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Friday, 20 December 2013

So why on earth have Watford appointed Sannino?

I know Watford can't expect to attract an AVB or a Jose, but why on earth have they appointed Sannino? I mean, what is there in the guy's record that screams out, "Give us a job?"

Had a little bit of patience been shown, Malky Mackay might have returned for some unfinished business. He has a track record in the Championship and, of course, has strong ties with the Hornets. However, as I blogged earlier in the week, the speed of Sannino's appointment suggests that he was lined up before the invitation was given to Zola to walk out of the door with his head held as high as is possible when you are only 5'5 tall.

But why worry about a manager's CV? All that matters to the Pozzos it seems is that the appointee is Italian! And having failed with the big name Italian, they've now opted for the Nobody Italian, presumably on the basis that a guy who only played football at  non league level will not be filling the Watford players' heads with any notions of total football; unless by total, we mean total crap football of course!

Bloody hell Warnock is out of work, and he has an impressive record in the Championship but, again, he has the problem that he is British!

Sannino, Mackay or Warnock - who knows the Championship best? Who has a track record of success in the division? And who would you put your money on to inspire a promotion charge as soon as he steps through the door?

I would be amazed if Sannino is ticked in answer to ANY of those questions.


23 comments:

  1. There's a piece that came out from In The Wolf's Mouth. It was superb, then you get this.

    It reaffirms for every yin there's a yang.

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  2. Once a wanker, always a wanker, now don't forget to check the turkey, please under cook it, that way it guarantees food poisoning! Check out your kids toys too!

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    1. Now hang on, that's a bit harsh. He hasn't lost a game yet so calling him a wanker is very unfair!

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  3. what a fucking prick you are.

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  4. You haven't got a fucking clue about the way Watford work ... you are also judging someone without actually seeing his work. When Adkins got sacked at Southampton last year, the Saints fans were up in arms .... one year later and Southampton are playing excellent football and have a team full of potential Internationals .... give the guy a chance and then post your drivel ...

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  5. Jesus this is lazy. I guess the same stunted logic that deems Vialli and Zola to be good managers because they were great players is going to try the pin an anti- British agenda on our club. Only a West Ham fan could make a football article sound like a BNP advert.

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    1. Jesus this is lazy. All I am saying is that there are better qualified British managers out there that this Sannino guy. If the Pozzos' priority is the Prem, why haven't they selected on the basis of horses for courses? It's pure coincidence that both of their appointees are Italian is it? I'm not saying Watford should only consider Brits, I'm saying they shouldn't select from an exclusively Italian shortlist. I know it is called the Treaty of Rome but that doesn't mean that when not in Rome we have to do as the Romans do!

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  6. Who are you to say what Watford should or shouldn't do anyway? It's quite simple really - the Pozzo family own the club, the Pozzo family make the decisions. That's the way of things in football - end of.

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  7. Guessing you don't support Watford and guessing you thought all the loans would return last season. This is pure lazy, xenophobic ignorance.
    Yes sannino may be a bit of a risk but trust me he is a calculated risk based on sound reasoning by football with a proven track record of success. Let's face it you know nothing about the man so what qualifies yours small brain to write such drivel???

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  8. This is complete xenophobic ignoranc.
    Yes sannino may be a bit of a risk but trust me he is a calculated one based on sound reasoning by football people in the know, with a proven track record.
    I'm guessing you don't support Watford and guessing you thought all the loans would return.
    And are you best friends with Malky or something??? What in earth makes you think he would drop down a division when he is making a name for himself as one of Britain's best up and coming young managers?!

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  10. West Ham have an English manager who knows his way around the leagues, they also play hoof football and are sitting in the bottom three, I'll judge this guy on his performance rather than his nationality.

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  11. Let me give you a prediction West Ham troll boy.................your bunch of hoofball thugs will be relegated this year and we will be beating you and above you in the league in a years time.

