Sanchez-Surely the first manager to go?

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by TeaTimeAtHarrods, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. TeaTimeAtHarrods

    TeaTimeAtHarrods New Member

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    In light of the unimaginative investment (Healy excepted) and subsequent sad displays,may i raise the first placard with 'Sack Sanchez' firmly emblazoned upon it.he had shown his own inadequacies before Fayad inexpicably showed faith(presumabaly because he was cheap)-did anyone see Northern Ireland play under his management?Dull,dour and direct-hardly inspiring or entertaining.A change for the better should have been made post Coleman rather than a change for the insipid.So long as its not Warnock or indeed the supporting clowns of Les Reed or Dave Beasant,there are ample greater minds in football who could shape and cajoule this team.Sanchez is a man surprised to find himself at this level(so he should be) and embarrassed in the midst of the Wengers,Fergusions and Mourinhos who plough the same turf.he is ill equipped.He must go....sooner the better before we again find ourselves in yet another relegation battle with probably Wigan,Bolton,Derby and Sunderland.
     
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  2. ChicagoTom

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    I do NOT subscribe to sacking Sanchez at all. I will be the first to say that I was NOT that happy when we hired him, but he has won me over with his signings and in the way this team is playing.

    Results have not exactly gone the way we were hoping for BUT we have been in every game and we have had chances to win every game. We could not say the same last season or the season before that.

    The man has been in charge of four matches this season and I find it humorous that people like the above are calling for his head already. That is just absurd.

    What was some unimaginative about Lawrie's signings?

    Who would you like to see replace the manager?

    I knew posts like the above were coming after today's loss. The only thing I will say is for all those thinking this way....step away from the ledge. We have 34 matches to go. Plenty of time for wins and improvement.

    Not only should you give peace a chance, but give Lawrie a chance as well.
     
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  3. Lyle

    Lyle New Member

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    I agree with ChiTom 100%.

    Some of the people on the OFFAL board are out of their minds. They want Chelsea, not Fulham. It's sick.
     
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  4. Team_of_McBrides

    Team_of_McBrides New Member

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    Wow... a bit shocked really. I knew fans were disappointed with the result, but calling for Sanchez to be sacked after a mere four matches is absurd.I am disappointed with the result just as everyone else is, but you have to get behind the manager and players to get in there in grind out the results. LS brought in almost an entirely new side of players. How on Earth do you expect them to instantly get results against some quality premier sides? Fulham's been in every match. Just haven't maintained their composure to finish off several matches.

    I doubt anyone became a Fulham supporter believing the club would win every match. Disappointment comes with Fulham from time to time. Cup finals and league championships are not in the near future. Results will be earned with grit and determination.

    So get behind the club. They need all the support after a poor result like that.
     
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  5. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

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    Kev, you're too young to remember when, one year, the Red Sox lost on opening day in 12 innings and the headline the next morning was "Wait 'til Next Year!"

    Some people just let it out that way. Me, I prefer not to quit after 4 of 38 matches. Before Brian went down, I thought we had a better squad than we had at any time after Bullard's injury. But, then again, I was one of the few who was convinced that we were staying up last year.

    And, of course, for MAF to fire Lawrie, he'd have to admit that he's the biggest fool in football for signing him, and NOBODY believes that he wants to send that message.
     
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  6. sublicon

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    Congratulations, you are officially "that guy".
     
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  7. DCDave

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    RE: Re: Sanchez-Surely the first manager to go?

    Despite the three losses in four games, I am very happy with Sanchez, maybe even happier with him than I was before the season began. Several of his signings have done well (Healy, for one) and only Baird has looked like a terrible player (and he was highly praised when signed). The losses have been painful since we've led at half each game as I recall and we've given up the winning goal in the last 10 minutes or so each time, but I'm not sure what Sanchez is supposed to do about it. He's not on the pitch, after all.
     
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  8. FFCinPCB

    FFCinPCB New Member

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    RE: Re: Sanchez-Surely the first manager to go?

