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Title: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 08, 2021, 12:16:01 pm
As the appointment is imminent, thought it deserved it's own thread...

Interestingly, the Chron have stated the new assistant manager "might be a popular choice" so it's obviously someone with previous links to the club...

Calderwood would be my guess...was at Blackpool doing the same role but is still local I believe & may now be out of contract there?


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Manwork04 on June 08, 2021, 13:11:05 pm
Terry Fenwick?


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2021, 13:30:01 pm
Parish?


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Parklands Cobbler on June 08, 2021, 13:31:18 pm
Calderwood


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: cobblertone on June 08, 2021, 13:42:58 pm
Welcome to our next interim manager  :P

Gary Saxby?


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Onetouch on June 08, 2021, 14:22:22 pm
Parish?

I think Parish is a good shout. With Wolves changing Managers he could well be looking for another job


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 08, 2021, 15:17:59 pm
Remember that time Knill said he never wanted to be a manager again, as he was more appy' as an assistant?

I know, but you gotta dream ain't cha!  ;D


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: cobblertone on June 08, 2021, 15:24:21 pm
Remember that time Knill said he never wanted to be a manager again, as he was more appy' as an assistant?

I know, but you gotta dream ain't cha!  ;D

Why Knill when we can have Wilder? The allure of returning to the PTS verses the Baggies.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: JeanGenie on June 08, 2021, 23:29:40 pm
Dean Austin fits the 'bill'...   ;)


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 09, 2021, 06:29:13 am
i notice the chron said the club are about to appoint the assistant manager .
Normally the manager appoints the person he wants to work with .
That may just be a form of expression or it could be a change of direction .
Someone that no one has thought of is Buchs who JB and MR know well but i doubt it
will be an inexperienced person in the role .


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 09, 2021, 08:59:00 am
I hope itís Bungle.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: everbrite on June 09, 2021, 09:08:35 am
I hope itís Bungle.

Could be any expert from here 8) Ö. Fortune favours the brave!


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Risdene on June 09, 2021, 10:11:36 am
I am told Colin Calderwood IS the new Assistant Manager (from one of his friends in Nottingham).

Good experience, with recent success at Blackpool. As good as an appointment as we could expect!

An excellent off-field team (committee) being put together.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Manwork04 on June 09, 2021, 10:45:34 am
I am told Colin Calderwood IS the new Assistant Manager (from one of his friends in Nottingham).

Good experience, with recent success at Blackpool. As good as an appointment as we could expect!

An excellent off-field team (committee) being put together.
I think Calderwood will bring some much needed professionalism to the club, a good appointment and good experience, although very mixed as a manager, much better as a coach.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 09, 2021, 10:56:14 am
I am told Colin Calderwood IS the new Assistant Manager (from one of his friends in Nottingham).

Good experience, with recent success at Blackpool. As good as an appointment as we could expect!

An excellent off-field team (committee) being put together.

Would be more than appy' with this, must surely be down to location/affection for the club as to why he'd come back, as he's very highly rated at Blackpool according to this piece...

https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/football/blackpool-fc/neil-critchley-why-assistant-colin-calderwood-is-invaluable-at-blackpool-3168279 (https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/football/blackpool-fc/neil-critchley-why-assistant-colin-calderwood-is-invaluable-at-blackpool-3168279)


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 09, 2021, 11:16:55 am
I am told Colin Calderwood IS the new Assistant Manager (from one of his friends in Nottingham).

Good experience, with recent success at Blackpool. As good as an appointment as we could expect!

An excellent off-field team (committee) being put together.

I hope you're not jumping the gun.

Going by what ntfclad said yesterday it's clearly not a done deal at this point.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Zen Master on June 09, 2021, 13:05:43 pm
Easy commute from Boughton


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Manwork04 on June 09, 2021, 13:19:20 pm
Easy commute from Boughton
Boughton to Blackpool every week.........can see why he wants to leave.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Gazman on June 09, 2021, 13:58:31 pm
Easy commute from Boughton

A bit of wee still comes out whenever I see him filling up in the BP on Harborough Road


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: JollyCobbler on June 09, 2021, 14:13:16 pm
A bit of wee still comes out whenever I see him filling up in the BP on Harborough Road

I'd get that checked out if I was you. ;D


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Coolcat on June 09, 2021, 14:37:53 pm
I'd get that checked out if I was you. ;D
Yes, think his GP should have a word in his Shell about weeing at BP!


