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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudulika View Post
    Is it true Brian Laws has signed for Rovers? Surprising as I didn't rate him much as a manager (though he would be a tough nut). Good friends with El Rod, wonder will he bring him in to put some lead in the pencil?
    Must be True RTE sport said he is Fav and Rovers are holding press conference tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrowdedHouse View Post
    WTF is Brian Laws anyway, is he somebody famous ?
    Previously manager of Burnley and Scunthorpe. Played for Nottingham Forest back when they were good (was in the line up the day of the Hillsborough disaster, and scored an own goal when the game was replayed).

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    Laws is a shocking manager. He was despised in his last job at Burnley. He bought some awful players for huge money e.g. Leon Cort for 1.5m. His team selections were baffling. The style of football was awful to watch. He regularly blamed his players in public. And he is the dictionary definition of the opposite of charismatic.

    He was reputedly chosen by Burnley on the strength of a Deloitte's report about his time at Sheffield Wednesday, when he got the most points in a season per spent on his squad.

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    Met him when he was managing Sheffield Wednesday, I think his best days as a manager are far behind him, but he has a bit of steel and could do a job in Tallaght. I'd like ot go on what CD says, regardless of odds etc.

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    It was telling when Stephen Glass when interviewed after the Shels cup loss didnt know if he would be in charge by next weekend. There was something in todays papers about Brian Laws being shams new mgr so I wouldnt be surprised if he takes charge tmw!
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    Barraclough came to Sligo with his career supposedly in the gutter too remember?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Barraclough came to Sligo with his career supposedly in the gutter too remember?
    Ahhh, that says nothing. Anyone could have accomplished what Sligo have done since he got the job, simply because it was a ready made league winning team. And for the record i think Sligo play the best football in the league and think they deserved to winning the league on the strength of that.
    The SFAI are the governing body for grassroots football in Ireland, not the FAI. Its success or the lack of is all down to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A face View Post
    Ahhh, that says nothing. Anyone could have accomplished what Sligo have done since he got the job, simply because it was a ready made league winning team. And for the record i think Sligo play the best football in the league and think they deserved to winning the league on the strength of that.
    Sorry, that's ridiculous. Barraclough has proved himself an excellent manager, stepping into the very big shoes of a celebrated manager and exceeding expectations.

    One has only to look at Stephen Kenny, a much more experienced manager who inherited a deeper squad full of multiple league winners who faltered from the first whistle. Granted, Barraclough had zero expectation on him coming in but anybody can tell he's done an excellent job with fewer resources than his main rival.

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    Laws applied for the Sligo Rovers job before Barraclough got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    Sorry, that's ridiculous. Barraclough has proved himself an excellent manager, stepping into the very big shoes of a celebrated manager and exceeding expectations.

    One has only to look at Stephen Kenny, a much more experienced manager who inherited a deeper squad full of multiple league winners who faltered from the first whistle. Granted, Barraclough had zero expectation on him coming in but anybody can tell he's done an excellent job with fewer resources than his main rival.
    Ok, i'll agree that not anyone could have done it but my point in the main was that the team was already assembled, it was just to go in a manage it. I suppose its personal opinion theres no harm in people disagreeing with this but i think that the lions share of the work is done when putting a league winning team together. If everything is in place it just means going and doing it.

    Point taken about Stephen Kenny though, you're right there.
    The SFAI are the governing body for grassroots football in Ireland, not the FAI. Its success or the lack of is all down to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean South View Post
    Laws applied for the Sligo Rovers job before Barraclough got it.
    And Barraclough aplied for the Rovers jobs before Kenny go it.

    Thats what out of work/aspiring managers do. Apply for everything. Some terrible managers get jobs while better mangers don't. Generally speaking football boards don't know any more than any one of us, so they're just taking a punt most times
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    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...n-the-Law.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul O'Hehir twitter (@paulohehir)
    Brian Laws as interim director of football at @ShamrockRovers appears to be good move for 6 weeks. Process of finding permanent boss ongoing
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    Barraclough had zero expectation on him coming in
    By who? He was coming here with a lot of people expecting a massive challenge for the title. Fair enough we weren't expecting it to be this easy but if we don't finish champions now, and with us out of the cup, then Baraclough has had a bad season. There was huge expectation on Rovers for the league this season.
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    Sligo fans expected an inexperienced manager to come in and guide them to the title with 3 days' preparation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    Sligo fans expected an inexperienced manager to come in and guide them to the title with 3 days' preparation?
    In fairness the team was ready. he didn't sign anyone pre-season (couldn't).

    I'm not saying he hasn't done well but pretty much every Sligo fan I spoke to/know fully expected them to challenge for the title
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    That's crazy. It's one thing to have a team in place, another thing to maintain continuity from the previous management team and hit the ground running. Once again, look at Kenny to see an experienced manager who's won titles screwing it up. Barraclough has exceeded any reasonable expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    Sligo fans expected an inexperienced manager to come in and guide them to the title with 3 days' preparation?
    Based on the players he had available to him, yes.

    He's obviously still done a good job if we win the league because he kept us going all season, I'm not sure if Cook would have been able to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sligoman View Post
    Based on the players he had available to him, yes.

    He's obviously still done a good job if we win the league because he kept us going all season, I'm not sure if Cook would have been able to.
    So you expected him to be better than Cook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    That's crazy. It's one thing to have a team in place, another thing to maintain continuity from the previous management team and hit the ground running. Once again, look at Kenny to see an experienced manager who's won titles screwing it up. Barraclough has exceeded any reasonable expectations.
    But thats just it. Expectations don't live in a vacuum (apologies for the wankiest sounding line ever...). Towards the start of the season most felt the league was between ROvers and Sligo, with maybe Pats challenging. All 3 had new managers, so why wouldn't Sligo expect to challenge for title?
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    I'd have thought the lack of preparation for the manager would have counted against them. Turns out it was the opposite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Barraclough came to Sligo with his career supposedly in the gutter too remember?
    I'd hardly say that - he had only managed one club.

    Laws' record at Burnley was very poor - he probably sees this as a chance to rebuild that reputation - if it's only a short-term contract and things don't work out he hasn't really lost anything.
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