Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Beatski » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:56 am

We'll probably go for Moyes, based on his spendthrift tenure at Everton

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Toondes » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:41 am

If we spend money we will improve drastically. There’s been a lot of games where we’ve been beaten due to the fact we can’t finish chances. IF we sign a decent no 10 and a striker we will start winning.
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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Remember Colo » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:35 pm

Toondes wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:41 am
If we spend money we will improve drastically. There’s been a lot of games where we’ve been beaten due to the fact we can’t finish chances. IF we sign a decent no 10 and a striker we will start winning.
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Our lack of quality through the middle (not including CB) has been a huge void for years now. Tiote was the only true CDM we've had in years - which is shocking given Benitez's style of play, Cabaye is the only CAM of any quality we've had in that same period (and that wasn't really even his position), and even though we've had some okay strikers, they've been feeding off scraps for as long as I can remember.

All that to say though, I agree, a few truly skillful players in key positions could make a world of difference given Rafa's ability to otherwise organize a side.

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:37 pm

Yeah we’ve definitely missed so many relatively simple chances over recent years purely because of a lack of quality. That could easily be resolved with moderate investment in the playing squad but we haven’t had that since McClaren was given money to spend...
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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Sir Bobby » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:07 pm

No matter what we think as fans, Rafa’s opinions have a decent weight in the footballing world. If he says something then others will take note. So, if he were to get sacked, then he would likely come out and say that it’s impossible working under the restrictions we have etc - perhaps only to save face. Those words will carry though and it’s gonna make it harder to get any big name who has other options to come in. Why on Earth would Mourinho want to come to us when Rafa has (so far) alluded to the job being very difficult and has still been sacked for doing poor with a poor squad?

I think the fluke of signing a big name like Rafa has deluded our fans in to thinking we can go out and get any unsigned manager. Look at the other managers we’ve signed with Ashley: Keegan (our of work for 5 years), Kinnear (...), Shearer (first ever job), Hughton (first ever job), Pardew (nothing significant in 4 seasons), Carver (...), McClaren (nothing of note in 5 years). Managers with credibility don’t sign for us. We got a bizarre one that shocked most people with Rafa - in very large part due to our location being relatively near where his family lives. We might luck out and pluck somebody from the lower leagues who turns out to be amazing, or somebody having their first go at management but big names do not want to come and ruin their reputation under the strict conditions we have here

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Heisen » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:55 pm

If we go down I'm almost convinced that Ashley will appoint Bruce. He's on his way out and would probably see us as his last big chance, plus he obviously supports us.

If we stay up, I wouldn't be surprised if Allardyce came back. Either him or Moyes.
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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Chappy » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:46 am

Heisen wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:55 pm
If we go down I'm almost convinced that Ashley will appoint Bruce. He's on his way out and would probably see us as his last big chance, plus he obviously supports us.

If we stay up, I wouldn't be surprised if Allardyce came back. Either him or Moyes.
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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by overseasTOON » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:50 pm

Allardyce?

Has the house next door to Casa St. James come on the market?

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by krully » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:51 pm

I reckon allardyce would do a sound joaahahah...
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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Hjl » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:15 am

It's ok though cos we now hate Rafa apparently, so anyone would be better.

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Tsi » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:01 pm

Heisen wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:55 pm
If we go down I'm almost convinced that Ashley will appoint Bruce. He's on his way out and would probably see us as his last big chance, plus he obviously supports us.

If we stay up, I wouldn't be surprised if Allardyce came back. Either him or Moyes.
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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:14 pm

Tsi wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:01 pm
Heisen wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:55 pm
If we go down I'm almost convinced that Ashley will appoint Bruce. He's on his way out and would probably see us as his last big chance, plus he obviously supports us.

If we stay up, I wouldn't be surprised if Allardyce came back. Either him or Moyes.
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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Heisen » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:31 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:14 pm
Tsi wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:01 pm


Just been appointed Sheff Wed boss <roll>
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Allardyce, Moyes or Mark Hughes it is then <roll>
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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Remember Colo » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:32 pm

I'll say it now, Hughes will never get hired by a PL club again.

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:35 pm

Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:32 pm
I'll say it now, Hughes will never get hired by a PL club again.
I think there’s one more mental team that will take him on, it’ll be on a par with when WBA hired Pardew.
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