The Wisdom of Gaffers

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An equaliser from Aldershot with all their fans, I think other teams would have crumbled. Not this Wycombe, not my Wycombe.

People are probably looking at things saying 'Wycombe have nothing to play for'. How wrong they are going to be because we have everything to play for.

Gareth Ainsworth, Wycombe Wanderers, April 2013.

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 14 April 2013 11:02 (six years ago) link

It's actually quite easy to try and run around when you're 1-0 down.

Kevin MacDonald, Swindon Town, April 2013.

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 14 April 2013 11:09 (six years ago) link

<3 wild thing

r|t|c, Sunday, 14 April 2013 11:12 (six years ago) link

Watching the FLS last night - parade of crop-haired managers in shirt and tie...and then, at the end, there's Deadbeat Gareth

Winningest franchise club of the day (imago), Sunday, 14 April 2013 11:13 (six years ago) link

(xp gareth ainsworth's pretty great too)

r|t|c, Sunday, 14 April 2013 11:13 (six years ago) link

DEADBEAT GARETH HOW DARE YOU

r|t|c, Sunday, 14 April 2013 11:15 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69WBKAAZR_I

a legend for all to see

r|t|c, Sunday, 14 April 2013 11:15 (six years ago) link

Think of this as retribution for yesterday's brazen revisionism

Winningest franchise club of the day (imago), Sunday, 14 April 2013 11:17 (six years ago) link

i dunno what ur even so faux-narked about bruv, he was out of our league within months of the ungrasped possiblity

every qpr fan will tell you of the alternate universe where we remained a well-managed club punching above our weight with a plucky mixture of the charlton and leicester premiership sides

r|t|c, Sunday, 14 April 2013 11:26 (six years ago) link

even now i still make little lists of lower league ruff diamonds i know we'll inevitably sign washed-up prem reserves in lieu of

r|t|c, Sunday, 14 April 2013 11:28 (six years ago) link

As long as you don't plunder Chris Solly over the summer, like

Winningest franchise club of the day (imago), Sunday, 14 April 2013 11:34 (six years ago) link

My attitude has always been to keep calm, carry on and take it one game at a time. That's been my attitude since 1 November.

Mick McCarthy, Ipswich, April 2013.

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 14 April 2013 15:36 (six years ago) link

I suppose across the board when you first introduce something new the fair/unfair scenario has to get sorted out somewhere along the line to find out how you have to tweak it to make it better

Sam Allardyce, West Ham United, April 2013.

William Bloody Swygart, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 18:41 (six years ago) link

"Your Highway Code will tell you that when you travel at 60mph it will take 300 yards to stop, so when Andy's travelling at 15mph…"

Tioc Norris (LocalGarda), Thursday, 18 April 2013 08:21 (six years ago) link

All of them are must-win games, but obviously I don't expect to win all of them.

mizzell, Friday, 19 April 2013 14:52 (six years ago) link

martin allen there. need to find a transcript.

tsarnaev paleface (imago), Sunday, 21 April 2013 00:10 (six years ago) link

We have two more games to go, and we need to have a scotch, go to sleep and forget about it.

Paul Ince, Blackpool, April 2013

pandemic, Sunday, 21 April 2013 11:47 (six years ago) link

It's more difficult than you think - you've got a crowd expecting, you've got an opposition who are the market leaders and I knew Malky (Mackay) would go hard and their team wouldn't just back off.

Sean Dyche, Burnley, April 2013.

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 21 April 2013 17:36 (six years ago) link

market leaders

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Sunday, 21 April 2013 17:37 (six years ago) link

is dyche a mgmt theory dude

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Sunday, 21 April 2013 17:38 (six years ago) link

We need to tweak the nose of fear and stick an ice cube down the vest of terror.

Ian Holloway, Crystal Palace, April 2013.

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 21 April 2013 17:40 (six years ago) link

Dyche later congratulates Mackay, his players, his staff and his 'troops'.

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 21 April 2013 17:41 (six years ago) link

It was probably honours even in terms of playing and result and we shouldn't have even bothered; I'd have taken a point before we started. Instead of kicking lumps out of each other, we could've just settled it.

Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town, April 2013.

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 21 April 2013 17:47 (six years ago) link

Great credit to the players because coming in to this game it was another must win but it was one that if we don't approach it in the right manner you could get heavily criticised and heavily defeated here.

Brian Laws, Scunthorpe United, April 2013.

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 21 April 2013 17:48 (six years ago) link

There's all sorts of gaps between us and the winning level

Graham Westley, Stevenage, April 2013

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 21 April 2013 17:51 (six years ago) link

To get booed off at the end was brilliant. It makes me feel so good because it's testament to how far we've come.

Kenny Shiels, Kilmarnock, April 2013

RIP Muppet Fat Chef (onimo), Sunday, 21 April 2013 22:11 (six years ago) link

Persistence is omnipotent and it's important that when we make mistakes - which we did for their equaliser - we play it out from the back

Kenny Shiels, Kilmarnock, June 2011

you say potatooles (onimo), Monday, 29 April 2013 11:30 (six years ago) link

I am sure there are people at every club who doubt everybody. There are people that are doubters and there are people who believe in you and have faith in you and support that faith. The most important person to believe in what you are doing is yourself and, without that, it doesn't matter if someone else believes in you.

Kenny Shiels, Kilmarnock, March 2012

you say potatooles (onimo), Monday, 29 April 2013 11:33 (six years ago) link

What do people like in other people? They like mirror images. They like to say, 'He's not a bad lad, he takes a drink. He's not a bad lad, he's a Jack The Lad'.

Kenny Shiels, Kilmarnock, March 2012

you say potatooles (onimo), Monday, 29 April 2013 11:34 (six years ago) link

We have two red squirrels on our badge. The grey squirrel carries a virus that kills the red squirrel. Celtic are playing in grey on Sunday.

Kenny Shiels, Kilmarnock, March 2012

you say potatooles (onimo), Monday, 29 April 2013 11:39 (six years ago) link

Mission Impossible can only be achieved by special people

Congratulations DAVID FLITCROFT, Barnsley, May 2013, indisputably ILF Manager Of The Season

have a nice Blog (imago), Saturday, 4 May 2013 22:47 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Unfortunately, it's about scoring goals

Nigel Adkins, Reading, May 2013.

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 19 May 2013 22:34 (six years ago) link

haaaa

um, airhead (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 May 2013 22:34 (six years ago) link

We'll correct the divisional status

Roberto Martinez, Wigan Athletic, May 2013.

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 19 May 2013 22:51 (six years ago) link

clipped tones of an ex military man who now works as a 'security consultant' and not even his wife asks

um, airhead (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 May 2013 22:54 (six years ago) link

they will. come the first of june.

bleeding like a stoke pig (imago), Sunday, 19 May 2013 22:54 (six years ago) link

He can keep on going as long as he can.

Ian Holloway, Crystal Palace, May 2013.

William Bloody Swygart, Monday, 27 May 2013 20:56 (six years ago) link

sometimes you make good sound decisions and sometimes with hindsight they are completely wrong

Mark Hughes, Stoke City, June 2013

r|t|c, Sunday, 2 June 2013 17:22 (six years ago) link

What do people like in other people? They like mirror images. They like to say, 'He's not a bad lad, he takes a drink. He's not a bad lad, he's a Jack The Lad'.

since he's now sacked I just want to say I read this quote over and over. it's like some sort of casual philosophy the like of which i've never seen.

Shamrock Shoe (LocalGarda), Friday, 14 June 2013 11:50 (six years ago) link

In his post-firing interview, he's still wearing his Kilmarnock tracksuit top. I don't know what to make of this.

William Bloody Swygart, Friday, 14 June 2013 20:34 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I feel he could help solidify us out of possession.

Tony Mowbray, Middlesbrough, June 2013

oppet, Saturday, 29 June 2013 14:20 (six years ago) link

He's grown up and become a bloke.

Gary Johnson, Yeovil Town, July 2013.

William Bloody Swygart, Monday, 8 July 2013 20:01 (six years ago) link

I'm sure, with the passion of our supporters, that he will respond on the big stage called Priestfield.

