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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2640 on: April 12, 2012, 10:24:22 PM »
Dein probably it will be, but in a higher up role. More of a 'suit'.

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2641 on: April 12, 2012, 10:24:23 PM »
The Times back page says Van Gaal interested in the position.

DOF?

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2642 on: April 12, 2012, 10:24:50 PM »
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What a bunch of wankers. Feel sorry for Carroll, hope he doesn't read this shite!

Or even better - I hope he proves them wrong.
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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2643 on: April 12, 2012, 10:25:27 PM »
Tony Barrett's article in The Times tomorrow:

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Kenny Dalglish has been told that his job is safe, but the Liverpool manager has been left under no illusions about Fenway Sports Group’s ruthlessness after the club’s owners dismissed Damien Comolli as director of football.
Tom Werner, the Liverpool chairman, having initially claimed that Comolli had left by mutual consent, later admitted that it had been necessary “to make the change expeditiously” because of the American owners’ belief that he “was probably not the right person to implement the strategy” that the club has put in place for future improvement.
Liverpool’s under-performance in the Barclays Premier League this season was cited as one reason for Comolli’s exit by Werner, as was a difference in opinion about the club’s future strategy and the owners’ belief that the Frenchman had failed to derive value for money from his transfer operations. They include the record £35 million signing of Andy Carroll, the striker who has scored only six Premier League goals since joining from Newcastle United in January last year.
FSG was also less than impressed by Liverpool’s response to the Luis Suárez racism crisis and the damage done to the club’s reputation as a result. Given his position, Comolli was always among those under most threat from any fallout.
Having decided that Comolli had to go, FSG did not even allow tomorrow’s FA Cup semi-final against Everton to prevent it from making its move. In an effort to ensure that stability was not jeopardised further ahead of such a crucial game, Werner made it clear that Dalglish’s position as manager is not in question despite FSG’s dissatisfaction with recent results.
“We’ve got great confidence in Kenny,” Werner said. “We feel the team is going to make strides in the future and he enjoys our full support.”
Dalglish insisted that he had no concern over either his own position as manager or the potential for Liverpool’s planning for the semi-final to be disrupted by off-field upheaval. “There are decisions made every week about the running of the football club and it is the owners’ prerogative to make them,” the Liverpool manager said. “We just go along to do the best we can, to get the best result we can for the club. I don’t need any reassurances. We have a big game on Saturday, that’s the focal point for us. Like everything else, we want a positive result and the best way to get that is to be fully focused on the match.
“The reasons Damien has gone are there. But he’s not gone because there was a problem in any way shape or form with myself in a professional or personal relationship. There was no problem with the position he held at the football club as far as I am concerned. It is unfortunate the guy has lost his job, that’s not pleasant for anyone. But it will not affect the preparation for the semi-final and neither would Damien want it to.”
Comolli, 39, was left “stunned and devastated” by his sudden departure, according to friends. He insisted that he had been taken totally by surprise at FSG’s decision to dispense with his services 18 months after appointing him.
He was informed late on Tuesday at a meeting with Werner and his fellow principal owner, John W. Henry. News of his departure was then passed on to the Liverpool players at a hastily arranged meeting at the Melwood training ground yesterday morning.
By then, FSG had already determined that it would not deviate from the director of football model despite its acceptance that Comolli was not the right man for the role. A shortlist for his replacement is yet to be drawn up but FSG has been impressed by the work done by Johan Cruyff in a supervisory role with Ajax and Chivas.
Sources in the Netherlands last night indicated that Louis van Gaal, who has been out of work since being sacked as coach of Bayern Munich in April last year, would be interested in the position.
On his last day at Liverpool, Comolli cut a relaxed figure, according to club insiders, and had set up meetings with players’ agents for next week as he looked to step up his search for a goal-scorer and a central defender. He even had lunch with Werner and Henry at Melwood and neither offered any indication of what was to follow that day.
As well as giving their immediate backing to Dalglish, Werner also gave a vote of confidence to Ian Ayre, the managing director. “We believe the senior management is very strong,” Werner said. “Ian Ayre is an outstanding managing director. We’ve got great confidence in the other people in football operations, and so the answer is there will be no future changes of significance.”
FSG also reached an agreement with Dr Peter Brukner that will see Liverpool’s head of sports medicine and sports science leave the club at the end of the season. His position is expected to be filled by Darren Burgess, the head of fitness and conditioning. The imminent departure of Brukner comes as no surprise as the Australian did not see eye to eye with Dalglish and his influence had waned as a result.

