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Posted by: davmariner, March 2, 2018, 9:11pm
Like this post if you are happy with Jolley’s appointment, cross if you aren’t. Whilst there seems to have been a positive reaction it would be interesting to see if that’s representative of the board as a whole. Personally, I think it’s a sensible appointment.
Posted by: golfer, March 2, 2018, 9:17pm; Reply: 1
What a crafty way to try to get a few ticks-but I like your style.
Posted by: promotion plaice, March 2, 2018, 9:17pm; Reply: 2

Like.

Why not do a POLL ?   :)
Posted by: golfer, March 2, 2018, 9:21pm; Reply: 3
£ 138K a year  with a 4year ROLLING contract this time     :) :) :)
Posted by: Marinerz93, March 2, 2018, 9:22pm; Reply: 4
Management is a results business, for the sake of the club I want him to succeed as I would any manager, what I have seen of him so far seems he will take us in the right direction so I am a solid 5/7 pleased with his appointment.
Posted by: RonMariner, March 2, 2018, 9:38pm; Reply: 5
Yes.






But what do I Know? I thought Newell was a good appointment, and I though Slade would do well second time around.
Posted by: Mallyner, March 3, 2018, 7:12am; Reply: 6
Quoted from RonMariner
Yes.






But what do I Know? I thought Newell was a good appointment, and I though Slade would do well second time around.

And all the time we have been blaming John Fenty. :)
Posted by: Rodley Mariner, March 3, 2018, 7:29am; Reply: 7
I'm optimistic but pretty cautious. He's got great coaching credentials but virtually no management experience. It's exciting as it's a very different type of appointment but it is a real step into the unknown.  
Posted by: lukeo, March 3, 2018, 8:41am; Reply: 8
Everyone like Golfers post just so Dav can't win the award  ;D
Posted by: Mighty_Mariner, March 3, 2018, 8:46am; Reply: 9
I think someone wants to win 'post of the week' 🤔
Posted by: buckstown, March 3, 2018, 9:05am; Reply: 10
Can we let you know in 4 weeks?
Posted by: oldun, March 3, 2018, 10:29am; Reply: 11
If we manage to stay up then I think we could be in for interesting times led by someone with no previous connection with the club and no baggage. A fresh start and a clean slate. MJ is clearly an astute person and has ambition. He is smarter than most people we have had associated with the club for a long time. For everyone's sake I really hope the fans and the board supprt him and that he brings success.
Posted by: arryarryarry, March 3, 2018, 1:52pm; Reply: 12
Can't say I am dancing a jig like some, I had never heard of the guy before a few days ago.

Seems a refreshing choice as opposed to those on the managerial merry go round and we can all hope that he is the one that will turn this club around but considering the crap that Slade left us with I still worry for our EFL status.
Posted by: horsforthmariner, March 3, 2018, 2:02pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from davmariner
Like this post if you are happy with Jolley’s appointment, cross if you aren’t. Whilst there seems to have been a positive reaction it would be interesting to see if that’s representative of the board as a whole. Personally, I think it’s a sensible appointment.


And this is how you rig post of the week! :-)
Posted by: devs, March 3, 2018, 2:07pm; Reply: 14
Virtually no one had heard of Arsene Wenger when he came to Arsenal

Just saying....

Delighted at this appt - it's a gamble but isn't every appt?

Cowleys at Lincoln - turned out brilliantly for them but could easily have gone belly up

I'm just pleased it's not Sol Campbell - never was going to be IMO - and/or one off the merry go round

This guy is 40, ambitious, has great coaching skills, and is obviously keen to put his mark on the game in England

Reading about his philosophy he favours a 4 3 3 high pressing game, high tempo and an 'exciting' brand of footy

On that basis we will have a few surprises next Saturday in the starting XI

Although he will have is work cut out with this squad

Posted by: davmariner, March 3, 2018, 2:10pm; Reply: 15
Happy to not be included in post of the week! Thought it was easier to do it like this than set up a poll on my phone. Interesting so far that nearly one in four are unhappy with the appointment.
Posted by: BottesfordMariner, March 3, 2018, 2:11pm; Reply: 16
Of course there are no guarantees in football. I seem to recall Bignot's appointment was generally liked. Slade's wasn't met with universal disdain.

