Can OGS be our own Zidane?

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    If he does really well in the next 5 months, he should at least be considered for the permanent position.
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    Rish Sawhney New Member

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    Did he win 3 CL and 1 La Liga before he was appointed Real Madrid manager? What an odd comparison to make.
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    Yes... if he won 3 league in a row then yes he can be our zidane.
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    If things do start to go sour and some fans start turning on Ole (although we are all entitled to our opinion) I will be very, very disappointed :(.

    Ole is a legend helping us out our time of need. People expecting Ole to perform brilliant things (Although I think he will do well) should just enjoy each game, see how the results go and just take things one game at a time and see how it goes. :devil:
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    Rish Sawhney New Member

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    Not if we never give him the job cos we're chasing big name managers. Thats basically my fear regarding United; that we won't take the leap of faith like Barca or Real to give the job to Ole. They're reaping the rewards of a risky appointment that could have blown up in their faces whereas we only go for proven names that end up blowing in our faces anyways.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    I feel the same buddy.
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    I said nothing about experience. Zidane was with the Madrid setup for several years before becoming manager. He was first involved with scouting then managing the B-team. This meant he was already integrated into the setup and so knew what most of the players were about. He was preparing to manage the first team.

    Ole was a casual watcher of this team until the board called him up, he was not prepared to manage these players and so will need time to understand the ins and outs. Considering that he has 5 months to work, it is basically not possible to have success like Zidane. He'll be spending most of this time learning about the squad.
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    Well we've given him a try. Let's see where we are at the end of the season.

    It's embarassing to compare him to be our own zinedine zidane when he has managed 1 game.
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    I agree. Sometimes its simply finding the right fit for the setup.

    The players may really take to his coaching style. And play with freedom not afforded under Jose. He will fit in well with the financial aspect making Woody and the board happy.

    Im a bit concerned about his tactical nous is all.
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    It's a no-lose situation for Ole, if he gets the club winning consistently again and has the team playing in the traditional United way then he would have performed nothing short of a miracle, should the opposite occur; the team continue on the downward spiral set by his predecessor, well, it was to be expected. Ole will be spared any criticism, rather the blame will be placed firmly at the feet of the owners and the players if it goes south.
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    That is optimistic. I think we got a chance, but still there are much bigger favorites out there.
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    Nikelesh Reddy Full Member

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    This.
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    Only about today's game:D
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    Following last saturday’s result against Cardiff expectation levels on here have gone off the Richter scale! I prefer to have a more balanced realistic view.

    Therefore anything less than a 8-0 result against Huddersfield is totally unacceptable! :devil:
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    He's won one game.
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    @Damien Considering that a lot of us are expecting us to score more than 5 one of these days (and we all know we will do that, its just a matter of time), could you please add in more options in the Score Prediction dropdown?
    Thanks!
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    anant Full Member

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    So?
    He'll win 33 more from now till the finale on 26th May
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    We used to, but people abused it too much with daft predictions.
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    But we still do it, no? like the 0-5 losses we were predicting earlier
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Better than the 9-7, 9-8, 9-0 predictions there used to be.
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    You had one task...get the scoreline right, and failed even at that.
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    They can make risky appointments. They have two competitors. Real Madrid have had a bad season yet in champions league spots. We had a bad season and like 10 points behind.

    The Madrid and Barca teams usually filled with world class squads whilst ours needs rebuilding.

    The big name approach is working for Cuty and Liverpool. It’s always worked for Chelsea most of the time. The difference is we hired a few duds and that will happen.
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    My main point was that Solskjær was a part of the staff at United. Ha was a part of SAFs coaching staff, and then managed the reserves team, including a certain Paul Pogba, from 2008 to 2010. In addition to that has more experience as a manager. He also played for the club for 11 years. He knows the club.
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    None of that is all that relevant to winning multiple CLs. Knowing the club doesn't mean you don't need to learn about the squad, to adapt his system to the personell, to adapt to the league etc.

    Zidane's success had nothing to do with 'knowing the club'. He had worked with many of these players as part of the back room staff. He also inherited a squad stacked with world class players like Marcelo, Ramos, Kroos, Modric, Bale, Ronaldo.

    Him knowing the club leading to success is just romanticism and fantasy. There is so much more to it that knowing the club is only just important for fans.
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    That's where the experience form managing 400 club games and experiencing both relegation and trophies kicks in. Him knowing the club means he won't be shocked of the clubs sheer size like Moyes did, and that he knows what's demanded of him and the players.

    One thing they do have in common is that few thought Zidane would succeed as well. Writing Solskjær off is just as stupid as saying he will have the same success as Zidane or Guardiola.

    He obviously won't win three CL on the trot, but he still might be a good manager for the club.
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    I'm not the one writing Ole off, that's the club that did it.

    I have said that I would have liked Ole to be given a two year contract so he can have a good go. But he's been hired as interim manager. The club have not backed him as a proper manager, and so the chances of him winning the big competitions is slim to none.
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    What's the rush in awarding Ole a full-time contract when the board can use the next 6 months to not only assess his performance in the role but look for more suitable candidates in the event that it doesn't work out for him - namely Poch.

    Ole seems to be perfectly content in a part-time role.
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    Best post I have ever read, hands down
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    I'm over than impressed with Ole. Magnificent work from him and Phelan for now. Ed should focus on DOF now and let the manager's position decision wait till Feb or so.

    Tactics, lineups, subs, giving youth chances, club's legend. He's ticking every box so far.
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    13 Points off Citeh as they slip to a defeat against Leicester City and face a resurgent Saints away and Liverpool at home.
    Spurs and Liverpool kind of won their games and didn't drop any points yet but I'm already sure OGS is fixing it up right this moment with Sir Fergie
    5 points from top 4 already with Chelsea and Arsenal having late games. Will update if there are more dropped points. (I have Alonso and Aubameyang in my FPL team, if that's not a jinx I don't know what a fecking jinx is)

    Heil OGS
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    Where are the non believers now?
    OGS is winning us the treble this year and septuple or whatever it is for the next 25 years!
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    I absolutely hope he can. Would be really awesome. :devil:

    I'm definitely enjoying the ride right now. The football is good, the team looks like they are having fun and the results are also quite good.

    Won't deny there isn't any work ahead of OGS and his team but so far it's damn good to see the team play like that.
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    I'm happy to just sit back and see how it all pans out without getting too worked up about what ifs.

    That said, you do address one point that's been bugging me for days with people going on about Ole failing at Cardiff... anyone reckon Zidane would have done better? Seriously?

    I'll tell you what sort would do a better job with the shite squad they had: Big Sam, Pulis, that lot. Does it mean we want that sort of manager? Don't think so.
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Optimists Unite?

    Count me in!
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    I’ll take Solskjaer without any trophies for next 3 years if we keep playing attacking football and promoting youth- rather then Zidane and 3 CL trophies. Short term glory vs Manchester United’s traditions is a easy choise for me. No way Zidane would be here for the long term.
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    fishfingers15 Contributes to username and tagline changes

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    You are already in. so is @anant @Moby and it looks like a few more. I'll tag all of us and we'll have our own secret comunication methods soon. Leave the serious argument to guys like @antohan
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    NinjaZombie Punched the air when Liverpool beat City

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    I wonder how many who are extolling the virtues of Zidane would have been behind Real's appointment of him back then.