Martin Allen, Gillingham, July 2013.

William Bloody Swygart, Monday, 8 July 2013 20:04 (six years ago) link

_He's grown up and become a bloke._

Gary Johnson, Yeovil Town, July 2013.

think this might be my favourite - a touch of the fairy story about it.

Fizzles, Monday, 8 July 2013 21:14 (six years ago) link

in tears

reet pish (imago), Monday, 8 July 2013 21:48 (six years ago) link

“But the five that were out there on Tuesday are ours, they are Yeovil Town, we have Yeovilified them and it is so good to get that situation. "

Gary Johnson, Yeovil Town, November 2012

r|t|c, Monday, 8 July 2013 22:00 (six years ago) link

having only ever read it i still sometimes wonder whether he actually said it yeovil-ified or like yo!vilified

r|t|c, Monday, 8 July 2013 22:03 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRmV08vukd4

William Bloody Swygart, Monday, 8 July 2013 22:07 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I've done different things with this squad; I've (treated*) them like Championship players, I've took 'em to hotels

David Flitcroft, Barnsley, June 2013.

*I couldn't work out how to spell Flitcroft's pronunciation of this - 'trett', possibly?

William Bloody Swygart, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 09:40 (six years ago) link

We've got a live one in Motherwell's Stephen Robinson:

We lacked real men. They had more men in their team. I don't think they out-passed us or outplayed us. We played with no purpose. We passed for the sake of passing without trying to break them down.

When Declan Gallagher is playing with a high temperature and flu and he's the best player on the pitch for us, it tells you he's a proper man, proper footballer.

Players have a habit of making you look stupid, but that's the level of player we're able to recruit, and we have to educate them. That has to happen sooner rather than later or they won't play in the team.

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 17 August 2019 09:26 (one month ago) link

nice

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 17 August 2019 14:44 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

a treasure trove here from clyde's danny lennon:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49889805

"I would bring back national service," he says. "There you go.

"As a parent myself, we've only got ourselves to blame. I'm not saying we've brought our kids up badly, but most kids want for very, very little.

"There's no respect or discipline for people of authority now. You can even see kids, when the police stop them, actually videoing the police questioning them. It's incredible.

"With the way you handle younger players now, there are very, very little that can take constructive criticism well, it's just the soft generation we have. As long as you're honest and can back criticism up, the players have got to come round to your way of thinking and you find a solution together. It's not us and it's not them; it's we."

"Give me 20-25 kids, and I would take them away to an island for five years where nobody could get access to them and then bring them back," he says. "Discipline, total football, no outside influence, and work with them daily. I would love somebody to invest in that for three years to see where it could take you.

"In Spain, they do that to a certain degree. The infrastructure and housing clubs have for kids from all over Spain, they have them in there as footballers and give them that education. We've got technically gifted players, as good as there are in Spain. The difference is, I find foreign players are more aware before they receive the ball of what's in and around them.

"If you watch a wee sparrow on a fence, its head's on a swivel, it's always watching for predators coming. It always knows where the defender is, where team-mates are. It's that awareness we've got to improve."

less funny stuff at the bottom about him making the rapist david goodwillie captain of the side

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 20:58 (yesterday) link

Give me 20-25 kids, and I would take them away to an island for five years where nobody could get access to them and then bring them back,"


big jeffrey epstein energy

expedited frictionless convergences (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 21:03 (yesterday) link

"Give me 20-25 kids, and I would take them away to an island for five years where nobody could get access to them and then bring them back," he says. "Discipline, total football, no outside influence, and work with them daily. I would love somebody to invest in that for three years to see where it could take you.

Looking for 3 years investment in a 5 year programme.
Then it's Lord of the Flies.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 10:36 (twelve hours ago) link

"If you watch a wee sparrow on a fence, its head's on a swivel, it's always watching for predators coming. It always knows where the defender is, where team-mates are. It's that awareness we've got to improve."

That is great though. He did win the League Cup for St. Mirren, I'll give him that.

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 11:08 (eleven hours ago) link


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