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Steve Round Off?

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Heard on TalkSport this morning that Steve "wally with the brolly" McClaren is the favourite for the West Ham job and, if so, Steve Round is lined up as his number 2. They worked together at Middlesbrough and I wondered what impact (if any) that would have on us?

I don't think he seems to bring a lot to the table and this may give us a chance to change things, get someone new in etc... Or would Moyes just play safe and employ Alan Irvine again?
Jamie Morgan, Midlands     Posted 16/05/2011 at 10:55:25

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Richard Dodd
1   Posted 16/05/2011 at 14:32:23

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Promotion for Stubbsy at Goodison or perhaps a toe in the water for Captain Pip?
Luke O'Farrell
2   Posted 16/05/2011 at 14:52:25

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TalkSport produces tripe so I wouldn't expect Round to be off anyway anytime soon.
Ben Jones
3   Posted 16/05/2011 at 14:59:09

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Why anyone would want to move away from a well established Prem club to one in the Championship is beyond me.

Can't think for a second this one's true.
Alex Kociuba
4   Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:31:05

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Ben, an increase in wages perhaps?
Gavin Ramejkis
5   Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:32:22

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Question you need to ask is why didn't Shteevee Mcboring take him to any of the other clubs he was manager at?
Andy Codling
6   Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:34:10

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Can they take Moyes as well?
Ray Roche
7   Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:35:43

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Or a return for Alan Irvine?
Ray Roche
8   Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:36:46

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Sorry, wasn't thinking.
He wasn't a defender.
Martin Mason
9   Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:36:58

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The desired outcome is, I believe, that Round leaves. That therefore is the least likely to happen.
Jamie Morgan
10   Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:41:47

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I thought about both Neville and Stubbsy too, Richard, I still think we missed a trick when Steve Clarke was available after leaving Chelsea, now the Shite have him.
Mark Wayman
11   Posted 16/05/2011 at 17:56:39

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Steve "Flavour of the month" Clarke didn't do so well at Newcastle or West Ham.

He did at Chelsea when Mourinho ruled the roost and has at Liverpool once they had nothing to play for ? but they often do that don't they?

I feel that we need freshening up big time in the coaching department, in mindset as much as anything. Unfortunately, I don't see anything changing.
Colin Malone
12   Posted 16/05/2011 at 18:42:01

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Davey Weir.
Brian Waring
13   Posted 16/05/2011 at 18:58:26

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Colin, please don't!!!
Dalziel Kane
14   Posted 16/05/2011 at 19:03:38

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After Grant, West Ham will go for Dangermouse, Penfold or that white creature that crawled along the ground, they couldn't do any worse.

Furthermore, anything 'TalkShite' comes up with is hardly a reliable source, I don't listen to that if I can help it, I can see McClaren actually getting the Boleyn Job, but anything more seems a bit far-fetched.
Joe McMahon
15   Posted 16/05/2011 at 19:20:39

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There is a Boro fan at work. Fans didn't like Round due to his negative tactics outlook. He won't be working with McClaren again he tells me. If Round left to go anywhere, he will be replaced by another ex-defender. It made me think would Big Vic's progress been any better with an attacker on the coaching staff? Guess we'll never know.
Andy Crooks
16   Posted 16/05/2011 at 20:17:17

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How about a "temporary" summer job for Glen Hoddle? Advising on possible signings and doing a bit of coaching. In no way would this be intended to undermine David Moyes; after all, his record speaks for itself.
Dave Wilson
17   Posted 16/05/2011 at 20:20:50

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Glenn Hoddle? Glenn Hoddle?

We need a man who has played and managed at the higest level.

A man who hates hoofball as much as he hates the sidewards pass.

A man who has spent years improving kids who were originally told they weren`t good enough.

A man has first hand experience of managing a team whose fans' expectations are greater than the players' ability.

A man who will be ruthless with players who are past their best, or not pulling their weight.

A man who is nobody's fool, but who has proven he is crazy enough to take the job.
Somebody we could afford because he feels he has unfinished business and is desperate to prove many people wrong. A man who could understand and nurture youngsters like Rodwell

Glenn Hoddle? ... actually, If Moyes fucks off, we could do an awful lot worse.
Guy Rogers
18   Posted 16/05/2011 at 21:56:50

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Big Dunc?
Guy Rogers
19   Posted 16/05/2011 at 21:58:26

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How about John Parrott ? he will repeat everything Moyes says!
Ray Roche
20   Posted 16/05/2011 at 22:38:12

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Hoddle has his own academy in Spain trying to improve players who have been let go by their own League clubs and eventually finding them a new club (for a fee). Would he give up his business to go back into management?
Aidy Dews
21   Posted 16/05/2011 at 22:47:42

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I think our football as suffered since Round as been Number 2; the way we set up off the ball and don't close down is a lot to do with him as we were never like that when Irvine was second in command.

When not in possesion of the ball and defending, we seem to drop back in and have two banks of four or a four and a five sittng off the opposition and inviting pressure instead of closing down and defending higher up the pitch.

