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  1. There seemed to be a common trait going against certain managers i.e. Benitez, Trappatoni, Redknapp which perhaps indicated his temperament when things were not going his own way. There was talk he was a divisive figure on the training pitch at Rockcliffe completely opposite to Woodgate. I wasnt convinced on Woodgate and that was linked to his personality and the way he handled that nightclub court case back in 2001. He completely deteriorated on the mental aspect as the trial progressed, his form suffered and it was said he couldn't eat or communicate well with other players in the Leeds squad at the time due to the pressure and stress. I didnt think he was suitable for a manager job and would be better served in a different role.
  2. Just watched an episode of Soccerbox with Robbie Keane. How he got any where near a coaching field whether with Ireland or Boro is completely beyond me. Clear as day within a matter of a minute or two watching he does not have any pre requisites to be an assistant or a coach.
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    He is good friends and has been for many years with Steve Gibson. His appointment makes sense at this time and I heard he will be staying on past this season in some type of capacity whether consultant or DOF. Wonder if there will be kickbacks to him for bringing on subs, player transfers and his illustrious network of agents. Ask any player who has worked under Blackwell what they think of him as a man and a coach, a few others have said the same for Jepson. Not the type of men you want near your younger developing players. Happy Woodgate is gone. 5 managers in 3 years. What are our long term plans going forward?
  4. Who writes this rubbish? "Contrary to widespread expectation, and despite recent results, Woodgate and Bowyer have matured into two impressive coaches displaying considerable promise in difficult contexts.A strong and warm communicator who wants to know what is going on in the lives of Middlesbrough’s most junior employees and insists on interviewing all potential signings face to face, Woodgate inherited a poisoned chalice at his hometown club. An amalgam of poor past recruitment and the need to slash a high wage bill has left him without money to spend and over-reliant on youth-team graduates. There have been promising spells of pleasing football which hint at a brighter future" https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/mar/06/woodgate-and-bowyer-set-friendship-aside-for-relegation-showdown-middlesbrough-charlton
  5. Conned a gullible Gibson into believing he could replicate the Klopp blueprint based on a Powerpoint presentation and watching Klopps training sessions when he was a scout at the club. If Gibson was smart he would have ascertained right there and then that you need to have certain individuals, individual players in certain positions to be able to produce such football and would require significant investment over a number of years by which time the Klopp style may have been adapted or transitioned to another form of style.
  6. Saw this posted with an article about Nottm Forest and FFP.
  7. Steve Agnew was 9% for 11 games, Murdoch 17% for 54 and Maddren 22% for 77.
  8. Windass and Viduka.
  9. To put things in perspective based on data for Premier and Football League since 1992 the average win % for a manager to be sacked is 29.42%. Woodgate is at 20% and out of a total of 39 games was not able to win in 31 games.
  10. Fair enough, happy to be corrected. A couple of places online say it is technically owned by council but handed over to club.
  11. Cleveland Cable owners if you want a local owner(s) who support the club otherwise a Kenyon brokered consortium from abroad but that is dependant on what division we are in. If Gibson rejected a 50m offer from Chien Lee for 50% when we were in PL it makes you wonder what he would be willing to accept for the club in the current predicament. Riverside is owned by council. We had 45% attendance rates in our 2013–14 season compared to 90% in our PL year, I would expect that to be lower if we go into L1 and significant investment required in the first team if we don't renew contracts. I dont see GIbson selling anytime soon but if we go down he will be under pressure he has never experienced in the past.
  12. What has Steve Gibson got right? He got it right with The Riverside move, Academy and Rockcliffe which brought in more revenue but I am struggling to think of anything on the recruitment side for both staff and players that we can say provided long term success. As much as I loved the Robson era we simply spent more than the majority of clubs in the top flight to attract players and didnt build a solid foundation. With the amount of money invested we should have done significantly more than we did during that period to build if you consider the success of the likes of Blackburn and Leicester. It makes you wonder if we had of appointed Martin O'Neill, Arsene Wenger or David Moyes back at that time what may have been. The argument is that Robson was able to attract star names that grew the profile of the club but in a matter of a couple of seasons we were back in the 1st Division after some may say negligent management from the top (3 Points). Same for the McClaren era that was built on significant wages and no real structure or identity. Clubs who invested in expensive foreign imports like Portsmouth and Bolton were examples of clubs with a lack of structure, identify and just chased success with borrowed money and look what happened to them.
  13. We should have moved heaven and earth to bring in Nigel Pearson after Pulis.
  14. Horrible results today. We could be adrift by mid March
  15. The Gazette and BBC Tees will scrutinize but only when it is to the benefit of Gibson and not to his detriment.
  16. Don't see any leaders in that team apart from Ayala and Clayton who would be prepared to roll up their sleeves and fight to survive.
  17. He told a disgruntled fan in Nunthorpe who questioned his experience as a manager that they should think about the the challenges Gareth overcome here to become a Manager for England and manage in a World Cup Semi Final and that patience and endeavor is required with a new project. The man is seriously out of his depth.
  18. Robbie Mustoe is the type of player I would want to identify with the club.
  19. Perhaps I was wrong but I just interpreted it as it would be a freak result for us to beat them. Your explanation makes sense.
  20. Did he really say freak results can happen in the Championship in reference to our match against Leeds?
  21. Keane is a very divisive figure. Younger players think he is a bully. Comparing his career and how he was playing against Maldini at their age in one particular incident.
  22. Accrington Stanley, Fleetwood and Rochdale 🥳
  23. If Woodgate goes and a new manager comes in it will be our 6th manager since Karanka was sacked. How can you expect any business to be successful with such turnover in the space of just under 4 years?
  24. Frightening if we drop into L1 with so many players out of contract in the summer. Rest assured we would not come straight back up and would do a Sunderland.
  25. 180 minutes without a shot on target. So much for the "play a more expansive game" message given to Gibson during his Powerpoint presentation.
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