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Old 09-28-2012, 06:09 AM
 
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I agree that the manager switching in English football is ridiculous. I always thought that American sports dumped their managers too quickly, but they hold onto them like glue compared to English football. Taking Sir Alex, Wenger, and Moyes out of the discussion, the longest tenured Premier League manager is Tony Pulis at 6 years, followed by Roberto Martinez at 3 years, and then Mancini at 2 years. That's crazy.

Using only "full" years in charge (not counting days less than a year) the average "life span" of a Premier League manager is 3.2 years (and that's with the above 3 managers included in the average). Remove them and the average drops to 0.7 years!!!

Not to mention that every manager that is hired wants to field a team that suits their vision and style and wants to dump players that are already on the team and replace them with other players (most of the time from the team the manager just left). Ultimately, when said manager gets sacked after a season or two, the new manager that is brought in is left with the vision and style of the former manager and has to go through the same purge. It doesn't allow teams to reach their full potential.

Taking Liverpool as an example...when Rafa was sacked, it was still "his" team that Roy was left to field and he didn't get a fair crack at bringing his vision to the team. He was then sacked too soon and Dalglish was brought in, still with most of Rafa's team there.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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You been watching ''Being: Liverpool'' John, good show.
Yeah I have mate. It looks pretty good. Suarez's misses is pretty stupidly fit.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:39 PM
 
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Taking Liverpool as an example...when Rafa was sacked, it was still "his" team that Roy was left to field and he didn't get a fair crack at bringing his vision to the team. He was then sacked too soon and Dalglish was brought in, still with most of Rafa's team there.
Roy was an awful manager. Wrong man for the club. He played awful football, didn't get on with the fans, bought stupid players and had us bottom by Christmas. We shouldn't of sacked Rafa in the first place. He should of been given time. He got no money and still could compete with the likes of Man Utd and Chelsea. He is also to thank for the youth team we have now. The likes of Suso, Sterling and Shelvey are all because of him and his staff.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:10 AM
 
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Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea
Everton 1-2 Southampton
Norwich 1-3 Liverpool
Reading 0-2 Newcastle
Stoke 1-1 Swansea
Suderland 3-0 Wigan
Man Utd 2-1 Tottenham
Aston Villa 1-1 West Brom
QPR 2-0 West Ham
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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Suso starts. I am telling you lads. Watch this kid. He is very good.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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Beautiful finish by Torres and Chelsea gets a solid win at the Emirates.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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We were boss today. Suarez is something else sometimes. When he plays like that, he is unplayable. Good win for us. I think we will will get 12 out of 12.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Great win by Tottenham today at Man Utd, first win at Old Trafford in 23 years. Now if only we had held onto those leads in the 80th minute against West Brom and Norwich which turned 2 wins into 2 draws, we'd be right up there with Chelsea at the top of the league. Also, aside from Chelsea we play all the top teams on the road first: we play(ed) United, Arsenal, City, Everton & Newcastle all on the road first meaning we get all of them at White Hart Lane the second half of the season which could be an advantage if were fighting for that last UEFA spot.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Suso starts. I am telling you lads. Watch this kid. He is very good.
we've been watching him and may snap him up and rescue him if he's lucky
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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we've been watching him and may snap him up and rescue him if he's lucky
No you wont. He wont leave Liverpool. He will sign a new contract and we certainly wouldn't sell to Man Utd.
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