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The King is Dead. Long live The King

Well, like it or not the news seems to suggest that Tony Adams has been sacked as manager of Pompey. We are still awaiting official confirmation of the fact but to be honest so many news streams are reporting it, it surely has to be true.

So putting aside your thoughts on whether he should have gone or not who do you see has his successor?

Some names are already being banded around - Let's examine a few

Avram Grant
Entitled 'The man from the BBC' when he was last at the club as all he offered was a method on how to collect the Balls, Bibs and Cones after a training session. A short stop Chelsea manager since then but given the Israeli connections surely must be a favourite.

Roy Keane
Walked out on Sunderland earlier in the season, could this be the challenge he needs to re-establish himself as a Premiership manager ?

Paul Ince
Like Keane, still desperate to prove himself as a top flight manager - Would we give him a second chance ?

Alan Curbishley
Curbs left Charlton for West Ham and his career took a nose dive. He needs to get back into the game PDQ and a Pompey team needing stability is a great vehicle for him, surely!

Kevin Keegan
He did it with Newcastle (first time around) and Fulham and let's be honest he'd inspire a woodworm to bore through metal. Will our squad respond to his 'I'd fucking love it if we beat them' battle cries?

Steve Coppell
Would boring Steve leave boring Reading for a place in the Premiership? Given Reading's position right now I very much doubt it

Jamie's Dad/Sandra's Husband/ Louise's Father-in-law. Frank's Uncle
Nah.. he wouldn`t would he ?

Adie Boothroyd
Two years ago he was the best manager outside the Premiership. Now he is a sacked Watford manager. Could Boothroyd make a return ?

Slaven Bilic
The Croatian coach has made no secret of his desire to manage in England - Could he see Pompey as a stepping stone to greater things?

Chixy`s Tip

Sven-Göran Eriksson
I jest not. It has not gone well in Mexico for Sven and I, having stayed n the country for a while can tell you, it is not the place to be if you are not liked. He is a big name and big names attract investors - If Sadha is selling soon Sven is a name that potential buyers will recognise.

Well there you have it, my quick five minute run down on who the next King may be - I`m sure to have forgotten somebody obvious but such is life.

Who do you think will come to Pompey ?

Who do you want to come to Pompey ?

Your guess is as good as mine, but I reckon with Adams will go Metgod, leaving only Paul Hart or David Coles to take charge. Should we go for the internal cheap option again?

Nah.. I`ll bet a tenner than the new Pompey bosses first game will be against a former club.

Step forward. Ummm.. well ..err.. umm. I think.. err.. umm.. Well.. errr. Manchester City .. err… well a Pompey win… was err … well a …good errr result, err I think.. Has anybody seen Nancy ?

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The Journalist

Writer: Chix Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 9 2009

Time: 12:44AM

Your Comments

I'd take Sven over most managers. As long as he's on low wages. He will bring interest as Chix says, and also we might get Sturridge, Johnson and Hart from Man City, they were all "Given" goes by Sven and can't get into the team atm. And Sven bought Benji before, so why not second time round?
jbaker
why would the club get rid of him now. unless the new manager had a hand in the new players that were brought in no surely not would mister jackanory do such a thing
robertpog
JBakes
To be honest none of them really excite me long term.. But the interest in the club recently and the timing of TA's departure do make me think that a deal has been done and a new man is required at the helm or a deal is in the offing and we must be seen to do as much as possible to survive .. interestingly given what I've said above it almost makes me think that he would have gone even if we had won yesterday ..
Chix
Robertpog
Hi ya Robert good to hear from you (just as I'm going top bed as normal;). Do you really think that somebody else had a view on who we should/did sign .. and that it wasn't wholely down to Tony Adams?
Chix
re; a deal has been done. Agreed, that must be true. It would be utter madness to sack the manager at this time unless someone was already lined up. I would assume we'll hear who the new manager is later today. re: new signings. My gut says the same as Robert. Why let Adams pick new players if they knew he was leaving. And the timing of Adams leaving suggests to me that they have known for a couple of weeks.
PhilTaglia
Mexico has two crucial World Cup qualifiers with the USA over the next month or so. Whoever wins moves on to the Finals in South Africa in 2010. Just to let you know, there's no way in hell Mexico will change coaches anytime before those games have concluded. You will need a new manager before then. So if you still can I would change Tip! :)
gunnerkid107
gunnerkid107
I'm aware of the Sven/Mexico situation. Sven has not settled out there and has publicly stated that he has had difficulty understanding their footballing culture. His selection of naturalised Mexicans originally born and raised in places like Argentina and Brazil has been widely criticised. The WC qualifier against the US on Wednesday is a very important game as you say and I (personally) can't see him being sacked before then, but the rumor boucing around across the pond is that regardless of result he will be replaced by Javier Aguirre, a Mexican and ****il recently) the manager of Atletico Madrid. Futhermore, I think the timing of Adams sacking allows Sven to come in - We all thought, until this happened that TA had until the end of Feb - For me this sacking coming when it has, says that they have 'got rid' now in case he manages to get results against Man City and Stoke and therefore becomes harder to sack. I'm aware this is a long shot but I'm sticking with my tip.


