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14 minutes ago, BondJovi said:

Who would be the manager equivalent of a Japanese car?

Good question and one that I cannot answer.

Certainly not in our price range. I guess Pep, Klopp are the nearest to probable, if not guaranteed, success.

It's probably where the car analogy ends because different managers suit different clubs and circumstances whereas Japanese cars are generally reliable.

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1 hour ago, DC-1975 said:

It's difficult though, as whoever comes in will probably be under pressure by January if results don't improve. We have 11 games before January, will a new manager be prepared to experiment and put their new job under threat before it's even really begun or will they just try and get through with experience and start from January, when they can make some additions?

I've no idea who the new manager should be, but I'll support them and judge them on what they achieve once in the job.

Thing is though, we are scoring zero goals from our current squad and when I see Lawrence, Waghorn, Jozwiak, whilst all are tricky customers on their day, I just don't envisage goals. 

We need to shake it up. 

We have lots of players who can load the gun but they're all too scared to shoot. 

The young guns are banging them in and whilst I appreciate that's at a totally different level, they have the confidence and the desire. 

A new manager could be clever as few would criticise for playing youth. 

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1 hour ago, BondJovi said:

Who would be the manager equivalent of a Japanese car?

Interesting one. Japanese cars have moved on so much from the "dull but worthy" efforts of the 80s and 90s.

Paul Cook - Honda Civic in decent nick

Mick McCarthy - 90s Corolla that's somehow still going, but zero street cred

Gary Rowett - Non-Evo Mitzi Lancer. Alloys and bodykit and trainers.

Mourinho - Honda NSX, it has top performance and a strong cult following, but it's just not the Ferrari you wanted

Chris Wilder - Mitzi Evo - car snobs might not rate it next to exotic brands but it puts in a hell of a drive.

Tony Pulis - Nissan Micra. Fulfills the function of being "a car" but absolutly zero driving enjoyment to be had.

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This is the issue with today's culture in general.  Because we're able to find out anything about anything at the click of a Search button, when we're unable to obtain instant knowledge about something, especially something we care about so much, we lose our poo about it.  In the old days, you'd read about a potential transfer target the day before he signed, now with all these sad Bamfords on Twitter turning the merest shred of information into an exclusive article, it can be months before we see a player holding up a Rams scarf.  In between those two things we can go on Youtube, other team's forums to gauge what the players like, sign him on FM and claim to know everything about him, argue on here why you think he's going to be complete poo, and how he's no Chris Martin.  The process of sighing a player or a manager hasn't really changed for years, just our supposed understanding of how it works has because we're able to invest in each step of the process more.  I guess that's a long way of saying, folk just need to be patient...

I'm sure most of you won't even be able to comprehend having to wait a full 24 hours before seeing the highlights of a game, or waiting impatiently at Smith's newsagents in Mickleover for The Green Un to arrive so you can read a match report.  Happier times

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8 minutes ago, RadioactiveWaste said:

Interesting one. Japanese cars have moved on so much from the "dull but worthy" efforts of the 80s and 90s.

Paul Cook - Honda Civic in decent nick

Mick McCarthy - 90s Corolla that's somehow still going, but zero street cred

Gary Rowett - Non-Evo Mitzi Lancer. Alloys and bodykit and trainers.

Mourinho - Honda NSX, it has top performance and a strong cult following, but it's just not the Ferrari you wanted

Chris Wilder - Mitzi Evo - car snobs might not rate it next to exotic brands but it puts in a hell of a drive.

Tony Pulis - Nissan Micra. Fulfills the function of being "a car" but absolutly zero driving enjoyment to be had.

That makes Klopp an Impreza WRX!!!

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This isn’t the worst time. International breaks and the summer is.

I find this the most interesting time, chance to refresh the optimism levels and hope that any fractures in the fan base can be healed with better results.

Of course, this could all go Pete Tong and regardless of who we appoint, you won’t please every fan.

Would be nice to come on at 5pm without seeing sack the manager threads....for a few weeks at least.

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1 hour ago, Boycie said:

Remember when we had this wait and then Jim Smith was appointed.

Oh how we all moaned.

and don’t say you didn’t cus u is lying init

I keep seeing stuff about how the fans were underwhelmed by Smith's appointment.

Why were they? After a quick browse on Wikipedia, it seems he had done a good job pretty much everywhere he went.

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3 minutes ago, ramsbottom said:

That makes Klopp an Impreza WRX!!!

I've always liked the Scoobys, loved 90s rallying - Escort Cosworth, Lancia Integrale, the early Imprezza and Evo models. I was too young for the Group B madness but perhaps 600+bhp on gravel raods was a bit silly outside of a playstation.

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For me  I just take it for what it is ..with hope and anticipation  that any manager coming in will do a great job ... seen managers come and go ...from BHC  to Phillip  Cocu  

The sad criteria is I've only seen four managers from BHC  to Philip Cocu  win domestic trophies .... just a thought IM A JINX 😭

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The real question is, What manager do we not want leaving in 6 months time. i`m totally deflated about Cocu leaving. i`m just dreading we have a intermediate manager. someone who knows he`ll be gone in a year. lets be realistic. We turn over managers. we peaked years ago. We only seem to make headlines with our off pitch antics. I had high hopes with cocu. i was optimistic too.

i thought we would be right up there, ready for playoffs. i`m absolutely dreading getting a half baked manager, or some intermediate-of a half baked manager. at the moment league 1 is a possibility. 

"there is something seriously wrong, what is it?"

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1 hour ago, RadioactiveWaste said:

Interesting one. Japanese cars have moved on so much from the "dull but worthy" efforts of the 80s and 90s.

Paul Cook - Honda Civic in decent nick

Mick McCarthy - 90s Corolla that's somehow still going, but zero street cred

Gary Rowett - Non-Evo Mitzi Lancer. Alloys and bodykit and trainers.

Mourinho - Honda NSX, it has top performance and a strong cult following, but it's just not the Ferrari you wanted

Chris Wilder - Mitzi Evo - car snobs might not rate it next to exotic brands but it puts in a hell of a drive.

Tony Pulis - Nissan Micra. Fulfills the function of being "a car" but absolutly zero driving enjoyment to be had.

You missed out Steve McClaren - Vauxhall Astra. Okay for the first few months but usually gets changed before the annual service.

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