Who's Next Part ???

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by jumpkutz, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. ChicagoCottager

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    Momentum picking up for Steve Clarke from Reading. Would seem like a good hire.
     
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    From reading that Reading link o_O it seems that he is the Manager there and not the Head Coach. $$ talks I guess, I would prefer him to Pearson, but we still don't know who has even interviewed.
     
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    Now he's supposedly still leading practice today. Weird.

     
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  7. dcheather

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    Word on the twitter street is they're working on compensation for Clarke and can't come to an agreement. We'll see.
     
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  8. dcheather

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    Clarke says No:

    http://the72.co.uk/40447/steve-clarke-declines-fulham-to-remain-at-reading/?

    Someone give me some hope Fulham can get this right.
     
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  9. dcheather

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    http://www.skysports.com/football/n...ects-to-remain-at-reading-after-fulham-talks?

    According to this, Fulham have discussed the vacancy with Lambert, Pearson, and Clarke. And Fulham have either been rejected or couldn't come to terms. Perhaps Fulham's bargaining position needs some rethinking or are Fulham going to move on to the last person on the list?
     
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  10. nevzter

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    That's me!!!! Oh boy, that's my name in the last spot on the list!!!!!

    My paperwork is in order, suits pressed, my Lawrie Sanchez spectacles at the ready and just need to confirm my flight into Heathrow. My first team staff will be comprised of volunteers from this site - speak up. Now, let's try to not be relegated!!!!
     
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  11. dcheather

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    I was referring to the 3 man list and thinking it was Tisdale.

    But it's funny you mention yourself being on the list. I was trying to explain Fulham's woeful record of late in holding on to managers for more than a few months to my husband and he joked why don't they just put the fans in charge.
     
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  13. jumpkutz

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    speech. less.
     
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  14. AggieMatt

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    Let's try not to be a bunch of nervous, knee-jerking nincompoops like those other sites.

    Given Pearson's rep, it was always even money that he'd rub somebody the wrong way in the interview process.

    While Clarke had the potential of being a good fit, I'm not sure I'd want to shell out £1M+ in compensation (if true). Especially in light of our allegedly, potential transfer embargo. I'm 50/50 on Clarke anyway.

    Now I do wish some of this would have taken place last week, but it's hardly worth getting in a panic over. We'll move on to the next guy, who may well be a better fit. Maybe that's the Exeter guy. I doubt it's Curbs. This happens all the time here in the States. You rarely get 1st choice, especially when you're competing for him or you're poaching him. And shouldn't we want a broader search anyway? I'd think we're more likely to find the right guy that way.
     
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  15. jumpkutz

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    And part of this is the silliness of the British press. Still, you have to wonder about the manner in which the club is being run if they had the guy they wanted and blew it.
     
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  16. AggieMatt

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    Who says they blew it?
     
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  17. dcheather

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    Ag, normally I would agree with you. But, not on this, this has little to no planning written all over it. You said it at the beginning of your last paragraph..."I do wish some of this would have taken place last week." We've been hearing reports of Kit's job being being in the balance for weeks before he was let go. We didn't have a list of potential managers ready to be interviewed at the time the decision was made? If we did, why wait until these past few days to start interviewing? I'm sorry but this from the outside looks like a lack of strategy or one that didn't have much of chance of being pulled off.

    Fulham just tried to hire a manager from another team, and when you do that you usually need to give up quite bit to get that manager when he's already on a fairly lengthy contract. And failing to pry that manager away just hurt the team's bargaining position. I really hope the team doesn't end up doing something desperate. My hope for finding a long term replacement is diminishing by the day because the names we're being linked doesn't inspire a whole lot of faith in this search. Perhaps Curbishley just might be the guy after these next few games?
     
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  18. astroevan

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    I don't know. That didn't work too well in Kit's case.
     
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  19. dcheather

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    I'm making no judgment on whether he would be a good replacement or not. But we do have a light fixture coming up, win a few and he just might convince the right people or win the job by default.
     
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  20. dcheather

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    Although looking back when I first started watching the Premier League, I thought Curbishley's Charlton sides were pretty decent. I don't remember how it went wrong for them though.
     
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