(My thanks to PompeyHouston in helping with the research on this one)
Chix
PhilTaglia
Does seem odd doesn't it, but I'm not sure .. Adams is a honourable man and I don't see him sticking around if he was not 'allowed' to select his own players.. My view is that somebody has or is due to become available and Pompey have moved now before other clubs (Boro, Spurs, Bolton etc.) snap up their target. Otherwise why sack Adams after Liverpool ? - They surely didn't expect him to win it did they ?
Chix
i still think he should have had 2 more games to run it around, but ,,,,, i wouldnt mind sven, i would prefer him over curbs
MFFP
as said in the forum sven wouldnt be a bad bet and would of course draw players/keep others i reckon - my gut instinct is that it is grant, looking at the players we signed as well and the areas they came from and other connections these could have to grant and 'potential' buyers all seem to point towards avram grant being the name...
sven over grant for me, but i reckon grant is near enough nailed on.
pompeyrug
MFFP
Yeah I think we all thought that to be honest - As for Curbs I'm sure that he can't take another job until his compensation claim with West Ham is settled - I think that more or less rules him out (for now) I'll do some digging and see what I can find
Chix
Rug
Morning Landlord -Well we saw this coming but not at this time did we ? Grant is (of course) the bookies favourite but for me he just doesn't have the presence that a team like Pompey need (come to think of it neither does Sven !) but whoever it is I just hope they can keep us up.. I was down after the result on Saturday but upbeat about the effort and performance - I hope we don't go backwards..
Chix
Firstly, however he is, let's hope it works. There are still enough games left where I believe we need to win at least 5 matches. I'd take Sven, I'd even take Nancy if she could organise the team. Avram would seem favourite.
storagematt
Good luck Tony - thanks for all your efforts. I have a lot of respect for him, genuinely nice guy and through and through football man. BUT I am also very very relieved - I'm sorry, but I am - the good of Pompey football club has to come first, and he's not got enough experience to keep us up. I would love to see Sven come here - if not, Avram Grant, who has history at Pompey and was unfairly sacked from Chelsea. Curbishley, though is a non starter. By the way, I missed MOTD2, any chance of a link to it?
tracyc
With the money that seems to be available we'd b e lucky to get Norman Wisdom. However...Sven would be an announcement that would quicken the heart rate. Curbs wouldn't affect my blood pressure at all, I'm afraid. Luckily the decision about who gets the job will not rest on my cardiovascular condition even though the outcome of the decision is bound to affect said blood veins in forthcoming matches.
hammersmithblue
Storagematt
Spot on mate as I said earlier as long as they can do the job... One names being suggested in the vital forum is Paul Jewell He has survived two relegation battles and is currently out of a job. Personally I like the bloke, he'd be cheap and has a 'man of the people' feel about him.
Chix
Tracyc
Well said re Tony Adams - A nice bloke who tried hard but just couldn't (for whatever reason) turn it around. (I'll see if I can get a link to MOTD2 for those that missed it - But if anybody has one please save me a job!)
Chix
HSB
Morning Sir. Teaching comedy this morning then (lol) Mr Grimsdale is also available I hear. Are you ruling yourself out ?
Chix
Avram Grant, is the only manager ever, that took Chelsea to te CL final(even mourinho didn't do it and he has much more time than grant). And we have to remember that Grant's team was better than ferguson's team, in that final and even during the year AG beat pool, manchester and arsenal in their best form, what scolari couldn't do. AG got from mourinho the team when it spotted 5-6, lead it to second, head to head with manchester. If pompey will reach AG, it'll be superb, like he changed the bad momentum of chelsea last year and lead them very high, i think he will save pompey from big big troubles this year and next year will take it upstairs.
alonrose