Jolley is an interesting character. Not your 'normal' manager. No playing career of note (Barnsley Youth was as good as it got). Then was out of the game altogether for a decade. Has been coaching for a while now. Has a reputation I guess as a 'thinker' and tactician. I think it's a bold move by Town. A departure from the tired old merry go round of failed managers we (and most clubs) usually do. And maybe that is no bad thing.

Time will tell. My only concern is that he doesnt have a lot of managerial experience. A couple of years coaching Burnley U23's and a short (but relatively successful spell) in Sweden's top division. My point being he has no track record of sustained success in the professional game.

He is clearly intelligent and has ideas. If he can get his ideas across to our players it could be an inspired choice. His first job will be to pick up a group of players clearly lacking confidence. He has initially has 11 games to pick up the required 10-14 points to survive. Thats the priority so he will have to act quickly.

Its a time for us all to rally behind him.


Posted by: lee65, March 3, 2018, 2:12pm; Reply: 17
[quote=3699]Virtually no one had heard of Arsene Wenger when he came to Arsenal

Just saying....

Delighted at this appt - it's a gamble but isn't every appt?

Cowleys at Lincoln - turned out brilliantly for them but could easily have gone belly up

I'm just pleased it's not Sol Campbell - never was going to be IMO - and/or one off the merry go round

This guy is 40, ambitious, has great coaching skills, and is obviously keen to put his mark on the game in England

Reading about his philosophy he favours a 4 3 3 high pressing game, high tempo and an 'exciting' brand of footy

On that basis we will have a few surprises next Saturday in the starting XI

Although he will have is work cut out with this squad

I was thinking that Devs, who in our squad is mobile enough to play a "high pressing game"?

Posted by: Chrisblor, March 3, 2018, 2:21pm; Reply: 18
I'm happy with his appointment but still I've red crossed your post because you've ignored the integrated poll function in a blatantly transparent attempt to hoover up approval points.
Posted by: arryarryarry, March 3, 2018, 2:26pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from devs


Virtually no one had heard of Arsene Wenger when he came to Arsenal



Probably because he was French.
Posted by: Ipswin, March 3, 2018, 2:45pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from BottesfordMariner
A couple of years coaching Burnley U23's and a short (but relatively successful spell) in Sweden's top division.




They finished bottom and were relegated! If that's 'relatively successful' I hope to intercourse he isn't unsuccessful at Town.

Posted by: Abdul19, March 3, 2018, 2:50pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from davmariner
Happy to not be included in post of the week! Thought it was easier to do it like this than set up a poll on my phone. Interesting so far that nearly one in four are unhappy with the appointment.


Nearly 1 in 5
Posted by: BottesfordMariner, March 3, 2018, 2:58pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from Ipswin


They finished bottom and were relegated! If that's 'relatively successful' I hope to intercourse he isn't unsuccessful at Town.



Yes they got relegated but they were dead and buried before Jolley got there. i used the phrase 'relatively' as they did improve under him. His points per game over a full season would have  kept them up and he gained a couple of notable wins including the eventual champions.

Look I am not saying he is the messiah and as I said in my previous post he lacks experience and the CV isnt extensive to say the least. A couple of good results In Sweden does not prove much.  It's a gamble. But our immediate future lies with him.
Posted by: Ipswin, March 3, 2018, 3:22pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from BottesfordMariner


Yes they got relegated but they were dead and buried before Jolley got there


Thats worrying then, he had more games to play with than he has at Town, 15 points from 16 games I believe , will that rate keep us up? Worrying
Posted by: Rodley Mariner, March 3, 2018, 3:44pm; Reply: 24
I remember Swin saying earlier in the week that he no longer cared who we appointed but I remained confident that when the day eventually came he'd muster up his standard contrarian old illegitimate routine.
Posted by: supertown, March 3, 2018, 4:02pm; Reply: 25
Some  will be redcrossing just for the hell of it, nowt to do with your question
Posted by: Ipswin, March 3, 2018, 5:31pm; Reply: 26
Quoted from Rodley Mariner
I remember Swin saying earlier in the week that he no longer cared who we appointed but I remained confident that when the day eventually came he'd muster up his standard contrarian old illegitimate routine.



