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Discussion in 'Football Chat' started by Dub13, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. edcarroll02

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    The owners of City's cousin apparently. Lads that apparently bid for Liverpool last season.
     
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    Oh yes, weren't they shown up to be a shower of bluffers ?
     
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    Lampard wins that game today and there would have been a huge campaign in the British media for him to get the Chelsea job and there still might be,it was gaining pace after they beat Leeds..Good example of why Gerrard should have waited for a job like that or a lower PL club.
     
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    Well basically, to cut a long story short Newcastle will be Premier League champions under Rafa by 25/26 season with Neymar lifting the trophy as club captain who bleeds black and white
     
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    Does it not show the opposite? Lampard will be Chelsea manager within 18 month's because thats what the fans and media want, you seem to be stating that to be good thing? Surely he's better off with 5 or 6 years experience under his belt before he goes there because when it goes tits up his managerial career is gone with it. There will be calls for an experienced head, they will be on his back in 6 months and the calls will start for Captain Leader Legend to get a chance. Chelsea's next 4 years are set in stone and the future is bleak.

    With Gerrard it will be different no matter where he started out because no one in their right mind would be calling for Klopp to be replaced no matter how many trees he is pulling up.
     
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    Do I think that Lampard being linked with his dream job already is a good thing? It is for Frank Lampard and the fact that he can get the same amount of points as Derby did last season and be in the frame for a job like that is my point mate. I'm not saying Gerrard would or will ever be in the frame for the Liverpool job,but that the scope for being regarded as a success is far bigger in a job like Derby than it is at Rangers,this season is a perfect example of that.They both took those roles in the hope it would be a springboard to a bigger one,what decisions they make with the opportunities that arise from the job they do is another matter. Lampard doesn't have to take the Chelsea job now if its offered to him but merely being in the conversation will open up other doors for him.
     
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    Sad news.

     
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    Xabi Alonso has gone home.
    Appointed head coach of the Real Sociedad B team on a 2 year deal.
     
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    I think he was at the Champions league final last week. Very sad news .

     
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    Shocking stuff, no age at all
     
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    Plenty of our fans having a bit of fun at Coutinhos expense on his 27th birthday.
     
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    Sarri gone to Juventus. Finished as high in the league as anybody could have with that squad while winning the Europa League and getting to a domestic final which they only lost on penalties. If you just looked at the situation on paper you'd think they were crazy to let him go but in reality it's probably the right decision for him and the club. Very strange situation.
     
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    They're blessed, they would have sacked him had there been no interest in him. They saved themselves the usual settlement payment and got compo themselves.
     
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    Worked out well for everybody and they can use that money to pay compensation to the club of their next manager. Be interesting to see if Lampard takes the job. By most accounts it's his if he wants it. I think he will.
     
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    It's a tough assignment that he'd be coming into, another year or two at Derby probably the right move for his career development right now but there's never any guarantee that something like this will come up again for him so I would absolutely understand him taking it. Roman appears to have a waning level of interest in the club and they've potential transfer issues coming up, their best player has just left and there still seems to be a bit of an issue with player power in the dressing room there though maybe Lampard would be in a better position than most to address that. Overall I think Lampard would do well to swerve this one.
     
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    Tbh, I don't think there is any right situation for that club.
     
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    Mad to think next season could be kicking off with Ole at OT and Fat Frank at Chelsea.
    What are the chances of Pep leaving City for personal reasons and Joey Barton taking over the helm?
     
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    I'm in two minds whether it would be a good move for him. On one hand you have the issues you mention,the lack of experience being the main one but on the other hand theres probably nothing closer to a free hit in top level football for a managers reputation than the Chelsea job,particularly for a guy who has the kind of support in the English media that Lampard does,so he'll probably walk into a bigger job than the one he currently has if it doesn't work out. Watch how quickly the narrative will go from "Sarri can't get the best from these players" to "these players are letting down another manager" if things arent going well and the fans loyalty will lie with him over the players anyway,he's a legend there. As you also say,theres no guarantee it will come up for him again.
     

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