Peter Reid

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  1. Mr Ed (The Stables)

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    If memory serves because Reid wanted to bring back Paul Stewert and Swales disagreed, only one loser!!

    During the Kendal/Reid era didn't we finish 5th, 5th, and 9th. I might be wrong but it was summat like that.
     
  2. sh249

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    :-)
     
  3. eastmanc

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    I was never a great lover of the style in which Peter Reid had us playing but when he is interviewed he never ever slags City off and always complements the blues, which makes a change from some other former players.
     
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    He got few things wrong .
    He should have got better assistant than Sam Ellis .
    Never bought Rick Holden , Michel Vonk , Steve McMahon , Andy Hill , and That classy Norwegian Ingerbritsen .
    And he let a good young player in Micheal Hughes go for peanuts .
    In all he destroyed a lot of Howard Kendall good work .
    Plus why did he freeze out Colin Hendry and Clive Allen
     
  5. Trautmannesque

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    Nope. I'd forgotten that one though! I may have to rejig the Top 3 order.
     
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    Correctamundo. That's the one I was referring to. However, I'd forgotten Kevin Keegan describing Christian Negouai as 'the most exciting player he'd ever signed' We definitely have a top 3 then unless there are some equally mad ones that I've forgotten.
     
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    Whatever the reason was for freezing out Hendry and Allen it can’t have been down to their ability. Maybe the fact that they were decent players meant they didn’t buy into Ellis’s coaching and tactics so they had to go?

    The standard of the top flight circa 89-93 was probably the poorest it had been in the history of the league. With the players we had available over that period we could have achieved a lot more. Half the goals we scored in that period came from sliced clearances, miss-hit shots, lucky rebounds and goal mouth scrambles. Players with even the slightest ability like Hendry, Allen, Lake and Bishop stood out a mile. Shame we flogged all of them barring Paul Lake who surely would have been sold on paltry terms at the first sign of interest.
     
  8. ifiwasarichfan

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    I never had any time for the Football played under Reid and didn't shed any tears when he left although I thought the manner of his dismissal was a disgrace.

    I wasn't that keen on Kendall either. All those Everton squad players just made me feel like I was supporting a second class side. It felt like I was supporting a team like Coventry.
     
  9. The Flash

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    On a side note, Peter Reid's daughter is fucking fit.

    She used to work at John Lewis in Cheadle when I did and Reidy used to drop her off sometimes.

    How that cauliflower-faced goon ever produced such a stunning specimen of lovliness is beyond comprehension.
     
  10. Shaelumstash

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    Kendall obviously did a great job, although he made some strange decisions like getting rid of Hinchcliffe. Maybe he knew all along he was going back to Everton.

    Since the 80s City have very rarely punched our weight given the size and history of the club. Right now we are probably even better than any of us could have ever dreamed of, and this is the best period in our entire history.

    For much of the 80s and 90s we chronically underachieved, going down to the third division for a club of our size was a scandal really. A big factor in that was the diabolical mismanagement of the club and first team.

    That period under Kendall is the only one I can remember where we probably "punched our weight" as a club. Finishing 5th, with the possibility of one day we could win the league with a bit of luck, be competitive in the cups, along with Everton, Villa, Spurs, Leeds, that's the kind of level we should have been at every year.

    City being City, Kendall left and it all went tits up, but if he'd stayed I think we could have gone on to be a solid top 5 club for the last 20 years. I wouldn't swap that for what we've ended up going through though!
     

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