I just wanted it to be decided as I was heartily sick of all the shite and guessing games going on here. The decision has been made now so that irritation has gone but sadly I think the wrong choice has been made yet again.
Jolley has been appointed to manage GTFC in the National League, after all the talk of someone with relegation battle experience coming in to save our season, Fenty given up and has gone for someone to start over. Not a bad idea, we have been banging on for a plan for the future for ages but a bit defeatist IMO.
Posted by: TAGG, March 3, 2018, 9:28pm; Reply: 27
He has been appointed by a bloke who doesn't have the best of records appointing managers. He been down the young hungry crazy bloke and had the sack more times than Santa route. Now he's going with the intelligent graduate so it I'll be a wait and see.
Posted by: Ipswin, March 4, 2018, 11:01am; Reply: 28
I wonder if Fenty gave Jolley the bullshit about a new stadium during the interview
Posted by: rancido, March 4, 2018, 12:16pm; Reply: 29
Quoted from Ipswin
I wonder if Fenty gave Jolley the bullshit about a new stadium during the interview



What bullshit would that be? As far as I know ( and nothing to the contrary has been announced ) the new stadium is still on the cards. Although nothing has been announced of late it doesn't mean things aren't progressing in the background.
Posted by: TAGG, March 4, 2018, 4:33pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from rancido



What bullshit would that be? As far as I know ( and nothing to the contrary has been announced ) the new stadium is still on the cards. Although nothing has been announced of late it doesn't mean things aren't progressing in the background.


There never has been and never will be a new stadium.
Posted by: Ipswin, March 4, 2018, 6:07pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from TAGG


There never has been and never will be a new stadium.


I think it existed OK but only in Fenty's dreams what is certain is that it will never happen (we won't need it in the Lindsey Sunday league anyway)

Posted by: easypeersy, March 4, 2018, 6:43pm; Reply: 32
I dug the first sod of turf at the site two years ago but it has grown over again now 😩
Posted by: Mrs Doyle, March 4, 2018, 6:54pm; Reply: 33
Despite everything that has gone on this season Mike Jolley as taken on a club totally in the shat both on and off the field.

Without a doubt, the board did not want to get rid of Slade so bringing Jolley in was never planned for.

The very least we can do is give the man a loud warm Grimsby welcome.
Posted by: Teesknees, March 4, 2018, 7:29pm; Reply: 34
Quoted from TAGG


There never has been and never will be a new stadium.


Blundell Park was new once!
Posted by: Codfrey, March 4, 2018, 7:51pm; Reply: 35
Never understand the appeal of a 'young hungry' manager or whatever it is you want to call it.

Yes, everyone has to start somewhere, but he has NO experience of English professional football.

Another cheap appointment from Fenty. It's a risk, one that could pay off of course, but not one worth taking in my view.
Posted by: ginnywings, March 4, 2018, 7:57pm; Reply: 36
1st post, all guns blazing.

Welcome Codfrey.
Posted by: GYinScuntland, March 4, 2018, 8:04pm; Reply: 37
Quoted from Teesknees


Blundell Park was new once!

Nope, they brought the stands from Abbey Park.
Cost cutting even in those days.
Posted by: Ipswin, March 4, 2018, 8:22pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from Teesknees


Blundell Park was new once!


Pete was young once

Posted by: Mighty_Mariner, March 4, 2018, 8:25pm; Reply: 39
Quoted from devs
Virtually no one had heard of Arsene Wenger when he came to Arsenal

Just saying....

Delighted at this appt - it's a gamble but isn't every appt?

Cowleys at Lincoln - turned out brilliantly for them but could easily have gone belly up

I'm just pleased it's not Sol Campbell - never was going to be IMO - and/or one off the merry go round

This guy is 40, ambitious, has great coaching skills, and is obviously keen to put his mark on the game in England

Reading about his philosophy he favours a 4 3 3 high pressing game, high tempo and an 'exciting' brand of footy

On that basis we will have a few surprises next Saturday in the starting XI

Although he will have is work cut out with this squad



Do you have links to any articles online regarding his philosophy/tactics etc mate?
Posted by: chaos33, March 4, 2018, 8:46pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from Codfrey
Never understand the appeal of a 'young hungry' manager or whatever it is you want to call it.