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 09, 2021, 15:02:07 pm
A bit of wee still comes out whenever I see him filling up in the BP on Harborough Road
I rescued a  violent little rodent  from there once, who had been stuck in the car wash. He was clearly OK., as he hissed and snarled at everybody. We sent him to a vet , he was good, and just wanted some food. But could not be set free, as he was officialy vermin. Left him at the vets. Dont  bill me, not at your prices.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: SadOldGit on June 09, 2021, 15:35:11 pm
I rescued a  violent little rodent  from there once, who had been stuck in the car wash. He was clearly OK., as he hissed and snarled at everybody. We sent him to a vet , he was good, and just wanted some food. But could not be set free, as he was officialy vermin. Left him at the vets. Dont  bill me, not at your prices.

Are you sure that wasn't everblite?


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 09, 2021, 16:49:54 pm
Are you sure that wasn't everblite?
No it wasnt. Im pretty sure that the animal concerned, never worn a baseball cap, never drove a BMW, never shopped at Morrisons, never went with the trust, never said you cant have an opinion unless you were there, and never ever will accept any fault, with past players.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: everbrite on June 09, 2021, 17:19:45 pm
Are you sure that wasn't everblite?

In all honesty it was more likely to be you; you can be quite nasty when it suits you. Shame really as you are the unofficial Prayer man, always helps to have a God fearing man on here!


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: yayo bayo on June 09, 2021, 17:56:02 pm
Good solid appointment!


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Letchworthcobbler on June 09, 2021, 18:12:15 pm
Very weird not seeing calderwood at Wembley, or the fact that Blackpool haven't mentioned nothing about him leaving . Very strange.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: CJ on June 09, 2021, 18:21:18 pm
So if Brady fails, CC is a shoo-in for the rest of season.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 09, 2021, 18:23:36 pm
Very weird not seeing calderwood at Wembley, or the fact that Blackpool haven't mentioned nothing about him leaving . Very strange.

He was at Wembley. I clearly remember seeing him on the coverage near the end of the game.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 09, 2021, 18:57:49 pm
Easy commute from Boughton

A couple of doors away from me good old mother in law..



Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: everbrite on June 09, 2021, 21:05:37 pm
No it wasnt. Im pretty sure that the animal concerned, never worn a baseball cap, never drove a BMW, never shopped at Morrisons, never went with the trust, never said you cant have an opinion unless you were there, and never ever will accept any fault, with past players.

Thatís you to a tee 8)


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: JollyCobbler on June 09, 2021, 21:49:50 pm
He was at Wembley. I clearly remember seeing him on the coverage near the end of the game.

Got to be honest, I was keeping a look out and didn't see him anywhere pitchside.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 09, 2021, 21:58:42 pm
Got to be honest, I was keeping a look out and didn't see him anywhere pitchside.

He was giving instructions to a substitute right at the end of the game. He was on camera for a split second. I'm very eagle eyed  ;D


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 09, 2021, 22:55:36 pm
it is Calderwood


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: cobblertone on June 10, 2021, 10:47:30 am
it is Calderwood

Tel's mum-in-law told us that...your sources are so last week  ;D :P


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 10, 2021, 13:10:16 pm
Tel's mum-in-law told us that...your sources are so last week  ;D :P

 ;D ;D



Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Gazman on June 10, 2021, 13:37:21 pm
So if Brady fails, CC is a shoo-in for the rest of season.

exactly what I was thinking as soon as I heard his name mentioned


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Gazman on June 10, 2021, 13:37:43 pm


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Coolcat on June 10, 2021, 15:04:18 pm
So what of Rico and Sammo on this Golden Oldies merry-go-round?


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Manwork04 on June 10, 2021, 16:13:07 pm
So what of Rico and Sammo on this Golden Oldies merry-go-round?
Get em back in training.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: JollyCobbler on June 10, 2021, 17:30:27 pm
Get em back in training.

We might as well have thrown Rico on for a few appearances last season.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Manwork04 on June 10, 2021, 17:58:19 pm
We might as well have thrown Rico on for a few appearances last season.
He simply couldnít be any slower than Rose.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 13, 2021, 17:21:44 pm
Any update on Calderwood?

or have Blackpool managed to persuaded him to remain their assistant?


