Who do you want to replace Clarke?

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Which one of these gentlemen, not currently managing, should lead the mighty Reading FC?

Steve Coppell
45
12%
Alan Curbishley
6
2%
Paolo Di Canio
9
2%
Avram Grant
4
1%
Glenn Hoddle
17
5%
Paul Ince
5
1%
Martin Kuhl
8
2%
Ally McCoist
5
1%
Brian McDermott
64
17%
David Moyes
44
12%
Nigel Pearson
88
24%
Gus Poyet
9
2%
Brendan Rodgers
9
2%
Uwe Rosler
1
0%
Tim Sherwood
11
3%
Mark Warburton
14
4%
Other (please specify)
29
8%
 
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Re: The New Manager Poll

by RG7Fan » 04 Dec 2015 17:55

Dave-Royal Nigel Pearson what the job @ reading it was in the Leicester newspaper!!


Rest easy everyone - Dave has spoken

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by Steve_Upper_West » 04 Dec 2015 18:02

RoyalinBracknell I'd like McDermott back. He did a great job for us in each of his Championship seasons and I think would find a pragmatic balance to get the best out of our squad. I think we've underachieved so far this season - we know McDermott can be successful at this level, is able to adapt a style of play to suit the players he has, and when on a good run is able to sustain that.

There was one main transfer window in the Championship when we gave McDermott particularly good financial backing and he got us promoted three months later. I'd back him to get the current squad into the top 6.

Whoever we get in needs to be a strong appointment though. We've now sacked our last 4 managers and are looking for our 4th manager in less than 3 years. I don't think that's generally going to lead to success.


+1

Brian's teams never sat back on a 1- 0 lead, they tried for another goal !

(Would also be happy with Coppell to the end of the seaon - not happy at prospect of Pearson)

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by blueroyals » 04 Dec 2015 18:06

..... by hoofing the ball 70 yards in every direction, which was the reason we couldn't hack it in the Prem

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by One8Seven1* » 04 Dec 2015 18:08

blueroyals ..... by hoofing the ball 70 yards in every direction, which was the reason we couldn't hack it in the Prem


Yep, he couldn't adapt, even though he told us how he was learning every week.

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by sandman » 04 Dec 2015 18:12

We "couldn't hack it in the Prem" because we didn't have the money to buy players good enough to play better football.


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Re: The New Manager Poll

by Winston Smith » 04 Dec 2015 18:21

blueroyals ..... by hoofing the ball 70 yards in every direction, which was the reason we couldn't hack it in the Prem


Rewriting history can be so much fun, eh!

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by Felt » 04 Dec 2015 18:24

Gary rowett
Uwe rosler
Not sure on the pearson hype but happy enough if he comes in

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by CountryRoyal » 04 Dec 2015 18:29

sandman
One8Seven1* Raphael Gellar ‏@Raphael_Gellar 9m9 minutes ago Israel

According to a report in Israeli newspaper 'Haaretz', Guy Luzon is expected to be named Reading FC manager in the coming days.

Who? Ex Charlton failure.. :|

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34629428


Won't believe it until it's confirmed by Sarah Michelle.



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Re: The New Manager Poll

by Ian Royal » 04 Dec 2015 18:34

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RoyalinBracknell I'd like McDermott back. He did a great job for us in each of his Championship seasons and I think would find a pragmatic balance to get the best out of our squad. I think we've underachieved so far this season - we know McDermott can be successful at this level, is able to adapt a style of play to suit the players he has, and when on a good run is able to sustain that.

There was one main transfer window in the Championship when we gave McDermott particularly good financial backing and he got us promoted three months later. I'd back him to get the current squad into the top 6.

Whoever we get in needs to be a strong appointment though. We've now sacked our last 4 managers and are looking for our 4th manager in less than 3 years. I don't think that's generally going to lead to success.


+1

Brian's teams never sat back on a 1- 0 lead, they tried for another goal !

(Would also be happy with Coppell to the end of the seaon - not happy at prospect of Pearson)

That's usually because they were busy coming back from being 0-1 down, so 1-1 wasn't enough.

So perfect for us at the moment :wink:


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Re: The New Manager Poll

by RG7Fan » 04 Dec 2015 18:36

sandman We "couldn't hack it in the Prem" because we didn't have the money to buy players good enough to play better football.


We certainly spent money - unfortunately it was the owner mainly splashing it around on strange signings and not the manager. Ironically I think we played better footie (more enjoyable?) back then, even though we lost more (maybe only just). The Arsenal 7-5 game was a great night even though we lost, WBA 3-2 on the Saturday followed by 2-2 Chelsea on the Tuesday. We seemed to score (more) goals in those days.

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by Ian Royal » 04 Dec 2015 18:39

McDermott left almost three years ago, could people get the oxf*rd over it.

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by No Fixed Abode » 04 Dec 2015 18:45

Neil Warnock to be named new manager next week.

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by Armadillo Roadkill » 04 Dec 2015 18:56

No Fixed Abode Neil Warnock to be named new manager next week.


That's not funny.


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Re: The New Manager Poll

by Royalwaster » 04 Dec 2015 19:02

Armadillo Roadkill
No Fixed Abode Neil Warnock to be named new manager next week.


That's not funny.


That might strangely be quite good - it would be make losing matches a bit less painful as I could blame it all on him.

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by Simon's Church » 04 Dec 2015 19:12

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Lenny The Tramp Horses for courses.

We need a manager who knows how to get promoted from the championship. It's Warnock or Pearson.

And if you don't believe me, have a look at what Brighton are doing. Their squad is not great, but their manager has previous when it comes to getting out of this division at the right end.


Bingo.

Dont get all the Warnock hate though (sorry - newbie'ish)


Billy Davies? Don't think he's working at the moment and has an excellent record in the champ. Ian Holloway too. Paul jewells another, good promotion with Wigan. Phil brown is doing pretty well at southend at the moment as well?

Some excellent managers out there, hopefully the board are smart enough to see that.

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by TheBaldOne » 04 Dec 2015 19:26

Should be a three horse race for me: Mick McCarthy, Nigel Pearson, Phil Parkinson. Would have included McDermott, but don't think he is the man to build us up, and never think it's a good idea to hire an ex-manager (although there are exceptions). McCarthy could be out of the question as seems happy at Ipswich, however, you never know, he might be tempted. Pearson would be good but don't think we will able to bring in his old staff from Leicester. Parkinson is easily my favoured choice, fits the Reading mould to a tee, we must give him time though if appointed.

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by me » 04 Dec 2015 19:30

Mirror are linking Dennis Bergkamp

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by Arnie_Pie » 04 Dec 2015 19:54

me Mirror are linking Dennis Bergkamp


Interesting if true.

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by Ian Royal » 04 Dec 2015 19:56

Billy Davies?

Billy oxf*rd Davies!?!


Billy oxf*rd bottle it every season with Forest and build the worst team in top flight history Davies!!!?!!!

Do one.

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Re: The New Manager Poll

by sandman » 04 Dec 2015 19:59

me Mirror are linking Dennis Bergkamp


No more flights up to Middlesbrough.

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