bristolflyer
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The British Press Do It Again

Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:37 am

Just as it looked like Scolari was going to be the one to take England to their third World Cup victory in 2010 (after 1966 and 2006  Wink) he has pulled out saying that he doesn't want his privacy invaded like it has been over the past week. Indeed that was one of the reasons why SGE is leaving 2 yrs early after our victory in Germany this summer.

BBC Report

The tabloid press are such a bunch of a$$holes!

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Matt72033
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RE: The British Press Do It Again

Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:50 am

Quoting BristolFlyer (Thread starter):
Indeed that was one of the reasons why SGE is leaving

also cos he couldnt learnt to shut his fuck off big mouth!

but i agree on the whole, whether Scolari was or wasnt the man for the job is not the point, the fact is our dumbass press have scared someone away from taking the job! it really is stupid!
 
Banco
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RE: The British Press Do It Again

Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:10 am

I don't believe that that's the reason for one second. Come on, the English press are hardly an unknown quantity, I absolutely reject any notion that this would have suddenly come as a big shock to him.

More likely, he wanted a huge salary and the FA wouldn't pay it, so he's looking for a nice convenient excuse to turn it down.

There've been various conspiracy theories going around that the FA were only paying lip service to the idea of getting him anyway, so that they could say they tried to get the best man in the world, couldn't, and therefore we're going to have X person (i.e. Martin O'Neill) instead.
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RE: The British Press Do It Again

Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:38 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 2):
More likely, he wanted a huge salary and the FA wouldn't pay it, so he's looking for a nice convenient excuse to turn it down.

i'm sure someone in his position wouldnt have any problem saying i want more money!
 
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RE: The British Press Do It Again

Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:43 am

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 3):
i'm sure someone in his position wouldnt have any problem saying i want more money!

No, I'm sure he wouldn't.

But it's a different thing to come out publicly and say "I don't want this job because they're paying Eriksson £5 million a year, and they refuse to pay me more than that".

The FA were looking to cut the salary of the England coach, because the amount Eriksson is getting is ludicrous and unsustainable for an FA who aren't exactly flush with money right now. That's why some people doubt how serious they were about getting Scolari.
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Matt72033
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RE: The British Press Do It Again

Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:54 am

true!

i still think we could do a hell of a lot worse than mclaren or allardyce!
 
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RE: The British Press Do It Again

Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:42 am

I wouldn't be surprised if this was a smokescreen so that Big Phil can get on with his job with Portugal for Germany 2006 without having to be bombarded with questions about his future employment.

However, if it is true the the press have scraed Big Phil away, I would - being the hypocrite that I am - turn a blind eye to our press' shenanigans.

Big Phil strikes me as a mercenary figure and whilst his CV is good, it is hardly earth shattering in the same way that Sven's was. I'm pretty certain I could manage the Brazilian team to a World Cup victory.

Hopefully, this will leave the door open for Big Sam!
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RE: The British Press Do It Again

Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:55 am

On the subject of England managers, the whole process of selecting a new manager has been a farce, a joke, a circus.......{insert desired word here} It isn't rocket science and it doesn't need meticulous detail and the bureacracy that we've seen. As long as the candidate is tactically astute, can handle the big pressure, and is preferably English, then that's all that matters. Instead of "interviewing" candidates and creating a media circus, why don't the FA just go for the popular and logical choice, Sam Allardyce or Martin O'Neill?
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RE: The British Press Do It Again

Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:15 pm

Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 7):
why don't the FA just go for the popular and logical choice, Sam Allardyce or Martin O'Neill?

Martin O'Neill's wife is still ill (the reason why he left Celtic) so rule him out now, it'll either be Sam All-ar-dee-chee or Steve McLaren
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Banco
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RE: The British Press Do It Again

Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:39 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 8):
Martin O'Neill's wife is still ill (the reason why he left Celtic) so rule him out now

Pat Murphy, that doyen of sports journalists, knows O'Neill extremely well, and has said that O'Neill is/was extremely interested in the England job. Presumably his wife's condition isn't a barrier to him taking it, maybe because of the part-time nature of the position.

I would be inclined to believe what Murphy says, he's never usually wrong on these things because the people in question talk to him and trust him (he ghosts a lot of the autobiographies).

I'm still puzzled why Peter Taylor has never been linked with the England job. I always thought he'd be a perfect choice.
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Matt72033
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RE: The British Press Do It Again

Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:48 pm

think we should have Andy Gray!
 
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RE: The British Press Do It Again

Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:53 pm

Think the FA were a bit quick off the mark. If they dont get an English coach, I can see most of the Premiership managers not playing ball when it comes to releasing players for games.

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