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MacKay might be alright. He's Scottish, so that's something.
Tho tbh he should stay at Cardiff.
Howard Kendall would be good.
Don't want to go down the Liverpool route and end up mental.
RightBean wrote:He can hold his own:
You get some mega ego's at Man Utd, its part of the job, and right off the bat you've got this prima donna, rooney, throwing his rattle out the pram. I hope david is ready for that sort of thing, it's not a bunch of level headed hard working guys at this club.
Moyes doesn't take crap from any player. He has made that clear at us.
Well they are hand in hand. The success didn't just materialise. You do have to earn respect, but it also filters right into getting the players to work. Moyes is not the kind of manager to tolerate childish antics. He has made that quite clear with the odd ego we've had.
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Of all the things that could possibly go wrong with Moyes at United, discipline will most certainly not be one of them.
Orange 5,170 posts
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Neil Lennon now betting favourite for Everton job.
Hiring the right players is a big part of it. You instill a strong work ethic and make it very clear that no one is bigger than the team. That way anyone coming in knows they have to adapt to it because it won't just be the manager on their case, but everyone else too. Anyone who is a twat gets removed, regardless how good they are.
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A friend of mine said that the United team is good enough to almost manage itself with the 'systems' in place. Had to remind him of Scolari's turn at Chelsea.
Moyes seems to be the only logical choice although I would have liked to see JM do a couple of years despite his reputation.
Everton fans will know this. From what I can gather, Moyes had a really good youth system in place. He's also sensible with money and certainly will be there for the long term.
The question as to if he will snap under pressure is an interesting one. I hope he doesn't and he'll have Fergie to guide him through it anyhow. No, he hasn't won anything but then again, he's never had a squad like the one at United.
It's all very exciting. Does anyone still think the Prem is boring? I don't think it's ever been better. The race for the Champions League spot is tense and exciting as is the relegation battle. Probably not for someone who supports the teams involved but damn, it's close. Let's not forget that last season's winners were determined by pretty much the last kick of the season.
One thing United fans may be overlooking is Moyes's ability to spot talent early. Before they all hit the big time we were heavily linked with the likes of Cech, Dzeko, Hazard, and of course Joao "watch this space" Moutinho, none of which came through because we fell short with cash.
Of course he's had his duffers too, and buying players for instant success as part of a United team is different to buying them for Everton effectively with a long-term profit in mind. The prospect of Moyes with a chequebook is intriguing.
I'm hoping that that scouting network is not just down to Moyes, but is now solid at Goodison. Although he may take it with him.
My biggest concern with him leaving is the loss of the head of a family. I'm not kidding myself that footballers won't go to the biggest bidder, but the majority of the league is made up of temporary bits stuck together. I've been proud to support my club because of the family environment there. We had lots of off days, not been able to finish off games this season has been our biggest downfall, but I never really felt the team wasn't giving its all in a match, Now I'm worried that will go. The lack of ability is one thing, but the lack of spirit is another.
Edited by FWB at 08:16:04 10-05-2013
Ah the amazing scouting network that bring you awesome players like the fat dutch fellow from real madrid, and billyletdinov
Everyone makes mistakes. At least he hasn't lost the plot and only signs faff, eh?
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@THFourteen You say it like every team signs world beaters.
I just like the fact he gives players a chance like Coleman. So hoping Powell either goes out on loan or he's in squad to replace Anderson.
PL has a few gems worth a risk like Shaw at Saints. Championship with Ince. Who for me would be a gem for anyone.
I was only joking!
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Decided to check the Man U facebook page to see if it was plagued by the same grade of idiot as the LFC one.
Lots of Y NO CHAMPION LEAGUE EXPERIENCE! / EVERTON DID NOT FINISH TOP 4! / WHAT ABOUT SPECIAL ONE? / GET POP GARDIOLA!
This was interspersed with a few more stable heads who were pointing out that the entire structure at Old Trafford had decided on Moyes and they might know a thing or two about managing a football club, over a facebook commenter.
These are the sort of vocal morons that Moyes will have to win over though. Every minor slip will be met with cries to bring in some ridiculous and unavailable manager, or to go back to Fergie, or to bring in some retired squad member.
The vocal morons are your plastics. Most of your fans they be.
Clubs overseas tend to play a different style, there's also the planning of training etc. around the travel.
Everton have been in the Europa League so it's irrelevant anyway.
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I would imagine that Moyes will leave the scouting network at Everton as it is - you'd think that Utd with all their resources would have a vastly superior one anyway.
The big question mark with Moyes' signings have always been that he can't sign a decent striker, though often they're more expensive, so maybe that's just been down to cash.
The truth is that Moyes' is pretty much walking into a continental style "head Coach" type set-up, at least to begin with, at Utd, rather than a club that needs him to be all things to everyone. You'd imagine they already have a bunch of signings which SAF has lined up, just waiting to be rubber stamped by Moyes.
After all, the existing staff are going to know about the deficiencies and best solutions to them better than someone who has just walked through the door.
Re the Rooney thing, the story is already becoming boring. I hope they just sell the fat fucker and be done with it. Clean break and best for everyone involved.
Widge wrote:This thread should be fun next year then.
Every minor slip will be met with cries to bring in some ridiculous and unavailable manager, or to go back to Fergie, or to bring in some retired squad member.
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