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    Farhad Moshirì

    This is a really weird take mate. You can want someone to communicate more and still not be happy with what they say when they do, there’s no contradiction there at all. For me the email started off ok and then just descended into a bit of a farce. ‘We’re undertaking a massive strategic...
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    Who's next after Benitez - includes a poll

    My guess is that they had a dream of ancelotti coming in and doing a great job of getting the club up where we want to be, and all the time Ferguson would be learning from him etc, so that after 4 years or whatever he could step in as ancelotti retired or moved on. That obviously didn’t happen...
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    Marcel Brands

    Yeah I said this at the time. Silva had a specific way of playing and for it to work he needed to have players with the right skill sets (most notably a hard working and mobile central midfielder and pace at the back) and we didn’t provide them for him. Silva should have adapted better, but I...
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    2021/22 Yerry Mina

    Yeah he’s a good centre half I just meant if he was absolutely top drawer then you’d maybe accept 50% of games as being worthwhile but he’s not that good. He’s like a slightly better than average centre half at this level I’d say, his performances when he does play don’t make up for all the...
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    2021/22 Yerry Mina

    Mina might be better than Keane but he’s not exactly baresi himself and if he can only get on the pitch 50% of the time then he’s just not worth having. We need to ditch both of them next year if we want to start moving in the right direction.
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    Fabio Cannavaro - yes or no

    I know what you’re saying, but it’s quite difficult to imagine that being the case when he’s Fabio Cannavaro. The thought of a ballon d’or winning, World Cup winning captain just never being given an opportunity anywhere seems a bit far fetched. It seems far more likely that he’s decided to go...
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    Who's next after Benitez - includes a poll

    If things are handled properly then yes, absolutely. Of course there’d be grumbles and groans and bumps in the road, but if we were playing decent football, doing things the right way, and looking like there was light at the end of the tunnel then I think fans would absolutely lap it up after...
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    Who's next after Benitez - includes a poll

    This circus at the top has got to end. The board are genuinely making a laughing stock of the club with the way they go about these things, it’s painful. We’re in a real relegation battle and they’re seemingly going round interviewing whoever they already know or anyone that an agent is whoring...
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    Frank Lampard Poll included

    A history of winning trophies should pretty much be bottom of the list of requirements for us right now to be honest. We’re not in a position to be challenging for trophies so hiring managers on their ability to do that elsewhere is pointless. Even writing history with us is a big ask at the...
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    Who's next after Benitez - includes a poll

    I think this gets missed quite a lot. Not saying Ferguson is the answer by any means but I do feel like as a coach you just do what the manager tells you to and so performances don’t really reflect your own ability or ideas. Personally I wouldn’t give him the job for 2 reasons, 1 because he...
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    New DOF

    Ashworth and potter with a better budget would be absolutely fantastic for us in my opinion. There are never any guarantees but in theory the two of them are exactly what we need for a long term project to get us to where want to be. For that reason I do not expect this to happen, and we will...
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    Who's next after Benitez - includes a poll

    I agree with the basis of your point but I think by definition that means the biggest problem is the board. It’s their job to find the right manager and put the tools in place for them to achieve what they need to, and it’s very clear that they’ve repeatedly failed to do that. The closest...
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    Who's next after Benitez - includes a poll

    Yes we have, that’s exactly the point I was making.
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    Who's next after Benitez - includes a poll

    Well tactically Benitez got an awful lot more wrong than that, most obviously that it’s almost pointless having pace out wide if you don’t have anybody who can give them the ball. ‘Voldemort’ is neither playing nor involved with the squad at all as far as I know so he isn’t even part of ‘this...
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    Who's next after Benitez - includes a poll

    I can’t even remember who was in the squad in that season but I wrote this after the United game: Thirteen minutes into the game the commentator on Sky said 'Everton have had a few injury problems in central midfield this season'. A few injury problems! Five of the six senior players you might...
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    Who's next after Benitez - includes a poll

    There’s a couple of aspects to that. Firstly, ‘this group of players’ has been something people have been saying for the last 10 years at least. They were bottlers under Moyes apparently, then threw Martinez under the bus, then Koeman etc etc. The squads gone through about 5 total...
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    Who's next after Benitez - includes a poll

    Well, a 50 year old Croat with no ties to the club at all and no record of long term employment according to your own post.
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    Who's next after Benitez - includes a poll

    Well he definitely wasn’t a model pro but I think I know what you mean! The two go hand in hand for me, if you don’t look after yourself off the pitch you won’t perform at your best on it. Rooney got away with that to an extent because he was outrageously talented but that’s not the case for...
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    Who's next after Benitez - includes a poll

    I kind of feel the opposite to be honest, it feels like there’s a lot of rose tinted nostalgia with people rewriting history on how his time here went. People talk about the last 5 years being awful but Martinez took over a team that hadn’t finished lower than 8th for 7 years and took them to...
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    Who's next after Benitez - includes a poll

    It’s a fair point though, the last thing the club needs at this point is to have its manager on the front page of the Sunday papers for some misdemeanour or other. I’d also be a little concerned about discipline at the club if Rooney was in charge. People love to say the current players phone...
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