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 Post subject: Re: Next Manager
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:23 am 
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ReturnofMoo wrote:
It seems Warburton wants to play football the MK Way

http://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/foo ... lls-530314


They lost that game 3-1! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Next Manager
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:24 am 
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Dad_Of_A_Don wrote:
ReturnofMoo wrote:
It seems Warburton wants to play football the MK Way

http://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/foo ... lls-530314


They lost that game 3-1! :lol:


You can't have everything. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Next Manager
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:56 am 
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SheffieldExile wrote:
Two ways to go for PW

Grayson - Vastly experienced at L1 level, chance to stay up, build and challenge next year. Promoted with 4 different L1 clubs and knows how to get results. Will have good contacts at various levels in terms of bringing in players. Likely to jump ship once a bigger club flashes their eyes at him unless he has been so badly traumatised by his Sunderland experience

Micciche - Knows PW, Academy and Club inside out. Chance to "reconnect with fans" Likely to build from within with emphasis on bringing youngsters through. No managerial experience so potential for relegation higher. No obvious connections that would assist in recruiting players for a dogfight. Would majority of fans and/or PW accept going down?

I know that sounds like I'm nailing my flag to the Grayson mast, but I'm not. Either is a good appointment depending on if you are looking at now and next season (Grayson) or a longer term project (Micciche)

Nicely summed up. I'd prefer we took the long term approach. I can still see three worse teams than us in this division, Bury, Rochdale and Southend. Its going to be tough to avoid that fourth relegation spot battle with Oldham or AFC but simply playing our best team from kick off would give us a fighting chance.


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 Post subject: Re: Next Manager
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:14 am 
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The Daily Record have got us interviewing Alan Stubbs 'this week', if true perhaps we are going to get a new man sooner rather than later.

Additionally just seen Ben Garner in the lists from Sky bet, I recognise nearly all the names (or have at least heard of the people) but Ben is a mystery, anyone able to shed some light?


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 Post subject: Re: Next Manager
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:20 am 
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Oxford have probably brought forward the sacking of their manager because they have seen us linked with a few 'big' names and probably want to have a go at getting someone like Grayson or Warburton themselves.


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 Post subject: Re: Next Manager
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:20 am 
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SheffieldExile wrote:
Two ways to go for PW

Grayson - Vastly experienced at L1 level, chance to stay up, build and challenge next year. Promoted with 4 different L1 clubs and knows how to get results. Will have good contacts at various levels in terms of bringing in players. Likely to jump ship once a bigger club flashes their eyes at him unless he has been so badly traumatised by his Sunderland experience

Micciche - Knows PW, Academy and Club inside out. Chance to "reconnect with fans" Likely to build from within with emphasis on bringing youngsters through. No managerial experience so potential for relegation higher. No obvious connections that would assist in recruiting players for a dogfight. Would majority of fans and/or PW accept going down?

I know that sounds like I'm nailing my flag to the Grayson mast, but I'm not. Either is a good appointment depending on if you are looking at now and next season (Grayson) or a longer term project (Micciche)

Good summing up, and I agree about the longer term project part but not necessarily for the same reason. I think it's a bit naive of us to think that Micciche or Rubio would show the same loyalty as Robbo and wouldn't "jump ship once a big club flashed their eyes at them." Young, hungry and ambitious players and managers (which is the PW way) generally have loftier ambitions than us and so it's likely that Micciche and Rubio might also see us as the first rung of the ladder. That said, I agree about the longer term project with them but more because of our attitude: I think there'd be less frustration, and that they'd be given longer, if the manager had a connection to us and played the MK way. Whereas someone brought in to deliver results over style would be judged sooner.
My votes still for Grayson over the other two, but whoever they appoint I just hope in 12 months time we aren't back where we've just been because I found the last couple of months pretty shameful for the club, on and off the pitch and I include the stands and social media in that.
Here's to a more dignified, and hopefully more successful, 2018.


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 Post subject: Re: Next Manager
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:24 am 
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FilthyDon wrote:
Oxford have probably brought forward the sacking of their manager because they have seen us linked with a few 'big' names and probably want to have a go at getting someone like Grayson or Warburton themselves.

You don't think they've heard about Lewie or Heald then? ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Next Manager
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:41 am 
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FilthyDon wrote:
Oxford have probably brought forward the sacking of their manager because they have seen us linked with a few 'big' names and probably want to have a go at getting someone like Grayson or Warburton themselves.


I was thinking the same thing, do they have enough cash anyone know? Rich owner?


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 Post subject: Re: Next Manager
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:43 am 
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Kempstondons6 wrote:
FilthyDon wrote:
Oxford have probably brought forward the sacking of their manager because they have seen us linked with a few 'big' names and probably want to have a go at getting someone like Grayson or Warburton themselves.


I was thinking the same thing, do they have enough cash anyone know? Rich owner?


The impression I get is that they are in a similar bracket to us in terms of budget, definitely not bottom end of the league, but probably not in the top tier either.


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 Post subject: Re: Next Manager
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:47 am 
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BertieWoostersDonsClub wrote:
SheffieldExile wrote:
Two ways to go for PW

Grayson - Vastly experienced at L1 level, chance to stay up, build and challenge next year. Promoted with 4 different L1 clubs and knows how to get results. Will have good contacts at various levels in terms of bringing in players. Likely to jump ship once a bigger club flashes their eyes at him unless he has been so badly traumatised by his Sunderland experience

Micciche - Knows PW, Academy and Club inside out. Chance to "reconnect with fans" Likely to build from within with emphasis on bringing youngsters through. No managerial experience so potential for relegation higher. No obvious connections that would assist in recruiting players for a dogfight. Would majority of fans and/or PW accept going down?

I know that sounds like I'm nailing my flag to the Grayson mast, but I'm not. Either is a good appointment depending on if you are looking at now and next season (Grayson) or a longer term project (Micciche)

Good summing up, and I agree about the longer term project part but not necessarily for the same reason. I think it's a bit naive of us to think that Micciche or Rubio would show the same loyalty as Robbo and wouldn't "jump ship once a big club flashed their eyes at them." Young, hungry and ambitious players and managers (which is the PW way) generally have loftier ambitions than us and so it's likely that Micciche and Rubio might also see us as the first rung of the ladder. That said, I agree about the longer term project with them but more because of our attitude: I think there'd be less frustration, and that they'd be given longer, if the manager had a connection to us and played the MK way. Whereas someone brought in to deliver results over style would be judged sooner.
My votes still for Grayson over the other two, but whoever they appoint I just hope in 12 months time we aren't back where we've just been because I found the last couple of months pretty shameful for the club, on and off the pitch and I include the stands and social media in that.
Here's to a more dignified, and hopefully more successful, 2018.

Two good posts. Almost makes our position and the sacking worthwhile, to make this forum perk up...... :o :D

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