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Speculation Appleton and Shakey to WBA

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by big_mac4824, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. big_mac4824

    big_mac4824 Well-Known Member

    Purely speculation however, it has been muted around the baggies that they would like these two to take the helm at West Brom. Pearson is also in the frame, not too sure if Appleton would cut and run seeing as we showed loyalty to him when Shakey was axed.
  2. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    Are they trying to keep it a secret, or do you mean mooted?
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  3. big_mac4824

    big_mac4824 Well-Known Member

    Apologies Jeff
  4. SJN-Fox

    SJN-Fox Well-Known Member

    The Appleton rumour was mentioned in the commentary for the West Brom game on MOTD.
  5. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    I think that Appleton could well turn out to be a better manager than Puel.
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  6. big_mac4824

    big_mac4824 Well-Known Member

    Hope he stays
  7. Skitzo

    Skitzo Well-Known Member

    Shakey will likely be out at Everton in the summer when Fat Sam gets sacked
  8. jb5000

    jb5000 Well-Known Member

    So why go now when all that compo is one the way?
  9. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    Who says it's happening now?

    The rumour for a couple of months has been that Appleton will go to West Brom in the summer West Brom are in no hurry to make a permanent appointment, they know they're going down.
  10. Robin127

    Robin127 Well-Known Member

    'arry is available.
  11. Rock Fox

    Rock Fox Well-Known Member

    rumours are spotty at best, so more like 'mottled'
  12. big_mac4824

    big_mac4824 Well-Known Member

    Listening to the baggies on talk spurs today they were slating Pardew claiming their squad was a top ten outfit, yet not one fan placed there situation at the feet of their players, who have been dogshit all season !
  13. FOX Franks

    FOX Franks Well-Known Member

    Based on? I’m interested as I don’t really know where Appleton has succeeded.
  14. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    Going by BN's posts, it's based purely on the fact he isn't Claude Puel.
    I reckon BN is related, or even could be, Matt Le Tissier.
  15. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    By his own definition, given that he has never been a Premier League manager, BN wouldn’t want you to take his opinion too seriously. It’s mere tokenism on his part, when he comments on their ability to do the job :023:
  16. Robin127

    Robin127 Well-Known Member

    Appleton was highly regarded by Oxford fans. In his one game in charge at Leicester I seem to recall the team playing much better football than in the previous few games under Shakespeare.
  17. FOX Franks

    FOX Franks Well-Known Member

    I’m not sure, he usually makes - IMO - some reasoned posts that usually have some logic behind.
  18. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    Did his apprenticeship at small clubs and seemed to learn and improve as he went along. He had some no-hope situations but grew through them. Did his last job at Oxford very well.

    Made a counter-intuitive decision to leave that comfortable position for a vulnerable assistant manager role because he saw it as his only way to get noticed. I respect that.

    Handled his period in charge very well. He talked sense and the players responded to him. Everything he said was thought through.

    I think he's got something. You only have to look at how his physique changed from his playing days to know how driven he is.

    He seems fiercely ambitious but smart enough to realise that he has plenty still to learn and is trying to do this.

    I tip him to be a very good Premier League manager one day soon.
  19. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    I see what you did there!

    I'm still annoyed that nobody bothered to understand the point I was making. It certainly wasn't this!!
  20. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    Don't all come crying to me when you finally realise that Puel is a dud and Appleton is off doing great things elsewhere.

    Time will tell of course . . . . I am wrong once in a while.

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