CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Berxwedan Zinar » 23 Mar 2018 15:21

I'm just grateful that we've broken from the failed Stam experiment by bringing in a manger with connections to high-profile clubs who will try to institute a patient passing game.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by The Reverend » 23 Mar 2018 15:23

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TheLawnMowerMan Wikipedia (the font of all knowledge) has his younger brother born in Reading. Does this mean that Paul grew up in the mighty borough that he now hopes to save?


has defo lived in an RG postcode. spent some time living in crowthorne, (yay)
where his father apparently committed suicide by drinking weedkiller :shock:


As chants go, mate, it needs a bit of work.


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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Stranded » 23 Mar 2018 15:51

More than happy with this appointment. His style will complement the academy whilst he should be able to tweak the way the first team play to make them stronger.

Good match and hopefully will be very successful over the next 8 games and then 3 years.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by John Madejski's Wallet » 23 Mar 2018 15:59

Berxwedan Zinar I'm just grateful that we've broken from the failed Stam experiment by bringing in a manger with connections to high-profile clubs who will try to institute a patient passing game.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Eaststandman » 23 Mar 2018 16:04

Sounds like evolution rather than revolution which is probably best, let's give the man a chance, his coaching pedigree is fine and it is true that under Stam they didn't understand or do what he wanted so no loss at all really!


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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Hendo » 23 Mar 2018 16:10

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To be honest he has played like he has no ankles since he joined Reading.


Harsh, he was consistently one of our best players until the last year or two.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Hound » 23 Mar 2018 16:17

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To be honest he has played like he has no ankles since he joined Reading.


Harsh, he was consistently one of our best players until the last year or two.


Even first half of last year he was our best player probs

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Gunny Fishcake » 23 Mar 2018 16:21

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Gunny Fishcake I agree let's get behind the new manager, but why in god's name have they given him a " long term deal"

Yet another example of gross negligence by Gourlay.

After the Stam debacle it defies belief.

You sound like a font of joy and positivity, will you be my friend?


I'd be delighted , I'm not a misery git honest, just expressing an opinion ......if that's ok ? :wink:

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Re: CONFIMRED Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Woodcote Royal » 23 Mar 2018 16:29

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Did they mention he has had two managers jobs and got sacked in both??


So we should have excluded anyone who has been previously sacked in our selection process :roll:


Didn't we do that with Stam?


Did we? If you are saying Stam had never been sacked that doesn’t mean we refused to consider anyone who had been which was surely the point myself and others were making.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by MoorgateRoyal » 23 Mar 2018 16:48

Reasonably happy with this.

Hopefully he can gee up a squad which, on paper, should be nowhere near the relegation zone and get those few results to pull us away from it in time to enjoy the last couple of games, then look to build from the start of next season.

He's got some good contacts in the game, so maybe we can get some decent players in. Failing that, maybe he'll get Ancelotti down to help out.

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Re: CONFIMRED Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by muirinho » 23 Mar 2018 17:32

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So we should have excluded anyone who has been previously sacked in our selection process :roll:


Didn't we do that with Stam?


Did we? If you are saying Stam had never been sacked that doesn’t mean we refused to consider anyone who had been which was surely the point myself and others were making.

Only on Hobnob :|


My point, as I'm sure you are fully aware, is that we selected a manager who had never been sacked (may not have been a criteria, but it's a fact). And it turns out that selecting a manager who has never been sacked doesn't necessarily get you a better manager than selecting one who has been sacked, and, if you did use it as a criteria, would mean you have very very little choice.

All managers are either (a) brand new, (b) so unreliable they walk at the first hint of trouble/better offer or (c) have been sacked before.

Even Arsene Wenger has been sacked twice.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Awayawayaway » 23 Mar 2018 17:48

Have the other coaches gone too?

Rumors tonight that Tevreden might be a ginner in the summer.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Snowflake Royal » 23 Mar 2018 17:59

Awayawayaway Have the other coaches gone too?

Rumors tonight that Tevreden might be a ginner in the summer.

Beasant and Gilkes stay, Ulderink and the other one who arrived with Stam go with him.


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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Hound » 23 Mar 2018 18:03

Be surprised if BT is here next year. Conspicuous by absence today

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Awayawayaway » 23 Mar 2018 18:09

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Awayawayaway Have the other coaches gone too?

Rumors tonight that Tevreden might be a ginner in the summer.

Beasant and Gilkes stay, Ulderink and the other one who arrived with Stam go with him.


Ok good. So the Dutch experiment is over ISH.

Yeah I think BT will be gone soon. I know it's only words but Clement came across well today I thought. He had Derby 5th in Feb which can't be bad. Had they kept him who knows where they'd be.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Awayawayaway » 23 Mar 2018 18:10

Hound Be surprised if BT is here next year. Conspicuous by absence today


Same.

Let's get safe then it will be an interesting summer. Something comforting in having an English manager in charge again.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by John Madejski's Wallet » 23 Mar 2018 18:14

JR I think this is an absolutely superb appointment.

Clement has got massive potential and it just feels right to have him at Reading - a perfect match.

You certainly can’t knock someone with experience at PSG, Bayern, Chelsea and Real!!

I couldn't give less of a fukk where someone coached.

Good coaches =/= good managers

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Longhorn1970 » 23 Mar 2018 18:22

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JR I think this is an absolutely superb appointment.

Clement has got massive potential and it just feels right to have him at Reading - a perfect match.

You certainly can’t knock someone with experience at PSG, Bayern, Chelsea and Real!!

I couldn't give less of a fukk where someone coached.

Good coaches =/= good managers


He's already proved he can't manage

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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Longhorn1970 » 23 Mar 2018 18:23

JR I think this is an absolutely superb appointment.

Clement has got massive potential and it just feels right to have him at Reading - a perfect match.

You certainly can’t knock someone with experience at PSG, Bayern, Chelsea and Real!!


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Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

by Longhorn1970 » 23 Mar 2018 18:26

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JR I think this is an absolutely superb appointment.

Clement has got massive potential and it just feels right to have him at Reading - a perfect match.

You certainly can’t knock someone with experience at PSG, Bayern, Chelsea and Real!!


He has the contacts, both here and abroad, which should enable access to some players that we otherwise wouldn't have. And if we somehow get promoted, he has PL experience, too. You never know how things will pan out, but he brings a fair amount to the table. Will be interesting to see how many of the existing players he likes, or doesn't. Heard he's a big Chris Gunter fan. :wink:


You think we're gonna be signing people from Bayern and Real lol ! The guy also has a rep for unadventurous football and taking Swansea to the brink of relegation.

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