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David Bernstein to be new FA chairman

Premier League Manchester City
by dazzlingdublinblue (U14332146) 22 December 2010
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Breaking news on the BBC sports home page is that former City chairman David Bernstein has been nominated to be new FA chairman.

City fans have any thoughts on whether this is a good appointment and how good was his track record at City?

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posted Dec 22, 2010

larry david would be my pick-- imagine what he would do to them fifa boys and sepp0 lol thinkking about it

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posted Dec 22, 2010

At the risk of sounding like a football fan , someone remind me what City won with Bernstein in charge? Just another yes man who will do what is expected of him like the rest of the bumbling old men who have limited football knowledge. Ex chairmen and board members will always be rolled out for these jobs after failing elsewhere. Jobs for the Boys comes to mind.

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posted Dec 22, 2010

sadly truth is most of us would be better than anyone the fa could muster up- and i honestly belive that 100%

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posted Dec 22, 2010

The FA a dysfunctional organisation appoints a chairman, totally in tune, therefore he will fit in very nicely.

Time and time again, the FA has failed with it's responsibility to the English game. The national team, Wembley and the failure to instigate future development of our game, glaring examples of incompetence.

The FA's is embedded with the Bernstein's of this world, therefore no change.

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posted Dec 22, 2010

The problem is that the FA doesn't want to change so they will continue to appoint like minded people for the role. Change in an organisation doesn't just start with the chairman, the whole organisation needs a complete overhaul.
At the end of the day, the same people who appointed the last chairman appointed this one; does it need to get any more simpler than that?
Nothing will change. Stop deluding yourselves, this organisation, just like our government is what we are stuck with. Theres nothing any of us can do about it. Its just the way things are.

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posted Dec 22, 2010

the bigger issue is that they got rid of the rules around the chairman being able to be involed in football within last 18 months in such they picked out of the old boys network.

You may have not liked Lord Triesman but at least you could be sure that he was really Independent of the premier league.

That if he had been put in place with two other Independent exe board memebers as the burns report had put forward.

We would not be in this postion.

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posted Dec 22, 2010

lord tiresman was the perfect chairman- he said it exactly how it was..

surely thats what we want!!!

he got sacked for telling the truth and speaking up

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posted Dec 22, 2010

Bernstein was an excellent chairman at City. He was appointed at the clubs lowest ebb as we were being relegated to the then secon division and oversaw our rebuilding back into the premier league.

He was a fan of the club to and a regular attendee at matches way before his professional involvement, which gave him a fans perspective which made him very popular.

He's no yes man either. He resigned his post at Eastlands because he didn;t agree with the owners letting the club fund Keegan's rediculous spending spree. He told Keegan that he didn't want the club wasting money on Robbie Fowler, the owners backed Keegan over fowler and others and Bernstein left.

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posted Dec 22, 2010

Perhaps prince phillip should have got the job, he'd have sorted Blatter out in no time

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posted Dec 23, 2010

Breaking news on the BBC sports home page is that former City chairman David Bernstein has been nominated to be new FA chairman.

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TheFA's puppet dog, clearly theFA were scared of putting the more in-your-face & demanding character of David Dein

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