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 13, 2021, 19:47:32 pm
Any update on Calderwood?

or have Blackpool managed to persuaded him to remain their assistant?

According to boot and shoe he was due to sign 3 weeks agoÖ

With either Jones or Watson going in the other directionÖ


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 14, 2021, 09:47:07 am
According to boot and shoe he was due to sign 3 weeks agoÖ

With either Jones or Watson going in the other directionÖ
Calderwood will join .
Blackpool approached Jones at the end of the season but they were then promoted .
I never suggested Watson was going there , only that he would leave .


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Shoemender on June 16, 2021, 18:58:01 pm
I always said Rob Page was a great manager.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Baldy on June 16, 2021, 19:57:59 pm
I always said Rob Page was a great manager.
He's the greatest!!!


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 16, 2021, 20:08:47 pm
He's the greatest!!!
iím surprised when Giggs went Page didnít get rid of Bale and Ramsay just to have his own men around him


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: everbrite on June 16, 2021, 21:11:05 pm
He's the greatest!!!

Page was let down by all concerned at NTFC incl. supporters  Just shows how prejudiced we are on here! I for one joined in for his sacking after the Rovers hammering. How wrong can I be. Pretty sure some on here (just 3 or 4) said he was a good manager and that we should persevere ::) How right they were.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Manwork04 on June 16, 2021, 21:13:58 pm
He's the greatest!!!
Theyíve got the cup in the bag  :P


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Saint Cobbler on June 16, 2021, 21:29:01 pm
Page was let down by all concerned at NTFC incl. supporters  Just shows how prejudiced we are on here! I for one joined in for his sacking after the Rovers hammering. How wrong can I be. Pretty sure some on here (just 3 or 4) said he was a good manager and that we should persevere ::) How right they were.
I think you will find that I was one of them, though can't be sure, memory plays tricks in old age.  ;)


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: EB Claret on June 16, 2021, 22:06:24 pm
Page was let down by all concerned at NTFC incl. supporters  Just shows how prejudiced we are on here! I for one joined in for his sacking after the Rovers hammering. How wrong can I be. Pretty sure some on here (just 3 or 4) said he was a good manager and that we should persevere ::) How right they were.

I think Page also let himself down by his stubborn reluctance to use any of Chris Wilder's players. An example might have been to pair Revell with Marquis/Collins instead of him being a replacement, perhaps finances didn't allow? who knows?
I can understand him wanting to prove himself and maybe he would have in time, but his "men against girls" comment was like a suicide note.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 16, 2021, 22:14:05 pm
What's Page got to do with this thread?!

Back on topic...

When is Calderwood back off his hols?


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 16, 2021, 22:18:41 pm
I think Page also let himself down by his stubborn reluctance to use any of Chris Wilder's players. An example might have been to pair Revell with Marquis/Collins instead of him being a replacement, perhaps finances didn't allow? who knows?
I can understand him wanting to prove himself and maybe he would have in time, but his "men against girls" comment was like a suicide note.

Yep. I was certainly calling for his head at the time and I'm still glad he left. He's babysitting someone else's team right now, which is bang average if you take Bale and (arguably) Ramsey out of it. If he gets a bigger club job out of this tournament my money would be on him falling flat on his face again.

I'm pleased to see Wales do well though. I see them and Northern Ireland as plucky little minnows and will cheer them on against anyone but England.

Scotland though I love to see **** up, they are just so unintentionally amusing!

(cue us slipping up against them on Friday ;D)


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Dan on June 17, 2021, 08:26:00 am
Iím going to have to intersect here too.

Rob Page was useless. Iíll never forget how he LET ALL NTFC fans down by picking that ludicrous line up and formation away at the Posh. Our first game against them in several years and he totally fuc*ed us.

We were in poor form when the Bristol Rovers hammering happened, and didnít he also have his sexist meltdown on air as well? Good riddance to this day.

BackOfTheNet has it spot on, heís babysitting at the moment.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: threeinabed on June 17, 2021, 09:31:03 am
BackOfTheNet has it spot on, heís babysitting at the moment.

not sure he is - dont think Giggs will be coming back soon. Looks like its his to lose, which currently he wont be doing.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: everbrite on June 17, 2021, 09:38:36 am

What's Page got to do with this thread?!

