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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Another name to throw in the mix is Ben Smith who is working with Rush at Brighton and has done his badges. Ben as manager and either Harold or Bulman as his side kick.


Let's be realistic. Ben is U16 coach at Brighton and apart from Saturday's stand in job those three don't have any league experience between them.


Ben Smith has already said on Twitter it's too early for him
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest there doesn't really seem to be a standout candidate who both has enough experience and also has a connection with the club. I like the owner's general idea, but think it'd be better to appoint a proper manager with experience who can lead for now, and have a Bulman and/or Harrold on the coaching staff to mentor into the role over the next 2/3 years. I think we found with Drummy that you can have all the coaching credentials on your CV, but a lack of experience of this level can leave you getting found out quite harshly.

That's where someone like JFH would be perfect. He'd only expect to be here for a year or two before a bigger club comes in for him again, and by then someone like Bulman might be ready to step up.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if Bulman is interested because his name keeps getting mention but if he is not interested then we are wasting our time.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does anyone know if Bulman is interested because his name keeps getting mention but if he is not interested then we are wasting our time.


Not sure he's even indicated he wants to be a coach, it's just one of those things that makes sense in our heads Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadfield Dave wrote:
trev wrote:
Does anyone know if Bulman is interested because his name keeps getting mention but if he is not interested then we are wasting our time.


Not sure he's even indicated he wants to be a coach, it's just one of those things that makes sense in our heads Laughing

I wouldn't mind getting a decent season out of him playing in our midfield, he's never lacked fitness, anything else is a bonus.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thad wrote:
Broadfield Dave wrote:
trev wrote:
Does anyone know if Bulman is interested because his name keeps getting mention but if he is not interested then we are wasting our time.


Not sure he's even indicated he wants to be a coach, it's just one of those things that makes sense in our heads Laughing

I wouldn't mind getting a decent season out of him playing in our midfield, he's never lacked fitness, anything else is a bonus.


Definitely. First thought when he was released was sign him up. Didn't realise he's 38, but then he's played 44 games for the Wombles this season so obviously his fitness isn't an issue.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadfield Dave wrote:
thad wrote:
Broadfield Dave wrote:
trev wrote:
Does anyone know if Bulman is interested because his name keeps getting mention but if he is not interested then we are wasting our time.


Not sure he's even indicated he wants to be a coach, it's just one of those things that makes sense in our heads Laughing

I wouldn't mind getting a decent season out of him playing in our midfield, he's never lacked fitness, anything else is a bonus.


Definitely. First thought when he was released was sign him up. Didn't realise he's 38, but then he's played 44 games for the Wombles this season so obviously his fitness isn't an issue.

He was a bit Jan Molbyesque by all accounts - a move to some form of player/management role might be something worth approaching him on. He must be thinking of what comes after his playing career. If you don't ask you don't get...
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thad wrote:
Broadfield Dave wrote:
trev wrote:
Does anyone know if Bulman is interested because his name keeps getting mention but if he is not interested then we are wasting our time.


Not sure he's even indicated he wants to be a coach, it's just one of those things that makes sense in our heads Laughing

I wouldn't mind getting a decent season out of him playing in our midfield, he's never lacked fitness, anything else is a bonus.

Exactly. Get him in as player-coach. Our midfielders could learn a lot from him, and I'm sure everyone would be happy for Dannie to get plenty of game time. We'd be infinitely better with Bulman in the team. Whether he'd want to come back here is anyone's guess. As for the new manager, I wouldn't mind Hasselbaink getting the gig.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know we can all cast our minds back to Bully charging round the broad field he is fit but I watched Wimbledon twice last season and its not the Buleman we remember.


No issue with him joining the club but its not realistic as a player he will be 39 in Jan.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crawley69 wrote:
I know we can all cast our minds back to Bully charging round the broad field he is fit but I watched Wimbledon twice last season and its not the Buleman we remember.


No issue with him joining the club but its not realistic as a player he will be 39 in Jan.


Irrespective of age, if you're good enough, then you're old enough!


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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crawley69 wrote:
I know we can all cast our minds back to Bully charging round the broad field he is fit but I watched Wimbledon twice last season and its not the Buleman we remember.


No issue with him joining the club but its not realistic as a player he will be 39 in Jan.

Don't talk rubbish. He's just played a season in L1, but you don't think he's good enough for a team barely avoiding relegation in L2? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NorthgateRed wrote:
Crawley69 wrote:
I know we can all cast our minds back to Bully charging round the broad field he is fit but I watched Wimbledon twice last season and its not the Buleman we remember.


No issue with him joining the club but its not realistic as a player he will be 39 in Jan.

Don't talk rubbish. He's just played a season in L1, but you don't think he's good enough for a team barely avoiding relegation in L2? Rolling Eyes


I must say I am not convinced either. I would be looking for someone younger that we might be able to build around for the next 2/3 years.

He may have just played a L1 season, however presumably AFC think he won't manage another which is why he has been let go. Plus it's not just 'good enough', it's also fit enough, and the pace of L2 isn't much different to L1.

As player/coach, that is a different thing, but someone at CTFC told me Saturday that wasn't on the agenda. It must have been looked into as I was also told Bully doesn't have any coaching badges.

I know Bully was a good player for us but I would be quite alarmed if we thought someone 39 in January was really the right way forward.

Is Jamie Cureton still available?
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dougie Freeman seen in Town centre yesterday and today.....
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon wrote:
NorthgateRed wrote:
Crawley69 wrote:
I know we can all cast our minds back to Bully charging round the broad field he is fit but I watched Wimbledon twice last season and its not the Buleman we remember.


No issue with him joining the club but its not realistic as a player he will be 39 in Jan.

Don't talk rubbish. He's just played a season in L1, but you don't think he's good enough for a team barely avoiding relegation in L2? Rolling Eyes


I must say I am not convinced either. I would be looking for someone younger that we might be able to build around for the next 2/3 years.

He may have just played a L1 season, however presumably AFC think he won't manage another which is why he has been let go. Plus it's not just 'good enough', it's also fit enough, and the pace of L2 isn't much different to L1.

As player/coach, that is a different thing, but someone at CTFC told me Saturday that wasn't on the agenda. It must have been looked into as I was also told Bully doesn't have any coaching badges.

I know Bully was a good player for us but I would be quite alarmed if we thought someone 39 in January was really the right way forward.

Is Jamie Cureton still available?

I've been talking - it's all hypothetical of course - about how I think he would be great for us as a player coach. He knows the club, the fans love him, and although at 39 fitness might become an issue he is still a better midfielder than those we have at the moment. We'd get games out of him, the midfielders would learn from him - it's not the future but it is something that could work in the short term.

Morris started this season as goalkeeping coach, and 3rd choice, and ended it as our player of the season. There's no harm getting some experienced guys in as player coaches. We could take up the option on Harrold, have him as striker coach (apart from Collins, how many of our other players actually shoot when they get the chance, as opposed to looking to pass?) and he could be an option off the bench if/when he's fit.

These are all players in their 30s that know the game, and the demands of L2, and are all popular with the fans. For next season it could work. As stated, Bulman might not want to come back here so it's speculation there.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harrold coaching strikers on goal scoring,what is his goal ratio?Some on this forum seem forever keen to have ex players back but I'm not convinced that the returnee's this season Connelly,Yorwerth and Murphy have been much of a success.
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