Summer days

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Kernow Yellow
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Re: Summer days

Post by Kernow Yellow » Mon May 16, 2016 10:19 am

SmileyMan wrote:
Kernow Yellow wrote:Sheffield Utd is more logical, though it seems strange that he was so desperate to get out of Northampton as soon as the season finished. Maybe he knows something we don't about their current situation.
I think if the club you were a fan of as a boy, and a player for as a pro, puts you on a shortlist of one, the timing is irrelevant.
I completely understand him going to Sheffield United. It was the fact that he was off discussing terms with Charlton (a club in a complete mess, and further away from his family than Northampton is) as soon as the season finished that surprised me. He and Kelvin were supposed to be thick as thieves weren't they? I wonder what changed?

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Re: Summer days

Post by Kernow Yellow » Mon May 16, 2016 10:21 am

Jimski wrote:Did anyone else notice that Jonjoe Kenny played more than an hour (coming on as an early sub) for Everton today, and even set up the third goal for Kevin Mirallas?
Yes. Was about to post it in the 'Where are they now?' thread :shock:

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Re: Summer days

Post by theox » Mon May 16, 2016 11:31 am

Pat Hoban helped Grimsby win the Conference play-off final. He's made 12 appearances for them (without scoring, I think) so maybe he will sign for them after Appleton, presumably, lets him go.

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Re: Summer days

Post by YF Dan » Mon May 16, 2016 12:48 pm

Among Chris Wilder's many skills are his ability to work situations to his favour.

I doubt he ever was considering Charlton, who are a basket case, but there's no harm in expressing an interest to force Sheffield United's hand a little.

And fair play, it seems to have worked perfectly.

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Re: Summer days

Post by ty cobb » Mon May 16, 2016 1:37 pm

Yep I would say he has completely vindicated his decision to leave a promotion chasing team to take over one at the bottom of the table - he has got his dream job.

Although had we been a bit more focused in our last game of the season 3 years ago things may have turned out somewhat differently.

Happily things worked out very well for us in the end.

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Re: Summer days

Post by slappy » Mon May 16, 2016 4:11 pm

Kernow Yellow wrote:
Jimski wrote:Did anyone else notice that Jonjoe Kenny played more than an hour (coming on as an early sub) for Everton today, and even set up the third goal for Kevin Mirallas?
Yes. Was about to post it in the 'Where are they now?' thread :shock:
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Re: Summer days

Post by slappy » Tue May 17, 2016 3:58 pm

Michael Appleton is busy up in Yorkshire this Thursday, assisting with the draw for a youth football tournament.
http://www.beverleyguardian.co.uk/sport ... -1-7916570

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Re: Summer days

Post by Mooro » Tue May 17, 2016 4:13 pm

Jimski wrote:On a related note, Blackburn, Cardiff and Charlton all have managerial vacancies at a higher level than Oxford, and there will doubtless be more coming up. Think we're in any danger of losing Appleton?
Not yet - he is notably absent in most of the bookies listings for available jobs.

I think the perception is that he is going to stay with us for a while to repair a reputation he had acquired for not staying at clubs very long. This suits all parties, I think, as we get to keep him longer than his success for us would normally enable us to, while he gets to re-establish himself as a viable managerial prospect for the future.
If we have another good season next year however, then things may start to become a bit different

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