Yes, everyone has to start somewhere, but he has NO experience of English professional football.

Another cheap appointment from Fenty. It's a risk, one that could pay off of course, but not one worth taking in my view.


He's done well then to acquire a UEFA Pro Licence and coach at 4 league clubs with 'no experience of English football'. Good research though.

Who would you have appointed?
Posted by: forza ivano, March 4, 2018, 8:54pm; Reply: 41
Quoted from Mighty_Mariner


Do you have links to any articles online regarding his philosophy/tactics etc mate?


there's been several.posted in threads in the last couple of days.just YouTube his name. Also have a look at the ' I'm not knocking millet ' thread. New poster called dougie j who obviously knows his stuff has posted several v interesting things on how he operated in Sweden. Anyone else looking forward to the press conference tomorrow?
Posted by: H19P1, March 4, 2018, 9:05pm; Reply: 42
Quoted from forza ivano


there's been several.posted in threads in the last couple of days.just YouTube his name. Also have a look at the ' I'm not knocking millet ' thread. New poster called dougie j who obviously knows his stuff has posted several v interesting things on how he operated in Sweden. Anyone else looking forward to the press conference tomorrow?


Yes looking forward to it, what's the time and how do we watch it?
Posted by: Swansea_Mariner, March 4, 2018, 9:09pm; Reply: 43
Quoted from chaos33


He's done well then to acquire a UEFA Pro Licence and coach at 4 league clubs with 'no experience of English football'. Good research though.

Who would you have appointed?


Someone with loads of experience obviously, someone like Russel Slade? 🤔
Posted by: Gaffer58, March 4, 2018, 9:21pm; Reply: 44
I assume he will be signing the usual 6 month rolling contract, although please don't ask this question at he press conference as it is a state secret.
Posted by: ginnywings, March 4, 2018, 9:29pm; Reply: 45
Quoted from H19P1


Yes looking forward to it, what's the time and how do we watch it?


10am. Live on GTFC Youtube channel.
Posted by: ginnywings, March 4, 2018, 9:31pm; Reply: 46
Quoted from Gaffer58
I assume he will be signing the usual 6 month rolling contract, although please don't ask this question at he press conference as it is a state secret.


They have already said it's an undisclosed rolling contract, so yeah, 6 months then.  ;D
Posted by: sydney, March 4, 2018, 10:34pm; Reply: 47
Warburton
Macall
Macann
Posted by: forza ivano, March 4, 2018, 10:49pm; Reply: 48
Quoted from sydney
Warburton
Macall
Macann


fine choices if we were div 1 or championship and in the same situation but I don't think u realise our place in the world.McCall turned us down and the ex manager of rangers wouldn't even get out of bed to take our call
Posted by: forza ivano, March 4, 2018, 11:39pm; Reply: 49
PS wouldn't mind betting that we will see Andrew fox here next season as Dixon's replacementnt.am pretty sure we were interested in him before we managed to get Danny andrew and jolley obviously rates him
Posted by: Mrs Doyle, March 5, 2018, 4:14am; Reply: 50
As well as all the coaching badges go I just hope and pray he is also our lucky talisman.

We need some friggin luck as much as anything else
Posted by: ex mariner, March 5, 2018, 11:52am; Reply: 51
no because he is not proven as a manger in England and plus he used to work in investment banking.
Posted by: H19P1, March 5, 2018, 12:06pm; Reply: 52
Quoted from ex mariner
no because he is not proven as a manger in England and plus he used to work in investment banking.


What a load of dribble 😂

Posted by: GrimRob, March 5, 2018, 12:23pm; Reply: 53
Quoted from ex mariner
no because he is not proven as a manger in England and plus he used to work in investment banking.