Being Israeli, able to fill in a team sheet at a multi-billion pound club and, in the past, associated with Pompey does not mean you can manage a poorly performing football club. Grant is not my choice but then I don't who would be. Adams would have sorted it eventually. I do fancy Nancy, though, so if the job comes with a complimentary seat in D section of the South Stand, row K, seat . . . . . . . I'm sure you get the idea.
Et_tu_Pompeii
alonrose
Thanks for your comments but i'm not sure that ALL Chelsea fans would agree with you - He did indeed take them to the CL Final .. but using Jose team... Can you name two successful signings he made ? Also the Chelsea fans (i think) protested against his appointment.. but maybe that was more about Jose going than Avram himself - All that said he does seem to be coming out as favourite this morning so if appointed I really hope you are right.. and we progress up the league
Chix
Et_tu
(lol) Does that leave Ulrika for me then ? Seriously I can't help but feel that Tony would have sorted it and I still do not understand the timing.. There must be more to this than meets the eye.. Something is afoot I'm sure.. Annoucement by PFC @ 11am we have heard... but it might be just confirming that Adams has been sacked.
Chix
Every manager, use the team of last manager. look what scolari do with Chelsea this year. Avram Grant was much better than him. you can't change all the team players on one year(and you don't need), but you need to take them high with a grear prepformence and that's exactly what did AG with Chelsea. Chelsea fans, just can dream now, that scolari's chelsea, will be only closer to AG'S chelsea. we can all see the differences in the ability.
alonrose
BTW - Grant signed Anelka, the better scorer of chelsea this year.
alonrose
alonrose
So as a Chelsea fan are you saying that Avram was better than both Jose and big Phil? .. I'm still waiting for those two good signings he made ;)
Chix
alonrose
I know he signed Anelka but then so does every club at some stage - he is the most paid for player in footballing history - I also think you'll find that Grant used Anelka on the wing and his scoring record was pretty poor under Grants reign - Anyway Anelka is one and .. hence the reason I asked for 'two'
Chix
BTW - You most welcome Chix.
alonrose
I am not a big Fan of any team(if to be honest). just saw the differences between chelsea this year to chelsea of last year. Grant's chelsea is way better than Scolari's chelsea, like the east far from the west. And i think that for pompey, a manager that reached the CL final(as the better side, against ferguson) can be a great signing.
alonrose
Just picked up that Slaven Bilic announced his intention to stand down as manager of Croatia last month - He said he'll finish after the WC qualifiers ..but maybe he has had second thoughts .. Come to think of it Croatia have a game this week so I doubt if he'll be in the running yet .. but then again so does Sven and he's in the running..umm I wonder ..
Chix
alonrose
It is true he has experience of a Champions League final but personally I'd rather we had somebody with experience of a relegation battle - Afterall that's what Pompey need right now..
Chix
great stuff Chix. Just as the window shuts and I thought we had seen the end of these debates Peter(a man of the people) Storrie, and S(L)asha decide they will help the Vitalites, and their esteemed artice-ist Mix it up Chix, by throwing another dice... on a serious note Robertpog has tapped into my brainwaves i think because i was wandering if another manager will have chosen the Greeks. cant see Curbs, ince , keano Boothroyd picking the greeks so on that line of inquiry i feel it can only be Grant, Sven, or Bilic. I suspect we ill make Linvoy and Sol joint managers...well ,not really, we know its Grant dont we
plymouth graham
Slaven Bilic is a great shout - I met him in Croatia and sung Pompey's praises to him, so the seed has been planted, no worries! In fact when I met him, he told me he had been in Portsmouth literally 3 days beforehand, staking out Niko. Never thought I'd say this, but shame Adams was sacked - 2 of Liverpool's 3 goals were defensive lapses and thus should NEVER have even happened - Lady Luck has ruined Adams' career!
PFCGino