    Losing halftime leads is most definitely at least part the managers fault. What's he saying or not saying that is comparatively inadequate to his counterparts?

    Still, "that guy" appears to be a premature ejectulator.
     
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  9. TeaTimeAtHarrods

    TeaTimeAtHarrods New Member

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    RE: Re: Sanchez-Surely the first manager to go?

    Gentlemen-if we are aiming at mediocraty then you have found your pot of gold in this idealess buffoon.personally i subscribe to loftier hopes but given recent evidence,i would assume that AF is in a quandry as to whether he should sell or keep pumping money into what is a questionable clause(hello Chris Baird).Sanchez doesnt develop films any better than he does players.wake up and realise that ones 'too soon to judge' mentality will result in FFC in the mire again.Logically Bolton ,Birmingham and Wigan will bid farewell to their managers first but we would be well advised to premept our own ineptitude and secure services from sunnier climes sooner rather than later.
     
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  10. BC

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    RE: Re: Sanchez-Surely the first manager to go?

    If managers were fired after 4 matches, there would be no point in having managers. I think Lawrie has done alright so far. He's brought a new team to the table and has added some much needed positivity to the squad. It is pure fallacy to rate him after 4 matches in charge this season. He said himself that it would take at least two years to get where he wants to be. So lets give him the time to do it.
     
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  11. HatterDon

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    Christian, you make me glad I speak the language.

    Right up there with KO's "premature congratulation!"
     
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  12. Spencer

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    This post so incredibly insane I just had to take a peak at your post history. By god you've got a whole collection of them! Amazing. Sir, do you really bother to call yourself a supporter? Rather than being gutted as any supporter would after defeat at the death you appear delighted that you have another opportunity to take a swipe at Sanchez with one of your piece of work posts. If you'd only got to do Dempsey again too!!, would have been an ideal day for you, eh.

    Sadly I suspect engagement is what your looking for. And I've given in. Just as well wouldn't want to spoil your perfect day.
     
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  13. Lyle

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    Re: RE: Re: Sanchez-Surely the first manager to go?

    How do you expect Fulham to pay for more than mediocraty? To aim high in EPL you have to have dosh.
     
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  14. americanmike

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    I second Spencer's post to the 'T', attention is what you want and attention is what you have received.

    I will say it again, we finally have our first wind up merchant. Thanks for the laugh.
     
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  15. Team_of_McBrides

    Team_of_McBrides New Member

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    We fell into a carefully executed WUM trap.

    Blast you TeaTimeAtHarrods (shaking my clinched fist in the air) Blast you!!!
     
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  16. quickdraw

    quickdraw New Member

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    I never believe in sacking any coach or manager mid-season, let alone so early on.

    That is one thing that bothers me about the EPL. They are so quick for instant gratification that they do more damage than good by bringing in new managers like two bit hookers.

    Let the man have a season or two. Let us see what he can do in the long run. I am more worried about consistency than instant results. Who wants to be #3 in the beginning and end up on the bottom by the end? Not I.
     
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  17. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

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    You may remember that Benfica sacked their manager after they DREW their first match of the season -- AWAY.

    Well, this weekend was their second match, and they drew AGAIN! The new boss's execution is scheduled for noon, Tuesday.

    Perspective-wise, on opening day I think I heard the match announcer say that West Ham had has only 12 managers in their long history. And this is NOT a team that hasn't experienced the drop now and again. That kind of stability is what I'd like to see for Fulham. I don't want MAF turning into the old George Steinbrenner.
     
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  18. jorge11

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    i agree with the general consensus that while i'm not really happy with the results so far, i am happy with the style and energy of play. the new signings - save Baird - have all aclimated quite well. the biggest problem i see with Baird is something that Sanchez can do nothing about because you can't "teach speed". he just can't keep up with the pace of the game in the Premier League.

    if Sanchez could grab one more defender before the transfer window closes, i think that given time he could turn this club into one that is not only fun to watch, but gets the results that we all want as well.

    (but what do i know - LOL)
     
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