HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:06 pm

This is the news we have been waiting for, shame it has come so late.

We need either an interim manager within the next few days (Nicholl?) to steer us till the end of the season and review the situation then or to write this season off completely, accept we are doomed and take time over a new appointment to make sure we get it right this time.

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:07 pm

VAT goes up today, forcing up the price of dvd's. No wonder the club acted. :D

All the best to the pair of them. O'Connor is still a legend and my 2nd favourite player ever :D

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:08 pm

m&m wrote:This should have happened after the 4-1 home defeat to tranmere on the 23rd October!


It is two months late, but better late than never as they say.

I was concerned the club would dawdle over the decision till after january.

However, thanks to our frozen pitch (and brizzle's), Hutchings was effectively sacked three games earlier than it seems. The new guy (whoever it is) still has those three games, the Dagenham one in particular could be key. Let's hope he understands the meaning of "must-win" and "six pointer."

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:11 pm

Evo Boozy Saddler wrote:VAT goes up today, forcing up the price of dvd's. No wonder the club acted. :D


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Plus it's still a bit cold to be rolling our sleeves up.

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Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:12 pm

Evo Boozy Saddler wrote:VAT goes up today, forcing up the price of dvd's. No wonder the club acted. :D


Funniest post of the season :lol:

And a close second to my Colin Lee one :wink:

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Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:26 pm

yoda wrote:5% think it was the wrong decision.

http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wal ... hutchings/


I just pushed it back down to 4.9!

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:36 pm

Back up to 5.32% now....... who on earth could have voted against the sack for CH???

(It wasn't me, by the way) :mrgreen:

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Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:36 pm

Welsh_Saddler wrote:Back up to 5.32% now....... who on earth could have voted against the sack for CH???

(It wasn't me, by the way) :mrgreen:


Dingles on their lunch hour?

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:37 pm

Welsh_Saddler wrote:Back up to 5.32% now....... who on earth could have voted against the sack for CH???

(It wasn't me, by the way) :mrgreen:


The Hutchings family
The O Connor family
Zippy
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:10 pm

Aldridge_saddler wrote:I have just had a funny look from the guy's at work as I did this,


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Around the office


You try doing it in front of 28 kids when the head tells you the good news.

I had to explain it away as exercising.

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:53 pm

Absolutely over the moon, lets hope we get a brilliant replacement to steer us in the right direction and try to get us out of this mess.

I might just renew my season ticket next season. :)

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Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:57 pm

Evo Boozy Saddler wrote:VAT goes up today, forcing up the price of dvd's. No wonder the club acted. :D

:D


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Comedy platinum!

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:17 pm

Thank god for that.

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:43 pm

Nearly brought my lunch back up as i danced around office having logged on Express and Star website.

Pick carefully Bonser, the short and long term future of the club lies with your decision.

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:53 pm

Interesting to note that while most players twweted the usual 'best wishes', a certain Mr Lescott was very defensive of Hutch;

"Listen walsall fans I understand your view on the manager because the results were not good but understand from a players point of view he was a nice bloke who treated us fairly and had our respect "

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Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:56 pm

yoda wrote:Interesting to note that while most players twweted the usual 'best wishes', a certain Mr Lescott was very defensive of Hutch;

"Listen walsall fans I understand your view on the manager because the results were not good but understand from a players point of view he was a nice bloke who treated us fairly and had our respect "


So howcome the players have obviously treated him like something they trod in. If they repsected him so much he would have still been in a job and we would have been half way up the league. Accept some responsibility you Pillock :twisted: :evil:

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:57 pm

Obviously I am referring to Lescott as the pillock, not you Yoda :D

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:22 pm

yoda wrote:Interesting to note that while most players twweted the usual 'best wishes', a certain Mr Lescott was very defensive of Hutch;

"Listen walsall fans I understand your view on the manager because the results were not good but understand from a players point of view he was a nice bloke who treated us fairly and had our respect "


Interesting comment, but in the dog-eat-dog world of professional football being a nice bloke who treats players fairly doesn't cut any ice on the field of play. Ray Graydon appeared for all the world to be a "nice bloke who treated players fairly" but his disciplined approach translated into much better results than this nice bloke.

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:30 pm

Nice bloke, obviously too nice as you all played like a bunch of girls.

Lescott is a joke of a player anyway.

