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Breaking News John Still becomes Head of Football at SUFC

rigsby

Life President⭐
Joined
Oct 12, 2014
Messages
14,597
Why does everyone assume this guy is useless?
Until we know who was NOT signed following his recommendation I do not see how anyone can form an opinion as to his capabilities.
There is surely more to it than who joined the club over a period.

There are far more players who have turned us down than have signed in recent years......The further you go down the leagues and the lower the wages then other personal factors and recent club history have a bigger impact on who they sign for.

Same when players past their best years are offered a new contract......If your 3 targets in that position have said no, then your under pressure to keep what you have.
 

Benfleet Blue

First XI
Joined
Jan 30, 2004
Messages
552
Really so excited about this appointment.

Absolutely no one knows these leagues as well as John Still. He was great as a manager picked up some fantastic players and developed those that played under him. I really think he is a legend at this level and really see him as the final piece in the jigsaw knowing both Kevin and Darren really well.

An absolutely fantastic appointment.
 

flangejackrabbit

Reclusive rabbit
Joined
May 28, 2014
Messages
1,902
I have just read the John Still interview, and I have now gone from being overjoyed at this appointment to being slightly concerned.

He admits to being a Dagenham fan.

I can't recall the name of the poster and can't find the actual post, but someone on here warned us of the dangers of signing ex Dagenham players. It appears that they are all conditioned in some way to hate Southend.

Isn't it just as dangerous then to sign an ex Dagenham manager? For all we know, he could have been involved in the conditioning.
Because he's not on the pitch it's probably better - unable to score own goals that way.
 

united we stand

Life President⭐
Joined
Dec 4, 2008
Messages
7,144
Location
Wickford
Why does everyone assume this guy is useless?
Until we know who was NOT signed following his recommendation I do not see how anyone can form an opinion as to his capabilities.
There is surely more to it than who joined the club over a period.
You have to factor in the average SZ 5 stage thought process:

1.Assume the worst
2. Form a firm opinion based on rumour and assumptions ( sometimes made out to be facts).
3. Change opinion once facts become known and/or someone points out facts that were always available but you hadn’t bothered to research
OR
3.1 once it’s clear you are wrong repeat the same “facts” in another thread.
4 Apolgise and state that next time you won’t be so quick to jump to conclusions ( this one is optional and has a low take up rate)
5. Repeat the above on the next subject - including 4 as the reality is nothing was learnt from the last time
 

rayleighbluesandtwos

Centre Half
Joined
May 17, 2021
Messages
4
You have to factor in the average SZ 5 stage thought process:

1.Assume the worst
2. Form a firm opinion based on rumour and assumptions ( sometimes made out to be facts).
3. Change opinion once facts become known and/or someone points out facts that were always available but you hadn’t bothered to research
OR
3.1 once it’s clear you are wrong repeat the same “facts” in another thread.
4 Apolgise and state that next time you won’t be so quick to jump to conclusions ( this one is optional and has a low take up rate)
5. Repeat the above on the next subject - including 4 as the reality is nothing was learnt from the last time
100% this.
 
Joined
Jul 3, 2014
Messages
678
There are far more players who have turned us down than have signed in recent years......The further you go down the leagues and the lower the wages then other personal factors and recent club history have a bigger impact on who they sign for.

Same when players past their best years are offered a new contract......If your 3 targets in that position have said no, then your under pressure to keep what you have.
Or if you under embargo and cannot sign anyone.
It is never just one thing.
 
Joined
Jul 3, 2014
Messages
678
There are far more players who have turned us down than have signed in recent years......The further you go down the leagues and the lower the wages then other personal factors and recent club history have a bigger impact on who they sign for.

Same when players past their best years are offered a new contract......If your 3 targets in that position have said no, then your under pressure to keep what you have.
Or if you under embargo and cannot sign anyone.
It is never just one thing.
And I should have said I accept and endorse your post.
 
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