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[Albion] So after all the threads, the should RDZ have gone ? Poll

Was TB right to let RDZ go


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hans kraay fan club

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If people are going to start ONE MILLION threads to go over the same ground, then I am just going to cut and paste the same thing into every one of them:


There is no possibility they could ever have 'sorted this out'.

The club has a recruitment process, and a wage structure that best serves the club's mid-long term security and success. Any head coach in position, is bound by those structures.

If De Zerbi walked into his showdown meeting and (as seems apparent) said "I would like to stay - on condition that you change this, this and this", then he might as well not have turned up. They would never have budged - and rightly so.

Why would you change your long-held, very successful processes, to appease the ego of a peripatetic manager, who would have grizzled for yet more players when his next personal picks flopped, and then f***ed off anyway as soon as a 'beeg' club came in for him.
 










Guinness Boy

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This is why the Potter Out polls that came without a 'fence' option did my Swede in. Because, in truth it's a decision that's been likely based on lots of soft factors, including, almost certainly 'the future'.

I'll miss RDZ. A lot. He spoke to me as a football fan. I feel I got him and he got us. Our corporate PLC will never do that for me. But, all of that said, if TB felt it was the right thing to do for the club, then it's the right thing to do for the club, end of discussion.

And it was mutual let's not forget. The thread title is doing a lot of assumption and heavy lifting. While there are many BHA fans who think they know what happened, in reality there are very few people who do / will.

So I will save my powder and if we appoint either Potter or Kompany then I'll vote 'no'.
 


Flounce

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Nov 15, 2006
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This is why the Potter Out polls that came without a 'fence' option did my Swede in. Because, in truth it's a decision that's been likely based on lots of soft factors, including, almost certainly 'the future'.

I'll miss RDZ. A lot. He spoke to me as a football fan. I feel I got him and he got us. Our corporate PLC will never do that for me. But, all of that said, if TB felt it was the right thing to do for the club, then it's the right thing to do for the club, end of discussion.

And it was mutual let's not forget. The thread title is doing a lot of assumption and heavy lifting. While there are many BHA fans who think they know what happened, in reality there are very few people who do / will.

So I will save my powder and if we appoint either Potter or Kompany then I'll vote 'no'.
From the moment he started calling out TB in the Media he was toast, even though he reined it in over the last month or so….imo
 


Guinness Boy

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From the moment he started calling out TB in the Media he was toast, even though he reined it in over the last month or so….imo
It's just a different way of operating isn't it?

Potter toed the corporate line and barely uttered a controversial word, yet he was off at the first flashing of knicker, subsequently describing Brighton as 'an easy life'. Very passive / aggressive.

I'd rather know where I am, personally.
 




Flounce

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It's just a different way of operating isn't it?

Potter toed the corporate line and barely uttered a controversial word, yet he was off at the first flashing of knicker, subsequently describing Brighton as 'an easy life'. Very passive / aggressive.

I'd rather know where I am, personally.
As would RDZ have done if any of Liverpool, United or any other top team have wanted him badly enough, maybe even Chelsea too.

There is only one person RDZ genuinely loves imo
 








HastingsSeagull

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Yes. Nice to see majority on here agree. Amazed at the we want you to stay chants. Nothing against the guy and would have given him a nice clap and thanks, but was a bit shocked at that on the video from post-match.
 


Tony Towner's Fridge

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Obviously there were a few, maybe many, factors that contributed to the separation but a very reliable source tells me that his insider friend mentioned an impasse on what to do with Denis Undav. R de Z wanted a sale but Uncle Tony , armed with his 'statistics machine data', wants him back in the Amex fold for next season. So I assume if you could ask one question of all the potential new manager applicants it would be 'are you going to bring Denis under back to the Albion next season?' If they answer 'no', then they are not getting the job.

TNBA

TTF
 


WATFORD zero

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This is why the Potter Out polls that came without a 'fence' option did my Swede in. Because, in truth it's a decision that's been likely based on lots of soft factors, including, almost certainly 'the future'.

I'll miss RDZ. A lot. He spoke to me as a football fan. I feel I got him and he got us. Our corporate PLC will never do that for me. But, all of that said, if TB felt it was the right thing to do for the club, then it's the right thing to do for the club, end of discussion.

And it was mutual let's not forget. The thread title is doing a lot of assumption and heavy lifting. While there are many BHA fans who think they know what happened, in reality there are very few people who do / will.

So I will save my powder and if we appoint either Potter or Kompany then I'll vote 'no'.

Some sort of middle way and mature discussion around the nuances of a very complex situation on NSC ?

Kids today have no sense of tradition :rolleyes:
 




Paulie Gualtieri

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Yes, he was right, they were clearly on different paths and neither party would change, respect that and for the club long term it’s the right move

Do I like the outcome, absolutely not
 


Guinness Boy

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As would RDZ have done if any of Liverpool, United or any other top team have wanted him badly enough, maybe even Chelsea too
ANY manager would take a better paid offer from a huge club. That's where we are in the food chain. The point is, just because you're a dull introvert yes man, that fact doesn't change.

However, at worse RDZ would have gone at the end of the season, which is where we are anyway. Potter f**ked off mid season and took everyone from Bruno to the recruitment staff with.
 


Albion in the north

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Its a yes from me.
Great as he was, there has been a nagging thought at the back of my mind for these last few months.
How is RDZ going to turn this around in the pre season and if we suffer from a lot of injuries next season, would he ever have a successful Plan B?
It would be nice to have a manager thats successful at this club, that then doesnt spend time moaning and flashing his knickers at other clubs. One that respects what we are and how weve got here.
 








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Obviously there were a few, maybe many, factors that contributed to the separation but a very reliable source tells me that his insider friend mentioned an impasse on what to do with Denis Undav. R de Z wanted a sale but Uncle Tony , armed with his 'statistics machine data', wants him back in the Amex fold for next season. So I assume if you could ask one question of all the potential new manager applicants it would be 'are you going to bring Denis under back to the Albion next season?' If they answer 'no', then they are not getting the job.

TNBA

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Not doubting you but I'm surprised the view on Dennis is that way round. It could be irrelevant anyway if the loan as suggested included a right to buy and Stuttgart stump up the money. If he does come back I don't think we will look for another striker. I would hope this is one transfer window where we might sell players we don't need rather than selling good ones for profit. The most likely poach would have been Mitoma but I think his injury will have but that on hold for now.
 


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