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 Post subject: Edu Rubio
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:32 am 
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Excellent interview with Edu Rubio on iFollow, after last nights U23 game. Worth watching.
Enthusiastic, good communicator, everything we have been missing. Someone who can connect with fans and players I think.

Whoever we get as the new gaffer, I do hope we can keep Edu fully on board as part of the team.
Our next-but-one manager?

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 Post subject: Re: Edu Rubio
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His interviews have been a highlight of this season. I know it’s easy to get taken in by a Spanish voice talking about how the game should be played, but it fills me with confidence that we have someone who believes so passionately in development and all the facets that get a lad from under 8’s to first team.


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 Post subject: Re: Edu Rubio
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All of what he said after last night seemed like a subtle dig at the abysmal Neilson and Co. regime..


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 Post subject: Re: Edu Rubio
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Camdenite wrote:
His interviews have been a highlight of this season. I know it’s easy to get taken in by a Spanish voice talking about how the game should be played, but it fills me with confidence that we have someone who believes so passionately in development and all the facets that get a lad from under 8’s to first team.


Agree. We have learnt more from Ed than Robbie and his coaching team.

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 Post subject: Re: Edu Rubio
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All of what he said after last night seemed like a subtle dig at the abysmal Neilson and Co. regime..

He’s been saying the same pretty much all season though about our DNA etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Edu Rubio
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I have a slight fear that these appointments may speed up Rubio's departure. He's made no secret that he also wants to "do a Micciche" and move into management. We had two very highly-rated youth coaches connected to the club, both with ambitions of moving into management. With Micciche being the one given that opportunity, and the assistant manager job going to Millen (great appointment), then that leaves Rubio where he was, and I just worry that he might see this as the right time to search for an assistant / managers job elsewhere. I really hope not, as he's doing a great job, but that's the problem: he's so highly thought of that it's asking a lot of him to remain so loyal to us and I can't see him being happy remaining in his current role for too much longer. But I'd love him to stay, especially if we could somehow get Mitchell to come back. That would be some quartet.


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 Post subject: Re: Edu Rubio
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:03 pm 
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I really feel like Rubio is mirroring Micciche's career so far and probably will continue to.

Revitalizing the academy, achieving success (U18's league title) and really promoting the club philosophy as well as getting involved in external youth projects with the Spanish FA and also helping out Gareth Edds' academy in Australia.

Think he will also mirror Micciche in that he will eventually move on to working with the English or Spanish FA, and then potentially return here further down the line.

I'm really happy about having Rubio as academy manager, and Micciche as first team manager - there should be a good professional relationship building there considering both have similar backgrounds/mentalities.


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 Post subject: Re: Edu Rubio
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epdon wrote:
Excellent interview with Edu Rubio on iFollow, after last nights U23 game. Worth watching.
Enthusiastic, good communicator, everything we have been missing. Someone who can connect with fans and players I think.

Whoever we get as the new gaffer, I do hope we can keep Edu fully on board as part of the team.
Our next-but-one manager?


I agree, I never got why people said they liked Nielson's interviews, I thought they were dull, repetitive and not incisive at all. It was just the same "they're a good team", "we played well in parts", "its a tough league", "we go again" platitudes week in week out. Edu has a much more engaging interview style and often comments on specific technical aspects of the game, something that Neilson never really did.


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 Post subject: Re: Edu Rubio
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Nkdon wrote:
Edu has a much more engaging interview style and often comments on specific technical aspects of the game, something that Neilson never really did.


I wonder why? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Edu Rubio
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Camdenite wrote:
Nkdon wrote:
Edu has a much more engaging interview style and often comments on specific technical aspects of the game, something that Neilson never really did.


I wonder why? ;)

Some people are students of the game. Some aren’t.


:) I'm really pleased with Pete's recruitment, my brother has friends in coaching and they all speak very, very highly of Dan. I think we will have a great Management team with Dan, Keith, Lewie and Edu all contributing.


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