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:54 pm

At last - common sense prevails. Let's just hope that it isn't too late!!!

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:54 pm

SaigonSaddler wrote:I would like to take the opportunity (on the off chance that this will be read) to thank Chris and Martin for their efforts and wish all the very best in the future.

It is unfortunate that it hasn't worked out but I sincerely hope they bounce back soon.

Good luck chaps!

Matt


I agree, they were both complete failures in football management and I can't imagine anybody ever employing them; they are rubbish.

Fortunately they can now seek employment more suitable to their talents :?:

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:25 pm

about time too , hope it's not to late .

25 games to save our season .

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:31 pm

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yoda wrote:Interesting to note that while most players twweted the usual 'best wishes', a certain Mr Lescott was very defensive of Hutch;

"Listen walsall fans I understand your view on the manager because the results were not good but understand from a players point of view he was a nice bloke who treated us fairly and had our respect "


So howcome the players have obviously treated him like something they trod in. If they repsected him so much he would have still been in a job and we would have been half way up the league. Accept some responsibility you Pillock :twisted: :evil:


They liked him as manager, because they had the easy life. They didn't play on the pitch because they knew they could get away with it. When Gray came off on Saturday, Hutchings patted him on the back. That was the problem, no discipline or nasty side to the management, which suits lazy footballers, hence players currently with us encouraging their mates to join. Macken > Devaney etc. You can imagine the conversation "get yourself down here, it's great. Easy going gaffer, we can do what we like and get away with it".

Players didn't like Graydon, because he was tough on them, but they respected him so played for him. We need something in between but not another Mr nice guy.

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:22 pm

At least the triple sacking has provided a nice advance birthday present to Metfanwy and 4143.

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:24 pm

Magic Man Fan wrote:
belgiansaddler wrote:
yoda wrote:Interesting to note that while most players twweted the usual 'best wishes', a certain Mr Lescott was very defensive of Hutch;

"Listen walsall fans I understand your view on the manager because the results were not good but understand from a players point of view he was a nice bloke who treated us fairly and had our respect "


So howcome the players have obviously treated him like something they trod in. If they repsected him so much he would have still been in a job and we would have been half way up the league. Accept some responsibility you Pillock :twisted: :evil:


They liked him as manager, because they had the easy life. They didn't play on the pitch because they knew they could get away with it. When Gray came off on Saturday, Hutchings patted him on the back. That was the problem, no discipline or nasty side to the management, which suits lazy footballers, hence players currently with us encouraging their mates to join. Macken > Devaney etc. You can imagine the conversation "get yourself down here, it's great. Easy going gaffer, we can do what we like and get away with it".

Players didn't like Graydon, because he was tough on them, but they respected him so played for him. We need something in between but not another Mr nice guy.

Completely agree. I for one hated the thought of Lee Hendrie coming here to join his buddies.

Can't help but think we need a disciplinarian now. If that means we have to sacrifice a couple of players who are adjudged not to be up for the fight, so be it.

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:43 am

The problem we have is that it could go either way. The better professionals at the club will welcome a more disciplined regime. The losers, of which I think there maybe too many will not appreciate having to work harder, and have more rules, so could cause problems.

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:24 am

Fray Bentos is God! wrote:You try doing it in front of 28 kids when the head tells you the good news.

I had to explain it away as exercising.


haha, I remember Friday lunch time on the field was always goal celebrations!



yoda wrote:Interesting to note that while most players twweted the usual 'best wishes', a certain Mr Lescott was very defensive of Hutch;

"Listen walsall fans I understand your view on the manager because the results were not good but understand from a players point of view he was a nice bloke who treated us fairly and had our respect "


Obviously your going to defend the man who gave you a contract. :roll:

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:04 pm

Magic Man Fan wrote:The problem we have is that it could go either way. The better professionals at the club will welcome a more disciplined regime. The losers, of which I think there maybe too many will not appreciate having to work harder, and have more rules, so could cause problems.

Agree. When Merson's reign ended, I think Broadhurst's main difficulty was getting us back to being a professional outfit again. As it happened, we were too far gone by that point.

Pretty sure the likes of Lescott, Gray and Jones would benefit from a kick up the backside though.

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Re: HUTCHINGS HAS GONE!!!

Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:37 am

Months too late but bloody glad he's gone.

Back to my beach holiday a happy Saddler, :)

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