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Another uninspiring name?

Is that unfair on Brian Laws to say that he is 'another uninspiring name?'

Maybe so...

What we do know is that he is one of the 50 that has applied for the job, as he today told The News as much, not that he is giving much away: 'I have shown interest in the Portsmouth the job.

'But that is as much as I will say at the moment.'

I am not the least bit surprised to hear that Laws is one of the names 'in the hat' to become the next Pompey manager, although like a number of the 'apparent' leading candidates I cannot say that he really excites or appeals to me that much!

That said, with a limited budget, he has a decent track record so someone willing to work with budget constraints is what we will be looking at so maybe someone the likes of Laws is what we need to 'realistically' start accepting as being what we will get?

From the names 'in the mix' at the moment Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, lack of experience or not, is the one that 'excites' and 'inspires' me most of all, but is he realistic?

Only time will tell I guess...

From the others I think I would 'probably' have Mark Robins ahead of Laws, Mark McGhee and Sean O'Driscoll though.

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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 27 2011

Time: 11:42AM

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As John Lennon sang "Christ you no it ain't easy". And he's right, as a long standing Pompey supporter, to be associated with names like McGhee and Laws, is totally unacceptable to me. I just hope these are redherrings and our new owners are conspiring to get a decent manager to steer us in the right direction. After the trials and tribulations of the past couple of years, what we need is a decisive decision on a really good guy who will bring back the crowds and get us starting to play some decent football to boot.Not to much to ask is it? Come on CSI get it right.
Mike1954
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27/10/2011 12:05:00

Uninspired :-(
cornypomp
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27/10/2011 12:31:00

Carp
MickTait
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27/10/2011 12:50:00

I have shown interest in the Portsmouth job as well. Doesn't mean diddly squat.
uktony
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27/10/2011 13:03:00

i wonder if csi have considered leaving gw and sg as first team coaches and employing uncle avram as director of football to deal with off field matters and vast connections for transfers/loans etc and the press, also to help tutor gw & sg from coaches to managers,,,,, just a thought
pfc,steve
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27/10/2011 13:20:00

pompeyrug,, would it be possible to add uncle avrams name as dir of footy with gw&sg as 1st team coaches to the poll and see what others think,,,,,, we may well be surprised.
pfc,steve
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27/10/2011 13:38:00

Thanks Brian but, no thanks!
PompeyFcMad
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27/10/2011 14:15:00

to quote a great post on the news site... YAWN........................................................... Who's it gonna be tomorrow... lets see..Managed at this level, did so badly no one else has given them another job... ah there you go Simon Davey...who eles might it be.., Mike Newel ..Dennis Wise..Peter Reid..there all out there Harry basset too
plymouth graham
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27/10/2011 14:29:00

50 applicants??? As many are of low quality does that mean the position is not regarded very highly? And please don't let Avram back in.
PFCblue
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27/10/2011 15:00:00

At the end of the day, if they arent a tool, have a little bit of character and we keep on winning matches I dont care if Papa Smurf is in charge!
pompey--pessimist
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27/10/2011 15:12:00

Law's, Avram....Oh Pleeeeese Nooooooo
pentonpompey
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27/10/2011 15:49:00

Just watch as Eddie Howe becomes favourite AND .. he ticks all the right boxes... WATCH THIS SPACE for Chixy's hunch.. but it is no more than that .. a hunch..
Chix
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27/10/2011 19:04:00

I do think CSI are doing the right thing by taking time to find the right man, especially as Guy & Stu are doing such a good job in the interim. That said I'm getting sick to death of the rumour mill, you never what name's going to be trotted out next, and I'm going to do my best to ignore them all until something concrete is announced.
tracyc
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27/10/2011 19:24:00

Heaven help us, the A-Z of below average managers. If you are out of work you apply for anything. We currently are 'anything'. The longer the wait to appoint then the number increases. I'd take Avram back.
storagematt
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27/10/2011 20:00:00

Yea let's take Uncoe Avi back, I just love negative football; taking off strikers when you are in the game or - lets be fair- chasing the game , yep it always got my vote. Don't want MM's thuggish football and I seem to recall Laws had quite a bit to say about Pompey's demise at the time. OGS and Robbins are my favourites but I'd be happy with SO'D as well; prefer not Aidie B . I'm struggling to come up with 40 realistically in the UK or Europe tbh.
russellm
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27/10/2011 22:14:00

You've overlooked .. Alan Ball.. Jack Tinn & Brian Clough Russ !!!
Chix
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27/10/2011 22:44:00

 

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