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 on: Today at 16:34:22 
Started by Flashheart - Last post by RobertT
Life as an optimist is not always very easy especially if affection comes in the nature of supporting STFC but who the fuck is Wellens…?? Can`t prejudge the man who has rarely managed...perhaps he will be a real find...in some ways he can`t be worse than Phil Brown who just didn`t get this team going and I believe their is enough talent in the squad to get us into the play offs but not with him. He arrived and we dropped out of the play offs so let`s see what the mysterious Wellens is made of...

I know it was rhetorical, but, he's a product of the Man Utd Academy, had a pretty decent career playing across the league levels including games in the top flight, he studied for his UEFA coaching license while playing, taking on coaching activities at Man Utd and, over the course of nearly a season, managed a mid table style effort with Oldham who had 4 points from 9 games when he took over.  Hope that helps.

Opinion: He seems very similar to Flitcroft, I am hoping for more!

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 on: Today at 16:32:40 
Started by Chubbs - Last post by bamboonoshoe
I've stopped caring about any of them bamboo. found myself playing with my phone about 45 minutes in.

figured if I feel like that, no point keeping up with it.

will watch the Rick films though

Fair enough mate. Shame though, I think this Season is better than much of S7 and about half of S8. Things naturally run their course though. I think they've reinvented the show enough to warrant S10 (which has the green light anyway) as there is a bigger world to explore. I also think we will see Rick. I'm sure give it a few years and we'll be where he's at. My mind imagines him getting the treatment he needs in this new world and becoming a significant force. Whether that is for good/bad I don't know.

Not sure we need a backstory on Rick as we learnt a lot about him but the feature length stuff would be great to show us what happened in the 5/6 years since leaving on the helicopter. Then that could set Andrew Lincoln for a reprise a few years down the line, when he's done those and maybe one or two. If AMC were offering Norman Reedus a $20m contract for TWD then what would someone like James Cameron or Peter Jackson offer up to AL? They are the kind of people I can see him working with. Cameron the most likely as he was married to Gale Ann Hurd (TWD Executive Producer). Cameron actually has a lot to thank Hurd for. Before they were together Hurd bought the screenplay to The Terminator off Cameron for $1, as long as he directed it. It paid dividends as Hurd is worth $60m and Cameron is worth $700m.

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 on: Today at 16:31:11 
Started by Flashheart - Last post by Sir red ken
Crist were scaping the barrel for positives..."the positive is that if Wellens doesn't give us a bounce, there is still time to appoint a replacement in time to use the January transfer window". Who do you have in mind as a before Jan replacement if this one goes Pete Tong?  Zidan, Van Gaal, Eddie Howe or flop from Liverpool. LP would sign another free,cheap shite option like all his others. The only plus would be that we'd get a new record for managers in a season, its like death by a thousand slashes, slow calculated agony.

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 on: Today at 16:17:52 
Started by Flashheart - Last post by RedRag
the positive is that if Wellens doesn't give us a bounce, there is still time to appoint a replacement in time to use the January transfer window

Flitcroft
(Taylor)
Brown
Wellens
A.N.Other


since the last Jan. window.


Power managers up until then:

Cooper
Ling
Luke
Tactics
Luke
Power

I may be muddled but it's not only been Brown who's been confusing





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 on: Today at 16:07:04 
Started by Flashheart - Last post by suttonred
The 3 facts are sound enough. The OS tells us a contract until 2020..... so taking that at face value no trial period.

Wellens had a decent caretaker spell at Oldham, it turned to shit when he got a full time contract.

What's tactical nous? For example, it seems to me if the pitch turns to shit, tactical nous dictates you play a different style, more suited to conditions rather than blunder on with an ill fitting style.   Wellens says this is his style.... yes OK, he doesn't even know the players.

I've always been minded with something Pulis said about going into a new club struggling.... you look at the players and think, what can they do? Where are their strengths and weaknesses, then  build from that.  By implication what you don't do is say this is how I want you to play.... if the players cannot. It's back to Luke, naivity, try and play like Barca, with players more suited to Barnet.

Applying your tactical nous, and all fans think they have some..... what would you do with our current crop assuming they'e all fit?




Me? No idea i'm not a pro football manager, and therefore not qualified. As for the contract until 2020, I'll bet there are  break clauses. One may well be 20 points after 10 games. I very much doubt it is a straight contract, and very much doubt Browns was. 10 years ago maybe, but not now.

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 on: Today at 16:00:59 
Started by Flashheart - Last post by Reg Smeeton
No issue with Brown going.
Next appointment needed a galvanising effect.
Wellens has not done that. A few people have bought up some positives from his time at Oldham which suggest he did well under the circumstances; ok fine.
If that is the case then why did Oldham get rid?

TBF to Power, the usual response to sacking the manager when things are going pear shaped and the heat is turning up on the Board/now owner, is to appoint an internal, usually ex player, or ex player out of work.... as it buys a bit of goodwill.

Which is why many expected Taylor.... my feeling was that he wouldn't take it now knowing more about the situation, but look for age range coaching at Prem or Div 2 level in the summer.

The goodwill only goes so far though..... Wellens will get none, so he'll need success straight away. If he doesn't and we continue to slide it could get very uncomfortable for Power.


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 on: Today at 15:47:59 
Started by Flashheart - Last post by Reg Smeeton
Hopefully Wellens has a plan and we can find a way to execute it well.

Hopefully he's a better plan than at Oldham, where his aim was to get 50 points.  I could have told him that 52 is usually the cut off and even we've gone down with that. He executed his plan, just the wrong plan.

I wonder if he's a plan for how many needed to stay up this season..... Rovers went down with 51

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 on: Today at 15:38:42 
Started by Flashheart - Last post by Kinky Tom
It really didn't feel like we had a tactical plan under Brown at all. 

Managers are all different, Kingy for example didn't really have a tactical plan but could spot a player. 

Di Canio had a very scattergun approach to signing players but when it came to it we knew very much what we were doing on the pitch.

Under Wise it was less scattergun but a clear message on what our plan was.

Brown has been a bit scattergun and had no plan.

Hopefully Wellens has a plan and we can find a way to execute it well.

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 on: Today at 15:37:51 
Started by Flashheart - Last post by DV Canio
No issue with Brown going.
Next appointment needed a galvanising effect.
Wellens has not done that. A few people have bought up some positives from his time at Oldham which suggest he did well under the circumstances; ok fine.
If that is the case then why did Oldham get rid?

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 on: Today at 15:32:15 
Started by Sir red ken - Last post by Shrivvy Road
Umm i think there is isn't there? Isn't that what he's being charged with? I might be wrong.
Hus may be different. If he put a bet on hinself or asked others too for him then yeah he has taken the piss. But if you were speaking to your best mate and he says he has a medical at derby and you decide to put a bet on it i think that is tough shit. On that basis papers should stop printing rumours etc

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