I see every other Premier League team get their team shape and close down high up the pitch in packs and we seem to be the only team that, when it isn't in possession of the ball, gets men back in our own half, have our two banks of DFs & MFs and then sit off instead of getting in the opposition's faces.

I mean we have everybody back in our own box defending a corner, we don't have one single player or two up either on the half-way line or touchline to give the opposition something to worry about if or when we clear our lines and have a chance to break. Instead, when it is cleared straight to the opposition, we're put back under pressure as it drops to the opposite side and they put the ball back into the box.

And our football and movement at times is so slow it looks very amateurish at best; after a few of passes it either goes sideways, backwards, long or gets taken off us easily, or we give the ball away cheaply and we're under the cosh again so easily just by a lack of spark and imagination in our play.

We really do need to work on our football and movement, to up it a pace and learn to be patient when in possesion, instead of being impatient and going back and then long in a matter of passes. Our play as got to improve upon the dire, slow play we conjure up at the moment that, more often than not, resorts to long-ball stuff like we do a lot at present.

I do feel as though Steve Round's coaching ability is showing up in us at present, on and off the ball. If he left, which I doubt, I wouldn't be too bothered to be honest... why not promote from within and give Stubbsy the assistant's role? I've seen the reserves a few times this season ? his team likes to get the ball down and play with good movement and they do close down and get in the oppositions faces. With him being an Evertonian, he would drum into the players the spirit and fight to play for the royal blue of Everton, IMO!
Gary Sedgwick
22   Posted 17/05/2011 at 00:36:20

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Mike Walker? Howard Kendall #4? Colin Harvey?

Seriously, what about Chris Hughton? Did a good job at Newcastle IMO.
Andy Crooks
23   Posted 17/05/2011 at 00:37:01

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Aidy, I agree with you about the passion of Stubbs but, even for allowing that reserve teams results are 90% irrelevant, the other 10% are pretty poor.
Andy Crooks
24   Posted 17/05/2011 at 00:40:18

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Ray, I reckon Hoddle would give it all up for one more chance. I would pose this question to everyone on Toffeeweb:

What would give you more of a buzz this summer. Moyes to Villa and Hoddle to Everton? Or , err... same as fucking usual?

Ray Roche
25   Posted 17/05/2011 at 07:27:42

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Andy Crooks

I was always impressed by Hoddle the player and also the style of football his sides tried to play... although,it has to be said, his success rate is probably worse than Moyes.
Lee Courtliff
26   Posted 17/05/2011 at 11:48:20

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Glenn Hoddle should be a good manager but........what has he ever done in management?

He was doing quite well with England and quite well at Southampton then flopped at Spurs!

If we want Moyes replacing surely we should want someone proven or someone young and on the up.

Glenn Hoddle is not proven(as a manager) and he definitely isn't young and on the up.

I would be more excited if we got Lambert. But that's just me.
Erik Dols
27   Posted 17/05/2011 at 12:04:46

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Glenn Hoddle? His teams play football that's attractive on the eye but gets you draws all the way. Got kicked out of the WC in the second round. Got Tottenham nowhere higher as 9th - and even back then they were splashing money around. Managed to keep Wolves out of the play offs by drawing too much and scoring too little.

They only real positive about Hoddle is that he has a good cup record. I would like to win a cup for once...
Daniel A Johnson
28   Posted 17/05/2011 at 12:08:32

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I'll take gordon the fucking gopher over Moyes next season.

With Moyes it will be the same ole 1 up front boring shite. With a late push for 7th or 8th in the league after xmas.

If were lucky.
Alex Bonnar
29   Posted 17/05/2011 at 14:13:54

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Graeme Sharp works for me as Moyes assistant manager. A Forward who won cups and League with EFC. An International with management experience.
Craig Taylor
30   Posted 17/05/2011 at 16:32:20

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John Daley
31   Posted 17/05/2011 at 17:10:19

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If Steve Round does do one in the summer, then Moyes would probably take the safe option and invite Alan Irvine back to reclaim his role as Nodding Dog No 1.

In my opinion, the assistant's job needs to go to someone with a completely different character to the dour, depressing, downbeat man in charge. Someone a bit more upbeat, who can throw an arm around a struggling player, who can lighten the mood, and generally has a more positive fucking outlook on the game. Then again, he needs to be able to dish out a bollocking when required and also be prepared to put his own opinions across to Moyes instead of just sitting there in silence and scribbling into a fucking notebook.

Sod it, I say get Peter Reid.

At least Bill knows he can always be relied upon to put his hand in his pocket and pay the 'leccy bill if the financial situation gets any worse.

Iain Love
32   Posted 17/05/2011 at 19:34:40

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Round out... Di Matteo in.
Gavin Ramejkis
33   Posted 17/05/2011 at 21:52:42

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Unless they were a defender in a previous life forget it, he has Stubbs in, has sounded out Weir and has Neville on the payroll already. He'd have a brain haemorrhage talking to a strike minded coach never mind employing one.
Paul Holmes
34   Posted 17/05/2011 at 22:26:01

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Glenn Hoddle would be a master stroke! He would even be the best player at the club! (He could replace Arteta.) With him as manager, we could employ tactics for games instead of hoof ball to shit strikers!

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