Back on topic...

When is Calderwood back off his hols?

🤣


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Clarity on June 17, 2021, 10:01:27 am
I think Page also let himself down by his stubborn reluctance to use any of Chris Wilder's players. An example might have been to pair Revell with Marquis/Collins instead of him being a replacement, perhaps finances didn't allow? who knows?
I can understand him wanting to prove himself and maybe he would have in time, but his "men against girls" comment was like a suicide note.
Difficult to pair Revell with the two you mention, both had left before he even arrived.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Gazman on June 17, 2021, 11:50:52 am
Difficult to pair Revell with the two you mention, both had left before he even arrived.

They had but I think thats because he didnt want them, from memory Marquis really wanted to come back but Page didnt want to know.
I forgot about Page's sexist comments. The Wales set up love a man who respects women dont they?
How long before the tabloids pull that out and he has to resign?


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: threeinabed on June 17, 2021, 12:06:27 pm
They had but I think thats because he didnt want them, from memory Marquis really wanted to come back but Page didnt want to know.
I forgot about Page's sexist comments. The Wales set up love a man who respects women dont they?
How long before the tabloids pull that out and he has to resign?


nothing to do with page - the club couldnt afford them


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: everbrite on June 17, 2021, 13:21:02 pm
I think Page also let himself down by his stubborn reluctance to use any of Chris Wilder's players. An example might have been to pair Revell with Marquis/Collins instead of him being a replacement, perhaps finances didn't allow? who knows?
I can understand him wanting to prove himself and maybe he would have in time, but his "men against girls" comment was like a suicide note.

Strange post where the penultimate sentence contradicts your opening para! The men against girls comment was clumsy at the time but in view of the team performance on the day most probably correct? Since he left his career appears to have prospered and vindicated yesterday! Yet another case on here how silly we all look now!

PS Hasselbank is another and most probably Curle will prosper!


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Dan on June 17, 2021, 13:29:49 pm
The guy said heíd barely make any changes to Wilders squad, and then went and made 14 signings, of which the majority were terrible. First thing he did was sign Raheem Hanley. The writing was on the wall from the day he started.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: ntfclad on June 17, 2021, 13:48:55 pm
Have a feeling thereíll be one less seat in the dugout by the end of the day


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: 1971cobbler on June 17, 2021, 14:01:51 pm
Have a feeling thereíll be one less seat in the dugout by the end of the day

https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2021/june/colin_calderwood/

Or by the end of the hour?
 ;D


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Steve Massive Massey on June 17, 2021, 14:05:44 pm
Fookin ell its all happening today. The east stand will be finished by next week and Colins back.

His car will be pleased. :D


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 17, 2021, 14:14:10 pm
this is a great move .
Good experience in the division .
As predicted with the Blackpool references a few weeks ago .


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 17, 2021, 14:14:34 pm
Welcome back Colin!...a fantastic appointment and another "local" too  ;D


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Knockingonabit on June 17, 2021, 14:19:24 pm
Yep, good appointment. Evers, stop talking tripe about Page, he was useless.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: OCoole on June 17, 2021, 14:25:30 pm
Full credit to Kelvin Thomas and co. for assembling this fantastic non-playing staff team during this off-season period - Brady, Calderwood, Rico, Sammo, Carr, Foyle. I can't think that there will be many teams, if any at all, in our division that will have a better backroom staff than we do now. All seem to be committed to this being a project (2+ years minimum) and this should stand us in great stead for the future!

The first team additions have been strong too (in my opinion).

The club is starting to have quite a good feeling to it again!


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Irchy cob on June 17, 2021, 14:32:41 pm
I agree about the non-playing staff - need a few more quality additions in the key Goalkeeper and Centre Back positions now.  I know very little about the new signings other than the show-reels and the comments from the supporters at their former clubs which are a little bit disconcerting but we shall see in the fullness of time.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Risdene on June 17, 2021, 14:46:40 pm
I have no problem stating NOW that I am confident and pleased in the off-field management.

Now for continued recruitment of players for the fans to get behind.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 17, 2021, 14:50:59 pm
Really pleased by this. Welcome back, CC!


