Sporting director

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faerun exile

Re: Sporting director

Postby faerun exile » April 7th, 2021, 6:35 pm

UPTHEPORT wrote:How about Corky

Don’t be daft - goes AWOL after every win. Suspect we need someone full time.
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OLDSTER

Re: Sporting director

Postby OLDSTER » April 7th, 2021, 7:54 pm

Maybe someone like young Toshack.
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George Street-Bridge

Re: Sporting director

Postby George Street-Bridge » April 8th, 2021, 7:56 am

Tisdale recently took a consultancy role at Colchester, short-term but puts his feet under the table. It's bound to be linked to a bonus for keeping them up so the timetable ought not to fit with ours.

Issue as I see it is getting someone with enough negotiating experience with EFL players and agents who wouldn't be after Flynn's job.
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UPTHEPORT

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Re: Sporting director

Postby UPTHEPORT » April 8th, 2021, 8:20 am

Alan Curtis would be a good shout
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Re: Sporting director

Postby OLDCROMWELLIAN » April 8th, 2021, 11:20 am

UPTHEPORT wrote:How about Corky

Do you mean 'Circus boy'
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Percy plunkett

Re: Sporting director

Postby Percy plunkett » April 8th, 2021, 4:26 pm

UPTHEPORT wrote:Alan Curtis would be a good shout

He would but,isn't he still Swansea's loan manager.
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Re: Sporting director

Postby UPTHEPORT » April 8th, 2021, 4:34 pm

Percy plunkett wrote:
UPTHEPORT wrote:Alan Curtis would be a good shout

He would but,isn't he still Swansea's loan manager.



He's taken redundancy last year
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Percy plunkett

Re: Sporting director

Postby Percy plunkett » April 8th, 2021, 4:36 pm

In that case,I hope he has applied.
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Special branch

Re: Sporting director

Postby Special branch » April 8th, 2021, 5:30 pm

John Relish
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Re: Sporting director

Postby UPTHEPORT » April 8th, 2021, 5:38 pm

Special branch wrote:John Relish


I'd say no for FL won't have the contacts any longer
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wattsville_boy

Re: Sporting director

Postby wattsville_boy » April 8th, 2021, 9:28 pm

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Ian Holloway yet. I think he'd be a good fit, plenty of managerial experience should Flynn want to tap into, knows the lower leagues and no doubt has plenty of contacts still...
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George Street-Bridge

Re: Sporting director

Postby George Street-Bridge » April 9th, 2021, 6:15 am

He ticks all those boxes but wouldn't he be after the manager's job from day one?

Proposed limit of squad sizes to 20 will make the role all the more important in vetting potential signings. They'll never make that stick, though, surely? Two injuries and one suspension and you can't name a full match squad.
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countymadbel

Re: Sporting director

Postby countymadbel » April 9th, 2021, 7:23 am

Who ever it is just hope it's not a yes person and got some backbone
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Re: Sporting director

Postby Taunton Iron Cider » April 9th, 2021, 7:47 am

What’s Lennie Lawrence doing these days? Previously has demonstrated an ability to work with MF, and has a great deal of football contacts and experience.
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Re: Sporting director

Postby rncfc » April 9th, 2021, 7:51 am

George Street-Bridge wrote:He ticks all those boxes but wouldn't he be after the manager's job from day one?

Proposed limit of squad sizes to 20 will make the role all the more important in vetting potential signings. They'll never make that stick, though, surely? Two injuries and one suspension and you can't name a full match squad.


Although it then forces an emphasis on bringing through academy players. This absolutely must be in our strategic plan as a club, we can't rely on cup runs forever.

I don't buy this "if they're good enough, they're old enough" stuff either. We're talking L2 here, where a decent proportion of players are really not that great technically. Whilst it may well harm some results in the short term, younger players should improve quickly if they're thrust into the environment. They only need a decent run of games and someone takes a punt on them, look at Aaron Collins and Regan Poole as examples - never made the grade at the top level, but still made the club a lot of money because we got them in the spotlight when they were young.

I can understand the reluctance from the manager's point of view to an extent, which is why it needs to come from above.
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