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Manager Watch: Ange Postecoglou

fishhhandaricecake

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Haven’t commented in a while but was relieved with Ange’s press conference today. He’s had time to reflect on that weird week and he clearly still wants to take on the challenge as well as believes that his vision will come to fruition.

We’ve all known for years that the mentality needs to change root and branch in the club. We need to move on from Tuesday, we all hated being in that situation.

The amount of fractures we’ve had as a fanbase over the years has been ridiculous from post Poch to now: stems from no trophies and too many near misses through the years.

Neutrals know it and by heck I know Woolwich fans who acknowledge it too: we’ve got a decent manager who will get our house in order if you give him the chance.

I hope the board back him in terms of transfers and restructuring within which solidifies a collective mentality. Instead of playing a part in which team has an advantage in the title race we need to be involved in being in them like we were under Poch. Back Ange and we can get back to that. COYS!
Fantastic post mate !
 

McFlash

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I was discussing Ange which is the point of the thread. You decided to discuss me.

That’s all you contribute. Nothing intelligent about the topic, just personal comments. Forums are for people of different opinions to debate. You’ve never seemed to grasp this.

Which is why i blocked you years ago.
If you blocked me years ago, why aren't you just ignoring me now?

Forums are for opinions and in my opinion, you rarely ever say anything positive about anything or anyone, so not much of what you post is worth "debating".

Anyhoo, that's the last I'll say now because nobody else wants to read childish bickering here.
You think I'm the worst member on here, which is quite the achievement but guess what? Like Ange, I don't care mate.
 

E17yid

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If you blocked me years ago, why aren't you just ignoring me now?

Forums are for opinions and in my opinion, you rarely ever say anything positive about anything or anyone, so not much of what you post is worth "debating".

Anyhoo, that's the last I'll say now because nobody else wants to read childish bickering here.
You think I'm the worst member on here, which is quite the achievement but guess what? Like Ange, I don't care mate.
Shame we can’t have different football opinions and not be friends anymore. I’m at the total opposite end of this to you and I think you’re still the same old **** you were before.
 

McFlash

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Shame we can’t have different football opinions and not be friends anymore. I’m at the total opposite end of this to you and I think you’re still the same old **** you were before.
I don't know what I did all those years ago to piss this lad off but hey, I'm sure it won't be the last time I do something stupid and piss someone off. I just can't help myself when someone's being deliberately obtuse or negative and can't always keep my mouth shut.
I actually think I'm getting worse as I'm getting older and grumpier!

Going back to Ange and Tuesday, I understood his frustration and while he may not have been as eloquent as usual, the heat of the moment obviously got to him and his presser today was bang on the money. but even then, a couple of people here were taking things the wrong way and trying to find fault.
He's the most likeable manager we've had since Jol, knows what he wants to do and seemingly has a plan to do it.
He's not even been here a year to build anything properly and some just seem to have lost all faith but i reckon that more just because they didn't want him in the first place and are desperate to be right.

I still think we'll be a different beast next season, especially if the powers that be do their best for him in the next two windows.
 

Mr Pink

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Brillant to hear Ange clear the air and bring us all back in sync with one another.

The right call, and he's right to hold his hands up.

Great management, great manager.....lets all move on.
 

DiamondLites

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Plenty more where that came from, mate.
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dimiSpur

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As a fan of this club, that embarrasses me and genuinely makes me feel sad. How anyone could feel different, I don't know.
Its not as simple as that. That Ange was offended by something so obvious is not our fault. I wanted City to win and I'd want the same thing 100 times over, in the situation we were in. If we were winning to go above Villa on Tuesday there would be a case here for Ange's incredulity.
 

dimiSpur

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Haven’t commented in a while but was relieved with Ange’s press conference today. He’s had time to reflect on that weird week and he clearly still wants to take on the challenge as well as believes that his vision will come to fruition.

We’ve all known for years that the mentality needs to change root and branch in the club. We need to move on from Tuesday, we all hated being in that situation.

The amount of fractures we’ve had as a fanbase over the years has been ridiculous from post Poch to now: stems from no trophies and too many near misses through the years.

Neutrals know it and by heck I know Woolwich fans who acknowledge it too: we’ve got a decent manager who will get our house in order if you give him the chance.

I hope the board back him in terms of transfers and restructuring within which solidifies a collective mentality. Instead of playing a part in which team has an advantage in the title race we need to be involved in being in them like we were under Poch. Back Ange and we can get back to that. COYS!
Agree. Lets move on from Tuesday. We have a lot to be optimistic about next season and I genuinely think Europa League will benefit us rather than being in the Champions League at this stage of our project.
 

Tezza1978

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I'm surprised more people don't have this sort of common sense tbh because it's spot on.

The Fulham game in the cup was Anges first competitive opportunity really to see more of the squad players in a match without derailing our good start in the league.

He likely learned alot from that game and those players aswell and we did only lose at the bitter end on penalties too.

It was unfortunate to go out so early but necessary to rotate the team at the time imo.
100%. I watched that game on holiday in a bar in Majorca with my 6 year old lad and even he understood that I was pissed off at going out but understood when I explained to him that our new manager was experimenting with the team - "changing the players Dad!"

The City game in the FA Cup isnt remotely comparable either - gave them a decent game and as soon as the 4th round draw was made I assumed we were going out. Very unlucky to get them at 4th round stage.
 

Metalhead

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Its not as simple as that. That Ange was offended by something so obvious is not our fault. I wanted City to win and I'd want the same thing 100 times over, in the situation we were in. If we were winning to go above Villa on Tuesday there would be a case here for Ange's incredulity.
I don't think that it's something that can ever be resolved. It's down to personal philosophy and therefore it's good that everyone is just moving on.
 

WiganSpur

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Really excited about this part here - Ange clearly realizes the task he has and is looking to bring in more staff to the club and it sounds like he has a much clearer idea of the missing gaps.

My personal hopes is that we bring in:
Set Piece Coach
Team of Sports Psychologists


Maybe the stats will prove me wrong on this but i've never been overly happy with our medical team and i've long thought it needs a root and branch review. And if we don't already have a team of sports psychologists then that's pretty shocking in this day and age.
 

jolsnogross

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That Fulham cup game he had to use the squad to see what it was made of before the end of the summer window and give minutes to players after only months in the job and one month into the actual season. We also only lost on penalties. It really wasn't as bad as people are making out.

Now if it happens next season then yes have a discussion around it.
Hard disagree here. He can't have it both ways. If his philosophy is to win every game, then this first cup game of his tenure was a great chance to put a marker down. But he sent the exact opposite signal, in a season when we only had domestic footy. Still fucking annoys me - the team that's won fuck all playing reserves vs fulham. That is not a move that screams were going balls out to win every game and every cup.

Be glad to move on from it all. But our minimal game disjointed season stemmed from that as much as anywhere else.
 

easley91

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Hard disagree here. He can't have it both ways. If his philosophy is to win every game, then this first cup game of his tenure was a great chance to put a marker down. But he sent the exact opposite signal, in a season when we only had domestic footy. Still fucking annoys me - the team that's won fuck all playing reserves vs fulham. That is not a move that screams were going balls out to win every game and every cup.

Be glad to move on from it all. But our minimal game disjointed season stemmed from that as much as anywhere else.
If you want to disagree with the man himself then go ahead. Because that is what he said about the game.
 
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