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12 minutes ago, Fantail Breeze said:

It feels weird as an NUFC fan to sit here seeing people turn their nose up at people like Martinez or Gerrard.

 

A week ago I’d have licked a cats poo in the garden for either of them.

 

It’s going to take me a while to recognise we’re not shopping from the bins anymore. 

 

My ultimate wish would be Conte, but to be frank I’d be happy with anyone and give them all a clean slate to work with.


I would have taken them over Bruce, but that’s it. Gerrard really hasn’t done anything to show he’s going to be a top manager yet. I see him the same as I would a manager that has won the Greek or Austrian league. Neil Lennon has 5 SPL’s.

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1 minute ago, Kimbo said:


I would have taken them over Bruce, but that’s it. Gerrard really hasn’t done anything to show he’s going to be a top manager yet. I see him the same as I would a manager that has won the Greek or Austrian league. Neil Lennon has 5 SPL’s.

 

Are we looking for a top manager though? Or are we looking for someone to take us up a few levels?

 

The consortium have talked about gradual improvement and how many top managers are going to want to work with a squad of Joelintons?

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7 minutes ago, Wolfcastle said:

Having said that I like Martinez as a bloke and the football matches he creates, just its in the same way I like to watch fireworks - from afar, without any investment, effort or risk on my part.

 

 

 

this is a very fair way to look at it.

 

he's also technical director at Belgium and has helped design the training ground, scouting network etc. He'd have an awful lot to offer us at this stage of our journey.

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Conte would be the kind of statement of intent appointment I would hope they are looking to make. 

 

If we have to go for someone domestic/less favoured, we could do a lot worse than to look at Potter or Brendan Rodgers. Would favour those two a hell of a lot more than Howe, Gerrard, Lampard, Southgate etc. 

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23 minutes ago, Fantail Breeze said:

 

Are we looking for a top manager though? Or are we looking for someone to take us up a few levels?

 

The consortium have talked about gradual improvement and how many top managers are going to want to work with a squad of Joelintons?


We may not be able to get a top manager, but that doesn’t mean Gerrard is in the next group. Winning the championship for example is far more impressive to me than winning the SPL with an old firm side.

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1 minute ago, OCK said:

Why is Lampard being touted? He did OK at Derby with his million loanees and then underwhelmed at Chelsea (by their standards). 

 

I honestly think it's just a default to mention Lampard if Gerrard comes up these days. :lol:

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2 minutes ago, OCK said:

Why is Lampard being touted? He did OK at Derby with his million loanees and then underwhelmed at Chelsea (by their standards). 

This. Also spent a boatload and failed to get a cohesive team. Tuchel turned up and turned it around immediately with the same players. 

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2 minutes ago, wormy said:

 

I honestly think it's just a default to mention Lampard if Gerrard comes up these days. :lol:

 

Lampard the new Curbishley? [emoji38] 

 

"Oh shit we've used John Gregory, better balance out the fates with a Curbishley to keep the Great Old One happy" 

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15 minutes ago, sh74 said:

Can’t help but thinking Conte would only last a couple of seasons.

Maybe but I personally don’t mind this. You rarely get managers who last a long time, Chelsea change managers all the time, and win all the time. 

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I look at it in tiers:

 

Tier 1- Worldies like Conte etc

 

Tier 2- People who would quickly take us too a higher level in the medium term, Rodgers, Emery etc.

 

Tier 3- Ones who we would have snapped your hand off two days ago but now seem underwhelming. Lampard, Potter, Howe.

 

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The problem with the Conte shout is that the guy lives to win the league and compete for trophies... immediately. He falls out with clubs when that stops being their instant objective or when he feels they're not putting in the same effort to achieve it. Chasing European positions is not what he wants to do. As such, I'm not sure he'd want the job.

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