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 17, 2021, 14:56:33 pm
You'd think after all he's done for Blackpool, they'd waive the "period of notice" wouldn't you?...plus they mugged us off with the prolific Joe Nuttall... ::)

Blackpool Football Club can confirm that Colin Calderwood is to leave his position on the coaching staff in order to pursue an opportunity with Northampton Town.

The 56-year-old, who lives in Northamptonshire, is now working a period of notice, having joined the Seasiders as an Assistant Head Coach in October 2020.

The Club would like to place on record its thanks to Colin for all his efforts throughout the season and wish him the very best of luck for the future.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 17, 2021, 15:01:42 pm
Blackpool fans not happy: https://avftt.co.uk/index.php?threads/calderwood-goes.19791/ (https://avftt.co.uk/index.php?threads/calderwood-goes.19791/)


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Steve Massive Massey on June 17, 2021, 15:02:25 pm
Full credit to Kelvin Thomas and co. for assembling this fantastic non-playing staff team during this off-season period - Brady, Calderwood, Rico, Sammo, Carr, Foyle. I can't think that there will be many teams, if any at all, in our division that will have a better backroom staff than we do now. All seem to be committed to this being a project (2+ years minimum) and this should stand us in great stead for the future!

The first team additions have been strong too (in my opinion).

The club is starting to have quite a good feeling to it again!

Agree with all this. I don't normally mooch around on other forums but a quick glance on Blackpools would suggest they believe him instrumental in their success last season, especially with defensive organisation, which we all know about. His teams are as tight as a ducks arse at the back.

Exciting times.



Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 17, 2021, 15:44:36 pm
Well Rob Page was rubbish for us wasnít he? How many other managers can we collectively name who have been hopeless for us but have been inexplicably successful elsewhere? Tony Barton was probably the pick of the bunch. Perhaps itís because there is a curse that has befallen the club. On the other hand maybe itís because itís sport, so by nature has an element of unpredictability therefore things wonít always go as intended. The minute they donít naturally everybody has no effing patience whatsoever and itís off with their head. Thereís a moral here somewhere, not that anyone will listen. I just hope when Lady Luck desserts JB as it will at some point he gets cut some slack. That would make a refreshing change and might save yet another load of expensive heart ache.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Coolcat on June 17, 2021, 16:17:06 pm
I think Page also let himself down by his stubborn reluctance to use any of Chris Wilder's players. An example might have been to pair Revell with Marquis/Collins instead of him being a replacement, perhaps finances didn't allow? who knows?
I can understand him wanting to prove himself and maybe he would have in time, but his "men against girls" comment was like a suicide note.
If not the 6-0 drubbing that immediately proceeded!


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Manwork04 on June 17, 2021, 16:27:06 pm
As I said before a very good appointment and will bring much needed professionalism to the club.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: everbrite on June 17, 2021, 16:27:21 pm
Yep, good appointment. Evers, stop talking tripe about Page, he was useless.

He wasn't useless as yesterday proved. More likely our prejudicial expert opinions were useless.  I don't think Curle deserved the sack either.  Do you think the players were blameless? However I like the idea of Calderwood 'is back', one of the rare Managers we have not sacked. Just think how this board, after the Tranmere game back in 2015 reacted with howls for CW to be sacked ::)

If we cannot manage our expectations better we will still be a Cinderella Club within 2/3 years.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: everbrite on June 17, 2021, 16:33:10 pm
If not the 6-0 drubbing that immediately proceeded!

Precisely


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: everbrite on June 17, 2021, 16:43:30 pm
Full credit to Kelvin Thomas and co. for assembling this fantastic non-playing staff team during this off-season period - Brady, Calderwood, Rico, Sammo, Carr, Foyle. I can't think that there will be many teams, if any at all, in our division that will have a better backroom staff than we do now. All seem to be committed to this being a project (2+ years minimum) and this should stand us in great stead for the future!

The first team additions have been strong too (in my opinion).

The club is starting to have quite a good feeling to it again!

