(HC) Xisco Munoz

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by The Recluse, Dec 18, 2020.

  1. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    He reminds me a bit of How happy Fessi always was. And looks like him as well. I think they have snuck him back in by another name.

    for that reason I’m Team The Kid
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  2. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    I liked the bit in the interview where Emma asked him about his choice of formation/line up and he basically said "people at the club told me which line up to use"
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  3. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Where 'people' = Deeney and Gray?
  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    No wonder the new man is popular - even let Ben in the dressing room with his Go pro!

  5. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    He’s going to be like that teacher who’d think he’d win the class over by acting like he was mates with everybody.

    For a few weeks, it would work well, minor indiscretions being ignored.

    Eventually the students push things too far, so the teacher responds with unreasonable harshness to minor issues in an attempt to wrestle back control.

    It has the opposite effect, and creates a wedge between all stakeholders.

    Trust is destroyed, replaced by a sense of betrayal.

    It all goes to ****.

    Pulis is appointed.
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  6. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    But how do their GCSEs go?
  7. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player


    I would not be suprised if Xisco never picks a team.
  8. Knows the league. Could do a job.
  9. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Haha. Really?
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  10. YellowKicks

    YellowKicks Squad Player

    This bit genuinely terrified me. So far it all seems to be talk of enjoyment, players giving the maximum and silly songs in the dressing room. That’s all well and good for now but you’d think any half decent manager would be picking their own tactics/formations regardless of how new they are.

    This isn’t a knock on Xisco by the way, just a ******* mental way to run a football club.
  11. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    Questions asked at 13:30, response straight after

    Could always be a language barrier/misunderstanding issue but on the face of it, sounds like they’ve hired a cheerleader for the dressing room whilst the tactics are done by others...
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  12. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    They’ll be re-taking next year.
  13. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Well, exactly. The owners have clearly gone and got in someone who's just happy to have something to keep him busy.

    They have got their ultimate 'YES' man and for a few weeks, the players who got Javi, Quique, Nige and Ivic sacked are sure to give some effort, as we saw against Norwich, but it can't last.

    You can't run a club this way without a reckoning and ours is just around the corner.
  14. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    The only possibility is that this was a one off as it was his first game and too short notice to get to grips with the make up of his squad and the best way to use it.

    I doubt it though.
  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Maybe he meant coaches ..

    And dare I say senior players!

    I mean it worked .
  16. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

  17. nascot

    nascot First Team

    The Pozzo way. Manager is too matey with players, they comment on how relaxed he makes everything but they take the piss, discipline plummets; manager is replaced by disciplinarian, players comment on how he's sorted out the piss taking and that everyone is focused, eventually the players have enough of being told what to do and start to down tools; manager is replaced by someone who's all smiles and the cycle continues.
  18. lm_wfc

    lm_wfc Squad Player

    Gino is like a desperate single in his 40s trying to find someone to settle down with and just having a massive rebound every 4 months when it goes wrong
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  19. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    This is from our head coach on Twitter today:

  20. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    I'd say that summary is lacking a fair bit of nuance based on what he said.

    My take was that he came in and the staff already in place gave him a lot of info on the squad. Too much info, in fact, for him to get through before the first game.

    Given that he couldn't review the info in time he consulted those who were already at the club on the best way to go for the initial game.

    That's not being told what to do, that's sensible management 101 right there.
  21. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    When I saw that, I found it cringeworthy and false. I'm not alone, am I?
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  22. rochdale away

    rochdale away Reservist

    Maybe, however maybe it might be the way future head coaches go? Now we are in an era where player power is king having a head coach who can keep them happy, apply tactics/way of play to suit the players is the way to go.
    I agree that Xisco is a massive punt but look at the alternatives? Whether we like it or not football is evolving very quickly. Maybe just maybe Gino is ahead of the game?
  23. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Nah....he's new. It's like the first day at school. New pencil case, all pencils sharp, crisp white shirt, new tie and blazer, shoes shiny and enthusiasm is through the roof.

    By the end of next month, he'll stop posting. I remember Boothroyd was the same. In those days he was sending out emails to fans once a month telling us all what he's been up to, but that soon stopped when he got bored and the novelty wore off.
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  24. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

  25. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

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  26. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Why hit it with a stick when you could miss it's backside with a banjo?
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  27. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Once the ball goes in off that backside we'll be storming our way to promotion, though.
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  28. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    Whilst Gray has been a donut regarding certain off pitch activities, there is nothing that suggests to me that he has been a formation and tactical guru, or got the managers the sack.
  29. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    He’s already done that with the would be own goal against Coventry brushing his shin on the way into the net.

    Didn’t fire any form whatsoever unfortunately.
  30. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

  31. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    If the boss asks senior players who should start, he's still going to say 'me!'
  32. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Hmmm. With that perspective on corners could we get Mullered by Swansea?
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  33. Obviously a leaked reference to Gray's new £150k/week new 5 year deal.
  34. Laughed so much my sides yoghurt.
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  35. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

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