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  • A Yahoo! User Oct 8, 2007 18:46 Flag

    Would you Adam n Eve it?

    A few weeks back Jol was odds on to be the first EPL managerial casualty. Who would have thought that he'd be pipped at the post by the 'special one' and it looks like Bruce of Brum is next. Even some scousers are calling for Benitez head this morning!
    What a carry on! Whats the point of winning anything (Bruce notwithstanding) in the EPL these days when a couple of dodgy results and you're shown the door!
    Whats the odds on BMJ lasting till the end of the season?

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    • Hello John. Yea Harry rang me and said he's read the message above and wanted to make a point of it on skysportsnews. Taught him everything i know, me LOL hehe

      I mention it and as if by magic its on the news 2 days later;)

      A serious point though. Wheres the next superstars? Are we in for a more than baron spell than we already are. What i mean is that weve been around top 10 but never got any better than the semis. Whereas the scenario we could see is not even qualification.


      If that happens then i'll be supporting the scots, welsh and irish

      Will we see us like scotland a few years ago when they were around 80th in the world. Theyre doing brilliant now though. good on 'em

    • here in germany the kids are taught from an early age to compete, not just take part but to win, and they have sports clubs everywhere.
      unlike in england where competition is looked down on, that's the key problem with british sport.

    • So 'arry Redknapp agrees with you....

      I still think that the clubs do not put enough back. When I was a kid football was organised through the schools and the school leagues were the be all and end all. Now, after competetive sport was discouraged at school (to stop poor little Johnnie feeling left out), football is in the hands of local clubs. In this town we must have a dozen clubs catering for 6-16 age groups, with a few of the bigger clubs then going through to U18.
      The biggest single club has over 500 kids on its books. Expand it up - I would assume in this one town alone we have circa 20 kids in each teams age group - 10 age groups, 200 kids per club average. Dozen clubs - 2000-3000 kids in one town playing 'club' based football. I can't believe, that if 'arry and the rest of the clubs actually went looking for talent in this country, they couldn't find it and nurture it.
      He seems to think that 'talen't just appears - in the fortunate few it does (but they still may be missed) - but in most kids they need tuition. So to my mind the big clubs should be setting up training schools around the country to bring on the talent. Not just jetting off to far flung places to buy up pre-grown product. But then how many managers/chairmen would swap a couple of days in Marseille watching the latest French 'star' for a day in Buxton in the middle of November sussing local 'undiscovered' talent? Cynical, no, not me....

    • So 'arry Redknapp agrees with you....

      I still think that the clubs do not put enough back. When I was a kid football was organised through the schools and the school leagues were the be all and end all. Now, after competetive sport was discouraged at school (to stop poor little Johnnie feeling left out), football is in the hands of local clubs. In this town we must have a dozen clubs catering for 6-16 age groups, with a few of the bigger clubs then going through to U18.
      The biggest single club has over 500 kids on its books. Expand it up - I would assume in this one town alone we have circa 20 kids in each teams age group - 10 age groups, 200 kids per club average. Dozen clubs - 2000-3000 kids in one town playing 'club' based football. I can't believe, that if 'arry and the rest of the clubs actually went looking for talent in this country, they couldn't find it and nurture it.
      He seems to think that 'talen't just appears - in the fortunate few it does (but they still may be missed) - but in most kids they need tuition. So to my mind the big clubs should be setting up training schools around the country to bring on the talent. Not just jetting off to far flung places to buy up pre-grown product. But then how many managers/chairmen would swap a couple of days in Marseille watching the latest French 'star' for a day in Buxton in the middle of November sussing local 'undiscovered' talent? Cynical, no, not me....

    • I can understand about scousers wanting Rafa out as he has brought a lot of players in but not always what the scousers want. So as soon as there's a hiccup its ORF WITH HIS HEAD.

      I like the fact that we havent had so many overseas internationals employed and keep our british backbone in place. Im convinced thats why and how Man U are so successful.
      I'd hate to be an all foreign side as my support would wain for England as i have nothing to relate to the national team anymore. Im sure this is what happens to fans, as now if you ask Liverpool fans or Arsenal fans they dont care about the England Team anymore. Quite sad really cos i love watching the world cup with interest.

      And COYS

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      • It just strikes me as absurd these days when actually winning trophies still isnt considered good enough for some. Jose won 2 titles and a few domestic cups...Rafa wins the CL and a few cups.
        Jol gets us 2 top 5 finishes, something we could only dream about a few years back. Sure as fans we would like more than this but gone are the days when managers built dynasties I guess. The exceptions are Fergie and Wanger who joined their clubs in what seems a bygone era....when chairmen gave them time to establish themselves. Fergie was close to the sack at one point early on!

        As for the English question......how do Francenal fans feel when watching France play I wonder? Didn't Cashley recently say he felt left out in the dressing room coz nobody would speak English! Interesting to see how they clubs would cope if UEFA bring in the max 6 foreigners rule.

    • i think he'll see the season out! i doubt very much he'll be in charge next season though, unless we win some silverware!