Great shout on Sven, Chix but I can't see it happening. I'd take Bilic, Jol or George Graham. Pleaae don't consider Paul Jewell. Feel bad about about Adams; worked out that if a game lasted only 85 minutes, we'd still be in the UEFA cup and we'd be 8th in the league.
NinjaTim
another name i think should be thrown into the frame ... quite unlikely to happen but here goes anyway ... martin jol! ruddy good manager at spurs, unjustly sacked for coming in top 6 three years in a row. i would take top 6 3 years in a row. bring him in!!! saying that, sven would be a great acquisition. i just cant see sacha forking out for the manager unless he has learnt from his mistakes. avram would seem the most likely! dont know where to put my money (sven 12/1!!!!)
pompey--pessimist
PG
I acted on your suggestion my friend. As for it being Grant ... I've my fingers crossed it ain't but alas I do feel the writing is on the wall - I just hope we don't go down with the Hamas .. get it !
Chix
Gino
Back in '68 in a sweaty club... Sorry wrong spelling.. anyway It Bilic does come we will certainly give you the credit.. but with the smooth comes the rough so if he is no good .. It'll be your fault (lol)
Chix
I have to say, I have my doubts about AG as alot of shouts were about the Squad being led by John Terry in the dressing room regardless of what AG said! His quiet manner and relaxed attitude are too similar to Tony's! Slaven Bilic (interesting) and what about Steve Coppell ! Did anyone see the look on Alan Curbishleys face last night on MOTD 2 when asked about it (didn't want to say too much and was looking right at the camera in a "please don't ask any searching questions" sort of way!). Hard Luck on Tony, liked the guy but the writing was on the wall - thanks to the lack lustre performance of the defence (predominantly). Would have liked to see him succeed but not at the cost of relegation. Decision made, appoint quick Pompey, but bear in mind us supporters will be judging the Hierarchy on their decisions now. PUP
BarneyArmy
Ninja Tim
Re the Sven shout.. I'm not expecting to get it right - I suggested 67 possible signings during the transfer window and didn't get one correct.. but I've come from left field this time.. With Pompey it's never the person we expect... Welcome back Mr Redknapp !
Chix
Pessimist
Martin Jol good shout that man I haven't even thought about him.
Chix
BarneyArmy
I know a lot of Chelsea fans and they really couldn't stand him.. They reckon Steve Clarke ran the team and that's why Big Phil is struggling now... Now there's a name to throw into the potSteve Clarke currently assistent to Zola at West Ham..
Chix
Chix, A few of us mentioned Jol a while back but the opinion was that he wouldn't leave Hamburg. I mentioned Jol on this thread too - I'm prone to repeating myself and being a boring old fart!
NinjaTim
unless we offered jol a lot of dosh he wont come ... but hes on the bookies list!!
pompey--pessimist
my money is on Avram, Jol is doing too well with Hamburg, what would be really cool is if we got Klinsmann! just to fark off the Spuds!!!
nodster
we'll probably end up with a redknob.. but Jamie this time...
nodster
hes the pessimist ranks of the suggested names on this article. avram grant 6/10, roy keane 7/10, paul ince 3/10, alan curbishly 6/10, kevin keegan 4/10, steve coppell 6/10, harry rednob 7/10, aidy boothroyd 6/10, slaven bilic 6/10, sven 7/10. others that the bookies are putting into the mix: steve mcclown 6/10 (did a reasonable job at boro but has been shocking since, questionable england teamsheets scare me), gerard houllier 7/10 (good manager all round with good european experience), roberto martinez ? (dont know him to be honest), louis van gaal ? (again never heard), neil warnock 6/10 (fire in the belly), terry venaballs 3/10 (no thanks), owen coyle ? (dunno the lad), martin jol 8/10 (proven prem experience, good results, good team ethics, good team choices, since leaving prem has still done really well), darren ferguson ? (dunno the lad), dave jones ? (hmmm), david o'leary 5/10 (not sure he could offer anything). for all the ? if anyone wants to fill me in on the out of 10 and why! thanks, the very friendly pessimist (my job has just started =p)
pompey--pessimist
Tim
Sorry mate I forgot.. am I forgiven ? ;) But he would cost a mint wouldn't he and would he leave Hamburg for Pompey.. nah probably not.


