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TheTruth
Post #61
Wednesday December 28, 2016 12:10am

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
How much is he getting paid? I bet that's quite a take for 11 games.

joey11
Post #62
Wednesday December 28, 2016 12:10am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 268
why not wait to see if he could add defenders? Well at least it isn't the British firing and American but Americans! lol. If his replacement isn't Ryan Giggs there may be a supports revolt!

Know Nothing
Post #63
Wednesday December 28, 2016 3:26pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,188
Original post from TheTruth

Yeah, surprising. Bob clearly cracking under the intense scrutiny of the EPL. I'll give him 2 months.


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tylercocinas
Post #64
Thursday December 29, 2016 8:03am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,109
Original post from Know Nothing

Any suggestions for Powerball numbers?


His username is "TheTruth" for a reason ha. Y'all cool with splitting a billion 15-20 ways?

TheTruth
Post #65
Thursday December 29, 2016 4:48pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
A blind monkey finds a banana once in a while.

It was sad to see him interact with the press from the start - just wasn't him at all. The scrutiny would suck. I mean, really, what a manager says to the press? Jurgen was a stream of conflicting, nonsense, zen, horsehit. And people actually paid attention to him.

Know Nothing
Post #66
Thursday December 29, 2016 8:17pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,188
Original post from TheTruth

A blind monkey finds a banana once in a while.

It was sad to see him interact with the press from the start - just wasn't him at all. The scrutiny would suck. I mean, really, what a manager says to the press? Jurgen was a stream of conflicting, nonsense, zen, horsehit. And people actually paid attention to him.


The scrutiny on Bradley was above and beyond normal. Given how he was hired, he never had the supporters groups behind him and they had an axe to grind. Being the first American, he was always going to be under the microscope of the press..despite the fact he managed the US to a World Cup group win when England was in their group (I don't recall that being mentioned much, if ever).

I hope he lands in a better spot his next gig

snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #67
Thursday December 29, 2016 10:27pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 862
Isn't this kind of like Yedlin going to Spurs (not good enough) or Jozy going to Sunderland (a dumpster fire)? I know your competitve spirit takes over but Swansea was doomed to go down before Bob took over. Why take the job knowing you're going down? Don't tell me anyone actually thought he would keep them up. All terrible ideas that don't seem thought through.
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cleancutimage
Post #68
Friday December 30, 2016 1:54am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,197
Even though Swansea did not really give him a chance, it is kind of karma for him bashing Klinsmann, who got fired for under-performing and a slew of bad results without any answers for a turnaround in sight.

Know Nothing
Post #69
Friday December 30, 2016 2:49am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,188
Original post from snipes87

Isn't this kind of like Yedlin going to Spurs (not good enough) or Jozy going to Sunderland (a dumpster fire)? I know your competitve spirit takes over but Swansea was doomed to go down before Bob took over. Why take the job knowing you're going down? Don't tell me anyone actually thought he would keep them up. All terrible ideas that don't seem thought through.


You take the job because you may never get the same opportunity again. All good managers are self-assured and think they can fix anything. If you succeed it's a great boost to your cv as you try for the better jobs. If you fail, well you pick up the pieces, learn from the experience, and don't lose faith in what got you there.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #70
Friday December 30, 2016 6:32am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,144
I also have to wonder about Swansea vs staying in France, which ain't a bad league.

But Total Soccer Show had a great podcast about Bradley-Swansea. Those guys are really good.

admsghs27
Post #71
Friday December 30, 2016 6:43am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Bradley got fucked i bet if Ryan giggs had the same exact record as Bradley he would still be there and given a chance at the Transfer window. Something Bradley didn't get. He might of probably had better results with new players.

MSantoine
Post #72
Friday December 30, 2016 12:06pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
There's a saying in NFL that there's only 32 people in the world who can call themselves NFL coaches at any one time. No coaching job in that sport is more prestigous so sometimes you take a crap one just to be 1 of 32. Same for EPL. There's only 20 of those in the world. You have a chance for one of the top 20 positions in the world you take it.

Its like becoming a CEO or high executive for a fledgling company. The pays still nice and you still get to be called a CEO. Nothing wrong with that

Rey Regicide
Post #73
Friday December 30, 2016 3:43pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,910
The only issue is getting that stank juice off of you after messing the bed up.

dolcem
Post #74
Friday December 30, 2016 9:44pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,744
Guys let's take the glasses off here. Swansea finished 12th last season (under three different managers), 8th the season before, and they won the league cup the season before that. They're a mid-table team and the decision to fire Guidolin was ridiculous. They didn't even look that poor in the first seven games (and he had done quite well with them last season). Under Coach Bob, things got a lot worse. They beat the worst team in the league and got really lucky against Crystal Palace in what was described as one of the worst games in Premier League history. They drew Watford and Everton, and got completely spanked in most of the rest of the games. How many times did they get beat by three goals or more during Coach Bob's tenure? Just as many as they did all of last season.

It may be unfair to judge a manager based on the results from just eleven games, but I don't think Coach Bob can feel too hard done here.

He should've stayed at Le Havre but of course he had to take this offer when it came. I don't think he has any regrets. I hope he takes over for a struggling Ligue 1 team at some point this season. Although I don't know what kind of job offers he'll end up getting this year.

Original post from MSantoine

There's a saying in NFL that there's only 32 people in the world who can call themselves NFL coaches at any one time. No coaching job in that sport is more prestigous so sometimes you take a crap one just to be 1 of 32. Same for EPL. There's only 20 of those in the world. You have a chance for one of the top 20 positions in the world you take it.

Its like becoming a CEO or high executive for a fledgling company. The pays still nice and you still get to be called a CEO. Nothing wrong with that


You do realize that there are other leagues besides the EPL, right?
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admsghs27
Post #75
Saturday December 31, 2016 6:13pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Oh my Swansea lost by 3 goals somehow they will try to put some Blame on Bradley.

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