I would not get too far ahead on your hopes. It really all depends on the recruitment drive. Some quality additions notably in midfield and firepower should, even may, bring  the best out of the current new signings. If not the same 'hope for the best' team selection will be much in evident again. Before your time we signed Joe Kiernan from Sunderland and with his artistry and clever passing transformed a good but workmanlike side.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: OCoole on June 17, 2021, 17:22:38 pm
I would not get too far ahead on your hopes. It really all depends on the recruitment drive. Some quality additions notably in midfield and firepower should, even may, bring  the best out of the current new signings. If not the same 'hope for the best' team selection will be much in evident again. Before your time we signed Joe Kiernan from Sunderland and with his artistry and clever passing transformed a good but workmanlike side.

Too late I'm afraid Evers, I've already put the wheels into motion on the 21/22 L2 Champions merchandise! T-shirts especially are a treat. £10 a pop but for you I can stretch to a mates rate of £11!  ;)


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: bungle on June 17, 2021, 17:29:55 pm
Excellent appointment. I have fond memories of his time as the first head coach of the NTFC International Football Academy. https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/20202/october/calderwood_international_academy/


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: everbrite on June 17, 2021, 18:05:39 pm
Iím going to have to intersect here too.

Rob Page was useless. Iíll never forget how he LET ALL NTFC fans down by picking that ludicrous line up and formation away at the Posh. Our first game against them in several years and he totally fuc*ed us.

We were in poor form when the Bristol Rovers hammering happened, and didnít he also have his sexist meltdown on air as well? Good riddance to this day.


👍


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 18, 2021, 09:23:38 am
CC returning is great news.

Some solid foundations to build on now.

Time to shift some of the deadwood from the squad.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: pattcobb on June 18, 2021, 09:47:15 am
Well Rob Page was rubbish for us wasnít he? How many other managers can we collectively name who have been hopeless for us but have been inexplicably successful elsewhere? Tony Barton was probably the pick of the bunch. Perhaps itís because there is a curse that has befallen the club. On the other hand maybe itís because itís sport, so by nature has an element of unpredictability therefore things wonít always go as intended. The minute they donít naturally everybody has no effing patience whatsoever and itís off with their head. Thereís a moral here somewhere, not that anyone will listen. I just hope when Lady Luck desserts JB as it will at some point he gets cut some slack. That would make a refreshing change and might save yet another load of expensive heart ache.
Gary Johnson


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Manwork04 on June 18, 2021, 12:53:38 pm
CC returning is great news.

Some solid foundations to build on now.

Time to shift BAS from the squad.
Better.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on June 18, 2021, 12:56:43 pm
He wasn't useless as yesterday proved. More likely our prejudicial expert opinions were useless.  I don't think Curle deserved the sack either.  Do you think the players were blameless? However I like the idea of Calderwood 'is back', one of the rare Managers we have not sacked. Just think how this board, after the Tranmere game back in 2015 reacted with howls for CW to be sacked ::)

If we cannot manage our expectations better we will still be a Cinderella Club within 2/3 years.
You were still defending Cardoza right up until the moment the arresting officer told him to "mind your head" so it's no surprise to still see you defending failures

As for Calderwood, as long as he has no say in anything that happens past the halfway line or tries to play Des Lyttle in midfield then it could work out ok


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 18, 2021, 13:12:17 pm
I had a quiet moment this morning and did some totting up of numbers (courtesy of Wikipedia and Soccerbase, so perhaps not 100% but ball park accurate).

Between Brady, Calderwood, Sammo, Rico, Foyle and Carr they have a total of:

  • Nearly 3.5k career appearances (almost 700 of which were for us)
  • Around 550 goals (nearly 100 for us)
  • 1.5k games as a manager (over a third of which involved managing us!)

That's an average of 560 appearances, nearly 100 goals scored and 250 games managed each (with that last figure skewed by Rico having a zero in that column).

Those figures don't include any games played/managed too far down the pyramid to be found on the internet without more time than I had.

That is a phenomenally experienced backroom team whichever way you look at it, and that's before you include the likes of Warburton and Watson!


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: everbrite on June 18, 2021, 15:19:05 pm
You were still defending Cardoza right up until the moment the arresting officer told him to "mind your head" so it's no surprise to still see you defending failures

As for Calderwood, as long as he has no say in anything that happens past the halfway line or tries to play Des Lyttle in midfield then it could work out ok

I joined the Trust to support their campaign before the Chairman was exposed! I also attended that fateful Feb 2015 Meeting with Cardoza when so many of the big hitters on here failed to attend.