Pessimist
Who else is on the bookies list ? I've not had chance to look yet ... Is Nodsters money safe on Avram, Klinsmann or Jamie ?
Chix
Pessimist
You did that before I asked .. ******y
Chix
those were the ones on willhill. b365 havent got a list yet. klinsman and jamies dads son isnt on there. avram is 2nd favourite @ 3.50, curbs is fav @ 3.00. your sven is a good shout for the long bet @ 11.00!
pompey--pessimist
hahahaha! =)
pompey--pessimist
Sven sounds good to me but I agree Grant is a shoe-in. BTW watched the game on Saturday on a large screen in a Liverpool pub, 200 Reds and 2 Pompey (had the wife with me visiting relatives) My cousin said he can't wait for Rafa to be sacked and the guys were saying that if Pompey had won Rafa would have gone. So, there's another name in the hat. Owen Coyle is the manager of Burnley and has done a good job.
Lemmi
I mentioned, many weeks back, Grahaen Souness. Not because I like him or want him but it was a name no one had come up with. Radio Solent suggested him amongst others, by leading a consortium in buying the club!
storagematt
rafa benitez .... lemmi you make me laugh!!!!! id eat my little finger if he came to us, but seriously he would wait for another CL side! =p
pompey--pessimist
Its a shame adams has to go i admire him for what he has done but i just couldnt bare with us losing some matches when we are in a fine position to win the game.Any way i wouldnt mind sven he would attract good players and get the team spirit back with his big reputation but i doubt he will come same with bilic.The links with Jewell , o'leary, boothroyd and that would be pointless.Jewell couldnt even buy a win at derby.We definately should not go from the championship and below. I wouldnt mind sven , Jol , guillet. But i reckon grant will get the job.I will bet money now Adams and metgod will go back to holland with feynoord.
stfc ballboy
Pessimist
Cheers mate that's a great help.. I dont know why S P O O K Y got *'d ?


