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, Posted 16/05/2011 at 10:55:25
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1 Posted 16/05/2011 at 14:32:23
2 Posted 16/05/2011 at 14:52:25
3 Posted 16/05/2011 at 14:59:09
Can't think for a second this one's true.
4 Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:31:05
5 Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:32:22
6 Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:34:10
7 Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:35:43
8 Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:36:46
He wasn't a defender.
9 Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:36:58
10 Posted 16/05/2011 at 15:41:47
11 Posted 16/05/2011 at 17:56:39
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.
12 Posted 16/05/2011 at 18:42:01
13 Posted 16/05/2011 at 18:58:26
14 Posted 16/05/2011 at 19:03:38
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.
15 Posted 16/05/2011 at 19:20:39
16 Posted 16/05/2011 at 20:17:17
17 Posted 16/05/2011 at 20:20:50
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.
18 Posted 16/05/2011 at 21:56:50
19 Posted 16/05/2011 at 21:58:26
20 Posted 16/05/2011 at 22:38:12
21 Posted 16/05/2011 at 22:47:42
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!
22 Posted 17/05/2011 at 00:36:20
Seriously, what about Chris Hughton? Did a good job at Newcastle IMO.
23 Posted 17/05/2011 at 00:37:01
24 Posted 17/05/2011 at 00:40:18
What would give you more of a buzz this summer. Moyes to Villa and Hoddle to Everton? Or , err... same as fucking usual?
25 Posted 17/05/2011 at 07:27:42
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.
26 Posted 17/05/2011 at 11:48:20
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.
27 Posted 17/05/2011 at 12:04:46
They only real positive about Hoddle is that he has a good cup record. I would like to win a cup for once...
28 Posted 17/05/2011 at 12:08:32
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.
29 Posted 17/05/2011 at 14:13:54
30 Posted 17/05/2011 at 16:32:20
31 Posted 17/05/2011 at 17:10:19
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.
32 Posted 17/05/2011 at 19:34:40
33 Posted 17/05/2011 at 21:52:42
34 Posted 17/05/2011 at 22:26:01
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