He's over a decade working his way up through the ranks on merit alone. How many of today's managers would have got their jobs had they not been good at kicking a ball? There's a traditional of choosing former players as managers, but there's no great reason to do so if my opinion.
Posted by: RonMariner, March 5, 2018, 12:26pm; Reply: 54
If he was trusted to run Burnley U23's it suggest he knows a bit about coaching! Not the kind of job you give to a no hoper.
Posted by: Bradford Mariner, March 5, 2018, 12:31pm; Reply: 55
In common with most (if not all) GTFC fans, I don't know anything about him or his background but he must have the necessary coaching qualifications or he wouldn't have been offered the job.

I, for one, welcome him to the club and wish him every success, let's give the man our support and full backing.

The simple truth is we need a coach who can turn quite a few sow's ears into silk purses or else we're doomed to relegation. He can only work with the mess left by Slade and I wait to see if he can improve these players individually and collectively to get the necessary points to keep us up. If he can do that, then he'll have proved himself to be quite a coach and well worthy of the manager's job.

Let's get behind him and give him a chance before writing him off.

UTM
Posted by: rancido, March 5, 2018, 7:23pm; Reply: 56
Quoted from GrimRob


He's over a decade working his way up through the ranks on merit alone. How many of today's managers would have got their jobs had they not been good at kicking a ball? There's a traditional of choosing former players as managers, but there's no great reason to do so if my opinion.




Lawrie McMenemy wasn't a professional footballer.
Posted by: GrimRob, March 5, 2018, 9:23pm; Reply: 57
Quoted from rancido



Lawrie McMenemy wasn't a professional footballer.


nor was Russell Slade  :P
Posted by: sydney, March 5, 2018, 10:26pm; Reply: 58
Not taken in by this appointment
MJ seems all too polished
Seen those who “talk a good un” before
This is not the time for an experimental manager
I fear this is such a bad decision at the wrong time
We will be in bottom two if all teams win their games in hand
And we are experimenting?
Really Really am trying to be optimistic but struggling
Red Cross me some hope
Come on Town!!!!
Posted by: mariner91, March 5, 2018, 10:30pm; Reply: 59
Quoted from sydney
Not taken in by this appointment
MJ seems all too polished
Seen those who “talk a good un” before
This is not the time for an experimental manager
I fear this is such a bad decision at the wrong time
We will be in bottom two if all teams win their games in hand
And we are experimenting?
Really Really am trying to be optimistic but struggling
Red Cross me some hope
Come on Town!!!!


We supposedly asked McCann and Brown only to get turned down by both. Who else was realistically available who is actually proven to be any good? It's all well and good saying we need an experienced manager but I'd rather take a chance on someone than go with someone who's proved themselves to be crap.
Posted by: lew chaterleys lover, March 5, 2018, 10:37pm; Reply: 60
Quoted from sydney
Not taken in by this appointment
MJ seems all too polished
Seen those who “talk a good un” before
This is not the time for an experimental manager
I fear this is such a bad decision at the wrong time
We will be in bottom two if all teams win their games in hand
And we are experimenting?
Really Really am trying to be optimistic but struggling
Red Cross me some hope
Come on Town!!!!


You make a fair point, but every manager is a gamble.

We will just have to trust that his hunger and apparent tactical awareness can rejuvenate the squad. Only time will tell if it was the correct appointment, but an important consideration at this difficult time is that the majority of fans seem happy which at least ensures the crowd will get behind him. He certainly needs all the help he can get because he has had some balls to take it on.
Posted by: KingstonMariner, March 6, 2018, 12:26am; Reply: 61
Having thought about it for a few days and watched the Matt Dean interview, the answer is yes. I don't necessarily think it will be instant success (i.e. we might still get relegated) but I feel I've got the energy back to give it a go and be patient again.

Still need an overhaul in the boardroom mind.
Posted by: 1mickylyons, March 6, 2018, 8:07am; Reply: 62
I can`t say I am over the moon but from the list chucked about nobody stood out for me other than possibly Askey who I really wanted so he is no better or worse than the other candidates.The guys a new broom hopefully he can do something different and get enough points to survive then he can rebuild and shape his own team.This is a massive job but providing we retain league status he can have a free reign to build us back up in his image.The fans will back him.
Posted by: chicaneuk, March 6, 2018, 8:21am; Reply: 63
I like the fact that he seems like something of a left-field appointment, I like that he seems to be genuinely enthusiastic and apprehensive of the challenge ahead, and I like that he's clearly got other smarts beyond purely football. I'm sure being good with numbers can't hurt in terms of helping to keep the books balanced in terms of managing a squad.