Lemmi
Just show you how thin the line between success and failure is doesn't it.. Respect by the way for watching the game in those circumstances - I bet you couldn't hide your elation when Hermann scored !?


Storagematt
Souness is a good consideration and has done it at the highest level - Is he well enough though ? Also I like the idea of Owen Coyle but would need to know a bit more before I commit... For now I'm sticking with my 11/1 shot of Sven Time will tell I guess!
Chix
To whom who say that John terry support to the success of Avram Grant last year-> I'll answer-> that's exactly what a great manager can produce, that players will do their best! that's what mourinho did, that's what Avram did and that's something scolari didn't reach until now. The famous picture of John Terry, that cry on the shoulder of Avram Grant after the crucial penalty, that's what this game is about. it was a sad moment, after all Grant's chelsea was better than ferguson's manchester...but the winners takes it all, that's life. I think that all the managers in this level, know all the tactics, the difference between them is the man management.
alonrose
Pesimist, it wasn't a serious suggestion just another name for the press/bookies to speculate with. There's more chance of me being manager than Rafa, mind you he is loosing his marbles so you never know!! Hehehe. Just as a suggestion, how about the Moyesiah (he'd never leave Everton at the moment though). The wife desparately wants Mourinho as manager, now that'd be a laugh! I also believe the world is flat.
Lemmi
Ballboy
Jewell helped Wigan and Bradford survive so has been there and done it, but you are right about his reign at Derby.. Adams and Metgod back to Holland... A fair shout I reckon.. that or doing Tony's wifes ironing.. at least she'll be happy !
Chix
Chix - It was an interesting evening to say the least, try cheering with your lips sealed. Fortunately we were at the back and I had to face the wall, but when Babal missed I nearly wet myself laughing. The guys we were with were pretty good though and reckoned we should have at least had a point.
Lemmi
I can see Avram or bilic coming in and then Zahavi (israeli agent?) buying the club with a consortium and us becoming that feeder club that was touted a few months back... I would like Jol but he'd never leave Hamburg. i wouldn't want Sven, i got extremely frustrated watching england play boring football... grant is very good defensively and I think he could get the players playing better at the back. Bilic is a great guy, Croatia have played brilliantly under him with some exciting football, I would love him to come. As to the rest...they don't play exciting football or add anything to pompey... But I will support whoever comes in. PUP!
Bowlsey
Lemmi
Sounds like quite a night .. If it was me I'd be running around claiming 'we was robbed' all evening ! So Rafa to pompey was a joke.. but what about Gerard Houllier @10/1 - He could do a job couldn't he ?
Chix
alonrose
Are you sure you are not actually Avram Grant incognito - You do really rate the fella don't you?... I'm still waiting for that 2nd signing ;)
Chix
Just had a look on paddypower, Linvoy is quoted at 100-1!!, They've also got Dalgish at 50-1, along with Mark Hughes, Hoddle is in there with Poyet and Joe Jordan. Now we really are entering the world of Fantasy Football, who next George Bush?
Lemmi
so far from setanta i have heard souness , peter reid :s lol , Arvam grant , curbishly. If we are throwing names in like peter ried then we might as well go for Ruud Guilet. Done well at chelsea and newcastle his percentage of winning is good so why not ??? Setanta is intresting i was reading a journilist colum he has said that he rung arvam grant but he wouldnt comment on the job but he said he might later.
stfc ballboy
Bowlsey
I don't like the Zahavi connection at all but a point well made, just wish you hadn't reminded me of it - I hate the idea - So Bilic or Grant for you then eh.. I must admit Sven's football while England manager was very boring, but at Man City I think he showed what he could really do (at club level at least).. also uncovered a few good signings - Most Man City fans I know didn't want him to go .. But I guess I like you will support whoever comes in..
Chix
Chix - The Liverpool fans were calling him Gerard Foolier for a quite a while before he was pushed. Mind you he was ill and he is a good manager and likes the Premier League. Not a bad suggestion. Our problem is we're not fashionable and it's unlikely we'll get anyone leaving a club to come here, so that leaves the likes of Curbishly, Keane etc.
Lemmi
Lemmi
Linvoy @100/1 - I love the bloke to pieces but surely we don't need another inexperienced manager... unless of course we are going for the cheap option again - George Bush .. which one? Snr or Jr? lol