    As for Mackay if you had the vaguest idea what you were talking about you would know that he royally stitched up Watford when he left and therefore any return would be impossible. Knowing that however would involve research though and of course you can only do ill-informed and frankly childish ramblings.

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    1. Listen, Tottenham appointed George Graham and West Ham appointed Allardyce. I'm not saying Mackay would be universally popular, but I am saying that he knows the club, knows the Championship and has a better track record that Sannino.

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    2. Your comparison is as irrelevant as it is ignorant. Mackay did very well at Watford on a limited budget and then got Cardiff promoted by spending a huge amount of money on players and wages. Watford this time around don't fit either category but are somewhere in between so Mackay has never managed a club in a similar position. Also, after his spell at Cardiff his stock has risen and his next appointment will be in the Premiership - perhaps at West Ham who seem to be on a downwards spiral!

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    3. So what you are saying is that Malky is too good for Watford! I don't think so, and I suspect that had the club waited and made an approach following his departure from Cardiff, he would have jumped at the chance.

      You seem to be saying that Mackay has succeeded at both extremes so he can't cope with the middle ground. That is utterly illogical! And anyway, he didn't spend big until Cardiff were promoted, and his "big spending" is modest in the context of spending in the Prem anyway!

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    4. Not sure if you intentionally missed the point above. You are asserting that Mackay has a better track record but the truth is neither he nor Sannino have managed a club in a position similar to Watford's current one. At no point does it say malky wouldn't succeed again at Watford, just that he hasn't managed a club with a squad like their current one. As for Cardiff not spending big until they got promoted, the £90 million of debt tracked up before they went up is far in excess of the average championship club.

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    5. Ah, so you think Malky might succeed at Watford then? There's progress! As for Cardiff's debt, they couldn't borrow players off of two other teams owned by the same bloke!

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  12. Mackay went out of his way to undermine Watford and rip out it's best assets when he left; there is no parallel with the two frankly bizarre comparisons you draw.

    And anyway of course Graham worked out so well there didn't he? And as for Sam we all know how that's going to end.....

    Sannino has no track record in the UK or the Championship therefore your last comment is completely meaningless.

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    1. Well Allardyce guided West Ham to promotion, survival last season and to the League Cup semi-final this. If Sannino replicates that at Watford, they will be build a statue of him in the town centre!

      As for Graham, he was quoted to illustrate that being unpopular with the fans need be no bar to an appointment.

      As for your final sentence, that is the point! How can he prepare his team for opponents he knows nothing about? Do you think he has even watched a game live? Honestly, do you think he is a sensible appointment given he can't speak English, has a very very patchy CV and knows nothing about Watford or the Championship? That's all this thread is saying.

      I suspect that I have touched a nerve because you fear I may well be right. If I'm wrong, I'll gladly concede at the end of the season. What's our yardstick? A top six finish makes him an excellent appointment. Anything less and they might as well have stuck with Zola.

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  13. This is yet another article with opinions based on no knowledge of what is being written about. Watfords fast paced counter attacking football just didn't work his season because we have lacked pace up front. We need a change and Sannino is a great motivator, exactly what we need. He has great experience in lower league promotion and also keeping a team up in the top league. Just because you don't know anything about him doesn't mean the Pozzos don't.
    If you just did a little research you could have a decent blog here, it can be quite a good read. Keep trying.

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  14. Trust me a West Ham fan is incapable of 'touching a nerve'; don't flatter yourself. It's just truly bizarre that a Hammer keyboard warrior finds poor little Watford so obsessively fascinating.

    Your last sentence sums you up really; on left side if he gets in the top six he's 'excellent', on the right seventh and below, even if a big improvement on where Zola has left us, and he should not have been appointed! Again laughable logic that is almost child-like it's simplicity.

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  15. WHAM- Got smashed by the shit at Forest ! Ha ha you need to address the comedy that is East Scumdon than poor little Watford. Cretin.

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