Would you sack or keep Ole? (Poll reopened)

Sack or Keep OLE?

  • Sack Ole & appoint new coach ASAP

  • Keep Ole & back him to finish rebuild


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Robbie Boy

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It just sounds bitter bitching and moaning today. We've got third place which is fantastic. We're far from perfect but hopefully Ole can sign the players we need and take us forward. I'm still not convinced by him but he certainly deserves a chance.
 

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Lock this thread now please. This is a results business and this guy has finished 3rd despite a number of obstacles. All the doubters can keep it quiet until next season
This as well. It’s a negative for the forum to have this thread bumped after each and every game, same goes for posters both sides of the argument.

Let’s get behind them now and only bump this if things start going wrong.
 

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Reservations don't really matter for now, we got third and whatever the circumstances he's done his job. Good job Ole.

If we do lock this thread it'd be nice to discuss what needs to change without the snowflakes getting upset though.
 

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Lock the thread. Look how far we have come since last January. Glazers need to back him now. He's a special manager. He's got the results and look at the bond now in the squad. So many people base their opinions off one bad pass or one bad match. Time to think big picture.
 

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Still not sure about him. We were piss poor today for the most part. Again.
Have a day off. This is a day to be happy
 

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Lock the thread. Look how far we have come since last January. Glazers need to back him now. He's a special manager. He's got the results and look at the bond now in the squad. So many people base their opinions off one bad pass or one bad match. Time to think big picture.
Exactly.
 

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There is still major questions on Ole. The performance in the last few games where we needed to win was poor. But he has earned another season and atleast 3 major signings. Sancho, a CB and a CM. If he's backed properly in the summer, next season he needs to be judged properly. We can't have another season where we go through a period of good performances followed by a period of poor ones. There has to be consistency. I don't expect us to win the league next season but we have to be challenging. A front three of Sancho, Martial, Rashford with Greenword off the bench would be argubly the best in the league.
But that all depends if the Glazers are willing to spend. A budget of 150 mil + money from sales would be enough to get us the players we need to contend
 

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There is still major questions on Ole. The performance in the last few games where we needed to win was poor. But he has earned another season and atleast 3 major signings. Sancho, a CB and a CM. If he's backed properly in the summer, next season he needs to be judged properly. We can't have another season where we go through a period of good performances followed by a period of poor ones. There has to be consistency. I don't expect us to win the league next season but we have to be challenging. A front three of Sancho, Martial, Rashford with Greenword off the bench would be argubly the best in the league.
But that all depends if the Glazers are willing to spend. A budget of 150 mil + money from sales would be enough to get us the players we need to contend
Not sure there is much there. Smalling, Lingard and Pereira are the only ones who can bring 10+millions. 2-3 top quality signings are definitely needed though, and one of those needs to be Sancho.
 

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I trust that none of you who rant and rave here will take part in the celebration when we win? Such impossibly rampant negativity. Talk about being toxic.


Its pathetic. Cant be venting that much panicking, then be buzzing at end, basically crying the whole time and then taking the plaudits
 

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If you look at the squad and the management as a unit, he's still one of the weaker links. As the squads quality improves, he'll increasingly get closer to being the weakest link.

I'd still make the change if the club thinks there's someone else who can do better (without ripping up the squad in half)
 

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Ole out Poch in, Norwegian PE teacher, has only got Cardiff relegated etc.
 

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We probably should sack him if we want to win the league. This is his ceiling. Thing is, we might want to be happy to reach that ceiling for a while. He’s given us something more important: a team of players worth supporting for the first time since Sir Alex retired.
 

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Not sure there is much there. Smalling, Lingard and Pereira are the only ones who can bring 10+millions. 2-3 top quality signings are definitely needed though, and one of those needs to be Sancho.
There is also Sanchez who might get you around 10 mil. And Jones maybe worth 10 mil as well. Let say the budget is 150. Sancho will cost around 80. If you can add 30 - 40 mil in sales you might be able to get two or three more quality players in addition to Sancho as opposed to one.
But it all depends on the initial budget. But if there was a time to spend it would be now as there are lot clubs who are financially pressed and need the money so the market is more deflated than it usually is
 

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Ole done really well in fairness.