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2644 on: April 12, 2012, 10:25:54 PM »
The Times back page says Van Gaal interested in the position.

Oh good God.

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2645 on: April 12, 2012, 10:26:16 PM »
Would love to see Maddock say it AC's face.

that's the thing see, these journalists haven't got the balls to go up to the players they slag off, even the managers and tell them exactly what they write about them face to face
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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2646 on: April 12, 2012, 10:26:33 PM »
Van Gaal? Wow...wtf?

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2647 on: April 12, 2012, 10:26:56 PM »
Oh good God.

I'm going to get myself a Tony Montana sized mountain of beak, sit back and enjoy that ride.

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2648 on: April 12, 2012, 10:28:01 PM »
Word reaching me from the other side of the office is that it might be a little bit longer before the story goes up on http://t.co/eXK4aLnZ

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2649 on: April 12, 2012, 10:28:09 PM »
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Word reaching me from the other side of the office is that it might be a little bit longer before the story goes up on http://www.bbc.co.uk/football
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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2650 on: April 12, 2012, 10:28:20 PM »
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Oh good God.

I'm going to get myself a Tony Montana sized mountain of beak, sit back and enjoy that ride.

I would trust him to choose the best players though!

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2651 on: April 12, 2012, 10:28:20 PM »
Haha, love that article, it's so wonderfully Dutch. Someone's obviously mentioned Cruyff, Van Gaal has over heard and and thought "I'm not having that".
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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2652 on: April 12, 2012, 10:28:23 PM »
wow - they're paying out on 5 places in the National

is andy caroll running on saturday ?

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2653 on: April 12, 2012, 10:28:35 PM »
Van Gaal loves a fight doesn't he?

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2654 on: April 12, 2012, 10:28:37 PM »
Doing what? MD, finance director, chief operating officer... You don't just employ someone to wear a suit.
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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2655 on: April 12, 2012, 10:28:46 PM »
parrott wants us to wait now

grrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2656 on: April 12, 2012, 10:29:01 PM »
Hmmm, Tony's sure "fleshed" out some of the speculation, nice report!

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2657 on: April 12, 2012, 10:29:02 PM »
BBC must be loving the page hits at the minute.

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2658 on: April 12, 2012, 10:29:13 PM »
parrott wants us to wait now

grrrrrrrrrrrrr

Shock.

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2659 on: April 12, 2012, 10:29:38 PM »
is andy caroll running on saturday ?
straight through an everton backline to shoot us into the final

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2660 on: April 12, 2012, 10:29:42 PM »
BBC must be loving the page hits at the minute.

Reminiscent of the #guardianexclusive, no?

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2661 on: April 12, 2012, 10:29:48 PM »
is andy caroll running on saturday ?

No donkeys.

















Kidding.
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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2662 on: April 12, 2012, 10:30:20 PM »
The Times back page says Van Gaal interested in the position.

I'd like that.

Shit load of trophies to his name, big name, non nonsense man, knows his football.

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2663 on: April 12, 2012, 10:30:27 PM »
Reminiscent of the #guardianexclusive, no?

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2664 on: April 12, 2012, 10:30:28 PM »
Interesting that Barrett says Comolli was after a striker and a central defender? First one is a necessity, but thought we were ok with Agger, Skrtel and Coates next season plus Wilson and possibly Carra.

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2665 on: April 12, 2012, 10:30:44 PM »
Reminiscent of the #guardianexclusive, no?

