Jump to content
oneBoro Forum
RiseAgainst

Neil Warnock rumours

Recommended Posts

6 hours ago, diggerlad07 said:

I am not doubting what you have heard but from an ex player i heard the quite opposite last night.

A meeting was held on Monday and Woodgate was told results must improve but injuries have been a factor in results and they are still happy to give him time which has always been the plan. The meeting was apparently regarding transfers in January and a few big players are going to be moved on so we can significantly add numbers to our squad - Wasn't given any names but i would think the only players who can get us some money is Randolph, Fry and Britt.

What i don't like is that Woodgate is planning to contradict his philosophy he sold the fans when he said he was going to buy exciting prospects and instead buy experienced players.

The guy is a inept walking contradiction.

I assume that means players worth something as opposed to just big (key) players?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Changing Times said:

I assume that means players worth something as opposed to just big (key) players?

Would they not be one and the same?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, AnglianRed said:

By the measure of how long it can take to find a good manager that we would want to give a long term contract to.

I wasn't talking about how many games we have left.

 

Birmingham took 6 months to decide their caretaker manager was good enough to get the job full time.

There are very few obvious candidates who would even want to come to Boro and its perfectly reasonable to assume it will take several months to find a suitable long-term replacement for Woodgate.

If we leave Woodgate in charge that long, it is highly probable Boro will be in League 1 next season.

 

So in that sense, time IS rapidly running out to make the necessary changes.

 

Why highly probably? Its certainly possible. But not highly probable. Were 9/4 to go down, so the bookies clearly arent convinced. there currently are 4 teams below us and a few within touching distance above us. People are in hysteria because weve been poor without even considering that there are likely to be 3 poorer teams than us in the division as the results have shown so far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Denzel Zanzibar said:

Would they not be one and the same?

Well, I'd guess Assombalonga, Randolph, Fry, McNair, Tavernier would probably have higher values than say Ayala, Howson, Shotton, Clayton etc given contract lengths and ages.  So I'm assuming the first group is where the sales would come from if it's highest fees were looking for rather than the second group?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd love it if Hughton came here. Great manager, especially at this level.

Can't see it happening though.

Edited by Denzel Zanzibar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Denzel Zanzibar said:

I'd love it if Hughton came here. Great manager, especially at this level.

Can't see it happening though.

Same

Plus you can always dismiss the article when they say things like "members of the board" as though there's any kind of democracy at the Boro

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah....Hughton likes giant defenders....playing with one up front ...."combative" box-to-box midfielders and favours "narrow" rather than "wide" formations.......based on South Coast and known for teams that score very few goals....does this sound familiar?....on the plus side, he is very experienced, by all accounts respected by players and isn't "controversial"...but is he really going to produce better football than people were so unhappy about twelve months ago.......(having said that, if he was appointed as a short term "keep us in the Championship" deal, I could live with that)  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Old Codger said:

yeah....Hughton likes giant defenders....playing with one up front ...."combative" box-to-box midfielders and favours "narrow" rather than "wide" formations.......based on South Coast and known for teams that score very few goals....does this sound familiar?....on the plus side, he is very experienced, by all accounts respected by players and isn't "controversial"...but is he really going to produce better football than people were so unhappy about twelve months ago.......(having said that, if he was appointed as a short term "keep us in the Championship" deal, I could live with that)  

Definitely a Gibson type manager

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, Dan_Boro_Till_I_Die said:

Bailey thinks there is something in the Hughton Links. 

I don't see how when the club is trying to save money everywhere it can.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd love Hughton to come here, especially in our current time of need. He comes across as a decent guy, he's been around the block enough times to know his way around the top two divisions, and his teams play football which is fairly cautious but less unpleasant to watch than Pulisball. He's also good at getting the best out of players, and God knows that's what we need right now given how many of our squad are underperforming.

I'd take Hughton over Warnock in a heartbeat, though I'm not sure Steve Gibson would...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hughton would be top of the list for me. I think he held out hoping to get one of the Premier League jobs, but he seems to have just recently turned down the Watford job on a deal until the end of the season. Like any passionate football manager out of work, he'll be getting itchy feet desperate to get a new project. The Premier League jobs are looking unlikely at the moment so maybe he is willing to entertain the prospect of dropping into the Championship. He done a fantastic job at Brighton with some extremely shrewd signings and he build their promotion winning team over multiple transfer windows. He ticks pretty much every box.

Whilst we're going to be running on a tight budget, I think a lot of managers would see the potential to build a team with the current players here, and would also understand that we have lots of saleable assets that would raise big funds to rebuild with and have loads of big earners out of contract at the end of the season. Whilst we're struggling at the moment, we still have lots of very high quality Championship level players like Randolph, Ayala, Fry, Clayton, McNair, Wing, Assombalonga etc. A top manager like Hughton will surely appreciate that he can build a promotion winning team out of the players that are currently here.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In all honesty we're not a very attractive proposition, no money that we know of to spend,would be surprised if Houghton would come here, he needs his head looking at if he did take it, but stranger things have happened, as he got the coaching ability to turn 3rd rate full backs into something half decent or even Saville into something resembling a midfielder. Silk purse into sows ear comes to mind. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Latest Posts

    • i do find it amusing that less than 5 months ago that the general consensus on this board was not a penny less than £20m for Fry. I believe the bench mark we used was the fee Brighton paid for Bristol Citys Webster. However fast forward just 5 months and some of our fans are now happy to take half of that (some would probably take less than half). Dael Fry certainly has not set the standards he previously set but there are a number of factors contributing towards that. However, in the last few weeks his performances have improved and i for one hope he stays and continues to improve. And we then sell him for a fee we all felt his ability and performances merited.  I certainly would not be giving up on him. I talked in an earlier post about showing the younger members of our team some patience during they development. Fry falls in to that category. He is 22 and it is rare you see a complete defender, especially a centre half, at the age of 22.  Lets be patient with him whilst he plays his way out of this sticky patch and then sell him for a fee his ability merits eh.
    • Nixon is such a lazy chunt! As if he makes a fooking living out of that nonsense.    embressing Nixon. And he’s an ever bigger chunt in real life! Had several encounters..
    • Such an easy story to recycle every window, would be surprised if it’s got any truth to it 
×
×
  • Create New...