I don't know that he will have the experience or know-how to save us from relegation this season (though it goes without saying that I want us to stay up, desperately!) but I think given time he could do good things with the club. We just need to stay behind him even if early results aren't going our way.

He said in the press conference yesterday that he wants to play "fast, attacking football" - I think those who have been rightly critical of Slades tactics over his term will welcome those kinds of comments.
Posted by: cmackenzie4, March 6, 2018, 8:29am; Reply: 64
I’m pleased, I listened to that interview with Matt dean and Jolley said all the right things what’s needed at the moment (with regarding the team) he sounds very switched on, he’s got my backing 100%, see you Saturday.
Posted by: Garth, March 6, 2018, 8:46am; Reply: 65
To be honest I would rather have had a raggy arsed Shankly Ferguson type,  rather than a Winterbottom.
But as long as he gets the respect of the senior players, (they have been known to have history in this,) hopefully he will stamp his authority  early and have some success, and luck hopefully
Posted by: dapperz fun pub, March 6, 2018, 8:57am; Reply: 66
Football as changed we haven't hence why we are in the excrement I genuinely believe a more modern approach is needed . Will fenty change with it though because jolley s approach will cost money modern methods/thinking does
Posted by: Jarmo.Is.God, March 6, 2018, 9:14am; Reply: 67
Quoted from H19P1


What a load of dribble 😂



I wish this was said about our players recently  :o
Posted by: tanga_the_indestructible, March 6, 2018, 9:28am; Reply: 68
Quoted from Garth
To be honest I would rather have had a raggy arsed Shankly Ferguson type,  rather than a Winterbottom.
But as long as he gets the respect of the senior players, (they have been known to have history in this,) hopefully he will stamp his authority  early and have some success, and luck hopefully


From what I’ve seen of the senior players recently it would be no loss if most of them left.
Posted by: newfootballer, March 6, 2018, 11:51am; Reply: 69
I think that this will be  a fine appointment. I liked his reply that he was delighted that Grimsby Town had contacted him to apply. DAVE BOYLEN
Posted by: Ipswin, March 6, 2018, 12:34pm; Reply: 70
Quoted from sydney
Not taken in by this appointment
MJ seems all too polished
Seen those who “talk a good un” before
This is not the time for an experimental manager
I fear this is such a bad decision at the wrong time
We will be in bottom two if all teams win their games in hand
And we are experimenting?
Really Really am trying to be optimistic but struggling
Red Cross me some hope
Come on Town!!!!


I am just concerned that Jolley totally confused / bullshitted call it what you will, Fenty (who lets face it knows intercourse all about football but would certainly have been impressed by some smooth talking financial whizz kid)

Posted by: lew chaterleys lover, March 6, 2018, 12:47pm; Reply: 71
Quoted from Ipswin


I am just concerned that Jolley totally confused / bullshitted call it what you will, Fenty (who lets face it knows intercourse all about football but would certainly have been impressed by some smooth talking financial whizz kid)



And Sean Dyche who I saw on TV last night extolling his virtues? The club say they spoke to a lot of people about him, and got the same answer from them all which is fair enough. Even our board would not make the same mistake they did with Newell and Bignot... would they?
Posted by: Mariner_09, March 6, 2018, 12:54pm; Reply: 72
Well they made the same mistake with Bignot that they made with Newell, they were keen to point out that they had carried out "due diligence" as they obviously didn't with Bignot.
Posted by: Codfrey, March 6, 2018, 1:05pm; Reply: 73
Quoted from chaos33


He's done well then to acquire a UEFA Pro Licence and coach at 4 league clubs with 'no experience of English football'. Good research though.

Who would you have appointed?


Someone experienced.

