Pearson out

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Moose, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I might not have time to post this over the weekend, so ticking this off the list now.

    I’m expecting this to be a good 80 page thread before he departs early March 2020.
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  2. Abso

    Abso First Year Pro

    Terrible appointment if it happens. Can only imagine they are resigned to relegation and see him as a promotion chasing chumpionship manager.

    FOXINPEACE Academy Graduate

    Kept us up with a side that had only just come up and we were in a worse position than you are now. If you give him time I think you'll change your opinion on him
  4. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    People say he was terrible but wasnt he the one who made Leicester good and built the squad that enabled another manager to come in and get them to win the league?

    Underated I reckon

    If only we had a resident Leicester expert who could come on here and tell us how it was
  5. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    My fear is Fox, he kicked it off with you boys, but doesn't seem to have done anything since?
  6. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    If we're only shopping in the 'until the end of the season' market then given our league position we're not going to have lots of takers. It's going to be out of work managers who have little to lose by taking the job.
  7. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    To the Leicester fans on here, what can you tell us about the style and formation he played?
  8. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Cue Filbert
  9. We need more discussion about the African Ostrich in British sport. Therefore it’s a yes from me.
  10. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    As was pointed out by @miked2006 , I was soft on Quique and embarrassed accordingly. I'm getting in on the ground level again. GET THIS **** OUT!
  11. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Someone said it was some italian chap at leicester who told pearson what formations to play during their "great escape", and did all their training sessions.

    Why the hell dont we just get him in ffs.
  12. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

  13. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    same meat, different gravy
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  14. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    **** I should have just typed swarthy
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  15. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Like he'll get to March..
  16. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Heard rumours his son goes on holiday with Bas.
  17. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I don't mind if he Marches around the stadium after saving us from the drop!
  18. reids

    reids Squad Player


    Will lose us points by fielding too many loan players fml.
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  19. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I think a couple of fellow Leicester fans have gone waaaay way way over the top with their praise of Nige.

    He was a brilliant manager for us and I really do hope he gets the Watford job and keeps you up. He also made some terrible judgement calls off the pitch, several of which would have cost any other manager his job and he was lucky not to derail his team further in the process. Sticking by his talentless son who had spent three years stealing a living in our reserves, eventually dragging the club’s name through the mud with his part in the ‘racist orgy’, was a particular low point for Nige.

    He wasn’t faultless on the pitch either but when he gets everything the way he likes it the results speak for themselves really. I just wonder if he’s too hard to work with at this level.
  20. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    I'm not too bothered by a manager with anger issues, as long as he can keep it together on the pitch where it matters.

    Which Pearson can and Pardew clearly can't, which must surely explain why the latter's teams do well for a year or so and then get into a rut of bad form which he can't get them out of.
  21. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    You have to enjoy the football rollercoaster though. Who at the start of the season would have thought Mourinho in charge of Spurs by the end of November?

    If you’d have suggested Nigel Pearson at the start of the season I’d have whistled a variation on Jeff Wayne’s ‘War of the Worlds’ the chances of anything...are a million to one...
  22. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    That Cambiasso bloke knows nothing m8.
  23. Abso

    Abso First Year Pro

    Bryan Robson kept the Baggies up from an even worse position and he too was a terrible manager. Derby didn't want him and no one else has rushed for him, i think that tells us more than his good effort for you guys. Not saying he didn't do well for you, my fear would be he is a manager who has one place he does well and fails at all the others. McClaren at Boro, Curbishley at Charlton, Moyes at Everton etc
  24. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Wasn't he the one involved in a bit of a punch up on the touchline once?

    If so, he showed more passion in that one minute than our coaches show over a season (if they last that long).
  25. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    A Palace player skidded off the pitch into Nige and they ended up in a heap. Nige then started throttling him with a maniacal look on his face. I think he tried to pass it off as a joke because the player, James McArthur had turned us down that summer. ******* weird thing to do though.
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  26. Oscar calling

    Oscar calling Squad Player

    Somewhat of an insult to Mullins to be replaced by this useless individual.

    FOXINPEACE Academy Graduate

    You could well be right but if he gets it right he could set you up for years of success. It is a gamble but looking at some of the other names on the list I wouldn't dismiss him completely. Either way I hope you get it right, I like Watford
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    FOXINPEACE Academy Graduate

    This is true. I think he'd be a better appointment if you were to be relegated. I'd say he's more of a manager that likes a project. I don't think some of your players will like the rocket he'd put up them. I reckon Deeney would love him
  29. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

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  30. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Well that sort of behaviour may be tolerated in the East Midlands but it is completely unacceptable at our club.

  31. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    If this managerial appointment happens, it is an extremely high risk, left field, last spin of the wheel at the casino when you have your last £100 in your pocket & you haven't even paid the mortgage yet.

    However, I feel that's exactly what's needed now & we would need something that outrageous, mad & crazy, so in that absurd way I will be fully supporting Pearson if it turns out to be the case. It's the very last hope at the 11th hour. This is on the scale of a Winston Churchill moment for the club.

    We will fight them at the Vicarage, on the High St & in the pond.
  32. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    West Brom were in a pretty similar position to Leicester before they picked up just enough form to survive. The difference was that they stayed up not through any great run of form but just by being slightly less **** than three awful sides and they stayed up with just 34 points, which I believe remains a record for the lowest points tally to stay in the Premier League with, whereas Leicester won seven and drew one of their final nine games to stay up with something to spare. And Robson proved himself to be a crap manager if there was any doubt by taking them down the following season and getting the boot a few months later. Pearson probably wouldn't have come close to winning the league had Leicester kept him on but there's no way they would have been remotely near the drop zone under him, there's no comparison.

    And sorry to be pedantic, but Moyes also did well at Preston before Everton, not that I'd want him. Curbishley only managed one club apart from Charlton and actually did quite well in his first season at West Ham, achieving a miracle survival. He did OK in his second season but like with most seasons at Charlton tailed off badly after reaching 40 points, but I think his heart wasn't really in it anymore. I always thought he would be a good manager at Watford, but I think he's pretty much retired from management now.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2019
  33. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    We need to be slightly less **** than 3 teams.
    Norwich maybe. Southampton maybe

    who else ?
  34. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    Bournemouth and maybe Burnley look like being the only other clubs we can catch.
  35. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Do one you mug!

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