Welcome the messiah.. Russell Slade

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by steve82, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. no_loyalty

    no_loyalty Well-Known Member

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    Must be on the same wave length.

    I think you could be right about Ricketts being his number 2 or part of his coaching staff, otherwise why is he still at the club?
     
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  2. Warwickhunt

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    Until he loses his first game then 7999 of themy will pour toxic comments towards him
     
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    Loves to manage a basket case club Cardiff,Charlton here he is going downhill fast, he should ask Tudgay to move on and certainly not put him in the side.
     
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    Terry Gibson's perm Well-Known Member

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    Is he finishing his coaching badges?
     
  5. Warwickhunt

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    Only if he has had an affair with Joy
     
  6. steve82

    steve82 Well-Known Member

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    My money is on Ricketts short term.
     
  7. Warwickhunt

    Warwickhunt Well-Known Member

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    Well done you just created a new slogan! "A new manager is not just for Xmas"
     
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    Tudgay to retire to become assistant manager and then get sacked next week(anything to keep him away from the side and coaching the miss-firing strikers)
     
  9. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I hope he flushes it down the bog like everyone else! Dirty boy!
     
  10. Joy Division

    Joy Division Well-Known Member

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    The FA should make a rule that every coach has to sew on their little coaching badge to their sleeve just like the boy scouts
     
  11. Paxman II

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    Slade seems like the obvious available fit for our current position. Certainly will bring some immediate stability around the playing staff and open up some optimism. But the thing that stands out for me is "until the end of the season".
     
  12. Otis

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    Think the full sentence read as 'until the end of the season or Coventry City go bust, whichever comes first.'
     
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    Paxman II Well-Known Member

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    ...it shows short term thinking from our wonderful owners.
     
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  14. oldskyblue58

    oldskyblue58 CCFC Finance Director

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    Messiah ? No pressure or expectation then ;). A decent choice and good luck to him. I hope he makes the difference. He has the same tools as Venus at the moment so will be interesting to see who he can get in

    First target is safety, avoiding relegation.

    Have no confidence in their being money the budget, I think that's code for some players are leaving and that will free some money up
     
  15. steve82

    steve82 Well-Known Member

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    Out of all the managers available or I no off he's the best to get us to safety foremost, and he's already said there will be some wheeling dealing being done,

    Lets hope his little black book of contacts and ex player proves fruitful
     
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  16. sw88

    sw88 Chief Commentator!

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    Has it been said yet if he's bringing any back room staff with him?**


    **anxiously awaits announcement of a new GK coach ;)
     
  17. Sick Boy

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    Mowbray also initially signed on a 1 year deal. It's probably to protect both parties incase of relegation.
     
  18. ccfcway

    ccfcway Well-Known Member

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    we weren't exactly up in arms at his appointment were we !
     
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    I've admitted many time since I thought he would be a great appointment.
     
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    I thought he would be good, he turned out shit so now I think he's shit.

    I don't get people blaming sisu for his appointment, most of us thought he'd be decent.
     
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    I'd still say it says as much about the club he bombed, as his own capabilities.
     
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  23. NorthernWisdom

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    They tend to appoint decent managers with a decent track record, it's just the managers have to wade through ten feet of regurgitated cheesecake spewed from Satan's bottom, before even getting to the team.
     
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    Sisu is a c**t and slade is a c**t. Two cunts
     
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    Very true, I was very optimistic at the time. No hiding from me... I was wrong.
    Cv suggested he could do it.... oh well.
     
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  26. ajsccfc

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    I was particularly enthused after that Bolton game, even though we lost the lead near the end. I just wanted some hope to cling to.
     
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  27. sylus

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    Slade was fuckin shocking....a total imbecile who didn't have a clue and was way out of his depth
     
  28. olderskyblue

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    The reason I hadn't posted on this thread before is because i thought he would be awful, but didn't want to appear negative.... ;)
     
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  29. steve82

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    A lot was hinged on getting a target man in, without one he was never gonna succeed given his style of play.
    Big mistake on his part not looking deeper into the squad we had with just a transfer window to deal in and a limited pool of players to try and get in given the size of the task
     
  30. covcity4life

    covcity4life Well-Known Member

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    could that be down to it being early into his tenure and his hoof ball tactics not yet fully enforced?
     
  31. ajsccfc

    ajsccfc Well-Known Member

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    Definitely, it wasn't too long before my faith in him dwindled. The signings he made seemed exactly what we needed too, but then for some reason he set up a load of round holes for the square pegs he picked up.
     
  32. covcity4life

    covcity4life Well-Known Member

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    clarke,rawson,reilly and beavon all look good for league 1

    he couldnt get strikers bar beavon right at all. yakubu,folivi,vernon. etc

    but yeah we could have had ronaldo and messi and it wouldnt have worked with his tactics.

    lowest PPG says it all. worst of the worst. makes zola look like jose mourinho
     
  33. letsallsingtogether

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    Why is that I wonder?
     
  34. ajsccfc

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    I'd hope it's that we're largely willing to give something a chance to fail before screaming blue murder about how much of a failure it is.
     
  35. Grendel

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    The problem was really discussed by Greg Downes on the phone in when Mowbray was still here. He said no manager can take over unless they manage like him and the problem was he tried to get players to fit a style they were never good enough to fit. He said they can't pass and yet play a passing game and can't play a physical game either.

    Bolton was easily one of the better performances of the season as we competed strongly and showed some purpose upfront.

    If we didn't concede those late goals in successive games we'd probably have been alright. Unfortunately Slade then seemed to panic and that game he bizarrely adopted mowbrays wing back bollocks I knew that it wasn't going to go well.

    In the end though you can't stay up on home form alone and all 4 managers can't get this squad to perform on the road.
     

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