We'll see how long to takes for the plastics to turn on him.
Posted by: Tommy, March 6, 2018, 1:28pm; Reply: 74
Quoted from Codfrey


Someone experienced.

We'll see how long to takes for the plastics to turn on him.


Experienced at what?

Russell Slade was experienced.
Posted by: 1mickylyons, March 6, 2018, 2:05pm; Reply: 75
I will be at the game Saturday to lend my support please give me a reason to return,Cmon Town
Posted by: Ipswin, March 6, 2018, 3:24pm; Reply: 76


And Sean Dyche who I saw on TV last night extolling his virtues? The club say they spoke to a lot of people about him, and got the same answer from them all which is fair enough. Even our board would not make the same mistake they did with Newell and Bignot... would they?



I have no doubt Dyche thought highly of Jolley and would have said how good he was at managing U23s. He probably also told Fenty, if asked, that he would make a good manager one day.

But did Fenty ask if he would be any good at managing a motley crowd of disinterested no hopers who can't hit a cows bottom with a banjo striker-wise in a desperate limited games relegation battle at a run down dump of a stadium with a wooden main stand and a board who know nowt about football whose financial man tells folk to shut up when the questions get difficult and a non-chairman who is owed £2M and doesn't want to spend any more on players.

If Dyche said Jolley would urine, it then great!
Posted by: ginnywings, March 6, 2018, 4:28pm; Reply: 77
Quoted from 1mickylyons
I will be at the game Saturday to lend my support please give me a reason to return,Cmon Town


Doesn't going on Saturday constitute a return?  ;)
Posted by: chaos33, March 6, 2018, 8:23pm; Reply: 78
Quoted from Codfrey


Someone experienced.

We'll see how long to takes for the plastics to turn on him.


Good one. 'The plastics'? So you're having a shot at Jolley and the supporters too? Does that make you a 'plastic' then as it sounds like you've already written him off and he hasn't managed a game yet!

You would have preferred someone 'experienced' - plenty of fans felt that was important - but you can't name anyone. We did obviously consider and approach some experienced people but it didn't work out for whatever reason.
You're gonna have to do better than this mate, or the plastics will turn on you  ;)
Posted by: Teestogreen, March 6, 2018, 9:05pm; Reply: 79
I had the advantage of being at the Carlisle away game and having no interruption in my viewing, whereas Michael probably would not be able to have this luxury in the company of the directors.

I fear he may not get team selection right on his first game (as he probably only saw snippets of the game), but I can identify with him - particularly as I never played professional football as well.

From the evidence of last Saturday (with ex professionals in charge), I'm pleased with Michael Jolley's appointment. Just hope he can scatter his 'sparkle dust' over the squad and get it to win a few of the next 10 games.
Posted by: Abdul19, March 6, 2018, 9:50pm; Reply: 80
He'll have watched all the game again and probably more than once.
Posted by: heppy88, March 6, 2018, 10:09pm; Reply: 81
By the look of things Jolley will be one for doing his homework. He will be thorough in his preparation and will clearly articulate his game plan with each player.
Key to success over the coming weeks will be his ability to win over the players. It seems Bignot failed miserably at this and ultimately cost him his job. The players must buy into his vision. I recently heard an interview with a premiership player who said how difficult it can be for managers with no professional playing experience to earn the respect of his players. I honestly believe with his intelligence, humility and modesty, combined with a fair but firm management style, Jolley can do this.
Posted by: dapperz fun pub, March 7, 2018, 10:02pm; Reply: 82
I bet he's watched hours of our previous games the poor sodomist , I'm certain he'll know how bad we are in certain areas .
Posted by: Ipswin, March 7, 2018, 10:26pm; Reply: 83
Quoted from heppy88
player who said how difficult it can be for managers with no professional playing experience to earn the respect of his players.


Hmm this is one of the things that concerns me and was partly the reason for my favouring Harsley

Posted by: Garth, March 8, 2018, 4:21pm; Reply: 84
Some good managers out there who have never kicked a ball at a competitive professional level, also some highly skilled international players who could not manage a chip shop.

We shall see, I hope he gets the appropriate length of time to prove himself. at  whatever level we end up in
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