Aye, it'll probably be a name that everyone has said anyway (Dein.)

When ajourno says really interesting in a tweet, it usuallymeans the opposite.

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2666 on: April 12, 2012, 10:30:45 PM »
I would trust him to choose the best players though!

Van Gaal - as a coach - has an exceptional record (IMHO) of pushing through youngsters and getting the older players out of the team.

Both Van Gaal and Cryuff seem more like figurehead (or 'philosophical' appointments) than true DOFs in the style that many on the continent have though. It's definitely a move away from the scouting and financial type of DOF that Comolli was, and that the likes of Monchi are/were.
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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2667 on: April 12, 2012, 10:30:50 PM »
BBC twats, probably similar to that Guardian stunt last season, media gobshites.

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2668 on: April 12, 2012, 10:31:28 PM »
"Comolli cut a relaxed figure, according to club insiders, and had set up meetings with players’ agents for next week as he looked to step up his search for a goal-scorer and a central defender."

From the Times

Replacing Carra?

central defender we have coates

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2669 on: April 12, 2012, 10:31:47 PM »
I'd like that.

Shit load of trophies to his name, big name, non nonsense man, knows his football.

Has he actually been at a club where he doesn't fight? And the thought of Cruyff being DOF is just crazy

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2670 on: April 12, 2012, 10:31:49 PM »
I'd like that.

Shit load of trophies to his name, big name, non nonsense man, knows his football.

Is it that simple though? He loves a fight apparently and you can imagine him sticking his nose in if tactics were used that he wasn't exactly fond of.

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2671 on: April 12, 2012, 10:31:51 PM »
Interesting that Barrett says Comolli was after a striker and a central defender? First one is a necessity, but thought we were ok with Agger, Skrtel and Coates next season plus Wilson and possibly Carra.

Guess that's why he got sacked then. Going after players in the wrong positions
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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2672 on: April 12, 2012, 10:31:57 PM »
Do people actually think that an appointment is going to be announced on the BBC?

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2673 on: April 12, 2012, 10:32:05 PM »
Interesting that Barrett says Comolli was after a striker and a central defender? First one is a necessity, but thought we were ok with Agger, Skrtel and Coates next season plus Wilson and possibly Carra.

Wilson isn't highly rated, Carra getting on and we'll be competing on 4 fronts, centre half is a necessity.

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2674 on: April 12, 2012, 10:32:05 PM »
"Comolli, 39, was left “stunned and devastated” by his sudden departure, according to friends. He insisted that he had been taken totally by surprise at FSG’s decision to dispense with his services 18 months after appointing him."

"The imminent departure of Brukner comes as no surprise as the Australian did not see eye to eye with Dalglish and his influence had waned as a result."

Hmm..

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2675 on: April 12, 2012, 10:32:16 PM »
Cruyff is a very interesting shout.  That would be fascinating to watch.

The more I think about it, the more I think that the description "very interesting" is a good thing.  If it weren't someone at the very top of the game, it wouldn't be that interesting.
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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2676 on: April 12, 2012, 10:32:27 PM »
Parrot will probably just end up repeating what's being said already.
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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2677 on: April 12, 2012, 10:32:41 PM »
Interesting that Barrett says Comolli was after a striker and a central defender? First one is a necessity, but thought we were ok with Agger, Skrtel and Coates next season plus Wilson and possibly Carra.

i would say we need another cb, wilson isn't good enough and he's nowere near first team action barely reserves?

and carra is not good enough anymore and defo needs replacing in the summer

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2678 on: April 12, 2012, 10:32:49 PM »
Tony Barrett's article in The Times tomorrow:

Sorry to stray, but why was he looking for a central defender?!

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Re: Comolli and Bruckner leave by mutual consent
« Reply #2679 on: April 12, 2012, 10:32:56 PM »
Van Gaal at Liverpool would cause murder... can´t see this happening.

But it looks like they are talking to the right people at the moment, the fact that van Gaal or Cruyff have been mentioned for sure is an indication for heading in the right direction.
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