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« Reply #435 on: November 04, 2019, 09:49:25 PM »

Have to question why anybody like Big Sam/ Moyes/ Hughton would want to come to us right now though. We're a mess.

Massive transfer/wage budget for the division.   The most patient loyal owners probably in football (Hughes and Jones would have been fired much quicker with 90% of other owners with similar wealth and wage/transfer budgets relative to their league position at the time) Family run/lifelong supported club.   Owners are right up there wealth wise with the richest owners in football in the world.  Impossible for any of those 3 managers (and many others) to get a better job imo to make a name for themselves/reinvent their career.  Central location bang on the m6 so very easy to commute to without having to relocate from vast areas of the midlands/NW.

Stoke are also just outside the play offs in the xg league table this season so they are running bad.  

The bigger the mess to sort out if they pull it off the bigger their ego gets stroked and the most impressive their skills look.   Personally i'd love to see TP back to really sort out the egos in that dressing room.    It needs a TP/big sam/Moyes type character for me.   Unproven young/upcoming managers haven't worked with 3 attempts.

With the parachute payments ending and financial fair play rules looking a potential issue, surely it's not as simple as this. If we can't shift some high earning players relatively soon then there's not financial freedom for the new manager.

that is a very valid point tbf
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« Reply #436 on: November 05, 2019, 02:58:30 PM »

https://mobile.twitter.com/RichJolly/status/1191474336856772608
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« Reply #437 on: November 07, 2019, 05:03:07 PM »

Michael Walker in TheAthletic calling it a done deal for Michael O’Neill.

Apparently he’ll be at game this weekend in stands, then manage NI in last two qualifiers and then sign on at Stoke.
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« Reply #438 on: November 07, 2019, 05:26:40 PM »

Anotther huge gamble by Stoke on a manager with zero club/championship experience. 
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« Reply #439 on: November 08, 2019, 08:40:49 AM »

Seems a decent manager, the problem is the shower of shit he has to put on the pitch every saturday.

Fingers crossed for him!
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« Reply #440 on: November 08, 2019, 10:40:30 AM »

fully deserved been offered some derisory club offers despite his fantastic performances with NI.

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« Reply #441 on: November 08, 2019, 10:46:38 AM »

fully deserved been offered some derisory club offers despite his fantastic performances with NI.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50330200

Says he is earniing £750k a year at NI.   That's a big salary for such a tiny footballing nation.  Didn't think he would be earning anywhere close to that.
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« Reply #442 on: November 08, 2019, 11:02:53 AM »

fully deserved been offered some derisory club offers despite his fantastic performances with NI.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50330200

Says he is earniing £750k a year at NI.   That's a big salary for such a tiny footballing nation.  Didn't think he would be earning anywhere close to that.

Agree with this. Incredible salary for a team that can never win anything. Might as well pay 100k to a fan to pick the team.
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« Reply #443 on: November 08, 2019, 11:03:41 AM »

fully deserved been offered some derisory club offers despite his fantastic performances with NI.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50330200

Says he is earniing £750k a year at NI.   That's a big salary for such a tiny footballing nation.  Didn't think he would be earning anywhere close to that.



Agree with this. Incredible salary for a team that can never win anything. Might as well pay 100k to a fan to pick the team.

Bit like Arsenal then.........
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« Reply #444 on: November 08, 2019, 09:47:12 PM »

Things must be really bad at Stoke if they think O’Neill is a good appointment. More unattractive football in Stoke. No wonder Stoke fans aren’t bothering to turn up.
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« Reply #445 on: November 08, 2019, 10:58:56 PM »

fully deserved been offered some derisory club offers despite his fantastic performances with NI.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50330200

Says he is earniing £750k a year at NI.   That's a big salary for such a tiny footballing nation.  Didn't think he would be earning anywhere close to that.



Agree with this. Incredible salary for a team that can never win anything. Might as well pay 100k to a fan to pick the team.

Bit like Arsenal then.........

Haha true, but for the record I meant NI rather than Stoke :-)
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« Reply #446 on: December 26, 2019, 04:57:34 PM »

Things must be really bad at Stoke if they think O’Neill is a good appointment. More unattractive football in Stoke. No wonder Stoke fans aren’t bothering to turn up.

lolrron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #447 on: July 02, 2020, 11:29:57 AM »

Hi to all Stokies.

BBC repeated ‘Marvellous’ last night. The story of Nello.

Worth a watch if you haven’t seen it before.

Roth watching if you’re not a Stoke fan too. True feelgood stuff.
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« Reply #448 on: July 02, 2020, 11:48:04 AM »

Hi to all Stokies.

BBC repeated ‘Marvellous’ last night. The story of Nello.

Worth a watch if you haven’t seen it before.

Roth watching if you’re not a Stoke fan too. True feelgood stuff.

Great story , gives you laughs and tears. Loved it.
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« Reply #449 on: July 02, 2020, 01:20:52 PM »

Hi to all Stokies.

BBC repeated ‘Marvellous’ last night. The story of Nello.

Worth a watch if you haven’t seen it before.

Roth watching if you’re not a Stoke fan too. True feelgood stuff.

Oh fantastic I want to see it again. I played for Neil's football team at Keele Uni. So many funny stories. Toby Jones did an amazing job and I loved the scenes that Neil was in too.

He had a testimonal game when I was there, reffed by Uriah Rennie. Kevin Keegan sent him a letter to say he couldn't make it. He was England manager at the time I think? But there were loads of Stoke legends playing.
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