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« Reply #80 on: October 02, 2023, 11:41:32 am »

It was the "just needs a sprinkle of stardust" and then ripping up the team that did it for me.

In his defence , most of the Wilder team had already been 'disposed of or released' prior to him taking over.
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« Reply #81 on: October 03, 2023, 08:40:11 am »

In his defence , most of the Wilder team had already been 'disposed of or released' prior to him taking over.

Yes, but look at his signings. Apart from Matt Taylor and Zakuani, I can't think of any other decent ones, but quite a few duds - Beautyman, Hanley, McCourt, Revell, JJ Hooper, Sonupe. I don't think any of those were close to L1 standard.
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« Reply #82 on: October 03, 2023, 09:15:46 am »

Yes, but look at his signings. Apart from Matt Taylor and Zakuani, I can't think of any other decent ones, but quite a few duds - Beautyman, Hanley, McCourt, Revell, JJ Hooper, Sonupe. I don't think any of those were close to L1 standard.

Agreed, but you didn't mention that part of the equation in your criticism. Wink
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« Reply #83 on: October 03, 2023, 09:31:10 am »

In his defence , most of the Wilder team had already been 'disposed of or released' prior to him taking over.

I think Brady has proved that you don't need a turnover of players, when going up a division. That was our best team in 20 years. As stated Byrom was thrown under the bus at  Boro. It's worse than that, it was his first and only start under Page. Lawson D'Ath didn't start a game. Alfie Potter hardly got a look in. Rod McDonald started 2 league games, one right at the end at Bristol, another thrown in without playing any games. Prefered his signing of Alex Revell over Marc Richards, and while Revell wasn't bad, he was exactly the same type of player as Marc and only a year younger.
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« Reply #84 on: October 03, 2023, 18:07:07 pm »

I think Brady has proved that you don't need a turnover of players, when going up a division.

I'm not sure you can say that.... yet!

Or if you do, compare our position with Stevenage in the table who went for the completely new line-up.
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« Reply #85 on: October 03, 2023, 21:45:57 pm »

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I thought tonight's result might raise Brady up a bit but no. Guess that shows what a good job the other managers had done up to this point.
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« Reply #86 on: October 04, 2023, 19:57:01 pm »

Page was a s***e manager, Boothroyd was a s***e manager, and both ended up as U21 managers. On that basis, I would have expected JFH to get the Holland job.

It seems as if the bar is rather high for many people on here.
I reckon the managers are all pretty similar, they've all been through the same coaching schemes, which are pretty rigorous and not like Level 1 and 2 many on here have dozed through.
Football is a simple game and tactically there's not much genius required. Practically all managers at pro level have been reasonable footballers. They've lived and breathed football since they were around eight so there's not much your average football fan can teach them about the game.
It's simply a question of the board taking a gamble on a manager and hoping the gamble he then makes with the recruitment and selection of players, then the tactics, comes off time after time. 
Jon Brady and his team are doing great guns but there's going to be a time when the form dips and people will inevitably be calling for their heads. Let's hope that's not for a long time and the chairman stays strong so we can avoid the merry-go-round we've been enduring.
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« Reply #87 on: October 05, 2023, 05:43:51 am »

I feel compelled to buy you a beer after this post, absolutely spot on.

He played Byrom and Anderson in midfield, 5 at the back and 3 upfront.  We got absolutely battered from start to finish.



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« Reply #88 on: October 05, 2023, 06:03:38 am »

It seems as if the bar is rather high for many people on here.
I reckon the managers are all pretty similar, they've all been through the same coaching schemes, which are pretty rigorous and not like Level 1 and 2 many on here have dozed through.
Football is a simple game and tactically there's not much genius required. Practically all managers at pro level have been reasonable footballers. They've lived and breathed football since they were around eight so there's not much your average football fan can teach them about the game.
It's simply a question of the board taking a gamble on a manager and hoping the gamble he then makes with the recruitment and selection of players, then the tactics, comes off time after time. 
Jon Brady and his team are doing great guns but there's going to be a time when the form dips and people will inevitably be calling for their heads. Let's hope that's not for a long time and the chairman stays strong so we can avoid the merry-go-round we've been enduring.

You missed luck Larry, it plays a vital role. Being lucky doesn't guarantee you a successful season but being unlucky guarantee's you wont have one.
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« Reply #89 on: October 05, 2023, 06:29:49 am »

Yes, but look at his signings. Apart from Matt Taylor and Zakuani, I can't think of any other decent ones, but quite a few duds - Beautyman, Hanley, McCourt, Revell, JJ Hooper, Sonupe. I don't think any of those were close to L1 standard.

Revell did okish but the rest if we look at their achievements after us, I think we can definitely agree that none of them should have been paid a professionals footballers wage.

Absolutely terrible signings
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« Reply #90 on: October 05, 2023, 15:32:01 pm »

You missed luck Larry, it plays a vital role. Being lucky doesn't guarantee you a successful season but being unlucky guarantee's you wont have one.

That's a good point, whilst it obviously evens out over time, an extended run of bad luck could easily end a manager's contract.
When it reverts to the norm the new one in gets the credit with the notorious "new manager bounce"
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« Reply #91 on: October 05, 2023, 15:40:42 pm »

You missed luck Larry, it plays a vital role. Being lucky doesn't guarantee you a successful season but being unlucky guarantee's you wont have one.
We were very unlucky last season with injuries. Go figure!
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« Reply #92 on: October 07, 2023, 18:03:34 pm »



Brady slips below Gorman!
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« Reply #93 on: October 21, 2023, 16:01:52 pm »

12 Game mark.

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« Reply #94 on: October 21, 2023, 17:24:42 pm »

12 Game mark.



Brady has ominously near identical record with Bowen!
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« Reply #95 on: October 21, 2023, 17:30:59 pm »

Brady has ominously near identical record with Bowen!


He does. Bowen is just starting on a 10 match run when he loses only 1 game, winning 7 of them. Lets hope Brady is up to the task.
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« Reply #96 on: October 24, 2023, 20:58:56 pm »

A costly equaliser for Brady, he now has an identical record in League 1 after 13 games as Keith Curle. He has also dropped a place (13th) in the all-Time managers list.

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« Reply #97 on: October 28, 2023, 16:17:35 pm »

Oh Dear. 14 games gone and now even Curle has a better record than Brady.

Yes but, don't forget what a massive budget Curle had, how he had the momentum from an automatic promotion, how he wasn't playing in front of a half-finished stand and you cant compare managers from different eras, I mean who is alive today that witnessed Curle's season in league 1? Oh, hang on.......

Anyway we all agreed, whatever happens this season NOTHING will be Brady's fault. What a fortunate position to be in for the Australian.

 
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« Reply #98 on: October 28, 2023, 17:02:13 pm »

Panic, panic, panic, quick let's get shot of Brady and appoint Joey Barton before another club snap him up.
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« Reply #99 on: October 28, 2023, 17:05:51 pm »

Panic, panic, panic, quick let's get shot of Brady and appoint Joey Barton before another club snap him up.

Look, everybody said whatever happens this season, we should stick with Brady. Now stop calling for his head and start getting behind the team.
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