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dicko995
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As above, with you all the way Pete
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I would love him to be associated with the club again.
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Isn't this a lovely little Buckley lovefest.  I appreciate what Alan did for our club back in the day but he hasn't managed at  this level for 11 years and unfortunately in my view that would mean that he's probably past his sell by date. I like the idea of a director of football to bring continuity throughout the club, whether changing players or management, but do feel that we really need someone who has more up to date experience.
Not dissing AB at all but the past should be left in the past and we should be looking to the future now.


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As above, with you all the way Pete

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Regarding the Buckley Mk III era, I think it failed because the game had moved on so much in the years since he had last managed. Specifically, players have become much bigger, quicker and fitter since the Mk II days. Something he didn't seem to understand and in the Mk III era, we were often outmuscled and outpaced before we could get close to playing better football than the opposition.

Look at footage of the halcyon days of Rees, Gilbert, Childs, Woods etc and you'll see some fantastic football, but you'll also see vast open spaces which weren't covered by the athleticism of modern day players.

Ultimately, I don't think lower division footballers have the ability or the time and space to play as the early Buckley teams did. At the top level, the standard of play can be incredible but the only thing that has really dripped down to the 4th division is the increased fitness and athleticism of the modern era.
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Definitely agree about the vast open spaces of Buckley mk 1 era maringer. Loads of times on highlights u would see great swathes of space down the sides of pitches that wouldn't be available now. And that was when teams all played 442 so should have had more cover wide than nowadays. The arhleticism of players nowadays doesnt allow that sort of space so easily and often
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Sir Alan should have 2 roles,

1.  To advise  AL  its up to AL how much he listens to him but his advice would be helpful.

2.  To sit in on the interviews of future managers and advise the boards on his thoughts.


What would concern me in point 2 is that AB would view any applicant on his own playing ethos and things have moved on a lot since he last managed.


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Sir Alan should have 2 roles,

1.  To advise  AL  its up to AL how much he listens to him but his advice would be helpful.

2.  To sit in on the interviews of future managers and advise the boards on his thoughts.


What would concern me in point 2 is that AB would view any applicant on his own playing ethos and things have moved on a lot since he last managed.


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What would concern me in point 2 is that AB would view any applicant on his own playing ethos and things have moved on a lot since he last managed.


Keeping it on the deck, passing and moving keeps the likes of  Man City and Barcelona up there so maybe not that much.

For the record, Lennie Lawrence last managed in 2005, before Buckley III and is having an effect with Newport. Regardless of whether it be Buckley or anyone else and their job title, someone to guide a young manager could be what is needed.

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For the record, Lennie Lawrence last managed in 2005, before Buckley III and is having an effect with Newport. Regardless of whether it be Buckley or anyone else and their job title, someone to guide a young manager could be what is needed.



Exactly, a modern coach with modern techniques would be doing all the day to day work just as happens at Newport.

As far as I'm concerned in a role like this you'd want the most experienced candidate you could find, someone with decades in the game.

Doesn't  have to be Buckley but surely you'd want someone of a similar ilk.
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