CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

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CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by genome » 14 Oct 2019 13:34


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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by boycey » 14 Oct 2019 13:39

Sweet baby Jesus

Bring back Jose , he was so handsome

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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by Stranded » 14 Oct 2019 13:43

boycey Sweet baby Jesus

Bring back Jose , he was so handsome


We've had most of our success in recent years under hair-challenged managers, so from that angle alone this move is a big plus.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by windermereROYAL » 14 Oct 2019 13:46

No mention there on length of contract.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by tidus_mi2 » 14 Oct 2019 13:47

On the face of it, looks a terrible appointment and if I had my tin hat on, it ends up looking like he was brought in over Gomes's head and they've been building up to Bowen replacing him.

Of course I'll be a hypocrite and chant his name if things go well.


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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by Stranded » 14 Oct 2019 13:49

tidus_mi2 On the face of it, looks a terrible appointment and if I had my tin hat on, it ends up looking like he was brought in over Gomes's head and they've been building up to Bowen replacing him.

Of course I'll be a hypocrite and chant his name if things go well.


Succession planning?

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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by Scutterbucketz » 14 Oct 2019 13:49

I feel very similar to how I felt with the last 4 manager appointments; Absolutely unbothered.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by Lower West » 14 Oct 2019 13:50

windermereROYAL No mention there on length of contract.


Suggested in the media that it's to end of the season.

Staying up is now only objective.
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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by Old Man Andrews » 14 Oct 2019 13:50

Scutterbucketz I feel very similar to how I felt with the last 4 manager appointments; Absolutely unbothered.

Be bothered about it or I'll break your legs.


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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by Sutekh » 14 Oct 2019 13:55

Well this news is going to depress and deflate most supporters

Let’s try and be positive rather than over-reacting and not giving him a chance before a ball is even kicked though.

This will be Mark’s first sojourn as a manager so he will be anxious to get it right and prove himself. While he does not have previous experience of being in the “hot seat” he has years of experience as an assistant in the Premier League and largely not doing too badly either.

He knows the current crop of Reading players so shouldn’t need to experiment greatly to find out what works and what doesn’t

He also came in as part of Jose’s management team early this year with a particular emphasis on looking at the opposition and helping set up Reading to be effective on the day and this was generally successful so he has some nous about him

How it transfers into being a manager remains to be seen and certainly his first three games in charge are games where fan expectation is pretty damn low anyway so there should not be an outcry if results in those games are poor, while getting some good results in this games might go some way to convincing supporters that it is an appointment that might be successful
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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by windermereROYAL » 14 Oct 2019 13:56

I think it`s fair to say this hasn`t gone down too well on twitter :D

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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by royal67 » 14 Oct 2019 13:56

Seems a short sighted move to me. An appointment that smacks of knee jerk reaction. Let's hope that he instills some positivity and gets some quick improvement in form. If not, this could be a tricky season.....

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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by biff » 14 Oct 2019 13:59



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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by John Madejski's Wallet » 14 Oct 2019 13:59

LOL joke club :lol:

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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by Stranded » 14 Oct 2019 14:00

royal67 Seems a short sighted move to me. An appointment that smacks of knee jerk reaction.


Please give an example of an appointment that would have not smacked of knee jerk?

Most people on here always ask for 2 things when we change manager - consistancy and a speedy process. This appointment delivers the latter and potentially offers the first. Good be awful of course but could be a masterstroke.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by Norfolk Royal » 14 Oct 2019 14:01

The club statement seems to imply that it was Bowen who was responsible in the main for us staying up last season rather than Gomes does it not?

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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by URZZZZ » 14 Oct 2019 14:03

Reaction on Twitter is nothing short of a disgrace. They’re the same people that will come crawling out of the woodwork if we get a couple of wins. Twitter really is full of knobs

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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by Old Man Andrews » 14 Oct 2019 14:05

URZZZZ Reaction on Twitter is nothing short of a disgrace. They’re the same people that will come crawling out of the woodwork if we get a couple of wins. Twitter really is full of knobs

Not really a disgrace is it. It is a highly controversial managerial appointment done in a very dodgy looking way that our supporters aren't happy about.

Its called having an opinion and expressing it. Grow up a bit.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by Armadillo Roadkill » 14 Oct 2019 14:06

Not what I expected or wanted. But now it's happened I'm hoping it all works out, and will no doubt be loudly proclaiming my membership in his "Barmy Army" should we go on anything like a decent run.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

by URZZZZ » 14 Oct 2019 14:09

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URZZZZ Reaction on Twitter is nothing short of a disgrace. They’re the same people that will come crawling out of the woodwork if we get a couple of wins. Twitter really is full of knobs

Not really a disgrace is it. It is a highly controversial managerial appointment done in a very dodgy looking way that our supporters aren't happy about.

Its called having an opinion and expressing it. Grow up a bit.


:lol: People are entitled to their opinions of course. It certainly wouldn’t have been my choice

But people saying they’re going to boo him on Saturday and rip up their season ticket. Really?

He sacked Gomes because he was underperforming. For all we know, he could have interviewed candidates who weren’t suited to the role. So he wanted to have a crack himself. Nothing “snakey” about it at all. Do you not believe these will be the same fans praising him if he takes us up the table in a couple of months?

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