Paul Clement to Napoli?

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Re: Paul Clement to Napoli?

by paultheroyal » 17 May 2018 08:38

Clement wants to be his own man and make this work. He ain’t going anywhere regardless of how big or not Napoli are.

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Re: Paul Clement to Napoli?

by John Smith » 17 May 2018 11:57

paultheroyal wrote:Clement wants to be his own man and make this work. He ain’t going anywhere regardless of how big or not Napoli are.

Haha ye right. Napoli or Reading, hmmmm...

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Re: Paul Clement to Napoli?

by Old Man Andrews » 17 May 2018 11:58

John Smith wrote:
paultheroyal wrote:Clement wants to be his own man and make this work. He ain’t going anywhere regardless of how big or not Napoli are.

Haha ye right. Napoli or Reading, hmmmm...


Napoli are in the Champions League next season. He is going to want a pizza the action surely?

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Re: Paul Clement to Napoli?

by paultheroyal » 17 May 2018 13:32

John Smith wrote:
paultheroyal wrote:Clement wants to be his own man and make this work. He ain’t going anywhere regardless of how big or not Napoli are.

Haha ye right. Napoli or Reading, hmmmm...


Done his stint of number 2's ooh er.

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Re: Paul Clement to Napoli?

by paultheroyal » 17 May 2018 13:33

Old Man Andrews wrote:
John Smith wrote:
paultheroyal wrote:Clement wants to be his own man and make this work. He ain’t going anywhere regardless of how big or not Napoli are.

Haha ye right. Napoli or Reading, hmmmm...


Napoli are in the Champions League next season. He is going to want a pizza the action surely?


You are a weirdough

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Re: Paul Clement to Napoli?

by Denver Royal » 17 May 2018 14:47

3points wrote:
TiagoIlori wrote:
3points wrote:Honourable exit for him. I think it’ll be a win-win. Agree with Wazzock, just didn’t see anything in those 8 games where I thought he was a big improvement on Stam, Clarke, Adkins. In for Nigel Clough though

I don’t think it’s fair to judge a manager that came in late in the season. Unless he does something significant either way, I think we should reserve any form of judgement until Christmas.

i didn't like his persona or the way he set the team up so I've already made my judgement I'm afraid. For example, if he'd managed to get Aluko to stay out wide and play as a proper winger or wide forward then I'd have seen that as some progress. it just felt very much "more of the same".

royalp-we wrote:The last 6 weeks was all about getting over the line. Why would he overthrow the whole philosophy and get players playing completely differently? 38 games in to a season would not be a good time to change things drastically.

Not sure getting Aluko to stay wider would have required a 'drastic overthrow of philosophy'? Pretty sure Clement must have given instructions and directives to players, both as a team and individually(?)

Anyway, it raises a point. We've had two managers now who haven't got Aluko to stay wide, so contrary to what we think in here, maybe that's not been the plan for him anyway? If it is, and he's been told, and yet he's just not doing it, they could sub him off at half-time? So, I'm starting to think they haven't really wanted him out wide, or at least not to the extent that we do.

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Re: Paul Clement to Napoli?

by NewCorkSeth » 17 May 2018 20:58

Denver Royal wrote:
3points wrote:
TiagoIlori wrote:I don’t think it’s fair to judge a manager that came in late in the season. Unless he does something significant either way, I think we should reserve any form of judgement until Christmas.

i didn't like his persona or the way he set the team up so I've already made my judgement I'm afraid. For example, if he'd managed to get Aluko to stay out wide and play as a proper winger or wide forward then I'd have seen that as some progress. it just felt very much "more of the same".

royalp-we wrote:The last 6 weeks was all about getting over the line. Why would he overthrow the whole philosophy and get players playing completely differently? 38 games in to a season would not be a good time to change things drastically.

Not sure getting Aluko to stay wider would have required a 'drastic overthrow of philosophy'? Pretty sure Clement must have given instructions and directives to players, both as a team and individually(?)

Anyway, it raises a point. We've had two managers now who haven't got Aluko to stay wide, so contrary to what we think in here, maybe that's not been the plan for him anyway? If it is, and he's been told, and yet he's just not doing it, they could sub him off at half-time? So, I'm starting to think they haven't really wanted him out wide, or at least not to the extent that we do.

Which is even more odd. Its left us so one sided in attack most games and easy to defend/counter-attack against.

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Re: Paul Clement to Napoli?

by elrey » 18 May 2018 09:12

Well, he got us the 8 points needed for survival. I don't think he's necessarily that good a manager and he has to know if he walks out on Reading after a few months to suck up with Ancellotti then no one would ever hire him again.

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Re: Paul Clement to Napoli?

by Sutekh » 18 May 2018 09:17

I think PC is unlikely to go anywhere. Believe he said that one of the reasons for taking the Reading job was to be near to his kids at last.


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