Villa, I just don't know. He has this weird belief, it seems, that is the place he wants to go and is seemingly oblivious to the fact that the vast majority of the fanbase fucking despise him. However much they idolised him when he played for Villa, he was never forgiven for the manner in which he forced his departure to Man U and for things he had to say when he went to Birmingham City. Whenever he tries to toss his hat in the ring for anything at Villa, the response from the fan is invariably, "I'd rather Harvey got the fucking job than that cunt!"
 
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It was a twat move really from Lampard and there was possibly somewhat hubristic. Obviously, I don't know the operation of his mind but I'm not sure what made him think he had the requisites for a role like that. He should have stayed at Derby.

His old mate John Terry is doing it a smarter way by being assistant at Villa for the last three-ish years, working as part of a team of very experienced coaches, sucking all the knowledge in. I've no idea if he'll make a good manager or not but he's giving himself every chance with a good grounding.

Gerrard did surprise me, despite the lower standard of the league he's in. He just never struck me as having what it takes, but my judgement is obviously questionable. :lol:

The one who makes me laugh is Dwight Yorke. Absolute fucking idiot who can barely string an intelligible sentence together who gets pissy at not being offered interviews at Premier League clubs. Last time I heard, he hadn't even got a decent level of coaching badges but every time the Aston Villa managers job comes up he thinks he should get interviewed. :rofl

Why Villa, I just don't know. He has this weird belief, it seems, that is the place he wants to go and is seemingly oblivious to the fact that the vast majority of the fanbase fucking despise him. However much they idolised him when he played for Villa, he was never forgiven for the manner in which he forced his departure to Man U and for things he had to say when he went to Birmingham City. Whenever he tries to toss his hat in the ring for anything at Villa, the response from the fan is invariably, "I'd rather Harvey got the fucking job than that cunt!"
Yeah, hubris and Abramovic telling him that he's the man for the job. Convincing him, even though he must have thought he's not quite ready.

Terry could well be a great manager, especially as he's doing it the right way and staying well below the radar. He was a world-class player, a world-class cunt...and maybe he can get the hat trick.

I don't think Gerrard has really proved himself yet but he's definitely going about things the right way. He understands that he's a work in progress and becoming a top-flight manager doesn't come easily or quickly. But, he's definitely doing well.

While the number of black managers in football is lower than expected, his claims of racism for not getting the job are way off the mark. He's even kicking up that people like Sol Campbell, with the experience of PLAYING at the high level that he has, shouldn't be managing Grimsby or wherever.
And that's the issue. Yorke doesn't want to manage Wrexham or Macclesfield and try and work his way up and build a reputation. The greasy little cunt wants to step straight into a top job. Yes, it happened with Lampard and probably a few others, but it almost always ends in tears.

Now Harvey in the hot seat. Interesting :think1
 
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He would have been a better appointment than Remi Garde. :lol:

Yes, that's the galling thing with Yorke. The cunt has the brain of a chicken and that sense of entitlement and arrogance that makes for the belief he is above learning the trade of being a manager. He's convinced, because of that chicken-level IQ, that it's racism rather than having nothing to offer that causes executives not to return his calls.

Edit. Fucking typos using a bloody phone! :lol:
 
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