Woodward (old thread)

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Should Studward remain as CE of Manchester United?

Poll closed Apr 26, 2014.
  1. No - he should be sacked also.

    40 vote(s)
    22.6%
  2. Yes - he should stay.

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    77.4%
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  1. Apr 23, 2014
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    smallred Full Member

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    we had a poll running all season that had 58% of people saying Woodie no longer should remain as CE. interesting to see peoples thoughts now after whats transpired over the past 8 months AND especially how the club is being perceived today for the handling of Moyes sacking.

    so, does Woodward have your full confidence or you think we can do better?
  2. Apr 23, 2014
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    We can't sack him, he's on urgent transfer business!
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    NotoriousISSY $10mil and I fecked it up!

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    I say sack everyone. We went 26 years with very few notable sackings so it's time to make up for it!
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    DiseaseOfTheAge wants Amber Rudd to call him a naughty boy

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    Can't sack him.

    Not losing a manager and CE, in the same summer, again.
  5. Apr 23, 2014
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    It's probably too late to sack Fergie is it?

    And we'll get feck all for Giggs at this stage.
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    17Larsson Not a malefactor just a lagomorph

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    The thread title and the poll asking the question the opposite way around will confuse some of the Caf's posters
  7. Apr 23, 2014
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    Revan Assumptionman

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    Yes on the poll, no on the question. From what I have read about him he looks a very good CEO. I also think that blaming (exclusively) him for the transfer fiasco was so September-ish when there was the unwritten pact that we can't blame Dave but Woody on the other side isn't one of us, he is the Glazer's man so burn him with fire.

    On those reports about Mata he looked impressive, he did the job well with Adnan and Rooney, he thinks that Klopp is a 'genius' and he sacked Dave. I hope that he'll have the final word on the next managerial appointment.
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    Leave Woody alone !
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    Anderson's Cat AC

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    Sir Bobby out!
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    Shinjisan Account closed by request

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    He should go back to doing what he does best - sign endorsement deals for the club.
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    united_99 Takes pleasure in other people's pain

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    Noway! He has done alright and seems to be open minded and flexible.
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    DiseaseOfTheAge wants Amber Rudd to call him a naughty boy

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    Really should fix the title or the poll question so they're asking the same thing.
  13. Apr 23, 2014
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    Who are the potential candidates to replace him? It's important that I have the names of people who I know absolutely nothing about before I vote.
  14. Apr 23, 2014
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    Zak Smith New Member

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    He shouldn't be sacked now, but he should have lost his job at the end of last summer.

    His part in this seasons misery shouldn't be downplayed.
  15. Apr 23, 2014
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    Plugsy New Member

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    Given what Mark Ogden said in the podcast I listened to earlier; that Moyes was nicknamed 'Dithering Dave' at Everton and often changed his mind back and forth over transfer signings leading often to a final few days of panic in the window, I'm beginning to think perhaps Mr Woodward received a bit too much stick for his part in last summer's fiasco
  16. Apr 23, 2014
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    Woodzy Full Member

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    I think he is going to play an important part this summer. He must know that it's time to shut up and spend money.

    I'm still not totally convinced that Mata was Moyes' choice ever. Wouldn't be surprised if it was just so,etching to keep us sweet from our boy WoodwRd.
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    togg Full Member

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    No, sure he isn't as experienced as Gill...but nor was he at the start. He's a global financial go getter...knows what is important to sell the club and in the business world you so dam need these type of people. Will he learn about negotiation? Yes...because that is his business. Keep him...he's already made United a load of money.
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    Or maybe the fact that Everton never had a pot to piss in, much less piss away on players might have had something to do with it.
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    paceme Golly Gilmore

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    Yes. Let's lose the manager and CEO all over again in one season. Really helped us get our targets last season?
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    Amir Full Member

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    He had a part in the disastrous summer, but we did get Mata afterwards. We just don't know enough about his work to judge.
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    Plugsy New Member

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    Well the nickname was over everything, how he'd re-write programme notes over and over again was another example. if it's the case Woodward was having to chase moving targets until the final few days it would explain a lot.
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    No he shouldn't be sacked, but he needs to keep that beard growing. He looks foolish without it.
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    Moriarty Full Member

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    Wait and see how he operates with the new manager.
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    Lots of things would explain a lot, thats not to say they're not rubbish.

    Mad that Everton were happy to keep him for so long.
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    togg Full Member

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    I agree. Gill left, stupidly in my opinion if he really loved the club. Gill knew Woodward had little experience of negotiating, and obviously knew Moyes was a novice too at this level. Let's see what Woodward does now. He's not stupid, he's made this club so much bloody money, he knows that on field is where he can market.
  26. Apr 23, 2014
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Yeah! What he said!
  27. Apr 23, 2014
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    Plugsy New Member

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    Why would you sack a manager for dithering in the transfer market? I'm only going off what Ogden said, you seem to be hilariously personally offended by it all for some reason.
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    Kag Full Member

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    My gut feeling over the Summer was telling me that he's a total clown. I've seen, heard or read of nothing that's changed my mind. He's been blowing the trumpet to the press all throughout the season in regards to our war chest, so he is under an intense amount of pressure to conclude transfers.

    That said, I think Plugsy possibly makes a good point in regards to Moyes. The Guardian's Daniel Taylor reaffirmed yesterday that Moyes passed over Thiago due to a lack of knowledge on him, so the whole "Dithering Dave" tag probably does have a bit of credence.
  29. Apr 23, 2014
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    DiseaseOfTheAge wants Amber Rudd to call him a naughty boy

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    Wasn't Gill's decision taken before SAF's?
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    I really like the way he handled the Mata deal and that he sacked Moyes. Happy for him to stay.
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    Plugsy New Member

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    I think Fergie made up his mind to go first without knowing Gill was off but he didn't tell the board until after Gill announced he was going, or something like that. I could be wrong.
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    DiseaseOfTheAge wants Amber Rudd to call him a naughty boy

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    Sounds about right.
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    Sixpence Erroneously Promoted

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    Who cares?
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    Do I? Perception, obviously not one of your strengths.
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    Jaapster Full Member

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    He is a tossbag, he should have gone as well .
  36. Apr 23, 2014
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    ha_rooney Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Has to deliver this summer. He messed up last year, the whole leaving from Australia thing was a joke. Did well with the Mata deal, made the right decision to remove Moyes and now has to bring in top-quality players. Also, it would be nice if the kit deal gets sorted out.
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    Plugsy New Member

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    Maybe, it was just odd you went into full-blown sarcastic "a wonder Everton kept him so long" just because I pointed out something Ogden said.
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    JustAFan The Adebayo Akinfenwa of football photoshoppers

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    Well if he messes up this summers transfer window and/or the hiring of the new manager then he will not have Moyes to hide behind. He needs to get his job done and do it right. In all honesty heading into last summer his hiring worried me more than Moyes as he seemed to have zero experience in the job. also, when you consider that this side of the football business being known by others at other clubs can be quite helpful (could hurt also if they think your a twat), but overall it is good to have connections, what connections does he have?

    He still makes me nervous and if he does mess it up again, squarely the Glazers take a large share of responsibility for his hiring.
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    Crackers Coolest Cracker in the box

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    Keep him. He's lovable. He also learns quickly.
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    Successful Owes the Caf £25 (With interests)

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    I just hate the Guy.
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