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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    But John O'Shea played for us, Gus Poyet beat us and Anthony Barry coached us before.

    Need to meet a minimum of one of these requirements and, unfortunately, for Dick Advocaat, we beat him.
    I think it was Van Gaal we beat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    I think it was Van Gaal we beat
    We beat Big Dick too

    https://www.espn.co.uk/football/matc...nd-netherlands

    Look at that Dutch line up

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    I'd be pushing for Janne Andersson to take the job. Think the FAI need to forget this head coach stuff for the time being and just let the senior manager focus on the senior team. Somehow we actually jumped two spots in the latest rankings which sees us 27th when you exclude Russia. Only need to reach 24th to become second seeds for the upcoming WC. Think Andersson is the pragmatic type which could possibly get a couple of results to improve us before the WC draw.

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    Nico Kovac was mentioned on YBIG. Would be a great get
    Its really not that complicated!!!

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    Was he the good looking doctor in ER?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    Was he the good looking doctor in ER?
    Tis an emergency !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    Was he the good looking doctor in ER?
    If he was the FAI would prob mistakenly hire Dr Nick from Simpsons instead
    Its really not that complicated!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    We beat Big Dick too

    https://www.espn.co.uk/football/matc...nd-netherlands

    Look at that Dutch line up

    There's a sentence I never thought I'd see on foot.ie
    https://kesslereffect.bandcamp.com/album/kepler - New music. It's not that bad.

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    I was there, watching Big Dick getting beat

    Great decoy run from Andy Reid for the goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brine3 View Post
    I was there, watching Big Dick getting beat
    Pervert....

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    I come back every so often to read this then leave depressed again !

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    I feel your pain. I'm all about delayed gratification, but this is beyond the pale altogether.

    At this point, I'd be happy to see Chris Hughton. He's always been in my top three choices since this thread began, never first but the one constant amidst the names that have come and gone. Not the most exciting football we're likely to see but well-structured, experienced at the top level, a touch of the legend about him, generally respected and a thoroughly decent man.
    Hello, hello? What's going on? What's all this shouting, we'll have no trouble here!
    - E Tattsyrup.

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    Chris Hughton

    Chris Hughton’s style of play is reliant on a sturdy defence. He opts to sit back, soaking up pressure and winning the game by a slim margin. Unfortunately for Hughton this defensive mentality didn’t work and as Forest became leaky at the back, they became even worse up top.

    Attacking creativity was nonexistent and there was no emphasis on creating scoring opportunities. Each game Forest would look poor going forward, hardly testing opposing keepers. So even in games when Forest were level they rarely looked like taking the lead.

    His game management was also questionable. Substitutions would often be used too late in the game to have an impact, or he would use like-for-like substitutes that couldn’t change the game. For example, in the 2-1 defeat against Cardiff, Phillip Zinckernagel, one of Forest’s better players, was replaced by the inconsistent Joe Lolley while the game was level. Forest later went behind and Johnson was taken off for Alex Mighten, a like-for-like change when a defensive player could have been taken off for a more attacking threat.

    His stubbornness to change his style never waived. Forest would fall behind and the system would remain the same: two holding midfielders and a defensive set up – which impeded all chances of getting back into the game. If Hughton was open to changing his game plan, Forest might have more than a point to their name.
    https://thefamousclub.co.uk/2021/09/...ingham-forest/
    Hughton had insisted on playing his new 4-3-3 formation when it was obvious it wasn’t working. The changing room looked lost to him when Plucky Little Bournemouth inflicted a heaviest home defeat on Brighton since 1973 and Cardiff City then won 2-0 at the Amex three days later.

    The football itself had turned from dull-yet-effective to downright boring. At times, you wanted to scratch your eyes out.
    ......

    One of the major criticisms of Hughton was his style of football. Supporters had become bored of grinding out 1-0 victories, the atmosphere at the Amex was dissipating with each passing home game and if you were brave enough to go away, you knew that you’d be lucky to see a shot on target, let alone a goal.
    ......

    Watching Hughton pick the same players and same formation every week in the second half of last season became something of a soul destroying experience.

    From the moment that the Albion threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 in the snow at Fulham as January came to a close, it became obvious that Hughton’s decision to move to 4-3-3 wasn’t working. Even Stevie Wonder could see it.

    And yet Hughton persevered until the end of the April with the new formation. Either he was blind to the problems it was causing – exposed full backs, Dale Stephens not suited as a single holding player, Pascal Gross’ effectiveness blunted by not being in the number 10 role, no options good enough to play as the two wide strikers alongside Glenn Murray – or he was too stubborn to return to 4-4-1-1.

    Two wins in 18 famously followed. When Hughton did finally abandon 4-3-3, it was for a fan-appeasing 4-4-2 against Newcastle United. That was even more of a disaster and came across as a desperate move, especially when Gross was the shoehorned in as a right winger.

    Florin Andone was lucky to receive only a yellow card rather than a red within 30 minutes of kick off (sound familiar?) and Hughton hauled him at half time, finally switching back to 4-4-1-1.

    That first half against Newcastle was arguably the worst 45 minutes of the season and a warning that Hughton was running out of ideas. When a manager begins making erratic decisions like using a formation that hasn’t been seen for two years, it’s normally a sign he is coming to the end of his tenure.
    https://www.wearebrighton.com/newsop...n-one-year-on/
    This lack of imagination in their forward movement was a feature of Brighton’s attack all season and accounts for their struggle in scoring enough goals. By counter-attacking from the low block they often attack with few numbers, often just three players. Because they start from so deep, players are also asked to run 70-80 yards to join attacked meaning executing high-quality actions is difficult after sprinting such a long distance.

    Individually they do not possess players who have qualitative superiority to consistently beat opponents 1v1, so the lack of quality and coordinated counter-attacking movement means they struggle to unbalance opponent defences often enough to provide a real threat.
    https://totalfootballanalysis.com/he...premier-league
    We are stacked in defence, but lacking in creativity. The appointment of a defensive minded coach, which Chris Hughton clearly is, would be a bad match for the players available to us. I'd be unhappy with a Chris Hughton appointment but everyone to their own.

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    The only managers we're going to get are defensive minded managers. No manager that likes his team's to play ball is taking the Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifk101 View Post
    We are stacked in defence, but lacking in creativity. The appointment of a defensive minded coach, which Chris Hughton clearly is, would be a bad match for the players available to us. I'd be unhappy with a Chris Hughton appointment but everyone to their own.
    you could argue we should play to our strengths so a defensive coach would therefore make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    you could argue we should play to our strengths so a defensive coach would therefore make sense.
    Agreed. A couple of positive results between now and November could see us become second seeds for the upcoming WC qualifiers. We've become too soft over the last while. Need to make things tough again for the opposition.

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    A decade of 0-0's would be an atonement for all of our sins ! (wink)

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanfhear View Post
    A decade of 0-0's would be an atonement for all of our sins ! (wink)
    How about two decades? (Kerr/ Trapattoni/ O'Neill/ McCarthy).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifk101 View Post
    How about two decades? (Kerr/ Trapattoni/ O'Neill/ McCarthy).
    We are all going straight to heaven.

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