How many points off 3rd were you after drawing 0-0 with Wolves on 1st Feb? Meltdown from Leicester but tbh I'd have backed Wolves to finish above you at that point and you've finished about 10 points clear of them.

Win the europa and that's probably your best season post SAF with an exciting young team developing.
 

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Normally I wouldn't say this, and obviously this won't happen, but serious considerations need to be given for handing out forum bans to some of the irrationally toxic posters this forum has had to deal with over the last several months. They are a disgrace and don't deserve to call themselves fans of this club. Wouldn't be surprised if some of them are trolling and faking their support.
 

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I vote for locking the thread, maybe even removing the poll. Knowing what people know now I hardly doubt 25% would want to sack him now. Looks poorly from the outside for posterity.
 

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Normally I wouldn't say this, and obviously this won't happen, but serious considerations need to be given for handing out forum bans to some of the irrationally toxic posters this forum has had to deal with over the last several months. They are a disgrace and don't deserve to call themselves fans of this club. Wouldn't be surprised if some of them are trolling and faking their support.
At least one did get the ban the other day. The others have not been quite as bad, even if I disagree with the lot of em.
 

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We probably should sack him if we want to win the league. This is his ceiling. Thing is, we might want to be happy to reach that ceiling for a while. He’s given us something more important: a team of players worth supporting for the first time since Sir Alex retired.
:lol:
Amazing how you have super ITK about where he's ceiling is.
 

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Well done OGS. Showed we have the mental strenght to make sure we got top 4 from a bad spot.
I hope we can challenge for the league next season, but I have big doubts.
If we can get tactically better then we could challenge in CL too.
 

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Ole done really well in fairness.

How many points off 3rd were you after drawing 0-0 with Wolves on 1st Feb? Meltdown from Leicester but tbh I'd have backed Wolves to finish above you at that point and you've finished about 10 points clear of them.

Win the europa and that's probably your best season post SAF with an exciting young team developing.
Probably a few, but he was the manager from the beginning of the season. We have been quite good though since we signed Bruno.

I don't think that Ole has done particularly well (honestly, we can pretend that everything was normal but the seasons of Spurs, Arsenal and even Chelsea were worse than usual, and that contributed to us getting the third place a lot), but I would have been delighted with the third place at the beginning of the season if offered.

I think that now the time is to back him with some good players, and see how things stand in a year or so.
 

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He's earned himself (barely) the chance to finish his contract. The board need to add players of a high enough calibre we can compete with the top two.

I just hope we don't give him an early extension and approach it like we approach extensions for our top players. Make him earn it.
 

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On the premise of the result of the season it's a really big achievement. How we move forward will determine Oles trajectory as manager but he deserves a minimum of two seasons given the finale of the season.
 

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Wanted to bump some of those "will we get relegated threads" but they've been locked.

You know who you are lads. Hold your hands up.
 

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Oh believe me I am. Very happy actually. I'm just unsure about our manager but that doesn't change that.
It should do. There are days to analyse and there are days to celebrate. Guess which one this is?

We will look back in the weeks to follow and see this as what it is. Question the subs. Question how tired we've looked. Etc etc etc etc

The final result is that we've clawed back a deficit to finish 3rd. There is no telling what might have happened if we'd rotated and kept players fresh, but to dwell on that will send you mad. 3rd was the best possible outcome and we have achieved that
 

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I had massive reservations about him at the end of the year and was fully Ole out. I still have some worries.

However, with better players, he has shown a massive improvement. We seriously need more numbers because the drop off is crazy.

I said he needed to show us he was capable of something special, and he has, making up 14 points and 20 goals in a difficult, congested period.

Ole In or Ole Out, he deserves all the credit today!! Well done OGS. It’s time to back him in the summer and really see what he is capable of.
 

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Wanted to bump some of those "will we get relegated threads" but they've been locked.

You know who you are lads. Hold your hands up.
Ole did an amazing job, both results-wise, as well as quality of squad-wise, so far. With the budget he had - both are nearly perfect.

He deserves:

1. One more season
2. Respect and appreciation for job very well done
3. To be well-supported in the summer transfer window

We will see where we are in one more season. Right now - he's a fecking hero.
 

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Even after Ole secured 3rd place and an ECL place, reaching the semi finals of both domestic cups, and with the Europa still to come, there are so many people here that just can't give him credit. Pathetic