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    Interview Short List

    On the radio this morning that The Sun have intercepted a top secret memo
    with the interview shortlist ...
    - El Tel
    - Houlier
    - Hoddle
    - Big Ron

    Wonder is it real or a false memo left around to see who'd leak it?

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    You'd have to go for Houllier out of that shower
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    Big Ron? Haha. It must be fake. We wouldn't seriously consider taking on that loon would we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker1982 View Post
    Big Ron? Haha. It must be fake. We wouldn't seriously consider taking on that loon would we?
    Well seeing a Stan and Bobby were sold to us as a
    World Class Management Team then anything is possible!

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    fcuk sake, that really upsets me the thought of that. as if ron, venables or hoddle are worth anything near £1m
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    What is wrong with Hoddle?
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    I would be convinced up to the point Big Ron was mentioned. Also, didn't Houghton say they had 14 people to interview?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckydee View Post
    What is wrong with Hoddle?
    Hoddle to my mind would actually be the worst of them. and thats saying something considering what cowboys i feel big ron and el tel are !
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    Wonderful, we'll be filmed for the next installment of "Big Ron Manager".
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    Hoddle - only if Eileen Drury can be his assistant.
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    wouldn't say that Hoddle is by far and away the worst of them but he is definitely just as bad as venebles and big ron....if this list is genuine then it just smacks of laziness and "stick to what you know" from the panel which would just make you wonder what they're being paid for....

    Just this once,why can't we just use a bit of innovation and think outside the box instead of dealing up with the same ould heads popping up every time for their last payday at the expense of the Irish public....
    The first names interviewed should have been the genuine contenders i.e Hodgson, Arie Haan, Foppe De Haan, Steve Coppell (why not sound him out!) and other guys that might actually bring something new to the table...

    If this list is true then this whole process is turning out to be the sham that most of us feared and predicted...
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    We should appoint someone with decades of experience, who has managed in England and in Ireland, someone who's actually won something, who knows how to get a bunch of lads playing as well as they can, and maybe, just maybe, play good football at the same time. If he knew some of the international panel, perhaps even managed them, that'd be great. Experience in Europe would be ideal, I mean someone who can go to places like Cyprus and get the results we want. Ideally he'd be quite eloquent so as to placate the press and, more importantly though quite an ask, he'd be free and cheap.

    Anyone have any ideas?
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    Roy Hodgson is the obvious answer there Gav.

    This 'story' sounds like rubbish to me, not to mention that it's The Sun doing the reporting. Firstly, apparently 12 names were on the list, I doubt the 4 mentioned would be a short-list from those 12. O'Leary, like it or not, would definitely be on that list. Secondly, WTF, a 'top secret memo', and 'intercepted'.... just a pity the spies at The Sun weren't around to engage in similar espionage during WW2. Intercepted where exactly? Don Given's postman?

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    Venables has already been appointed.

    This selection committee lark is just a charade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifk101 View Post
    This selection committee lark is just a charade.
    I got it, I got it. Ronan, is it the proverbial Paddy Englishman, Paddy Irishman, Paddy Scotsman joke? I can Play The Game alright.

    Seriously though, maybe it's hope more than anything, but would the 3 lads really accept their task knowing that whatever they come up with will be overruled come what may, as you imply IFK. Really calls their integrity into question no?

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    thats was supposedly the reason souness pulled out, as he didnt want to make a fool of himself in this charade
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    Ah come on, it's Christmas time, everyone should be jovial enough to partake in a good old game of charades. Graeme 'Spoilsport' Souness Storms Off Play The Game Set After Game-Fixing By Guest Host John Delaney.


    Now the thing to figure out is whether that's more of a Sun headline or an Irish Times headline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    On the radio this morning that The Sun have intercepted a top secret memo
    with the interview shortlist ...
    - El Tel
    - Houlier
    - Hoddle
    - Big Ron

    Wonder is it real or a false memo left around to see who'd leak it?
    Clinton Morrison will be delighted with this news.
    Quoting years at random since 1975

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdom hoop View Post
    I got it, I got it. Ronan, is it the proverbial Paddy Englishman, Paddy Irishman, Paddy Scotsman joke? I can Play The Game alright.

    Seriously though, maybe it's hope more than anything, but would the 3 lads really accept their task knowing that whatever they come up with will be overruled come what may, as you imply IFK. Really calls their integrity into question no?

    There's nothing that's accountable or transparent in the way this committee works.
    How do they decide which people to interview? Do the have a quick chat on the phone - ask each other do you know anything about him? if not lets more on? or do they plan on interviewing everyone who applies to the job? Surely the FAI has giving guidelines on this matter? Are they reporting back to Delaney? Surely Delaney would what to know if they plan not to interview a candidate applying for the job? Surely Delaney would want to have a quick, brief explanation about why certain candidates are not being interviewed? Delaney states that it's the committee decision - not his - but he can't distance himself from the committee. He's involved. Who selected the committee members? Answer - Delaney. Who gave the committee their brief? - Delaney. Who does the committee report to? - Delaney, Delaney, Delaney.

    Why didn't Souness want to be interviewed? How many dubious actions have the FAI been involved in during the past? What's the probability another dubious action is around the corner?

    I said it before and I'll say it again. The problem with Stan was not his appointment as such but the process that lead to his appointment. He should never have gotten the job in the first place. The process that lead to Stan's appointment is still in place - the real root of the problem is still there - it hasn't gone away. The selection committee is just an elaborate charade to attempt to hide the process that lead to Stan's appointment involvement in the appointment of the new manager ie Venables.

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    lads its the sun for **** sake.
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