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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The managerial merry-go-round
Last post by jp -
When did appointing a caretaker manager in December for more than half a season become a thing?

And what are the chances of Solskjaer being fired before the end of his caretaker contract?

Presumably they've been planning to sack JM for a while, have several targets lined up, and at least one of those will be OOC, or starting the final year of a contract, come the summer. The new manager will be given a chance to identify what players he wants in and out before the summer transfer window, and before he is appointed. In addition the club probably wants to decide how much dead wood to chop out of its massive wage bill.

Solskaer is a cheap sop to the fans and given they can't be relegated or win anything, it's not risky.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Rounders and heavily armoured rugby
Last post by tricky -
I am not a murderball specialist, but I think I can have a pop on general knowledge.

The pro bowl, I believe, is sort of an actual game between a bunch of "players of the season" who are not involved in the superbowl.

A rookie is someone in their first professional year.

The draft systems is where teams have the opportunity to pick players available (from college?), so the most sought after players are 'drafted' by team in an order determined by how crap the teams are, or whether they have 'traded' draft picks when transferring players. If you are not 'drafted' you are not one of the sought after players that year - you are out of contract and try out for a place on a team (or teams) roster.

So if you put it all together, this bloke is the first attacking player, in his first year as a professional, who was not highly rated at the start of the season, judged to be one of the players of the season in his position.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
Last post by jp -
Too right, what a shower of sh!t - May is stuck in a mess at least partly of her own making and whilst all this is going on, what does Jezza do? Table a meaningless "we don't like you" vote in the Prime Minister


Magic Grandpa is playing a long game. People who can't see invisible clothes wouldn't understand his strategy.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
Last post by Lessred -
Too right, what a shower of sh!t - May is stuck in a mess at least partly of her own making and whilst all this is going on, what does Jezza do? Table a meaningless "we don't like you" vote in the Prime Minister