FA Managerial Appointments

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  1. BlueNirvana

    BlueNirvana

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    Just seen this on the BBC
    Les Reed warns England Under-21s over "arrogance" and "over confidence"
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49586066
    So lets take a look at Les Reed
    Reed was born in Wapping, London.[4] He was on the books as a football player for Cambridge United, Watford, and Wycombe Wanderers as a centre forward,[5] but did not play any league matches for any of the three clubs.[6]
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    W D L Win %
    Charlton Athletic [​IMG] 14 November 2006 24 December 2006 8 1 1 6 12.5

    During his six-week spell as manager Reed managed just one victory, and Charlton were knocked out of the League Cup by League Two team Wycombe Wanderers.
    How does he even get a job in football never mind FAs technical director
     
  2. Alan Oakes Shinpads

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    Also saw this,along with all the games in the tournament

    No mention of Aidy Boothroyd`s lack of tactical awareness and motivational skills that resulted in the poor performances.Wonder how he got the job whilst his friend was the Technical Director at the FA.

    Looks like Les Reed is his mate as well
     
  3. we-r-the-big-4

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    Polish guy who opted for Germany in chance to win WC. (not sure who it was..?? podolski) but remember there was 1! Enraged the POLISH as he was their best player.
     
  4. domalino

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    See this is a perfect example of why that rule would be stupid.

    Podolski was born to Waldemar Podolski and Krystyna Podolska in the Silesian industrial city of Gliwice near Katowice in Poland. Krystyna is a former member of the Poland national handball team.

    In 1987, when Podolski was two years old, his family emigrated from Poland to West Germany and were given Aussiedler status as a result of his paternal grandparents having German citizenship prior to World War II (Gliwice was a part of Germany until 1945 as Gleiwitz). Podolski grew up in Bergheim, North Rhine-Westphalia, and later in Pulheim, both near Cologne.

    Podolski holds both German and Polish nationality, but has stated that he does not have a Polish passport. In an interview Podolski said that the Polish Football Association never cared about him until he started playing for the German under-21 team and received coverage in the media. At that point, Podolski arrived at the decision, but nevertheless "there are two hearts beating" in his chest
    Podolski was born in part of modern day Poland that was Germany when his parents were born. At 2 he moved to modern day Germany. He's German.

    Same with Miroslav Klose.
     
  5. mccity

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    Neville did get England to a world cup semi final, only losing to a dominant USA side having had both a goal ruled out and a penalty missed.

    Southgate got England to a first world cup semi final in 28 years only getting eliminated in extra time, and then a second international semi final only getting eliminated in extra time after player errors and a goal disallowed too.


    I'd argue neither are great, especially Neville. But to call them the most incompetent ever is an extreme exaggeration and very incorrect.
     
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  6. half & half derby scarf

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    Statistically it may be an exaggeration but contextually i would argue it isn't. Both arguably have squads that should be winning tournaments.
    The OP wasn't really meant to be taken literally. Otherwise, how could the FA have appointed the most successful England manager of all time in Joe Mercer.
     
  7. BlueAnorak

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    Shocking that Aidy Boothroyd was reappointed. He is clueless.
     

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