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English Manager?

Premier League West Ham United
by bondsman (U3972635) 04 September 2008
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Asgeir Fridgeirsson, who is owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson's right-hand man, told BBC Sport
"We want a strong English club with English players, with its roots in the academy."
Does this mean an English manager?
"I have asked for a comprehensive list, in terms of nationality, experience and qualifications," Fridgeirsson said.
"The parameters go along with what we are trying to achieve at the club."
Doesn't look like it! It's looking more and more like the Italian connection is dominant. Not necessarily a bad thing in terms of results but what about the style of football?

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posted Sep 4, 2008

Toon fan in peace. It's annoying when fans of other clubs make snide remarks - just look at the NUFC boards! Although I don't fully understand the stick Curbishley was getting (or Roeder etc in the past) I respect and can relate to Hammers fans wishes for decent football - contrary to what some may think, tradition does count for something. For this reason I hope you don't end up with Big Sam. Only you lot know your own club inside out so who are others to criticise?

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posted Sep 4, 2008

Mostly because Strachan doesn't have that good a record managing in the Premier League. His SPL record is great, that's for sure. But with all due respect, the SPL is a Mickey Mouse league unless you're with the Old Firm.

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posted Sep 4, 2008

It makes sense for them to call in Dui Canio.
Nani and him are best mates

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posted Sep 4, 2008

I agree to some extent, but with that criteria, who are you going after.... who does have 'good' experience in the prem... no-one that will want to go to West Ham, which is why you will go look abroad, or take a chance from the lower leagues ???

It looks like you will get a yes sir, no sir manager that will do as the board says .....

It's a ll a big shambles really (you will accuse me of slagging you off, abuse and go to my own team board), but it is ... the board let him spend money, promise money, only for 2 mins after say you must trim the wage bill, slim down the squad .....

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posted Sep 4, 2008

The club is in such a mess at the moment, with Upson Turning against Curbs, then fighting with Bellamy after the 4-1 win against Blackburn, Neill having a go at Curbs as well because Curbs told them off for giving away a 2-0 lead so quickly. We need a whole lot more than a new manager. Championship here we come!!. The way Curbs was treated no top manager will want to manage West Ham.

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posted Sep 4, 2008

Basically Moon, we ARE going to have to take a punt. Either on a foreigner or on a lower league manager. Because the news about McCartney (turns out the board lied about him putting in a written transfer request) means that any decent manager from this country is going to run a mile before getting involved with our board.

I disliked Curbishley because his brand of football was too negative for my liking. But I'd have rather he stayed than for all this rubbish to be happening now.

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comment by Moon (U8892940)

posted Sep 4, 2008

I didn't know the board 'lied' about that .... it's a mess, and a shame, because I do have a soft spot for West Ham .....

I have no idea what will happen, but it would be a HUGE mistake to go for DeCanio .... huge

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comment by DDN333 (U6865961)

posted Sep 4, 2008

I'm well aware of who Massimo Moratti is Kenyona, I was just making the point that European teams are used to having the money men have a say in matters, just like they do in any company. The Icelandic board have my full support as everything they have done so far makes sense. At least we won't end up in administration. And a lot of Curbs' signings haven't worked out for one reason or another, so in that respect they're right.

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posted Sep 4, 2008

I can't see Sir Trev wanting it can you. He has far too many brains inside his head and he is not barmy is he?
However some names being banded about haven't any brains and are barmy. Makes one shudder it does ! In the meantime we have to put up with another misery guts in Kevin Keen.
D'you know when you're around Upton Park these days the only polite and pleasant man about with a smile is Ludo.
Ludo how do you fancy it ? not that I'm saying you're barmy of course.

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posted Sep 5, 2008

Ludo is a complete mental, Galleywood. Most 'keepers are.

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