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jamesgtfc
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Give over, football managers do not get "sacked" in the normal sense of the word. They get their fixed term contracts paid up and told to leave.

Anyway, judging by the comments of their chairman he has something else on the go:



Maybe he's gone back to what he should have done a few years ago; teaching PE.
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Give over, football managers do not get "sacked" in the normal sense of the word. They get their fixed term contracts paid up and told to leave.

Anyway, judging by the comments of their chairman he has something else on the go:



Watch out for him on the new adverts for the Belgravia Centre.


“He’s six foot something, fit as a flea, good looking – he’s got to have something wrong with him. Hopefully he’s hung like a hamster – That would make us all feel better. Having said that, me missus has got a pet hamster at home, and his member’s massive.”
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Maybe he's gone back to what he should have done a few years ago; teaching PE.


Darren Fletcher on 5 live said Slade was his PE teacher at school and was a great teacher, good at something then clearly.



"Crombie you would have got to that if you weren't such a fat ba%$@rd" - George Kerr, inspiration from the dug out 70s style  
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Last slide of the powerpoint presentation:

You're fired!


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Surprising to see his rapid descent.

During his first spell with us and at subsequent clubs, you'd have to agree that he was a decent manager, even if you weren't keen on his style of play when at BP.

However, over the past few years his record has been just abysmal. Has the game really changed that much so that his previous competence suddenly becomes total incompetence? I was surprised how poor, weak and shapeless the team became with him in charge because if there was one thing I expected, it was organisation and players with the physical capacity to do the job. He must have really lost something, somewhere if his recent record is any indication.
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Quoted from always grimsby
he thought he had taken Town as far as he could


No, that would have been the case had he waited to get us promoted, but he didn't and the rest is history.

Couldn't stand him. Been stealing a living ever since he left Orient. Hope I never hear him mentioned again.

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Quoted from Maringer
Surprising to see his rapid descent.

During his first spell with us and at subsequent clubs, you'd have to agree that he was a decent manager, even if you weren't keen on his style of play when at BP.

However, over the past few years his record has been just abysmal. Has the game really changed that much so that his previous competence suddenly becomes total incompetence? I was surprised how poor, weak and shapeless the team became with him in charge because if there was one thing I expected, it was organisation and players with the physical capacity to do the job. He must have really lost something, somewhere if his recent record is any indication.


My thoughts exactly Les.  Almost an overnight switch from being a very capable manager, albeit with a reputation for doing a job rather than entertaining, to a bit of a disaster.

Maybe his heart has just left the game.  

You see a decline in a manager but it's usually when they've had a couple of years out and the games moves on without them a little, whereas Slade hasn't really spent any time outside the game for that long.   Odd one.
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Opinion on Slade was always the result of that Cardiff falling out for Town fans.. He was no mug as far as football was concerned and like other managers, if he could get some decent players, he could get results. He is an intelligent bloke just wanting to make a living in the game. Some managers are born lucky, Slade is not one of them. He’s no genius that’s for sure but in his first spell here he was good, no doubt about that.

His biggest mistake was coming back to BP. That really was silly. He would never have been welcome here with some supporters even if he had got a double promotion for Town and treated every supporter to a season ticket. Surely he must have known that. Maybe it was pride or maybe he needed the money, who knows? That may be why he took the no hoper job at Hereford as well. But his relationship with Fenty was always on a knife edge and his budget here was minimal bearing in mind as well what he inherited from Bignot, that other managerial genius.

That doesn’t mean Slade didn’t make mistakes but his con merchant successor was allowed to make lots of those for months, play even worse football and be just as poor at buying a goal as Slade ...... but was consistently excused on the Fishy, match after match after match, on the basis that he needed time and “saved” us from relegation when in fact the side played just as badly but managed to conjure a couple of results at the right time.

I reckon those 3 appointments may have said more about fickle Fishy opinion than the managers.


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A manager could only be as shite as him if he did it on purpose so he would get sacked - with his pay off payments he earns more being a failure
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Quoted from always grimsby
I know what it is like to lose a job
So I am not taking the p..s
I know him from old when he lived in Marshchapel
On his first tenure at the club he always did his best but I think like Paul hurst later he thought he had taken Town as far as he could and was offered a better deal by others so he took that which many of us would have done almost doubling his salary . So possibly it is time for him to retire now but he is a true football man so I wish him all the best in his retirement


I’m sure you knew him well.... he lived in Grainthorpe


i would really like to know biccys favourite biscuit.
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