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Post  Guest on 2012-09-01, 12:04 pm

According to the views of some...



Martin O’Neill has to be one of the most popular football managers in Britain. Fans of the clubs he manages revere him, while everyone else admires his enthusiasm for the game and his ability to motivate his players. Right? Well, it seems not everyone is completely taken with the Sunderland boss’ qualities, as the Life’s a Pitch team reveals.

“He’s good at taking a club so far, but he can’t take them to the next level,” explains the Daily Mirror’s John Cross. ”He’s set himself high targets and expectations again with the big-money signings of Adam Johnson and Steven Fletcher, who are good players, but I worry about the quality of the rest of the team. I just think that Sunderland will be a mid-table team. And can you justify that after spending well over £20m this summer? I’m not sure you can.”

The Sunday Telegraph’s Jason Burt is equally sceptical of the idea that O’Neill is a top manager. ”I do worry about O’Neill and the money he spends. He spends an awful lot of money, he pays an awful lot of money in wages. I think Fletcher and Johnson will do fine, but he’s paid a big premium for them both. There’s a complete lack of imagination in the transfer market from O’Neill at times. He goes for the tried and tested, the British players. He doesn’t seem to have much of an imagination in terms of scouting abroad, he picks up very few bargains. He’s good at developing certain players, but he often leaves a car crash behind. He is what he is, a mid-table manager.”

An overly harsh assessment, reckons the Mail on Sunday’s Ian Ridley. ”To be fair to him, he had three sixth-place finishes at Villa, which they would happily take now. Jason’s right about not being imaginative in the European market. Against that, the one thing is he makes better players of some very ordinary rag-bag rejects from elsewhere.”


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Post  gil t azell on 2012-09-01, 12:12 pm

I'm more than happy to take my chances with him.
Already seen the way he sets teams up, the confidence he instils not only in players but fans as well, he's handling of the media. A man who is very confident in his own ability. Very Happy

I wanted Hughes so wtf do i know about footy.
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Post  Guest on 2012-09-01, 12:15 pm

Sports writer are not experts on football and will never be so as they know absolute zero about the sport so just ignore them Laughing
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Post  cyprussyd on 2012-09-01, 12:40 pm

let them moan, we will laugh, enjoy and at times cry with emotion Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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Post  Guest on 2012-09-01, 2:56 pm

a top six finish would be VERY nice ... specially for us (old) codgers who have had to put up with soooo much since the dark days of 1957!!

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Post  Guest on 2012-09-01, 5:19 pm

Sports writers no sweet FA about football and MoN manages and takes mid league teams to the top of their ability Wycombe, Leicster Celtic and Villa are all testament to that.
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Post  cyprussyd on 2012-09-01, 5:49 pm

silvers wrote:a top six finish would be VERY nice ... specially for us (old) codgers who have had to put up with soooo much since the dark days of 1957!!

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I agree, I feel for you old people

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Post  Guest on 2012-09-01, 6:33 pm

.. and so you should, you young whippersnapper, being two years my junior.....

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Post  cyprussyd on 2012-09-01, 7:23 pm

should you not be in bed

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Post  Guest on 2012-09-02, 8:17 pm

I agree, I feel for you old people

By I wish I could someone to feel this old person. Laughing
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Post  cyprussyd on 2012-09-02, 8:18 pm

safc-noggieland wrote:
I agree, I feel for you old people

By I wish I could someone to feel this old person. Laughing

I will send Dave round

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Post  Guest on 2012-09-02, 9:50 pm

silvers wrote:a top six finish would be VERY nice ... specially for us (old) codgers who have had to put up with soooo much since the dark days of 1957!!

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Top six: pish....We want top 3 minimum.. alien
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Post  cyprussyd on 2012-09-02, 9:56 pm

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silvers wrote:a top six finish would be VERY nice ... specially for us (old) codgers who have had to put up with soooo much since the dark days of 1957!!

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Top six: pish....We want top 3 minimum.. alien

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Post  Black Cat Kiwi on 2012-09-02, 10:43 pm

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Top six: pish....We want top 3 minimum.. alien
I want Europe before I am to old to fly Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

If your going to be made to fly all over Europe next season then the least they can do for all your years of suffering is win the bloody thing & bring a cup back.

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Post  cyprussyd on 2012-09-03, 5:37 am

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Top six: pish....We want top 3 minimum.. alien
I want Europe before I am to old to fly Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

If your going to be made to fly all over Europe next season then the least they can do for all your years of suffering is win the bloody thing & bring a cup back.

I may just get the ferry from North Sheilds and get my son to drive me, can I use my free bus pass?


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