Ballboy
Ruud Gullit I like the sound of.. The Setanta phone call sounds interesting.. doesn't it !
Chix
just seen MOTD2 .... haha. is dave hunn eastneydave and paul morling paultsmouth? im not sure who the 'chix' guy was , was it you rug?! lol. kinda cool to put faces to the names. chix, loving the jamies dad, sandras husband banter, adrian loved it!
pompey--pessimist
AG has moved from 3.50 -> 2.50 and is now favourite!
pompey--pessimist
Pessimist
Dave Hunn isn't Eastneydave.. he couldn't make it I'm affraid. Dave Hunn is a life long Pompey fan who drinks in the Newcombe.. Only met him myself on Saturday.. A nice bloke... As was Kevn Day too. We did have fun doing it .. Anyway glad you enjoyed it and some free publicity for Vital never goes a miss.. So Avram Grants odd are dropping eh... Interesting..
Chix
Chix - I just see stats. I remember Grant come to chelsea when they spotted 6 in the table last year and played not so well and than Chelsea started to perform very well, with many goal scoring and great defence and finish second in the league head to head with manchester and reach for the CL final(as the better side). I think that if pompey will sign Grant, he will save it this year and pfromote it next year. he is avery good manager, but i do like bilic too. both are pesonalities, while bilic has this crazy for good personality, that can drive the players, grant has great man management, players play their heart for him(like lampard, john terry etc').
alonrose
i wasnt sure as daves desciption was portsmouth fan and not vital pompey member. at least thats cleared up and my day can carry on! haha. sky sports are playing the curbishly card quite a lot playing up his relegation battle credentials and has consequently gone down to 2.75 just behind AG!
pompey--pessimist
Yeah, i agree Man City were playing good football under Sven... I'll change my mind about him! if we get either Grant, Bilic or Sven i'll be happy. Grant may not be a great personality but he has pedigree and I'm sure he'd get the best out of the players...Sven would do well to attract some great signings...if we had money of course... But I still think it will be Grant or Bilic and we'll see the Israeli led takeover and become a 'feeder club'
Bowlsey
a few SS bookie has that may be of interest ... joe jordan @ 11.00 and gus poyet @ similar.
pompey--pessimist
ok so the board have decided its time for a change in manager but here is the pessimists most desired team sheet vs man city (bookings, injuries prevailing) 4-4-2 :: james (GK) ,, a traore (DL) , h hreirdarsson (DC) , s campbell (DC) , g johnson (DR) ,, n belhadj (ML) , a basinas (DM/MC) , s davis (MC) , j pennant (MR) ,, p crouch (FC) , d nugent (ST).... subs ashdown, distin, little, mvuemba, kanu, mullins, cranie. if you think its rubbish let me know, conversely, if you think the team is good let me know!!! i think whoever comes in needs to make a statement. i still believe there should be a % wage paid for those who dont play well, those that play badly should be fined.
pompey--pessimist
Don't think Jol would come to us - isn't he doing really well at Hamburg? Slaven Billic would be a good shout though. As far as Grant is concerned, re bringing in players - the window is closed we just need someone who can keep us up with the players that are at the club, bringing in players is irrelevant right now. I think the smart money is probably on Grant, but would personally love to see the Swede come here - or Billic. I hope Tony gets a job in Wenger's backroom staff, I think that would suit him down to the ground. I do wonder though if there is a club takeover pending . . we'll have to wait and see.
tracyc
Chix, of course you're forgiven. Anyone who winds up Adrian "Smug Git" Childs is all right by me!
NinjaTim
skybet have grant on 1.67 to take over. looking more likely now that this is true!
pompey--pessimist
Well it is anyones game at the moment. I will be sending my CV over to Peter this afternoon. My champ manager records speak for themselves and my ability at buying Barnetta three seasons ago and Martins show that I can spot an alright player. Oh plus I managed to sell Duffy!
sneakay
my record sneakey lies in the argentina leagues. i took the job at atl. tucaman, and after 1 season found myself getting closer to the relegation zone ... i was sacked. i stayed unemployed for 3 weeks and took the job at def. y justicia where i spent a lovely 8 year reign gaining promotion to the argentinian premier league and eventually winning the clausura and the copa libertadores. river plate recently offered me a job which i couldnt refuse and have recently won the apertura going for the double. i would love to take the job at pompey as my main trait is spotting young international players with lots of potential and mixing that with proven experienced players. of course, this is my football manager career and i would probably be the worst manager theres ever been (if thats possible!)
pompey--pessimist
Why isnt Guilt in the running ?? He better than Jewell , boothroyd and Ince who are more of the championship level.Guilt built a good team at chelsea then when Viala took over he got all the success. For me its out of Bilic , Sven , Guilt , Jol or grant . All good managers and know what success is. PUP. PS i want a manger in before thge city game !!!!!
stfc ballboy
interesting now as scolari has gone from chelsea ... the AG link is being destroyed!!!! im amazed chelsea have sacked scolari ... now what about him?!
pompey--pessimist
I've done my Fa level 1, do I get in the list Chix?
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