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on June 18, 2021, 17:37:53 pm
I joined the Trust to support their campaign before the Chairman was exposed! I also attended that fateful Feb 2015 Meeting with Cardoza when so many of the big hitters on here failed to attend.
You consistently called anybody that aired anti-Cardoza views as "moaners" and in fact you were still calling people that were against Cardoza "moaners" as late as January 3d 2016. Cardoza was arrested on January 26th. Don't try to rewrite history, not when it's all been documented.

He was not shouted down but let down by supporters in the "know" who failed to support him! Your prejudice knows no bounds! Some of his "supporters" said they were too busy or even said it was pointless to attend.IMO the moaners missed a great opportunity to present a decent case based on some evidence available at the time! You in particular seem more adept on moaning as opposed to organising a meaningful support for Mr  Iestyn at that Feb meeting!



Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 18, 2021, 17:54:38 pm
I also attended that fateful Feb 2015 Meeting with Cardoza when so many of the big hitters on here failed to attend.
How would you know what they looked like?


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Manwork04 on June 18, 2021, 19:27:04 pm
Excellent appointment. I have fond memories of his time as the first head coach of the NTFC International Football Academy. https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/20202/october/calderwood_international_academy/
WTF was that all about???


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Shoemaker on June 18, 2021, 21:55:45 pm
You consistently called anybody that aired anti-Cardoza views as "moaners" and in fact you were still calling people that were against Cardoza "moaners" as late as January 3d 2016. Cardoza was arrested on January 26th. Don't try to rewrite history, not when it's all been documented.

Spot on


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 18, 2021, 22:28:06 pm
How would you know what they looked like?
A question I frequently ponder. I always imagine Evers to be an amalgamation of Terry Thomas and  Lesley Phillips. I donít know why?

https://youtu.be/0awJf7OWMmo

https://youtu.be/RNz8iQN4xfk





Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: everbrite on June 19, 2021, 10:16:17 am
A question I frequently ponder. I always imagine Evers to be an amalgamation of Terry Thomas and  Lesley Phillips. I donít know why?

https://youtu.be/0awJf7OWMmo

https://youtu.be/RNz8iQN4xfk


Loved TT, bit like Eric Morecombe, started to smile on as soon as I saw them! Liked the LP ding dong sketch as well! Anybody remember the Hotel End appreciating a well endowed policewoman!


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Clarity on June 19, 2021, 11:06:39 am
A question I frequently ponder. I always imagine Evers to be an amalgamation of Terry Thomas and  Lesley Phillips. I donít know why?

https://youtu.be/0awJf7OWMmo

https://youtu.be/RNz8iQN4xfk




I know exactly what you mean.
Thereís two older chaps that drink In Carrs Bar that look like brothers. They dress in country attire and look as if they should be watching rugby instead. Iíve definitely got one of those down as Evers. I wonder?


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: everbrite on June 20, 2021, 20:11:28 pm
I know exactly what you mean.
Thereís two older chaps that drink In Carrs Bar that look like brothers. They dress in country attire and look as if they should be watching rugby instead. Iíve definitely got one of those down as Evers. I wonder?

I suspect that the two older Ďchapsí are my 2xBr-in-Law both dress like country farmers. Both fervent Cobbs fans and STís. The Rows we have!


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Coolcat on June 20, 2021, 20:18:39 pm
It's Colin Calderwood! Can we close this thread now?  ;D


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 20, 2021, 20:34:33 pm
I suspect that the two older Ďchapsí are my 2xBr-in-Law both dress like country farmers. Both fervent Cobbs fans and STís. The Rows we have!
Its strange the way that people change. One of my old lodgers liked to dress like Bill and Ted. Or Waynes world.
The next time that I saw him he popped on on facebook. In a flat cap, hunter wellies, tweed jacket, and a bit of string tied around his stomach. Whats that all about?


Title: Re: New Assistant Manager
Post by: Clarity on June 20, 2021, 21:30:40 pm
I suspect that the two older Ďchapsí are my 2xBr-in-Law both dress like country farmers. Both fervent Cobbs fans and STís. The Rows we have!
Still left wondering.. anyway back to the golf